Box office preview: Wonder Woman prepares to bury The Mummy

He remains, however, steadfast in his convictions, fronting genre entry after genre entry despite the domestic underperformance of recent films like Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Oblivion, and Knight & Day. Given those facts, horror as a whole is due for a seasonal hit, and that very well could be It Comes At Night, A24’s grim post-apocalyptic yarn that stars Kevin Harrison Jr., Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Christopher Abbott, and Riley Keough. Show Full Article Night Shyamalan catapulted Split   to almost $140 million in the U.S. Roadside Attractions is releasing the film to a limited number of sites on Friday, where it should post a healthy per-screen average (as buzzy specialty titles with big-name stars often do) through Sunday. Mid-year costume dramas like this often find their audience among the mature set at this time of year, with Kate Beckinsale’s Whit Stillman stunner Love & Friendship —   also based on a literary work, this time by Jane Austen — grossing a stellar $14 million after its May 13, 2016 premiere. 3 – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie   — $14 million  
Family-oriented offerings typically fare well with summer moviegoers, and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie should be no exception while it plays through the month, likely more than doubling its so-so $23.9 million opening by the end of its run thanks to evergreen appeal (the film is based on a popular children’s book series). Still, the film has amassed over $500 million globally on a $230 million budget, meaning this franchise could set sail once again as the series has now collectively passed the $4 billion mark. Expect a drop in the 40-50 percent range. 4 – It Comes At Night   — $11 million  
It’s been almost four months since a bonafide horror hit has played on movie screens worldwide when Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out   rocketed to the top of the domestic chart with an astounding $33.4 million start in February. It’s worth noting that A24 recently carried the comparable The Witch   to an unexpected $25 million gross last year, and It Comes At Night is more than capable of reaching — and even surpassing — that peak. 1 – Wonder Woman   — $54 million
As she preps for her second weekend in wide release, the legacy of Wonder Woman‘s (predominantly male) cinematic forerunners suggests she’s   is looking at a sophomore slump in the 50-60 percent range; but, given the film’s overwhelming success with critics and   audiences (the film received a rare A-grade on CinemaScore), the Patty Jenkins-directed blockbuster has taken on a new, timely significance in the pop cultural canon, and its follow-up performance on the North American chart will likely reflect that with a softer drop than her superhero peers. With the future of the Dark Universe (films starring Johnny Depp as the Invisible Man and Javier Bardem as Frankenstein’s Monster are already in the works) riding on this picture’s success or failure, the film must latch on to foreign audiences at the very least, a feat similar action-intensive movies like The Great Wall ($286.8 million worldwide) and Warcraft ($386 million worldwide) achieved despite falling short of the $50 million mark domestically. RELATED:   5 Highest-Grossing Horror Films

5 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   — $10 million  
After tumbling a painful 65 percent from week one to week two, Disney’s fifth Pirates of the Caribbean flick is poised to sink even further into the depths of box office obscurity in the days ahead, as both The Mummy, Wonder Woman, and It Comes At Night siphon away an even larger portion of its dwindling demographic. There’s no denying Cruise’s global appeal, which likely resulted in the film’s Facebook page earning a strong 4 million likes since its inception (another indicator that The Mummy is headed toward a $25 million+ take), but there’s plenty of reasons to believe   The Mummy could also be a   high-profile flop. It’s going to be difficult for the impending three-day frame to live up to last weekend’s monumental box office showdown, which saw Wonder Woman emerge as the highest-grossing female-directed movie of all time with a whopping $103 million launch. With little in terms of major competition threatening the DCEU flick’s sky-high reign, Wonder Woman   is in prime position to lasso a follow-up victory as Tom Cruise’s latest action-adventure,   The Mummy,   attempts to fend off a barrage of scathing reviews to set Universal’s Dark Universe off on the right foot. 2 – The Mummy   — $28 million  
Once a surefire bet for a box office hit, Cruise’s bankability as an action star has dwindled as the movie industry continues to shift around him. My Cousin Rachel   won’t soar that high, but its talent roster (Weisz is an Oscar winner) and   decent critical reviews   could be enough to edge it into the top 10. The Mummy sees the Hollywood vet taking the reins of what could be Universal’s riskiest contemporary gamble yet, as the $125 million production — inspired by the studio’s classic back catalog of creature features and not, contrary to popular belief, a remake of the Brendan Fraser-led trilogy that bowed between 1999 and 2008 — sets sail against the iron-clad   Wonder Woman‘s second go-round with audiences. Rachel Weisz and Sam Claflin star in the Roger Michell-directed picture, which is based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1951 novel of the same name. Check out EW’s June 9-11 box office predictions below. Regardless of whether it lives up to our lofty prediction or otherwise, this low-budget film will be profitable and could help facilitate director Trey Edward Shults’ transition from indie maverick (2015’s Krisha   earned widespread raves on the prestige circuit) to renowned mainstream auteur. While negative reviews haven’t completely derailed Cruise’s pictures in the past, few of said releases have carried the weight currently resting on   The Mummy‘s shoulders. and Canada, with smaller-budgeted 2017 entries like   Rings,   The Belko Experiment, and The Bye Bye Man   — while not exactly posting gangbuster returns — each clearing their respective budgets in terms of total receipts. Salma Hayek additionally fronts the cast of the Sundance favorite Beatriz at Dinner   as a Mexican woman living the American dream, who, after an unexpected stay at the home of a client (Connie Britton), finds herself at odds with her wealthy acquaintances’ (John Lithgow, among others) elitist views. A month earlier, M. Elsewhere, Fox Searchlight unleashes its period drama My Cousin Rachel at roughly 500 theaters.

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover pay tribute to Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner

“He’s forgotten more stuff than most of us ever learn — and now he’s forgotten more stuff than that, I’m sure.”
Watch the video above for more. Show Full Article “We’re trying to get him off his seat,” Gibson said while bantering with Glover. “Get off your a–, Dick, and make Lethal —   no, we’ll probably call it Flaccid Weapon.”
Or “Lethal Hemorrhoids,” Glover offered. The event was hosted by the   Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At one point Glover recalled how Donner convinced him and Gibson to make a fourth Lethal Weapon movie:   “He promised us if we’d do Lethal Weapon 4, we’d both win Oscars.”
Gibson guffawed, then added, “I think the original title on that script was Dick and Lauren Need a Third Vacation Home.”
The actor went on to describe Donner as “a master storyteller,” then followed up with another zinger. “There you go,” Gibson said. During a special tribute to Donner on Wednesday night, the original Lethal Weapon stars praised their director’s cinematic prowess and entreated him to get back behind the camera. “He knew all the technical aspects of film,” Gibson said. Filmmaker Richard Donner may have celebrated his 87 birthday in April, but Mel Gibson and Danny Glover don’t think he’s too old for this s–. “It’ll be fantastic!”
Gibson and Glover joined a lineup that also included Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige, DC Entertainment honcho Geoff Johns, screenwriter Brian Helgeland, actress Rene Russo, and Donner’s wife, movie producer Lauren Shuler Donner.

