‘This Is Us’ stars Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia get custom Steelers jerseys

“I know where the show goes,” series creator Dan Fogelman said back at   the show’s TCA panel. We can't wait to see all of you @steelers fans tomorrow at @heinzfield for #fanblitz! The Pearsons got the perfect gift from their favorite football team. A post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Apr 29, 2017 at 8:12am PDT

The pair also took over the Steelers’ Instagram account with photos and video from the locker room. Check out my Instagram for more 😉: https://t.co/XS9qfPTBUl pic.twitter.com/M39OFn5XDa
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) April 29, 2017

‪#Steelers select QB Joshua Dobbs from Tennessee! Since the Steelers are the Pearsons’ team and have been getting all this free promotion on the NBC hit series, the team gifted the actors   custom-made jerseys with their character names printed on the back. “I have a number of seasons in my brain, and we’ll see as [we]   get there. #HereWeGo #NFLDraft2017 ‬
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These cuties! In success, people are always going to want more, and in failure, people are going to want maybe less.”

Show Full Article “We can’t wait to see all of you @steelers fans tomorrow at @heinzfield for #fanblitz! .@MiloVentimiglia and I are having the best time at the @steelers #fanblitz. #ThisIsUs
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This Is Us is currently on a break and a season 2 premiere has yet to be announced, but we certainly haven’t seen the last of the Pearsons; NBC gave the hit drama a two-season renewal earlier this year with 18 episodes each. This Is Us stars Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia   made a special appearance at   Heinz Field, home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to help announce the team’s day three NFL draft picks. “NBD, right?” she said. “Jack and Rebecca would be beside themselves,” Moore wrote on Instagram. Jack and Rebecca would be beside themselves. @mandymooremm @miloanthonyventimiglia #SteelersDraft #NFLDraft #HereWeGo #ThisIsUs
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🚨TAKEOVER ALERT🚨 #ThisIsUs #SteelersDraft #FanBlitz #HereWeGo @mandymooremm @miloanthonyventimiglia @nbcthisisus
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“We’re coming for ya, Pittsburgh!” Moore wrote on Friday. #herewego”

We're coming for ya, Pittsburgh! #herewego #thisisus
A post shared by Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) on Apr 28, 2017 at 8:49am PDT

See more looks from the NFL draft pick announcements below. #SteelersNation! That’s kinda cool,” Ventimiglia said in an adorable back-and-forth with Moore. @miloanthonyventimiglia and I are @heinzfield for #fanblitz and they made us our own custom jerseys with our #thisisus character names!! The Pearson's are here! “Oh!

Roseanne Barr: ‘Of course I want to do a reboot’ of ‘Roseanne’

“Yeah, I talk to her every once in a while. “Of course I want to do a reboot of Roseanne-new political reality in our country will make for some great jokes.”
On Friday, EW confirmed the news that a Roseanne revival   is in the works, though a   deal hasn’t been made and the project is being shopped around. When asked if he wanted to return for a potential reboot, Goodman said, “Oh hell yes.”
“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 added. Deadline reported Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert, and   Laurie Metcalf are some of the original stars of the sitcom, which ran from 1988-1997 on ABC, returning   in what’s   rumored to be a limited eight-episode series. “I will let you guys know when/if there is to be a reboot of Roseanne,” the comedienne tweeted Saturday, though she seemed 100 percent on board to make a return as head of the Conner household. Because you don’t want to damage what’s been done, but I think, yeah, I think it’d be amazing.”

Show Full Article But if we could get everybody together…”
Gilbert remarked, “Your only fear is that you don’t want to do a bad version, right? Roseanne Barr let some   of the steam out from   the hype surrounding the Roseanne revival. I will let you guys know when/if there is to be a reboot of "Roseanne"
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 29, 2017

of course I want to do a reboot of Roseanne-new political reality in our country will make for some great jokes! — Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) April 29, 2017

Goodman and   Gilbert reprised their characters on a sketch for The Talk in March in which a more mature Darlene “comes out” to her father.

Climate March draws marchers, Al Gore, and support from celebs

Politically vocal actors Mark Ruffalo and Jane Fonda   sent messages of love and unity to protestors, while the likes of the Jane Goodall Institute, Bernie Sanders, Alyssa Milano, and Kerry Washington shared calls to action   and messages of gratitude. We have to do something.’" #JaneGoodall #climatemarch @Peoples_Climate pic.twitter.com/1C8k5LuM7V
— JaneGoodallInstitute (@JaneGoodallInst) April 29, 2017

"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." -Ansel Adams #climatemarch pic.twitter.com/tlCG0hYAl7
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 29, 2017

Sending love and prayers and sooooo much gratitude to all you folks at the #climatemarch 🙏🏾🌎✊🏾 #wematter
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 29, 2017

Congratulations to all those participating in the #climatemarch. — Lee Pace (@leepace) April 29, 2017

While   tens of thousands of demonstrators joined marches around the world, activists, politicians, and actors expressed their support of today’s march on Twitter. View a sampling of tweets below. Anyone one else here?? The People’s Climate March was   planned to coincide with Trump’s 100th day in office, which has been marked by the elimination of environmental protections and a shift away from President Obama’s policies, including the Clean Power Plan. Marchers hits the streets of a sweltering Washington D.C. Join me in standing with them. While the March for Science was dominated by scientists and researchers, the Climate March features   labor activists, indigenous peoples affected by climate change, and more. The Climate March focuses specifically on climate change and urging the world to take climate justice seriously. #ClimateMarch pic.twitter.com/Zrgt090lI6
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 29, 2017

In Washington DC for the #ClimateMarch. He   tweeted a call to action, referencing his climate change documentary   An Inconvenient Truth   (and its follow-up,   An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, in theaters July 28)   with the hashtag #BeInconvenient and encouraging his followers to   stream the march live. Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice. I'm proud to join everyone in DC&around the globe at today’s People’s #ClimateMarch! Love to all gathering at the great #peopleclimate March. We will fight Trump who thinks climate change is a "hoax."
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 29, 2017

