5 of the juiciest Clinton campaign revelations from ‘Shattered’

Mook and other campaign staff did not take their primary loss as an indication they should concentrate more on the so-called “Rust Belt,” but rather that they should de-emphasize operations there. I can’t get my arms around it.”
2. So Clinton seriously considered Warren for the nomination until the last minute, but ultimately, according to Allen and Parnes, “Clinton wanted a governing partner, someone who saw the world in a similar way and could help her run the executive branch. Allen and Parnes report that Clinton herself admitted during the campaign, “I don’t understand what’s happening with the country. Mook, who preferred targeting likely Clinton voters based on analytics rather than emphasizing a strong ground game to persuade fence-sitters, “wouldn’t provide basic resources like campaign literature” to staffers there. Presidential campaigns tend to dominate American media for months and even years at a time, but the full story is usually saved for after the results are in. Apparently, the lesson she took from that experience was that she must protect her own emails from similar scrutiny, and as Secretary of State, she created the private email server that went on to plague her throughout the campaign —   hampering her ability to build a ground game, exacerbating the impact of other unrelated “email” scandals like the DNC leaks, and deepening American voters’ already-sizable distrust of the Clintons. Just like Game Change and Double Down   (Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s bestselling chronicles of the 2008 and 2012 races), Shattered comes filled with plenty of juicy behind-the-scenes stories about the 2016 election. Allen and Parnes write that from the beginning, the staff was more or less divided into four subgroups: the “Mook Mafia,” led by campaign manager Robby Mook and his team of data analytics specialists; the “State Crew,” consisting of Huma Abedin and other veterans of Clinton’s time in the State Department; the “Consultants,” led by Joel Benenson; and the “Communications Shop,” led by communications director Jennifer Palmieri. So after her close primary defeat to Barack Obama in 2008, Clinton assigned two aides to “assign loyalty scores to members of Congress” based on whether or not they’d supported her in that primary. Per Allen and Parnes: “One of the lessons Mook and his allies took from Michigan was that Hillary was better off not getting into an all-out war with her opponent in states where non-college-educated whites could be the decisive demographic… Mook’s clique looked at the elevation of the Michigan primary as a mistake that shouldn’t be repeated.” So during the general election campaign, Hillary didn’t even set foot in Wisconsin, another “Rust Belt” state. Trump ended up winning both Michigan and Wisconsin in the general, shattering the Democrats’ so-called “blue wall,” and securing his path to victory in the Electoral College. Show Full Article Mook’s preference for new data-driven methods over old-school campaigning rankled the political veterans, and he often used his power to destroy potential rivals, developing “a reputation for caring as much about his own brand, and promoting his own people, as he did about getting Hillary elected,” write Allen and Parnes. Compiled from anonymous interviews with more than 100 sources “up and down the ranks of the campaign,” Shattered provides a detailed timeline of how a “winnable race” was lost. “Hillary still struggled with whether she was running for Bill Clinton’s third term, Obama’s third term, or her own first term,” write Allen and Parnes. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by   Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes is available now here. 1. How close Elizabeth Warren came to the VP nomination
Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta first drew up a list of potential vice-presidential nominees, dividing it into seven categories: “Latinos, female senators, male senators, African-Americans, high-ranking military officials, business leaders, and Bernie Sanders.” Sanders was never really on the table after their brutal primary battle, but choosing Sen. She also combed through her campaign’s email server to find out who leaked what to the media, Allen and Parnes write. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts had the potential to excite Sanders’ voters and other Democratic voters who still harbored lingering doubts about Clinton. How the 2008 primary led to Hillary’s email scandal
Allen and Parnes’ reporting emphasizes that Hillary Clinton prizes loyalty above all else in her subordinates. Both Hillary and Bill blamed the campaign staff for failing to successfully bury the story, but Allen and Parnes write, “neither Clinton could accept the simple fact that Hillary had hamstrung her own campaign and dealt the most serious blow to her own presidential aspirations.”
4. Its focus is specifically on the inner machinations of the Clinton campaign, with additional insights into the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns sprinkled in at the points they crossed paths with “Clintonworld” (the book’s term for the many political consultants and campaign operatives in the Clintons’ expansive orbit). That lack of clarity was compounded by   Clinton’s personal preference for explaining the nooks and crannies of specific policy, while Sanders and Trump offered broad but energizing visions for the country. She just didn’t know if she could trust Warren to be pragmatic and constructive.” Then there was Obama, who saw Clinton as the heir to his legacy and resented Warren “for what he saw as demagoguing against him on economic issues and for wreaking havoc when he nominated banker Antonio Weiss as an undersecretary at the Treasury Department.” Clinton ultimately went with the man who had been Obama’s runner-up VP pick in 2008, Sen. And now that we’re months removed from Donald Trump’s electoral upset over Hillary Clinton, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes’ Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign   is the first major campaign postmortem across the finish line. Why Clinton didn’t compete harder in the Rust Belt
Allen and Parnes name their chapter chronicling Clinton’s defeat in the Michigan primary “Canary in the Auto Plant.” After all, Clinton’s surprising loss to Bernie Sanders in that state ended up being a harbinger of her poor performance in the Midwest during the general election. But her candidacy was also tied to the complicated presidential legacies of her husband Bill and her former boss Barack Obama. Competing power centers within the campaign
One of Shattered’s main focuses is the chaotic dynamic inside Clinton’s campaign team. Tim Kaine of Virginia, even though “Kaine didn’t give her a state she couldn’t win on her own, add populist progressive flavor to the ticket, or excite anyone —   including the candidate herself.”
5. These competing power centers often came into conflict. Hillary’s major failure
Although Shattered is filled with examples of bad decisions and mishandled crises, it posits the Clinton campaign’s main failure was Hillary’s inability to explain “her motivation for seeking the presidency.”   As the first female presidential nominee of a major party in the U.S., Clinton was a groundbreaking candidate. All of this, the authors emphasize, stemmed from Hillary, who “built a team almost designed to feud.”
3. EW rounded up five juicy revelations from the book.