Claws star Niecy Nash calls for ‘#More’ progress in entertainment industry

on TNT. So I do believe that there’s progress being made, but #More.”
Nash, whose career really took off when she landed a role on Comedy Central’s Reno 911, says   her biggest professional challenge has been getting people “to think differently in how they see me,” often taking matters into her own hands. Where other people doubted it, it was my job to trust it, to trust what they doubted. Claws premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. Show Full Article Niecy Nash (Selma,   Scream Queens) is returning to TV with the premiere of her TNT comedy-drama,   Claws, in which she stars as a money laundering salon owner. A self-proclaimed “lover of people,” Nash said, “The one thing I will say about progress in the entertainment business is … there’s always #More that can be done.” She added, “I celebrate the fact that, you know, there are so many black and brown women leading series right now, but the world is bigger than black and brown women too. And that’s why it’s not called ‘them-esteem,’ it’s called ‘self-esteem.’”
Check out the clip above for more. The two-time Emmy nominee sat down for EW and PEOPLE’s Beyond Beautiful   series to talk about obstacles in her career, advice she has for her younger self, and how she feels the industry is progressing. There’s a whole lotta other women who got stories to tell. And with that said, here’s where I’m going. E.T. “There are things that have happened in my being that make me not the same client you signed two or three years ago. Now you can come with me, or not.”
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After more than two decades in the business, Nash’s advice for an earlier version of herself is the same guidance she gives other people now: “Trust your gift. “I’ve had to call a whole team meeting and just say, ‘I just wanted to reintroduce myself to you, ’cause I changed,” the 47-year-old Southern California native explained.

Jerry Seinfeld on Kesha snub: ‘I don’t hug a total stranger’

Jerry Seinfeld says his refusal to hug Kesha earlier this week was nothing personal — he just isn’t down with embracing strangers. Calloway noted that Kesha probably grew up watching Seinfeld’s eponymous sitcom, but he didn’t back down. I have to start somewhere.”
Seinfeld snubbed the “Tik Tok” singer Monday night on the red carpet for a benefit event in Washington, D.C. “She was very nice about it.” But when asked if they hugged afterward, he was blunt: “No!”

Watch the video above for the full story. After Kesha departed, Seinfeld said he wished her the best. “I’m so flattered by that,” Seinfeld said, “but the TV only works one way. In my reality, I don’t hug a total stranger. I don’t know every pop star, I don’t know everyone.”
Noting that he found Kesha’s mid-interview request “a little off,” Seinfeld added,   “When you get to be my age and you’ve done a couple things, you have your own reality. In an exchange that was captured on video and quickly blew up on social media, Kesha introduced herself to Seinfeld and asked to give him a hug, but he declined twice. Extra’s A.J. I have to meet someone, say hello. Show Full Article I can’t see out who’s watching.”
He and Kesha eventually reconciled and had a good laugh, Seinfeld said. Speaking to Extra   on Thursday, the comedian attempted to downplay the viral moment and explained, “I’m 63.

Game of Thrones season 7 to have show’s longest episode ever

Game of Thrones returns July 16. Previous:   Game of Thrones   exclusive: HBO clarifies prequels, final seasons plan
EW has released its annual Game of Thrones preview issue, taking fans behind-the-scenes in Westeros, with five collectible covers. Ever since season 7 was announced as only seven episodes, fans have   speculated and hoped the season would be super-sized with episodes that are perhaps 90-minutes each. “Another is going to be our shortest episode at 50 minutes.”
The previous longest episode in the saga was the season 6 finale, “The Winds of Winter,” which ran 69 minutes. Show Full Article This week, an unofficial list of all the running times leaked online that more or less line up with the showrunners’ comments (the finale is claimed to be 81 minutes). “One will be our longest episode ever — it’s coming in around 90 minutes,” added showrunner David Benioff. Still, if the leaks are correct, season 7 will be longer than ever before on a per-episode basis. Get a copy here,   and check out our gallery of exclusive photos. While the new season contains the shortest episode, there have been at least a couple previous episodes at the 51-minute mark, so it’s only the shortest by seconds. The finale will be the show’s longest-ever, clocking in at nearly an hour and a half, while another episode will be show’s shortest   ever. “We have two episodes over 60 minutes this year,” showrunner Dan Weiss told EW. HBO hasn’t confirmed any run times aside from the season premiere, which has been listed as 59 minutes. Our showrunner interview was conducted in early May   before the running times were locked. As we’ve previously reported, HBO doesn’t consider the season to be unusually long as the episodes are mostly within the show’s usual range of times. Here are some more details on the Game of Thrones season 7 episode lengths.

James Gunn endorses Yondu version of EW’s Mary Poppins Returns cover

To read more on Mary Poppins Returns, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now. This redesign is of course inspired by the joke in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Guardians of the Galaxy   director James Gunn has good news and bad news for Entertainment Weekly and, specifically, our now-on-stands   Mary Poppins Returns cover. The filmmaker said that he preferred the “enhanced” version from artist BossLogic Inc in which the features of Mary Poppins Returns star Emily Blunt are replaced by those of Michael Rooker, made-up as his   Guardians character, Yondu. 2 which finds Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord comparing Yondu to Mary Poppins when he uses his arrow as a transportation device and Rooker’s subsequent declaration, “I’m Mary Poppins, y’all!”
We still prefer the Emily Blunt version but we’re not about to pick a fight with the man who brought us dancing Baby Groot. Writing on Facebook, Gunn declared the cover to be “great.” The bad? The good? Show Full Article Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. RELATED: Go Behind the Scenes in Exclusive Mary Poppins Returns Photos
Mary Poppins Returns will be released in theaters Christmas 2018. You can see that Poppins-Yondu mash-up cover below.

Jenny Slate and Edie Falco return to the ’90s in Landline trailer

Jenny Slate has teamed up with   Obvious Child   writer and director Gillian Robespierre once again for   Landline,   a new comedy about two sisters (Slate and Abby Quinn) overcoming their differences after discovering their   dad (John Turturro) might be having an affair. “You may never figure that out,” he responds. “Ali doesn’t want to go anywhere unless everybody wears berets and they all smoke clove cigarettes and they all make their own hummus, but they eat it out of frisbees,” she says mockingly. Dana’s engaged and doesn’t seem necessarily sure that’s the right decision; the teenage Ali struggles with boy problems; the two are, more generally, lost, and, as Dana says at one point, “flailing.”
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“I’m just trying to figure out if the life that I’ve picked for myself is even the one that I want,” Dana tells her dad. Show Full Article They also have their own issues. Jay Duplass and Edie Falco also star in   Landline,   which arrives in theaters July 21. The siblings’ relationship starts off tense in a just-released trailer, with Slate’s Dana making fun of Quinn’s Ali. But, eventually, Ali’s braiding Dana’s hair as their bonding over their shared disgust while they read emails between their father and his maybe-mistress. Watch the trailer above.

