The 5 duets you need to see from Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert (plus one good cry)

But a number of artists teamed up on duets designed to strike emotional chords with the crowd at the Old Trafford cricket   ground in Manchester, England, and those worldwide via multiple outlets.Grande took it down a notch in   sit-down songs with Miley Cyrus and Victoria Monet, asked “Where Is the Love?” with the Black Eyed Peas   and delivered “The Way” with boyfriend Mac Miller in the one traditional pairing (they had   recorded the tune together). Was it One Love Manchester   or the Grammy Awards?Sunday’s benefit show, assembled quickly in reaction to the deadly suicide bombing at   Ariana Grande’s May 22 Manchester Arena concert, brought a mix of talents together in combinations that would be right at home on the annual music awards broadcast. (The Times’ Mikael Wood called the concert “a moving expression of resilience.”)There were solo performances from Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, and Oasis’ Liam Gallagher took the mike with the backing of Coldplay (and without brother Noel). And go all the way to the bottom for a good cry as the petite Grande, alone on stage with nothing but her high pony tail and her lyrics, commands the crowd with an emotional rendition of   “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”   Latest updates Meanwhile, Cyrus got “Happy” with Pharrell Williams.Watch the concert in full above   or select duets   below.

Al Pacino’s Joe Paterno Penn State scandal movie is back on at HBO

Following a two-year investigation, Sandusky, who served under Paterno as the team’s assistant coach between 1969 and 1999, was charged with 52 counts of sexual abuse   and was found guilty on 45 of them. Levinson, who takes the reins from De Palma, previously directed the channel’s Bernie Madoff biopic The Wizard of Lies, which premiered May 20, in addition to producing a 2013 HBO drama based on the life of Phil Spector. The subscription network announced Monday that Al Pacino will star as former Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno in the Barry Levinson-directed feature. Paterno was later fired by Penn State as a result of the controversy and died in January 2012 at the age of 85, two months after his ousting. The untitled film will follow Paterno, who “after becoming the winningest coach in college football history [becomes] embroiled in Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, challenging his legacy and forcing him to face questions of institutional failure on behalf of the victim,” per the project’s official synopsis. Show Full Article Levinson won an Academy Award in 1989 for directing the 1988 hit   Rain Main. In 2013, it was reported that Pacino would reteam with Scarface   director Brian De Palma for a movie version of the events, initially titled Happy Valley. After several years on the sidelines, HBO’s Penn State sex scandal movie is once again prepping to take the field. He also directed Pacino in the recent past: HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack (2010) and the festival comedy The Humbling (2014). Almost two years after the production had been announced, HBO put the film on hold.

A Twin Peaks Podcast: The new Laura Palmer and what Las Vegas means

Ernie Hudson’s in the Pentagon, on the hunt for Major Briggs. Most importantly, don’t forget to subscribe to EW’s A Twin Peaks Podcast: A Podcast About Twin Peaks   – on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts – to get new after-show episodes in your feed every Monday. And most importantly, we spent time with Dale/Dougie at the Lucky 7 Insurance Agency. Buenos Aires! And now, here’s Frank enjoying a damn fine cup of green tea latte. We make sense of the sprawl on the latest episode of   A Twin Peaks Podcast: A Podcast About Twin Peaks, EW’s ongoing experiment in attempting to bring some clarity to the rollicking new season of the Mark Frost/David Lynch soap opera/art project/Fairy Tale of the End of the American Dream. Dougie’s colleague, Anthony, seems precisely as crooked as anyone played by Tom Sizemore can be. (Or subscribe here.)

Feel free to send your thoughts and theories on the new season   to, or send a tweet to @DarrenFranich and @EWDocJensen. And Dougie’s boss, Bushnell Mullins, has some case files. We checked in on iconic characters like Nadine, Dr. Some Dakotas! The Pentagon! Jacoby, and The Pajama Boy Across The Street. The fifth part of Showtime’s revival of   Twin Peaks continued the show’s global expansion. Showtime

Show Full Article We discovered the hidden meaning of the Golden Shovels. There’s a black box in Buenos Aires receiving mysterious phone calls. Check out Jeff Jensen’s recap here, and listen to the full episode below!

Sarah Hyland to guest-star on Shadowhunters

But while many Shadowhunters fans look forward to the addition of Sebastian in the summer season, there’s another new face coming into the fold: Sarah Hyland will be making a guest appearance this season. There’s no word just yet on what their on-screen connection will be or when she’ll be stopping by, but Hyland will   play into whatever action kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. Dominic Sherwood, Hyland’s boyfriend, stars as Jace in the series. (Spoiler: They’re not actually siblings.)
To make matters more complicated, the mid-season premiere sees a Greater Demon on the loose in Manhattan. When Shadowhunters returns Monday night for the second half of its second season, the Shadowhunters and Downworlders are left to pick up the pieces after Valentine’s attack. Show Full Article ET on Freeform. And they have plenty to deal with considering that Jace activated the Soul Sword in the mid-season finale and still hasn’t told Clary the truth about them. So yeah, they have their hands full.

