Lady Gaga filming ‘A Star Is Born’ with Bradley Cooper at Coachella

Proceeds from audience members’   $10 entrance fee will be donated in full to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, which she launched with her mother in 2011 to combat bullying and promote mental health awareness. And you cure me every time with your love.”
A Star Is Born is currently set for theatrical release on Sept. #cameratests #ASIB
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According to the film’s   sound mixer, Steve Morrow, the movie   will follow in the Oscar-verified footsteps   of films like La La Land and   Les Misérables   in that its musical numbers will be recorded live as the picture films. Gaga, one of Coachella 2017’s headlining acts, dropped the surprise single “The Cure” following her 90-minute Saturday night set in the desert, which she secured after Beyoncé postponed her previously scheduled slot. 28, 2018. The 31-year-old   has supposedly written new material for the film as well. Prior iterations of A Star Is Born date back to 1937, when Janet Gaynor and Fredric March fronted William A. “I love you guys so much,” Gaga professed before launching into the catchy, R&B-infused pop tune. A Star Is Born‘s Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique (Black Swan, Iron Man) teased the beginning stages of filming   earlier in April, sharing to Instagram a photo of one of the production’s slates along with the caption, “Always a thrill when you finally get to shoot in prep.”

Always a thrill when you finally get to shoot in prep. “I have been through so much in my life and I’ve seen so much. Cooper, also making his directorial debut on the Warner Bros. Wellman’s production, which would later be adapted by George Cukor in 1954 (Judy Garland, James Mason) and in 1976 (Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson) by Frank Pierson. feature, will reportedly join Gaga onstage Tuesday, April 18 and Wednesday, April 19 to film scenes   that takes place during a country-themed concert. According to the official Coachella app, the Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter is set to film a portion of her upcoming Bradley Cooper collaboration A Star Is Born — a contemporary reimagining   of the perennial big screen tale about a budding   starlet (Gaga) who breaks into the entertainment   world   under the wing of a troubled industry vet (Cooper) — at Empire Polo Club, where the Indio, California   music and arts event takes place. I don't even mind my new name. Lady Gaga remedied the   pop landscape with   “The Cure” it needed   during   her headlining performance at Coachella over the weekend,   and now she’s prepping to   inject Hollywood with a similar jolt of energy at the annual music festival. Show Full Article Attendees (who must be 18 years or older) are asked to wear denim, boots, and Stetson hats as they cheer for the actors while cameras roll.

Critical Mass: ‘Fate of the Furious’ zooms ahead, ‘Lost City of Z’ finds critics’ affection


Read the full review here. The Fate of the Furious

Now playing. (It helps, perhaps, that several main players have no hair to singe.) The movie ends with more than one literal bang, but the series’ fate is hardly sealed; it’s merely to be continued: There are two more sequels due by 2021. Major’s search for her identity; the reason the bad guys are bad and the good guys do good; the future they’re all fighting for: None of it matters much, beyond that we’re told to accept that it does. They smoke pot with a gangster and get the munchies. B
Read the full review here. EW’s Joey Nolfi   says:

For how topical its inclinations are, it’s still wrapped in a ridiculous package hand-delivered by cyan humanoids. Though of course some of them will be, and that’s where A Quiet Passion finds its most transcendent moments: in the immortal, extraordinary verses Dickinson left behind. Thankfully, it never came. Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 77

Now playing. EW’s Leah Greenblatt   says:
If there’s anything Sander’s ravishing set pieces fail to sufficiently color in, it’s the story’s emotional stakes. Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 65
Smurfs: The Lost Village

Now playing. Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 80
A Quiet Passion

Now playing. Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 52

Show Full Article Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 50
Ghost in the Shell

Now playing. It’s a bittersweet, heartfelt, and very funny movie (go rent it instead of seeing this) mainly because the heist is almost beside the point. They attempt a practice heist on a supermarket and get away on a motorized old-folks scooter. And then there’s   The Boss Baby, merely mediocre yet disturbingly familiar, for we   are all Boss Babies now. C
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 50
Beauty and the Beast

Now playing. B
Read the full review here. Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 76
The Boss Baby

Now playing. B
Read the full review here. More than movies or theme parks, Disney has always been in the business of selling magic. Absurdity isn’t always the mark of simplicity, however. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical numbers are peppered throughout along with some new ones by Menken and Tim Rice. Consider the whole quotemarky “It’s just a joke!” tone of online discourse, the rise of smirking insincerity as a political mode   and   an intellectual dialectic. But the movie is also hobbled by its insistent lack of naturalism; characters don’t so much engage each other as speechify in grand, self-aware paragraphs as if every dinner-table musing is being recorded for posterity. 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. B
Read the full review here. EW’s Darren Franich   says:
But there are worst case scenarios, instances where empty cynicism dissolves into sour snark, where the pretense at self-awareness becomes its own retrograde stupidity. EW’s Leah Greenblatt says:
Writer-director Davies (The House of Mirth) manages to capture at least some of the metaphysical swoon of Dickinson’s work in a series of beautifully composed images, which is a feat in itself. Consider the cultural devolution from something like   Wicked —   a lacerating female-first deconstruction of an old children’s story — to   Oz, The Great and Powerful, the story of a money-obsessed con man with a heart of gold who gets the good girl by vanquishing all the bad girls. C
Read the full review here. It’s a character movie, not an action movie. B–
Read the full review here. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
Once in the castle, Belle and Beast both quickly (too quickly) change: He goes from cruel captor to fellow booklover; she goes from fiery inmate to besotted Stockholm Syndrome victim in time for their love to save the day. Still, Gere soars. But Cedar doesn’t seem to trust the depth and width of his story. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
Going in Style is, of course, a remake of a 1979 comedy that starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg as a trio of old coots who decide to spice up their Geritol years by sticking up a bank in Groucho schnozzes. Ambitious films like Inside Out and Zootopia   — about personified emotions living inside a girl’s brain and a city populated by talking animals — prove sharp wit and kid-friendly appeal don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I kept waiting for someone to make a joke about the size of his prostate. In the new version, Joe, Willie, and Albert watch The Bachelorette and get really invested the outcome. While Norman the man only knows how to dream big, Norman   the film would have been better served had it stayed small. And we’re always laughing with the characters, not at them and how old they are. It’s more about the bedrock friendship between three lonely old men. Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 56
The Lost City of Z