5 key moments from James Comey’s Congressional testimony

Comey chalked it up to a mix of shock and intimidation. Did President Trump’s wording (“I hope you can let this go”) really translate to an order? After a group meeting on Feb. So I said, ‘I agree he’s good guy’ as a way of saying, ‘I’m not agreeing with what you just asked me to do.’ Maybe other people would be stronger in that instance, but it’s how I conducted myself. “It rings as my ears kind of like, ‘who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?’” Comey said. It’s exactly the same situation, we’re thinking along the same lines.”
In other words, when a head of state makes his wishes clear, no matter how it’s exactly phrased, the expectation is those desires will be acted upon. Several senators were curious about Comey’s account the Oval Office meeting where he and the president discussed Michael Flynn. Show Full Article There were long lines at bars all around Washington, D.C., as people waited eagerly to hear what Comey had to say after President Trump fired him May. Maybe if I did it again I’d do it better.”
“Lordy, I hope there are tapes”
A few days after firing Comey, President Trump tweeted this ominous-sounding message: “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Trump’s tweet led to speculation that the president might be secretly taping Oval Office conversations, but on Thursday Comey made it clear that he’s not scared of anything that might be on tape. Amidst ongoing controversy and unanswered question about President Donald Trump and his administration’s possible ties to the Russian government, former FBI Director James Comey’s appearance on Capitol Hill Thursday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee qualified as the biggest news event since Trump’s inauguration. Why not tell the president it was out of line to try an influence an ongoing investigation in such a way? “In 1170, Henry II says, ‘who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?’ And the next day the priest Thomas Becket was killed. “Those were lies, plain and simple”
On Wednesday, ahead of his testimony, Comey’s opening statement was provided to both Congress and the American public yesterday. Also unlike Obama, Comey felt compelled to take notes on all of his meetings with President Trump, which are recounted in the opening statement he provided Wednesday. To explain, Comey ended up making a historical reference that Sen. Most of the hearing involved senators quizzing or interrogating various lines from that statement, but Comey took a different tack with his opening remarks. He publicly apologized to his former FBI colleagues for not getting the chance to say goodbye to them “properly” and said that in the wake of his firing, President Trump’s administration “chose to defame me and the FBI by saying it was disarray.” This clearly stung Comey, who called such denigrations of FBI professionalism “lies, plain and simple.”
Comey took notes on meetings in case President Trump lied
Comey had nine one-on-one conversations with President Trump in the months after Trump’s election, whereas he only had two one-on-one conversations with President Barack Obama during his entire eight-year term. Joe Manchin (D-Va.) that the president can go ahead and “release all the tapes, I’m good with it.”
“Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?”
At one point, Comey ended up having an interesting exchange with Sen. “I was so stunned by the conversation that I just took it in,” Comey told Sen. By Comey’s reckoning, the context and the power of the person speaking means the passive wording did carry an order behind it. Here are the highlights. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.). Angus King (I-ME). He first told Sen. Over the course of his almost three-hour testimony, Comey answered questions from both Democratic and Republican Senators about his one-on-one meetings with Trump, how his handling of the Russian investigation compared to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and more. “I was just going to quote that, King said. Though Comey declined to answer certain questions about the ongoing investigation in a public setting, he still managed to provide some sharp remarks. “I was playing in my mind, what should my response be? As he explained to Senator Mark Warner during the hearing, Comey took notes because “I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting, so I thought it really important to document.”
Why didn’t he tell Trump “no”? 14, President Trump kept Comey behind and asked him, one-on-one, to let go of an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. King also understood. That’s why I very carefully chose my words. Feinstein, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes”; later reiterated to Sen. According to Comey’s account of the event, he refused to do so, saying only that he agreed with the president that Flynn was “a good guy.” One question Comey was repeatedly asked was why he didn’t speak up more forcefully about the president’s inappropriate conduct in this instance.

The Pros of Cons tackles three different fan conventions — see the cover

A rack of chimes had fallen on top of a gong, and one of those giant xylophone things had slid halfway off a hotel luggage rack. Even though I was only a little kid back then, he’d always treated me like a friend. I heard a high-pitched giggle and turned to see a group of girls my own age. I’m pretty great at laundry now, I’ll have you know. I wasn’t planning on being here, but one of the judges had a family emergency, so they asked me to fill in. “Man, this is heavy. You’re not a child anymore—you’re my assistant, and everything you do for the next five days reflects on me and my business. I didn’t   … But I figured things might be different here in the place he liked best. He’s our friend! We’re already late!”
As the girl righted the chimes, a guy with a red buzz cut moved one of my dad’s boxes so he could retrieve a bunch of fuzzy mallets. And those are some fine-looking turkeys, man.”
“Thank you,” my dad said, all puffed up with pride. Neither of us said anything else until the elevator doors closed behind us, but the second we were alone, my dad turned on me. But instead my dad said, “She’s out of town right now. That’s great. And while   the novel isn’t out yet (it hits shelves April 2018), EW can exclusively reveal not only the cover (which you can see below) but also an excerpt from the first chapter of the novel. Even at home, I usually felt more like his assistant than his daughter. Your medal’s in the mail.”
“What are you up to these days? I’m signed up for his seminar on Saturday. You two used to make fun of each other all the time.”
“It doesn’t matter which judge it was. I wasn’t exactly thrilled with how that drive had gone, either; instead of talking to me, Dad had spent most of the time making calls about his latest restoration project while I listened to podcasts. “You were always so funny, Cal. “Are you okay?”
“Yeah.” I scrambled to my feet to see what had happened—if anyone’s animals were damaged, I was really in trouble—but instead, I saw drums and cymbals lying all over the carpet. He peered at the bundle.  

