Rosario Dawson says no Claire Temple in ‘The Punisher’

Jon Bernthal returns as Frank Castle after introducing the character   in Daredevil season 2. The Punisher will be the first of these Hell’s Kitchen-based series to go sans Claire. “For The Defenders, it was difficult to get everybody together. Show Full Article Though she had a single-episode cameo in Jessica Jones, her role was expanded for   Daredevil season 2, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist. I really wanted to do a cameo on The Punisher, but it doesn’t always work that way.”
Dawson first appeared as Claire in Daredevil season 1 and she returned for every subsequent   show. People are busy! Dawson   returned to film   The Defenders, which features Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Finn Jones, Sigourney Weaver, Elodie Yung, Jessica Henwick, and more. Moore, Paul Schulze, Jaime Ray Newman, and Michael Nathanson. According to Rosario Dawson, the nurse and pupil of Colleen Wing won’t appear in the Netflix spin-off. The series, which continues filming with showrunner   Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal),   will premiere on Netflix later this year. Marvel’s The Punisher is already missing one common   thread   of the Defenders universe: Claire Temple. Deborah Ann Woll also reprises Karen Page, alongside   Ebon Moss-Bachrach,   Amber Rose Revah, Ben Barnes,   Daniel Webber, Jason R. “At the end of the day, it’s really hard to get all of those casts together,” she explained to Collider during an interview for her latest movie, Unforgettable. There are so many times where I really want it to happen.

Steven Spielberg, Bryan Singer’s Queen film land awards season releases

The film, about The Washington Post‘s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers, was said to be titled The Post, though Fox maintains   its untitled status. Steven Spielberg and Bryan Singer’s latest films   are better positioned   to become awards season contenders. Also on the docket is Red Sparrow; Jennifer Lawrence re-teams with her Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence on   the story   of a Russian intelligence agent. 10 of this year as a first look was unveiled at CinemaCon. 28, 2018. Viola Davis, Liam Neeson,   Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, and André Holland fill out the cast with   a script from   Gone Girl‘s   Gillian Flynn. Next year’s schedule continues to inflate: Singer’s Bohemian Rhapsody, starring Mr. Later in the year, Steve McQueen will premiere the impressive cast of his heist thriller Widows on Nov. 22 before going wide on Jan. 9, 2018) and The Predator (Aug. 10, 2017) received earlier releases, while Fox bumped Maze Runner: The Death Cure (Feb. 12, 2018. Robot‘s   Rami Malek as legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, has a prime holiday spot on   Dec. Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama, which stars   Tom Hanks   and Meryl Streep, will debut in select theaters this   Dec. The film was originally scheduled for release on Nov. Accompanying announcements for three X-Men installments and four Avatar sequels, 20th Century Fox   revealed a host of release dates for the studio’s upcoming slate. Elsewhere, Kingsman: The Golden Circle (now Sept. 3, 2018). 25, 2018. Show Full Article Lastly, The Kid Who Would Be King   is scheduled for   Sept. 22, 2017) and Murder on the Orient Express (Nov. It will now bow   March 2, 2018. 16, 2018 with a wide awards season release.

Dwayne Johnson responds to fifth grader’s priceless rock chart

Unlike myself in 5th grade who got suspended for using [the middle finger] in class.”

👏🏾👏🏾🤙🏾 My abiotic brother. The Rock) with an actual rock. It wasn’t even for a grade.” The chart compared and contrasted Dwayne Johnson (a.k.a. A Reddit user posted a photo of the only rock chart you’ll ever need on Friday   with the caption   “one of the fifth-graders I work with made this in his science class. This fifth grader’s project may not be winning any science fairs, but it’s solid as The Rock. “Great job to the very cool 5th grader who did this.” He later added, “Very cool and creative 5th grader who will become a future science leader. Unlike myself in 5th grade who got suspended for using 🖕🏾in class https://t.co/IjHokYjyxJ
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 22, 2017

Show Full Article (great job to the very cool 5th grader who did this) #Rock https://t.co/OHEZXlxBgY
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 21, 2017

Very cool and creative 5th grader who will become a future science leader. As the kid points out, Johnson is “biotic” and “living,” while a rock is “abiotic” and “non living.”
Though both are “super strong,” “bald,” and “indestructible.”

“My abiotic brother,” Johnson tweeted of the image.

Bill Nye, Connie Britton, more celebs celebrate Earth Day, March for Science

🎉🔬🔭https://t.co/tYquyVKZUn
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 22, 2017

The March for Science in over 600 cities around the world is TOMORROW! advocating for “the progress of science and the useful arts of engineering.” Nye said at the march, “Science must shape policy. The day we remember the infinite blessings the planet has bestowed on us, the most ungrateful of all her species! #EarthDay
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 22, 2017

We live in an age where a pro-science march is considered a political statement. Science brings out the best in us.”

Today, we're at the #MarchForScience promoting the progress of science and the useful arts of engineering. I couldn't make it to the main science march in DC BUT I have the honor of being the MC for the Silicon Valley Science March tomorrow! Celebrities were out in full force Saturday, in person and on the internet, to celebrate Earth Day and support marches in cities around the world. It's more important than ever to act to protect our planet. It's our duty to the next generation. Protect it. However, all scientific causes and research-based inquiry are the focus of marchers around the world. Organizers say the march is non-partisan, and support of climate change research is its primary purpose. The March for Science   is the latest in a series of organized events and grassroots protests that have arisen in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. See a sample of tweets below. — George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 22, 2017

Every day, Donald turns the clock back on environmental progress. https://t.co/hXDNTqqIIU
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 22, 2017

 

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— Bill Nye (@BillNye) April 22, 2017

Celebs have not been shy about sharing their support of these movements, with many turning out in person and on the web, as they did for the January Women’s March. #HAPPYEARTHDAY pic.twitter.com/mW8rntguh0
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 22, 2017

My next film is about science and earth. Bill Nye, public advocate for science and host of new Netflix show   Bill Nye Saves the World, served as one of the unofficial ambassadors on the ground in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/08LszUTqfR
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) April 21, 2017