Show Full Article Environmental activist and former vice president   Al Gore was among marching in Washington Saturday. #climatemarch pic.twitter.com/TYjPhdeit9
— Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) April 23, 2017

"One of the main hopes is..that people have woken up.'What can we do? The march comes on the heels of Friday’s announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency will remove a page on the science of climate change from its website while it is “under review.”
Saturday’s demonstration   comes just one week after Earth Day and a global March for Science, but organizers and participants   stress their overlapping yet different aims. #BeInconvenient #PeoplesClimate https://t.co/cwEll0Ji14
— Al Gore (@algore) April 29, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lee Pace were among other celebrities showing their support for the cause. and other cities around the world Saturday to raise awareness of climate change and protest the rollbacks to initiatives under President Trump’s administration. DiCaprio joined indigenous leaders to speak out against the devastating effects climate change is already having on native lands. #resist #renew #rebuild https://t.co/KUOwh1Ovhx
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 29, 2017

We march for many reasons – but we march together.

Seth Rogen teases Fyre Festival-esque movie with The Lonely Island

Organizers for the festival, spearheaded by Ja Rule and Billy McFarland, apologized to guests on Saturday and promised refunds, free VIP passes to next year’s Fyre Festival, and a charitable donation   the Bahamas Red Cross Society to make amends. — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 28, 2017

For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea. Samberg, Taccone, and   Schaffer debuted Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping last year. Upon arriving in the Bahamas, they were instead treated to a limited amount of “Styrofoam plate dinners,”   “disaster relief”-style makeshift tents, and “mass chaos” in returning home after the festival was unceremoniously canceled, according to accounts from attendees. Guests of Fyre Festival paid anywhere from $4,000 to $250,000 for a luxury music festival experience. Show Full Article Fyre Festival inadvertently stole Seth Rogen and The Lonely Island‘s thunder. This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG. Having appeared in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and bringing   Preacher to AMC, Rogen will be seen next opposite James Franco in The Disaster Artist. He was also recently cast as the voice of Pumbaa in Disney’s live-action, Jungle Book-style version   of The Lion King. Following accounts of   hellish experiences at the music festival in the Bahamas, the Sausage Party funny guy tweeted, “This seems like a good time to mention the movie we are making with @thelonelyisland about a music festival that goes HORRIBLY WRONG.”
The Lonely Island — made up of Andy Samberg,   Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer — seemingly confirmed the collaboration. https://t.co/uiLxhzLg85
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) April 28, 2017

It’s still unclear if this is   project is legitimately in progress or a joke on Fyre Fest. Reps for   Rogen and The Lonely Island   did not immediately respond to EW’s requests for comment. “For real, thinking about suing #FyreFestival for stealing our idea,” the comedy troupe’s feed tweeted.

Liev Schreiber explains why Sabretooth was cut from ‘Logan’

The actor later confirmed during an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, “I was really just saying, ‘Is that something I have to do as I get older?’”

@RealHughJackman do I have to do that…
— Liev Schreiber (@LievSchreiber) August 18, 2015

According to Mangold, Logan will soon be returning to U.S. Director James Mangold revealed last month that Liev Schreiber was originally considered for an appearance in Hugh Jackman’s final movie as Wolverine, and now we know why he was cut. Grant as Dr. “Suggestion. “Do I have to do that…” he wrote. “I’m just very proud of Hugh and the way that he handled himself with that franchise and that character. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th. Turning down color on tv just makes gray mush.”

Suggestion. Rice. — Mangold (@mang0ld) April 28, 2017

@Silver_Johto Afraid so. Schreiber’s Victor Creed was introduced as Logan’s half-brother before they fought   together through various wars in history and their paths diverged upon meeting   William Stryker (Danny Huston). I had mixed emotions when I heard that he was going to retire.”

Had the stars aligned for Schreiber, Logan screenwriter   Scott Frank   described a potential moment to CinemaBlend in which “they” — presumably Logan, Laura, and Charles — “were on the run, and they go to the gambling town, there may have been at that point they were going to see [Sabretooth] for help. — Mangold (@mang0ld) April 29, 2017

Logan closed out the standalone saga of Jackman’s Wolverine, while   introducing   Dafne Keen as the fan-favorite mutant clone X-23. “It was very difficult given Ray Donovan’s schedule, and I think they went a different direction as well with story.”
“I think it’s a terrific movie,” he added. — Mangold (@mang0ld) April 28, 2017

In convert to b&w , one must determine which hues go dark/ light, adjust contrast, blacks. It was a great experience to be involved with one of them and to get to work with them. Hard core B&W loving LOGAN fans should not make any plans on the evening of May 16th,” he tweeted Friday. “In convert to b&w , one must determine which hues go dark/ light, adjust contrast, blacks. The R-rated film grossed $697.8 million worldwide. Turning down color on tv just makes gray mush. Logan nearly featured another familiar face from   days (of future) past: Sabretooth. Schreiber sparked speculation over a Sabretooth   return for Logan in 2015 when he tweeted about Jackman’s training regime. “There was an invitation early on from Hugh and [Mangold] and I would have loved to work on it,” Schreiber told Variety in an interview for his film Chuck. Show Full Article theaters on May 16 with a special black-and-white edition. He was going to be there for help.”
Wolverine and Sabretooth have a long, tumultuous history in the comics, but their relationship was really only expounded upon in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Patrick Stewart returned as Professor Xavier alongside Boyd Holbrook as Pierce, Stephen Merchant as Caliban, and Richard E.