Show Full Article When I stepped into them, he squeezed me so tightly my feet almost left the ground. “Watch it, buddy!” he snapped. I want to hear all about it.”
I made a face. “The turkey man? We’d been in Orlando all of fifteen minutes; had he already changed his mind about bringing me? “Judging begins tomorrow evening at seven o’clock sharp, so be sure to turn in your forms and deliver your competition mounts to the ballroom by six. That would definitely leave a bruise, but it was better than the alternative. We’ll catch up later, okay?”
“Absolutely,” my dad said. Is she here?”
“Regina’s   … Oh my god, do you work with him?”
“Yes.” It was true, but it made me a little sad to hear her say it. “Oh god, they’re a mess right now,” my dad said. “He’s been grooming them all day. “Is that Jeremy Warren?” called a voice behind us. The YA novel has a lot in common with its protagonists considering it’s written by   three authors — Alison Cherry (Red), Lindsay Ribar (Rock Falls, Everybody Dies), and Michelle Schusterman (Dead Air)   — who also happen to be friends. I’m so looking forward to it.” The woman beamed as she handed me two badges and registration folders. “Man, it’s been forever. “And I caught the box. I swallowed hard. But apparently being here now hadn’t lightened his mood at all, because all I got was a look that said Shut up, Callie. “She’s been my assistant for a year and a half now,” he said. Well, that’s what three different girls are forced to deal with in The Pros of Cons, when the hotel they’re staying at is overbooked because it’s hosting   three very different   fan conventions. I’m glad to see you haven’t changed.” He gave my dad a little salute as he walked away. “Shut up,” I murmured to them, then glanced around to make sure nobody had heard. “Or I could order room service while you two talk about guts and pelts, and then Jeremy and I can have dessert and a normal conversation once you’re done.”
Jeremy laughed again. Do you think he’d autograph his book for me?”
“I’m sure he’d be glad to.”
“Amazing. You can say whatever you want when we get home, but for now I need you to think before you talk and try to control yourself. And right now, all he saw when he looked at me was an assistant who wasn’t living up to his rigorous standards. So imagine sharing a room with   strangers. All right?”
This was not how this trip was supposed to go. We were supposed to bond. “Yes. My dad pushed the luggage dolly holding the turkeys a little farther into the convention center, but it rolled forward faster than expected, and a guy crossing in front of us had to dodge out of the way. That’s a beautiful specimen.”
The guy smiled, and he suddenly looked a lot less menacing. Now, help me get the turkeys into your room.”
We unloaded the birds near the mini-fridge, then headed back downstairs to retrieve the ibex and the warblers from the van. I came here to reconnect with him, to remind him that he could actually have a good time hanging out with his only daughter. I stepped forward and handed her my confirmation email. Another girl in normal clothes followed several paces behind. I’m doing Waterfowl and Turkeys.” Jeremy lightly punched my dad’s shoulder. I even—”
“I’m not talking about that. I glanced over at him, wondering if he was going to help me clean up, but he was completely focused on his turkeys, making sure the nearby crash hadn’t ruffled any feathers. I use dryer sheets and everything.”
I rolled my eyes. I remember when you used to sit in the corner of the studio in your My Little Pony pajamas and make the stuffed squirrels talk to each other.”
“Yeah, and I remember when you used to bring your laundry to our house because you didn’t know how to use a washing machine,” I said. “Will you watch my stuff?” I put my purple duffel bag down next to the traveling crates and leather tool bags that held the supplies for my dad’s “Mounting a Strutting Turkey” demonstration. We were just messing around. “I’ll go get our badges from registration,” I said. Sharing a room with a sibling isn’t the easiest. Travel days were always stressful. “I didn’t know you were coming to this!”
“Cal! “Hey, I’ve got to go. Did he always pretend they were still married when he talked to his colleagues? It’s so awesome to see both of you. As I watched, a drum rolled lazily toward the registration table, narrowly missing a rack of deer heads. Are you back in the States for good?”
“No, just for a job. “Cal, you’re here in a professional capacity. I bet you can imagine the kinds of looks we got in the McDonald’s parking lot.”
“They probably thought you’d brought your own meat for McNuggets,” Jeremy said, and I snorted, but my dad frowned at me. “I hope you’ll go easy on your favorite mentor.”
“I’m sure I won’t need to. I was not going to become one of those people who talked to dead animals. “There’s your favorite person,” I muttered. You were supposed to be steering!”
“What’s wrong with you? I nudged my dad with my elbow. My whole family had always loved Jeremy, and the fact that he’d be around for the next five days would definitely put my dad in a better mood. “Next?” called the woman behind the conference registration table. For work.”
Well, that was bizarre. (Thank god we weren’t sharing a room this year—there’s no way Dad and I would’ve fit in one with all those animals, boxes, and suitcases.) As we passed through the hotel lobby, I scoped out the scene and considered possible plans for the rest of the evening. Jeremy turned to wave at a middle-aged guy with a Moses beard. You starting to think about colleges?”
I was about to tell him how I wanted to go to Northwestern for communications, but my dad jumped in before I could open my mouth. Two doors down, there was a flurry of excitement—my dad’s archrival, Harley Stuyvesant, had just pushed an enormous musk ox in from the parking lot on a rolling cart. “I wasn’t grooming them,” he said. I threw my arm up and managed to catch the box with my elbow before it fell, and pain shot up my arm. “Congratulations. “The walkway to the hotel is over—”
There was a deafening crash, and one of the supply boxes on my dolly lurched sideways and hit me in the ribs. The lobby was a sea of camo, denim, fur, and testosterone as far as the eye could see. Caiman Dude reached out a beefy arm and clapped my dad hard on the shoulder. We always used to have fun together at these conventions. We still had five whole days together, and if he was ready and willing to act like a family again, I was on board. “Hi. “I hear I’ll be judging this old man.”
My dad smiled, and it looked totally genuine, unlike the tight half smiles he’d been giving me all day. “Come on,” Dad said. “Hey!” I called to him. “I told you it was going to fall,” snapped one of the guys. I heard you’ve been experimenting with erosion molding. My dad would murder me if anything happened to the turkey armature inside. It was only after they were out of sight that I wondered what they were here for. “You should see the raccoon she mounted a couple of months ago. “Callie, if you’re going to be here, I really need you to act professional.”
If I was going to be here? “Good luck,” he said, and he took off. He and I hadn’t taken a trip together since Mom left, and maybe falling back into our old patterns would take some time. Two Taxidermy Championships ago, he and Mom had made a bet about whether he could go the entire drive without unwrapping his competition animals. I hadn’t seen Jeremy Warren in years—he’d been living in London for a while now—but he’d spent countless hours at our house when he’d done his college internship with my dad. You ran someone over!” A girl’s freckled face peered at me over the supply boxes. There must’ve been a different convention going on in another wing. If there was one thing we could definitely bond over, it was that Harley was a complete douchenozzle. “I can’t see anything behind all this stuff! “I was just kidding.”
My dad sighed. “Yup,” he said. Even though it was May, they looked like they were on the way to a Halloween party—one wore a jumpsuit and carried a Chinese parasol, one was in full-body armor, and the third wore wings and a gold spandex bodysuit. “Oh man, that’s embarrassing. It’s so good to see you!” Jeremy’s smile was blindingly white against the brown of his skin, and he held out his arms for a hug. “All right, Callie?” Dad said again. “Just get everything back on the cart! “Tell him how much I love his work, okay? Jeremy must’ve sensed the tension in the air, because he immediately changed the subject. “Sure,” he said, a little gentler this time. what, a sophomore now?”
“A junior,” I said. He laughed. “God, that makes me feel so old. What’s fish carving?”
“Brian, come on!”
The drummers heaped their stuff precariously back onto the luggage rack and started wheeling it toward the next wing of the convention center. “Like, to eat?”
“No, to study. This is a taxidermy convention.”
“That’s a thing?” I pointed at the giant banner that said Welcome to the World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships!, and the guy said, “Huh. All right.”
The elevator stopped, and the doors dinged open. As his fans and colleagues crowded around to admire his new mount, he pulled a comb out of his pocket and started grooming the musk ox’s flanks in this showy way, even though judging didn’t start until tomorrow evening. But he just sighed and started wheeling the turkeys toward the elevators in silence, so I gathered the rest of our stuff and followed. “No peeking until they’ve been groomed.”
I raised an eyebrow at Jeremy. What’s in here?”
“A turkey carcass.”
He stared at me. Of course, that was before Dad started getting really high-profile museum work and he and Mom started screaming at each other every night about how he spent way more time with his dead animals than he did with us. Maybe Jeremy would be free for dinner tonight; I’d have to be super careful about how I talked to him, but it would still be nice to hang out. “Good. “God, Brian, watch where you’re going!” a guy shouted. I’m picking up two badges for Hamish Buchannan.”
The woman’s eyes widened. While Dad was in his sessions, she and I used to dig through the bins of glass eyes on the trade show floor and people-watch in the lobby, guessing what animal each attendee had brought for judging. He had even learned all the Pokémon characters so he could discuss their relative merits with me as I helped scoop brains out of deer skulls. Then again, maybe I should try to cut him some slack until we settled in. The turkeys stared up at me with their reproachful glass eyes, as if to say Good luck with that. “We need to get all this stuff upstairs. I’m talking about the way you mocked me in front of a judge.”
I blinked at him. He’d lost when she’d caught him peeking at his turkeys at a rest stop in South Carolina, and as her prize she’d made him buy her an ice cream sundae every day of the convention. “Everything looks fine,” I told my dad, angling for a little gratitude—I had made a pretty excellent catch, after all. It was impossible not to think about Mom, even if I wasn’t allowed to talk about her; I’d never been to this convention without her, and she had always made me feel less out of place. “Excuse me, I’m so sorry,” my dad said. “I’m really sorry,” the girl said. “Thanks, Callie.”
I navigated around an articulated snake skeleton and a flock of penguins and got in line under the welcome banner. fine.” I braced myself for the part that I knew would come next; seeing that predictable look of pity cross Jeremy’s face would be the absolute worst. Maybe they were some sort of Harry Potter band? “I was checking for damage.”
“Yeah, checking with a comb,” I said, hoping he’d finally give in and laugh like he used to when I teased him about being a perfectionist. “It’s okay.” I retrieved the leather bag that held my dad’s sculpting tools from where it had landed near the gong. Or Dad and I could just people-watch in the lobby and play the guess-which-guy-brought-which-animal game, then resurrect our room-service-and-movie tradition. “We’re blocking the door.” I was careful to keep my voice upbeat and positive, even though I was tired and stiff from the twelve-hour drive to Orlando. (Perfect as convention season gears up!)
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CHAPTER ONE
CALLIE
There were two ostriches, a water buffalo, and a flock of wild turkeys between me and the registration desk. “Good eye. I told you nothing’s damaged. “Remember two years ago when he ran over that woman’s foot with his rhino, and Mom had to drive her to the hospital because—”
“Yes, I remember,” Dad said, but his voice was sharp and final, like that topic was off-limits. When she turned to stare at someone’s leopard, I saw that her shirt said I <3 Harry Potter in yellow puffy paint, and I realized the gold girl was probably supposed to be a Snitch. There’s a schedule and a map in your folder, as well as your drink tickets for the awards banquet on Sunday. He’d brought an ibex and a pair of cerulean warblers for the competition as well, but the turkeys were his babies. Dad would join us when he was done for the day, and we’d all squish together on one of the big hotel beds, watch a dumb comedy, and order burgers from room service. I hope you and Hamish have a wonderful time!”
“Thanks,” I said. Maybe after we settled in a little, the good memories would kick in and soften him up, and then we could do some real bonding for the first time in forever. “I hope so, too.”
I turned to head back to my dad, but I almost tripped over a largemouth bass when I saw who was with him. Your mounts are always flawless, Hamish, and these are no exception.” He gave the turkeys a fond look, like they were long-lost friends. He had a scraggly ponytail and deer tracks tattooed up his forearms, and he was carrying a bundle of blankets with a scaly tail poking out one end and a pair of toothy jaws protruding from the other. I should’ve known better; bringing up Mom was probably the worst thing I could do if I wanted to get on his good side. Very impressive.”
“Good for you, Cal. Wait, you mean Jeremy? Every time we hit a rest stop, we had to unwrap these guys and make sure every feather was in place. “Black caiman? The Mexican restaurant looked pretty good, and there was a sports bar—maybe there would be a decent baseball game on. I knew not to try to banter with him while he was working these days—since the divorce, he’d been quiet and focused in the studio, instead of playing music or asking about my day. “Sorry again!” the girl called to me. And of course, each of the   teens   has a wildly different interest (fan fiction, drumming, and   taxidermy) which they will have to   navigate if they’re   going to   move past their awkward situation and   find   some common ground   — all while gaining the confidence to express who they really are, weird interests and all. How have you been?”
That answer to that question was way too complicated to handle, so I just said, “It’s great to see you, too. That was still out of line.”
“I didn’t mean to embarrass you,” I said. I don’t want to leave the ibex and the warblers in the van too long.”
“Okay, sure.” I crouched down and stuffed our registration folders and judging forms into my backpack. I opened the box that had fallen to check on the turkey armature and was relieved to see that nothing was broken. And how’s Regina? “So, you must be   … “It’s not my fault those drummers knocked me over,” I said. For half a second, I felt a little flare of hope, but it immediately became clear that these girls weren’t here for the taxidermy. Maybe if I tried hard enough, we still could, even without Mom. The words made my stomach hurt. “A judge? “Maybe we should have dinner. Then again, I hadn’t expected him to invite me to the World Taxidermy Championships at all, and the fact that he’d brought me to this place he loved felt like a step in the right direction. “Dad, can you scoot the turkeys over a little?” I asked.