#PeterCapaldi at the #ScienceMarch in London today! Science is universal. Thank you for standing up for TRUTH. — kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 22, 2017

Happy #EarthDay https://t.co/5QcTLYqrPy pic.twitter.com/memUYx6TyT
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) April 22, 2017

Keeping the earth clean, healthy and safe isn't a political issue. Embrace it. Science is important — Don't ignore it. Find out how you can participate: https://t.co/61UDB3L41l pic.twitter.com/U5VB1Ik2Xo
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 21, 2017

A shout out to all those today who #MarchForScience. #marchforscience Happy Earth day everyone. Mark Ruffalo   posted an Avengers-inspired meme and   Chelsea Clinton delighted in a   Princess Bride-inspired sign, while others including Joseph Gordon-Levitt stuck to less politicized Earth Day messages. March on! Go marchers go! Celebrating today's #MarchforScience + #EarthDay with @ClintSmithIII's gem. — Joel Hodgson (@JoelGHodgson) April 22, 2017

Sending love and gratitude to everyone at the #MarchForScience today!!!!! #marchforscience https://t.co/SgQKlk3Bvw
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 22, 2017

Happy #EarthDay, and thanks to math and science for all you've given us! The truth is out there. Cherish it. Marchers joined scientists and politicians across the globe to “champion robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity,” according to the march’s mission statement. #marchforscience #EarthDay
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 22, 2017

In support of those @ScienceMarchDC and all over the world. pic.twitter.com/e8KBS5AaH3
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 22, 2017

#EarthDay! For those who couldn’t march in Washington, many actors joined in satellite marches with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s   Rachel Bloom leading the event in Silicon Valley and   Doctor Who’s   Peter Capaldi turning out in London. 🌏 #MakeEarthGreatAgain
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) April 22, 2017

Another reason to love the #PrincessBride. #MarchForScience @ Washington Monument National Monument https://t.co/Z1OsYxNm5K
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) April 22, 2017

This #EarthDay, get informed. It inspired this sign! — Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) April 22, 2017

Science!! #ScienceMarchLdn pic.twitter.com/w7SxQrocPs
— Doctor Who News (@News_Doctor_Who) April 22, 2017

On social media, stars used Twitter to express their support, including   Friday Night Lights’   Connie Britton, Kerry Washington, Mystery Science 3000 creator   Joel Hodgson,   and the original Star Trek   Sulu, George Takei.

‘Dark Phoenix’ confirmed after ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

I think in future movies to come we’ll definitely see a bit more of that.”
As for   New Mutants, Boone, who helmed The Fault In the Stars, promised a “YA vibe” with “familiar faces.”
Actor Josh Brolin recently signed a four-film deal to play Cable, beginning with Deadpool 2. She can’t control her powers unless she either fully stops them or lets them all loose, and that’s kind of Phoenix. After reports   circulated over   the plot for the X-Men: Apocalypse   sequel, 20th Century Fox confirmed that the franchise will be revisiting Jean Grey’s iconic story line next year. “I definitely would love to take another stab at the Dark Phoenix story,” Kinberg previously   told EW. A teaser for Deadpool 2 was released in theaters with Logan. Ryan Reynolds returns as the Merc with the Mouth for the film, which was previously   scheduled for March of 2018. I like finishing this particular iteration,” Singer told Fandango in 2016. “I know X-Men 3 was quite rushed and I didn’t complete it, and I felt a little like it was probably my responsibility to do that as a filmmaker, and I didn’t.”   But with X-Men: Days of Future Past came a new, edited timeline that Singer teased would “fix s—” in   the cinematic universe. Director David Leitch takes over for Tim Miller, while Zazie Beetz will appear as   Domino. Sophie Turner now portrays Jean, and X-Men: Apocalypse   gave her an unmissable fiery moment that’s poised to continue in a new introduction for the Phoenix. RELATED: 25 Movies With the Best Special Effects
“I like finishing things. Director Bryan Singer, who helmed 2000’s X-Men and 2003’s X2, expressed his regret for not closing out his envisioned trilogy; he passed the director’s seat to Brett Ratner in order to direct Superman Returns, but The Last Stand   remains one of the most poorly received installments of the franchise. The Dark Phoenix will rise again. Earlier reports claimed the film would bear the title X-Men: Supernova, but its new release features a clearer tie to the comic book arc. On Saturday, the studio announced new release dates for the next installments of the X-Men cinematic universe: Josh Boone’s New Mutants is scheduled for April 13, 2018, Deadpool 2   will now bow June 1, 2018, and Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on November 2, 2018. Turner further explained, “The seeds of Phoenix definitely are planted in [Apocalypse]. Writer-producer Simon Kinberg confirmed to /Film that Supernova was the “code name.” He added the film is currently “in early stages of prep” and he’s “interested” in directing. Show Full Article The Dark Phoenix has already been seen on screen in 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, adapting the comic book arc that sees Jean Grey imbued with the Phoenix Force and unleashing her   untamable   telekinetic abilities on the world.

Sigourney Weaver brings back Ripley for ‘Alien’ spoof with Stephen Colbert

You know why? You’re gonna help me right now. Stephen Colbert has the scoop on the next Alien movie: turns out Ellen Ripley is still around and this time she’s fighting the health care system in the year 2434. Because we’re in space and in space no one can hear you scream,” Ripley   said, echoing the tagline for the Alien movies. I mean, it gave us all hope that at some point in the distant future women might be allowed to be in charge of something.”
Colbert played   Randy, a worker at the medical bay at the Weyland-Yutani Corp, “where the only thing alien to us is customer service.” He’s reading the   latest issue of Facehugger Fancy, teasing   “5 Ways to Make [His]   Chest Burst,” when Ripley storms in seeking help. RELATED:   12 Cutest Movie Aliens
“Listen, Randroid. Though there’s a xenomorph growing inside her,   she has to wait to be served. Closing out the sketch, which you can watch above, the   “burrito” Randy   ingested earlier burst from his chest as a whimpering xenomorph. I got nothing.”