Tom Hanks recalls how he got ‘screwed’ on vacation with Obamas, Oprah

The Circle star regaled Stephen Colbert with tales of his excursions with former President Barack Obama   on The Late Show Friday night, and it turns out mountain biking wasn’t exactly a joy ride for “little Tommy Hanks.”
“I’ll tell you one thing that happens to Tom Hanks, little Tommy Hanks on that trip,” he said before declaring, “He gets screwed,” but “in the bad way, in the pejorative way, not in the delightful way.”
While experiencing a “crazy Love Boat, Sandals resort fantastic” vacation, “they say, ‘Hey, tomorrow let’s get, we’ll get some bikes,” Hanks explained. He noted “an array of bikes have been procured for us, rented from all corners of Polynesia and Tahiti, Bora Bora.” But when “everybody gets on their bikes and takes off” — including Secret Service — he’s left with the “one piece of junk, hunk-o’-junk bike.”
RELATED:   Watch Barack Obama wipe out in Richard Branson vacation video
“I had a bike that you couldn’t deliver newspapers with,” Hanks said. Triple it,” he said. “Imagine what it could’ve been like. “It was off-the-scale fantastic.”
Watch Hanks tell the story in the clip above. Show Full Article What proceeded was an “up, up, up”-hill ride on a “rusted,” “undersized girls’ bike” with only “one gear.”
Pushing aside that experience, Hanks gushed over the memories. Oprah Winfrey might be keeping mum on the star-studded   Tahitian vacation with the Obamas, but Tom Hanks isn’t.

Even Wes Craven walked out of ‘Reservoir Dogs’ during the torture scene

“I remember thinking about Jimmy Cagney. Pink), Tim Roth (Mr. “In the script, it said, ‘Mr. “Finally I’ve got an audience that won’t walk out. Blonde dance. “They sent me a memo of what I was supposed to do and it said, ‘First we’ll announce the naming of the theater and then Michael Madsen will come out doing the Mr. “Steve, he comes to me and he goes, ‘Quentin, did you hear what everyone is saying? Blonde) at the Tribeca Film Festival on Friday night for an anniversary screening of Reservoir Dogs. Blonde cuts off the cop’s ear), became a “big, big thing” after its Sundance debut, according to Tarantino, who remembered discussing it at the time with Buscemi. Blonde maniacally dances around.’ I remember specifically that’s what it said. They were going to name it for Michael Madsen. That’s the sh–!’”

As Tarantino recalled, he spent the better part of 1992 traveling Reservoir Dogs around the world to various film festivals. White), Steve Buscemi (Mr. I even joked about that in the opening introduction for the movie.”
He was wrong. Wes Craven was not stuck in the middle during a screening of Reservoir Dogs 25 years ago; the late horror maestro apparently walked out of Quentin Tarantino’s explosive debut during the film’s centerpiece torture scene. I didn’t know what to do,” Madsen recalled. I remember this weird little thing he did in a movie I saw. That, at least, is how it happened according to Tarantino himself, who reunited with cast members Harvey Keitel (Mr. “I went to Michigan to open up this theater. And I thought it was great,” Madsen recalled. The guy who did Last House on the Left, my movie’s too tough for him.”
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Tarantino and Madsen said they rehearsed the concept of the torture scene many times, but Madsen didn’t perform his memorable dance until the day of shooting. That’s where it came from.”
In the 25 years since the debut of Reservoir Dogs, the torture scene has remained one of Tarantino’s most famous. There is no way I’m going to do that.’ I started imagining myself at 80 years old, someone asking me to do the Mr. Did you see how many people walked out? “Five people walked out of that audience, including Wes Craven,” Tarantino said. “And I go, ‘What are they talking about? And I kept thinking, ‘What the f— does that mean? He did this crazy little dance thing and it just popped into my head at the last second. Blonde tortures a police officer while Stealers Wheel’s “Stuck in the Middle With You” plays on the soundtrack. But when Tarantino arrived at Spain’s Sitges Film Festival in October of that year, he expected a more forgiving crowd. Unsurprisingly, it still follows Madsen around to this day as well. Mick Jagger?’”
Tarantino said the entire scene was done in three takes, but Madsen’s dance occurred during the first. It’s the best thing in the f—ing movie! At each stop, he would count how many walkouts occurred (the high, he said, was 33). “I didn’t know what the hell to do. It’s been following me around forever.”

Show Full Article They’re saying the torture scene ruins the movie!’” Tarantino said. “They showed Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive, which was just drowned in zombie guts and brains,” Tarantino said of the Sitges Film Festival, which specializes in fantasy and horror films. “The f—ing guy who did Last House on the Left walked out? I heard that music and I said, ‘Oh f—, I better do something,’” Madsen said. “You never made me do it in rehearsal because I was so intimidated by it. “There was all this talk, the next day about the torture scene,” Tarantino said about how the film was received after its first screening at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992. In the sequence, Madsen’s Mr. The scene, which cuts away from the most violent part (when Mr. Orange), and Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde dance.’ I was like, ‘Oh my God!

Bill Maher makes Pocahontas joke that Elizabeth Warren ignores

“I agree with you. … How come they fall for the con?”
Warren explained, “I think that Donald Trump tapped into a real anger in America. Watch the full interview in the clip above, and skip to the 6:41 mark for the Pocahontas joke. “When you talk about what’s really the basic pieces of a progressive agenda – raising minimum wage, expand social security, reduce the cost of college so people don’t get crushed by student loan debt, more not less regulation of financial institutions … progressive taxation, make those at the top pay their fair share — America, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, vegetarians, Americans by about two-to-one are with us on that,” she said. Come on. They are angry over the fact that young people can’t get an education without getting crushed by student loan debt…The first step is: our side has to acknowledge the anger and has to say, yeah, people are angry and they have a right to be angry.”
Maher got a better reaction from her when he later brought up   a potential bid for the presidency in 2020. Maher asserted   that middle-class Trump voters are “still with him, they’re not with you” when it comes to issues like a tax plan that favors the rich. They’re with you on the issues, and they vote for him. “The progressive agenda is America’s agenda. Show Full Article As Warren began her push back, the host joshed, “His fans are not with you. People are angry, and let’s face it: they are right to be angry. Still, she persisted. They don’t like you, Pocahontas.”
Trump continues to use Pocahontas — as recently as Friday — as a nickname for Warren, who previously claimed Native American heritage. “No pressure,” he joked, to which the senator responded with a laugh and a farewell hug. On Friday night’s   Real Time, host Bill Maher goaded Elizabeth Warren   with a Pocahontas joke, a reference to President Trump’s jab at the Massachusetts senator. So what is that problem? Warren didn’t crack a smile as Maher and the audience chuckled; she waited for the laughter to die down before laying out   her thesis. We cannot forget that, and we cannot apologize.”
“I know, but this is the disconnect I’m talking about,” Maher countered.

