‘Sweet/Vicious’ creator hasn’t given up hope for season 2

That’s why it was all the more heartbreaking   when news broke that the show had been cancelled. But unlike other superhero shows, this one focused on sexual assault. Through her experiences as a vigilante — and a new friendship with the impossible-not-to-love Ophelia — Jules is able to finally confront her rapist. And all the while, the show incorporated the stories of other survivors. And with two strong, dynamic female characters at its center, its importance in today’s world can’t be overstated. But much like Jules and Ophelia, the show’s creator, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, isn’t ready to stop fighting. In other words, it took   an issue that many shows address and built its entire show around it. As disappointing as this decision is, we’re always going to tell these stories and we’re always going to fight. We love the show. We hope that no one takes this decision [to mean]   their story doesn’t matter, because that’s just simply not true.”
And if all works out, hopefully Robinson will get to tell a few more of those stories. “Whatever happens with Sweet/Vicious, we are actively going to try and find another home for it,” Robinson tells EW. Show Full Article This wasn’t a show that included sexual assault. When Sweet/Vicious first premiered on MTV, it was easy to categorize it as “yet another superhero show.” After all, it featured a vigilante wearing a black hood and beating up bad guys on a college campus. Sweet/Vicious told the story of Jules, a sexual assault survivor, who works to heal herself by becoming a vigilante that targets sexual predators on her college campus. Week after week, the show’s first season told Jules’ story — not of revenge, but of healing. It was a show about sexual assault. “We as a creative team and the actors, we all stand by the show.

Best selling YA novels in the new millennium

To see the all the details on what books the cool kids are spending their money on these days, check out the video above, courtesy of Coinage, Time Inc.’s personal finance video company. It’s no surprise that J.K. Filling out the top five of YA fiction bestsellers are the Twilight trilogy, Fear Street (R.L. Show Full Article Stine hasn’t lost his touch), The Hunger Games trilogy, and finally the Shadowhunter Chronicles. The young adult fiction genre is off the charts in terms of popularity right now and sales have risen by 40 percent over the last decade. Rowling’s Harry Potter series leads the pack with $504 million in sales.

5 highest-grossing horror films of all time

Jaws chewed its way to second place on the list and cashed in for over $470 million. The short answer: a lot! For the full breakdown of the biggest horror moneymakers of all time at the box office — see where Hannibal and   The Exorcist land on the list   —   watch the video above, courtesy of Coinage, Time Inc.’s personal finance video company. Director M. How much do people really pay to be scared out of their mind at the movies? Show Full Article The latter   scored the top spot and brought in a whopping $672 million in ticket sales, while Signs raked in a cool $408 million. Night Shyamalan really knows how to bring in the bucks, as he directed two of the top highest-grossing movies that hit theaters: Signs and The Sixth Sense.

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Margaret Atwood discusses a possible season 2