Now playing. EW’s Chris Nashawaty says:
[Director Joseph] Cedar has created a classic cautionary tale in Norman, and Gere flawlessly turns his tragic hero into someone who’s sympathetic and human. And Nixon vividly telegraphs both her character’s convictions and her deep physical and emotional suffering. Ann-Margret even pops up as a horny, hot-to-trot grandma to lob lusty innuendos at Arkin. Eventually the movie gives up the   Ghost, and settles for a gorgeous shell. The Lost Village buckles under the pressure of the bar set by far superior titles that have come before it, skimping on narrative nuances in favor of a showy fireworks display that’s bound to distract the little ones on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but might leave mommy and daddy blue in the face. EW wants you to make good choices at the movies in the days ahead, so consult our Critical Mass reviews guide below before heading to the multiplex. The deep-dive mythologies and intriguing moral quandaries raised by the script aren’t so much explored as exploded in a flurry of high-gloss action sequences and vaguely deep koan-of-the-day dialogue. The Fate of the Furious   sped   off with one of the year’s top debuts at the box office this weekend, but a handful of fellow newcomers — while unlikely to gross even a fraction of F8‘s premiere haul — are clamoring for attention in its dust. I wish there was just a little bit more of it in this   Beauty and the Beast. EW’s Leah Greenblatt   says:
It wouldn’t be a   Furious   climax if there weren’t inordinately expensive moving objects to destroy (in this case, a military submarine), a remarkably one-sided barrage of high-grade weaponry (bad guys, dead; good guys, ricochet!), and an explosive hail-Mary finale so sublimely ridiculous it defies both good sense and gravity. Like so much about Condon’s film, the new songs are perfectly fine, but they’re just not transporting. Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
Metacritic: 40
Going in Style

Now playing.

’13 Reasons Why’: Who picked up Alex’s phone?

“Or maybe some police investigator on the scene, because Zach had been sending texts. “Out of all of them, Zach had been really worried about Alex because he’d seen that Alex had been having issues with his stomach and that he’d been getting really depressed. I didn’t think into it too much… He sent out a call and the scene cuts.”

However, Butler says that Zach had been worried about Alex as the episodes had gone on. Did he attempt to end his life? The 10th anniversary edition of   13   Reasons Why is currently available for purchase —   order it here   — and the television adaptation is now streaming on Netflix. As fans of   13 Reasons Why will tell you, the Netflix series ended with   more than a couple of big cliffhangers   (even apart from whether there will be a second season). “I don’t know if it’s a detail people picked up on, but Zach and Alex got really close,” explains Butler of the duo’s new bond. In the texts, you see that there’s a lot of outgoing texts to Alex, but no responses.”
And Zach’s concern was somewhat founded, as the final episode doesn’t reveal what it is that happened to Alex in those last few days. So who   is   on the other line? One of the final scenes of the season finale saw basketball star Zach (Ross Butler) send Alex a series of urgent texts, only to get a single message in response: “Please call.” Once Zach calls, it’s not Alex who picks up, though: As viewers learn, the teen was rushed to the hospital because of a gunshot wound to the head. Show Full Article “I imagine it was his dad,” Butler tells EW. Among the dangling story lines is who exactly answers Alex Standall’s (Parenthood‘s   Miles Heizer) phone. Or could it be possible that Tyler, who we now know was collecting guns, shot him?