Fyre Festival apologizes for ‘unacceptable guest experience,’ promises refunds

And the wind from rough weather took down half of the tents on the morning our guests were scheduled to arrive. We thought we were ready, but then everyone arrived.”

The statement describes how “wind from rough weather” forced vendors to   disassemble tents and set up makeshift ones on the beach. We will be working on refunds over the next few days and will be in touch directly with guests with more details. After Blink-182 pulled out of Fyre Festival, the   event was canceled. “Billy McFarland and Ja Rule started a partnership over a mutual interest in technology, the ocean, and rap music,” a statement posted to the event’s website reads. Organizers of the now infamous   Fyre   Festival   in the Bahamas offered a lengthy explanation and apology   for what transpired at the music festival, promising refunds to guests and a charitable   donation to   the Bahamas Red Cross Society. We set up water and waste management, brought an ambulance from New York, and chartered 737 planes to shuttle our guests via 12 flights a day from Miami. The buses couldn’t handle the load. And once we make this right, then we will put on the dream festival we sought to have since the inception of Fyre.”

Show Full Article This is an unacceptable guest experience and the Fyre team takes full responsibility for the issues that occurred.”
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Organizers promise “all festival goers this year will be refunded in full. Also, all guests from this year will have free VIP passes to next year’s festival,” which will “take place at a United States beach venue.”
“We apologize for any inconvenience the past 24-hours has caused and we look forward to making a considerable donation to the Bahamas Red Cross Society as part of our initiatives,” the statement concludes. “So, we decided to literally attempt to build a city. They ultimately decided to cancel festivities believing security couldn’t keep up with the guest load, so the mission then became “getting guests quickly and safely back to Miami.”
“The team was overwhelmed,” the statement continues. They simply weren’t ready for what happened next, or how big this thing would get.”
Attendees, who doled out between $4,000 to $250,000 and beyond   for   festival   tickets, described “mass chaos,” scarce “Styrofoam plate dinners,” “disaster relief” tents, and a hellish departure experience for what was promised to be a “luxury” festival. “The airport was jam packed. “As amazing as the islands are, the infrastructure for a festival of this magnitude needed to be built from the ground up,” organizers explain. “We need to make this right. “This unique combination of interests led them to the idea that, through their combined passions, they could create a new type of music festival and experience on a remote island.

Return of the King: Brian d’Arcy James on coming back to Hamilton

I saw Jonathan and Taran do it and they were absolutely brilliant.”
“Honestly,” he added, “I felt like when I cam back I just wanted to keep the ball up in the air. “They weren’t me, which was good! “The context is different because people were just starting to discover it [when I was in the show at the Public Theater] and sense it becoming what it has become back then, both in the cast and in the audience. “It’s like the Super Bowl every night because the expectations for everyone who’s coming to see it are so high and there’s so much fervor around it, it really is a different experience for me.”
And, yes, heavy is the head that wears the crown… because that crown is heavy. After that, there’s the sense of knowing the journey that cast took was so extraordinary and to watch it evolve from outside rather than inside is an interesting perspective —   knowing what the work was, because the work didn’t change, and everybody’s putting all their effort into making the show as good as it can be. But what has changed is the feeling inside the Richard Rodgers Theatre, the kind that comes after tremendous buzz, countless fans (celebrities and otherwise), and a slew of accolades. I just wanted to make people happy that the king was back, not necessarily that I was back.”
Brian d’Arcy James is starring in Hamilton now. “I’ve been away from it long enough to have completely fresh eyes on the show and I’m just like anybody else. The regal line of succession in the world of Hamilton   got a heck of a lot more complicated the other week. When I watched the show before I came back in, just to get primed to go back in, I was astounded by everyone’s performances. I got a little bit of that at the Public, and mind you, this is just the fun stuff. I didn’t necessarily feel like it was mine because clearly, it’s not just mine —   it belongs to many people. Because like I said, the work is the work, but the experience of sharing that with people that you admire and adore is a different thing altogether. And now, it’s undeniable, and it’s such a phenomenon and you can feel a different kind of vibe in the house when you start the show.”

He’s also performing alongside a different cast this time around, including Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (the former Genie in Broadway’s Aladdin), who began his Hamilton run as the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson on the same night d’Arcy James re-donned his King George robes. “And you have to have it on properly so you can at least move your head a little bit here and there without fearing it falling off. It gives you a regality, perhaps.”
Not much changed in terms of his songs or the way he plays the character, said d’Arcy James, who also appeared recently in Netflix’s buzzed-about series 13 Reasons Why. Getting the stamp from senators and heads of state and icons in the entertainment industry, rock and roll legends, pop singers, all those people that were coming — the gravy, the gravy was fun to see and imagine what that was like. What changed was all of the people that would come and give it this air of being something different — a destination. Asked to reflect on that arc, he said, “The first thing that comes to mind is a sense of pride in having been there. And thankfully, that continues too. “I’m in awe of this cast,” the three-time Tony nominee said. What has it been like being king again? “You can hold the reins as tightly or as loosely as you want, and it works because, number one, the way it’s designed, it’s such a beautiful palate cleanser to stop the action a little bit and remind everyone there’s this guy across the sea who’s seemingly has control. But then in terms of the humor and the menace and the petulance, all the things you can apply to that role, there are different ways of playing that. And I didn’t see Andrew do it and I didn’t see Rory do it, regretfully, but I did see Taran and Jonathan do it, and the great thing about the part is it allows for different interpretation,” he said. “It’s a thrill,” the actor told EW.  