Who is Dark Phoenix? The background behind the next X-Men movie

Haven’t we seen this before? Later X-Men mythology-building would reveal that Jean Grey had become a host for a cosmic power known as the Phoenix Force. Fox has announced that its next X-Men film will center on Dark Phoenix, but the seeds were already planted in last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse. When she first started out on Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s original team of X-Men, the telekinetic and telepathic Jean Grey went by the superhero code name “Marvel Girl.” Originally one of the weakest X-Men (a trait that would carry over into the ‘90s cartoon adaptation), Jean Grey received a massive power upgrade decades later during Chris Claremont and John Byrne’s seminal run on Uncanny X-Men. While it’s unclear right now if this Jean Grey will survive her ordeal, and how much of Phoenix’s power will be attributed to her personally and how much to a cosmic alien force, it’s safe to assume the answers will be explosive. X-Men. 2, 2018. Following Fox’s announcement that the next X-Men movie will center on Dark Phoenix, now’s a good time to revisit one of the richest story lines in the comic’s history: The Dark Phoenix Saga. The Hellfire Club’s resident illusionist Mastermind used his abilities to brainwash Jean, creating a malicious alter ego who called herself Dark Phoenix. The five tried to use their Phoenix-enhanced powers for good, but eventually Cyclops went the way of his former love and was corrupted by Dark Phoenix. This version of the story is not well-loved by either fans or producer Simon Kinberg, who told EW in 2016 that “I definitely would love to take another stab at the Dark Phoenix story.”