Watch the trailer for Big Trouble in Little China: The Game

In the game, players embark experience the exotic and mystical underworld of Chinatown as they take on the roles of their favorite heroes from the film like Jack Burton, Gracie, and Egg, roles portrayed in the film by Russell, Kim Cattrall, and Victor Wong. Watch the game’s trailer, above. Well, how about the planet of board games! 1 movies: The Fate of the Furious and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. This year, Kurt Russell has once again demonstrated his big screen chops in not one but two No. What worlds are left for the Escape From New York   and Overboard legend to conquer? Last month, we gave you an exclusive first look at The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, a game inspired by John Carpenter’s classic, Russell-starring 1982 horror movie, The Thing. And Monday, the company Everything Epic released a trailer for Big Trouble in Little China: The Game, which is based on the 1986 kung fu-fantasy extravaganza from the same director-star combo. 2. Everything Epic
Big Trouble in Little China: The Game is now available for pre-order.  

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Bill Maher will be back on HBO after N-word controversy

Sasse had noted that adults don’t typically dress up for Halloween in the Cornhusker State, prompting Maher to say,   “I’ve got to get to Nebraska more.”
Sasse replied, “We’d love to have you work in the fields with us,” and Maher responded, “Work in the fields? The episode will not go on completely as planned, however: Senator Al Franken of Minnesota has reportedly canceled his scheduled appearance. “He was glad to see Bill, who the Senator considers to be a good friend, apologize and express sincere regret for his comment.”
Maher ignited controversy last Friday when he used the N-word during an interview with Ben Sasse, a Republican senator from Nebraska,   who appeared on Real Time to promote his book   The Vanishing American Adult. Senator, I’m a house n—–.”
Maher’s remark was widely condemned online, and HBO released a statement   Saturday morning denouncing it as “completely inexcusable and tasteless.”
Maher   issued an apology, saying in a statement,   “Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show. Maher uttered the slur while joking with Sasse about visiting his state. The word was offensive and I   regret saying it and am very sorry.”

Show Full Article HBO confirmed to EW that Maher will appear on the show Friday, though his long-term future at the network remains unclear. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. Bill Maher will return to host   Real Time on HBO this week after drawing criticism for uttering a racial slur on the air. “Senator Franken believes that what Bill Maher said was inappropriate and offensive, which is why he made the decision not to appear on the next episode of Real Time,” a spokesperson for Franken said in a statement to the HuffPost.

Listen to Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech in its entirety — with piano accompaniment!

(Nobel Prize committee) Latest updates As with most things involving Bob Dylan, the publication of his Nobel Prize acceptance speech came out of the blue and minus much fanfare. He then honors three books — “Moby-Dick,” “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Odyssey” — by offering his extended thoughts on their themes and their import to his own work.After focusing on Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” Dylan moves to Erich Maria Remarque’s wartime classic. “This is a book where you lose your childhood, your faith in a meaningful world and your concern for individuals. It was uploaded to YouTube — with piano accompaniment! “‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is a horror story,” Dylan says. —   and that’s pretty much it.The musician, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” upended tradition last year   when he coyly avoided the spotlight that most winners take for granted.Dylan declined to travel to Stockholm   for the official ceremony, opting instead for a closed-door session during a recent tour stop. “I’ve written all kinds of things into my songs   and I’m not going to worry about it, what it all means.”He closes with the hope that people continue to listen to and perform powerful music, “in concert or on record, or however how people are listening to music these days.”   “I’ll return once again to Homer,” Dylan says in conclusion, “who says, ‘Sing in me, o muse, and through me tell the story.'”Listen to the speech in its entirety above.Cover image of Dylan’s acceptance speech. You’re defending yourself from elimination.”(Happy Monday!)Dylan   then moves to Homer’s “The Odyssey.””What does it all mean?” he wonders after exploring the epic poem’s themes, before answering   his own question.”If a song moves you, that’s all that’s important. He cites as inspiration the many “work songs, Georgia sea-shanties, Appalachian ballads and cowboy songs” that came to define folk music in America. I wanted to reflect on it, and see where the connection was.”   Dylan then proceeds to do just that, admitting that, “most likely I will go in a roundabout way, but I hope what I say will be worthwhile and purposeful.”What follows is an ode to his heroes and their recordings, including Buddy Holly, Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie and others. I don’t have to know what a song means,” Dylan says. You’re stuck in a nightmare, sucked up into a mysterious whirlpool of death and pain. But he made a speech, one that Dylan recorded on Sunday in Los Angeles and published Monday   morning, according to the 27-minute video upload.”When I received the Nobel Prize for literature,” Dylan says in his opening remark, “I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature.

‘Stitchers’ season 3: Kyle Harris and Emma Ishta preview Kirsten’s condition and what’s to come

