She looks set to make a bigger one with her upcoming cannibal love story, The Bad Batch. The Bad Batch costars Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, and Jim Carrey. The film stars Suki Waterhouse (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) as a young, and seemingly helpless, woman named Arlen, who is unceremoniously dumped by the authorities in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour made a big splash in genre circles with her 2014 vampire film, and feature debut, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. The film is released in theaters, June 23. Watch the film’s new, and somewhat disturbing, trailer, above. Show Full Article While trying to orient herself in the unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals — one of whom is played by Games of Thrones and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa — and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality.
But instead of resting on past glories, Gere has been quietly turning in some of the strongest and subtlest performances of his long career recently. And, as impeccably played by Richard Gere, an air of deep, tragic sadness. Still, Gere soars. He’s not just pretending to be plugged-in anymore, Norman actually is. Norman just wants a moment of his time, a split-second of connection to hand him his business card and be able to say that he knows him. Once upon a time, Gere was of course one of the biggest stars and sex symbols on the silver screen. After a lifetime of being a fly buzzing around s—, he’s the s—. It will turn out that Norman bet on the right horse. As the story opens, Norman attempts to ingratiate himself with a rising Israeli politician named Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi). What should have stayed a modest, small-scale character study balloons into an unbelievable and far-fetched whopper with too many soap-opera twists and hokey flourishes in the homestretch. He’s a former leading man who’s aged into a first-rate character actor. B
Show Full Article And everyone is kissing his hem to get Eshel’s ear. And he seems to exist solely for the opportunity to commune with power and add another name to his Rolodex. And when Eshel returns to New York, he embraces Norman like a dear old friend. He’s like a well-dressed, well-spoken version of an autograph-hungry fan waiting three-rows deep next to the red carpet at a movie premiere. But something miraculous happens when he meets Eshel outside of an expensive clothing store. But Norman is too tragic a figure to not screw up his good fortune. Cedar has created a classic cautionary tale in Norman, and Gere flawlessly turns his tragic hero into someone who’s sympathetic and human. He’s like Rupert Pupkin with a subscription to The Jerusalem Post. An invisible, inconsequential New York Jew with delusions of grandeur. But Cedar doesn’t seem to trust the depth and width of his story. While Norman the man only knows how to dream big, Norman the film would have been better served had it stayed small. Eshel humors him, and even warms to him after Norman insists on buying him a $1200 pair of shoes as a gift. So much so that you might want to go back and watch his films from the ‘80s and see what you missed the first time around when you were too busy being seduced by his physicality. If you mention the name of a big-time CEO, philanthropist, or cabinet member, Norman will insist that he or she is a “close friend”—even if he’s never met them. At age 67, he can now look in the rearview mirror and see two or three generations that have assumed that role since then. Three years later, Eshel has leapfrogged from low-level Knesset member to the Prime Minister’s office. Written and directed by Joseph Cedar (2011’s wonderful Footnote), Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer is a pretty good movie featuring a very good turn from Gere. He’ll do this as he places his hand on your arm in an overly familiar way. In the eyes of the powerful men and women that he’s constantly badgering, Norman Oppenheimer is a small man. It’s a small price to pay to have a future star like Eshel in his debt. There’s a desperation to him. He claims to be connected to the upper echelons of finance and politics, but his insistence on doing favors makes him come across as needy and slightly annoying.
Josh Brolin has joined the cast of the upcoming “Deadpool” sequel. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)Josh Brolin has joined the cast of “Deadpool 2” as Nathan Summers, the villain known as Cable, who will next take on Ryan Reynolds’ foul-mouthed mercenary.In the comics, Cable was the son of Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Madelyne Pryor (a clone of Jean Grey). “Fox! (Jay L. The film is expected to hit theaters next year. Meanwhile, the “Avengers” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchises belong to Disney. Latest updates His powers include time travel, superhuman strength, telekinesis and teleportation — or “bodysliding.”News of Brolin’s casting was met with surprise from comic book and film fans, who also know the Oscar-nominated actor as Thanos from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. Josh Brolin was in Sicario and I was in Sabrina The Teenage Witch,” he tweeted on Wednesday with additional language fitting of his irreverent antihero.While “Deadpool” also falls under the Marvel marquee, the films are produced under competing studios: Deadpool hails from the “X-Men” milieu and belongs to 20th Century Fox along with the other “X-Men” films. (The Avengers and Guardians are set to team up in “Infinity War.”)The R-rated “Deadpool” was a 2016 breakout hit that grossed more than $783 million worldwide and became a surprising awards contender, earning two Golden Globe nominations and a Directors Guild of America Awards nomination for director Tim Miller.Miller bowed out of the the sequel after a series of creative differences with Reynolds, and director David Leitch is now on board. The cybernetically enhanced mutant had various dealings with Deadpool as friend and foe. His character will play a major role in the forthcoming “Avengers: Infinity War” installment.The quick-witted Reynolds, who is starring in and co-producing “Deadpool 2,” fanned the flames of Brolin’s dual roles. You can’t play 2 characters in the same universe!!