What does this mean for the movies? Eventually, Jean was able to reassert control just long enough to kill herself in order to protect the universe. Who is (Dark) Phoenix? After pushing herself to the limit to save her teammates, Jean unlocked a massive power upgrade and rechristened herself “Phoenix.”
Unfortunately, her newfound power made her a target for the evil mutant organization known as the Hellfire Club, thus kickstarting The Dark Phoenix Saga. Instead of a cosmic force, the Phoenix is a repressed schizophrenic alter ego of Jean Grey, and the emotional weight of the original story is subjugated by blockbuster action sequences and a separate story line about a mutant cure. Director Bryan Singer had hinted at the Phoenix in the closing scene of X2: X-Men United, which featured Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) sacrificing herself to save her teammates in a scene much like the one in the comics that created the original Phoenix identity (the outline of a phoenix shape even appeared briefly on the water in the closing shot of the film). However, director Brett Ratner’s eventual adaptation of the story in The Last Stand was less-than-faithful to the original. As one of the most iconic story lines in X-Men history, The Dark Phoenix Saga has already been adapted several times, most notably in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand. Here’s a look at the history of the character and what taking a page from the beloved story line could mean for the film franchise. Dark Phoenix is currently set to hit theaters Nov. The Phoenix Force later returned to Earth in the 2015 Marvel crossover Avengers vs. With Jean Grey long dead, the Phoenix instead bonded with five other mutants: Cyclops, Emma Frost, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Colossus, and Magik. When she finally masters them in the climactic battle against Apocalypse, she is rewarded with the fiery bird-shaped aura that traditionally accompanies Phoenix Force users in the comics. Though Dark Phoenix defeated Mastermind and the Hellfire Club, her massive powers and growing evil threatened the safety of the entire universe. He was defeated by the efforts of other Marvel superheroes, but not before the Phoenix Force managed to reactivate a mutant population that had been decimated for years by Scarlet Witch’s magic. Show Full Article During that film, Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey has difficulty controlling her powers.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Can May and Daisy trust each other?

“I mean, even if May didn’t trust her, she trusts how talented and how powerful she is.”
But can the rest of the team can trust May once they reunite? airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. There’s a part of her that is following along, but she’s not 100 percent sure that what she’s doing is right. “Daisy’s so incredibly powerful, but it would be stupid [for May not to trust her],” Bennet says. Her transformation into an Inhuman will be needed to help them escape the Triskelion and ultimately take down Hydra — a team-up that evokes old-school S.H.I.E.L.D. “Some of May’s subconscious did come into play in making that rapid change for Hydra May to go, ‘I think I might be on the wrong side right now, and I have to make it right.’”
Though May’s been on the wrong side of history in the Framework, Daisy has no choice but to trust her former commanding officer in this world — and vice versa. Reeling from her role in the death of the Patriot (Jason O’Mara), May (Ming-Na Wen) gave Daisy (Chloe Bennet) a Terrigen crystal during last week’s episode. “And I think for Hydra May, there is something in her that once she reconnects with Coulson, it starts to solidify for her that this is the right path to take.”

But without a complete sense of what’s going on, May will still struggle with what’s ahead. “It was so jarring to see the Patriot sacrifice himself that she realized maybe all of it isn’t what it seems,” Wen tells EW. That gives Hydra May a different sense of vulnerability than any of the other Mays I had to play because she really, really doubts a lot of her actions.”
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Show Full Article Daisy may now have her Inhumans powers in the Framework, but it’s going to take much more than that to escape Hydra during Tuesday’s episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “They do because they still think of her as the real May,” Wen says. Check out an exclusive sneak peek here. ET on ABC. “Daisy knows exactly what she has to do, and I think Coulson’s woken up much more and is more aware of what he needs to do, and he trusts Daisy and Simmons,” Wen says. “For May, she is just trying to still figure it out.

Bill O’Reilly launches podcast: ‘The truth will come out’

O’Reilly offered Monday’s podcast for free   but will return to making it a “premium service” next week. “I don’t want the media to take what I say and misconstrue it,” he said. “I was very surprised how it all turned out,” he said. “But then they deceive, as the mainstream media does, on a daily basis. “I can’t say a lot   because there’s much stuff going on right now.”
On April 19, 21st Century Fox announced that O’Reilly was stepping down from   The O’Reilly Factor after 21 years. ET tonight on Fox News. He spent the rest of the podcast talking politics, particularly about how polling “deceives.” He singles out a recent one in The Washington Post that has President Donald Trump’s approval rating around 40 percent. Scores of advertisers pulled their sponsorship from O’Reilly’s top-rated show. Less than a week after 21st Century Fox said he was stepping down from Fox News, Bill O’Reilly used his podcast to proclaim that he’s “very confident the truth will come out” about his departure   and that his fans are “going to be shaken, as I am.”
But that’s all he revealed during his much-anticipated No Spin News podcast that went up Monday afternoon on his website. Though it was the first time he has spoken out publicly since his departure, O’Reilly didn’t offer any details about his high-profile exit because he’s concerned that some —   i.e., the media —   may take it the wrong way. O’Reilly faced a tidal wave of opposition after the New York Times reported on April 1 that he and his network’s parent company paid a total of $13 million in hush money to several women over the years who were pursuing sexual harassment claims against him. “However you, as a loyal O’Reilly listener, have a right to know, I think, down the lane what exactly happened. And we are working in that direction, okay?”
He did say that he’s sad to not be on the small screen anymore. “All of the polls say the same thing: ‘Well, this is unprecedented. No president has ever entered office with as much negative publicity and hatred directed toward him as Donald Trump. In the history of our republic, no president has come under that kind of withering criticism, particularly by the press that wanted Hillary Clinton to win.”
O’Reilly ended his podcast by saying, “I hope it wasn’t boring,” and “this is all new, and we’ll get better, and we’ll get pithier, and we’ll have a lot of fun going forward.”
Tucker Carlson will take over O’Reilly’s slot at 8 p.m.  
 

