Caitlyn Jenner memoir’s version of life with Kris Jenner creates a new rift in the family

Why does everything have to be that Kris is such a bitch?”She added:   “I’ve never been so angry and disappointed in somebody in my whole life.”   In response, the Olympic gold medalist   said on “Good Morning America” that the book is “extraordinarily honest.””It is my perspective, and obviously when you do a book like that, there are different opinions. She   said she was hurt by her   stepfather, who’s dad to her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie   Jenner, and hasn’t spoken to Caitlyn in a few weeks.”Kendall   and   Kylie, that’s their dad and I think my mom’s been so respectful for so long and always wanting Caitlyn around and always wanting to have a great relationship with Caitlyn,”   Kardashian   said. It was the first time I was really upset,” she said. But it’s just so hurtful,” she said. “I had some of the best conversations with my children on that show. … Additionally, Caitlyn wrote that she told Kris about her gender problems before they would make love.”I told her there had been a woman inside me all my life,” she wrote.The couple announced their split in 2013 and finalized their divorce in 2014. “My heart breaks for my mom, you know, because I feel like she’s been through so much and [Caitlyn   is] promoting this book and she’s saying all these things,”   Kardashian   said. It   was something Caitlyn grew to resent, she said,   and she would steal her wife’s gowns and purses to wear while traveling. That was my stepdad for so many years. (Caitlyn   also elaborated on her claims that she was a   “punching bag” on the show and a revelation that Kris had been in charge of her finances.)”Honestly, I never had a low point [while doing the show], actually, until the other day when Kris said some of that stuff. “I just don’t think it’s necessary and I just feel like it’s unfair. Everything she says is all made up. She   taught me about character and so much growing up and I just feel like I don’t respect the character that she’s showing now.”Kim Kardashian’s younger sister,   Khloe Kardashian, is also “taking it a little tough,” Caitlyn said at a book signing, according to RadarOnline. All this stuff tends to work itself out!”Someone call Ryan Murphy, because   this   needs   to be turned into a “Feud” series, stat.————FOR THE RECORDApril 27, 3:31 p.m.: An earlier version of this article said Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner   finalized their divorce   in 2013. “I read it and basically the only nice thing she had to say was that I was great socially at a party one time. It forces you to sit down with your kids and deal with a lot of things.”   Meanwhile, Kim   Kardashian, Kris   Jenner’s   second-born child with the late Robert   Kardashian, shared her thoughts on the feud on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in an episode that aired Thursday. … They divorced in 2014.———— Latest updates But that doesn’t appear to be the case for the rest of the Kardashian brood.”I’ll always love her. During their   decades-long union, Caitlyn cross-dressed in front   of her ex   but was asked by Kris to do it only   while traveling, so that their children   wouldn’t get wind of it. “Everyone on the Jenner side is fine. Things aren’t truthful.”Kardashian said Caitlyn was dishonest   “with certain things” about Kris in the   book.”I feel like it’s taken [Caitlyn] a really long time to be honest with herself, so I don’t expect her to be honest about my mom now. I have a lot of friends that know the truth and know what I’ve been through and know the whole situation,” Caitlyn said.She   told   Andy Cohen   that in the wake of publishing, Kris said she   didn’t want to talk to Caitlyn ever again. Especially not Kris Jenner.Details about the Olympian-turned-reality-star’s   decision to transition in 2015 from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner and confirmation that she had her final gender reassignment surgery are all in the book, but some   dishy material   about the Kardashian matriarch is reverberating with fans and upsetting   the reigning first family of reality TV.The memoir, co-written by   Buzz   Bissinger,   who penned the   Vanity Fair article   that introduced Caitlyn   Jenner   to the masses, has some kind words for the   momager, including admiration for   Kris’ connections, her business acumen and her ability to perfectly apply lip liner without a mirror.However, Caitlyn also said in the book that   she told Kris   about her gender issues before they got married and said Kris knew that for 4½   years before they met, Caitlyn had been on hormones. It forces you to deal with issues. … “I wish her all the success in the world, but not at our expense.”Kardashian said she and husband Kanye   West have been avid supporters of Caitlyn Jenner’s transition and wanted to remain respectful of her, but thought there was no need to “bash” the family. (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)As Caitlyn Jenner’s   just-published memoir “The Secrets of My Life” pulls back the curtain on her gender transition and her life among   the Kardashians, not everybody is taking it well. “None of it makes sense,”Kris said to daughters Khloe   and Kim   Kardashian. (Their differing   takes on their marital woes   have   been a topic of discussion for years.)In a   recent   episode   of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kris fumed with anger about passages in “The Secrets of My Life” that claimed she knew Caitlyn   was transgender before they wed.

Homer Simpson, Snow White, more cartoon characters sing Zedd & Alessia Cara’s ‘Stay’

RELATED:   Zedd and Alessia Cara collaborate for new single ‘Stay’
Cara is no stranger to animation, having performed the soundtrack version of the Lin-Manuel Miranda-penned Moana track “How Far I’ll Go.”
Watch the cartoon recut above. Add Homer Simpson, Snow White, Cartman, Dora the Explorer, and Aladdin. How do you   improve an already hit song? 7 on Billboard’s Hot 100, has gotten a cartoon remix. In a video posted on Twitter by the Grammy-winning producer, an impressive collection of legendary animated characters are meshed together to sing the track. Show Full Article Zedd and Alessia Cara’s ‘Stay,’ which currently sits at No. Among the big names included are Pink Panther, Bugs Bunny, SpongeBob SquarePants, Family Guy‘s   Peter Griffin, Frozen‘s   Elsa, Scooby Doo, Lion King‘s   Nala, and BoJack Horseman.