Nothing that has not happened in society was included, and what happened to Ofglen has happened in modern society. Is that exciting for you? You don’t even want to be the person heroically defending them. And then people got tired. It’s very upsetting when Janine has the baby and it gets taken away from her. “Did I will this into being? My other belief is that people who say they want to do extreme things will do them if they get the chance. It’s visually alluring. Like what happens to Ofglen (played in the series by Alexis Bledel)? Yes, episode 3 is quite rough. So in a hierarchical situation like that, women at the top are doing better than men at the bottom but not as well as men at the top. Did you collaborate much with showrunner Bruce Miller? It’s not usually what happens to you at this age. Because then you will become one of those attacked. When you’re a certain age, you think your mum is old-fashioned. And that is like a real totalitarianism. And it has not stopped since that moment. I wanted it to be a totalitarianism where everyone is being treated badly but in different ways, except for those at the top. Hitler and his book [Mein Kampf], which was disregarded at first, no one paid any attention to it. It’s unsafe to defend people against that behavior. I had followed the story of Mr. What do you think about the series’ relevancy and the renewed interest in your 32-year-old novel? We had women sitting in the Texas legislature [dressed in red Handmaid’s dresses] surrounded by men with guns which is just like a still right out of the television series. In your New York Times piece, you talk about the scene where you have a cameo, where the women are all ganging up on Janine for being a victim in a gang rape, forcing her to admit the rape was her fault. But there were three backstories to writing the book. What do you chalk that up to? During the witchcraft trials, the safest place to be is among the accusers. When there is a mob, or any sort of group ganging up, like the coffee shop scene which is part of that, the safest place is always the middle of the mob. We sat down with Atwood, 77, to discuss the eerie relevance of her work today and what she thinks of the   latest adaptation of her novel. The Handmaid’s Tale has already been through the Hollywood system. So what do you think of all this happening to you right now, with your book and the renewed notoriety? Now people have more power to do those things and they are doing them. It’s not just something that happens to people over there. Are there other scenes that stand out to you? The thing looks gorgeous. How involved were you in the series? He explores some of the edges of things in his answers, written by me. Now in the novel, I never pictured overhead shots. Show Full Article So what you’ve seen so far in the first series…
It’s very good. Let me just say that. (That is, when they are not banning it.) And now, of course, it’s a new drama series which premiered on Hulu on Wednesday. Are there scenes that are upsetting to you? But Bruce Miller followed the rules. Sometimes those aren’t even the true feelings of the person before that moment. Those people would disappear, not only from your life but from the record. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: It feels like this series was put into production the day after the election, which, of course, it wasn’t — they were already well into it. That is what causes mob behavior — it’s safer in the mob. Like the scene in the café, when Offred (Elisabeth Moss) before she becomes a handmaid, stops in to get a coffee with her friend Moira (Samira Wiley), only to be called a slut by the man working the register. The series expands well beyond your novel. I think it will be more involving in the second season because we will be in uncharted territories so more invention will have to take place. 9. Usually, you are sitting in the rocking chair and people are saying, “Fine achievement, fine lifetime achievement,” and that’s kind of it. Things go in waves. Let’s do that, it’s the acceptable thing to do. It was witchcraft and demonology language. But it wasn’t a big hit. We talked a lot. Normalizing is a big thing with this series. And others felt they had achieved a certain number of things and it was other people’s turn. And it would bubble up from time to time. That is what Orwell is channeling in 1984. Canadian author Margaret Atwood started writing The Handmaid’s Tale in West Berlin in 1984, when the wall was still up and the East German Air Force would release sonic booms, reminding her of their proximity, every Sunday. It’s safer to be among those doing the attacking. Second wave feminism happened in the ’60s and into the ’70s. And my interest in writing a dystopia. It’s a fun way to be 77. Until, of course, we change our minds as to who the mob is. Poor Janine [played by Orange Is the New Black‘s Madeline Brewer]. Her mom was a ’70s feminist and Offred thinks she is quaint, going on all these marches, wearing overalls. RELATED: Elisabeth Moss on the Relevance of Handmaid’s Tale: ‘I Wish It Was Sci-Fi’
You had posters from the Women’s March with the lines “Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again.”
Yes, we had those. Yes, it is. It reminds me of the rise in anti-Semitic and racist talk on the rise here now. They might not have been their feelings at all before then, but this is what we have to do. The corollary of that is when the Handmaids are urged on to basically kill a man. [Laughs]   I do feel like. It was a movie back in 1990 that starred Natasha Richardson as Offred. What makes your novel, and now the television series, so terrifying, goes back to your initial decision to base every action by this totalitarian government on some antecedent in history, whether it’s the Bible story of Jacob and his two wives and their handmaidens who were there solely to provide his barren wives children or that heavy pollution has led to failing fertility rates. That made me cry. You read about Joe Stalin’s purges and people just disappear. But when he got the power, he did the things he said he was going to do. They never would have killed a man before but this is what you do now. Every country has a foundational paradigm and that’s one of the foundational paradigms of the United States, the other being the 18th century Enlightenment. Really shocking was what happened to Ofglen, which I don’t want to spoil. That’s how Salem worked. And we are brought into the process, via the show’s flashbacks, of how this somewhat free society, became so dogmatic, so quickly. So it’s very interesting to me and I’m glad it’s so interesting to many other younger people. Were there images you wanted to see visualized in a certain way? They become not only socially acceptable feelings, but socially demanded feelings. And that’s more or less our world. That will be interesting but I can’t predict what we will do. And it’s safe to do that; it’s unsafe not to do it. And it ought to be because this is the world they are increasingly living in. So the book was written at that time of “mum is quaint.” And then I think people move into other phases. It’s like the old Busby Berkeley musicals, or Esther Williams, where people are making floral pattern scenes. When you were writing this back in 1984 in West Berlin, what prompted that thinking? An obsession with that regime’s totalitarianism, coupled with others behind the Iron Curtain, prompted her to write her most famous novel, which is often required reading in American high schools. It’s generational. The other thread was my teenage love of dystopians and utopians and sci-fi. You don’t want to be ganged up on. The third thing was when I was reading in the papers about totalitarianism throughout the 20th century, and my belief that it will never happen here is never true. The first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale are available on Hulu now, with new episodes being added to the streaming service each Wednesday. We can go behind the scenes and follow characters we can’t follow in the book because she can not know what happens to them. On a note of hope, America is very diverse and has a lot of energy and I think people have been awakened by these events and they have become motivated in a way that they weren’t before. They were gone. Well, I had been cutting things out of newspapers for a while. They did start it well ahead of the election and then as the election progressed and more things got said… but I have to say that things got said in previous elections that fit the same patterns. The photography, the saturation of color — it is really quite gorgeous. It’s bang, right between the eyes. Some people actually thought she had demonic powers, which if she had had them, maybe she should have used them. Offred (before she becomes Offred) is like that in the book. And then you wouldn’t mention them. She really had a rough road in this series but she is so good. MARGARET ATWOOD: I need to share this with you: I rigged the election. It has a style that is very lush and seductive and therefore all the more chilling because it looks so beautiful and normal. So The Handmaid’s Tale has come up in previous elections but it really came up again on Nov. That to me is the most terrifying part of it. But with the overhead shots, you can get this patterning. So you’ve got 17th-century puritan theocracy and 18th century Enlightenment sort of superimposed upon it, but the original stuff never really went away. One was 17th-century puritan culture and literature and theology, which I studied long ago at the beginning of the ’60s. Such as the wise Republicans who said there was real rape and unreal rape and you knew if it was unreal rape because if you got raped, you didn’t get pregnant because we were told a woman’s body has a way of shutting down. The most recent one being the kinds of language applied to Hillary Clinton during the election, which was straight out of the 17th century. Most of the ones I had read had been from a male point of view. Is this my fault that we have this now?” It is very peculiar. We did a special edition of the audio book, which concludes with a Q&A session with the professor.

‘The Woods’ creators tease the final arc: It’s ‘emotional, beautiful, and weird’