Show Full Article No president in his first hundred days polled this low,’” O’Reilly said.

Elton John cancels Las Vegas performances following hospitalization for rare infection

“I am so fortunate to have the most incredible and loyal fans and apologise for disappointing them,” John said in a statement. Show Full Article “I am extremely grateful to the medical team for their excellence in looking after me so well.”
The British musician is currently set to make his return to stage on June 3 in Twickenham, England. John contracted a harmful bacterial infection during his recent South American tour and was immediately hospitalized upon his return to England after showing signs of illness. The extended stay included two nights in intensive care. Elton John has canceled his next month of live performances after being hospitalized for a “rare and potentially deadly” infection. According to a statement, he is “expected to make a full and complete recovery.”
The legendary musician’s April and May run of his The Million Dollar Piano show in Las Vegas, as well as a May 6 gig in Bakersfield, California, have been canceled. Released on Saturday, he is now comfortably resting at home.

Gregg Allman denies rumors of entering hospice care

Last year, Allman nixed a string of summer tour dates   due to “serious health issues,” returned to the stage in the fall for a pair of shows, and   then bowed out   of a winter   tour   citing a   “vocal injury requiring additional rest.”
Allman’s   most recent studio album, Low Country Blues, was released in 2011, and his follow-up, Southern Blood, is due this year. Keep Rockin’.”
The 69-year-old singer, songwriter, and Allman Brothers Band cofounder has battled several health issues in recent years,   and last month canceled   all his scheduled tour dates for 2017. Read Allman’s Facebook statement below. Southern rock legend Gregg Allman denied   rumors that he   has entered   hospice care on Monday, issuing a brief Facebook   statement that   he’s “currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders.”
He added, “I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Show Full Article Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Phoenix announce new album, ‘Ti Amo’

Show Full Article The French band, fronted by Thomas Mars, debuted with   United   in 2000 and found commercial and critical success with their fourth album, 2009’s   Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. The collection, their first since 2013’s   Bankrupt!, will be titled   Ti Amo. According to the   Times   story,   Ti Amo   “may be the band’s most unabashedly romantic record yet, powered by a sleek, midtempo dance pulse and a vibe that the guitarist Laurent Brancowitz said recalls ‘summer and Italian discos.’”
Phoenix previously announced they’ll be embarking on a world tour this summer that kicks off May 12 in Miami. Phoenix are releasing their next album June 9, the band revealed in a   New York Times   interview   posted Monday. The collection included singles “1901” and “Lisztomania” and earned them the Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards. Check out those dates here, and read the full   Times   article here.

Joel Edgerton wants ‘It Comes At Night’ to prove horror films can be ‘incredibly intelligent’