Arts and The Park to host more than 60 events

Arts and The Park, a 10-day celebration of the arts in Hot Springs National Park, has more than 60 events planned during its annual art festival from April 28-May 7.

Sixty art related events are scheduled throughout the ten-day festival, including artist demonstrations at downtown galleries, studio tours, workshops for all ages, art history lectures, writing workshops, poetry readings, concerts and more. For the complete list of the more than 60 events, visit hotspringsarts.org for more information.
A map and listing of artists’ studios is available at hotspringsarts.org. The public is invited to visit the professional studios of 21 local artists. Studio Tours are a highlight of the first weekend of Arts and The Park, Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. This is a free, hands on experience for patrons to interact with artists and see them in their creative environments.
Some events require pre-registration, so attendees are encouraged to visit the festival’s website for more information. Throughout the weekdays of May 1-May 5, dozens of events will take place including workshops with visiting artists, a plein air paint out, lectures, an architectural tour, culinary events, and live poetry readings.
Arts and The Park will conclude with Art Springs, a free outdoor juried art festival and showcase bursting with Arkansas artists, performers, and children’s art activities at Hill Wheatley Plaza on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.
Other notable events scheduled for the April 29-30 weekend are the live showing of Metropolis on the Majestic lawn, The Art of the Locally Grown and Made: A Farm to Table Taco Party, and The Muses Creative Artistry Project Concert.

This event will feature guest artist Kevin Kresse’s pop up exhibit in the Mountain Valley Water Gallery, live music from Chuck Dodson and a special dance performance from Amy Bramlitt, with students from Hot Springs High School. The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance will also present the 2017 Arts Ambassador Award to Suzanne Tucker at the Launch Party. The festival will begin with a Launch Party at 6 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks are included in the $25 ticket price. Tickets may be purchased at hotspringsarts.org. at Mountain Valley Spring Co., 135 Central Ave.

The Spa City Blues Society will take the music into the night with its special lineup of musicians for “Blues After Dark” on Saturday, May 6. A complete listing of artists, live performers and food vendors at Art Springs is available at https://hotspringsarts.org/.

HBO developing ‘Wag the Dog’ TV series

HBO’s logline describes the film as “an ode to the classic film, but moving the weapons of mass distraction beyond politics and into business, entertainment, and yes, non-profits. While Levinson is on board to executive-produce and direct the project if it gets a pilot, original star of the film Robert De Niro has signed on as an executive producer. The series could enhance HBO’s reputation for strong political satire programming, which includes Emmy winners Veep and   Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. RELATED: 10 Best (and 5 Worst) Movie-Inspired TV Shows
The Oscar-nominated film has gained relevancy in the President Trump era, as political pundits have drawn parallels between its plot and current events. In the 21st century with the tools of social media at their hands, nothing is off limits to a small group of operators when it comes to manufacturing reality. The news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. Long before Olivia Pope was the hottest fixer in Washington on   Scandal,   Wag the Dog   followed De Niro’s political strategist as he   hires a Hollywood mogul, played by Dustin Hoffman, to produce a fictional war as a distraction from   a White House scandal. Fake news is so yesterday.”
Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph is attached to pen the adaptation. The premium cable network is partnering with Oscar-winner Barry Levinson to develop his 1997 film Wag the Dog   as a half-hour comedy series, EW has confirmed. More political satire might be on the way to HBO. Robert De Niro’s Tribeca Productions will produce in association with the Levinson/Fontana Company and Warner Bros. Show Full Article Economist Nouriel Roubini described Trump’s recent missile strike on Syria as having a “Wag the Dog element,” and EW included the film in our 2016 Election Pop Culture Primer. Television.

‘Everything, Everything’ star Amandla Stenberg: ‘People really, really want to see black girls as leads in movies’