‘The Good Fight’ producers on that shocking finale

We haven’t used him since, and we were shocked because he was so wonderful. He’ll be able to justify anything to protect himself in the same way he could justify bilking his investors of millions. ROBERT KING:   Yes, that, and also she’s someone who was convinced by Lucca that she is blaming herself, and that now is not the time for that. So I guess I’m most proud or most excited about using this mental device that we used in Good Wife, but I think we’re doing it better now. I think she’s on another show this year. We loved him. ROBERT KING:   We’re being told not to say yet! MICHELLE KING:   Well, what we know is that the writers’ room will start back again at the end of August. This post contains spoilers from the season 1 finale of   The Good Fight. I was surprised by Maia lying to Madeline who, by the way, was played perfectly by Jane Lynch. MICHELLE KING:   Maia, in her heart of hearts, didn’t know there was something wrong. She’s just used to it. First of all, Paul Guilfoyle was doing such a good job, and [he was] someone I sympathized with — pretend innocent man who was corrupted. At one point, you had him say that everyone knew about his scheme. ROBERT KING:   Yes. ROBERT KING:   Oh, yes. Speaking of investigators, any chance you could find a place for Kalinda (Archie Panjabi)? MICHELLE KING:   The sense we have as a character is that he genuinely loves his daughter and wife, but he’ll never love them as much as he loves himself. EW asked the Kings to reflect on that shocking final episode and where the action will pick up when the second season of The Good Wife spinoff returns to All Access sometime next year. Show Full Article Is that because we’re dealing with this young, naïve woman who wants to protect her parents? It’s where we started the season with her concerns that Diane is the sort of person who doesn’t sit quiet, that she rose to the top, and now she’s worried that her position is threatened. Will we see Mr. Not in a way that are flashbacks, because I don’t think flashbacks reflect the way our minds work. Will they make you do more episodes for season 2? ROBERT KING:   We love Archie. And the scene of the judge in the wheelchair who couldn’t wheel himself up the ramp! ROBERT KING:   I will tell you that Delroy Lindo will be back, Justin Bartha, and, obviously, Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo. Where did that great moment with the birds flying into the window come from? ROBERT KING:   I really liked the second-to-last episode. I think it would be lovely if she and Alan Cumming returned. ROBERT KING:   No. And so we wanted to do something where you thought he was making a heroic action at the end, something that was very much built for TV, that he would fall on his sword for his daughter to be free, and then you realize, no, this guy is an opportunist. MICHELLE KING:   She will definitely be there in season 2, and she’s gonna be able to put on her gumshoes. Is Barbara threatened professionally by Diane or is it more than just professional?MICHELLE KING:   It’s everything. Did you want Henry Rindell (Paul Guilfoyle) to remain morally ambiguous throughout the season? That is just kind of a literary device used in filmmaking, but more — the thoughts are not linear in how they interrupt each other and how you don’t remember everything about circumstances and how you change what you remember. I really like when we use people’s stream of consciousness and visualize it. We actually had him coming down the ramp and ramming into the wall, but then we thought we’re not that silly. I liked when you referenced Trump indirectly with Adrian (Lindo) making a comment like, “It feels like something has come detached.” Was that you reflecting on how you’re feeling politically these days? It feels like a lot of institutions are falling apart, and I think people are feeling really untethered. More episodes are on the way! Does that mean Diane knew too? Can you say if everyone will be back? ROBERT KING:   The next minute. ROBERT KING: No. Staples again? We had to make sure that he would come back and have Diane represent him. Have they shared subscription numbers with you? It’s our theme of family sometimes being a corrosive influence. He kind of understood his corruption more from ego than from money. We have some self-respect. We just take that with a smile and write the next episode. It’s only a ta-ta for now, Diane Lockhart: Though Sunday’s episode marked the season finale of The Good Fight on CBS All Access, there is good news from creators Robert and Michelle King. Was there one character or one plotline that surprised you this season and made you proud? The Good Fight is streaming on CBS All Access. ROBERT KING:   We’ve heard from someone on our crew about the Statue of Liberty and how many birds fly into it because of the light hitting it, and so the image of the groundskeeper every night having to go and clean up all these dead birds at the base of the Statue of Liberty stuck with us. ROBERT KING:   That gag was in season 3   of The Good Wife. Where will the action pick up in the new season? I think what we wanted to do was show that her guilt was kind of damning herself to a point where she was getting in trouble with the feds. We get generalities of things are looking good, but nothing more specific than that. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What kind of feedback have you received from CBS All Access about how well the show has done? It’s always fun to dive right into them, and so we’ll pick up five seconds later. How long do we have to wait until we see the new season? Will Marissa (Sarah Steele) get her wish in season 2   and become an investigator? ROBERT KING:   Yes. The last thing he wants to do is spend his life in prison, so he runs and leaves his daughter holding the bag. So let’s talk about the finale. The same thing goes with everybody involved with this scandal. ROBERT KING: I think the intent is to have it come out around the same time it did this year. We often did that on The Good Wife. So we stuck that in there as just this quirk about Jane Lynch. So I hope that works out next year.

Box office report: ‘Fate of the Furious finishes at No. 1, shatters worldwide opening record

Not only has F8 pulled in an estimated $100.2 million domestically — becoming 2017’s ninth picture to do so — but it’s also earned an estimated $432.3 million internationally, beating the record set by Jurassic World ($316.7 million) among top foreign openers. However, the Alec Baldwin-starring animated feature continues to perform well, crossing the $100 million mark domestically with an estimated weekend earning of $15.5 million. Premiere dates are still on deck for traditionally lucrative territories, including China and South Korea. The film, which tells the story of a real-life explorer who went missing on an expedition with his son and features an all-star cast of Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, and Angus Macfadyen, earned the highest per-screen average of the week ($28,158). Elsewhere,   Smurfs: The Lost Village earned an estimated $6.5 million domestically this weekend. The eighth film in Universal’s car-based action series speeds its way to the largest worldwide debut weekend of all time with an estimated $532.5 million, breaking the record previously held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529 million). The Zach Braff-directed comedic caper film — starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin as a trio planning a heist — earned an estimated $6.3 million, which in turn makes for an estimated $23 million domestic gross for the film. The live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated fantasy came in third on the North American chart this weekend, adding an estimated $13.6 million to its $454 million U.S. Check out the April 14-16 estimates below. While the debut was a large one, it marks a significant decrease from the gross of its forerunner, Furious 7, which made $147 million in 2015 after opening in 4,004 theaters in North America, compared to   F8‘s 4,310-screen domestic release. This weekend also sees Boss Baby slip down to No. and Canadian total while making it the 12th highest grossing film of all time (unadjusted for inflation) domestically. The animated blue creature feature — which earned an A on CinemaScore   — continues to post fair numbers overseas, having earned $70 million to date. 2 after two straight weekends at the top. On the other end of the scale, the animated Spark managed to bring in an estimated $112,352 in its first opening weekend, however despite boasting a 365-theater release and an impressive voice cast that featured Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Patrick Stewart, and Jessica Biel, the monkey-focused flick earned an estimated per-screen average of $308. 1 – The Fate of the Furious – $100.2 million
2 – The Boss Baby – $ 15.5 million
3 – Beauty and the Beast – $13.6 million
4 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – $6.5 million
5 – Going In Style – $6.3 million
6 – Gifted – $3 million
7 – Get Out   – $2.9 million
8 – Power Rangers – $2.8 million
9 – The Case For Christ – $ 2.7 million
10 – Kong: Skull Island – $2.6 million