In the new horror-thriller It Comes at Night, a father (Joel Edgerton), mother (Selma’s Carmen Ejogo), and their teenage son (The Birth of a Nation’s Kelvin Harrison Jr.) are attempting to survive a civilization-destroying pandemic in a remote house in the woods. “Let’s be honest, horror movies have a bad rap,” says the Australian actor, whose own directorial debut, 2015’s The Gift, won high marks as an unsettling thriller. You can see another exclusive image from It Comes at Night   below. “We took a little bit of every gnarly disease.” The pair created a look that featured boils and blackened veins. “To be even scarier, we added solid black demonlike eyes,” Grossman says. “It was a hugely traumatic, life-changing moment in my life,” Shults says. And for the coup de grâce? “It’s up to movies like Get Out and It Follows   — and this movie, I hope — to [remove] the stigma of what I refer to as the ‘blood porn’ nature of horror. In an early scene, the family is faced with the deteriorating condition of Ejogo’s character’s father, who has fallen victim to the virus. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Horror films can be incredibly intelligent.” In other words, don’t expect his movie to give the genre a black eye. “I started writing the opening scene and then this whole fictional story burst out of that.”
Edgerton considers It Comes at Night one of a new breed of horror films that engages brains as well as raises hairs. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. To depict the grotesque physical effect of the contagion, writer-director Trey Edward Shults (Krisha) suggested that makeup department head Sasha Grossman and special-effects makeup artist Jessie Eden use real-life illnesses as references. “We looked at whatever photos we could find that related to the bubonic plague, related to Ebola virus,” Eden says. And this is one killer sickness. Show Full Article Eric McNatt/A24
It Comes at Night is released June 9. So when an intruder (Christopher Abbott) arrives, pleading for help, they are forced to choose between kindness and potential infection. The film’s inspiration, though, comes from an emotional place: the cancer-related death of Shults’ father, who had addiction issues and had reunited with his son only shortly before passing away.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ sneak peek: Familiar face returns as Daisy’s reborn

ET on ABC. airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Show Full Article The Framework has resurrected another familiar face. Check out this exclusive sneak peek, which also features Daisy (Chloe Bennet) being reborn as an Inhuman and teaming up with May (Ming-Na Wen) in a bid to escape the Triskelion. — but he’s very different in this Matrix-like world as the host of Hydra news show The Bakshi Report. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hydra agent Sunil Bakshi (Simon Kassianides), who was killed by Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) via splinter bomb in season 2, will return during Tuesday’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

‘Prison Break’: Will Michael actually survive the escape?

Prison Break airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Michael Scofield is a master at breaking out of prison, but the tattooed Ogygia inmate may finally reach his limit in the Prison Break revival. “Because then you’re still in a war zone, you’re still in a country run by ISIS.”
Check out an exclusive sneak peek from Tuesday’s episode above. “Breaking out of prison is only the start,” EP Paul Scheuring tells EW. Show Full Article During Tuesday’s episode, Michael (Wentworth Miller) and his new crew make their last attempt to break free from the Yemeni prison, but that might be the least of their worries as civil war rages outside the walls. ET on Fox.