So there’s definitely that question of “Can we trust her? Ivy also develops this pretty strong relationship with someone else in the program. Or, that could have been her father. ISHTA:   That’s my favorite episode of Stitchers   thus far. With the show kicking off the season on such a nail-biting note, EW spoke to Emma Ishta and Kyle Harris, who bring Kirsten and Cameron (a.k.a. Will there be any lingering effects from this stitch this season? HARRIS: We have a great guest star who’s recurring this season, Anna Akana, and she plays Camille’s love interest. You’ll see that growth throughout the season. Will there be more hacks this season or is this the big one and we’re still dealing with the ramifications?ISHTA:   In terms of anyone interfering with the actual stitching, this is really the one and now we’re dealing with the ramifications. HARRIS: Off that note, it is a kind of a back and forth. Every season she just becomes a more fuller, emotional human being. Tony Rivetti/ABC Family
What cases will we see the team tackle? ISHTA:   No. HARRIS:   What we kind of know about Kirsten’s mom right now is that she is in a cryogenic chamber, and Kirsten at the end of episode 2 reveals that information to Cameron and that’s kind of the penultimate way of her saying, “You have my total trust. So we find out the backstory with Cameron’s father, from season 2, how he was involved in the Ponzi scheme. Did Kirsten see something that she didn’t see in that stitch? As it turned out, the younger version of Cameron (Kyle Harris) who’d been popping up in her stitches was actually an anomaly caused by her father, Daniel Stinger. When the series last left off, Kirsten (Emma Ishta) had decided to remain in the stitch of Liam’s brain after coming across one of her own memories of her mother — who her long lost sister Ivy had revealed had been alive   all along—   with the team anxiously trying to bring her back. Because everyone’s trying to find out what Ivy’s actual purpose and intentions are. Stitchers is finally back for its third season. We find out who it was and what we do with that information. They’ve hooked her up to an IV and they’re just basically keeping her a vegetable at this point. Is Stinger going to be a bigger part of Kirsten’s life this season? HARRIS:   Kirsten is essentially still stuck in the memory with her mother and she’s refusing to come out. We don’t know what his intentions are, but he’s definitely leaning towards the super villain. HARRIS:   It’s very sexy. All bets are off. If you’ve been wanting them to kiss, they kiss. There’s a lot. HARRIS:   He’s our big bad. With that comes a lot of conflicts because where do you draw the line between boyfriend and co-worker? HARRIS: We get to the bottom of the anomaly we did see. There are some weird, kind of creepy twists and turns. Things you wouldn’t normally expect the team to tap into, they’re going for this season, which is nice. The search for her parents always are. What steps is the team taking to find Kirsten’s mom now that they know she’s alive and related to the main reason for the program? We’re getting to a little grittier crime… Those episodes stand out to me because they’re a little off the beaten path for Stitchers. Will there be any anomalies? Whether or not it’s out of love for Kirsten or not, it comes off as evil. ISHTA:   He’s definitely going to be a driving force throughout this season. So we know she’s being kept alive. How will we find the team when we return? The team has tirelessly spent every option that they can think of to get her out of there safely. [Laughs] And then Linus starts to find companionship with Ivy. We go a little dark with it. Or did someone “hack” that memory and has implanted information? Her condition has not changed at all. If you wanted more, they do more. Show Full Article And the science fiction-based Freeform series will be bringing some more answers with it this time round — especially in regards to Kirsten’s parents. It puts a divide between the team…It just kind of raises the question because at the end of the day she could be the one responsible for almost killing Kirsten. ET on Freeform. Can we not?” She becomes a lot more involved with the team, and somewhat with the cases too. He hates him because he thinks he’s killed this man in prison and so they get to hash out their relationship in that episode. He’d been hacking into Kirsten’s consciousness during stitches, using the fifth quantum computer that was in his possession. ISHTA: It’s all about “Camsten” this season. “Camsten”) to life week after week, about what viewers can expect for their characters… and a few others. ISHTA: They’re not “up to” each other this season. HARRIS:   The cases definitely go in places we’ve never gone before. Also, we stitch into a man we think Cameron’s father killed. Right now, we’re dealing with a victim who’s been abducted by an alien. ISHTA:   Well, that’s definitely one of Cameron’s concerns. Sometimes you’re left wondering whether it’s for the best or not. It’s definitely all relationship based this season. We also find out the true purpose of the Stitchers   program in the first episode, which means that everything has a little more gravity to it. It has the most depth. Or we’re dealing with a girl who might have been a sex slave to some man who we find out is an actual love doll. Obviously Camille and Linus both want the best for each other, but with Linus getting involved with Ivy, that creates conflict between not only Camille and Linus, but between Linus and Cameron and Kirsten. HARRIS: It’s great to see them be fully happy with each other at work, and also outside of work. But we don’t know for what or who put her there. Has Kirsten’s condition changed any? ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: The first episode picks up three days after the finale. It is a recurring theme this season. But they’re up to other things this season. So Cameron kind of comes to terms with his father being in prison the whole time. ISHTA: There is that question: “How much can we trust Ivy?”   Kirsten and Ivy develop more of a relationship. She is a medical examiner who works at the morgue. He’s willing to risk that, and hopefully smooth things out when she comes to. We know this information and no one else does.” So that’s kind of the tip of the iceberg as far as where her mom lies this season. So it’s an interesting dynamic. He’s a bigger part of this season than he was last season, physically, but also in so much as his shadow looms over everything. ISHTA: She’s the person who gives us our corpses and then hides it. “How has this stitch affected her?” But she’s definitely on this emotional journey like she has been from season 1. ISHTA:   There’s a lot of fun cases and they’re   a little bit higher stakes. Stitchers season 3 premieres at 9 p.m. Speaking of a big act of trust, will we see anything romantic between Kirsten and Cameron? Once family is involved, things get messy. ISHTA: And there are messages that are sent through the stitch in a different way. Is Ivy a bigger part of the team this season? So that’s another layer of what we’re trying to uncover. It’s about what she think she saw and whether or not that’s a neurological thing that went wrong, or if that’s someone who hacked the stitch like we saw in the finale. Is there anything you can tease about Linus and Camille and what they’re up to this season? HARRIS:   I would say you see all sorts of romantic things between them this season. I have your total trust. Last season we saw that Kirsten’s emotions started to come back. After exhausting all of those options, Cameron goes to all of these lengths that he would never think he would go to and pulls some moves in the stitch to get her out of there, even though he knows if these plans work this will possibly put a dent in their relationship forever because of what he’s about to do.