Show Full Article Per comScore, overall box office is up roughly 6.1 percent from the same frame last year. The fate of the storied Furious franchise is to break a few box office records. But this isn’t the only notable number the ensemble flick (which stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Ludacris, and Charlize Theron, among others) has racked up this weekend. Outside the top 10, James Gray’s newly released The Lost City of Z pulled in an estimated $112,633. The film seems to be following the trajectory of similarly aimed The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which also earned a B+ on CinemaScore and eventually pulled in a domestic total gross of $33 million. Rounding out the top five is Going In Style, which continues to be a steady performer among its older audience base. Meanwhile, Beauty and the Beast‘s long legs continue carrying the film past the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

‘SNL’: See Jimmy Fallon impersonate John Travolta — twice

So it was no surprise when the   Tonight Show host dug into his bag of tricks for his latest stint hosting   Saturday Night Live. Watch him (and Harry Styles as Mick Jagger) in action above. Only the real surprise of the sketch — a “time travel” travel edition of   Celebrity Family Feud   — was that Fallon was called upon to do his John Travolta impression   twice   as he played the actor post-Grease in 1977, and more recently after his recent run in   The People v. Simpson   in 2017. As noted by the audience’s laughter (and Fallon’s slight wig malfunction), part of the delight of the sketch was Fallon having to pull double duty as he scrambled from one part of the set to the other in an effort to play both parts, while capturing the nuance of each impression. It’s no secret that Jimmy Fallon is a master of celebrity impressions. O.J. Show Full Article

Tyrese apologizes for sexist commentary about ‘promiscuous women’

– I've been getting dragged and feel the heat from my poor choice of words and approach to my messages, trust me….. lesson learned in life you will learn that It’s not always ‘what’ you say, it’s the ‘how’ we choose to say it. Although I've been consistently for years speaking on these topics and some of the same words in my message, I have never experienced what I am experiencing right now. And clearly all the way off…. lesson learned in life you will learn that It's not always "what" you say, it's the "how" we choose to say it. Ladies you deserve better…
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He continued: “I want to truly say that I’m sorry, I’m not APOLOGIZING in an effort to be politically correct, I apologize as a man first for the things that I’ve recently said about choices women have the right to make, for the terms that I’ve used and the way I’ve come across. it's crazy how non-public figures can say and do some really dumb shit and it will stay amongst your family and friends or local in your hood…. They ready to have sex with any and everything that want to have sex with them.”
On Saturday, the actor and model apologized for his comments in a lengthy Instagram post. When you have been an entertainer for 15+ years the whole WORLD is literally watching you grow up & learn, bump your head, make mistakes and evolve as the world watches…. HOT TOPICS: Tyrese had a few words to say about women and you know Wendy had something to say. And for that I sincerely apologize to all of the ladies,” he wrote, explaining that he’s been speaking on similar topics for years, but has never experienced criticism as harsh as the kind he’s received over the last six days. I've learned things through experience which I share, and through these last couple of weeks, I've learned a lot through this well deserved internet dragging…… This is about a man owning up to his actions, taking responsibility, recognizing how to do better, and actually doing better. I am not perfect or all knowing, nor am I the one to claim to be. Show Full Article I am not perfect or all knowing, nor am I the one to claim to be. The Fate of the Furious is now playing in theaters nationwide. I’ve learned things through experience which I share, and through these last couple of weeks, I’ve learned a lot through this well deserved internet dragging…… This is about a man owning up to his actions, taking responsibility, recognizing how to do better, and actually doing better. Some may likely decide to NOT forgive me…. The Fate of the Furious might be riding high at the top of the   domestic box office this weekend, but one of its stars is backpedaling on a series of controversial statements made earlier this week. I was raised to think and feel certain ways, and I'm learning new things that combat those messages. Talk show host Wendy Williams — who, in the past, has come under fire for making insensitive remarks   about the LGBT community — questioned Gibson’s seemingly self-appointed status as the “moral police,” telling her live studio audience no one “asked” the 38-year-old for his opinion on issues of gender. Time and consistency heals all wounds…. Please accept this as my sincere apology for my poor choice of words – Shit gets real when it goes from a social media dragging to my own wife giving me the side eye and coming at me, even she's not happy with the way I've conducted myself…. For the record I'm far from a misogynist, a male chauvinist or flat out mean….. This is a real lesson learned… This is not just a regular IG post for me. And for that I sincerely apologize to all of the ladies… Even after this apology…. My intentions were there but my delivery f—ing horrible…. “My mother taught me better than this….. My intentions were there but my delivery fucking horrible…. I want to truly say that I'm sorry, I'm not APOLOGIZING in an effort to be politically correct, I apologize as a man first for the things that I've recently said about choices women have the right to make, for the terms that I've used and the way I've come across. “Please accept this as my sincere apology for my poor choice of words – S— gets real when it goes from a social media dragging to my own wife giving me the side eye and coming at me, even she’s not happy with the way I’ve conducted myself.”