10 Hit Shows a Writers Strike Could Totally Delay 

That might not sound very long, but in the current Peak TV era there are more than 400 dramas and comedies airing per year. Pretty Much Every Scripted Show on Television
If there is a strike the most important question for fans is: How long will it last? 31). Though technically you cannot delay a show that doesn’t even have a premiere date, CBS chief Les Moonves has told investors to expect the sci-fi drama to finally land in late summer or early fall. The great writers’ strike of ’07-08 lasted three-and-a-half months. Also potentially at risk: Hulu’s dystopian thriller The Handmaids Tale, which is only 10 episodes and debuts Wednesday, but we hear it’s not out of danger quite yet. Unlike most fall shows, The Inhumans has already locked a premiere date, and it’s a relatively early — Sept. Spin-off Fear the Walking Dead, having re-started production in January for a June 4 return, could squeak through. Here are the shows we’re hearing could be among the first impacted…
The Walking Dead (AMC)
The picket lines could stake the zombie hit, which starts season 8 production on May 1 — the same day the Writers Guild of America’s current contract expires. (Okay, so they kind of do). Zoo (CBS)
Okay so Zoo isn’t really a big hit, but it’s one of broadcast’s few high-profile scripted summer shows. Further down the road, producer Ryan Murphy’s next American Crime Story sagas (Katrina, Versace) and second Feud miniseries are also now being written and could get impacted. But with production midway through its 13 episodes and scripts unfinished, a strike could warp CBS’ plans once again. Yet the upcoming 2016 presidential election-themed season 7 is currently being written (and the show’s scripts tend to be polished up until shooting) so the cycle would likely get pushed even deeper into Trump’s reign if there’s a protracted walkout. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
First the new Trek TV series was delayed from a February launch and then from its planned May premiere as well. Show Full Article (Having your first season cut short by a writers’ strike isn’t necessarily harmful, however — just ask Breaking Bad). Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Speaking of Trump, the president would get a break from Alec Baldwin’s mocking earlier than expected and SNL would likely cancel its final three episodes (which have Chris Pine, Melissa McCarthy, and Dwayne Johnson lined up as hosts). Despite a short eight-episode limited series order, the ambitious big screen/small screen roll out for ABC’s latest superhero title could potentially have a setback as production only recently got underway. Some hit titles could march right into the walkout buzzsaw due to the current contract expiring May 1. Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Netflix is not signatory to the WGA, yet follows in step with the major studios on its rules and regulations. — Netflix’s Stranger Things (Oct. Jessica Jones season 2 begins filming in May. Production starts May 1 for a planned premiere June 29 and so it could be easily impacted if there’s a strike. 1 in IMAX theaters, followed by a debut on ABC on Sept 26. The series is an October tradition, and if pushed off-cycle it would be a rather huge disruption for the show (which has seen ratings slip recently but remains massively popular). Superhero team-up miniseries The Defenders has thankfully already wrapped. American Horror Story (FX)  
Like The Walking Dead, this is popular horror series always returns around Halloween. Shows You Don’t Have to Worry About Anytime Soon
Here are some popular summer and early fall dramas that we’re told have either completed production for their upcoming season, or are far enough along so they’re not expected to be impacted: HBO’s Game of Thrones (July 16), Showtime’s Twin Peaks   revival (May 21), Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (June 9), BBC BBC America’s final season of Orphan Black (June 10), Starz’ American Gods (April 30), Starz’ Outlander (September), AMC’s Preacher (June 25), and — whew! The Inhumans (ABC)
Even Marvel’s royal family isn’t immune. Luke Cage season 2 is likewise set to get underway in June, so both could get hit. The Mindy Project (Hulu)
The final season of the comedy series goes into production next month for a September premiere, but will likely have to hit pause if there’s a strike. The acclaimed 42nd season would conclude with the recent Jimmy Fallon-hosted episode as the finale. A writers strike wouldn’t hurt every show equally. Late-Night Talk Shows
Imagine late-night talk shows as the cannon fodder front-line soldiers in the strike war — they’re expected to immediately drop to repeats despite mostly consisting of celebrities interviews. So even if the strike “only” lasts the same amount of time, that’s potentially a lot of shows seeing their seasons cut short, delayed or perhaps just written more hastily than they otherwise would have been. Those Trump jokes in the monologues don’t write themselves, you know.

Amber Heard, Elon Musk downplay dinner date with matching Instagram posts

Latest updates The last time Amber Heard made news out of Australia it was for smuggling two dogs. Heard’s dad, for one, sounds like he’s gung-ho — surprise —about his daughter connecting with a billionaire. Amber Heard pleads guilty to dog smuggling, makes a stiff PSA with Johnny DeppHeard and Musk hung out together over the weekend at   Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, holding hands and walking arm in arm, according to People, which said they’ve been friends for four years and sparked rumors when they showed up at the same time last summer in Miami and London. He posted a similar pic on his Instagram account. The age difference makes him a bit closer to my age, so we get on great. She would love to get married,” David Heard told Grazia Daily   last week. “I’m so pleased that he’s in our family. We have a lot of fun together, and he takes good care of my daughter, so what more could I ask for?,” he told Grazia   a few years ago. Sounds, ahem,   romantic. Could’ve been a birthday dinner, as the “Aquaman” actress turned 31 on Saturday. “Amber and Elon are both very serious about each other. “One of the things they want to do is settle down and have a family.”Then again, Papa Heard was also pretty stoked about Johnny Depp back in the day. Musk also noted that they were out to eat with “Aquaman” director James Wan and executive producer Rob Cowan. “Cheeky,” she wrote in the caption, drawing attention to her lipstick print on Musk’s face. This time it’s for mugging with some big dogs.Heard, whose acrimonious divorce from Johnny Depp was finalized in January, posted a pic Sunday having dinner with Tesla-SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk at Moo Moo restaurant on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Musk is said to have asked “Machete Kills” director Robert Rodriguez to introduce him to Heard after they were both involved in that 2013 movie.

