‘Iron Fist’ star Jessica Henwick gives the ‘Iron Gist’ on the Netflix series

“It was a hard decision to make to join the show. Not because of the material or anything,” she said. I’m an actor. It’s been a few weeks since the last member of The Defenders was introduced to audiences, but Iron Fist star Jessica Henwick is giving those who haven’t seen the Netflix series a friendly viewer guide with the “Iron Gist.”
Henwick appeared on Entertainment Weekly: The Show to answer some of the burning questions about the Marvel superhero series, including about her character, the katana-toting Colleen Wing. During a previous interview on the show, Henwick weighed in on the controversy regarding the decision to cast Finn Jones as the titular hero. “Colleen doesn’t have superpowers, she’s just really badass,” she quipped. Catch the full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now, on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. “But   I’m part of the Asian community. Show Full Article If anyone understands the conversation, it’s me. I’m Asian. I’ve lived and breathed it.”
The entire first season of Iron Fist is currently streaming on Netflix.

‘Girls’: Comedic actresses gather to gush about Lena Dunham

“That zaftig presence is revered in a lot of cultures. It’s literally taboo to be comfortable with yourself.”
That’s a sentiment stand-up comedian Judy Gold also shares as well. “How many fat guys with hot wives are on television?” she asks the panel. As   Girls prepares to wrap its final season, fans are looking back on all the things they love about the HBO series. [But] not here in the United States, and culture’s rooted in entertainment.”
Search Party actress Meredith Hanger agrees: “That’s what’s crazy to me. But according to   Entertainment Weekly: The Show‘s expert panel there’s one thing, in particular, appreciate about the show: creator Lena Dunham herself. Catch the   full episode of   Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available   here   and on the new   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). “It all started with   The Honeymooners.”
Watch the clip above. “She represents a whole other culture of women,” MTV’s   Girl Code star Jessimae Peluso tells host Lola Ogunnaike. Show Full Article Download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile, and web devices.

Rainn Wilson launches apparel charity campaign to help girls in Haiti

Kathryn Adams in response to the challenges they witnessed girls facing in Haiti following the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. See Wilson modeling a Beets T-shirt (and mug), and watch the video for more information about   LIDÈ Haiti, above. The Office actor has partnered with the social merchandising platform Represent to release a limited edition apparel charity campaign named “Beets.” The net proceeds will go to Wilson’s foundation, LIDÈ Haiti,   an educational initiative that uses the arts and literacy to build resiliency and empower adolescent girls in rural Haiti, helping them to transition into academic or vocational education. All items are available exclusively from the Represent website until April 26. Past celebrities who have teamed up with Represent include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Ferrell, Ronda Rousey, and Jennifer Lopez. Rainn Wilson is launching a campaign to help at-risk girls in Haiti. Represent
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VH1 renews ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ for season 10, orders Ricky Martin reality series