Wedding bells for ‘Do You Take This Man’ will ring on July 7

The cast also includes Alyson Hannigan, Thomas Dekker, Alona Hal, Mackenzie Astin, Sam Anderson, Lee Garlington, Hutchi Hancock, and Marla Sokoloff. “With the recent shift in the political climate, the story is as timely as ever.”
Take a look at the film’s poster above. “The Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality came down on the last day of filming,” said producer Eric Kops. But when one of their long-lost childhood friends unexpectedly arrives, they must learn to navigate challenges they hadn’t expected, to say nothing of the the stresses and and surprises that happen when gathered with nearest and dearest. The film will arrive in limited theaters July 7, followed by the North American VOD/DVD release on July 11. Do You Take This Man —   about the day before the wedding of two men (Rent‘s Anthony Rapp and Mean Girls‘s   Jonathan Bennett) — has set a date for its walk down the cinematic aisle. Show Full Article Directed by Joshua Tunick, the film (which premiered at last year’s Outfest), focuses on a group of friends and family at the home of the two grooms as they gather to celebrate the next day’s ceremony.

Watch Paul Bettany play Ted Kaczynski in ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ trailer

The academic-turned-recluse vowed to cease his terror against universities, airlines, and others only if his 35,000-word anti-technology manifesto was published, and with the help of Ted’s   brother, David (Mark Duplass), and forensic linguistics employed by criminal profiler James “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), Kaczynski was apprehended. The British actor stars as Ted Kaczynski in Discovery’s Manhunt: Unabomber, an eight-episode drama that focuses on the search for the elusive person nicknamed the Unabomber who masterminded a 17-year bombing campaign that left three individuals dead and injured 23 others. Paul Bettany is getting under the skin — and hoodie — of one of   the country’s most disturbing and cunning domestic terrorists. Above, you can sneak a peek at the explosion-filled trailer for the limited series, which depicts the FBI’s long, frustrating hunt for the suspect based off an incorrect profile. “You figure out the philosophy, you can figure out the man, you can crack the code,” says Fitzgerald as he urged the feds to look at the Unabomber case in a new light. Show Full Article “That’s important because otherwise, the conversation stops at ‘monster.’”
Manhunt: Unabomber, which also stars Chris Noth and Jane Lynch, debuts Aug. 1. “The show has no sympathy for Ted Kaczynski, but it does have empathy for him,” Bettany told EW.

‘Alien 5’ is ‘totally dead,’ according to Neill Blomkamp

“With District 9, I plan on making another film in that world. It seems like shooting your big toe off — it doesn’t make sense. But they didn’t go forward with it, Fox, so I just kind of kept out of it. “I think that if the circumstances were different, and I didn’t feel like I was getting too close to something that he obviously feels a massive personal connection to, that things that may have played out differently. Love this project
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“Ridley [Scott] was one of my idols growing up. Except I do question — why have both [Blomkamp’s Alien and Scott’s Alien] out there? “I think it’s totally dead, yes. Show Full Article If I could have, I would have. #alien going very well. I was going to be the producer. I mean, I’d literally ignited this thing to bring it off the ground again, because it was lying there dormant on a shelf. “It’s sad. But politically, the way it’s gone now, and the way that it all is — it’s just not going to live.”
He went on to explain that the decision was in part made out of respect for Scott, who helmed the 1979 original, Prometheus, and Covenant. I want to just be as respectful and not go stamping around in this world that he created,” he explained. That would be an accurate assumption at this point,” he told The Verge   of the project that would have starred Sigourney Weaver over the weekend. To go back and work with WETA, and make the film would be cool, but anything that preexists like that may not be the best fit for whatever we’re trying here,” he said. I had this thing to bring it back up — but here we are.”
Blomkamp additionally discussed his plans for a follow-up to District 9, his 2009 sci-fi thriller which earned four Academy Award nods — including Best Picture. But I did want to be as respectful as possible.”
Scott is reportedly at work on a Covenant sequel, and,   in an interview published earlier this year, told IGN he ultimately decided releasing Blomkamp’s Alien: Awakening   as he was in the midst of crafting the prequels didn’t “make sense.”
“They wanted to do Alien, er, Awakening — Neill Blomkamp”, he explained in the latest interview. Two years after the District 9 filmmaker debuted concept art for the upcoming fifth continuation of the franchise’s original storyline (2012’s Prometheus and   Alien: Covenant, which is in theaters now, are part of a prequel trilogy), Blomkamp has confirmed that plans to take the series one step further are currently off the table, at least for him. I spent a long time working on that, and I feel like it was really pretty awesome. He’s so talented and he’s made this film that really set me off in a direction. “I said fine. In space, no one can hear you scream — and apparently, the movie gods didn’t listen to Neill Blomkamp’s bid for another Alien film, either.