“It’s something that I would do, and in all likelihood, I will do, but I have no idea where I’m going to be in September and October,” he told Gothamist in a new interview. He said he doesn’t have any illusions that his portrayal of Trump will change anyone’s mind (given that he stepped into the role only several weeks prior to the election), but he does hope that his continued performance makes a difference. It was a welcome return after SNL had been off the air for nearly all of March. Show Full Article While Baldwin has said he was initially reluctant to take the role, he acknowledged that it has been a “career renewal” for him — a fact that dovetails nicely with the recent release of his memoir Nevertheless. If I’m around I’ll do it, but who knows where we’re going to be.”
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Baldwin has made 16 appearances as the Donald since his debut last October, most recently last weekend, when he pulled double duty as Donald Trump and threw in an uncanny Bill O’Reilly impression for good measure. Baldwin, whose voice talents can currently be heard in The Boss Baby, will next be seen in Blind, Downsizing, and the sixth Mission Impossible film. “So when they come rolling into the next election, even the midterms, are they going to come to their senses? Alec Baldwin may be donning the orange wig longer than he originally planned. Now, it seems he’s changing his tune. The actor, who has seen a major career revitalization since impersonating Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, said back in March that he didn’t intend to do it much longer. While I was in town, and while this worked, it was great. It was a great experience. We can’t take any credit for that, but that will be renewal for me if what we’ve done results in something.”
Read the full interview over at Gothamist. “The [43rd] season starts in early October, and the point is, if I’m in Rome doing a film, no, I’m not flying back here on Saturday night to do the show. “I’m wondering, now that the shroud of a literal Trump presidency has descended on everybody fully, if that’s changed people,” he told Gothamist.
I learned more than I could ever take. Are you serious?’ But no, she’s no ego, all love. I learned so much from her. She’s an angel. But Hawn — box office gold in 1980s movies like Private Benjamin and Overboard — was not a casting slam dunk for the studio suits. RELATED: Exclusive Photos From EW’s Cover Shoot with Amy and Goldie
“If I’m Goldie, I’m going, like, ‘F— you! Show Full Article Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. “They didn’t want me in the beginning,” Hawn says. To read more on Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer’s new film Snatched, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. Schumer, however, refused to take no for an answer: “I said, ‘Over my dead body Goldie is not going to be in this movie.” Hawn was of a similar mindset. A joy-spreading angel.”
Watch the video above and you’ll see exactly what she means. Watching Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer together, either on the big screen in their new movie, Snatched (out May 12), or hanging out together, like for this EW interview, you’d think the pairing of these two funny blondes in a movie is a no-brainer. “I texted Amy and I said, whatever I have to do.” This, Schumer says, is very characteristic of her costar.
“Some songs just hold a special importance,” Lawrence tells EW. ‘Don’t Cry, 2020’ screams to stop fearing the inevitable; it’s all gonna be all right.”
“Don’t Cry, 2020” is off the band’s upcoming second album, How Will You Know If You Never Try, which also includes previously released songs like “I Don’t Wanna Dance” and “Feeling.” The set was produced by Tim Pagnotta, who recently worked with Walk the Moon on their second album, featuring hit single “Shut Up and Dance.”
Hear “Don’t Cry” above, and check out dates for their upcoming tour — which kicks off April 21 in Detroit — here. COIN, a Nashville-bred foursome, is here to tell you something: “It’s all gonna be all right,” frontman Chase Lawrence sings on the bright, alternative pop jam “Don’t Cry, 2020,” premiering exclusively here. “This is one for me. Show Full Article Pre-order it here. COIN’s How Will You Know If You Never Try drops April 21. For every time I fear growing older, this is my mantra.