Or just the person she’s playing. Stenberg was accepted to New York University’s film school, and someday she hopes to return. “That’s something that I’ve always believed in,” Stenberg says. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. “It was difficult at first but it taught me a lot and it made me think about race from a very early age,” she says. “It’s such a complicated period of time that I’m still experiencing – and transitioning out of. “Growing up is weird, and then in the context of acting and movies and being in the public eye, it gets weirder.”
That’s why you haven’t seen much of Amandla Stenberg since she first appeared as that little District 11 kid named Rue, fighting for her life alongside Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen in 2012’s The Hunger Games. With the projects that I work on, I want to be able to explore the whimsy of the story or the depth and the intensity of it.”
In Everything, Everything, Stenberg stars as Maddie, a girl who falls in love with her new neighbor (Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson), although she can’t set foot outside her doorstep. as a writer. Amandla also has an innocence about her, which Maddie does, too.”
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
Stenberg grew up in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, which she describes as “a black neighborhood surrounded by diversity.” Questions of who fits in and why fascinate her. People are bored and it’s the responsibility of studios and the mainstream media to catch up to what people want.”
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And what do they want? “She’s in this terrible situation, but she believes what she believes, makes the best of it, and has a core, a center that’s really strong. after he was in the music business for a while. Nicola Yoon, author of the novel, says Stenberg was her dream choice for the role of this young girl who unleashes her mind while she’s locked inside. “Diversity is something that people desperately want. Later this year, she’ll costar in writer-director Amma Asante’s historical drama Where Hands Touch, about a mixed-race girl trying to survive in Germany during Hitler’s rise. It’s not a weapon she wants to wield. “At first the roles weren’t available to me, and now they are because people are bored. There are specific issues, but equality, justice, fairness, are the broadstrokes. “That just existing can be a political act in itself.”
FROM HERE TO EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING
Although most kids don’t have to deal with a life-threatening illness that keeps them locked away, Stenberg hopes the story of Everything, Everything strikes a nerve with anyone who has felt trapped – either by their parents, the things that make them different from other people, or even the things that make them feel the same. “I definitely think it’s important to balance creating content that speaks directly on race and content that doesn’t talk about it all, but it speaks for itself,” she says. And my dad is from Denmark and he came to L.A. Now that she’s got her diploma, she’s bringing that experience to her work on the big screen in as big a way as possible, starting with a starring role in the adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s YA best-seller Everything, Everything (out May 19) as a teenager with a dangerously fragile immune system, isolated in her home because the outside world could kill her. Then my mother had me but I also have two older sisters who are my half-sisters and my favorite people on the planet.”
She has also moved around between schools, some with mostly black students, others mostly white. “It’s about that creepy feeling you get when you’re in high school and you feel really isolated or you’re surrounded by people and wanting to escape, and are figuring out how to,” she says. Thomas, about a girl who witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black friend. Again, she knows what isolation can feel like. She’ll also at work on two other YA adaptations, the sci-fi saga The Darkest Minds, from a book by Alexandra Bracken, about teens who survive a plague and emerge with superpowers. That’s something Maddie is,” Yoon says. “So it definitely felt like jumping into the deep end of the pool when it comes to adulthood.” For now, her focus has been young adulthood, especially books that she feels are a little braver about the growing-up experience than most movies. “My mom is from the Bronx and she’s black and she moved to L.A. “She has a real strength, but she’s really optimistic and positive. She has wanted to become a director since age 10, when she did her first movie (the 2011 Zoe Saldana action film Colombiana.) But for now, she’s waiting. For now, Stenberg has an opportunity for lots of on-the-job training in front of the camera. As someone caught between, she found herself shaped by thoughts about who is welcomed, and who isn’t. “As a 13-, 14-, 15-year-old there aren’t necessarily… you don’t see roles for black girls that age,” she says, but times are changing. In many ways they’ll be able to understand that much more than they’ll be able to understand an article about representation.”
She’s ready to be herself. Her doctor mother (Anika Noni Rose) is protective to the point of stifling, even when it comes to this long-distance love for the boy-next-door. “I’m very aware of how special it is that I get to have this experience of creating representation while talking about representation at a time where people really, really want to see black girls as leads in movies.”
Just as important as representation is connection. Sometimes it can be really powerful and you learn the most beautiful lessons.”
Holding off on the rest of her formal education is the chance she’s currently taking. “Since I graduated I’ve pretty much been working nonstop,” Stenberg tells EW. “I’m always thinking about the best way to apply my activism to the world and how to get it out there in a way that’s not intrusive and that doesn’t target certain people and make them feel like they aren’t able to be a part of the conversation,” she says. “I’ve been thinking about all the different components and factors in my life that have kind of led to me being the person I am now.”
She’s a fighter. “Books allow you the space to get into the nuance of what it’s like to be a teenager,” she says. After that, Stenberg will star in The Hate U Give, based on the novel by A.C. Show Full Article Robinson sitcom, but otherwise she spent her recent high school years in actual high school, keeping busy with her website and some activism videos like her YouTube sensation “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows,” but otherwise being a young adult. “I was raised by an interracial couple,” she says. “It can be more powerful to create a film like Everything, Everything and then get distributed to kids in the Midwest who maybe don’t live in very diverse communities and get to see this black girl in the lead, you know? I’m lucky enough to be here and see what’s happening and take those roles when they do appear,” she says. “Sometimes it can be unsafe, sometimes it can be risky. Stenberg says she grew up with roles not being available to her because of race. Stenberg, now 18, has had brief roles on TV’s Sleepy Hollow and the short-lived Mr. Doane Gregory/Warner Bros. Don’t forget to   subscribe   for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.

MPAA backs down on R rating for transgender drama ‘3 Generations’

Show Full Article “So much about being a parent is about getting out of their way at the same time as being in charge of their health, their safety, and those simple things in the beginning and imparting good values. Directed by Gaby Dellal and starring Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon, 3 Generations — about a trans teen who seeks approval from his protective mother to begin hormone treatments — will be released as a PG-13   title thanks to the distributor’s public opposition   to the MPAA’s initial designation. Pictures that earn the label contain “some adult material,” while “parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them,” per the MPAA’s website. The Weinstein Company and the Motion Picture Association of America have come to an agreement on the latter’s controversial decision to slap the upcoming transgender drama 3 Generations with an R rating. The   new cut had initially received its R rating   for containing language and some sexual references. The Weinstein Company
“The script felt like a story that was a necessary one to be told. It is about releasing them into the world. The MPAA made the right decision and once again The Weinstein Company dared to tell culture-changing LGBTQ stories that Hollywood too often shies away from.”