Show Full Article So I guess that’s my take on it was it was fun to watch my friends get to experience the biggest birthday party every night for however long they were there.”

Being the first King George also means d’Arcy James got to see the “heirs,” if you will, who followed: Jonathan Groff, Andrew Rannells, Rory O’Malley, and Taran Killam. That’s when Brian d’Arcy James put himself back under King George III’s crown —   making him not only the first person to play the monarch in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical back when it debuted Off Broadway, but now the latest actor to play the character in its smash Broadway run. “It does take a few minutes to get used to wearing that big ol’ hat,” he laughed. How does he assess his successors? So yes, it does affect you in a big way —   which is good, I think. There’s such intricacy and there is such power and physicality coming from everybody in that cast that I have this great opportunity to just slide in [during] the show — I have my little things, my little surgical strikes if you will, and then I can just watch everybody do the extraordinary things they’re doing.”
And as the newly crowned (and also original) king across the sea, d’Arcy James was able to see the show’s success from off-stage, while still an integral part of the musical’s origin story.

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’: Daveed Diggs plays a love interest, plus 4 more season 3 revelations

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Fey added, “It would’ve been a great story for Kimmy, but the timing of it — her voting for the first time and all of this stuff — just didn’t line up.”
Thus, we are left to just imagine what could’ve been. “Those two, I thought, really kind of gave each other the giggles.”
Burgess added, “She would just not let up. She’s back! It’s something they’ve had in mind since they shot the pilot. Daveed Diggs plays Kimmy’s love interest  
Carlock revealed that the   Hamilton star was cast as Kimmy’s love interest in the third season in a part that was written for him. Here are the five things we learned about the new season. “We declared kind of early to ourselves in the writers’ room that we didn’t feel like we could deal with it. Titus continues to try and fail to learn how to be a decent person. He may have his identity sort of co-opted and put into a cartoon bladder in a medicine commercial.”
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt   returns May 19 on Netflix. Titus’ growth continues to be stunted, while Jacqueline clashes with the NFL
Before opening up the floor to audience questions, Geist asked Fey to give the audience a few more teases about the season. 4. He’s obviously amazing.”  
2. After the debut of the first two episodes of the season,   Morning Joe‘s Willie Geist hosted an enlightening panel with Kemper, Burgess, Krakowski, Carol Kane, and executive producers Robert Carlock and Tina Fey. Here’s what she said: “Lillian finds new love after Robert Durst (Fred Armisen), which is exciting. 5. We didn’t want to take a guess because we would’ve been wrong.”
“It’s too bad because it was an election between a woman and a bully,” he continued. Show Full Article “And so there’s a little romantic arc that she has with him. Jack McBrayer’s 30 Rock character   Kenneth almost cameoed in season 3
McBrayer happened to be in New York City when the show was shooting at Rockefeller Center. The 2016 presidential election doesn’t figure into the season for a good reason  
In the third season premiere, President Donald Trump receives a hilarious shout-out when Jacqueline reveals she briefly attended Trump University and yells “Go Pricks!” However, one-off jokes like that are the extent to which the show will engage with Trump and   Hillary Clinton because they didn’t believe they could effectively incorporate the election into the season. “He had, like, a 30-minute break and he came down and got all suited up, and we just didn’t get it in time. Ellie Kemper’s infectiously optimistic character Kimmy Schmidt made her very welcomed return Friday evening at the   Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt   season 3 world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. “It was very much from the point of view, ‘Daveed likes the show and would like to do it, and well that would be a fun person to put Ellie with,’” said Carlock while discussing this season’s impressive list of guest stars. “Later this season, there’s a story that is mostly Tituss alone on a rowboat with Maya Rudolph,” said Fey, who   witnessed them break several times while Rudolph stared Burgess down. Even after we’d already yelled cut, this diva was still going.”  
3. The Netflix sitcom’s third season picks up with Kimmy trying to move forward with her life by attending college and turning to Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski) for help with her divorce from the Reverend (Jon Hamm). “I said, ‘Would you want to come down and just put on your weird ‘70s suit like you’re still the president of NBC and just walk through the shot?’” she said. 1. Meanwhile, Titus (Tituss Burgess) returns from his cruise and goes full   Lemonade   on his construction beau Mikey. He just had to leave.”
Both Fey and Carlock, however, promised they would keep trying to make this cameo happen. So, Fey invited him over for a quick cameo as his   30 Rock   character. “One unfortunate thing is that we shot almost all of the season before the election,” said Carlock. Jacqueline has to continue to fend for herself and she takes on the Washington Redskins Organization. Maya Rudolph   hits the seas with Burgess this season
Fey’s former   SNL   castmate is also set to guest-star this season in a role that was specifically written for her.

Shannen Doherty reveals her cancer is in remission

Now more waiting. YES. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Many of you have shared that very story with me. remission. I heard that word and have no idea how to react. I'm going to just breathe. Today was and is a moment. Show Full Article Today was and is a moment. They happen. In the meantime, decisions. YES. Reoccurrences happen all the time. Good news? But for now…. Overwhelming. remission. Reconstruction which is several surgeries. They happen. Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. Now more waiting.”
She continues: “As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. Good news? The   former   Charmed actress took to Instagram to share the good news with her followers Friday, writing, “Moments. Many of you have shared that very story with me. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait. But for now…. YES. What does remission mean? As every single one of my fellow cancer family knows, the next five years is crucial. “Decision on taking a pill for the next five years that comes with its own set of problems and side effects. I’m going to just breathe. Overwhelming. I am blessed, I know that. #cancerslayer
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Doherty, 46, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2015 and has documented her battle against cancer ever since on her Instagram page. Reconstruction which is several surgeries,” she adds. I heard that word and have no idea how to react. What does remission mean? YES. I am blessed, I know that. Shannen Doherty is in remission. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. She has shared her workout routines with supporters, her chemotherapy sessions and how they’ve left her feeling afterward, as well as loving moments between her and her family. #cancerslayer.”