My mother taught me better than this….. Watch Now:
— Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) April 14, 2017

Read Gibson’s full apology above. And clearly all the way off…. I was raised to think and feel certain ways, and I’m learning new things that combat those messages. Tyrese Gibson, who made his Fast and Furious   debut as Roman Pearce in 2003’s 2 Fast 2 Furious, ruffled feathers when he discussed “sluts, skeezers, hoes, tramps, and overly aggressive promiscuous women,” in an interview with BET posted Monday, adding that   they “are never without a man because they don’t have no standards. For the record I’m far from a misogynist, a male chauvinist or flat out mean….. Ladies you deserve better…”
Following the publication of his BET interview, Gibson endured a barrage of online   backlash from fans and entertainment industry figures alike.

‘Star Wars’ attractions at Disney theme parks to feature new planet

Pablo Hidalgo, a member of the Lucasfilm story group, said the team has been devising mythology for the unnamed planet that will make it feel part of the whole. “We wanted to build new Star Wars stories, new destinations, but this time you can be in them,” Trowbridge told the audience gathered for the theme parks panel. The name of this “theme park world” wasn’t revealed, but Trowbridge offered a few details that made it sound like the sci-fi version of the Old West — a once bustling city, struggling between civility and lawlessness — that has become someone forgotten within the galaxy. But a few new details were revealed at the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, where tens of thousands of the Force-faithful came to spend Easter weekend. The Star Wars lands at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, are currently being constructed and aren’t scheduled to open until 2019. “The story team is working to not just figure out where this place is on the galactic map, but what its history has been.”
When they finally open in two years, park visitors will know enough to be able to say: “Chewie… we’re home.”

Show Full Article “I’ve often said the appeal of Star Wars for me, personally, is that Star Wars is a destination,” said Hidalgo. But if we were to go to those places, — Hoth, Tatooine — we know the stories that happened there, we know whose stories they are, and we know we’re not in them,” says Scott Trowbridge, who’s leading the Imagineering team on the projects. Basically, Imagineers are trying to create an original narrative within the parks, featuring the Millennium Falcon, Stormtroopers, droids, and other familiar elements of the universe — just in a new context. “It would be easy to think we should revisit some of our favorite places. “It’s a new planet,” Trowbridge said. “That’s not what we wanted to do.”
The goal is immersion for guests, a chance for them to suspend disbelief and feel like the attractions are active and involving rather than passive, watching a story they’ve already heard play out again. The goal, according to the Disney Imagineers developing the rides, shops, shows, and activities, is a blank slate for guests, something unconstrained by existing stories. It’s a whole new world …
The Star Wars attractions at Disney’s theme parks will be set on a never-before-seen planet, separate from galactic history in the films. “We want you to discover your own Star Wars story, not just remember somebody else’s.”

There are a number of different eras to choose from, and the parks have settled on the most recent — the universe of The Force Awakens and this December’s sequel, The Last Jedi. Polite society mingles with the underworld. That means Darth Vader is a bad memory, the neo-Imperialist First Order is now menacing the galaxy, and the Resistance is fighting for freedom against this oppressive new power. “Every new Star Wars story is like coming back home but finding a new corner of that place you’ve never explored before.”
Eventually, we’ll find out just where this realm is on the map — and what it’s connection may be to the smugglers, Jedi, scavengers, warriors, and creatures of the broader Star Wars universe. “A remote frontier outpost somewhere on the edge of wild space.”
New concept photos feature the Mediterranean-like city with the Millennium Falcon in the background (we already know one of the rides will involve piloting it in battle) and another with a shopping area that looks like a flag-draped alien bazaar. The keepers of Star Wars lore have been involved in making the theme park worlds consistent (if not canon).

Harry Styles premieres ‘Ever Since New York’ on ‘SNL’

Harry Styles   follows previous releases from other One Direction members past and present: Alum Zayn Malik, who left the group in 2015, dropped   Mind of Mine   in 2016, and Niall Horan premiered “This Town” that same year. Along with performing “Ever Since New York” and “Sign of the Times” on the NBC show, Styles also appeared in some sketches: He played a ridiculous, highly amusing version of Mick Jagger in a   Celebrity Family Feud-inspired sketch   and showed off his vocal talents in “Civil War Soldiers.”

Watch his musical performances above. Show Full Article Harry Styles made his official solo debut April 7 with the release of single “Sign of the Times,” and the One Direction member revealed another new song this weekend on   Saturday Night Live,   where he performed “Ever Since New York.”
Both songs are off his upcoming self-titled debut, out May 12.