PROD. MARTHA & SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY (season two)
October 2017
“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party” returns for a second helping of food and fun featuring Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hosting more weekly dinner parties with their famous celebrity friends. Between the new personalities, major life challenges and old resentments, the cast hits the floor ready for drama. CO:   Renegade
COUNT:   8
RETURNING HITS  
BASKETBALL WIVES (season six)
April 17, 2017
Following the lives of a group of women with relationships to some of the biggest basketball players in the game, VH1’s hit series returns   with a vengeance as several new faces and Basketball Wives original   Evelyn Lozada   join   LA season veterans Tami Roman,   Jackie Christie, Malaysia   Pargo and Shaunie O’Neal. With more than 85 million albums sold worldwide, 95 platinum records, and sold-out concerts in over 100 countries, Ricky Martin is truly an international icon.   Over 100 fierce and brave queens have battled for the crown and title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar” and the series’ tenth season is positioned to be its biggest eleganza extravaganza ever! PROD. Lance Bass also takes the reins of ’90s House (Aug. PROD.   But behind the scenes, it’s even juicier — a backstage world filled with power struggles, diva fits, and steamy affairs. PROD. CO: 495 Productions
COUNT: 20
HIP HOP SQUARES (season two)
Fall 2017
Hosted by   DeRay Davis   and executive produced by   Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz, the series features the biggest names in hip hop, comedy and entertainment as they come to play and stay to party, match wits and test their pop culture knowledge with the superstar squares.   “Dear Mama” honors mothers with celebrity guests paying tribute to the women who have shaped their success.   Hosted by   Lance Bass and full of cameos from the 90’s most   beloved celebrities. There’s never been a coaching job so hectic, heartfelt, and fun. RELATED: The 25 Best TV Characters in the Past 25 Years
New shows joining the VH1 family include a currently untitled Ricky Martin docuseries (June), a “never been seen account of one of the most private and guarded global superstars of our time” that examines the worldwide pop star’s personal and professional life during his Las Vegas residency, and the scripted dramedy   Daytime Divas   (based on former View cohost Star Jones’ novel Satan’s Sisters), starring Vanessa Williams as the head of an all-female talk show where sparks —   and claws —   fly on and off the set. CO: 51 Minds
BALLER WIVES (working title)
August   2017
From the sidelines to the social   frontlines, this is the world where relationships are complicated and the competition is thick. PROD. PROD. CO: Sony Pictures Television
COUNT: 10  
RICKY MARTIN PROJECT (title TBD)
June 2017
A revealing, never been seen account of one of the most private and guarded global superstars of our time. PROD. PROD. CO: 51 Minds
COUNT:   6
DEAR MAMA (second annual)
May 8, 2017
Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee Anthony Anderson returns to host this fan favorite event with television personality La La Anthony. In each episode, Martha and Snoop put a personal spin on dishes for a   themed meal. RuPaul’s Drag Race:   Shantay, you stay. 16), a reality show about “what happens when a   super connected cast has to unplug and live in the most rad decade ever” without modern technology. The pressure is on and the hustle is real for this close-knit group of friends who are trying to make it in one of the roughest cities in America. PROD. Inspired by the book Satan’s Sisters… A Novel of Fiction by Star Jones, television personality, lawyer and journalist. From Hip Hop’s pioneers like Public Enemy and Tupac Shakur to Def Jam Records and Russell Simmons, VH1 has honored hip hop from its origins through the numerous phases of its musical evolution. & TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE (sixth and final season)
April 17, 2017
The final season of “T.I & Tiny:   The Family Hustle,” marks the end of an era for the lovable first family of VH1 while celebrating a television milestone with 100 episodes. In this reality fright fest,   ten   famous people will move in,   but only one will make it out alive. CO: Big Fish Entertainment
COUNT 18
LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD (season four)
July 17, 2017
Cable’s #1 franchise returns with perennial fan favorites and a slew of new players ready to take over Tinseltown. CO:   Shed Media
COUNT:   6
‘90s HOUSE
August 16, 2017
What happens when a   super connected cast has to unplug and live in the most rad decade ever? “Black Ink Crew: Chicago,” explodes with more drama, more heat, and sexier tattoos than ever before. CO:   Jesse Collins Entertainment
COUNT: 20
SHAUNIE’S HOME COURT
Fall 2017
Single mom in charge and “Basketball Wives” powerhouse Shaunie O’Neal gives us a personal, unexpected look at what it takes to get her team of five kids off the bench and into the game of life. Among a slew of other pickup and renewal announcements, VH1 revealed Thursday it has ordered a   tenth   season of the Emmy-winning reality competition series, which is currently eyeing a March 2018 premiere date for what a press release   promises to be the show’s “biggest eleganza extravaganza ever.”
Other returning titles include America’s Next Top Model (December), Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (October),   Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood (July 17),   Dear Mama (May 8), and   Basketball Wives,   which launches its sixth season Monday,   April 17 alongside   the final edition of T.I. CO: 10×10
COUNT: 14
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE (season ten)
March 2018
The Emmy® Award-winning hit series has delivered nine seasons of can’t-miss lip sync showdowns, pushed the boundaries of creativity to new levels,   and showcased the art of drag to millions of new fans around world. Watch as they say goodbye to the fans who have tuned in to see their family grow over the last five seasons. All eyes are on these Miami based pro athletes and their wives as they navigate the waters of love, family, business, and balling in the hottest city around.   No smart   phones, Wi-Fi or GPS allowed in this house but tons of the flyest fun, fashion and pop culture moments will be rebooted back to reality. CO: World of Wonder
COUNT: TBD