Riding high from Coachella, Kendrick Lamar will take his act on the road

Kendrick Lamar performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 23. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)Kendrick Lamar, fresh off his second weekend of headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has announced a new run of arena-headlining dates for the summer.The MC’s tour will take him to L.A.’s Staples Center on Aug. 6, at the tail end of a monthlong tour beginning July 12. The tour is in support of his new, widely acclaimed album “Damn,” released last week to coincide with his Coachella dates.Openers for the tour include Travis Scott — who made a cameo with Lamar to perform “Goosebumps” in Indio — and D.R.A.M.To the delight of fans, Lamar recently   swung through his hometown of Compton to sign albums in a surprise appearance at a Best Buy store.Writing about Lamar’s Coachella spectacle during the fest’s first weekend, The Times’ Mikael Wood said, “If Lamar’s star turn in Indio cemented his status as hip-hop royalty, his performance also demonstrated how uniquely he wears that crown.” Latest updates

‘Rough Night’: Get a new look at Scarlett Johansson’s wild bachelorette comedy

Downs, who co-wrote the script with her and plays the fiancé of Johansson’s character. “It is kind of a unique experience to direct your boyfriend, who you have made the choice to cast as Scarlett Johansson’s love interest,” Aniello says. Also starring? See an exclusive new photo from the film above. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, and Ilana Glazer play old friends whose bachelorette party goes off the rails, resulting in a dead male stripper. At least he’s not the dead stripper. Rough Night   opens June 16. Aniello’s partner Paul W. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Show Full Article Lucia Aniello is no stranger to raunchy female comedy, having directed multiple episodes of Broad City, but her film debut, Rough Night,   would make even Abbi and Ilana blush.

Exclusive clip from occult horror film ‘A Dark Song’ has the rite stuff

Or are these two alleged black magic exponents going plum insane? In the new, Must List-approved horror film A Dark Song, a heartbroken woman named Sophia (Catherine Walker) recruits an alcoholic and anti-social occultist called Joseph (Steve Oram from Ben Wheatley’s serial killer comedy Sightseers) to help her perform an ancient, lengthy, and physically grueling ritual at a remote house in the wilds of Northern Wales. Watch the film’s trailer and an exclusive clip above. The film will be released theatrically by IFC Midnight   on April 28 and will also be available to watch on VOD and digital platforms. But are the terrifying occurrences which begin to beset Walker and Oram’s characters as the days turn into weeks and weeks into months actually happening? A Dark Song is written and directed by first-time filmmaker Liam Gavin. Show Full Article Hey, what can possibly go wrong with that   great plan?

Kenny G serenades Delta passengers for charity

On Saturday morning, as reported by local news station WFLA, Kenny G was en route from Tampa, Florida, to Los Angeles when the passenger seated next to him explained that following the death of her daughter she had begun raising money for   Relay for Life, which raises funds that go to the American Cancer Society. Show Full Article In the end, impressed and soothed passengers more than doubled the goal, with Kenny G handing over $2,000 for the charity. In response, Kenny G agreed to perform in the airplane’s aisles — if fellow passengers would agree to help raise   $1,000 in donations for the fundraiser. Watch the video below. And now for some good news involving airline passengers: Grammy-winning musician Kenny G staged an impromptu, in-flight concert to raise money for charity.

Mandy Moore’s ’47 Meters Down’ tweaks the summer shark movie formula

Moore sees that as an indication of the lasting mystery of the ocean. “It’s the fear of the unknown,” Moore says. I grew up in Florida going to the beach and I’ve been terrified of going into the water as long as I can remember. “They have no choice but to be there for another and try to get out of this situation as best they can.”