Watch Chris Hemsworth act out his own ‘Avengers’ movie with action figures

Show Full Article 3). But in a new video Hemsworth shared to Instagram, he takes a break from rehearsal to do a little directing of his own. After stumbling upon a table filled with Avengers action figures, Hemsworth is dismayed to find no Thor figure, blaming it on Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo. As a result, he stages a little action scene in which Iron Man and Captain America both get launched across the room, and poor Hawkeye is apparently dressed for a “Berlin techno rave he just rolled in from at 3 a.m.”

Spider-Man, Star-Lord, and Vision all feel the wrath of Mjolnir, but the Hulk gets to stay: After all, he and Thor were both excluded from Civil War, but they get to team up and have an adventure of their own in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok (out Nov. Just stumbled across a little secret Avengers rehearsal by the @therussobrothers
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Thor may have sat out the recent superhero clash in Captain America: Civil War, and Chris Hemsworth is apparently still holding a grudge. Production is well underway on the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War, and Hemsworth is back on set to reprise his role as the hammer-swinging Asgardian. Infinity War will hit theaters on May 4, 2018.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s 100-year-old novel, ‘Beren and Lúthien,’ has arrived: EW review

The latest (and, by Christopher’s own admission, probably the last) such book focuses on one of the best stories J.R.R. In some ways, Beren and Lúthien is a making-of documentary, as Christopher walks the reader through his process of recreating the story from his father’s various drafts. There’s an Isle of Werewolves, a gigantic hound named Huan that only speaks three times, and a journey to the underworld and back. But with this book, Christopher proves it can also stand on its own — and in many different forms! Like many stories in The Silmarillion, Beren and Lúthien is an echo of a similar dynamic in LOTR. By 1977, his son Christopher Tolkien had connected enough of his father’s manuscripts and notes to publish The Silmarillion, the story of the myths that created Middle-Earth and preceded Frodo and his friends’ quest. Another version is written entirely in poetic verse. Beren and Lúthien therefore makes a good introduction to LOTR fans nervous about taking on The Silmarillion, and also gives longtime fans a fascinating look at the Tolkiens’ myth-making process. Show Full Article Fans of Peter Jackson’s LOTR film adaptations probably remember the tortured romance between the immortal elf princess Arwen and all-too-human warrior Aragorn. Tolkien wrote eloquently but also elementally, and it’s fascinating to watch the story’s primal energies channeled across different versions. Tolkien left his personal magnum opus largely uncompleted. The first iteration of the story, for instance, replaced the role of LOTR baddie Sauron with a fascinating villain called Tevildo, Prince of Cats. When he died in 1973, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. From version to version, names change and various characters appear and disappear from the telling, but it’s even more fascinating to observe which threads remain constant. But Christopher didn’t stop there. Over the following decades, he mined more and more texts from his father’s unfinished writings about Middle-Earth, the most recent of which was 2007’s The Children of Húrin. It was heavily inspired by his relationship with his wife Edith — their shared gravestone even denotes them as “Beren” and “Lúthien.” This carries over into the story itself, which is imbued with a real sense of love, as well as a deep knowledge of loss (Lúthien must ultimately decide between immortality, and most characters don’t make it out of the story in one piece). The story of Beren and Lúthien, after all, is one of Tolkien’s most personal creations. Beren isn’t just scorned by Lúthien’s imperious father; he’s ordered to prove himself by stealing a crown jewel from the devil himself. Within the pages of The Silmarillion, Beren and Lúthien’s story adds some laser focus to a book that can otherwise get rather rambling. Tolkien ever came up with: The star-crossed romance of the human Beren and the elf Lúthien. Beren and Lúthien have a similar dynamic, but of even more mythic proportions.

Wonder Woman creator biopic gets its own mysterious teaser
— Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) June 2, 2017

Umm… who's still wondering? In the brief new teaser, Marston tells someone off-screen that “I created her, she’s a smash success because of me,” only for a beautiful woman (presumably Heathcoate’s Olive) to appear triumphantly on screen. Information is scarce right now, but there’s also a teaser site featuring the film’s main characters in comic book form. Directed by Angela Robinson, Professor Marston & the Wonder Women   stars Luke Evans as Marston, the Harvard psychologist who channeled his interests in feminism, pacifism, bondage, lie detection, and more into creating Wonder Woman. Watch the teaser for   Professor Marston & the Wonder Women   above. consider yourself teased //@RobinsonAngela @TheRealLukevans @realrrbecca #BellaHeathcote @ConnieBritton
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Prof M. Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcoate also star as Elizabeth Marston and the couple’s mutual lover, Olive Byrne, respectively — the two women who served as inspirations for Diana. The same goes for her creator, William Moulton Marston. With Patty Jenkins’   Wonder Woman   soaring to a $100.5 million dollar box office debut this weekend awash in positive reviews, it’s likely many viewers are walking out of the movie theater with a newfound appreciation for the Amazing Amazon. The relationship between a cultural feminist icon and her male creator will likely form one of the film’s main tensions. Although she’s been around nearly as long as other big-name DC icons like Batman and Superman, Wonder Woman isn’t always given the attention and respect she deserves. Keep at it… @AnnapurnaPics @TheRealLukevans #BellaHeathcote @conniebritton @RobinsonAngela
— Rebecca Hall (@realrrbecca) June 5, 2017

Show Full Article But just as Wonder Woman herself is having her day in the sun, so too will her creator in the new biopic   Professor Marston & the Wonder Women, which just released its first teaser.