Show Full Article & Tiny: The Family Hustle. NEW SERIES
DAYTIME DIVAS
June 5, 2017
Every weekday at noon, Maxine (Vanessa Williams), Mo (Tichina Arnold), Heather (Fiona Gubelmann), Kibby (Chloe Bridges), and Nina (Camille Guaty)—hosts of “The Lunch Hour,” the long-running women’s talk show—gather around the table to discuss life, love, politics, and juicy gossip. “From Martha & Snoop to Hip Hop Squares, VH1 is where pop culture comes to party.”
Per a press release, check out VH1’s full list of new and returning series below. CO:   Jesse Collins Entertainment
BLACK INK CREW: CHICAGO (season three)
May 24, 2017
In the midst of Chicago’s brutal winter, 9 Mag’s owner, Ryan Henry, struggles with the emerging egos and volatile differences among the 9 Mag family, while still fighting to stay on top in the tattoo game. The project will draw on his Vegas residence to illustrate his broader, fascinating, and inspiring journey from every pivotal era in his career to the most defining roles of his life. PROD. CO:   Superdelicious
COUNT:   8
SCARED FAMOUS  
October 2017
The frightening and hilarious tale of   ten   celebs who have   bravely   agreed to move into one of the   spookiest   mansions in America. PROD. CO: Shed Media
COUNT:   16
T.I. PROD. “VH1 is leading the industry in growth and our new expansive slate will continue to fuel this trajectory,” Chris McCarthy, president of VH1, MTV, and Logo, said via statement. CO:   Eastern TV
COUNT: 14
HIP HOP   HONORS (ninth)
August 2017
Since its inception in 2004,   this tentpole event   has recognized the luminaries who broke new ground and propelled the genre into the cultural phenomenon it has become. CO: Maverick
COUNT: 8
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL (cycle 24)
December 2017
Get ready to work the runway as Tyra Banks returns to host the longest running fashion TV series in history. PROD. PROD.   Over   eight episodes, they   face terror and   chilling challenges inspired by the iconic movies that make you scream. PROD.

Chewbacca actor pokes fun at Harrison Ford’s flying skills

Star Wars Celebration, which is part of the 40th-anniversary celebration of the film franchise, continues through Sunday. Though Chewbacca will likely be flying solo (or rather, without Solo) in the upcoming   Star Wars: The Last Jedi,   perhaps Ford should take Mayhew up on his offer. After all, he is the best co-pilot in the galaxy. 13th incident   in which Ford   flew his private plane close to a jetliner containing 110 passengers. Always available if he needs a copilot.. Laugh it up, fuzzball. pic.twitter.com/dBuQEmHbSg
— Peter Mayhew (@TheWookieeRoars) April 13, 2017

Mayhew was referencing a Feb. Following the incident, the Federal Aviation Administration investigated Ford, but it was determined that no penalties were warranted. but I’d love to help out a little with those landings. hell of a pilot.. Han Solo and Chewbacca reunited Thursday at the first day of the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida, and Peter Mayhew, who has played Chewbacca in five   Star Wars   films, wasted no time taking the opportunity to rib his costar of 40 years, Harrison Ford. Ford mistakenly landed in a taxiway instead of the runway at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California. There had been some speculation that he might lose his pilot’s license prior to the conclusion of the investigation. but I'd love to help out a little with those landings. Always available if he needs a copilot..”

Lovely seeing my buddy.. Show Full Article hell of a pilot.. Along with a photo of himself and Ford, Mayhew wrote in a playful tweet, “Lovely seeing my buddy.. The actor known for playing cocksure, ace pilot Han Solo has seen his share of aircraft related drama, sustaining serious injuries in a 2015 crash   and suffering a broken leg on a set of the Millennium Falcon while shooting   Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

‘Orphan Black’: The fight is on in final season trailer

Show Full Article Watch the trailer above. Now, we fight.”
As the series comes to a close, Sarah and her sister clones   will inch closer to the conspiracy that created them and the man behind it — the mysterious Westmoreland. “From the very start, they hunted us, controlled us, used us, betrayed us,” the clones (Tatiana Maslany) declare. “It’s a character that we had in mind for a long time, kind of going to our Dr. “But they could not break us. “You think of the most evil patriarch figure,” co-creator Graeme Manson teased at last month’s PaleyFest. ET. Moreau.”

Orphan Black, which also stars Jordan Gavaris and Kristian Bruun, returns to BBC America for its final season on June 10 at 10 p.m. The sestras are fighting back in the Orphan Black fifth and final season trailer.