She reminds Randy she’s “the woman who singlehandedly saved humanity every five-to-eight years for the last three decades,” but that sets him up for a Terminator burn. “One of the first female action heroes,” Colbert said of his guest while setting up the segment. Show Full Article “Oh my god,   you’re Sarah Connor?” he said. “This is so inspiring. Get away from him, you bitch!”
Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. Searching for her health records, Randy uses another classic quote, this one from Aliens: “Nothing, it’s game over, it’s game over. “Hey, listen, you,” Ripley shouted. Sigourney Weaver surprised the Late Show audience Friday night, reprising her iconic sci-fi horror role for an Alien sketch. ET on CBS. “I was next in line.

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler channel ‘Casino’ in new photo for ‘The House’

It didn’t surprise me, but that is so rare.”

That left first-time feature director Andrew Jay Cohen, who co-wrote Neighbors, with the task of pulling the best bits from hours of improv’d footage. We just started filming,” Ferrell says. Poehler’s Kate is complicit in the action — and the humor. We just take it to a very exaggerated place.”
That place is a debaucherous basement casino hiding behind a leafy suburban enclave, complete with a strip club, extravagant poolside scene, and MMA fight night. The House   hits theaters on June 30. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. “Any parent faced with that circumstance would take desperate measures to achieve things for their kids. In Will Ferrell’s mind, the premise for The House isn’t that far from real life, considering he and Amy Poehler’s characters need some quick cash to send their daughter to college. What middle-aged suburban dad with a love for gambling hasn’t dreamed of opening his own casino? Sometimes, you have to roll the dice. “And we were beautifully in the pocket with each other. “It’s only five steps away from being short of reality,” Ferrell jokes. Lording over his operation with comic ruthlessness, Ferrell’s financial nitwit Scott quickly grows comfortable with his new power, channeling Robert De Niro in Casino. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. “The constant question was: ‘Is it too stupid?’” he recalls. It helped that the two were synced from the first “Action.” “We had no rehearsals. Show Full Article

Bruce Springsteen releases 1975 London concert for Record Store Day

The concert, which proved that Springsteen and the E Street Band had massive appeal outside of the States, is a part of music history, and now fans have a chance to own a piece of it. The show is mythic among Springsteen acolytes and will likely be in high demand in its first ever pressing to vinyl. Show Full Article “That’s What Makes Us Great” comes on the heels of a series of declarations against Trump and in support of dissenters during the Australia leg of   The River Tour. The 1975 show marked Springsteen and the E Street Band’s first concert outside of the U.S. But this release marks a true treasure for Springsteen obsessives. The New Jersey rocker has long been a supporter of the indie music store celebration, previously releasing singles and remastered editions of his first seven albums for Columbia Records. Bruce Springsteen is upping the ante on his Record Store Day release with the first-ever vinyl release of the Nov. While fans still may have hungry hearts   for new music (the Boss hasn’t released a record of new material since 2014’s   High Hopes), this should tide them over in the meantime. RELATED:   The Evolution of Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen has been keeping busy, releasing this week a new protest song criticizing President Donald Trump. in the wake of the release of Born to Run   and the Boss’ appearance on the covers of Newsweek and Time. The Boss is headed to London for Record Store Day. Only 3,000 copies were made to be sold around the country as part of the annual holiday that seeks to promote business at independent music stores. 18, 1975 recording of his legendary Hammersmith Odeon concert in London. The Boss spent the fall canvassing for Hillary Clinton at various rallies, in between appearances promoting the release of his autobiography Born to Run.

Fall Out Boy teases new ‘Purple’ project with cryptic movie theater video

Show Full Article Last year, they also put on their best   *NSYNC for the “Irresistible” music video with Demi Lovato. But whatever it is, bassist Pete Wentz tweeted on Saturday, “I think we can move this whole operation up a day.”   This was followed by another tweet announcing   “PURPLE” will drop on April 27. The teases began on Friday when the official Fall Out Boy Twitter account posted a video message. Fall Out Boy is ready to drop…well, we don’t actually know what it is. I think we can move this whole operation up a day 😬
— yng 🌂👾🙅mnc (@petewentz) April 22, 2017

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— yng 🌂👾🙅mnc (@petewentz) April 22, 2017

PURPLE begins a̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶2̶8̶t̶h̶ april 27th
— yng 🌂👾🙅mnc (@petewentz) April 22, 2017

🔮🌊 april 27th pic.twitter.com/ut7OsTR5NW
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) April 22, 2017

Fall Out Boy released their last album   American Beauty/American Psycho in 2015, but frontman Patrick Stump contributed to the soundtrack for The LEGO Batman Movie and the group recorded   a cover of the Ghostbusters theme song with Missy Elliot for Paul Feig’s reboot. But we know it’s called “Purple” and it’s coming April 27, the band announced on social media Saturday. Its   calm sequence of a marriage proposal on the sand and kids jumping off a dock into the water is interrupted by the crash   of thunder and flash of lightning. Might this mean fans will be getting   fresh tracks next week? Waves slam   against cliffs as the screen takes on a purple tint and an April 28 date is announced. One fan then posted a recording of a video that apparently screened at the locations, and   the band promptly retweeted. FALL OUT BOY 4.28.17 pic.twitter.com/cSHiUSdotF
— ash🔮 (@folie_a_deux_me) April 21, 2017

It’s still unclear if this is new music or some sort of short film or visual album. “Chicago, please silence your cell phones at 11am CST,” the message, featuring a   Mania Entertainment Group logo, read, while the adjoining Instagram post listed off the names of movie theaters in the area. 600NorthMichigan9Cicero14CinemarkJolietCinemarkMelroseParkCinemarkWoodridge17CityNorth14Evanston18FordCity14Galewood14LakeInTheHills12RiverEast21ShowPlaceICONatRooseveltCollectionStreetsOfWoodfield20VillageCrossing18WebsterPlace11600NorthMichigan9Block37Cantera17CenturyatStratfordSquareCentury16DeerParkCicero14CinemarkJolietCinemarkMelroseParkCinemarkWoodridge17CityNorth14Crestwood18Evanston18FordCity14Galewood14Hawthorn12HollywoodPalmsCinemaKendall11LakeInTheHills12LakeZurich12Movies10BourbonnaisNewLenox14Niles12NorthbrookCourt14Oakbrook12OakbrookCenter4PictureShowatBloomingdaleCourtRandall15RandhurstVillage12RiverEast21RoundLakeBeach18Showplace16ShowplaceBolingbrook12ShowPlaceICONatRooseveltCollectionSpringHillMallStreetsOfWoodfield20TinseltownUSAVernonHills8VillageCrossing18WebsterPlace11Woodridge18
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The teaser begins with the words “Mania Beach Resorts” against a shot of beachfront   palm trees.