Initially slated for release in September 2015 following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film was abruptly pulled from Weinstein’s slate, with Dellal later embarking on a two-month period of re-editing to   refine it. Who are we to try and define them?”
3 Generations hits theaters in New York and Los Angeles May 5, with expansion to follow on May 12. RELATED:   EW’s 25 favorite fictional LGBT characters
“3 Generations is a film that all families should be able to see,” Kate said of the MPAA’s move via press release. It’s about how we were all transitioning into this new world and how we’re struggling with how we do this comfortably and stick together as a family,” Watts previously told EW of the film. Weinstein’s public campaign against the industry organization — which began in early April — gained traction with GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, who wrote an open letter protesting the MPAA’s   initial evaluation of the project in addition to launching a change.org petition (sponsored by Blair Durkee, a trans student and social activist) that went on to receive around 35,000 signatures since its April 19 debut. “When audiences around the world meet transgender teen Ray and see the love that his family shows him, it will not only send a powerful message to LGBTQ youth, but to families of all types.

‘The Boondock Saints’ returning with ‘Origins’ TV series

Plot details on Origins are under wraps, but Duffy tried to make a prequel series in 2015, when   he signed on to write and direct a pilot for IM Global Television,   according to Deadline. The original film starred Norman Reedus and Sean Flannery as Murphy and Connor McManus, two Irish-American fraternal twins who become vigilantes as they work to rid Boston of sinister forces. The brothers have always been defenders of the people, justice, fairness and the city of Boston,” Duffy said in a statement. More info is available on BoondocksBack.com. Patrick’s Day weekend next year. Boondock Saints Origins/YouTube
Duffy will executive produce Origins with   Don Carmody and David Cormican. Accompanying the announcement, actor David Della Rocco (who played Rocco) revealed details of the adjoining fan campaign kicking off today with prizes in exchange for donations. Troy Duffy, the writer-director behind the 1999 feature film and its 2009 sequel, has partnered with   Don Carmody Television to realize The Boondock Saints: Origins, described as a “newly reimagined installment” for the franchise. Show Full Article “A television series is the perfect medium for storytelling inside the world of our beloved blue-collar superheroes. The world premiere launch party for the series is scheduled for St. “In this sensitive time of human rights unrest, government scandal and civil corruption, there couldn’t be a better moment to re-launch the brothers iconic brand of justice in the Cradle of Democracy.”
Prizes for the fan campaign include the first episode of   Origins ahead of any broadcast or streaming run, a collector’s box, limited edition merchandise, access to world premiere screening and party, and a VIP “ultimate experience” trip to Boston. The Boondock Saints are making a comeback on the small screen. Additional creatives, including casting and a showrunner, will be announced at a later time.

‘Parks and Recreation’: The first Treat Yo’self Day was way spendy

When Tom (Aziz Ansari), Donna (Retta), and Ben (Adam Scott) celebrated for the first time, they inspired each other to buy whatever expensive things they wanted simply because they deserved it. So, the real question is: Who spent the most money on the best day of the year? Watch the video above, courtesy of Coinage, Time Inc.’s personal finance video company, for all the details on the big spenders. The crew had a spa day, bought fancy new clothes and Ben even purchased a Dark Knight movie costume that cost nearly $2,000. On October 13, 2011, Parks and Recreation introduced a new holiday: “Treat Yo’ Self Day.” The annual holiday encourages you to spend lavishly and to, well, treat yourself! Show Full Article

Paul Thomas Anderson’s best music videos, from Fiona Apple to Radiohead

Another of Mann’s tracks, “Wise Up,” appears in an iconic sequence from the drama, which Mann wrote several   original   compositions for. “Hot Knife,” Fiona Apple

Having rocketed to superstardom in the 1990s with hit albums like Tidal and When the Pawn…,   Apple took a lengthy hiatus from recording music, going seven years without releasing a new album between 2005 and 2012. “Daydreaming,” Radiohead

Anderson often populates his films with solid ensemble casts, but his   videos typically skew on the singular side. He contributed two videos to Joanna Newsom’s 2015 album Divers — one for the song “Sapokanikan” and another dreamy, fantastical concoction for the LP’s title track. Anderson also directed the video for the band’s song “The Numbers,” which, like “Daydreaming,” appears on their most recent album   A Moon Shaped Pool. Before debuting the refreshingly   minimalist   clip   for Haim’s new single “Right Now” Thursday morning (above), the   There Will Be Blood and Boogie Nights   helmer collaborated with a range of music industry heavy hitters to craft iconic visuals for some of their best songs. The LP’s lead single, “Every Single Night,” boasted a delightfully zany music video, though Apple went back to her roots to shoot the clip for album cut “Hot Knife,” again enlisting Anderson — who’d directed videos for her songs “Paper Bag,” “Limp,” “Across the Universe,” and “Fast as You Can” in the past — to capture the haunting, raw footage. From Fiona Apple to Radiohead, check out the artists who’ve worked with PTA on memorable music videos below. For Radiohead’s 2016 single “Daydreaming,” the filmmaker follows frontman Thom Yorke through a series of lonely vignettes for a series of hypnotic images. As one of Hollywood’s   foremost mavericks, it’s only fitting that six-time Oscar-nominated director Paul Thomas Anderson teamed with a few performative rebels across his foray into the music video business. “Divers,” Joanna Newsom

Anderson rarely works with musicians for just a single project. That changed during   the latter’s summer months, when Apple dropped The Idler Wheel…, a sonically experimental collection that touched on everything from jazz to rock. “Try,” Michael Penn

Filmed while Anderson was editing his 1997 feature Boogie Nights, the video for Michael Penn’s “Try” was made inside   a Los Angeles hallway (and the continent’s longest). Show Full Article Several members of the Boogie Nights cast — including Walters, Hoffman, and Thomas Jane — have parts in the video as well. “Save Me,” Aimee Mann

Anderson   tends to blur the line between his movies and music videos, and that’s never been more evident than in the clip for Aimee Mann’s “Save Me,” which sees the former ‘Til Tuesday singer-songwriter crooning the tune’s melancholy yet hopeful lyrics while posing next to actors like Julianne Moore, Tom Cruise, and Melora Walters — all of whom appeared in Anderson’s 1999 classic   Magnolia.