TYNION: Part of it came with writing the first four issues of the series. The only story I have that’s the opposite is that originally, Calder was going to be more of a bad guy; a bit of a hard-edged bully and the one recruited to join the expedition out into the Alien Forest because he might be able to hurt things if it became necessary. The artificial intelligence found a form of life in the universe intrinsically similar to its creator and has taken a sample set of the human population once every 100 years, dating back to when man still lived in caves. But Calder was too interesting a character. It has most of the characters, front and center, and generally, shows off the woodsy weirdness of the book. I got to illustrate a lot of emotional and painful moments. There was going to be a big monster attack that killed him around issue #4, the first, “Oh-wow-main-characters-CAN-die” moment. Have there been any occasions where you’ve chosen to save a character? I think that arc two is when The Woods becomes The Woods, and it’s with those flashbacks, intricate character work, and ability to play the past off   of the present in strange and interesting ways. That’s what I wanted to play with: a world in which the young characters are the only ones brash enough to cut a path into the unknown because they’re young and stupid and idealistic enough to believe that there might actually BE answers. DIALYNAS:   This was one of my favorite aspects of The Woods. Below, Tynion   and Dialynas delve into the building of their world, what readers can expect, and what it was like winning the   GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book. Studios
There are also often time jumps every couple of series, with occasional flashbacks. Every arc since then, we’ve focused on a different way to show the past or show dreams or show some distortion that can comment on the present story line, and the book has been that much stronger for it. But I did have fun and got to approach the Gazer Root visions with a different look, which also incorporate a lot of scenes from the past. BOOM! I still remember that feeling — it’s so pure and emotional. We had two concurrent plots that would cut back and forth, but not necessarily comment on each other. “It’s the story of a group of teenagers from that high school trying to find out why they were taken there, and trying to discover if there’s any way for them to get home, all the while dealing with the typical pains of growing up.”
(Or as Dialynas   prefers to sum it up: “Breakfast-Club-in-Space-with-elements-of-Lord-of-the-Flies-and-a-few-Space-Monkeys-and-alien-ghosts-thrown-in-for-good-measure.”)
The BOOM! What does this series winning mean to both of you? TYNION:   To be honest, I never once considered a group of adults at the heart of the book. TYNION: At this point, we know that there’s an artificial intelligence at the heart of this world, and we’ve seen a few flashes of what the beings that lived on this world before were like. Once we finish the series, I plan to draw a survival guide to the Alien Forest with all the weird flora and fauna. So, I threw out my outlines and killed him. How do you know when it’s time for the story to jump ahead, or take a step back? But then you put those same characters with those same little dramas in the middle of actual life-or-death situations, and you’ve got some A+ drama going on. The series has a group of teens at the center of it. One of the best moments for my development as a writer was around issue #12 when I suddenly realized that one of the characters, Adrian Roth, who I was building into the chief villain of the story, needed to die. I was aiming for an unnatural evolution look to everything because I think creatures that look familiar to something you know are scarier than going full sci-fi with their anatomy. How would you describe this upcoming arc? A lot of the characters are dealing with romantic or personal issues that one might go through at that age. The Woods issue #32 will be available for purchase May 3. The world of The Woods can be quite brutal, and we’ve lost a few of the characters along the way. They were waiting for the moment that humanity could rise up and replace its creator. We’ll have connecting covers on issues #33-35 that will make “the” definitive cover, in my opinion of the series. I had plans for him for all three years of the book (and readers know that his presence is still felt), but I had this character who knew in issue #8 what the rest of the characters are just figuring out now in the early 30s issues. It’s also one of the   featured locations in James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas’ long-running (and aptly titled) comic series, The Woods. DIALYNAS:   With the flashbacks, not really. Like in the issue coming out this week [#32], the first few pages start off with a scene from Karen’s past that bleeds into a green mist that engulfs her battle with Taisho, the Horde leader. And it became clear there was chemistry between him and Karen. “It’s about a high school in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin   that gets transported into the middle of an Alien Forest, with all the kids and teachers locked away inside,” explains Tynion   of the series’ premise. DIALYNAS:   James is right. We’re nearing issue #36 but readers still don’t know how or really why the kids ended up here. Right now, in the series, the A.I. That’s when I realized that there needed to be a year gap between issues #12 and #13 and that the whole series really coalesced around Karen Jacobs. DIALYNAS:   James, it’s going to emotional, beautiful, and weird…   I got to do a lot of cool stuff with this series and to say goodbye to it. DIALYNAS:   I was pleasantly surprised to wake up that day with my phone flooded with messages. The series also won the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic Book. They believe with total assurance that their assumptions about themselves are right and if you try and contradict them, they’ll fight you over it. So, the plan shifted. How far ahead have you had each character’s arc planned out? They were dangerous warmongers, who had their emotions stripped away. BOOM! Studios

Show Full Article After drawing the cover for the first issue we kinda nailed down the look of the world. We ended up killing him off at the end of year two — a 20-issue reprieve from death! TYNION:   When you’re a teenager, every problem feels life or death. But then they find people who have been there for hundreds and hundreds of years, and even they have no idea what this world is. I was always just trying to reflect the world I live in, and I’m honored to have received the award. Queerness has been intrinsic to this series since the first issue. So then the book becomes a struggle between youthful idealism and accepting their place in the universe, and the benefits and hindrances that come with each. It’s always just been a part of the world. TYNION:   Everything comes to a head, and I find out whether or not I can pull the damn thing off! We have a very queer cast, but we’ve done very little to make any of the series have that “very special episode” feel. What is the benefit of setting that kind of story line in the midst of this larger story of survival in a strange world? As a queer creator, I really appreciate the GLAAD Media Awards supporting a book that is just passively queer, where there’s good representation and both good and bad people in the mix. As for the world… I know it was my idea for the bright red gas giant that would come up over the horizon, but I really think it was the first cover by Mike — the wraparound image that made the woods and sky purple under the red moon — that brought the entire planet to life to me. Studios series — which is scheduled to end with issue #36 —is currently about to enter its final arc with issue #32, making it the perfect time for EW to catch up with both creators. has more or less overwritten Isaac Andrews, believing that, in Isaac, it has the kind of being that wants to shed its humanity in order to achieve a kind of perfection, and a final war is building between mankind and the Black City (the heart of this world), and the A.I. It’ll be cool. I’ve always loved that moment in senior year where teenagers think they’ve figured out EVERYTHING and what their whole lives have in store for them. It’s been in the process of writing an arc or laying out a year of a book that I realize that a character’s story has ended and that there’s a perfect moment to cap that drama with a death. Michael, does this impact your approach as an artist in any way? It’s a real honor that our characters got supported this way. The character, Karen Jacobs, had some of the best in the book and drawing them had me get into a weird headspace where I would reminisce about high school and not want to talk to anyone for a couple of days. We looked to old sci-fi novel covers for inspiration on that and just wanted the Alien Forest to look very Earth-like but also have a feel of “Something’s not right here.” The same goes for the creatures that live there. Studios
BOOM! This was always meant to be a growing up story. TYNION: Hah, it’s usually been the opposite, actually. You ask somebody out, and they say no, and then you have to go sit next to them in class the next day and you literally feel like you’re going to die. Every time we had the Gazer Root drug is an opportunity to go a little weirder visually. TYNION:   Mostly when describing the monsters in the book, I’ll just throw a few different animals together and see what Mike comes up with   because it’s always freaking perfect. This is the last stand of mankind. Studios
BOOM! They all have a “That’s-a-big-bear-oh-no-it’s-also-green-with-six-eyes-and-horns” quality. What can you tease about that? That kind of story wouldn’t have the same power if it was just “grown-ups” from the start. Studios
BOOM! The woods have long been home to not only adventurous teens   but also fears of things that go bump in the night. How did you guys settle on that as opposed to a group of adults? Their last chance to maybe go home. The Woods was a metaphor for the winding dangerous paths taken once you leave the clearing of being a child in school. You can read exclusive pages from it below. TYNION: Honestly, I’m still taken aback by the whole thing. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What are some of your inspirations for the world of The Woods   and some of the creatures in it? So, you can say James had me relive parts of my teens in order to emote our characters on their journey. Not everyone is going to survive, and it’s going to be sad, and hopefully beautiful.