Will & Grace stars call for ‘unity’ in passionate pride month video

iteration; later that day, Jussie Smollett, Adam Lambert, Haim, and elected officials including Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters will band together for Los Angeles’ Resist March. For more information on marches happening in your area, visit GLAAD’s website here. Watch Messing and Hayes’ full video above. Both events are tied to the Together movement, marked by the ampersand symbol Hayes sports on his chest throughout the footage. We’re still several months out from NBC’s planned   Will & Grace revival series, but two stars of the popular sitcom have joined forces in the interim, urging fans to support the LGBTQ community in a new public service announcement. Show Full Article We must stand in unity and support each other, whether you’re LGBTQ or part of any marginalized community,” Hayes continues, while Messing prompts viewers to attend nationwide marches taking place this weekend in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month. Debra Messing and Sean Hayes, who played Grace and Jack across eight seasons of the queer-themed comedy, appear in the clip, which debuted Thursday on GLAAD’s Facebook page and stresses the importance of minority communities sticking together amid today’s contentious political climate. Messing continues: “I’m a Jew, a feminist, and an LGBTQ activist.”
“No one is just one identity. Prominent movements occurring in the days ahead include the National Equality March, which is scheduled to commence in 50 cities around the country on Sunday, with Sara Ramirez and Asia Kate Dillon   scheduled to speak at the Washington, D.C. “I am a proud gay man, and a husband, and bald from the neck down,” Hayes jokes.