Oh, yah, ‘Fargo’ took a trip to Los Angeles

Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)In the FX drama   “Fargo,” the wintry Midwest is the backdrop to murder, mayhem   and mystery. (Jay L. Warren Littlefield, left, a producer on FX’s season three of “Fargo,” stands near director John Cameron during a day of filming at a motel in Hollywood. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times) Latest updates An actor in Santa clothing gets in his “background” position poolside at a motel in Hollywood during filming of FX’s Season 3 of “Fargo.” (Jay L. Carrie Coon also stars as Gloria Burgle, who   journeys to Los Angeles in Episode 3 to poke into her stepdad’s mysterious past as “Thaddeus Mobley.”   While we won’t give too much away, let’s just say the settings are in keeping with the “Fargo” universe: think coffee shop and motels.Outside of this field trip   to Los Angeles — both production-wise and story-wise — shooting   on the third season mostly took place in Calgary, Canada, which stands in for the show’s snowy Midwest setting.Check back next week for our inside look as “Fargo” takes on Los Angeles. But this season, its third, the City of Angels is about to get in on the action.The series, inspired by the beloved 1996 Coen brothers   movie, shot scenes for next week’s third episode in Los Angeles. And we were on set with creator and executive producer Noah Hawley.”I was excited about the idea because obviously the Coens have a very long relationship with the idea of Hollywood,” he said, noting they particularly like to play with different periods.”This [episode] has a period element to it as well, but it’s not really a period they’ve dealt with in their films.”Season 3, which is set in 2010, follows two feuding brothers (both played by Ewan McGregor with an assist from Spanx) as tensions rise in their sibling rivalry over an inheritance from their long-dead father.

‘Sleight’: EW Review

He’s also got a secret, a secret that is simultaneously the most marketable part of Sleight and its most ruinous concept. (“How do I get nine grand by midnight tonight?”) You’d hope that a film like this   could put a bold new spin on the superhero story. This is the kind of trope-y   crime film where someone gets in too deep, and someone   says “That’s enough money to get out.”   But   director J.D. Bo’s a street magician, but he’s also got   powers. When an actor surprises you, it’s magical. Dillard and his cinematographer Ed Wu   shoot a gray nighttime Los Angeles stripped of artifice. It’s a cliché superhero origin story. But there’s a sense of contrivance, too, and as the film becomes more about superpowers, it also loses its particularity, and becomes   a weirdly expository melodrama. Angelo carries himself like somebody giving a business seminar. And Sasheer Zamata and Seychelle Gabriel give fine supporting turns as Bo’s neighbor and the girl who catches his eye. Sleight is the story of Bo, a   teen struggling to earn money. Dulé Hill was a steady TV presence from   The West Wing   through   Psych. He   plays Angelo,   a local Los Angeles drug kingpin. C

Show Full Article (I hear he’s on   Ballers, and surely   being on   Ballers   is more fun than watching   Ballers.) But in   Sleight, Hill’s   a revelation of freaky-funny charisma. Blade in hand, voiced   laced with malice but also   genuine curiosity, Angelo asks this   man who crossed him, “Are you right handed or left handed?” Two   minutes later, there’s only one option. Bo lost his mom last year, and he’s taking care of his little sister. The nature of those powers are initially mysterious and then splendidly absurd—there’s talk of a “feedback oscillator.” Given how corporate and one-percent-ish most superhero movies feel,   Sleight   earns points for grounding its hero in a real-feeling world. “You gotta lead by example,” he explains to   his protégé   dealer Bo (Jacob Latimore). By day, he’s a street magician in Los Angeles, working rare foot-traffic neighborhoods like Larchmont. Another dealer encroaches on his territory, and Angelo’s men bring him in. You figure out too quickly   where the movie’s going with Bo and Angelo. By night, he sells Angelo’s drugs. Sleight‘s real problem—this could be a spoiler, but it’s all anyone seems to be talking about—is that it isn’t just a cliché   crime film. Hill’s not in the movie enough, unfortunately. Latimore’s a rising star, and he embodies Bo’s weight-of-the-world stress and his street-performer flirtatiousness. Angelo comes off friendly, but don’t make him angry. The reverse is true: Here we are in 2017, and even our nifty   low-budget crime movies are building a cinematic universe, and saving the best stuff for the sequel.

‘Romy and Michele’ reunion: Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino reenact their favorite scene

“I love that; it makes me laugh.”
The scene ends when   the mystified waitress asks them, “What kinda business you in?”
“…And we just look at her blankly, because we haven’t thought that far ahead yet!” Sorvino recalled, laughing. Watch the clip above, and catch the   entire exclusive   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) special,   EW Reunites: The cast of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,   here   or download the free app on your favorite device. Of course, Romy ends up devising the   perfect plan—to arrive at the reunion and tell everyone that the girls invented Post-it notes. And we all remember how that turns out. “That’s what they’re called — businesswomen. “The point of it was to have fun and to create fun,” Sorvino said of her experience on the Romy and Michele set. And if you say it enough, then people will believe you!” Kudrow mused about the scene. They stop at a diner and ask the waitress if they have “a businesswoman special.” The waitress (Pat Crawford Brown) obviously has no idea what they’re talking about, but the girls persist. As crazy as it sounds, it’s been 20 years since this hilariously irreverent, female-led comedy hit theaters, and EW got stars Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow back together to dish on what they remembered best from making this much-loved   film. It’s the Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion…Reunion! “And I’ve never had so much fun on a set as I have on that one.”
The pair specifically remembered one scene as the funniest, when the girls are decked out in their “businesswoman” finest, already on their way to the high school reunion with a plan to wow their old peers. Show Full Article