Lady Gaga debuts new single, ‘The Cure,’ at Coachella

“When you say ‘I love you,’ it makes me so happy I could cry,” Gaga said. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
The remixes continued with “Applause.” Gaga lives for that just as much as a good wardrobe change, so she used the Artpop lead single for exactly that, slipping into a sparkly and partially sheer black jumpsuit. Warmly received by the concert crowd that numbered in the tens of thousands, Gaga said she was relieved to finally not have to keep the song a secret anymore. Unlike that song, though, where she is adamant she will “never love again,” fans weren’t at a loss for words. “I hope a lot of people fall in love tonight listening to a lot of music,” she told the audience. Overjoyed by the song choices — and her — they let the musician know it. Lady Gaga will perform again next Saturday, April 22 for Weekend 2 of the annual festival. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images
Continuing the love story — of that lost, found, and rediscovered — Gaga stayed at the piano for some slower songs, powering through her 2011 hit “You and I” and the 2009 ballad “Speechless” before that. The emotion driving it was evident and infectious. Show Full Article She premiered the catchy pop tune, which has EDM undertones, about two-thirds of the way through her 90-minute set. With “Edge of Glory,” she lured the audience in with a   story inspired by her grandparents’ decades-long love. Before bringing her headlining set — the first at Coachella by a female artist since Björk in 2007 — to a close, Gaga took it back to the beginning, showing off her “Poker Face” (the second single from her debut album The Fame) and writing a “Bad Romance” for the finale, made all the more spectacular by a fireworks display that ignited the night sky. — but alas, the most fans got from Queen Bey was the recorded version of her verse-rap in that song. That’s it.”
After a brief musical interlude, Gaga returned to the stage with a more vibrant ensemble highlighted by a multicolored, sequin-studded get-up plus production and lighting design to match for the pop anthem “Born This Way,” her 2011 chart-topping mega-hit. “If I can’t find the cure, I’ll /   I’ll fix you with my love /   No matter what you know, I’ll /   I’ll fix you with my love,” she sings in the chorus, pledging her commitment to the subject of the song — and to the crowd. The teaser offered a seamless transition into her opening number, the 2011   Born This Way   single “ScheiBe.” What followed was a combo of the music and elements fans expect — and then some — from the performer: lively and unique choreography, compelling visuals, attitude, and a capital-S show, all from a woman whose number one priority, it was clear, was to give festival-goers a little bit of everything they might find at other stages, from song and spectacle to fun and flair. PT for “the heavyweights at Coachella” with a video montage that featured the singer fighting an enormous tentacle (an image of which later adorned a red crop-top sweatshirt she donned during songs including “Telephone, “Alejandro,” and “Edge of Glory”) writhing around as it protrudes from her mouth, scored with EDM-inspired sounds. RELATED: All the Best Photos from Coachella 2017
“Alejandro,” “Teeth” (from 2009’s The Fame Monster), and the debut of “The Cure” followed before Gaga took a seat at the piano — after having already played the keytar and electric guitar earlier in the show — for a stripped down rendition of “Edge of Glory.” It’s no secret Gaga has some of the most commanding and stirring vocals of anyone in the game, but to hear her in person is an entirely different and profound experience. Hopes were up (as they were with Gaga’s February Super Bowl halftime show in Houston) that the expecting mother might make a cameo — her doctors advised her to “keep a less rigorous schedule,” so performing a full show wasn’t in the cards, but maybe a brief appearance would be okay? It got the crowd, and Gaga, moving — she exited the stage to get closer to her Little Monsters, giving out high fives along the way. And you cure me every time with your love.”
The show kicked off around 11:30 p.m. LADY GAGA / COACHELLALIVE NOW /
— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) April 16, 2017

Once the 31-year-old shed the long black leather jacket and hat that made up her military-esque look, a more prominent rock sound took over, even on her pop-dance track “LoveGame,” the country-inspired jam “John Wayne,” and her debut, star-making single “Just Dance.”
“I feel like every day of the year it’s possible we don’t know what to do,” Gaga said, introducing “Just Dance.” “Life gets confusing, we get stressed out about dumb s—, and then we come to Coachella, right, and all you have to do while you’re here is dance. Following up with “Venus” and “Sexxx Dreams” from her 2013 album Artpop, plus “A-YO,” the spunky country-rock banger from her latest album Joanne, the six-time Grammy winner then emerged onto the stage in a glass phone booth pushed around the stage by her dancers for “Telephone,” her 2010 duet with Beyoncé. “I have been through so much in my life and I’ve seen so much. “I love you guys so much,” she professed. After just a   month-and-a-half of preparations for the big event, Mother Monster took the stage Saturday night, where she debuted a new single: “The Cure,” now streaming. “Every time. After Beyoncé postponed her headlining Coachella appearance until 2018 because of her pregnancy,   Lady Gaga stepped in to take over the   Lemonade   singer’s spot this year. Every single time.”
The personal, sincere moment was short-lived, as Gaga cranked the energy back up for the final four songs, starting with a higher-tempo remix of her Joanne power ballad “A Million Reasons,” turning it up an electronic notch in the chorus. While the previous breaks for quick wardrobe changes were musical interludes, this energizing single got the karaoke — and electro — treatment as the song’s lyrics appeared on the huge screens flanking the stage. By the end, the festival crowd was left saying, “Gaga, ooh la la!”
Weekend 1 of Coachella wraps up Sunday night when Kendrick Lamar, who just released his fourth album DAMN late Thursday, is the headliner.