The CW sets fall premiere dates: Supergirl kicks off lineup Oct. 9

The CW has blocked off the week of Oct. 11), Supernatural and Arrow (Oct. 13). Other shows returning that week include The Flash (Oct. 12), and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Jane the Virgin (Oct. 10), Riverdale (Oct. The network announced Thursday that its programming will return that night, starting with the third season of Supergirl. See The CW’s fall 2017 premiere schedule below. 9 to launch its fall TV lineup. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4
8:00-10:00pm IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00-10:00pm IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9
8:00-9:00pm SUPERGIRL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm VALOR (Series Premiere)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
8:00-9:00pm THE FLASH (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Season Premiere)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
8:00-9:00pm RIVERDALE (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm DYNASTY (Series Premiere)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
8:00-9:00pm SUPERNATURAL (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm ARROW (Season Premiere)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:00-9:00pm CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (Season Premiere)
9:00-10:00pm JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Premiere)

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‘Lordy,’ ‘Contemporaneous’ spike on Merriam-Webster during Comey hearing

(This followed a joke where it tweeted that   they were a little “fuzzy” about the former director’s use of the word “fuzz.”)
Editor Kory Stamper observed that lookups for “defame” and “misprision” (when someone neglects their official duty) had also spiked. Finally, the Merriam-Webster account wrapped its live-tweet storm, writing, “That’s all for now,” accompanied with the meaning of “Closed Session.”
“We’ve had the ability to track lookups in real-time for a long time, and they’ve always sparked conversation among us in the office. Here it is: https://t.co/IgqOb5hPN2 #ComeyHearing https://t.co/7Xkxw37lVt
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017

We're a little fuzzy on Comey's usage #ComeyHearing https://t.co/XrYSYHVoOI
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017

📈 Trending now: probative, fuzz, Lordy, recuse, dais, and contemporaneous (still very high) #ComeyHearing
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017

The long-i pronunciation of ‘dais’ is considered by some to be questionable or unacceptable.https://t.co/iR1R5wZlzG
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017

📈 Also spiking now @MerriamWebster: "misprision." https://t.co/XzTOmNm8ox It's French for pic.twitter.com/PwrKGcWgSe
— Kory Stamper (@KoryStamper) June 8, 2017

That's all for now. director James Comey. The chirpy account pointed users to some trending definitions, such as the word “lordy,” which spiked after Comey said, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes” in response to a question about President Donald Trump’s claims he had audio recordings of conversations with Comey. (In case you’re wondering, the word is used to “express surprise or strength of feeling.”)
Merriam-Webster also noted in a tweet that “probative, fuzz, Lordy, recuse, dais, and contemporaneous” were all trending in its online word lookups. The Merriam-Webster Twitter account has become immersed in the political conversation over the last year, and that trend continued during Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with former F.B.I. When we started sharing them with the public on Twitter, we found that other people thought they were interesting, too,” Stamper told EW about Merriam-Webster’s live-tweeting late last year. “Seeing what sorts of words people look up during a news event or a debate provides a jumping-off point for conversations about the nature and importance of language.”
See all of Merriam-Webster’s tweets below. #ComeyTestimony https://t.co/BYmFFwTRhV
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) June 8, 2017

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Here’s what the Banks family is up to in Mary Poppins Returns

I suppose I was trying to think about who would be the [children] of those two parents, who were quite dysfunctional but really sweet and sort of slightly mad. We know who Jane and Michael’s parents were, because they were living and breathing on celluloid before we were even born, just how it is in real life. While Michael has followed in his banker father’s footsteps at Fidelity Fiduciary Bank (run by Colin Firth’s William Weatherall Wilkins), Jane has decidedly taken up the cause of her mother: She’s now a union organizer for a group called SPRUCE — the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Underpaid Citizens of England. “He’s struggling to cope with looking after three children on his own, so he’s trying to be very upright and English and not betray any stress or insecurity, but actually, everything is going completely wrong for him,” says Whishaw, 36. Banks is now inhabited by his son, sensitive banker Michael Banks. Twenty-five years is a long time for things to change on Cherry Tree Lane, but Number 17 still stands — and the home that once belonged to mean banker Mr. Mortimer adds, “Your backstory is the first movie, in a way. I remember these people. And Nathanael and Pixie are very mature and have a wonderful, serious quality about them. I remember Jane and Michael’s childhood almost as if it was my own. “The kids each bring their own beautiful, anarchic, sparkly personalities to their characters,” says Whishaw. Ben Whishaw plays grown-up Michael and Emily Mortimer is his sister, Jane, in Disney’s forthcoming sequel Mary Poppins Returns, which finds the magical nanny (Emily Blunt) returning to her former charges when tragedy strikes the family. And on the one hand, that might be daunting because they’re all iconic characters, but on the other hand, you feel as if you’ve lived this life. They’re both infantile in a way, like their parents, and in need of help themselves.”
Surprisingly, it’s Michael’s children — or two of them, at least — who may have their act together moreso than their father and aunt. I recognize them. They’re completely, alarmingly on top of everything and know everyone’s lines, which is very much the characters they’re playing. Don’t forget to   subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW. I suppose the film is about the way these children have become little adults and are really looking after Michael, although he doesn’t realize that.”
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As siblings, Whishaw and Mortimer say that their shared quest in this film is only bolstered by what they (and audiences) already know about the Jane and Michael Banks of 1964. Because in some ways, it was.”

Show Full Article She’s a looker-after of people, and so she’s desperately trying to cheer Michael up and get him back on track, but she’s kind of a child, too. (Mrs. She’s a very loving soul who gives herself to other people, but doesn’t think too much about herself. To read more on Mary Poppins Returns, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now. Michael, a banker by day but artist at heart, has run his home with warmth and love, but when his young wife dies suddenly, the home becomes nothing more than a cold house. “There’s something lovely about revisiting these two people that an audience has seen as children, and rediscovering them as adults with all the problems and stuff that life inevitably throws at you,” says Whishaw. Banks would be so proud!)
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“She’s inherited the mantle of her mom, and she’s very socially conscious and wears trousers, which is quite a big thing for a 1930s girl,” says Mortimer, 45. She’s a little bit too ditzy and disorganized to be much help. “She lives alone in a little flat, and she’s given her life to the cause. “Little Joel is a law unto himself, which is wonderful. Michael is distraught over the daunting task of singlehandedly raising three children — twins John (Nathanael Saleh) and Annabel (Pixie Davies) and youngest son Georgie (Joel Dawson) — so much so that he makes a grave oversight about a very important adult responsibility that could mean losing the house on Cherry Tree Lane.