‘This Is Us’ star Chris Sullivan on his unrecognizable ‘Guardians 2’ role

And his portrayal of the alien character Taserface in superhero sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. I don’t think there’s anyone like him. Every day, he is so excited to come to work. [On This is Us], I have a much better complexion. How would you characterize the personality of Taserface? Show Full Article I read that he wanted to introduce Taserface in the first movie, but Marvel was not so keen. What is the biggest difference between your character in Guardians and your character in This is Us? Did you get to spend any time with Kurt Russell? I think he’s singular. The audition process was fairly concise. What was it like the first time you looked in the mirror and saw Taserface staring back? Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. Never a dull story. James Gunn runs his set like a 12-year-old’s birthday party. What was the audition process like? I guess they had been having a hard time finding somebody to play the role and Simon Hatt, the associate producer, had been a fan of The Knick, a TV show I did on Cinemax. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Michael Rooker is like the Merle Haggard of the acting world. Chris Sullivan is most recognizable for playing Toby on the hit NBC drama This is Us. I said, “Holy sh–, I guess I’m going to have to talk differently!” The voice that I had prepared was not quite alien enough to match the makeup, so I made a couple of adjustments. Snake Plissken walks in the room, any young actor is going to be a bit speechless. I didn’t actually know that. But it’s equally funny, equally as full of amazing music, and, of course, that cast — the Guardians of the Galaxy are pretty hard to match. He seems like someone who puts people at their ease. Did they give you the whole script to read? “It was quite involved. There’s no need to establish characters, so we get to jump right into the storylines of the main characters at a deeper level. So, it was he and I sitting next to each other, getting ready for work, and sharing stories of our lives! [Laughs] It was a bit surreal. But every morning, bright and early, I shared a makeup trailer with Michael Rooker. Go to PEOPLE.com/PEN, or download the free app on your Smart TV, mobile and web devices. Taserface is loud. He almost appears surprised that someone is still allowing him to live out his childhood fantasies. Never a dull moment. Taserface has some interesting origins in the comics, so we shall see what his fate holds. 2 is unlikely to change that, given Sullivan performs the role under a thick layer of prosthetics and makeup. I would say it’s more fleshed out, just simply by the fact there was a first one. Oh, unbelievably charming, and yeah, that’s exactly what he did. 2 hits theaters on May 5. He actually approached me, and we started talking about the makeup process, and everything that was going into it, and he made it very easy to speak to a hero. What was James Gunn like to work with? He’s a very loud individual who enjoys pushing people around. For more on this week’s cover story, watch EW The Show, available now, on the new PEOPLE/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN). Don’t tell Marvel that!”
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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tell me about Taserface. It makes the days fly by. The first time I met him, he happened to come on set for his first costume test one of the days I was shooting. I’ve been a huge fan of his since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I don’t want to make any promises, but I think it’s better than the first one. That’s fascinating. I did, actually. I would pay money to sit next to him and get into makeup. I did receive the script once I arrived in Atlanta. I put myself on tape and that was the end of the story. [Chuckles] Taserface is the defensive lineman on your high school football team. “The makeup process started off at about three-and-a-half hours and we whittled it down to about two-and-a-half, as the makeup team got more and more practiced at it,” says the actor. Ravagers are generally not the nicest of people. [Chuckles] Talk about a swing in character type. So, there’s a lot of music, and there’s a lot of energy, and it just makes for a really enjoyable experience. It’s kind of infectious. CHRIS SULLIVAN:   Yeah! Taserface is an intergalactic space pirate, who is in the service of Yondu, and a member of the Ravagers.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Author Margaret Atwood’s slap-in-the-head cameo revealed

“She didn’t want to and then Lizzie was like, ‘No, really hit me.’”
“She didn’t want to but then she got really into it,” Moss laughed. Show Full Article We don’t often think of authors as the violent type, but Margaret Atwood gets surprisingly physical in her brief cameo in Hulu’s adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale. But it was Morano’s decision to have her slap their star. She slaps Offred (Elisabeth Moss) in the head in a scene where the lead is being indoctrinated as a Handmaid (a woman in the dystopian society of Gilead whose sole purpose is to reproduce). “She knocked her little bonnet off and it was all really, it was embarrassing,” Miller added. When the discussion turned to Atwood, Miller began by noting “she was very involved all the way through the writing process” and admitting it was his idea to have her play an Aunt (a high-ranking woman who presides over other women) when she visited the set. The Handmaid’s Tale debuts on Hulu on April 26. RELATED: Margaret Atwood connects   The Handmaid’s Tale to current politics
“Actually, the Aunt [she was playing] was going to slap somebody else, and we were like, ‘No, she can slap Offred!’” Morano recalled. During the show’s premiere event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, the cast, along with showrunner Bruce Miller, director Reed Morano, and executive producer Warren Littlefield, gathered to share stories of filming.