Tom Cruise runs drugs for the CIA in explosive ‘American Made’ trailer

Hilarity (and countless life-or-death encounters) ensues. Following the accident, Purwin’s widow, Kathryn, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the film’s producers in April 2016, including   Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Vendian Entertainment, and Quadrant Pictures, with additional relatives later going after Berl’s estate, alleging that he was flying the plane without proper experience. Universal Pictures

Show Full Article Within the first 20 seconds of the new trailer for Universal’s   American Made, Tom Cruise outruns the DEA, downs a plane in the middle of a suburban avenue, and runs through said street while covered in a cocaine. The film’s first preview, which dropped Monday morning, teases a seemingly action-packed ride for the movie star, who re-teamed with his Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman to shoot the action-comedy, which recounts the real-life story of Barry Seal, an ex-TWA pilot and drug runner who, after being sentenced to a decade of imprisonment for his crimes, was recruited by the CIA to run a covert operation against Pablo Escobar. After production on the film, originally titled Mena, wrapped in 2015, a small twin-engine plane carrying crew members crashed near Medellin, Colombia, killing pilot Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl, a Colombia native. American Made infiltrates domestic theaters Sept. “If you’re doing it for the good guys,” Gleeson responds. “All of this is legal?” Cruise asks shortly after he’s asked to act as a transport. Cruise costars in the flashy clip alongside Sarah Wright, who plays Seal’s wife, Lucy, and Domhnall Gleeson as Monty Schafer, a CIA operative who enlists Seal’s services. A third passenger — pilot Jimmy Lee Garland — was seriously injured. 29. Berl’s estate later countersued, claiming he’d informed producers of his insufficient aircraft-flying skills. Watch the film’s first trailer above, and check out its new poster below.

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ musical sets Broadway opening date

4. Yolanda Adams, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and David Bowie (!). Preview performances are set to begin on Nov. SpongeBob SquarePants is going from Bikini Bottom to Broadway. As for the music? 6, with opening night set for Dec. Further casting has yet to be announced. SpongeBob SquarePants includes original songs by Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, John Legend, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! After opening in Chicago last summer, the SpongeBob SquarePants musical is coming to New York, opening this fall at the Palace Theatre. At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I. Show Full Article Director Tina Landau’s under-the-sea extravaganza brings everyone’s favorite yellow, porous fry cook to the stage, with a book by Kyle Jarrow, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and music supervision by Tom Kitt. Newcomer Ethan Slater originated the part of the titular sponge in Chicago, and he’ll be reprising the role when the show transfers to Broadway, along with Gavin Lee as Squidward, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, and Danny Skinner as Patrick.