How to watch ‘American Gods’ no matter where you live

ET every Sunday night the show airs. Martin, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland,
Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leete, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Tuvalu,
Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, U.S. I don’t have a cable subscription. But what if you don’t have a cable subscription? (Though if reading isn’t your thing, the stellar full-cast 10th-anniversary audiobook is incredibly fun.)
There’s also Neil Gaiman’s latest book that focuses on all your favorite Norse Gods like   Odin, Loki, and of course, Thor. What do I do? We can tell you how to watch the series no matter your circumstances. If you’re in the following countries, you should be able to log onto   (though you’ll need an Amazon Prime subscription first) where the show will make its debut on May 1:
Afghanistan, Aland Islands, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,
Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi,
Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Republic of), Congo (Democratic Republic of), Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote D’Ivoire, Croatia, Curacao, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia,
Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, French West Indies (Guadalupe and Martinique),
Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana,
Haiti, Heard Island and McDonald Island, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary,
Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy,
Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan,
Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic,
Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Macao, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar,
Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Norway,
Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico,
Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda,
Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, and Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. ET on Starz, with the eight-episode drama kicking off on April 30. There is a second option for Amazon Prime members, as your membership allows those eligible to purchase   channel subscriptions to premium networks like Starz, Showtime, etc. And given the stylish title sequence, intriguing character posters, a new comic series, and even the new cover for the original book, there’s   a lot to be excited about. So it’s no surprise fans are more eager than ever about the possibility of finally getting to see one of their favorite books gain life as a television show. What if you don’t even live in the United States? Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan,
Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam,
Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara,
Zambia, Zimbabwe
My country isn’t on this list! Maybe look up where other Starz shows (Outlander,   Power,   Ash vs. Now what? ET every Sunday night the show is on. The only hitch is that this is a channel you might need to add to your pre-existing TV subscription. Barthelemy, St. Short of building a time machine, there are a few things you can do to bide your time: Maybe put together a costume so you can really get into the spirit when you finally do watch it? which you can access directly through Amazon Video. If streaming your shows is your deal (and you’re willing to stay up for a few hours), you can pay $8.99 and subscribe to a Starz subscription where episodes will go up at 12 a.m. This option allows you to log in to your subscription on both   and the Starz App, which you can download from the iTunes app store, Amazon Fire TV, Google Play, and Roku. Or even a subscription to Starz? Where else can I watch it? When can I watch   American Gods on TV? And much like with the direct Starz subscription, you’ll have to pay $8.99, with episodes of the show becoming available to watch at 12 a.m. It’s taken a long time (and many tries) to get Neil Gaiman’s   American Gods to the screen — big or small. Well, don’t worry! Never fear, cord-cutters! But an added bonus is that subscribers can access Starz On Demand (for no extra charge), where episodes will go up at 12 a.m. The show will air Sundays at 9 p.m. And, last but not least, you could even check out the recent feature story in the latest issue of EW, which will give you all the fun preview info an eager fan might need. You could prepare for the show by reading the book the series is based on   — or even the current comic series. Show Full Article ET every Sunday night the show is on. I don’t live in the United States! What if I can’t wait until April 30? Evil Dead) are playing and contact that provider (streaming or cable) to see if they plan on showing   American Gods as well.

Jason Statham on ‘The Fate of the Furious’ and Shaw’s future

There’s no one in the world who can tell him to do anything apart from one person, and that’s his mum. They feel quite familiar and quite strong, about who they want to let into the franchise and who they don’t. “I killed Han,” says Statham. You’ve been doing it for awhile now! Well, exactly! I met her a few times back then. Shaw was seeking vengeance – and he was first introduced in the sixth film, killing off a beloved character. We even meet his mother – who happens to be played by Helen Mirren. I don’t want to spoil what they’ve got coming, but they’ve got some really good stuff coming. We know a little bit about him. So I’ve never really come to terms with being able to refer to myself as an actor! [laughs]
You and Dwayne Johnson have some great bantering standoffs in this movie. “Oh know, he did that? Chris told me there are a few things we could shock people with, regarding Deckard. Can we know a lot more? We’ve already met his mom. What was it like working with her on that scene? They could be beating each other up for fun. I was an athlete, I was a sportsman, I used to work on the street, I was a streetcorner con man selling perfume and jewelry. There is plenty of more room to bring Deckard in and find out more about him. The fans are almost like their own family. It’s great to not have rotten fruit thrown at me. I’m excited about what’s to come. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What was your interaction like with fans of the series after you played the villainous role in   Furious Seven? There are some specifics that [screenwriter Chris Morgan] was talking about. Show Full Article JASON STATHAM:   I’ve had a really good response from the fans. When you get someone as adored and as talented as Helen Mirren, it really gives you a lot of weight behind a role. She’s a real sweetheart. They’ve followed these people for seven, eight movies now. Deckard Shaw plays quite a tough chap. Whether they can fight down the line: Who knows? I worked with her husband, Taylor Hackford, years ago when I did a movie called Parker with Jennifer Lopez. He’s responsible for this?” He loves to shock people. There are not many people who can tell him what to do and how to do it. Of course, we can. That would include Helen and, obviously… [long pause] I’m not gonna say anything! They’re not going to bring your mum in unless there’s something down the line. I never went to drama school, I never went to anything that would give me any idea on what to do in front of a camera. It’s great, y’know? Are Hobbs and Shaw friends now? He’s remembering how it felt when he played the bad guy in   Furious Seven, when his character, Deckard Shaw, chased   the Toretto crew around   the world. While his nemesis Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) warms up to his former sparring partner, Shaw rescues Dominic Toretto’s son from the clutches of Cipher (Charlize Theron). Coming back to play the character in this film, did you yourself learn a bit more about his backstory? Without giving the story away, even if they became really close — and there is a certain charm between the two of them now — they still want know who’s the best, who’s the toughest, who’s the hardest. Might be something that gets explored in future films. There’s a real oneupmanship. What’s it been like joining up with such a large blockbuster franchise? I sort of did it and learned it as I went along. There’s so much opportunity for what we can understand about where the Shaw family is really from, what they’re really capable of, and stuff. I don’t want to be the one to unravel the spoilers. [laughs] Anyway, that’s another story. That sequence between you and Helen Mirren is a lot of fun. “If you’re a fan, that’s not a good thing!”
But in The Fate of the Furious – now in theaters, so   SPOILERS FROM HERE – Deckard does a few good things. “I expected to walk down the red carpet, and be dodging rotten fruit and spit,” says Jason Statham. Just to have someone like that as your mum is fantastic. We talked to Statham about   Shaw’s mysterious past – and the possibilities of his future. So it always seems strange and weird to say, “I’m an actor.” I fell into the business almost by mistake, by sheer chance. But there’s some really interesting stuff that could keep people that like these big sorts of dramatic reveals [happy]. And yet, you put him in the room with his mum   and next thing you know, she’s slapping him ’round the chops, kicking him up the arse, and saying, “Right, go and do this,” and he jumps to it. As an actor…   [laughs] I don’t really see myself as an actor, it’s funny me saying that. I never had any intention to be an actor. These last couple movies especially have become such huge, global productions.