The HBO adaptation of Big Little Lies brought Liane Moriarty’s expertly plotted domestic thriller to life in brilliant detail, and without losing the tension and humor that made the original novel so wonderful. Truly Madly Guilty
Kidman and Witherspoon, who both served as executive producers on Big Little Lies, will team up once again and produce the film version of this 2016 novel about a barbecue that goes awry. The Husband’s Secret
In 2013, CBS Films optioned this novel about a woman who finds a mysterious note in her husband’s handwriting that reads, “To be opened only in the event of my death”… while he’s still alive. She comes to at the hospital thinking she’s still 29, newly married, and pregnant with her first child. RELATED: 6 Books to Read If You Loved ‘Big Little Lies’
2. Three Wishes
The film rights to this novel about a set of 33-year-old triplets were sold years ago, but there’s been little progress. What Alice Forgot
Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel was initially attached to helm the adaptation of Moriarty’s 2009 novel about a woman who bumps her head at age 39 and loses all memory of the previous decade of her life. 3. 4. As former EW critic Leah Greenblatt wrote in her review of the book, Moriarty’s “narrative is … stacked with her signature themes: female friendship, duplicity, the darkness lurking beneath lucky, ordinary suburban lives.” Sounds like just what Big Little Lies fans will be craving. Here’s where everything stands, below:
1. In reality, she has three kids and is in the midst of a bitter divorce from the former love of her life, Nick. While we miss the show already, we’re eagerly awaiting the next of Moriarty’s on-screen adaptations, from Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman’s next project together (yes, it’s happening), to a movie that could potentially star Jennifer Aniston. Flatiron Books, Moriarty’s publisher, tells EW that Jennifer Aniston is in talks to star. Show Full Article The story that follows concerns three women, and, obviously, one man who’s got some serious explaining to do.
(Who do you think they are? It’s the latest film from the director of Kill List, High Rise, and Sightseers. How much? For a new anti-texting and -talking PSA, League agreed to be blasted with paint by Free Fire director Ben Wheatley and two of the comedy-thriller’s stars, Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley. Show Full Article Free Fire opens April 21. If you talk or text while watching a movie at an Alamo Drafthouse cinema, then the theater’s management won’t shoot you with paintball pellets. Watch the trailer for Free Fire that new PSA with Hammer, Copley, Wheatley, and League, above. United Airlines?) But Alamo Drafthouse cofounder Tim League really does hate it when people do distracting things in the course of screenings. Free Fire concerns an arms deal gone wrong and also stars Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Michael Smiley, Sam Riley, and Noah Taylor, among others.
Yeah, she’s lovely. Why Taylor Swift? It’s no longer really a commodity; it’s a way of life. You don’t think that, in a few years, the police’s only job is going to be to drag people from their homes and force them to go to work? We wouldn’t have children picking through our discarded iPhones in Cambodia. So whether I am successful or not at being an artist, that is what I aspire to. On any given day he might post his own made-up lyrics to the House of Cards theme or put Spotify on blast for including him on a playlist titled “Indie Brunch.”
In fact, his stream-of-consciousness ramblings became so consuming last fall, he decided to take a six-month Twitter sabbatical. Part of “Things It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before the Revolution” is we’re such narcissists that we think that when we die, the world dies too; for us, the world is what happens in our heads. So we come up with these constructs to introduce order into the world. Nothing else rhymed with Oculus Rift. Because what’s f—ing with the environment is a direct result of us not taking care of each other. You’ve talked about how you dropped acid at her concert. You live with an album. But I like the idea of someone revisiting the album 10 years from now, 20 years from now. The Cubs winning the World Series was a glitch. With Gaga and Beyoncé, it was just a matter of someone playing my music for them and it resonating and then them calling me and asking them to write. I don’t know if I’ll ever be free — but that’s what I want. We’ve lost the distinction between the two. Because if you hate something, you shouldn’t sit around thinking about it.”