Michael Jackson gives a dance lesson in ‘Searching for Neverland’ clip

Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland   is set to premiere on Lifetime on May 29 (Memorial Day). In addition to his bodyguards,   Searching for Neverland   also focuses on Jackson’s relationship with his children. Almost eight years   after Michael Jackson’s death, the King of Pop’s absence can still be felt in the modern music landscape. But in his last years, as Searching for Neverland   shows,   that desire conflicted with his public controversies and attempt at a grueling comeback tour. Show Full Article In an   exclusive preview clip, below, Jackson walks his daughter Paris through some of his iconic dance moves. Jackson spent his childhood as a performer and was determined to give his kids a more normal life. The new Lifetime movie   Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland   is keyed to that sense of loss. Jackson is played by Navi, one of the world’s top King of Pop impersonators, in his acting debut. Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead) and Sam Adegoke (Switched at Birth) star as two men who become Jackson’s bodyguards during his ill-fated final tour — and find themselves transformed in the process.

‘Supergirl’ boss on mission to save Alex’s life

“We wanted to do something a little different, we wanted to do more of a character piece and put Kara in an emotional and moral dilemma rather than putting her up against something physical. “What’s interesting is it’s really an episode about jurisdiction,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg tells EW. “When we decided to do an episode about Alex getting kidnapped, we knew that Alex Danvers is nobody’s victim,” Kreisberg says. They’re on opposite sides of that. “It’s great because neither of them are right and neither of them are wrong, and they both love her and both want her back. “Even though she’s trapped, Alex does two very impressive things to try and escape and help ensure her survival, so that’s really cool.”
“It’s one of my favorite episodes we’ve ever done,” Kreisberg continues. “It’s a really interesting episode for us,” Kreisberg says. Maggie is obviously more for the police and Supergirl is more for Supergirl.”
“Who gets to make the decisions to save Alex: The sister or the girlfriend?” Kreisberg continues. It starts with them at loggerheads about, where does the police’s jurisdiction end and where does Supergirl’s begin? Show Full Article ET on The CW. She even says in the episode: She can’t punch her way out of this.”
Of course, Alex won’t go silently into the night, either. When Alex gets kidnapped during Monday’s episode of Supergirl, there’s a race against the clock to save her life — but not everyone will agree on how to get the mission done. “It’s certainly not the flashiest episode in terms of visual effects and in terms of stunts, but just as a character piece, I think it’s so interesting.”
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. It’s just a question of who’s willing to do what to bring that about?”

However, Kara’s traditional approach to taking down bad guys may not work in this case. “It’s really a Maggie-Kara episode. When the kidnapper threatens to kill Alex (Chyler Leigh) unless Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) releases a notorious criminal from prison, Kara and Maggie (Floriana Lima) must work together to save the woman they love.

MTV cancels ‘Sweet/Vicious’ after one season

— Eliza Bennett (@ElizaBennett) April 28, 2017

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— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennKaytin) April 28, 2017

I write this with a heavy heart. We all love you so much. Ophelia and Jules have fought their last fight. More importantly, the show tackled the issue of sexual assault on college campuses by making one of its main characters, Jules, a sexual assault survivor. Thank you for being a #SweetVicious fan. But we continue to love you, believe you and stand with you. The show starred Eliza Bennett and Taylor Dearden as   best friends by day and vigilantes by night. Read their messages to the fans below:

It is with a heavy heart that I write this note to the AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL #SweetVicious Fans. Together, Jules and Ophelia only targeted sexual predators. MTV has canceled Sweet/Vicious after its first season. RELATED: Canceled TV Shows That Ended on Major Cliffhangers

Bennett, along with the show’s creator Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, announced the news on Twitter Friday.

Orlando Bloom on dating in Hollywood: ‘Secure the love of your life’ before fame

Trust me,” Schumer joked of her own experience with men. Looking for love can be more complicated when you’re   a celebrity. She didn’t know what I did until we were driving through Times Square. And I forgot, but I threw up. I said, ‘I’m so sorry, but you make me sick.’”
Watch them relive their awkward moments   in the clip above. He tried to kiss me and it made me sick, and I literally rolled down the window and I threw up. “I’d done the whole process. “I blocked her on my phone,” Boyega   added. “It’s a crazy thing we were talking about: What’s the worst thing that happened on your date?” the Snatched co-star   recalled. They love to hang with a funny girl but they’re not like, ‘Oh, I can’t wait to hit that.’”
Though Schumer called Hawn “a supermodel that danced her whole life,” the Snatched co-star admitted to her share of dating woes. While appearing on The Graham Norton Show, the quartet swapped stories about those oh-so-awkward encounters while dating. She goes, ‘What do you do for a living?’” Unfortunately, there was a massive billboard of Finn wielding a lightsaber directly above them. “Yeah, I mean, that picture in itself just affected her kind of stance.”
RELATED: Reel-to-real couples: 15 relationships that blossomed on-screen and off

Bloom didn’t   have a dating story per se, but he did   recall an awkward encounter with a romantically charged Lord of the Rings fan when he was in his 20s. “I did,” Boyega said. “We talked about that. “And guys are like, ‘I love a funny girl,’ and, um, they are lying. Prior to the release of   Star Wars: The Force Awakens   in theaters, Bloom had advised Boyega to “secure the love of your life” before becoming   a Hollywood hotshot. “For women, I don’t think [comedy] really helps,” she added. “I was walking through a supermarket buying pasta… and this woman came up behind me, and [the film] had only just released, and she whispered in my ear, ‘Are you my elf?’” he said. Show Full Article “Honestly, comedy does not lead to d—. Just ask Orlando Bloom, John Boyega, Amy Schumer, and Goldie Hawn.

Mike Myers may be the new ‘Gong Show’ host. You just might never see him.

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Myers is no stranger is creating outlandish characters, whether it was his time on Saturday Night Live or the Austin Powers trilogy, where, in addition to the titular spy, he played Dr. As well as being   an executive producer on the series, Arnett will serve as a celebrity guest judge, with THR revealing   Zach   Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black, and Anthony Anderson will be among the others rotating in. While the release announcing the news shares an elaborate and distinguished backstory for the comedian, there’s rampant speculation that   Maitland doesn’t actually exist… and he’s really a Mike Myers character. Evil. Dr. Fat Bastard. Chuck Barris was the original host   of the NBC daytime talent show, which featured contestants performing for a panel of celebrity judges, who could immediately stop a bad act by hitting a large gong. Show Full Article For the upcoming reboot of the popular 1970s game show The Gong Show, ABC has tapped “British comedic legend” Tommy Maitland as the host. This is your host, Tommy Maitland, and I am live on Instantgram! Evil, Fat Bastard, and Goldmember. ABC won’t confirm the rumors, but THR, who first reported the story, strongly suggests Myers is going method for the show, and the photo on Maitland’s newly created social media profiles bare a strong resemblance to the Austin Powers star. Tommy Maitland? “When Will Arnett came to me and asked me to host The Gong Show, I said, ‘I’m honoured at the request, but I’m retired,’” said Maitland in a statement. “Then he told me how much I was being paid, in U.S. dollars, and I said, ‘I’m still honoured, but no longer retired.’”