The two sisters take different approaches to their tense situation. That’s why people are consistently excited about the prospect of what possibilities the ocean holds.”
47 Meters Down hits theaters June 16. But it’s also thrilling because you don’t know what to expect. It’s the f—ing most terrifying nightmare on the planet to her. Like last year’s The Shallows, 47 Meters Down throws its main characters into a precarious survival situation against bloodthirsty sharks. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. What I found most compelling about this film was this race against the clock and two sisters who have to trust each other innately,” Moore says. While Kate has some diving experience, Lisa has none, which makes their peril even more stressful. When it comes to summer terror, all the aliens and monsters in the universe can’t hold a candle to the jaws of circling sharks. “Imagine somebody who’s at the bottom of the ocean, who’s never gone diving before, doesn’t know how to clear her air or what any of her equipment does. It’s a world we know relatively little about, and it’s a world that exists totally outside of us. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here. “Jaws ruins it for everybody. “The majority of the movie is us completely freaking out,” the This Is Us   star   explains. This June, it will be director Johannes Roberts’ 47 Meters Down filling the shark-shaped hole in the summer movie calendar. Show Full Article Most of the time I was shooting, I would be going through my [oxygen] tank in two seconds because I was hyperventilating.”
And so, more than 40 years after Jaws, sharks continue to reign supreme on the summer screen. For Moore, who is making her first excursion into the thriller genre, the time element added a unique spin to the classic “shark movie.”
“A ‘shark movie’ is just not my cup of tea. After a cage-diving trip to Mexico goes wrong, sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) find themselves trapped deep below the surface, with air running short and only a cage between them and the circling sharks.

The Beguiled: Colin Farrell has his eye on Elle Fanning in new photo

Show Full Article Take a look at two more exclusive images from the film above. The women welcome John with real country hospitality, throwing a dinner party as elegant as they can muster and trading faded floral day dresses for their best silk gowns. It’s 1864 in Virginia, and as the Civil War rages, the girls and their two teachers (Kirsten Dunst and Nicole Kidman) have holed up in their stately but dilapidated school. “It feels like this eerie pressure cooker that could explode at any moment,” Dunst says. “So [the look of that scene] was trying to get that dramatic effect between something very dark and something very soft and very feminine.” After dinner, John and Alicia find themselves alone in the candlelit parlor. “She’s a little coy, but in the script that scene was described as ‘He looks at her like a wolf.’” Beware, John: She’s no sheep. “There’s something very feminine about this world, and you have this man penetrating the enclosure,” says cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster). “She was so excited, like, ‘You get to be the naughty one!’”
Fanning’s bad girl is Alicia, one of five young students at the Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. Their isolation is interrupted by the arrival of a wounded Union soldier named John (Colin Farrell), sparking a twisty tale of jealousy, lust, and dread. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. And no one is more thrilled about Fanning’s dark turn than writer-director Sofia Coppola. “She’s always wanted to make me the bad girl,” says Fanning, who starred in Coppola’s Somewhere at age 12. Elle Fanning may look like the picture of Southern gentility in this summer’s   lavish gothic thriller The Beguiled, but there’s some wickedness lurking under those blond curls and pink ruffles. “She plays the innocent, but she’s really not,” Fanning says. Ben Rothstein/Focus Features
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The Beguiled   arrives in theaters June 23.

The extravagant cost of growing up like Richie Rich

But his affluent parents paid a pretty penny to keep their son happy. (And let’s not forget that Richie was also lucky enough to have his own private butler, all day, every day, to cater to his every need.)
To find out what it would really cost to grow up as Richie Rich   —   and how much his parents spent to maintain that lifestyle   —   check out the video above. In the 1994 comedy, Richie is the world’s wealthiest kid and the son of a billionaire businessman. Richie grew up with his own rollercoaster, a private McDonald’s within his family’s estate, and even private baseball lessons from the New York Yankees. Ever wonder what it was like to grow up Rich — as in the   eponymous character in   Richie Rich? Show Full Article

Taye Diggs strikes a pose as Madonna on ‘Lip Sync Battle’

ET on Spike. Show Full Article No detail is too small for Diggs, who samples the choreography of   the original video. In this week’s installment of Lip Sync Battle, the Private Practice alum   will be facing off against Ne-Yo and performing one of Madonna’s   go-to classics, 1990’s “Vogue.”  
Diggs shakes and shimmies to the   anthem donning a blond, Marilyn Monroe-like wig and that classic cone bra. Co-host Chrissy Teigen, meanwhile, gets in on the action and is being photographed by mock paparazzi as she puts on her best diva face. Taye Diggs can really rock a cone bra. The entire episode of   Lip Sync Battle airs this Thursday at 10 p.m.   Check out the preview above.