Read on for EW’s lengthy chat with Tillman, which spanned why Donald Trump won the presidency, what separates Tillman from Jimmy Fallon, and why, exactly, he fixates on Taylor Swift. I just do. Music is not a single serving experience. We wouldn’t have nuclear waste. We’re just ridiculous. And I wanted to know, how does this music happen? There’s imagery here of cities burning, the apocalypse coming to pass. So why did you mention Taylor in that song? And then before you know it, she’s just in my subconscious. If you follow Josh Tillman, the artist better known as Father John Misty, on social media, you’ll come across some absurd dispatches. Love is the substance of survival. You’d have to be really willfully ignorant to not get what that song is about. It’s what people want. “All my albums start with a cliched question that I’m categorically unqualified to answer,” he says of the ambitious project. Freedom is saying those things happen because we want them to happen — and we have to decide that we want other things to happen. What are we gonna do, explode the Earth? You think about babies screaming in the night so that predators know exactly where the humans are. You fall in love with someone because of their weakness, because of their absurdities, or because of their pain. And if you can’t see the difference, then you are truly cynical.” Entertainment is about forgetting your life and art is about remembering your life. Talk about someone who has to deal with a lot of psychic craziness. And you never think of it. I think it’s insane to not have a choice in whether or not you hear certain types of music. Entertainment has become a state of mind. All they had to do was figure out a way that it didn’t make you nauseous to be in it. I don’t want that to happen. It’s a simulation and there are these glitches that are happening. People who really hate me could get into that thing and simulate murdering me. If we really did, then we would also stop doing s— that is f—ing with the environment. We’re going to be there very soon. When you start talking about love and you keep pulling the thread, you get to these other questions. I don’t know what the f— is going on either. That’s the point of the song. If you take away songwriting and making albums, if you remove that from the equation that’s me, all you have left is a mustache.” Contemplating the internet’s whirlwind metabolism, he adds: “When the transcontinental telegram happened, there were people saying, ‘Why do we need to know what’s happening in Prussia?’” (He logged back on last month.)
As in his 140-character missives, Tillman explores his singular worldview — humanistic but heavy with irony — on his sprawling third album Pure Comedy, one of the year’s most engrossing and weirdly brilliant indie-rock records. If that’s what they need right now, that’s totally fine. Music is just everywhere all the time now. Then it became porn and outrage. I don’t think people are as stupid as they pretend they are. There’s a sequence of zeroes and ones that would do that. Lots of these songs deal with timeless concepts, but some of the ideas are very 2017: social media addiction, celebrity culture, and so forth. How do you think modern audiences will digest those topics? I really believe that. Predators are like, “These weird animals are completely helpless. You did those covers of her songs. I’m not like stockpiling a bunker or anything. This goes beyond music. Look at the internet. But Taylor Swift is more significant than just rhyming. That’s comedy. That was the thing. What does it look like when it is being made? People go, “Well, but you’re an entertainer.” And I’m like, “F— you. What you get is one person at the center, like Lady Gaga or Beyoncé, who cares very much about music. It started very idealistic: “This is going to be true democracy.”
It became a vehicle for porn. When people go, “How did Trump happen! When you look at art from 20 years ago, it’s as good as it was then. I can’t think of a better way to spend one’s life than the pursuit of freedom. A lot of people are going to take what they know about me from the internet and then the title and go, “Wow, what a cynical, dismissive, callous perspective on human life.” But when you fall in love with someone — unless you’re a total psycho — you don’t love someone because you have some checklist of acceptable traits. “I was working on [my new] album and was distracted by the phone. [I’ve] been subjected to a never-ending barrage of pop music my whole life; you just don’t really have a choice. We’re so helpless — more helpless than, like, any other creature on this planet. This album starts [by] talking about the nature of love. But the world’s gonna be fine. There will be some kind of ice age or something, but the planet’s gonna be fine. I want it to be useful. And when you’re a songwriter there is this sort of recycling that happens. People pretend to be really stupid on the internet because outrage is now a commodity. It’s so absurd to me to be like, “The only way that Hillary Clinton could have lost was if Russia hacked our democracy.”