Michael Bay built a second Stonehenge to blow up in ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

“He loves an explosion. Transformers: The Last Knight opens on June 23. And you’re just running, running for your life.”
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You know there was a moment when Bay asked if they’d let him blow up the real one. He absolutely loves them, so if he can use them safely, he will. You’re absolutely experience what it feels like to have an explosion go off just behind you. One of the battlefields in the movie, which links the Transformers history to Arthurian legend, was this actual ancient site in the fields of England:
“I mean the man took a whole crew and cast and unit to Stonehenge and then by the time he had made it down the road, built another Stonehenge just so he could blow it up,” Haddock says. They’re much more fun to blow up. Laura Haddock, who costars in this summer’s latest sequel, Transformers: The Last Knight, says the franchise’s bombastic director even recreated an ancient location – because they wouldn’t let him detonate the real one. To read more from EW’s Summer Movie Preview, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands now, or buy it here. Something that kind of builds your adrenaline. “Michael’s sets are practical, so you would think that maybe 90   percent of this film is done on green screen, and it’s really not,” Haddock tells EW. “Oh, that question was most definitely asked,” Haddock says. Although the shapeshifting robots themselves are always digital creations, with thousands of moving pieces, the human stars of the Transformers movies always inhabit real locations. “Some days, you go home and you’re just covered in, you know, bruises and cuts, and you just think, ‘That was one of the best days I’ve ever had,’” Haddock says. Don’t forget to   subscribe   for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. Although she said they take pains to guarantee safety. A little. Often you’re running through what feels like a genuine … battlefield.

‘The Circle’ slammed as ‘ham-fisted,’ ‘dated,’ ‘bland’ by critics

The novel is at its most trenchantly funny when depicting the exhausting nature of virtual social life, and it’s in this area, too, that the movie gets its very few knowing laughs. And it’s simply incoherent in the movie. As a satire, The Circle might have been worth a few giggles, but as a deadly serious drama, it’s laughable in an entirely different way.”
Benjamin Lee (The Guardian)
“The film is filled with intriguing questions about the balance of our social and professional lives and how they intermingle, and whether, with increased surveillance and the knowledge that we’re being watched, our behavior would gradually improve. Hanks plays the co-founder of the titular organization, a mysterious and powerful Internet corporation that recruits bright young talents like Emma Watson’s Mae Holland. Unfortunately, for many critics,   The Circle   fell short of the mark. (It was kept from critics until its opening at the Tribeca Film Festival, a madhouse with appearances by the director and stars.) It’s in the honorable tradition of the Elia Kazan–Budd Schulberg morality play A Face in the Crowd. That all of the byte-sized computing power that’s supposed to liberate us may also be enslaving us? Tasha Robinson’s review for   The Verge   called it “a toothless, bland satire of a Google fantasy dystopia.” EW’s Chris Nashawaty wrote that “Ponsoldt and Eggers are making a satire, but they don’t seem to understand that good satire requires a light touch rather than a heavy hand.”
Read a selection of   The Circle   reviews below. Eggers’s point, but much of that point is often muddled in the book. But it’s so cartoony and ham-fisted it sabotages its own argument.”
Tasha Robinson (The Verge)
“In theory, having real human faces attached to some of The Circle’s more unlikely statements and beliefs should humanize the story, making it more grounded and real, and raising the stakes. Where the book feels deliberately arch, the film just feels vague and out of touch. Over the course of the story, Mae struggles to balance the benefits of working at such a hip and modern institution (good pay, health care coverage) with the technology’s increasingly creepy violations of privacy. The Circle feels dull, dated and ripped from yesterday’s headlines. After starring last year’s   A Hologram for the King, Hanks is also a big part of   The Circle, director James Ponsoldt’s adaptation of Eggers’ 2013 novel. The movie shows us what it looks like when people have been convinced   to share so much of themselves that they no longer have any selves left.”
Glenn Kenny (The New York Times)
“Lampooning the simple-mindedness of utopian web clichés was arguably part of Mr. But The Circle is all foreplay, playfully prodding without providing a satisfying payoff.”
David Edelstein (Vulture)
“The movie isn’t as bad as some of the early reviews have suggested. But it pales beside the terrifically scary (and depressing) British TV series Black Mirror, which finds more imaginative ways to portray our happy surrender to technology.”

Show Full Article But the reveal is as retro as the first smartphone. It veers from insidious social commentary to wildly absurd comedy sometimes within the same conversation, warning of a world where we may use Facebook to vote, but also have microchips implanted in our children’s bones. But it’s plain, not much more than 15 minutes in, that without the story’s paranoid aspects you’re left with a conceptual framework that’s been lapped three times over by the likes of, say, the Joshua Cohen novel Book of Numbers, or the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley.”
David Sims (The Atlantic)
“Twenty-two years later comes James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, a new piece of cyber-horror to scoff at, one that predicts a future in which everyone will tie their lives into their online identities, and cameras will monitor our every move. It flatlines while you’re watching it.”
Owen Gleiberman (Variety)
“The Circle is so clinical in its paranoia that it doesn’t hit many emotional buttons, but it’s the rare conversation-piece thriller that asks its audience: What sort of society do you really want? It’s a movie that desperately wants to be timely and relevant, warning us about the Brave New World threats we all face when it comes to privacy, surveillance, and freedom. Wait, I hear you say, that sounds eerily prescient! This is the earth-shattering revelation at the heart of The Circle   — a disappointingly glib corporate conspiracy thriller starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. It should be—and yet, The Circle has absolutely no grasp on its own tone. Chris Nashawaty (Entertainment Weekly)
“Hey, did you know that technology is a double-edged sword? The modern technological tug-of-war between privacy and security is a real and significant issue. The version of that conflict in the film version of The Circle is bland, neutered, and cartoony.”
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
“There’s a theme being toyed with here, about how we the people are contributing to our own exploitation. Several writers wrote that the film’s attempt at techno-satire was just a little too obvious, especially for a media culture already awash in better-executed versions like   Black Mirror. In practice, the film version feels even more disconnected from reality than the book. The second collaboration between Tom Hanks and Dave Eggers arrives in theaters this weekend.