’13 Reasons Why’ given prohibitive adult rating in New Zealand

“These conversations need to be informed and safe, though, which means that parents, guardians, and other adults need to have open conversations with their young people about the issues raised by the show,” the office said in a blog post explaining its decision. Show Full Article While the show has come under fire for its graphic depictions of suicide, the series’ creators have explained the reasoning behind their decision to show the act. It looks and is painful, and then when she’s found by her parents, it absolutely destroys them.”
The creators also produced a half-hour special,   Beyond the Reasons (also available on Netflix), that delves into issues of mental health, sexual assault, and bullying in interviews   mental health care professionals and the cast and crew. “13 Reasons Why brings up a lot of problems, but it doesn’t really provide many solutions,” the office said of the   RP18 rating. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention notes in its guidelines for reporters that that risk of additional suicides increases when stories explicitly describe suicides, use dramatic images, or glamorize a death. “Young people need guidance and support from the adults in their life in order to help keep them safe.”
The   New Zealand office, which can only classify and censor Netflix shows following their release, has placed the adult supervision restriction in the hopes that it will foster conversations between at-risk teens and their parents. Explaining that New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the nations belonging to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the country’s Office of Film and Literature Classification on Thursday expressed concerns, saying the show depicts suicide as a logical and unavoidable outcome for its protagonist. If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. “They felt for a TV series, if you’re going to watch it, you want to show it as horrific as it actually is,” Jay Asher, who wrote the 2007 novel on which the Netflix adaptation is based, told EW about the scene. Find more information about suicide here. “So the way she does it, you can’t watch it and feel like it’s glamorized in any way. New Zealand has declared that anyone under the age of 18 who wants   to watch Netflix’s hit series   13 Reasons Why   will need adult supervision.

Mary J. Blige is above hateration on ‘Strength of a Woman’: EW review

Blige comes out swinging, spitting the lyrics: “Tell me how you figure that you made me and you gave me what I had before I met ya / And gon’ have it when you’re gone / And how you fix your mouth to say I owe you when you had another bitch and taking trips and shit with my money for so long.” On this fiery kissoff — one of four tunes that the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul co-wrote with her musical follower Jazmine Sullivan — she vows that   “there’s a special place in hell for you” with some Aretha-esque flourishes. Blige fares better with the spiritual uplift that bookends Strength: the Kanye West-assisted “Love Yourself” and the straight-up gospel “Hello Father,” which riffs on Stevie Wonder’s “Jesus Children of America.” No matter what drama Mary may go through, she’s not going down. But after the couple’s split last year — and the ongoing divorce battle that has reached Empire-level soap operatics — the drama is back in a big way. This Mary is, for the most part, above the hateration. Elsewhere, though, the tone is more muted and melancholy than you might expect from a scorned Blige. “Indestructible”
Sounding her most vulnerable, Auntie Mary schools about being invincible. Show Full Article Blige seemed to finally find real love when she married her manager, Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, in 2003. And Blige stumbles when she ventures into trap-infused territory on “Glow Up” (featuring Migos’ Quavo, DJ Khaled, and a wasted Missy Elliott), while the only song here for the dancerie — the soul-disco throwback “Find the Love” — pales next to the club jams on The London Sessions. Yet her divorce album, Strength of a Woman   — the follow-up to 2014’s woefully underappreciated The London Sessions   — does not mark the return of the young and restless MJB whose music thrived on pain. In fact, the only time she expresses full-blown bitterness is on “Set Me Free,” which hints at some of the dirty details behind her breakup. After famously proclaiming that there would be “No More Drama” in her life in 2001, Mary J. But the LP is missing a killer cut or two; the empowering title track is the closest thing to a classic MJB anthem. Key Tracks
“Set Me Free”
Liberated by telling the ugly truth, Blige lets it all out on this breakup ballad. On the three consecutive ballads — “Indestructible,” “Thank You” and “Survivor” — that make up the bruised-but-not-beaten heart of the album, she is a resilient yet restrained force.

‘The Simpsons’ commemorates Trump’s first 100 days with scathing clip

Latest updates We’re 6.8% of the way home,” a narrator intones over a shot of a four-year calendar. That’s still quite lively.Sean Spicer is seen hanging —   literally   —   in the White House press room with a note on his suit reading “I quit.” Kellyanne Conway scurries away, saying, “I am not replacing him.”Upstairs, Steve Bannon   is locked in a stranglehold with someone who could be any number of Trump’s advisors   — Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller   —and while the union metaphorically burns, the president is in bed on his phone.While Trump’s boudoir looks virtually identical to its depiction in an August video from “The Simpsons,” it now features the delightful addition of a framed photo of POTUS pretending to drive a truck.The president pretends to drive a truck. “Paid for by ‘Anyone Else 2020.'”Trump has long been a target for Fox’s long-running animated series, which in a 2000 episode   jokingly predicted a Trump presidency   and   has lampooned the now-president several times since. “The Simpsons” is pulling no punches when it comes to lampooning President Trump, as evidenced by its detail-dense   new video commemorating his first 100 days in office.It begins on a dark and stormy night and only gets darker from there.Except for Trump’s hair. (Jim Lo Scalzo / European Pressphoto Agency)As he relaxes, Trump reviews the accomplishments from his first 100 days, including lowering his golf handicap, raising his number of Twitter followers and legalizing the hunting of hibernating bears.Meanwhile, daughter Ivanka   Trump   is using her new place on the Supreme Court to peddle wares while Ruth Bader Ginsburg   is physically removed from the bench.Back in Springfield, the D.C. antics have all been a bit much for Marge Simpson, who’s   already run through four years’ worth of Prozac.”One hundred days.