‘Avatar’ sequels get official release dates

Show Full Article 2018 (then 2020, 2022, and 2023). Just last month, though, Cameron told   The Toronto Star   that was no longer the plan. If this timeline holds, we’ll be back with the Na’vi in 2020. Well, sort of…
The long-awaited   Avatar   sequels have begun concurrent production and have official release dates. The wait to return to Pandora is over. A little over a year ago at CinemaCon, Cameron revealed there will be   four   sequels instead of three. It’s not unlike building the Three Gorges dam.”
This latest announcement that pinpoints actual dates, as opposed to a vague time of year, is reassuring. “Each one of which stands alone,” he promised, “but which together form a complete saga.”
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At the time, the Oscar winner also outlined a release date calendar that would’ve welcomed each of the sequels around Christmas, starting with   Avatar 2 in Dec. “It’s an epic undertaking. So we’re not making Avatar 2, we’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5,” he said. Announced on the movie’s official Facebook page, the post, accompanied by a photo of   Avatar writer and director James Cameron and “the best team in the business,” revealed the dates for four sequels: “The journey continues December 18, 2020, December 17, 2021, December 20, 2024 and December 19, 2025!”

Cameron announced plans for a sequel in the wake of the 2009 film’s success, but potential release dates have continually been   pushed back. “What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases.

Mike and the Mad Dog tease reunion at Tribeca: ‘I think it’s possible’

So he was clearly, especially early on, much more flexible and much more giving than I was. He was much more flexible, giving, and he gave more to the relationship than I did. Francesa has led his own solo show on WFAN ever since, but he’s leaving the station on Dec. I want to do something. But would I listen if something was brought up about Mike and the Mad Dog, or Mike and the Mad Dog 2.0? I have to rely on the fans to do it, or this guy … you miss the give-and-take of the serious sports discussion.”
“The thing we could reach together isn’t the best that we can do, it’s the best, I think, that anybody has ever done in sports,” Francesa added. Show Full Article I don’t have that now. Yeah, why not? Broadcasting legend Mike Francesa said Friday night that a reunion with his former partner, Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, could happen in the future. “I always knew he was much easier to let something go than I was. So I was really awful in that regard. “I don’t know if it ever changed us while we were together,” Francesa said. … I was much harder from that regard. ‘I’ll give into this, I’ll agree to this.’ I wouldn’t give in. Not just me. (Last year, the duo hosted a benefit show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.) But speaking to Sports Illustrated earlier this week, Russo said he “would not rule it out” that the pair could reunite on a regular basis. If I was set on something, it was not happening. “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I think it would be fun. Forer, airs July 15 on ESPN. I really do.”
Francesa and Russo hosted the Mike and the Mad Dog radio show on New York’s WFAN for 19 years until 2008 when Russo left for SiriusXM. After the film’s premiere on Friday, Francesa acknowledged their sometimes contentious relationship — as well as how they’ve each softened in the years since the show’s end. The Mike and the Mad Dog documentary includes one such battle, over a remote trip to Indianapolis during the NBA playoffs in the mid-90s, which led to the hosts not speaking to each other off-air for months. 15 when his contract expires. The two hosts spent the next 19 years bickering about sports with callers and themselves — fights that sometimes spilled over into real life. He was much more flexible than I was; I was not flexible at all. He’ll tell you: if I said it was going to be ‘A,’ it was ‘A’ and that was it. “Yes,” Francesa said following the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Mike and the Mad Dog, a forthcoming ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, when asked about the possibility of doing something else with Russo. But when he would get his back up and get temperamental, you couldn’t talk to him. Mike and the Mad Dog debuted in September 1989 on WFAN, New York’s first all-sports station. “It’s a good time to leave, there’s nothing else to do there that I haven’t done,” Francesa said. And it’s been brought up a lot since Radio City, and to be honest with you, I don’t know what’s going to happen, in all seriousness. The rest of the station could talk to me, they couldn’t talk to him.” (Of the big fight about the remote broadcast, Francesa admitted, “I was completely wrong, but I didn’t want to go on that remote.”)
Asked what they missed about their show, Russo said it was “the idea that I don’t have a guy sometimes on the air who can challenge me and keep up with me from a sports standpoint. He was a better sport about it. “Maybe on a once-a-week situation,” Russo said, adding that perhaps Francesa could join him on SiriusXM, provided it was something Francesa wanted. “I don’t think there’s ever been anything close to it.”
Mike and the Mad Dog, directed by Daniel H. “I think it’s possible. I really do.”
In the years since their split, Francesa and Russo have reunited a handful of times, but not in a permanent capacity. And I have to admit, the other day, [Russo] did this thing where he talked about it, where he did this interview.

Tucker Carlson hopes to ‘earn that same trust’ Fox News viewers had in Bill O’Reilly

“For 20 years, you’ve trusted Bill O’Reilly to be straight with you, to tell you what others won’t tell you. While the cable news channel had already announced Carlson would be moving to 8 p.m. We hope to earn that trust. Tucker Carlson is officially taking over Bill O’Reilly’s vacated time slot, and he’s hoping he can “earn that same trust” Fox News viewers had in the ousted political commentator. Watch video of Carlson’s message below. We hope to earn that same trust. We’re going to try as hard as we can.”
Fox News dismissed O’Reilly   Wednesday following   numerous sexual harassment allegations, which resulted in public backlash and dozens of advertisers pulling ads from his top-rated cable show. For 20 years you have trusted Bill O'Reilly to be straight with you. A famous time slot. Carlson’s first guest in the new position will be Caitlyn Jenner, who has recently had an about-face in regards to her support of President Trump due to his stance on transgender rights. “That is a famous time slot, and for good reason,” he said. We're moving to 8pm ET. pic.twitter.com/5w46yPVUUz
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) April 22, 2017

Show Full Article ET, taking the place of The O’Reilly Factor, the anchor made the news official Friday night, confirming   Tucker Carlson Tonight‘s new place on the schedule.