Cate Blanchett to star as Margo Channing in West End ‘All About Eve’

Film critic Pauline Kael wrote of the film, “Ersatz art of a very high grade, and one of the most enjoyable movies ever made…Bette Davis is at her most instinctive and assured. The role of Margo Channing marked a career resurgence for Bette Davis. in 1944’s   Mr. Cate Blanchett is stepping into Bette Davis’ shoes: the Oscar winner is attached to star in a stage production of   All About Eve. For those who are already going through   Feud   withdrawals, Blanchett’s take on the acid-tongued Margo Channing could fill the void. Blanchett, who recently made her Broadway debut in Chekhov’s   The Present,   will portray Margo Channing, the bon-mot dropping actress immortalized onscreen by Bette Davis, according to   The New York Times. Skeffington. Show Full Article Sonia Friedman Productions of   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child   fame will co-produce with Fox Stage Productions (Twentieth Century Fox produced the original film). This will mark the first stage adaptation of the 1950 Joseph L. Mankiewicz film, which, until La La Land   tied it   this year, held the record for the most Oscar nominations with 14. Ivo van Hove, who won the 2016 Tony for Best Director of a Play for his production of Arthur Miller’s   A View From the Bridge,   is attached to adapt and direct. In addition to his 2016 Tony Award, van Hove has   directed well-received, unorthodox productions of   Hedda Gabler   and   The Crucible. She earned her ninth Oscar nomination, her first since the tail-end of her success at Warner Bros. Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night! Her actress   — vain, scared, a woman who goes too far in her reactions and emotions   — makes the whole thing come alive.”
Blanchett has a knack for bringing prickly, complex women like Channing to the stage and screen, previously portraying Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler and Williams’ Blanche DuBois with the Sydney Theatre Company. Though no dates or a theater have been finalized, the production is slated to debut in London’s West End in Spring 2018. and been declared washed up by numerous Hollywood columnists when she made a triumphant return as aging theatrical actress Margo Channing. The classic actress had parted ways with Warner Bros.

Box Office Preview: ‘Fate of the Furious’ to race past ‘The Circle’

But seeing as how it’s in its third week, and the   F8   box office performance has been hewing closer to   Fast & Furious 6 rather than immediate predecessor   Furious 7, expect another 40 percent decline, with the film bringing in $21 million this weekend, for a domestic total that’s just shy of $200 million. But while   Latin Lover is set to open in 1,118 theaters   — triple   Instructions‘ initial 348   — the dearth of marketing around   Latin Lover should see it pull in $4 million this weekend, especially if Derbez’ dedicated fanbase shows up. 1 at the box office for the third week in a row. 5. Here’s how the rest of the top 10 should look in the April 28-30 period:
1. However, despite cracking the top 10 last weekend with an earning of $2.1 million from 614 locations, the film should pull in another $2 million over the next three days. However on the international front, with the film finally opening in Japan this weekend, expect it to cross the $1 billion mark worldwide, making it the second film in the franchise to do so. Expect the film to hit a targetted $9 million as it continues to make its way to $150 million domestic total. Expect the J.D. How to Be a Latin Lover – $4 million
The Eugenio Derbez-starring romantic comedy marks actor Ken Marino’s directorial debut and also features Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, and Rob Lowe.The film sees Derbez play Maximo, the younger lover of an 80-year-old woman who dumps him for a younger man. 4. Forced to move in with his estranged sister (Hayek) and her son (Alejandro), the luxury-seeking Maximo comes up with a plan to restore his wealthy lifestyle: seduce a widowed billionaire (Welch). It’s also the second film from Panthelion   Films (a Lionsgate and Televisa joint venture) whose last film,   Instructions Not Included, also starred Derbez and proved to be a sleeper hit, earning $44 million domestically. 3. 2. The Circle – $12 million
The Dave Eggers adaptation (co-written by the author himself) stars Tom Hanks (Sully), Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast),   and John Boyega (Star Wars:   The Last Jedi,   Pacific Rim   2), all of whom have recently opened movies to big numbers. With only two new wide releases – Tom Hanks and Emma Waton’s cautionary tale,   The Circle, and Eugenio Derbez-starring comedy How to Be a Latin Lover – arriving in theaters this week, Fate of the Furious looks set to cruise to No. Outside the top five, BH Tilt (Blumhouse’s genre label) is set to release   Sleight, which premiered at Sundance and sees a young street magician rely on his magic skills to save his kidnapped sister. Elsewhere, James Gray’s   The Lost City of Z returns for a third weekend, with a slightly bigger release (866 theaters). The Fate of the Furious – $21 million
Films in this car-filled franchise tend to open strong but pull in lower numbers as the weeks go by. The Boss Baby   – $9 million
The Alec Baldwin-starring animated film continues to remain a family favorite, having seen a more gradual decline in the domestic box office, with last weekend only falling 20 percent. Dillard-directed film to pull in $1 million from a 565-theater debut. However, while the star power and timely subject matter —   Watson plays an employee of a social media company live streaming every aspect of her life as part of an experiment, bringing up questions of privacy and ethics —   might attract viewers   to the tech thriller’s 3,163 theater-opening, expect the film, which has earned negative-to-lukewarm reviews, to earn a modest $12 million. Despite Belle and the gang’s enduring popularity carrying the film past the $1 billion mark worldwide, the live-action Disney film is now entering its seventh week, so expect its performance to continue to wane as it drops another 30 percent in the domestic market. Beauty and the Beast – $6.5 million
It’s a tale as old as time. Show Full Article

Critical Mass: ‘The Circle’ a cinematic round of mediocrity

But by then, it’s way too late for us to care. Like so much about Condon’s film, the new songs are perfectly fine, but they’re just not transporting. EW’s Joey Nolfi   says:

For how topical its inclinations are, it’s still wrapped in a ridiculous package hand-delivered by cyan humanoids. And we’re always laughing with the characters, not at them and how old they are. Ann-Margret even pops up as a horny, hot-to-trot grandma to lob lusty innuendos at Arkin. Not so much. Rotten Tomatoes: 22%
Metacritic: 43
Casting JonBenét