Amid legal brouhaha, Johnny Depp surprises fans on ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride

He claims they lost tens of millions of dollars over more than a decade.The Management Group countersued in February, claiming that   Depp refused to reign in his “voracious spending.”“Why didn’t they drop me as a client if I was so out of control?” Depp told   the Wall Street Journal this week in   his first public comments on the matter since he filed the lawsuit.On Tuesday, Management Group spokesman David Shane lobbed his rebuttal, claiming that the film star “is a habitual liar who denies responsibility for his own outrageous conduct” and “has himself to blame for his financial woes.”Let’s see how good Capt. (Richard Shotwell / Associated Press)Johnny Depp   returned to his swashbuckling ways   on Wednesday, making   a guest appearance on the Pirates of the Caribbean   ride   at the Disneyland Resort, much to fans’ delight.The attention-averting move happened to come as his former business managers accused him this week of being a “habitual liar.” More on that in a sec.Though there are three animatronic Jack Sparrows on the ride, Depp’s in-the-flesh appearance and running conversations with boat riders was a welcome surprise to fans who shared it on social media.The “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” star greeted riders   on the attraction as his rum-swilling alter-ego, resplendent in Sparrow’s   eyeliner and dreadlocks, wielded a sword and   recited lines from the long-running movie franchise.The 53-year-old’s appearance came as the   ride celebrates its 50th anniversary and   ahead of the May 26 release date for the next “Pirates” installment. Sparrow’s sword is at deflecting bad publicity … Salazar, played by Javier Bardem.Depp’s outing also comes a day after his   public battle with his former management company hit the radar again. Latest updates The new chapter sees the return of fan favorites Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Depp’s ill-fortuned Sparrow pursues the legendary Trident of Poseidon in a race against bad guy Capt. The actor and the Management Group   have been embroiled in a dispute   over his finances that resulted in the star filing a $25-million lawsuit in January alleging fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and more   against his longtime   business managers.

Feist shares the soundtrack of her life

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The first album I bought

“My early ’90s were kind of dominated by Sinéad O’Connor, so I think it was The Lion and the Cobra? The college paper in Calgary, where I grew up, and the local punk scene that I was a part of were pretty much my only exposures to new music…. My [first] band got to open for the Jesus Lizard when I was maybe 16, and I thought I was gonna melt. In fact, I have a car that has a cassette player in it, and that was one of the first tapes I got for it — maybe one of the only ones. And Deee-Lite’s ‘Groove Is in the Heart.’ I can also hear Beastie Boys and George Michael’s ‘Faith’; it’s sort of a mixtape in my head. We actually got to open for a lot of people who came through: Suicidal Tendencies, Nomeansno, and a bunch of Canadian greats that you probably wouldn’t know about. I think I have [Beck’s] Odelay in there, too.”
The album that wrecks me

“I actually cried yesterday! [Laughs]”
Pleasure   arrives Friday, April 28. But then a bit later, more like late teens, early 20s, when I got into [seminal indie-rock trio] Dinosaur Jr., I used to dream about J Mascis and [Afghan Whigs frontman] Greg Dulli, that both of them were going to take me away on a white stallion into the sunset.”
My comfort-food music

“Immediately I think of Paul Simon’s Graceland. A version of this story appeared in the latest version of Entertainment Weekly, on stands now or available here. Her voice goes from this super-high clear crystal to deeper as the decades pass, and it’s spectacular.”
The song I want played at my funeral

“There’s a song from the Library of Congress field recordings — they’re, like, field-workers and coal miners and farmers, just real Americans through the early 20th century — and there’s a guy, Bozie Sturdivant, who sings a song called ‘Ain’t No Grave Can Hold My Body Down.’ If my friends could form a processional choir and sing that song in that arrangement, I think that could be it. My mom says I declared I was going to marry him, and when she told me he’d died, I collapsed on the floor weeping. On the eve of Pleasure, Feist’s first album in nearly six years, the Canadian songstress, 41, recalls the pop stars and punk icons who shaped her. The scene in my hometown was pretty amazing, too. I can listen to it 15 times in a day when I get into that mode. It’s Molly Drake — the song ‘I Remember.’ It gets me every time. Show Full Article But also my best friend, Chilly Gonzales, claims he’s going to write a requiem for me, and I almost want him to do it before I die so I can hear it. My first musical obsession

“When I was about 6 years old, it was Elvis — like, the early rockabilly Elvis. Don’t forget to   subscribe   for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. I know, it’s so inappropriate! There’s only one album, but you can hear her voice change because she recorded them over 20 years, and it’s almost Joni Mitchell-esque. [Laughs]”

The music that reminds me of my first crush

“2 Live Crew. I mean, where do you go from there, right? She’s Nick Drake’s mother, and they found these tapes from the ’60s. And my brother, who’s five years older, didn’t really introduce me to stuff on purpose, but I heard it through his bedroom door: the Eurythmics and the Police and Kraftwerk.”
My first concert

I’m so lucky that it was Tina Turner in the Private Dancer era.