Celebrities go quiet for GLSEN’s Day of Silence

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— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) April 20, 2017

Hi Y'all. Stars including Lance Bass, Julianne Moore, Michelle Monaghan, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, and Carla Gugino participated on social media, sharing videos of themselves in silence and urging their followers to donate to GLSEN. A post shared by Lance Bass (@lancebass) on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:45pm PDT

I accepted @carlagugino and @lancebass challenge to make this silent video in support of @GLSENofficial Day of Silence. Friday marked the 21st annual GLSEN’s Day of Silence, which aims to take   a stand against anti-LGBTQ bullying and harassment. I challenge @jennaldewan @jrbourne1111 @usher to make their own silent video & donate $10 to @GLSENOfficial at http://glsen.org/silence and to challenge 3 more friends! Donate @ https://t.co/Afqmxynxkx 🤐💞 pic.twitter.com/dmOBjLhtKg
— Michelle Monaghan (@realmonaghan) April 21, 2017

You can donate to @GLSEN and support their incredible work at: https://t.co/vcTQ3nuJaO
— Charlie Carver (@Charlie_Carver) April 20, 2017

@GLSENofficial Day of Silence is the largest student-led national event in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. Sia stands with #LGBTQ students 🌈 #DayofSilence – Team Sia pic.twitter.com/iwe7DUfvWg
— sia (@Sia) April 21, 2017

This silent video supports #DayofSilence 4/21. Today, hundreds of thousands of students will take a vow of silence in an effort to illustrate the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students. On Friday, April 21st, hundreds of thousands of students will take a vow of silence in an effort to illustrate the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students. I challenge you to make your own silent video & donate $10 to glsen.org/silence "
A post shared by Jennifer Beals (@thejenniferbeals) on Apr 21, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT

This silent video is in support of #DayofSilence – I challenge @jamielynnsigler @echriqui @gerardocelasco to make their own silent video & donate $10 to @GLSENOfficial at glsen.org/silence (link in bio on GLSEN Instagram) — AND to challenge 3 more friends! Day of Silence is a student-led event, with over 8,000 students   around the country joining together in efforts to put an end to the bullying and harassment of their LGBTQ peers. While the movement is geared towards students, celebrities came out in silent force this year to show their support. On Friday, April 21, hundreds of thousands of students will take a vow of silence in an effort to illustrate the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students. I accept @hollandroden challenge… This silent video is in support of #DayofSilence – I challenge @maxcarver @tyleroakley @tylerlain to make their own silent video & donate $10 to @GLSENOfficial at glsen.org/silence (link in bio) — AND to challenge 3 more friends! #DayofSilence
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Challenge honorably accepted @_juliannemoore "This silent video supports #DayofSilence 4/21. Bullying has no place in schools. This silent video is in support of #DayofSilence – I challenge @danielsharman @kendrick38 @ianbohen make their own silent video & donate $10 to @GLSENOfficial at glsen.org/silence (link in bio) — AND to challenge 3 more friends! It is the largest student-led national event in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. Harness stands with #LGBTQ students today and every day. Donate if you can to https://t.co/wrLXLn95hM 🙌🏻❤@GLSEN #loveourdifferences pic.twitter.com/1fdQcEL9QW
— Carla Gugino (@carlagugino) April 20, 2017

being silent today was difficult, but it's nothing compared to the struggles LGBTQ youth face on a daily basis… @GLSEN #DayofSilence
— Jazz Jennings (@JazzJennings__) April 21, 2017

im participating in this #DayofSilence to protest the bullying/harassment of LGBTQ+ youth in schools. #DayofSilence
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@GLSENofficial Day of Silence is the largest student-led national event in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. I challenge you to make your own silent video & donate $10 to https://t.co/FYUM5qFBzA pic.twitter.com/7Jnj5rDPsP
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) April 21, 2017

.@GLSEN #DayOfSilence is the largest student-led national event in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying. support and spread love to all ❤️💛💚💙💜 pic.twitter.com/b8bVfRYD27
— con (@connorfranta) April 21, 2017

#DayOfSilence #LGBTQIA #NoH8 @glsenofficial #IWillHarnessMyPower #Repost of text… @iwillharness ・・・ @glsenofficial #DayofSilence is the largest student-led national event in protest of anti-LGBTQ bullying in schools. 😍😍😍
A post shared by Emmanuelle Chriqui (@echriqui) on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:19pm PDT

Show Full Article See some of the social media posts below. On Friday, April 21, hundreds of thousands of students will take a vow of silence in an effort to illustrate the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBTQ students. Bullying has no place in schools. This silent video supports #DayofSilence on 4/21. A post shared by Max Carver (@maxcarver) on Apr 20, 2017 at 3:50pm PDT

Tomorrow is @GLSEN’s #DayofSilence, and I stand with #LGBTQ students.

Patton Oswalt marks first anniversary of wife Michelle McNamara’s death

“But now it felt obscene. Removing the ring was removing the last symbol of denial of who I was now, and what my life is, and what my responsibilities are. Patton Oswalt has penned a   touching tribute to his late wife,   Michelle McNamara,   who died unexpectedly   a   year ago today at the age of 46. Show Full Article But it’s not fatal.”
Oswalt married   McNamara, a writer who created   the website True Crime Diary, in 2005, and they welcomed   a daughter, Alice, four years later. We think of her every day —   she’s still so tied into our worlds, in a way that’s encouraging, and energizing. “It’s awful, but it’s not fatal,” Oswalt   began. No graveside visit. So why light a flame that will die, or release a balloon that will disappear? Oswalt revealed in February that McNamara   died   from a combination of prescription medications and an undiagnosed heart condition. That anonymous poem about the man mourning his dead lover for a year and a day, for craving a kiss from her ‘clay cold lips.’ I was inviting more darkness. No candle lighting or balloon launching. Those are for when Alice and I have something exciting to say to her. “I couldn’t bear removing it since April 21st, 2016,” he wrote. In his Facebook post Friday, Oswalt added,   “I’m not making today any sort of dark ritual or painful memorial. In a lengthy Facebook post,   the actor and comedian   expressed a combination of grief, gratitude, and perseverance. Michelle’s gone but she wasn’t the kind of soul that disappears or dies out.”
Read Oswalt’s full post below. “That’s the dispatch I’m sending back from exactly one year into this shadow-slog.”
He went on to say that he took off his wedding ring   and placed it in a box of keepsakes.

Jon Favreau teases live-action ‘Lion King’: ‘You gotta live up to what people want’

“I think about when Prince played halftime at the Super Bowl,” he mused. It’s about the audience having the experience they’re hoping they have, and if you can surprise them along the way, they’ll enjoy it even more, but you gotta live up to what [people] want, so you get greater pressure with these beloved stories.”
And, without missing a beat, Johansson responded, likening The   Lion King‘s reigning visionary to the legendary pop royal: “Oh my God, you’re the Prince of film!”