In your extended “Pure Comedy” film, you said you “want to make music, not entertainment.” How do you reconcile that with your role in popular music? … But the point [of “Total Entertainment Forever”] is that I don’t think that there are going to be famous people in the near future. Have you found it liberating to look at the world that way? Entertainment doesn’t really do that. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Honeybear tackled the intricacies of love, but Pure Comedy deals with more global themes. There are only going to be infamous people. The coverage of “Total Entertainment Forever” was “Father John Misty makes fun of Taylor Swift.” That’s what the takeaway was — but not because they don’t get the song. What’s going on?” That, to me, is not freedom. If we focused on that, the world would look a lot different. I had a very pleasant, brief interaction with her. Show Full Article You’re like, “I have that same pain.” That’s my perspective. Have you two met? “If people are obsessed with what an asshole I am,” he says, “then I’m taking up way too much space in their mind and they’re giving me a weird power over them. Gaga is the real deal. With these songs, you’re looking at how the world has this element of randomness and suggesting that that, in turn, introduces this element of comedy. We’re just gonna kill ourselves. “It was an impetuous choice,” the 34-year-old tells EW during a chat at Manhattan’s Bowery Hotel on a gray March day. Totally. It was really simple. Donald Trump is a glitch. What precipitated that shift? Last year…
She was inescapable. They’re low-hanging fruit.” When you look at how omniscient and powerful and the center of everything that we think we are, that’s how helpless people react to their helplessness — by telling themselves weird stories. Do you buy into that worldview? Jimmy Fallon is an entertainer. I was reading this thing the other day that was like, “Is life a simulation? This weird little avalanche happened. JOSH TILLMAN: They aren’t so disparate. If I wanted to make fun of Taylor Swift, I would go about it in a completely different way than making a song that is mourning the fact that I know that someday soon, we are going to reach a new level of dehumanization when Oculus Rift becomes pornographic. How did those collaborations come about? Human beings should not be turned into entertainment. I don’t remember making a decision to know all about Donald Trump. [Pure Comedy] is not explicitly political, but people are likely to experience it that way, because of what’s going on. It’s not easy. Jennifer Lawrence will be famous and everyone else will be infamous. The [La La Land] Oscar flub was a glitch. It’s important as a culture to make a distinction. How literal are these lyrics? Oh my god!” It’s like, well, if you had any awareness of the fact the Midwest has been turning into a wasteland of fentanyl addiction and empty factories and poison water, then this would not come as a surprise to you. That’s what pop music is: music to be everywhere all the time. Entertainment gets old and it gets embarrassing and it dies. There was no industry maneuvering. What I love about humanity is our absurdity and our weakness and our comedy. Who cares very much about truth. “And I think you hear in my music the audible groan of someone going, ‘Oh my god, you’re doing this?’”
The 74-minute album caps Tillman’s meteoric rise: After leaving the folk group Fleet Foxes, where he played drums, in early 2012 and adopting the Father John Misty moniker, he released 2012’s Fear Fun and 2015’s breakthrough I Love You, Honeybear, earned writing credits with Beyoncé (“Hold Up”) and Lady Gaga (“Sinner’s Prayer,” “Come to Mama”), and now sits near the top of the Coachella poster. Tillman is also one of music’s foremost provocateurs, constantly poking at modern cultural norms in lyrics and public statements and drawing plenty of ire in the process. It’s a pretty simple equation. I don’t know. At the beginning of “Pure Comedy,” the scene [is that] there’s nothing about the human experience that is particularly engineered for survival. It’s like, let’s worry about each other. If we are not taken care of, then we die real easy; our skulls are soft. Once [the Oculus Rift] becomes standard issue. On the one hand, the world is total chaos, but on the other hand, things don’t happen out of nowhere. You’ve worked with Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. And my songs are the byproduct of my subconscious mind. I am not an entertainer. I went to her show, I did those covers and then all of a sudden I was getting asked about her every interview.
Show Full Article “Rest in peace, Charlie Murphy,” Chappelle said. “We love you, we love your comedy, we love your stories, and we love your spirit.”
Watch the video above. Murphy memorably collaborated with Chappelle on his landmark Comedy Central show Chappelle’s Show, and the comedian was clearly affected by the loss when he stepped on stage with Mayer. “My good friend, Charlie Murphy, passed away this morning, and everybody in comedy is heartbroken.”
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After reminiscing a bit on his Chappelle’s Show days with Murphy, Chappelle joined Mayer in a rendition of “You’re Gonna Live Forever In Me,” saying “it reminds me of my friend.” Chappelle told the audience to put away their cell phones, but the scene was captured on video anyway. “Today, I got some terrible news,” Chappelle said. Dave Chappelle stopped by a John Mayer concert in Ohio on Wednesday and used the opportunity to pay tribute to his friend Charlie Murphy, who died that morning after a battle with leukemia.
Watch the teaser video above. 6, 2018. The celebration will run from Nov. Despite seven years of Hogwarts students giving off vibes that it’s uncool to stay at school during Christmas break, every Harry Potter fan knows that the wintry months are, in fact, the best time of year at the castle. Similarly, the stores at the Potter-themed park will alter their inventories with unique holiday food, and a new slate of entertainment will descend upon the park, presumably so cheery in nature that it would warm the heart of even the grubbliest of planks. To that end, Universal Orlando will finally introduce a new Christmas experience for the first time at its wildly popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The experience will deck out both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, wrapping the theme park in a holiday transformation that includes state-of-the-art projection mapping and festive décor. Show Full Article 18, 2017, through Jan.