Moments. So with a heart that is certainly lighter, I wait.”
“In the meantime, decisions.

Hacker demands ransom for stolen season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

Show Full Article Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black   is   set for release June 9. According to the Associated Press, the FBI is participating in the investigation. Netflix said in a statement to EW that the company is “aware of the situation” and added,   “A   production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.”
Going by the alias The Dark Overlord, the hacker purports to   have uploaded the first episode of OITNB‘s fifth season to multiple file-sharing websites and to have stolen unspecified titles from other companies as well. A hacker claiming to have stolen the upcoming fifth season of Netflix’s popular prison drama   Orange Is the New Black is demanding the streaming service pay an undisclosed ransom or   the episodes will be prematurely released online.

‘Once Upon a Time’: Which star wanted to rap in musical hour?

It’s a very different kind of thing. “It’s been 20 years, but it’s been fun. I just pitched that idea. I am hoping to rap, but it’s highly unlikely.”
While Parrilla was game to lend her voice to the hour, she admits there was some hesitation. “Listen, I love singing in the shower, and in the car, and maybe after a few shots of tequila at a karaoke bar, but I’m not a trained singer,” the actress says. It kind of comes upon them.”
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. “I’m hoping to rap,” Parrilla told EW ahead of filming the musical episode. ET on ABC. But I’m excited.”
“I think I did a musical once in my life when I was 19 years old, so I’m definitely rusty,” Parrilla continues. Show Full Article I don’t think I can really talk about it, but let’s just say it’s not a choice. “That’s just the Brooklyn girl in me that wants to rap. I think the whole idea of all of us doing something different is exciting too, and we’ve been singing on set, and in between takes, and kind of warming our voices up, but also I think really just gearing up for this really fun episode that we are about to do.”
RELATED:   Once Upon a Time: Everything you need to know about the musical episode
As for why the denizens of Storybrooke will be breaking into song, Parrilla teases, “Something happens. The Once Upon a Time musical episode is nearly upon us — and while most of the OUAT cast will be lending their voices to the May 7 hour, there’s one actress who aimed to do a little more. “I trained my voice for many years for acting. I haven’t gotten a response.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ trans queen Peppermint: I feel ‘loved and accepted’ after coming out

We learn that at a very young age, when parents snatch something away from us and say, “That’s for boys, that’s for girls.” That’s the same thing as asking someone to define themselves as a drag queen or a trans person, in my opinion. I was embarrassed, and I felt a flood of emotions come back —   many of them negative, and it spoke to my own experience… I was devastated for Zeke. Of the 115 people who’ve vied for the title of America’s Drag Superstar, several (including Carmen Carrera, Gia Gunn, and Sonique) revealed their transgender status after their respective seasons concluded, but only one has competed as an openly trans woman: season 9’s Peppermint, who fronted a milestone moment for Drag Race when she came out to her sisters in the work room during   Friday night’s episode. I could see there was a system working against me, but I had the ability to flourish, and it was difficult. For me, the goal is for trans and gender nonconforming people to exist without feeling like we’re going to be in danger. The LGBT community, however, wasn’t completely ready to embrace her —   especially established queens on the city’s robust drag circuit, one of whom the 37-year-old says told her she’d never make it on her chosen career path because she was transgender. Still, I think we can make it through. The basketball team beat me up, and the coach lied for them. They need to help us create safe spaces! Men wear pink shirts, women wear pants… Since people have to constantly repair it and police it and clarify it and clean it up, people feel like it’s their duty. Once I was able to have these conversations with the girls, I felt wonderful; I felt loved and accepted. Show Full Article A lot of these things are related to society and how society treats us in the first pace, so if we were living in a time and in an environment that felt safe for someone like Zeke to already be out on the show by his own accord, then maybe it wouldn’t have been such a big deal. April 29-30th – One week away! Blend them into your life the same way you integrate everyone else. He vouched for them. Get your RuPaul's DragCon tix #losangeles convention center #dragrace #dragcon 🏁RUPAULSDRAGCON.COM
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Why do you think there’s such a willingness to draw lines like that among a community that’s been striving for acceptance, collectively, for so long? Some people think it’s wrong to out someone because it’s shameful to be out or trans… When we talk about why it’s wrong to out someone, it’s about safety. That scared me. Coming out for anyone lifts a weight off your shoulders… coming out on the show to the girls was something I couldn’t wait to do, but I didn’t want to do it upfront. I was beaten up because people didn’t know I was trans in high school, they just thought I was gay. No, but I’m definitely more aware. If you love someone who’s trans, talk about it. Bring them to your family dinner, take them to the movies, hang out with them in your everyday life. I remember the ‘90s, I was born in the ‘70s, so I was definitely around when being gay was something taboo and against the norm. We have the AIDS crisis, which obviously we’re still dealing with, but at the height of its time we made it through; we made it through times when it was illegal just to be dancing together in a gay bar… we made it through so much that I have to have faith that we’ll make it through this. I wanted to let my drag speak for itself first, and then see how people received it. Does having the world essentially knowing your status now make you feel free, in a way? ET on VH1. [Because of my experience with that established queen in New York], I didn’t know what I was going to encounter with the other queens on Drag Race. Are you fearful of living in the country, though, now that our leader hasn’t actively worked to protect the LGBT community from regressive attitudes? What can cisgendered people do to facilitate that change? Drawing those lines is less about me and more about the person drawing the line…We violate gender expressions and gender rules and traditions all the time. My question is: Do they really know why it’s wrong? I have mixed emotions about it. “That was clearly a signal that people weren’t ready to accept me as both,” Peppermint says. I watched [Jeff Varner out him], and I was in tears for Zeke. They can do their research and take initiative when someone who’s trans comes into their lives. I think he handled it beautifully… Still, everyone has a right to come out on their own terms. Those were not safe spaces, but the world of drag was…   It felt the closest to right.”
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She continues: “I was able to experiment with the type of woman I wanted to be. “Drawing those lines is less about me and more about the person drawing the line.”
Read on for EW’s full Q&A with the Peppermint, in   which she discusses Survivor   contestant Zeke Smith’s controversial   outing, her time on Drag Race, and ways cisgender people can foster a feeling of acceptance for trans people in their lives. RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Fridays at 8 p.m. What surprised me is everyone on the show around the council circle agreed that it was wrong that Zeke was outed. RuPaul’s Drag Race is billed as a cutthroat competition   for drag queens, but since its 2009 debut, the show also carved out a unique lane for itself on the reality TV scene as a bastion of sexual identity   for members of the LGBT community, fostering a safe space for gender acceptance, diversity, and expression. “I just had limited choices when it came to safe ways for expressing myself as a woman. It’s about people not losing their jobs, their homes, their livelihoods; it’s about not being beaten up on the street. You need to tell me which one.” That was clearly a signal that people weren’t ready to accept me as both. She told me she supported me, but in the same breath told me I would be doomed to never work again in this job that I love so much. Part of the responsibility for creating that climate is on cisgendered people who don’t have experience with trans people. I felt like we were having a very important conversation, not because it was spawned by me, but having this conversation is important to have for drag queens, for Drag Race, for television, and ultimately for our country. I always knew I didn’t want to be a campy queen… I just wanted to be a beautiful woman, and that was always my goal with my drag; it wasn’t until much later that I put two and two together and realized why I wanted to protect the integrity of myself as a drag queen: that was my interpretation of me as a woman.”
RELATED:   10 Pop Culture Coming Out Stories
Thus, moving   to New York City allowed Peppermint to further her career as a performer as she settled fully into feminine selfhood. How do you feel about what happened to Zeke on Survivor? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: As you said on the show, the world of drag wasn’t always so accepting of you being a transgender person, right? Share it. As an employee at the school, he told the police and the principal that the boys were in basketball practice, so they couldn’t have possibly [touched me]. PEPPERMINT: There was one very well known queen in New York who asked me if I was transitioning. “She’s always been there,” Peppermint tells EW of her true identity, noting the dynamism and freedom of the drag world allowed her to come into her own. [As a kid] it wasn’t possible for me to do that on the football team or in karate. They should ask respectful questions… I think they should talk about it with their friends and family. That’s the first step. There have been other people who’ve asked me, “Wait a minute, are you trans or are you a drag queen?