Demi Lovato and Sleigh Bells settle copyright infringement case

EW has also reached out to Lovato’s team for comment. Last August, noise-rock duo Sleigh Bells sued Demi Lovato for copyright infringement on the grounds that the pop singer had used elements of their 2010 single “Infinity Guitars” for her 2015 song “Stars.” The Hollywood Reporter   now   reports that the parties have settled the case. According to the   Reporter, court papers were filed Wednesday morning noting the settlement; both sides are “memorializing terms, which were not disclosed.”
Representatives for Sleigh Bells provided no additional comment. Sleigh Bells’ Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss first accused Lovato of infringement in November 2015, shortly after the release of her album   Confident, on which “Stars” was a bonus track. After Lovato’s team denied the allegation, Sleigh Bells filed their suit in August noting that the “sonic qualities of portions of ‘Infinity Guitars’ and ‘Stars’ are substantially similar.”

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Daniel Craig dropped in on the stars of ‘Archer’

Talk about ultimate espionage approval. If Agent 007 digs you, then you must be cool. And Daniel Craig is such a big fan of Archer that he dropped by the studio where the show   comes to life. Show Full Article Download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile, and web devices. Can he come and see how it’s made?’ And they had a day with James Bond!”
Jessica Walter, otherwise   known as Malory Archer, chimed in, “I wish I’d been there.” When asked whether or not she would have made him a signature martini, she continued in an absolute deadpan, “Anything he wanted, he could have from me.”
Watch the clip above for the anecdote, and catch this full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available here and on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Lucky Yates, who voices Doctor Krieger, was quick to answer when Entertainment Weekly: The Show   host Lola Ogunnaike asked the   Archer   cast what some of their other favorite pop culture spies might be (other than Archer himself, of course): “They got a phone call, just one day, and they’re like, ‘Daniel Craig’s in town shooting, and he’s a huge Archer fan.

See photos of ‘Teen Wolf’ star Tyler Posey on the ‘Jane the Virgin’ set

#JaneTheVirgin pic.twitter.com/f3xlNYZnrv
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) April 13, 2017

Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9 p.m. Earlier this month it was announced that Posey booked an arc in the Jane season finale and will continue into next season. Rodriguez has posted several photos to social media, and one thing’s for certain: Posey’s not in Beacon Hills anymore. #JaneTheVirgin #seasonfinale pic.twitter.com/trXfv2apMz
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) April 6, 2017

When Jane met Adam. The fam. ET on The CW. Show Full Article Posey is set to play Adam, a man from Jane’s past, and thanks to star Gina Rodriguez, we’re getting a look at Posey’s time on set. Us. Teen Wolf still has one season left to air, but Tyler Posey has already found a new home — on the set of Jane the Virgin.

‘Imaginary Mary’ star Jenna Elfman reflects on her favorite roles

…   They just remember my big Scott Baio speech.”
The   movie   EDtv, meanwhile, was marked   for perks and pitfalls. “I always have to clarify that because nobody really knows what I was. The two things that were most memorable, Elfman said, were “making out with Matthew McConaughey daily — that was fun,” but also   dealing with the consequences of Woody Harrelson’s diet. In her new ABC series Imaginary Mary, Jenna Elfman   plays an   independent career woman whose imaginary childhood friend   reappears   just as she starts dating   a single dad. “You know Woody eats raw food, he’s like a real health nut, and it made him have gas a lot.”
Watch the video above for more anecdotes. “That was like five excellent years of my life,” Elfman   said —   except perhaps   for the equestrian-themed episode during which she was thrown from a giant horse and nearly trampled. “I was a stripper, but it was Halloween, so I was dressed like an angel,” Elfman explained. Catch this full episode of   Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available   here   and on the new   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). First up was her breakthrough role in the sitcom Dharma & Greg. Show Full Article Download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile, and web devices. “It was wild.”
Another notable credit was the 1998 teen comedy Can’t Hardly Wait:   Elfman   made   a big impression   with her single   scene, even   if fans of the movie don’t always recollect   the finer points. It’s the latest in a series of memorably off-kilter roles for the veteran actress, and during a recent episode of   Entertainment Weekly: The Show, she   looked back at some of her personal favorites.