On Thursday, Styles tweeted accompanying album art that featured him neck-deep in a pool of water as well as the 10-song track list for “Harry Styles.”Not surprisingly, the reveal instantly racked up thousands of retweets and likes.Styles, 23, later shared a photo of his bare back in what we can only guess is him coming out of the aforementioned pool of water. That too was met with fanatic excitement.The new album bears Styles’ new single, “Sign of the Times,” the power ballad he co-wrote and released to some acclaim last week. Styles’ former bandmate Zayn Malik was the first to leave the group in 2015 and released his debut album in “Mind of Mine” in 2016. 1D’s Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson also have gone solo, but Liam Payne has yet to make his debut. He has climbed the charts with hits such as “Pillowtalk” and “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” his duet with Styles’ ex Taylor Swift. The Times’ Mikael Wood said it “recalls music from the early 1970s, such as David Bowie’s album ‘Hunky Dory’ and ‘All the Young Dudes’ by Mott the Hoople.” Billboard dubbed it “an instant pop-rock classic.”Styles is the latest member of the five-man One Direction — the outfit put together on Britain’s “The X-Factor” — to branch out on his own. (Ian Gavan / Getty Images)One Direction fans, gird your loins: Harry Styles has unveiled splashy plans for his upcoming solo debut.The British band’s long-haired lothario is releasing his self-titled album on May 12. Latest updates
Varner exposed Smith, he said, because the secret “reveals the ability to deceive.” The rest of the group was shocked by Varner’s insensitivity, and let him know. It never dawned on me that no one knew. “That has nothing to do with the game, that’s personal,” a tearful Andrea Boehlke said. “Is that what’s happening, you’re realizing now?”Varner said he thought “everyone” in Smith’s real-life circles knew. That’s the risk you take when you dance in the ethical borderlands, where you’ll betray a friend, swear on your mother, and lie to a priest all before you eat whatever meager crumbs count as breakfast. “Just grab your torch,” Probst said. “It is quite another to incense bigotry toward a marginalized minority.”As Varner left the group, the two men exchanged a handshake and a hug and an “I’m sorry” and a “We’ll be OK,” but Smith said that he’s struggled since that moment to forgive his former castmate. Zeke Smith, second from right, was outed as transgender on Wednesday’s episode of “Survivor: Game Changers.” (Jeffrey Neira / CBS via Associated Press)Looks like the “Bachelor” franchise has something to learn from “Survivor” when it comes to “the most dramatic episode ever” — not that any show would necessarily want to repeat what happened on Wednesday night’s “Survivor: Game Changers.”A contestant outed a fellow cast member as transgender, sparking widespread criticism that has rippled well beyond the show’s audience.It was an episode so unusual that the network, contestant Zeke Smith and GLAAD worked for “several months” between when it was taped and when it aired to allow Smith to speak his mind. In ‘Survivor’ much is permissible which is typically objectionable, but there are limits, as there should be on a family-friendly reality show on network television.”It’s one thing to lie about someone sneaking off at night to search for hidden advantages,” Smith continued in his essay. Smith, who has represented himself as a gay man for two seasons on the show, said he didn’t broadcast anything else because, “I didn’t want to be the trans ‘Survivor’ player. “There is deception here. Latest updates “You should be ashamed of yourself … “‘Survivor’ had spun out of control. Later on in tribal council, conservative Midwesterner Sarah Lacina noted her own personal growth as she realized the new information didn’t change how she felt about Smith.”Is it starting to hit you, the gravity, that you didn’t just tell six people, you told millions of people?” Probst asked Varner as the latter appeared to regret what he’d done. The tribal council clip below is long, but the human drama is fascinating. “I thought he was just deceiving these people. Zeke is a wonderful man and I will forever be amazed and inspired by his forgiveness and compassion,” he wrote. … “While I can reconcile the personal slight of him outing me, I continue to be troubled by his willingness to deploy such a dangerous stereotype on a global platform.”Varner spoke his piece in a Wednesday night post on Twitter.”Let me be clear, outing someone is assault. ,” contestant Jeff Varner told host Jeff Probst and the six other survivors at the show’s tribal council, which concludes each episode with someone being voted off the island, and Varner was fighting to stay.”Zeke, why haven’t you told anyone you’re transgender?”And like that, Smith, who apparently was working an alliance to take Varner out of the competition, was outed to the world. “I sat blank, almost in a trance, unaware of what happened around me, trying to form a plan,” he wrote. Deception on levels … I’m just devastated.” By the end of the council, he was in tears, as were several other contestants. … In a Hollywood Reporter guest essay published immediately after the show aired on the West Coast, Smith relived the moments after Varner’s question. It robs a strong, courageous person of their power and protection and opens them up to discrimination and danger. I wanted to be Zeke the ‘Survivor’ player.” Varner wound up being kicked off the island without need for a secret vote as the rest of the survivors made it clear they would be writing his name on their ballots. these guys don’t even understand … for what you’re willing to do to get yourself further in a game for a million dollars,” said Ozzy Lusth, Smith’s ally. “Zeke Smith, and transgender people like him, are not deceiving anyone by being their authentic selves, and it is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person,” Nick Adams, director of GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program, said in a statement. “It is heartening, however, to see the strong support for Zeke from the other people in his tribe.Smith will also appear on “The View” and in People magazine.