Now streaming on Netflix. C

Read the full review here. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:

It’s so obvious that Hanks and his second in command at The Circle (Patton Oswalt, who’s ominous character might as well be named Snidely Whiplash) are up to no good that there’s nowhere for the film to go with any shred of surprise. It’s a bittersweet, heartfelt, and very funny movie (go rent it instead of seeing this) mainly because the heist is almost beside the point. And if she can’t, then why should we care about her? EW’s Darren Franich   says:
But there are worst case scenarios, instances where empty cynicism dissolves into sour snark, where the pretense at self-awareness becomes its own retrograde stupidity. They smoke pot with a gangster and get the munchies. It’s more about the bedrock friendship between three lonely old men. Rotten Tomatoes: 45%
Metacritic: 50
Smurfs: The Lost Village

Now playing. The summer movie season is nearly upon us, but April still has one more Friday to win audiences over. The Lost Village buckles under the pressure of the bar set by far superior titles that have come before it, skimping on narrative nuances in favor of a showy fireworks display that’s bound to distract the little ones on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but might leave mommy and daddy blue in the face. 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. Without a doubt. C-

Read the full review here. Rotten Tomatoes: 37%
Metacritic: 40

Show Full Article (It helps, perhaps, that several main players have no hair to singe.) The movie ends with more than one literal bang, but the series’ fate is hardly sealed; it’s merely to be continued: There are two more sequels due by 2021. After listening to dozens of these hopefuls explain why they think JonBenét’s mother killed her because she wet her bed, or how her young brother did it in a violent accident, or that a local creep did it because he was obsessed with her cotton-candy perfection, you might get the feeling that you’re looking at a mirror broken into a thousand little pieces, none of which on its own reflects the truth. A satisfying one? Bo’s a street magician, but he’s also got   powers. Ambitious films like Inside Out and Zootopia   — about personified emotions living inside a girl’s brain and a city populated by talking animals — prove sharp wit and kid-friendly appeal don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Consider the whole quotemarky “It’s just a joke!” tone of online discourse, the rise of smirking insincerity as a political mode   and   an intellectual dialectic. Naturally, there comes a moment in the film when Mae will wake up and see through the lies and all of Eamon’s pseudo-compassionate visionary doublespeak. C
Rotten Tomatoes: 53%
Metacritic: 50
Beauty and the Beast

Now playing. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:

It’s a fascinating meditation on acting and empathy. 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. (“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. I kept waiting for someone to make a joke about the size of his prostate. Ponsoldt and Eggers are making a satire, but they don’t seem to understand that good satire requires a light touch rather than a heavy hand. In the new version, Joe, Willie, and Albert watch The Bachelorette and get really invested the outcome. Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 56
The Boss Baby

Now playing. It’s a character movie, not an action movie. Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 64
The Fate of the Furious

Now playing. After a string of high profile underperformers at the domestic box office in recent weeks, EW wants you to make good choices at the movies in the days ahead, so consult our Critical Mass reviews guide below before heading to the multiplex. C
Read the full review here. Consider the cultural devolution from something like   Wicked —   a lacerating female-first deconstruction of an old children’s story — to   Oz, The Great and Powerful, the story of a money-obsessed con man with a heart of gold who gets the good girl by vanquishing all the bad girls. And then there’s   The Boss Baby, merely mediocre yet disturbingly familiar, for we   are all Boss Babies now. 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. In fact, at times it feels downright exploitative and prurient — a collection of half-baked, uninformed gossip and speculation. Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 65
Going in Style

Now playing. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
Once in the castle, Belle and Beast both quickly (too quickly) change: He goes from cruel captor to fellow book lover; she goes from fiery inmate to besotted Stockholm Syndrome victim in time for their love to save the day. As Mae gets sucked deeper and deeper into The Circle (more Kool-Aid, please!), she becomes less and less convincing and sympathetic. Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Metacritic: 74

Now playing. Absurdity isn’t always the mark of simplicity, however. What it’s not is nonfiction. The Circle

Now playing. Thankfully, it never came. EW’s Chris Nashawaty   says:
Going in Style is, of course, a remake of a 1979 comedy that starred George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg as a trio of old coots who decide to spice up their Geritol years by sticking up a bank in Groucho schnozzes. They attempt a practice heist on a supermarket and get away on a motorized old-folks scooter. C–

Read the full review here. A clever filmmaking experiment? More than movies or theme parks, Disney has always been in the business of selling magic. If we can all see how baldly nefarious The Circle is, why can’t she? It’s a cliché superhero origin story. The Circle is a movie wrestling with real ideas we should all be concerned about, but it’s doing it with one arm tied behind its back. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical numbers are peppered throughout along with some new ones by Menken and Tim Rice. I wish there was just a little bit more of it in this   Beauty and the Beast. B
Read the full review here. C+

Read the full review here. B–
Read the full review here. EW’s Leah Greenblatt   says:
It wouldn’t be a   Furious   climax if there weren’t inordinately expensive moving objects to destroy (in this case, a military submarine), a remarkably one-sided barrage of high-grade weaponry (bad guys, dead; good guys, ricochet!), and an explosive hail-Mary finale so sublimely ridiculous it defies both good sense and gravity. EW’s Darren Franich   says:

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. Critics, however, have not come around on Emma Watson’s latest,   The Circle, which co-stars Tom Hanks as the leader of a shady tech company with nefarious intentions.

Katy Perry’s ‘Bon Appétit’ is a stupid-fun feast: EW Review

It takes more than two minutes for the song to hit its stride and approach the bona fide banger it could be. But when it finally gets there, though? In other words, the kind of songs she’s best at. B+

Show Full Article Yet like the multi-course Michelin-starred meals she compares herself   to, pop songs should have an arc, and that’s where Perry and top-notch collaborators (including Max Martin and Shellback) struggle a little. For the latest taste of Katy Perry’s upcoming fourth album, the pop star is pressing pause on the “purposeful pop” mission she introduced with her semi-socially conscious “Chained to the Rhythm.” Instead — perhaps with an eye on the looming Song of the Summer horserace — she’s back to garish, stupid-fun party jams that don’t even try to be subtle about cramming in as many sex metaphors as possible in three-and-a-half minutes. Now that’s a treat that’s worth a second helping. There’s a lot to be amused by with “Bon Appétit,” too, from her half-whispered shout-outs to Kobe beef to the unbridled personality of her featured guests, the ubiquitous rap trio Migos. The main   weakness   of “Bon Appétit” is its momentum: When the chorus hits after the first verse, the track seems to be building up to something — maybe a drop, maybe a bonus hook — but then scuttles quietly into the next verse while leaving listeners hanging. In the past, Perry   has melted boys’ popsicles, gone hunting for some peacocks, and made it feel like your birthday with slice after slice   of her, um, cake — all with great success.