Regina King on overcoming the pitfalls of child stardom

“And she was a teacher,” she   added, saying that they called her “Yoda” because of her   “Jedi-mind tricks.”
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While she got, and preferred, “whoopings,” her mom didn’t want to let her off so easily. It’s no secret that the road to adulthood from   child stardom is   rarely a smooth one. So how did she avoid the very public pitfalls that so many child stars fall victim to? “I’ve got a momma, you know, not a mother, a momma,” King laughed, recounting her early career during a visit to   Entertainment Weekly: The Show. “She would do things like make us write a paper about   it … and actually, you know, grade us on it, and if it wasn’t right, would send us back to the lab and make corrections.”
King concluded, “I feel like those little things, they stick with you.”
American Crime   airs Sundays at 10 p.m. Show Full Article But Emmy-winner, Regina King (American Crime,   The Leftovers) didn’t get where she is by following   the pack. ET on ABC. Catch more of Regina King   in the full episode of Entertainment Weekly: The Show, available now on the new People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. Once she realized King preferred spankings — “because after it happened, it was done,” she says — her mother changed it up.

Try not to cry: ‘Star Wars’ tribute to Carrie Fisher reveals never-seen footage of Princess Leia

Latest updates Star Wars Celebration, a   convention   that strictly caters   to the fans of a galaxy far, far away,   will launch in Orlando, Fla., this weekend.But before the four-day extravaganza of cosplay, screenings, games and major reveals for the future of the “Star Wars”   franchise, Lucasfilm   and Disney aired a tribute to the lost member of the original film. Carrie Fisher, the actress, author and   beloved face of an intergalactic rebellion, passed away on Dec. 27.As a tribute, Celebration screened a five-minute video with behind-the-scenes   footage from her days as Princess Leia, past interviews and remembrances from her co-stars.Warning: It’s fairly hard to watch without getting teary-eyed, especially when director Rian Johnson is seen leading Fisher on the set of the next episodic film, “The Last Jedi.” It’s presumably   Fisher’s last (non-computer-generated) “Star Wars” cameo.Fans at the 40th-anniversary panel also received   an exclusive Fisher remembrance poster, which is already being hawked on EBay for a whopping   $399.99.

ABC sets premiere dates for ‘Still Star-Crossed’, ‘Bachelor in Paradise,’ more

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Sunday, May 21
Billboard Music Awards,   8:00-11:00 p.m. ET

Tuesday, Aug 1
CMA Fest 2017, 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Aug 9
The Story of Diana: Part One (Documentary Premiere), 9:00-11:00 p.m. The   Romeo & Juliet   sequel period drama, which was first announced almost a year ago, will debut Monday, May 29, ABC announced Thursday. ABC also announced the rest of its summer line-up, including the premiere dates for Bachelor in Paradise (August 8); the   new limited series   Somewhere Between   (July 24);    new gameshows like   Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME   (June 11), Boy Band (June 22),   and the revived   Battle of the Network Stars (June 29); and many more. ET
$100,000 Pyramid   (Season 2 Premiere),   10:00-11:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
Downward Dog (Sneak Preview) 9:31-10:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 22
Boy Band   (Two-Hour Series Premiere),   8:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Thursday, June 29
Battle of the Network Stars (Series Premiere), 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, June 14
To Tell the Truth   (Season 2 Premiere),   10:00-11:00 p.m.   ET
Monday, May 29
Still Star-Crossed (Series Premiere),   10:01-11:00 p.m. ET
Monday, May 22
The Bachelorette   (Season 13 Premiere), 9:00-11:00 p.m. Check about ABC’s entire summer slate below. Thursday, Aug 10
The Story of Diana: Part Two, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Aug 8
Bachelor in Paradise (Season 4 Premiere), 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, July 12
The 2017 ESPYS, 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET
Sunday, June 11
Celebrity Family Feud   (Season 3 Premiere),   8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
Monday, July 24
Somewhere Between (Series Premiere),   10:01-11:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, May 23
Downward Dog   (Time Period premiere), 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET
Steve Harvey’s FUNDERDOME   (Series Premiere),   9:00-10:00 p.m. ET
Monday, July 31
The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All, 8:00-10:00 p.m. In case you forgot, the series picks up where the Shakespeare tragedy ends and chronicles the treachery, palace intrigue, and ill-fated romances of the Montague and Capulet families. ET

Show Full Article Shondaland’s   Still Star-Crossed finally has a premiere date! ET
The Gong Show (Series Premiere),   10:00-11:00 p.m. ET
Wednesday, May 24
Dirty Dancing (Three-Hour Movie Event),   8:00-11:00 p.m. ET
Monday, Aug 14
Bachelor in Paradise (Time Period Premiere), 8:00-10:01 p.m.