Katy Perry is reflective, anxious, and fired up on Witness: EW review

It’s a smart trick. That feel-good champion is hard to find on Witness, Perry’s eagerly anticipated follow-up. If there were a few more pure pop moments like those songs, Perry would’ve made something truly worth witnessing. And it’s refreshing to hear Perry distance herself further from the PG-rated fun of Teenage Dream, one of those perfect, once-in-a-lifetime pop albums. Despite the corny double entendres of “Bon Appétit” (“Hope you’ve got some room/For the world’s best cherry pie” — ugh!), musically it’s a delicious slab of Eurodisco. Instead the 32-year-old is mostly reflective, anxious — and fired up. So on “Hey Hey Hey,” co-written by Perry with Sia and Martin, she makes her frustrations clearly known — toward one unnamed misogynist specifically and the patriarchy in general: “I’m feminine and soft, but I’m still a boss, yeah/Red lipstick but still so raw, yeah/Marilyn Monroe in a monster truck.”
Proud girl-power moments like those course throughout much of Witness. In the four years since Prism‘s release, the world has profoundly changed, including for Perry. Still, this is a Katy Perry record, so she wisely serves up a few sugar rushes. And can you really blame her? She’s weathered very public breakups (most recently with Orlando Bloom), made peace with her pastor father (who, in his sermons, has reportedly criticized his daughter’s life choices), and watched as Hillary Clinton, whom Perry vocally supported, lost the election to Donald Trump. Best Tracks
“Déjà Vu”
A chronicle of a doomed relationship, with a groove that’s lighter than air. Show Full Article Luke. Here, she shoots for Big Important Messages: There’s an inward-looking anthem about finding your purpose (“Bigger Than Me”), an electro-R&B ballad about wanting to free yourself from a dead-end relationship (“Déjà Vu”), and a timely rumination on the suckiness of living in a digital world (“Save as Draft”). There’s also a curious detour into gospel territory on the uplifting “Pendulum.”
Instead of relying solely on the songcraft of Martin, who produced Witness with Perry, she’s found new talents: house wunderkind Duke Dumont, British electro artist Jack Garratt, Hot Chip, and Mike WiLL Made-It, among others. Hearing these tracks alongside the more serious fare on Witness ultimately creates the feeling of a record that’s all over the place. In fact, many of these songs are written in sad-sounding minor keys as opposed to cheery major ones. On Katy Perry’s 2013 album, Prism, there’s a song called “International Smile.” It’s as infectious and stupid-fun as a pep rally, with a buoyant groove and undeniable melody courtesy of pop alchemists Max Martin and Dr. The cheerleader at the center of it all is rah-rahing her way around the globe, encouraging everyone to join in: “From Tokyo, to Mexico, to Riooooooo!” It’s such a peak Katy Perry moment, you can imagine her eye-rolling the words as she belted them in the vocal booth. “Swish Swish”
Perry’s sassy kiss-off to a “calculated” phony, featuring a fiery verse from Nicki Minaj. And the thumping jam “Swish Swish” is one of the best party-starters of her career, destined for some killer remixes. Those collaborators’ penchant for chilly melodies — versus blazing, smash-you-over-the-head hooks — meshes well with Perry’s diary of reflection and self-enlightenment.

Def Jam CEO confirms Kanye West prepping new music

Kanye West during his Pablo tour. The episode happened amid his   Saint Pablo tour following onstage rants about Jay Z, Beyoncé   and Donald Trump. Now the CEO of his label, Def Jam, is confirming the rapper is indeed working on music — just don’t ask him where, because he doesn’t   know. “I don’t know if that’s real or not, I read the same things you do,” Steve Bartels   told Variety in reference to the remote recording sessions. “When we talk, we don’t really get down to the granular of where he’s going and how he’s flying there, we keep it much more on a broader level.”Kanye is working,” he added. He canceled   the remainder of the tour, and   earlier this year he shuttered his social media accounts. (Timpone / BFA / REX / Shutterstock / WWD)For weeks there have   been rumors that Kanye West is holed up in a mountaintop retreat in either Wyoming or Utah recording a new album. “He’s always very focused, and our relationship with him is that we always have great respect for him and when he’s ready to do something or talk about something, we’re there for him, we totally support his vision and his focus, and that’s where we leave it.”Bartels was’t definite when asked if he thought West would release new music this year: “What’s great about our relationship is that I always know when it’s go time — because he wakes me up.”West has largely remained out of the public eye   following his hospitalization late last year due to exhaustion and sleep deprivation. Latest updates

Donald Trump Jr. live tweets Comey testimony: ‘Is this a joke?’

elite.”

1/3 Flynn stuff is BS in context 2 guys talking about a guy they both know well. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Among a flurry of other messages, Trump also defended his dad’s “constitutional authority” to dismiss Comey from his FBI post, which he did last month, and fortified his stance on Russia’s involvement in the U.S. “Knowing my father for 39 years when he ‘orders or tells’ you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means.”

Did I miss something or did Comey just say he asked a friend to leak information to the press? You were the director of the FBI, who are you kidding?😂
— Donald Trump Jr. — Donald Trump Jr. #givemeabreak
— Donald Trump Jr. Classy guy https://t.co/UqTtp3b6Nm
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

“Flynn stuff is BS in context 2 guys talking about a guy they both know well. #NothingBurger https://t.co/MUYbmk2VdR
— Donald Trump Jr. Is this a joke? (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

So if he was a "Stronger guy" he might have actually followed procedure & the law? https://t.co/PpYkSVRzmA
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

We all know that there is no way anyone in the swamp would leak something favorable to #potus. https://t.co/H5SszE4uL4
— Donald Trump Jr. https://t.co/hO5SCD3Nd2
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Washington DC at its finest. https://t.co/dZDu7rK8Hy
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Sen Blunt: If you told Sessions you didn't want to be alone with Trump again, why did you continue to take his calls? (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

3/3 Knowing my father for 39 years when he "orders or tells" you to do something there is no ambiguity, you will know exactly what he means
— Donald Trump Jr. I don't often ask for RTs but this one is likely worth it. This is what America rallied against, but the DC elite don't get it or know any other way. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

2/3 very far from any kind of coercion or influence and certainly not obstruction! Otherwise this whopper would be everywhere! Isn't the "for political reasons" a big problem??? I hear ‘I hope nothing happens but you have to do your job’ very far from any kind of coercion or influence and certainly not obstruction!” he said, referencing Comey’s claims that Trump   had demanded an FBI probe into ex-security adviser Michael Flynn, who exited his role as a result of his communications with   Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, be dropped. I hear "I hope nothing happens but you have to do your job"
— Donald Trump Jr. election, stressing that Comey’s assertion that the country had not changed a single domestic vote is “kind of a big deal.”