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The season will begin in two different centuries: After Claire traveled through the stones at Craigh na Dun at the end of season 2, Jamie stayed behind in the 1700s to fight in the Battle of Culloden. The author, who told her Twitter followers that she’s only consulting this year and won’t make cameos (dang!), recently traveled to South Africa to visit the set. The new images, which appear to have been captured when filming occurred in Scotland last year, features Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, and Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall. pic.twitter.com/fFN0njFi9d
— Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG) March 31, 2017
Show Full Article Claire returned to her life with husband Frank in the 1960s. Set your DVRs, Sassenachs! The actors have commandeered the old ships used for the pirate drama to help depict the second half of the series when Claire and Jamie set sail to the Caribbean. In the Company of Giants…again! Season 3 is based upon Voyager, the third book in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling book series. pic.twitter.com/dJKJdHmJLl
— Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG) April 4, 2017
Eeee! The sneak peek from the new season, which will premiere in September, will air before the debut of The White Princess. Finally, a brief reprieve from the Droughtlander! Time traveler definitely suits our heroine; despite a few strands of gray hair, Claire looks like she hasn’t aged a bit! Sony Pictures Television
For season 3, parts of Glasgow doubled as Boston. The production moved earlier this year to the Cape Town Studios in South Africa, where Starz’ other drama Black Sails had been filming. Starz on Thursday released new images from season 3 of Outlander in preparation for its release of a new teaser trailer debuting this Sunday.
Attendees will also be able to watch the red carpet arrivals and take advantage of plenty of drinks, food, games, and more fun, including the chance to win prizes like tickets to the ceremony later that evening. Instead of separate categories for male and female actors, there are now gender-neutral categories to honor acting: Best Actor in a Movie, and Best Actor in a Show. Tickets are available here, on a first come, first served basis. First, the MTV Movie Awards were renamed the MTV Movie & TV Awards, to give TV a shot at the golden popcorn. Other categories which have been modified or added to the roster are Best Fight, which is now Best Fight the System — as a nod to the current sociopolitical atmosphere — as well as Best American Story, Best Host, Tearjerker, Best Reality Competition, and Next Generation. Now comes the announcement of the MTV Movie & TV Awards Festival. While more categories, performers, and presenters will be unveiled as the ceremony gets closer, fans can vote for those already announced here now. PT. They won’t be the only guests gracing the stage though: Red carpet interviews will take place on the main stage, where the fans can also view exclusive sneak peeks from hit shows and movies. All Time Low, Zara Larsson, and Bea Miller will be headlining the free party. The MTV Movie & TV Awards Festival will take place Sunday, May 7 from 2-5 p.m. Show Full Article The 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards will air on Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. 2017 is proving to be a pretty transformative year for MTV. The award categories got a makeover of their own this year. The festival is available for livestreaming here, and will also air on MTV Live. The festival, which will host fans in the thousands, will take place just before the awards ceremony on the grounds of Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. ET.
Directed by Erin Lee Carr (Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop), the film details the story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Gypsy Rose, who were once beloved residents of Springfield, Mo. Readers in search of truly strange true crime story should definitely check out the documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest, which premieres on HBO on May 15 at 10 p.m. That tight-knit community was rocked when Dee Dee was found murdered in her home, with Gypsy reported missing. ET. After investigators tracked a graphic Facebook status post stating “that Bitch is Dead” to Wisconsin, a disturbing sequence of events ensued in which Gypsy Rose was implicated in her mother’s murder – and it was discovered that Gypsy Rose had been the victim of her mother’s abuse via Munchausen by proxy syndrome since early childhood. Watch the exclusive trailer for Mommy Dead and Dearest, above. Show Full Article
Apparently now there are going to be some hearts floating around her. Gina recently saw stars — and an ethnically ambiguous God — when she was struck by a bus and was considered legally dead for two minutes. In the episode, which airs next month, he pops up as Milton, who is a love interest for Gina (Chelsea Peretti), but there’s someone in the Nine-Nine who is upset with this pairing: Charles (Joe Lo Truglio). Scott Caldwell. Show Full Article Ryan Phillippe will guest-star in the first half of the Fox cop comedy’s two-part season 4 finale, the network announced on Thursday. A veteran of such films as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions, Phillippe currently stars in the USA action drama Shooter, and his recent credits include Drunk History and Secrets and Lies. Nathan Fillion and Greg Germann guest-star in Tuesday’s episode, and future episodes feature Gina Gershon and L. For much more scoop on Brooklyn‘s spring episodes from co-creator Dan Goor, click here.