Show Full Article What I’m trying to do is honor what was there… There are certain expectations people have.”

Scarlett Johansson and Jon Favreau at Tribeca Film Festival. Scarlett Johansson brought a little mini notepad full of questions for her #Tribeca talk with Jon Favreau. Speaking to   a sold-out crowd at New York City’s School of Visual Arts Theatre, Favreau joined Scarlett Johansson for the latest entry in the Tribeca Talks’ Directors Series. “There was more entertainment packed into that because he hit every song you wanted to hear and he did it the way you remember it or better… You can do that whatever your medium is… to me, it’s like you’re doing a big DJ set for the audience. “Also, the myths are very strong in it, so you’re hitting something even deeper than the movie sometimes. More pictures are coming soon! ______ #scarlettjohansson #scarjo #jonfavreau #tribeca #tribecafilmfestival #film #filmfestival #filmmaker #filmmaking #tribeca2017 #movies #actress #actor #director #instacool #instagood #instadaily #photooftheday #newyorkcity #newyork #nyc #nyclife
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He further likened his dedication to the craft to the way musicians   launch into live performances. If I’m going to do my best work, I need to be completely immersed… you look at the material and you get inspired, and then try to update it for our   time.”
“With the Disney stuff, people know even more… With   Lion King, people really know [the original], and they grew up with it and it has emotional impact,” he continued. With hits like   last year’s   The Jungle Book, the Will Ferrell holiday staple   Elf, and multiple Marvel blockbusters under his belt, few filmmakers have cast as wide a net on the entertainment industry   as Jon Favreau. I made a big list, and those are the images we definitely needed… and you have more latitude to shift and change those things.”
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Falling in line with the mouse’s   recent trend of translating time-tested favorites for contemporary audiences (Maleficent, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast have each gotten the treatment since 2014), the new iteration of   The Lion King has   promised “a new reimagining” of the animal-centric coming-of-age story, with Atlanta creator and star   Donald Glover tackling the iconic role of Simba. I remember Baloo going down the river and Mowgli riding on him like a raft. “I think about what I remember about The Lion King? She is endlessly adorable. This was just the first of the Director's Talks. I remember the snake’s eyes. The actress — whom Favreau has directed in films including   Chef and Iron Man 2   — probed her frequent collaborator on the planned adaptation with a question about his connection to making movies based on   established source material. #scarlettjohansson #jonfavreau #TFF #TribecaFilmFestival #NYC
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“When you’re directing,   you have to love [what you’re making]. “I have to live, breathe, sleep it, dream it. I remember Mowgli and the snake. [I asked myself], ‘What do I remember about [the 1967 version of] The Jungle Book? “The Jungle Book was 50 years ago, Lion King was 20, and people grew up with it in an age of video where they watched it over and over again. You have to love it to the point of obsession,” Favreau said. Still, the director is   currently working to   expand his Hollywood circle (of life) with Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the   1994 animated   classic The Lion King, production of   which the 50-year-old teased   during a Friday evening appearance   at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. So, I have to really examine all of those plot points,” Favreau added. I did it   with Jungle Book [too].

Surprise ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ eliminee talks ‘definitely’ returning for season 10