‘Roseanne’ revival speculation kicks up with original cast

This marks the latest in a series of revivals that includes Will & Grace, Fuller House, Gilmore Girls, Twin Peaks, and The X-Files. Goodman has since segued into more big screen roles, while Johnny Galecki found a new home on The Big Bang Theory. But if we could get everybody together…”
Gilbert added, “Your only fear is that you don’t want to do a bad version, right? I know what the Connors are up to. While appearing on The View   in March for a fun reunion sketch, Goodman gave a whopping “hell yes” when asked if he wanted to potentially return for a revival. Write it like a play, like no other reunion show ever done. Though, in a 2009 post on Barr’s website, the comedienne predicted the patriarch would show up alive “after faking his own death.”
Barr already caused speculation over a revival in   March by   tweeting, “roseanne show cast is up for a reunion show.” This was followed by Roseanne writer Norm Macdonald, who wrote, “I would like to write this show. Let’s do it.”

roseanne show cast is up for a reunion show
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 16, 2017

I would like to write this show. EW can confirm   a Roseanne revival is currently in the works, though a source   says there’s no deal and the project is being shopped around. Write it like a play, like no other reunion show ever done. I know what the Connors are up to. Let's do it. “Yeah, I talk to her every once in a while. Because you don’t want to damage what’s been done, but I think, yeah, I think it’d be amazing.”
Goodman’s involvement in the revival already raises a few eyebrows, given Dan’s fate at the end of the original sitcom. Show Full Article The most popular blue-collar sitcom family from the ’90s is looking to get   back together. Deadline, which was the first on the news, reports that original cast members Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and   Laurie Metcalf are among those set for the comeback for a limited eight-episode series, while Barr and Gilbert are said to   executive produce with   Tom Werner and Bruce Helford. “The Big R [Barr] and I did a pilot about five years ago that didn’t go anywhere, right on this very lot, but we were very happy working together,” he said. The trade also notes that ABC (the show’s original home) and Netflix (which is at the forefront of series revivals) are in a   bidding war for more Roseanne. https://t.co/RUZvJDmzb6
— Norm Macdonald (@normmacdonald) March 16, 2017

Closing out its original run of nine seasons in 1997, Roseanne   became an instant classic with its portrayal of a working-class family.

Billy Ray Cyrus renames himself, re-records ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

“I always went by Cyrus, and I begged Mercury Records to call me Cyrus in the beginning because that’s what I was comfortable with. Now, to mark the occasion, the singer has re-recorded the 1992 track   with Don Von Tress — who first wrote the track — to create a version that is more authentic to the songwriter’s intention for the original. “After Aug. I’m just going by my last name Cyrus,” he told   Rolling Stone Country. 25, I will be the artist formerly known as Billy Ray. I’m going to the hospital where I was born in Bellefonte, Kentucky, and legally changing my name.” Bye-bye, ‘Billy Ray’! Aside from the new “Achy Breaky” release, Cyrus is also working on a new album, as well as continuing his stint on   Still the King,   which premieres its second season May 1st on CMT. Long before being known as dad to the likes of pop starlets Miley Cyrus   and Noah Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus was a country music icon, thanks to his number one hit single   “Achy Breaky Heart” — which came out 25 years ago this year. Additionally, Billy Ray is also taking a page out of Prince, Cher, and Madonna’s playbook, by changing his name to only one word: Cyrus. Listen to the reissue of “Achy Breaky Heart” below. Show Full Article

A talking fetus freaks out train passengers in NSFW ‘Prevenge’ promo

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In writer-director-star Alice Lowe’s horror film Prevenge, a pregnant woman is encouraged to embark on a killing spree by her unborn child. Watch that new video, above. Show Full Article “Jamie got in contact with me and said, ‘Do you want to do another one,   as a writer?’   I was like, ‘In theory, I would love to, but I’m pregnant, and I just don’t think it’s viable.’   I went away and I thought, What am I   doing? The behind-the-scenes twist? “I made a low-budget feature [Black Mountain Poets]   over five days with a director called Jamie Adams,” Lowe told EW last year, explaining the film’s origins. Lowe herself was heavily pregnant when she directed the film. I’m worried about work, I’m   worried about money. Why aren’t I using this opportunity? “We filmed two months later, while I was about seven-and-a-half months pregnant.”
Prevenge is now available to watch on the horror streaming service Shudder, which has just released a darkly hilarious skit in which British train passengers find themselves being insulted and terrorized by a fake-fetus. So, I said, ‘Look, if I’m a pregnant character who is taking revenge, I think I can write a pitch for that.’ He was like, ‘That’s a brilliant idea but I think you should direct it.’ [Laughs]   I was like, ‘Oh my god, what am I doing, taking this on?’”

“Because   I was so heavily pregnant —   I was about six months at this stage —   it meant that I had to write it really,   really quickly and the preproduction had to happen   simultaneously,” she added.

Katy Perry serves up new single ‘Bon Appetit’ with a side order of Migos controversy

Think twice before using the cherry emoji.)Perry’s collaboration on the catchy tune with   Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos   has earned the LGBTQ-allied   singer some criticism because group member Quavo   made some homophobic-sounding remarks in a February Rolling Stone interview. It’s fresh out the oven: Katy Perry released her foodie new jam “Bon Appetit”   on Friday.The dance track​​ — the second off Perry’s upcoming fifth studio album — generously serves up double entendres, mashing up sex and food porn and instructions to save room for “the world’s best cherry pie.”(Do with that what you will, but   know it’s a lyric that launched a thousand memes. Latest updates The group later apologized for the comments, which were about another Atlanta rapper who came out as gay.The pop vixen   has   championed GLAAD, teaming up with the organization   for a   campaign against gay violence in 2014, and accepted the   National Equality Award at the Human Rights Campaign gala last month.Perry, who will appear on “Saturday Night Live” with Dwayne Johnson on May 20, has yet to address criticism   of the collaboration.