Debra Winger remembers when she punked David Letterman

I can totally picture his face. So that was what we were going to talk about. Show Full Article On May 5, she’s back on screen in The Lovers, an offbeat comedy about falling in love that just premiered to raves at the Tribeca Film Festival. Okay. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I love how you and Letterman   had somewhat of a sparring relationship but it felt like you both   on each other’s wavelength. NBC
 
That is hilarious. Then read below to hear her explain it. You’re kidding? To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. Like when you ran out of his show dressed as Wonder Girl. Yeah, you know, you talk to the show person before about what you’re going to chat about. Well, thanks for the heads up.”
But you had the idea to dress up underneath your clothes? And personalities. That’s why he’s so, “Aha, Debra, we’ve got something to show you!” I worked it out with the band, that I was going to run out of there and the music would play. Don’t forget to   subscribe   for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. In August 1993, she was a guest on David Letterman’s The Late Show to promote a movie called Wilder Napalm. I had a friend who was working on the show at the time. Anyway. DEBRA WINGER:   I have to tell you the backstory on that. “In fact,   he still owes me some money because I wrote him a line once in the green room.”
Their chemistry   together is obvious — and take a look at how Winger departs the stage at the end of this clip. By the 1990s, Debra Winger had achieved legend status as an actress for her complex, fierce, vulnerable, touching performances in Urban Cowboy, An Officer and a Gentleman, Terms of Endearment, and Shadowlands, earning Best Actress Oscar nominations for the last three. Yeah. Of course nothing like that was mentioned. She had known Letterman since the 1970s when both of them were trying their hands at stand-up comedy. Winger will be back at the Ed Sullivan Theater to appear on The Late Show with   Stephen Colbert in   promotion of The Lovers. Doing well for me? And he knew nothing about that. No, no. We’re going to talk about this and I’ve got this funny story and that funny story, and we’re going to talk about our old friendship. Heh, no.”
But the appearance is notable for Winger’s exit. The film is barely discussed, with Winger quipping, “Oh, it’s a fun film. If you look at him, he’s   in total shock. “He was sort of the MC at the improv in the Comedy Store,” Winger tells EW. They were just so eager to get one over on Dave. Dave’s got something up his sleeve.” I’m like, “Oh, really?” They go, “Well, they found some footage of you as Wonder Girl and he’s going to spring it on you.”
And that changes the game a bit? That was a lot of fun. What was planned was he was going to get me. So when I heard about Wonder Girl, I said, “Oh. The movie, a sweet throwback to the idiosyncratic   comedies of the ’80s, is likely to put Winger, now 61, back in the public imagination as one of America’s great actors. And they called me and they said, “I could get fired for this Debra, but I know you’re coming on the show and I would die if I didn’t tell you this. He didn’t know.

Kim Kardashian cries over Paris robbery: ‘That was meant to happen to me’

But it does happen really fast. I hope my kids are okay, my husband.’ I don’t want to cry, you’re making me cry. This story originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. And I knew that was it for me. In reality, robbers had threatened the   concierge and forced him to open the room belonging to “the rapper’s wife.”
“Automatically your stomach drops. “I don’t want to start crying, but … I’m such a different person I really feel like things happen in your life to teach you things.”
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“It was probably no secret, you see it on the show me being flashy, but I was definitely materialistic before,” Kardashian West continued. I don’t care to show off the way that I used to … It’s just not who I am anymore.”
This article originally appeared in People.com

Show Full Article When she heard commotion in the hallway, she assumed it was her family returning. Kim Kardashian West   said she   is a “different person” following   her terrifying Paris robbery, claiming the incident has changed her life for the better. It was a good seven or eight minutes of torture, but when I look back and analyze it, I’m like, ‘Okay, they weren’t really aggressive.’ It could have been way worse.”
Since the   October Paris robbery, Kardashian West has pulled back from the public eye   — not flaunting her material items on social media. It’s a feeling you can’t explain. Because I just don’t care about that stuff anymore, I really don’t.”

Kardashian West recalled opting to stay in while bodyguard looked after her sisters   Kourtney Kardashian   and   Kendall Jenner   as they hit the town in Paris. And that this is who is raising my kids. But I’m so happy that my kids get this me. Hundred percent [knew I was going to die],” Kardashian told DeGeneres, 59. “It’s not worth it,” she said. “I don’t care about that stuff. “I said a prayer, I’m like, ‘I know I’m going to heaven. “Not that there’s anything bad about having things and working hard to get those things — and   I’m really proud of everyone that’s around me that’s successful. During an appearance on   The Ellen DeGeneres Show,   airing Thursday, the 36-year-old reality star teared up as she recounted   how masked men held her at gunpoint at her apartment during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016. “I know this sounds crazy, but I know that was meant to happen to me,” she said, getting emotional.

‘Miracle’ actor Michael Mantenuto found dead at age 35

He went on to land a role in the 2006 TV movie Dirtbags and a small role in the 2008 comedy Surfer, Dude. hockey team’s   victory over the Soviet Union team. Actor   Michael Mantenuto,   best known for his role as Jack O’Callahan in Disney’s Miracle, has died. He was 35. Show Full Article Mantenuto eventually quit acting to enlist in the army. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. Mantenuto starred alongside Kurt Russell in the Disney sports film about the 1980 U.S. The actor was found dead   in his car on Monday afternoon after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the King County medical examiner’s office in Seattle, Washington, stated, according to   The Hollywood Reporter.