Tory Lanez is not about that special guest life

Though the festival has become particularly known for high profile guest appearances — with acts seemingly one-upping each other each year for buzziest   moment — the Canadian rapper had zero interest in playing along. “But I wanted my first time at Coachella to be about me and you.”Backed by just a DJ, Lanez tore through the mind numbing   hybrid of trap hip-hop and R&B that informed his debut “I Told You So.”   Latest updates Tory Lanez wanted to make one thing clear at the beginning of his debut at Coachella on Friday evening: Don’t expect him to be flanked with any surprise guests. “I know a lot of artists come here with their props — or special guests,” he told the sizable crowd he gathered at   the Sahara Tent.

‘SNL’ rips both United Airlines and Pepsi in one sketch

You dragged a man off a plane this week,” says Strong, implying they broke up because he was responsible for   United’s controversial removal of a passenger by force. Show Full Article RELATED: Saturday Night Live‘s 25 All-Time Best Characters
Rejected, Fallon leaves, and Strong apologizes to Bennett and asks him to tell her more about himself, to which he replies, “Well, I just directed this huge Pepsi commercial…”

Watch the sketch above. It started out silly enough: Beck Bennett and Cecily Strong played a couple whose date gets interrupted by Fallon, playing Strong’s ex who thinks the best way to win her back is singing Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply” while wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with her face. One sketch managed to rip both humiliated companies. Melissa McCarthy also mocked United when she brought back her Sean Spicer impersonation   on Saturday’s episode, and during the Weekend Update, Colin Jost said the airline’s slogan, “Fy the friendly skies,” is as inappropriate as if Chipotle’s were, “You’re gonna have an easy time on the toilet.”
SNL’s nationwide live broadcasts continue May 6. In addition to Saturday Night Live’s regularly scheduled mockery of the Trump administration, this week’s Jimmy Fallon-hosted episode fit in jabs at United Airlines and Pepsi as well. When he finally gets down on one knee, Fallon’s character gets the ultimate rejection: “No, Doug!

‘SNL’: Jimmy Fallon plays Trump’s ‘cute little twink’ Jared Kushner

“Tonight is elimination night!”
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As Fallon’s Kushner and skele-Bannon faced off to be Trump’s right-hand man, the president compared their skills. I’m not joking.”

After carefully considering the two men, Trump named his son-in-law the winner, as well as offering “$100,000 courtesy of L’Oreal.”
Trump’s “cute little twink” received more praise: “Jared, you’re such an inspiration,” he said. “Jared, you take the most beautiful photos,” Trump observed. The cold open began with Trump ordering Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence to read the list of the president’s accomplishments during his first 100 days, of which there was one. The first-ever episode of Saturday Night Live to air live coast-to-coast kicked off with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump choosing Jimmy Fallon’s Jared Kushner over Steve Bannon, a.k.a. Show Full Article After suggesting a few additions to the list, all of which Pence noted happened at Mar-a-Lago and not the White House, Trump called in Steve Bannon (represented, again, as the grim reaper) and Jared Kushner, played by host Jimmy Fallon. the   Grim Reaper. “You show everyone that if you were born rich and marry my daughter, you can do anything you want.”
Watch the sketch in the videos above. “Steve, you take the worst photos I’ve seen in my life. “Standing before me are my two top advisors… but I only have one photo in my hand,” said Trump as the two men looked on.

‘SNL’: Melissa McCarthy’s Sean Spicer returns for ‘probably our last Easter on Earth’

“I clearly meant to say ‘concentration clubs.’”
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McCarthy’s Spicer continued to disastrously correct the offensive comments, apologizing for having made them during Passover — “what I call Jewish Easter” —   and adding that, while he understands that “concentration clubs” were reached by train, “at least they didn’t have to fly United.”

Following the reference to United Airlines’ rough week, it was time for the press secretary to call it a day. “Okay, Spicey’s gotta hippity-hop,” McCarthy’s Spicer said on the way out. After host Jimmy Fallon channeled Jared Kushner in   Saturday Night Live‘s cold open this weekend, Melissa McCarthy brought her Sean Spicer impression back for a special Easter appearance. “Everybody just eat as much candy as you want, because it’s probably our last Easter on Earth.”
McCarthy will return to host SNL next month as the show’s nationwide live broadcasts continue. “Spicey finally screwed up. You got me,” McCarthy as Spicer said, sighing. Show Full Article Wearing a bunny suit for the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll, McCarthy’s Spicer apologized for calling concentration camps “Holocaust centers” in a widely criticized press briefing on Tuesday.