‘Supergirl’ star Chyler Leigh teases ‘very big episode’ for Alex and Maggie

“Episode 19 is a very big episode for the both of them just because it comes to dire circumstances, where it’s a situation of a rescue,” Leigh told EW on our SiriusXM radio show Superhero Insider. Sanvers fans, get ready: The oft-teased episode 19 of Supergirl is nearly here and it’ll be a big one for Maggie and Alex. Show Full Article It’s this really great example of how deep all of the relationships are, but it really does put Maggie and Alex to the test in a very great way, but it’s rather dire.”
Listen to the full Supergirl-centric episode of Superhero Insider below to hear more from Leigh, who also discusses Lima’s casting, getting her hands dirty doing action scenes, and much, much more:

Supergirl returns Monday, April 24 at 8 p.m. Tune in to   SiriusXM’s   Ch. “It causes Kara and Maggie to have to rely on each other to figure out what happened to Alex… You have to see how they work together, and you have to see how they’re both fighting for the person that they love, that they care about, and how that can take a toll if you have differing opinions, different ways that you kill aliens. ET for more on The CW’s super series on Superhero Insider, hosted by Kyle Anderson and this reporter. PT/2 p.m. 105 on Thursdays at 11 a.m. As previously reported, the upcoming episode features Alex (Chyler Leigh) in serious trouble, and it’s up to Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Maggie (Floriana Lima) to team up and save her, putting the Sanvers relationship to the test. ET on The CW.

‘Coming to America’ sequel in the works with original writers

Paramount Pictures has hired Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield, the screenwriters of the 1988 Eddie Murphy comedy, to pen a potential sequel, EW has confirmed. The project is in the early stages of development, and it’s currently unclear whether Murphy would reprise his role as Akeem Joffer, a   pampered African prince   who travels to New York City undercover to find an independent-minded wife. Blaustein and Sheffield went   on to   co-write the Murphy movies   Boomerang, The Nutty Professor, and Nutty Professor II. Representatives for Murphy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Last month, Murphy’s verified Twitter account   raised the notion of a   Coming to America sequel, only for the entire   account to disappear shortly afterward. Show Full Article Coming to America could be coming full circle. The Tracking Board first reported   Blaustein and Sheffield’s hiring. John Landis directed the original film, which also starred Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Shari Headley.

‘Fate of the Furious’: Tyrese talks Paul Walker’s influence on franchise

His death put the future of Furious 7 and the mega-franchise in question. “When it comes to losing someone you love, we all get to a space where you’re still sad about it, but you’ve been able to come to terms with it. Watch Tyrese talk about his craziest   Fast   scene yet and the one Roman line that fans always shout at him in the video at the top. For Tyrese, who entered the franchise as Walker’s co-lead in 2 Fast 2 Furious, the loss of his friend is still deeply felt. Despite Walker’s absence, Tyrese, who stars as wisecracking Roman Pearce, says the   late actor served as inspiration throughout the making of Fate, with a few nods to his character, Brian, along the way. The Fate of the Furious marks the first film in the series without Paul Walker, who died during the production of   Furious 7. “We have a couple of moments in the franchise that we’re talking and making mention of our brother. Paul was the nicest guy in the world, I’ve never even heard his name go above a certain octave, and he’s not here.”
Walker died in November of 2013 during a break from filming the seventh installment of the series. “It’s emotional now,” the actor told EW in the video above. It’s still not something that any of us understand. Watch this week’s episode of EW: The Show, available now here, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Show Full Article And I think we’re waking up every day, just trying to do the best we can.”
Fate of the Furious, which also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, and Dwayne Johnson, races into theaters Friday. “We work really hard on behalf of Paul and his family, directly inspired by him and the legacy to make it as great as we could,” he said. The decision was eventually made to proceed, using CGI and stand-ins to craft an emotional   goodbye to the actor who   had been with Fast & Furious since the beginning. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices.

Lady Gaga visual director Richy Jackson promises risks, high energy, and ‘wow’ at Coachella