Bruce Springsteen, Tom Hanks honor Jonathan Demme at Tribeca

(Hanks remarked that he assumed the audience had read the book in Springsteen’s deliberate cadence just like he had and received strong applause.) The specifics of Springsteen’s lore are well-worn — how his first band, The Castilles, took its name from its guitarist’s shampoo; how he grew up in a religious family within stone’s throw from the local church — but Hanks proved a different foil than an esteemed journalist such as The New Yorker‘s David Remnick. There was only one logical starting point for Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks to begin their Tribeca Talk at New York’s Beacon Theater on Friday evening: Director Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at the age of 73 after a battle with esophageal cancer. RELATED:   Celebrities react to the death of Jonathan Demme: ‘He could do anything’
Springsteen said Demme asked him to write a song after deciding to use the tune he had commissioned from Neil Young, “Philadelphia,” to close the film — and the Boss added that he penned the cut in two days. “That’s pop music in general,” he said. But, despite the solemnness of the subject matter Springsteen and Hanks often convey, their conversation Friday mostly brimmed with levity. Hanks mentioned the common characterization of Springsteen as “the dictator” of the E Street Band, and Springsteen spun a vivid story of marijuana plants in the front seats of tour vans and nights spent in jail before concluding that “a gentle, controlling hand is not such a bad thing.” And Springsteen articulated the don’t-look-back aesthetic that’s necessary for success in the entertainment industry. When Springsteen sat before a Manhattan audience in October with Remnick for a wide-ranging conversation, the upcoming presidential election dominated; earlier that day, the Washington Post had first broken the infamous Access Hollywood story. “All artists like to happen to the world. “Rosalita,” “Thunder Road,” “The Ties That Bind,” and more — the crowd generally responded with gusto, though they balked when Hanks hummed the melody from “Growin’ Up,” off Springsteen’s 1973 debut Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Through their respective mediums, Springsteen, 67, and Hanks, 60, have spent decades rendering the stories of Americans of all stripes in vivid detail. According to Springsteen, his manager Jon Landau — once a culture critic — turned him on to the power of the silver screen in the mid ’70s. Naturally, Hanks also asked Springsteen about the business savvy that helped him become one of rock’s most successful figures. The Boss said he was moved “very, very deeply” by the “humanism” of John Ford’s 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath. “I like to happen to the world,” Springsteen commented. “God bless Jonathan Demme. “The strongest union of our two names is from the motion picture Philadelphia,” Hanks told Springsteen as the packed house took their seats. Given the venue and Hanks’ expertise, Springsteen explained the impact of film on his work, citing his fourth album, 1978’s Darkness on the Edge of Town, as his first full-length that was deeply inspired by the cinema. “That’s really what your motivation is.” In a sense, the statement applied to both his and Hanks’ bodies of work. On Friday evening, Hanks introduced a low-stakes atmosphere that Springsteen thrived in. When Hanks analyzed that Born to Run was the moment where Springsteen’s songwriting shifted “from the specificness of Jersey to the heart and soul of America,” the rocker laughed off the grandiose phrasing: “Well, we weren’t selling any records the other way!” And later, when Hanks described interpretations of songs such as “Born in the U.S.A.” as “a type of Rorschach test,” Springsteen refused to provide substantive political analysis. As the Boss surveyed the theater skeptically, Hanks interjected: “You didn’t waste a lot of ink writing that   lyric.”
The rapport Hanks quickly established with Springsteen differentiated the Tribeca Talk from the extensive book tour the musician embarked on last fall in support of his definitive memoir Born to Run. “If you ever want to have a great moment in a motion picture,” Hanks concluded, “walk out a door and make sure they just put up a Bruce Springsteen song.”