The stars of ‘The Untouchables’ look back, 30 years later

But I get nowhere, unless the team wins.’”
As his cigar-chomping cohorts murmur their agreement, he takes a baseball bat to the head of the guy who let him down. If [Ness is] going to survive, that means he has to have a sixth sense about where people are.’”
He also made a point of never shooting his gun more times than it would realistically have had bullets, and then reloading after he did. “I wasn’t even familiar with Armani, that shows you what a country bumpkin I was,” Costner says. It’s true; I could see what was happening.” And all these years later, Malone still holds a special place in Connery’s memory — and not just because of the accolade. Everybody played an important element in the film.” (Costars on Ness’ team included Charles Martin Smith and Andy Garcia.)
Costner also says he felt “in sync” with De Palma, whose Scarface had come out four years prior. Researching the part, the Oscar winner read a book (likely My Years With Capone: Jack Woodford and Al Capone) that gave him crucial insight about the legendary gangster. Very creative to say the least.”
Another memorable demonstration of brutality comes from De Niro’s Capone after Ness’ first successful alcohol raid. Then came the hard part. Why don’t you make sure that you tie some drama up in this boring part that you call reloading?’”
Going for the Gold
Connery may be best known for playing James Bond, but Malone managed to pick up one piece of hardware that 007 never did: Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1988 for his performance in The Untouchables. “I thought the part was very original and different,” Connery, who is now retired, writes in an email to EW, “and a very interesting storyline.” The actor, now 86, played a local cop named Jim Malone in the film and uttered the immortal line about doing things the “Chicago way,” one of the many quotable bits of dialogue written by Mamet. “I told Sean when I worked with him, I said, ‘I think you’re going to [be nominated for] the Academy Award for this,’” Costner says. “The essence of the movie [was] about street violence,” Connery writes — and his character understood that better than anyone. “There’s still that kind of number, I think, in the psyche of Americans. Paramount offered him $800,000, the most he had ever made on a film, but Costner insisted. Here’s how you get him,” Malone instructs Ness. “I didn’t have to read for it; all of a sudden, the career felt pretty good,” he recalls. “I was trying to survive with my straight-arrow language against someone who was throwing a level of street language at me that had a level of improv to it. I’m sorry I didn’t get it.”
Behind the Scenes
A $5,000 mosaic-covered barber chair is the least of it when you look more closely at Capone’s opulent surroundings, which provide stark contrast to the grimy streets and modest apartments occupied by the Ness’ Untouchables throughout the film. There’s a certain level of pressure that comes with playing a historical character, especially one who has achieved such mythic stature in the collective imagination as Capone. Sandwiched between Francis Ford Coppola’s landmark The Godfather and The Godfather Part II and Martin Scorsese’s 1990 gangster classic, Goodfellas, De Palma’s The Untouchables focused on the team of federal agents (led by Eliot Ness) who were tasked with bringing infamous mobster Al Capone to justice in 1930s Chicago. “Three years earlier than that,   I had no money,” he says. “And he was like, ‘Which guy? As for Costner, who would go on to win two little gold men of his own in 1991 when his directorial debut Dances with Wolves took home both Best Picture and Best Director, the experience of The Untouchables “continued to refine my idea of ‘the script is the thing,’” he says. “It’s a touching scene,” De Niro says when asked about the horrific sequence. He’s a good director with actors.”
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“Violent, Violent Men”
“I’ve always not appreciated when [violence] wasn’t handled right in movies,” Costner says. “Yeah? Or is there somebody over here?’ Brian would look at me and I said, ‘I need to act that. “You want to get Capone? And so, the student has become the master. Now, 30 years after the film’s release, stars Sean Connery (whose Untouchables performance won the legendary actor his only Oscar), Kevin Costner (who played Elliot Ness), and Robert De Niro (who starred as Capone) look back on making the beloved film. “The scene was very realistic and quite vicious if I must say. (He spends the film’s opening scene in it). “It was all about expectancy,” Connery says of the shocking moment. “But the truth is, you’re stuck inside the lines of something that’s written… I understood history of him, but I really was having to play this character.” From there, “what we were trying to do was get the clothes right, because we had a really good script.”
And such clothes! I think they paid $5,000 for it at the time,” he recalls. Costner remembers pestering De Palma with constant questions about the rest of the players in the complicated sequence. “This was a different type of thing altogether than [what] we did when we were young,” he says of The Untouchables, adding that,   “Brian’s style of shooting was helpful. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. The cast’s sharp Prohibition-era suits are credited to Armani (though costume designer Marilyn Vance reportedly took issue with the designer’s credit). “He was like, ‘What’s going on here?’ and I said, ‘Well, I’ve already shot [all my bullets]. Well, you’re not from Chicago,” Ness replies. “What does he have to say? “Sunny day, the stands are full of fans,” he muses. “The rhythm of the dialogue in that one especially is so specific that you really have to know it so that it will work.”
However, The Untouchables’ biggest showstopping “ballet of death,” as Costner calls it, might be the Battleship Potemkin-inspired train station gunfight in which Ness and George Stone (Garcia) engage in a shootout with some of Capone’s men across a wide staircase —   as a baby carriage rolls down the steps the whole time. Capone is mostly kept in such lavish settings as the Lexington Hotel, where he lived, or the opera, and only comes face-to-face with Ness in two scenes: First in the lobby of the Lexington, and then again at the very end, in the courtroom where he is found guilty of tax evasion. Becoming Untouchable
One of the most fabled bad guys in the collective American consciousness, Al Capone has always been an attractive subject for filmmakers — and screenwriter David Mamet’s treatment of his story was especially appealing to the trio of stars. Or is there another one coming? Three decades ago, on June 3, 1987, audiences learned about the “Chicago way” via filmmaker Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables. “All the actors were very experienced and professional. “It was supposedly written by a young kid, a piano-player, a prep school-type kid,” De Niro recalls. Costner got further confirmation he was in a good place when he hit a personal milestone, making $1 million on a movie for the first time. “It was a great chair. “Brian was so open for ideas and suggestions,” Connery added. So it was hard for me to survive in some of those scenes, and Sean talked to me a little bit about it.”
Malone and Ness’ mentor-mentee relationship “was very real” between the actors playing them, Costner says, and the dynamic among all the Untouchables “couldn’t have been better,” according to Connery. “The purity and truthfulness of the character itself made it stand out to me,” Connery writes of the role that got him the Oscar. Hiding in a church, the old cop gives the naïve G-man a master class in justice, Chicago-style. “Capone would take him around as kind of, I felt, maybe as a chronicler of his exploits, and he played at one of his speakeasies.”
To physically recreate Capone, De Niro says he watched footage of the gangster and “tried to gain as much weight as I could and shave my head more so I could look as round as I could in the time that I had to prepare for it.”
As for Ness, “I remember checking on him and his life — and it wasn’t as rosy as people might want to think,” Costner admits. “Working with him was everything that I expected.”
De Niro had worked with the filmmaker years before, when both were at the very beginning of their careers, on 1968’s Greetings, 1969’s The Wedding Party, and 1970’s Hi, Mom! I’m on you right now.’ I said, ‘I understand, but I’ve got to know: Has that guy already been shot? “I’m joking.”
“The baseball [scene] is a memorable one — whether good or bad, but it was memorable,” he says, more seriously. “I thought it was one of David’s best screenplays, so I said that I would do it,” Costner says. “He pulls a knife, you pull a gun. (De Niro was similarly a fan of Mamet, calling the writer “wonderful.”)
Fresh off one of his first major successes, 1985’s Silverado, Costner was offered the lead role of Eliot Ness right after shooting No Way Out, which would be released soon after The Untouchables in the summer of 1987. It certainly was with me.” The studio managed it, and Costner used the money to buy his father a truck for Christmas — a Silverado. The Untouchables was about a violent time and violent, violent men.”
It certainly was. That’s the Chicago way, and that’s how you get Capone.”
Later, after intercepting a booze shipment at the Canadian border with some Mountie assistance, Malone savagely murders an already-dead body to scare one of Capone’s men, oblivious that the victim was already a corpse, into talking. “All my ideas were refined.”