RICHY JACKSON: It has been a very collaborative effort; it’s been meetings, meetings, more meetings, emails, text messages and everything under the sun, whatever technology to get information across to people. That’s just one song, one music video, to make sure it’s creatively set up right, and then the actual groundwork of rehearsals take about a week, sometimes less. Well, you know, there’s always a “wow” with Gaga at some point. Will any of Coachella reflect the Joanne tour? Yeah! Actual rehearsals, all of those things, yeah, no, we haven’t started that yet. With the Super Bowl, that was three months of talks with the NFL, talks within our team for [a 13-minute performance]. It’s just about making sure the show is great. The Joanne   world tour will be something entirely different. Well, we’re still actually locking it in, so I can’t even tell you that. This isn’t Gaga’s first festival appearance, but it is her first Coachella, so is it safe to say she wants to make sure this is drastically different even from those performances? Is everything ever locked in? While Jackson has had his hand   in her performances for a while now,   Coachella is a different, well, monster of a challenge for Gaga and her team. People don’t usually do that and they just won’t even take the risk with that “we don’t have the time” factor. [Laughs] No matter who I’m working with, I’ve never been like, “We’re good.” I mean, I feel good, but until we get off that stage and everyone has the moment of their lives, nothing is ever locked. [Laughs] I can’t answer any of those questions. Should we expect anyone to make a surprise appearance? We just want to put on a great show that we only had a month-and-a-half to get together, and that’s all we can do — from the dancers, the musicians, everyone. On the topic of the Super Bowl, this year’s halftime show is the most-watched in history, so she has performed for the largest audience, as well as really small audiences, like last year’s Dive Bar Tour. [Laughs] There’s not a lot of time, so everything’s just got to be on point. Since then, Mother Monster’s choreographer and visual director, Richy Jackson, has been in rehearsals “pretty much every day,” he tells EW. I mean, if we could somehow sandstorm a tornado in, we would! Then on top of that, getting music together, outfits, and the whole nine. Oh, and there was that little 13-minute show she put on back in February for the Super Bowl LI halftime   — it’s the most-watched one in history, earning some 118 million views via broadcast and digital channels. But then at Coachella, the crowd is there to enjoy music and enjoy art and to enjoy getting out of their normal lives for a day or a weekend — or maybe both weekends. This is exclusively for Coachella. After all, six weeks isn’t much time to put together a “show,” and a show is what Lady Gaga   gives her fans. Yeah, because those other festivals — well, the last one that I remember going to was Glastonbury — even that was part of the promo schedule, and we may have been doing some touring [for the Fame Ball Tour in 2009], but that was a little bit easier because we still had the show, so we just shifted that there for the festival. In February, Coachella announced Lady Gaga would be replacing Beyoncé   as Saturday night’s headliner at this year’s music and arts festival. I don’t think it’s the actual size, it’s the intent of the crowd. But this, the last thing we did was the Super Bowl and then the Grammys with Metallica, so this for us is exclusive and out of nowhere and [we have a] “let’s put together a great show” [mentality]. When you’re doing the dive bars, those are, of course, really tiny shows. How do you compare this small timeframe to other performances or pulling together music videos? “There is no time,” Jackson tells EW just days before heading to Indio, Calif., some 130 miles east of Los Angeles, for the festival, now in its 18th year. Music videos, creatively — those talks go on for about a month or two, but…
That’s also just one song. I think for the “John Wayne” video, we rehearsed two days, so it just depends on what we’re doing, but we were in “John Wayne” talks for that video for about a month. And this show is more than an hour? What are rehearsals like for Gaga? How does crowd size play into what you do? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What comes first: the setlist, or does everyone start with conceptualizing the bigger picture and you break it down from there? Coachella isn’t just music — there are all kinds of fantastic art installations. But there’s no roof jump for this performance. We’ll do Coachella, and then we’ll start diving in hard for the tour. [Laughs] Very personal. Those kids were there to see Lady Gaga in probably the smallest setting ever — up-close and extra personal. You brought up an important word: art. Once the meetings are done, it’s creating the setlist, making changes to the setlist. Yeah, an hour-plus show. For the crowd at Coachella, they are there for so many different reasons, so as far as our show, what I can tell you, it is going to be high energy, we are going to play with some of her various genres she has within her as an artist and figure out a way to allocate those things throughout the show, and take some risks and some chances and have a good time, because we’re out there at Coachella. With the Super Bowl, you’re going to watch a football game between two competing teams, and hopefully you enjoy the halftime act too. The team is such an organic team, and we’re just always prepared for everything. Show Full Article A lot of people would say art is a large part of Gaga’s performance, and what and who she is. The Joanne tour doesn’t technically start until August, but some people have called this the unofficial kickoff, though that’s not really the case, right? Doesn’t that make you nervous that we’re just days away and that’s not set yet? [Laughs] There’s always something. That’s all I can say! Working with Lady Gaga as a choreographer for nearly a decade now on everything from “Bad Romance” to “Born This Way” and “Applause,” Jackson also took over as artistic director in late 2011. Once we announced it after the Super Bowl, we have creatively been talking about it pretty much since then. No. It’s always just the way it goes. [Laughs]
We’re just days away from Weekend 1 — is everything locked in? Literally, as soon as we get off stage, I can say we’ve locked it. Or is that expected and normal? There’s already good energy; everyone’s just about energy out there. How much will what we see on stage reflect the setting and festival? That’s the end-all, be-all — that’s for all of us. What kind of headspace is she in right now? How many songs? Stuff always changes, sometimes outfits change the day before, setlists will change — so that stuff, for me, it’s just normal. He’s helped craft her   Monster Ball,   Born This Way Ball, and   ArtPop Ball   tours, as well as her upcoming Joanne world tour. We have to know who to call to get what done, there’s no time to take any chances. See what Jackson had to say below about Gaga’s headlining set (the first by a woman at Coachella since Björk took the stage in 2007), how it will be different from her other festival appearances, and why her Coachella performances will have nothing to do with the   Joanne tour. We’re basically pulling together a concert in under a month-and-a-half. So the intent is, how do we keep them in that world, keep the energy up, keep them having a great musical experience? With this, it’s sort of been like, as soon as we got the confirmation, it was just like, “Go!” We had to get in those creative meetings quick, we had to start thinking faster because we don’t have a lot of time to put together a show where she’s headlining Coachella — this was sort of out of nowhere because we all thought Beyoncé was going to be doing it. [Laughs] As she’s putting these shows together, who knows what’s going through her head. Is there a moment you already identify as the “wow” moment, the thing everyone will be on Twitter and Instagram and Snapchat talking about? It’s Coachella! Coachella’s first weekend kicks off Friday, April 14. Had you already started working on that and then everyone hit the “pause” button for this?