Initially named Tina Boland, the character was revealed to be Dinah Drake, a.k.a. Arrow has promoted both Rick Gonzalez and Juliana Harkavy to series regular for season 6, EW has learned. Arrow, which is currently on a short hiatus until April 26, airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Robot), who joined the CW super series in the season 5 premiere, plays Rene Ramirez, otherwise known as the hockey mask-wearing vigilante Wild Dog. They’re not the only familiar faces coming back to Arrow. Earlier this week, EW broke that Katrina Law would be returning as Nyssa al Ghul for multiple episodes, and on Monday, Stephen Amell revealed Manu Bennett would reprise his role as Slade Wilson in the season 5 finale, too. The news comes on the heels of the reveal that Cassidy will also return to the Arrowverse as a series regular next season, this time as the Black Siren. Dinah has slowly been stepping into the role of the Black Canary left vacant since Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) death. the original Black Canary of the comics. The new Team Arrow is sticking around. Gonzalez (Mr. Show Full Article ET on The CW. Harkavy (The Walking Dead), meanwhile, joined Arrow in the 10th episode of this season.
This is certainly the case onscreen in their new movie Snatched, and is just as true when EW brought them together for this cover story. To read more on Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer’s new film Snatched, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here.
Show Full Article Inside the new issue of EW, we put them to the test in their first joint interview, where they dished about sex scenes with 95-year-old men, whale sperm, and finding humor through pain. There’s something kind of magical that happens when Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer get together. After getting dumped by her boyfriend, the selfie-loving Emily persuades her overcautious mother to accompany her to Ecuador with the promise of quality time together. “Looking at the the two of them together, they really look and feel like mother and daughter.”
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In this comedy (appropriately out Mother’s Day weekend, May 12), Hawn and Schumer play Linda and Emily Middleton, a mother-and-daughter odd couple on vacation in South America. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. “What I love about this movie is that it’s not just a caper movie,” Hawn says. (“Get ready to also feel,” quips Schumer.) It also marks Goldie Hawn’s return to the big screen for the first time since 2002’s The Banger Sisters. Need proof? Need we say hijinks ensue? Watch the video above and you can see it — these are two very smart and very funny people who like to crack each other up. Stay tuned to EW.com this week for more from the dynamic duo. Yet much like Schumer’s 2015 hit, Trainwreck, Snatched is the kind of comedy that isn’t afraid to bring you to tears through laughter by tugging at your heartstrings. It’s about something we all experience which is the beauty and the frustration of a mother and daughter relationship. As is the love between these two co-stars. “It’s got grounding. “They have this easy camaraderie and a mutual respect that radiates when you are around them,” says Snatched director Jonathan Levine (The Night Before). That’s very real.”
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Perry grew up in a conservative, religious family, of which she has deemed herself the “black sheep.”
In a new interview with Vogue, Perry explained that her life consisted of “church on Sunday morning, church on Sunday night, church on Wednesday evening; you don’t celebrate Halloween; Jesus gives you your Christmas presents; we watch Bill O’Reilly on TV. I still have the conditioned layers dropping off of me by the day.”
While Perry and the Fox News commentator couldn’t be more different — Perry was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton — she admitted to following O’Reilly as her lens to “the other side.”
In addition to O’Reilly and frequent church visits, Perry also revealed she and her family had picketed at the concerts of artists like Marilyn Manson and Madonna, handing out religious pamphlets to fans in attendance. “That was my first perspective on that world, and I just loved it. That was my whole childhood and youth and early teens. By the time she hit 15, however, Perry would be able to credit Queen, and in particular, the band’s late frontman, Freddie Mercury, with having widened her horizons. Show Full Article Read more from Perry at Vogue. I felt so free and accepted,” she said. Katy Perry wasn’t always the outspoken progressive figure fans now know her as today. Perry’s upcoming studio album—her fifth—will debut in the summer, but her single, “Chained to the Rhythm” is available now.