Show Full Article The actor counts an early scene between Malone and Ness — “not in particular because I suggested it” — among his favorites. “It drove Brian a little crazy, but then he actually came to love it,” Costner says. “Some people say, ‘Oh, bullsh–.’ It’s true! “Violence is vulgar, and a lot of times there’s not a lot of ballet to it. De Niro remembers another piece of the mise-en-scene fondly: “There was a barber’s chair that I wish I had held onto. Paramount Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection
Recreating History
Signing on to make the movie “was the easy part,” De Niro says. Gathering all of his top cronies for an extravagant meal, he delivers a speech about the importance of teamwork, likening his crew to a baseball team —   and one unnamed member to a showboating player. ‘I’m goin’ out there for myself. “I do not approve of your methods!” the horrified Mountie captain exclaims. “I had trouble with some of the scenes with [De Niro], because my character was very straight-arrow, and Robert was able to jump off the page,” Costner remembers. “I said, ‘You know what? “Constantly, when the camera would fall on me, I would say, ‘Now, is that guy still alive to my left or to my right?’” he recalls. I don’t know if this is ever going to happen to me again, but I’d like a million,’” he recalls.

Matthew Perry has ‘recurring nightmare’ about a ‘Friends’ revival

We can’t beat it. So if anybody asks me, I’m gonna say no. “I have this recurring nightmare. The cast has been known to reunite for a private dinner or two, but as far as a full-on revival is concerned, Lisa Kudrow seems to agree with her co-star: “I don’t see it happening.”

Show Full Article I’m not kidding about this. When I’m asleep, I have this nightmare that we do Friends again and nobody cares,” Perry says in a   new interview with   Variety. The thing is: We ended on such a high. These days, it seems like any TV show is fair game for a revival. Why not   Friends? One obstacle still keeping that revival from reality is original cast member Matthew Perry. “We do a whole series, we come back, and nobody cares about it. Roseanne is heading back to ABC in 2018, and   Will & Grace is preparing to return to NBC this fall. Why would we go and do it again?”
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Perry also discussed his new play, The End of Longing, which is described as “edgy” and “dark.” He told   Variety   that he would like to continue writing his own material, and that “in the second half of my life, I don’t want to do your standard sitcom television.” (The actor’s most recent series, The Odd Couple, was canceled by CBS in May.)
Perry’s work on The End of Longing   is also why he missed   the   Friends   semi-reunion at last year’s prime-time special tribute to longtime TV director James Burrows on NBC.

Tom Cruise announces wholly unsurprising name for ‘Top Gun’ sequel

Latest updates Tom Cruise revealed in an interview with Access Hollywood on Friday   that the upcoming film will be named “Top Gun: Maverick” because of course it will.Cruise, who played Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the original,   spoke about eschewing “Top Gun 2” as an option, saying, “You don’t want a number.”   Perhaps Cruise is attempting to distance himself and the series from the “Hot Shots!” franchise, a spoof of “Top Gun” that first premiered in 1991, with its sequel, “Hot Shots! “Top Gun: Maverick” will definitely have planes. The upcoming “Top Gun” sequel has a title, and it could not be less inspired. Other things that will be similar to the original movie, according to Cruise: tone, style, score, sunglasses.Cruise declined to reveal any specifics about the plot or who of the original cast might   return — Val Kilmer, for one, has expressed interest publicly — but he was excited to share other juicy tidbits.”There’s going to be aircraft carriers,” Cruise said before sweetening the deal with, “There’s going to be jets.”There you go, folks. Part Deux” released two years later.Of course, “Top Gun: Maverick” is already a completely different animal, since it will be released   more than 30 years after the original.”It’s going to be a competition film, like the first one,” Cruise said in the interview, while sharing only sparse information about the project.

Kevin Hart goes off book in audio version of ‘I Can’t Make This Up’ — exclusive

Look for the full interview with Hart in an upcoming issue of EW. I can have anybody narrate my book. Now, he’s tackling the world of literature. Kevin Hart has his eyes set on being a mogul. “If I just sat there, [monotonous voice]   ‘And then, they came back and that’s when the time came, and the next part of my life was this right here.’ What is the point of me doing it? In doing so, he’s bringing his trademark energy and humor that made him a household name. “If Kevin Hart’s going to read a book, you want Kevin Hart to read a book,” he told EW during a break from recording. Show Full Article For his upcoming book I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons, the comedian is telling his own story, while also trying to help others realize the keys to his success. But if I’m going to narrate my book, I’m going to narrate my book. I’m going to give you a show-like performance within the narration, where you are so intrigued, you don’t want to press the stop button.”
Watch an exclusive clip above, and listen to an audio clip below, which features some of that improvisation. So when it came to recording the audio version, he wasn’t afraid to go off book, often improvising and adding new details that weren’t on the page. That mission has led him to conquer stand-up, TV, movies, and even music. In the meantime, beginning Tuesday, download the audio version of I Can’t Make This Up   here.