TLC is back with new single ‘Way Back’

Show Full Article The long-awaited project comes thanks to over $430,00 raised from a Kickstarter fund. Along with Naughty by Nature, Montell Jordan, and Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, TLC will perform on this summer’s I Love the ’90s Tour. Scrubs be warned: TLC is back. Listen to the track below. After announcing plans for their fifth and final album,   the group has released the first single “Way Back,” reminiscent of their ’90s R&B heyday. The song is billed as a collaboration with Snoop Dogg, though he can’t be heard on the currently released version. Set for a June 30 release, the upcoming album will be the group’s first since 2002’s 3D and the death of original member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson say all the curses in ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’

No, really. Like, a lot. Show Full Article Because there’s a lot of swearing in the trailer. Watch the new, restricted trailer for The Hitman’s Bodyguard, above. The film is released in theaters on Aug. Other cast members include Elodie Yung, Joaquim De Almeida, Kirsty Mitchell, and Richard E. Grant, from Withnail & I and Logan. A lot. 18. The Hitman’s Bodyguard is directed by Patrick Hughes, who previously oversaw 2014’s The Expendables 3, and costars Salma Hayek, who plays the wife of Jackson’s character. While traveling from   England to the Hague, they find themselves involved in   high-speed   car chases, boat escapades, and assorted other mayhem as they try to evade the murderous attentions of a   merciless   Eastern European dictator, portrayed by the great Gary Oldman. Jackson. In the new comedy-thriller The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ryan Reynolds plays a protection agent who is called upon   to guard the life of his mortal enemy, an assassin played by Samuel L. Unless you don’t like swearing.

Animated Spider-Man movie casts its Miles Morales

Miles was such a popular character that he survived the demise of the Ultimate line and got fully integrated into Marvel’s mainstream continuity in the wake of the 2015 crossover   Secret Wars. But Peter is no longer the only version of Spider-Man. The Hollywood Reporter   was first to post the news. EW has confirmed that   The Get Down   star Shameik Moore will play the Miles Morales version of the character in an upcoming   animated film from Sony, due in theaters Dec. When Tom Holland puts on the Spidey suit for this summer’s   Spider-Man: Homecoming, he’ll become the third actor to play Peter Parker on the big screen. Liev Schreiber has also been cast as the villain of the story, though his character’s identity is still under wraps. The still-untitled Spider-Man feature was executive-produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, Han Solo) and written by Lord. He now fights crime alongside Peter Parker and other young heroes like the Champions. 21, 2018. Miles Morales was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli for Marvel’s Ultimate imprint in 2011; he took up the mantle of Spider-Man after that universe’s Peter Parker was killed in action. Bob Persichetti and Peter Ramsey will co-direct the project.  

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