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I’m so bummed you’re leaving! Immediately. You get two seasons of Drag Race on your résumé now, though! I guess I would have told that choreographer “F— no, I’m not doing a cartwheel!” [Laughs] I had my reservations about the cartwheel, but I did push myself past my gut. She probably was hurting from that challenge… There were a lot more girls who were hurting and injured, but after they saw me leave, they probably just kept it to themselves! Eureka’s correct when she tells EW her “route’s not over,” however, as RuPaul ultimately extended a heartfelt invitation to the fallen queen: Leave the show now but come back for season 10. You don’t snap at me without getting a clap back. I still hardly talk to her… I don’t really know Charlie. So what was running through your mind when you saw the producer approach Ru at the   panel? I usually ask queens what they would have done differently but you’re leaving on pretty odd terms, it’s not like, in hindsight you really could have done anything differently. I’m coming to the closing end of seeing doctors after knee surgery. [Being eliminated] was hard at first. You’re bringing up the memories, honey. It’s hard to tell with Charlie. I know Charlie Hides was actually lip-synching with an injury last week too, right? ET on VH1. Charlie and me never clicked. Maybe someone else deserves and needs Miss Congeniality more than me. Show Full Article I represent difference in a different way… that’s something we realized about that situation. I have an amazing, loving family that I want to be able to help and support… they drive me a lot. It was right after we’d just gotten done having this big emotional moment regarding Charlie and the AIDS epidemic. You had to get surgery!? It was a very emotional few moments… Valentina wanted to talk about her disorder, and I immediately thought to re-track and throw it to something funny. Read on for everything the departing beauty has to say about the brief — but memorable — impact she made on Drag Race, and whether she’ll take up the offer to return for another shot at becoming America’s Drag Superstar. My ACL was completely torn in my left knee. I’d rather have the title crown next year. Wait and see! I felt like my body let me down, and then as I was healing I realized I kind of let my body down. After surviving all that, though, it was a major physical   setback — a serious knee injury sustained during a cheerleading challenge — that eventually did in the fan favorite contestant. EUREKA O’HARA: I was giving you Furby on a crutch, honey! And I get an ACL surgery on my insurance record. I didn’t look at it that way! You bejeweled the hell out of those things. It says a lot about your tenacity. Across her short tenure on season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Eureka O’Hara nearly fainted upon   meeting Lady Gaga, ate her way through a $6 Ramen noodle wig, stirred up a healthy dose of controversy in the work room, and conquered the daunting task of playing a grown-up version of North West in a Kardashian-themed musical. I’m always trying to break the ice with a toothbrush! I just don’t know how extensive it was. Your apology was so sincere, though. I’m obviously a bigger girl; I’m not upset about being big, but at the same time I decided to make certain health choices in my life that possibly could have helped to remedy the situation. I think because of the sensitivity at the time… that it triggered something in Sasha to snap back about… and I’m just not the one. It’s important for people in the community to see these positive portrayals of sisterhood, don’t you think? I feel like a part of Charlie was ready to go home. I think she was injured. That’s gonna haunt me when I’m filing for life insurance, girl. That’s definitely who I am. Aww, my little flats! Even in those little ballet flats. [Then] I was like, “Oh s—, oh s—, oh s—.” My butthole got tighter and tighter… and [when Ru said my name], I got light-headed. I have such a love for Sasha because she represents a different side of difference, like I do. It was poor timing for my comedy. You served so many amazing looks this season, including that hospital chic crutch realness at the end! You don’t think she was actually hurt? Absolutely. Now I feel like a stronger person. We had similar feelings but in different directions, and we didn’t respect that about each other until after. I mean, that’s her side of the story! I was like, I don’t think my big ass should be doing cartwheels… [I’ve learned to] listen to my body. [Laughs]… I’m kidding. RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8:00 p.m. I didn’t get to know her when I was there. I have to ask you about the work room drama with Sasha Velour and her eating disorder. That’s so refreshing to hear. Is your eye still on that Miss Congeniality crown? I never know what’s real and what’s not. And you still worked it! I thought she was going to say they recalculated and I was in the bottom two. That’s dedication. The doctor wouldn’t allow me to wear heels… I needed to be on crutches 24/7… Usually, I special order shoes because I wear a size 16, so all they could find to fit my feet were those little ballerina slippers! In a shocking turn of events   (the second game-changer   in what’s shaping up to be the twistiest Drag Race   edition yet), after season 9’s comeback queen Cynthia Lee Fontaine   seemingly trumped Farrah Moan during an intense lip synch battle, an unidentified member of the show’s staff approached Mama Ru, who left the runway, returning to the head of the panel moments later to deliver bad news: Cynthia and Farrah would remain in the competition, but, due to the physically demanding nature of   the competition, Eureka — who’d already been declared safe from elimination — would be leaving the show in an attempt to reduce the risk of further medical trauma. I’m doing really well, and as long as the powers that be allow it, I’m definitely going to be back. What are your thoughts on that? It’s an experience that was a part of my past, girl, so I went through it. She told me to shut up – that’s about as much as I know about her. I don’t need that reassurance; I need the reassurance of being America’s Drag Superstar. Spill the tea, girl! Either they both slayed and are staying or they’re both leaving. It’s not like you’re leaving because you did something wrong… I think you might be the first Drag Race contestant eliminated because you went above what the judges were expecting. Or they were going to say something like, “Farrah’s your best friend, do you want to tap in and try to save her on your crutches?”
Will you take them up on the offer to return for season 10? Was there more to that story than what we saw? What! The atmosphere was already so emotional that it wasn’t a good time, which is my life [laughs].

Balki and Cousin Larry of ‘Perfect Strangers’ reunited after 24 years

“We’ll need spotters and knee braces,” Linn-Baker said. Where’s the guy that reads my mind?’”
“We heard the same music,” Linn-Baker added. Ahead of their weekend appearance   at the Chiller Theatre Expo in New Jersey, the TGIF alumni reunited for an interview with the   New York radio station 106.7 Lite FM and reminisced about their work together. Watch the video above   for more from Pinchot and Linn-Baker. To hear the actors tell it, they   struck up an instant chemistry, one that couldn’t be replicated   in subsequent screen projects. “We read each other’s minds,” Pinchot said. Show Full Article Running from   1986 to 1993, Perfect Strangers centered on the zany friendship of   strait-laced   Chicago resident Larry Appleton (Linn-Baker) and his distant European cousin Balki Bartokomous (Pinchot). I was like, ‘What? Perfect Strangers   costars Bronson Pinchot and Mark Linn-Baker haven’t been, uh, perfect strangers to one another since their popular sitcom concluded   24 years ago, but they also hadn’t appeared together in public until just this week. “We both had the same ideas of what was funny.”

The duo also pledged to film themselves reprising their famous Dance of Joy in the near future, once they’ve taken proper precautions. “The first time I did a comedy without   Mark, it was like when they take a person who’s sightless and they move the furniture.

Fans pay for guitar legend Allan Holdsworth’s funeral — and then some

It has more than exceeded its purpose. He   was an   inimitable, revolutionary, jaw-dropping talent   who was   revered by such guitar wizards as Eddie Van Halen, Pat Metheny, Tom Morello, Steve Vai,   Joe Satriani, and Vernon Reid for his mesmerizing   legato licks, altered scalework, boundary-busting harmonic language, and dense, chromatic chord formations. We cannot express our gratitude to you all enough, it has been overwhelming.”
The Holdsworth family says that in lieu of additional donations, fans can consider donating to a local pitbull rescue in Holdsworth’s name as “he was most fond of the breed.”   A public memorial also is being planned. Last weekend, the world lost a   guitarist’s guitarist, as legendary jazz-fusion musician   Allan Holdsworth died   at the age of 70. Thank you for all the kind words, memories, and donations.We have decided, as a family, to close the GoFundMe campaign. We are doing our best to fulfill the wishes of our beloved father. While the tributes to the fallen guitarist poured in on social media, family friend Greg Beaton created a GoFundMe page on Sunday, seeking to raise $20,000 to cover the costs of his   funeral for his children, Emily, Louise, and Sam. “It’s hard to put into words the emotions and gratitude that we feel. “The past few days have felt like a lifetime of a never-ending nightmare,” wrote the family. Show Full Article Holdsworth, who was born in England,   played with Soft Machine, The New Tony Williams Lifetime, Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, UK, Jean-Luc Ponty and Bill Bruford, while releasing a dozen   solo albums. We will be holding a private ceremony to celebrate the life of our dad, and we cannot thank you enough for allowing us to do that…. Without all of the love and support we have received, we would be completely lost. I know he’s looking down at us and he can rest easy knowing the huge stress that has been lifted from our shoulders. Not only was that   goal met quickly,   within three days, but the family opted to end the   campaign, which had   raised almost   $115,000 by   that point.