Kind of a big deal… No? #ComeyHearing https://t.co/laDP0ePJ29
— Donald Trump Jr. https://t.co/IWOR4se8Kd
— Donald Trump Jr. Read on for more of Trump Jr.’s tweets about the Comey testimony below. When @AlanDersh (not exactly the alt right) is continually backing up @realDonaldTrump you know its over. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

I wonder why that is??? (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Interesting! (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Solid point and seems rather convenient for the partisan nonsense we have seen play out for months. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Hoping and telling are two very different things, you would think that a guy like Comey would know that. https://t.co/KSZYlPg6L3
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

President Trump has yet to tweet about the hearing from his personal account or his POTUS handle. Another political controversy, another batch of angry tweets from a member of the Trump family. Seems like she may be the only one having a really bad day. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Comey: No votes were altered in the 2016 election. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

Show Full Article — Donald Trump Jr. During James Comey’s Thursday testimony as part of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, the president’s oldest child, Donald   Trump Jr., carried on his father’s social media legacy, publicly reacting to everything from the former FBI director’s views on the 2016 election to Trump’s feelings on what he calls the “D.C. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017

SO TRUE: He was more than willing to leak something against @realDonaldTrump but not something that exonerates him? — Donald Trump Jr.

Alien Bounty Hunter: Preview the Mark Wahlberg-produced comic

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Show Full Article A new series from Vault Comics,
A new series from Vault Comics,   Alien Bounty Hunter, is produced by Wahlberg and his fellow   Ballers   producer Stephen Levinson, who created the book. The comic — co-written by Vault editor-in-chief Adrian F. “With Alien Bounty Hunter,   we are creating a new hero’s origin story.”
The mix of science-fiction and a badass hero is not unlike Wahlberg’s own role in the   Transformers   franchise. Comics are so big these days, even Mark Wahlberg is getting involved. When his latest target turns out to be extraterrestrial, Madsen has to track him through an alien enclave, hidden right here on Earth. We always try to get involved with the story telling process from its inception,” Wahlberg and Levinson said in a statement. Check out an exclusive preview of the first issue below. “I see Alien Bounty Hunter as a magic show,” Wassel told EW in a statement. Booher with art from Nick Robles — focuses on Ben Madsen, an experienced bounty hunter. of today.”
Alien Bounty Hunter   will debut at San Diego Comic-Con in July with a show-exclusive cover and then become a monthly series. “Some of today’s greatest film franchises originated as comics. Wassel and David M. Though there are no plans for an   Alien Bounty Hunter   movie yet, Wahlberg and Levinson are certainly looking to adapt the story across media platforms. “Every time you think you know the trick, we turn over a card and reveal a new illusion. We built a world that gave us room to reimagine every chase scene and daring escape sequence we loved as kids, all in one setting. And at the center of that crazy world, we placed Ben Madsen — who is truly the Dr. Henry ‘Indiana’ Jones Jr.

Tony Awards announce performance lineup featuring Cynthia Erivo, Dear Evan Hansen, more

The casts of   Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Falsettos, Groundhog Day The Musical, Hello, Dolly!, Miss Saigon, Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812   (all of   which are nominated for best musical or best revival of a musical),   as well as   Bandstand   and War Paint   will appear live onstage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Show Full Article CBS also announced that Broadway darling Cynthia Erivo, who won the Tony last year for her role in The Color Purple, will be performing in addition to fellow 2016 winner and   Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. The Tony Awards and CBS have announced the nine musicals that will perform during Sunday night’s ceremony. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, John Legend, John Lithgow, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, amongst others. ET on CBS. and the Radio City Rockettes. The 71st annual ceremony, hosted by Tony-winner Kevin Spacey, will also include award presentations by   Sara Bareilles, Glenn Close, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Sutton Foster, Mark Hamill, Taraji P. Check out the full list of presenters here, and catch the Tony Awards on   Sunday   starting at 8 p.m.

Katy Perry calls out Taylor Swift for trying to ‘assassinate my character’ with ‘Bad Blood’

Just, like, you do you, make your own choices… I’m not his mother.”

Show Full Article “I mean, I’m not Buddha — things irritate me,” she said. I’m very fair; I’m super-duper fair and I’m not one of those people who’s like, ‘You can’t do that because I don’t like that person’. Perry told NME that while some including Perry felt the song was a shot at the Firework singer, she didn’t feel a need to interfere with this move. “Well, [Late Late Show host] James Corden makes me and the whole world feel very safe,” Perry said. In an interview with NME ahead of the release of her album Witness, Perry still had plenty more to say about the beef, starting with why she chose to talk about it at all. “I’m not supposed to tell him what he can and can’t do. This article originally appeared on TIME.com. “I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I’m also not a pushover, you know? “No one has asked me about my side of the story, and there are three sides of every story: one, two, and the truth.”
For Perry, it was important to speak up about the situation. Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls [her fans]. Katy Perry isn’t finished spilling the gossip on her feud with Taylor Swift. That’s so messed up!”

Tomorrow's NME magazine: we meet Katy Perry, the world's most famous woman
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The feud between the pop princesses began over a disagreement about backup dancers. “I can’t speak for [Max], but he didn’t know [who ‘Bad Blood’ was about],” she said. The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer, who just performed at Ariana Grande’s One Love Manchester concert, recently opened up about the beef on a buzzy episode of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden where she revealed that the origins of the feud were backup dancers. Swift later hired Perry’s longtime collaborator Max Martin to help write “Bad Blood,” the quintessential song about frenemies that’s long been associated with Swift and Perry’s feud.

Naomi Watts is dangerously seductive in riveting Gypsy trailer

Show Full Article “I guess I feel like I’ve been living my life as two people,” Watts says in the sneak peek as images of her tantalizing interactions with Sydney (Sophie Cookson), one of her male patients’ ex-girlfriends, flash onscreen. In her first leading role on a TV series since 1997’s Sleepwalkers, Watts plays Jean Holloway, a mental health professional who, as a means to escape the mundanity of her picture-perfect life with a successful husband (Billy Crudup) and daughter, finds a fantastical reprieve by commanding what appears to be the upper hand in an erotically charged game of seduction with her subjects. Watch the program’s first full-length trailer above. As a therapist-gone-wild in the first full-length trailer for Netflix’s tantalizing thriller Gypsy, Oscar-nominated actress Naomi Watts locks lips with another woman and seemingly throws away the key as she dances past ethical lines and into the complicated lives of her patients. Alison Rosa/Netflix
Judging by the new preview, which Netflix premiered online Thursday, the 10-episode first season promises a twisted ride for Holloway, whom creator Lisa Rubin previously told EW was written with “some of the darker impulses we usually see male characters have,” while calling the project “twisted, very dark” and “psychologically twisted.” Watts added that the show is a “cautionary tale” about repression   and the dangers of attempting to keep a lid on femininity. “I don’t know which one is real. I don’t know who’s in control anymore.”
Season 1 of Gypsy premieres June 30 on Netflix.