The pairing of the two beloved stars, who spoke for more than an hour, made sense. Clearly a Bruce diehard, Hanks framed the talk chronologically around the Boss’ career, and he never missed a chance to initiate corresponding lyrical call and responses with the audience. “You tell a story to save your life,” Springsteen said at one point. We just lost him.”
“He was such an inspirational guy,” Springsteen said. “No Jonathan Demme, no Philadelphia. We don’t like the world happening to us, because we’ve had enough of that already.”

Show Full Article From there, Springsteen became obsessed with film noir classics including 1944’s Double Indemnity. No Philadelphia, no ‘Streets of Philadelphia.’” Demme’s 1993 drama marked a crowning moment in both Springsteen and Hanks’ careers; the former won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Streets of Philadelphia,” while the latter received the Best Actor honor for his portrayal of AIDS patient Andrew Beckett. “Your chance comes along and you dive in,” he said, “no matter what s— you’re diving into.”
Hanks — who at the conversation’s end said he had “notes on 11 more albums” — also ably delved into the lyrical significance of Springsteen’s catalog, though the Boss largely remained down to earth. “That’s how [Woody Guthrie’s] ‘This Land Is Your Land’ ends up being sung around the campfire at a Boy Scout camp.”
The sentiment captured the event’s broader theme.

Fyre Festival: Hellish inside accounts from stranded attendees

“The mass chaos and total lack of organization really ruined it because we didn’t know what was happening. “It’s definitely not what it was supposed to be.”
Blink 182 pulled out of the event   Friday morning, and festival organizers postponed the entire event indefinitely. “Nothing awful, but there’s a lot of reports that people were getting hurt, but that’s just not true. “Some people passed out because it was so hot. “My friend went into this house and said he found a guy and said, ‘I’m not leaving until you get me off of here.’ Somehow we got on the plane.”
Though he made it onto the plane, Finley had to wait hours inside the airport because of delays. I still don’t know how we got off the island,” he shares. “We were really excited because the island itself in the videos just looked incredible. It was just so unorganized.”
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When Finley and his friends arrived at the festival, they found what looked like “disaster relief” tents set up for living accommodations, a shipping container   holding their bags and picnic tables to   serve as a   food court. It was trouble in paradise for festival goers at Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival. FINLEY IV/TWITTER
Shortly after arriving, Finley and his group decided to head to the airport in an attempt to leave the festival early — but crowds of other similarly frustrated travelers   had the same idea. The festival was billed to be the next Coachella, and the lineup included performances by Blink 182, Rae Sremmurd, Skepta to G.O.O.D. “There were air mattresses, boxes and shipping containers of stuff everywhere. “Truly, if we’re being honest, the whole experience has been pretty crazy so far,” he shares. It totally clashed and conflicted with this culinary luxury experience and all these things that they advertised,” Finley, 32, says. “When you’re paying [thousands] you just expect something better than a Styrofoam plate dinner.”
WILLIAM N. We’re doing fine out here.”
Caccamesi   has been told he will be refunded, and   says that he has had no problems with theft as some fellow attendees have reported. Then they finally unlocked the door and let the air in and a flight finally came.”
Attendee Dylan Caccamesi, 22, is still waiting to leave the festival on a flight and shares a similar experience — saying it was “complete disorganized chaos.”
Caccamesi had seen the red flags prior to traveling for the concert — reports of artists not being paid and customer service not answering questions — but didn’t take them seriously. “If you walked on that island right now, you would say, ‘This concert is in about a month,’” attendee William Finley tells PEOPLE. “We were just being operated by Instagram models and being told this was going to be an epic weekend.”
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Show Full Article “There was no real order to what was going on and where people were going to be staying,” he shares. Music acts Designer,   Tyga, and Pusha T. Finley IV (@WNFIV) April 28, 2017

“They literally locked us in with a chain because people kept going in and out,” he explains. “It was going to be a luxurious getaway,” Caccamesi says. This is fine. We have now gotten off the plane because they can't get the headcount and the manifest to match up. Those who shelled out between $4,000 to upwards of $250,000 for tickets to the “luxury” weekend concert in the Bahamas found themselves treated to “mass chaos,” flimsy tents and scarce amounts of food instead of the top-notch entertainment, private jets and gourmet meals they were promised. #fyrefestival #fyre pic.twitter.com/W89nddb6Fe
— William N.

Robert Zemeckis-Steve Carell drama sets Nov. 2018 release date

The Zemeckis-Carell film is currently slated to open opposite Disney’s   Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2. Universal also announced that its untitled   Dr. Jeff Malmberg, who directed the original documentary, is on board as an executive producer. is now slated to open   April 12, 2019, moving up from its previous release date of   May 24, 2019. Zemeckis will direct from a script he wrote with   Caroline Thompson   (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Black Beauty). 21, 2018, the day before Thanksgiving, Universal Pictures announced Friday. Show Full Article Dolittle movie starring Robert Downey Jr. Directed by Zemeckis and starring Carell, the film will tell the true story of   Mark Hogancamp, who coped   with the physical and psychological scars of a violent assault   by building   a one-sixth scale model of a fictional World War II-era Belgian village he called Marwencol. Robert Zemeckis and Steve Carell’s untitled   movie based   on the 2010 documentary   Marwencol   will open   Nov.