Trump-inspired production of ‘Julius Caesar’ loses Delta sponsorship amid controversy

Delta Air Lines announced via Twitter on Sunday that it had pulled sponsorship support from The Public Theater’s new Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar because of its “graphic staging.” The show, which stars Gregg Henry as Caesar and Elizabeth Marvel as Marc Antony, has drawn the ire of conservatives because the blonde-haired Caesar bears a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump — and the show, of course, features Caesar’s death. Show Full Article To fight the tyrant does not mean imitating him,” The director added, “Julius Caesar is about how fragile our democracy is. “Their artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste. In response to the uproar, many mocked the controversy online, including Keith Olbermann. “A New York City play appears to depict President Trump being brutally stabbed to death by women and minorities, Fox & Friends reported,” read an article on the Fox News website. Trump
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 11, 2017

this notes "trump is not named in the play," but doesn't mention that's because the play is shakespeare's julius caesar, written in 1599 https://t.co/hV3BPF7pAL
— Alexandria Symonds (@a_symonds) June 11, 2017

Julius Caesar appears to depict assassination of Julius Caesar https://t.co/3oQopbBXCh
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 11, 2017

This isn’t the first time a production of Julius Caesar has drawn on the current administration for inspiration. The post doesn’t mention the play is Julius Caesar, which was first performed in 1599 and has always featured Caesar’s death. We have notified them of our decision to end our sponsorship as the official airline of The Public Theater effective immediately.”
Earlier Sunday, conservatives, including Fox News’ Fox & Friends, began condemning the production on account of its Trumpian similarities. The use of the name "Shakespeare" wasn't a hint that you were watching "Julius Caesar"? https://t.co/twpPOoqUVV
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) June 11, 2017

Chances MAGA people stage a protest calling for William Shakespeare to be jailed for being mean to Mr. “No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” read the Delta statement on Twitter. Back in 2012, The Acting Company produced a Julius Caesar with a lead character modeled in appearance on Barack Obama. Trump is not referenced at all in the staging of the production; the doomed lead character is referred to as Caesar. The institutions that we have grown up with, that we have inherited from the struggle of many generations of our ancestors, can be swept away in no time at all.” Eustis’ statement doesn’t directly reference Trump either. On the website for The Public Theater, the show’s director, Oskar Eustis, previously wrote, “Julius Caesar can be read as a warning parable to those who try to fight for democracy by undemocratic means.

Bachelor in Paradise: Production suspended due to ‘allegations of misconduct’

#thebachelor #thebachelorette #bachelornation I wish I would've seen Chad though!! ⚘⚘Was sad leaving Puerto Vallarta BUT THEN this happened at the airport!!⚘⚘ Too FUN!! RELATED:   The Cost of The Bachelor Rings

Bachelor in Paradise season 4 was set to premiere on Aug. Once the investigation is complete, we will take appropriate responsive action.”
E!, which was the first to report the news, quotes a source claiming the suspension is indefinite. #TheChadBear #WellArmed4Life
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Microsoft unveils new console, the Xbox One X

It also can play 4K Blu-ray discs. Additionally, existing games such as Gears of War 4 and Resident Evil 7 will receive updates that can increase load times and framerates. Show Full Article 7 for $499. A year after first teasing its next console, Microsoft officially unveiled the Xbox One X at its E3 press conference on Sunday. Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhry said Xbox One X is not only the most powerful video game console ever made, but it’s also the smallest Xbox ever created. It will launch worldwide on Nov. Microsoft also announced that original Xbox games will be backward compatible with Xbox One X later this year (joining Xbox 360 games), meaning you can play all three generations of Xbox games on one system. The beefed-up hardware is compatible with all existing Xbox One accessories and games, but it will run games in 4K at higher resolutions.

Tony Awards 2017 updates: Broadway preps for a big night, plus red carpet arrivals

Enamored of “Hello, Dolly!” since college, he says directing the show has been “a lifelong dream come true.”Read more Winners June 11, 2017, 3:05 p.m. Here is the complete list of Tony nomineesLos Angeles Times StaffJosh Groban in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.” (Chad Batka / Matt Ross Public Relations)Here is a quick recap of the 2017 Tony Award nominations: “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812”   leads the pack with 12 nods, including for best musical. The top ticket price of $748 is second only to “Hamilton” and its $849 premium seats.Few Broadway shows boast the pedigree of 1964’s “ Hello, Dolly!” starring Carol Channing as lovable 1890s New York matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, with music and lyrics by the legendary Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart and direction by Gower Champion. The   Bette Midler revival of “Hello, Dolly!” follows with 10 nominations and the emotionally complicated coming-of-age musical “Dear Evan Hansen” earned nine. No event at Radio City Music Hall would be complete without the Rockettes   gracing the red carpet, and they made their presence felt early at the    2017 Tony Awards alongside nominees taking in the splendor of theater’s big night.Ben Platt, actor and nominee for “Dear Evan Hansen.” (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images)The Radio City Rockettes (Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)Producer Jordan Roth June 11, 2017, 3:07 p.m. His Tony Award nomination for “Dolly” is his eighth, and he’s already taken home four Tonys for such shows as the 1990 production of “Six Degrees of Separation” and the 1992 revival of “Guys and Dolls.”But nothing prepared him for directing Bette Midler and the “Dolly” juggernaut, which has won critical praise, earned 10 Tony nominations and broke the box-office record for first-day ticket sales. Rogers“Sweat,” Lynn Nottage |   Interview   |   Critic’s Notebook   |   NewsRead more June 11, 2017, 3:07 p.m. I admire these works, but they succeed and stumble on their own terms. Why this year’s Tony Awards are so impossible to predictCharles McNultyDenée Benton, left, in “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812,” Jenn Colella in “Come From Away” and Ben Platt from “Dear Evan Hansen.” (From left: Chad Batka, Kevin Berne, Matthew Murphy)You know it’s an interesting year for the Tony Awards when a critic is still arguing with himself in June over what should win best musical and best play.I’m divided between “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Natasha, Pierre and & the Great Comet of 1812,” the two leading contenders in a musical category that also includes   “Groundhog Day”   and   “Come From Away.”   As for best play, I’m down to flipping a coin between “A Doll’s House, Part 2” and “Oslo,” though just admitting that brings a twinge of regret for “Sweat” and “Indecent,” the other worthy plays in contention.My indecision shouldn’t be mistaken for halfheartedness. That show took home 10 Tony Awards including best musical and was on Broadway for seven years.As Zaks laughs his way through an interview, it is clear how much the 70-year-old actor-turned-director relishes his turn at the helm. Rounding out the top nominees are   “A Doll’s House, Part 2” with eight and “Come From Away,” “Groundhog Day” and “Oslo,” each with seven.Best musical“Come From Away” |   Review   |   Critic’s Notebook   |   Interview“Dear Evan Hansen” |   Feature   |   Interview“Groundhog Day: The Musical” |   Review   |   Feature“Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” |   InterviewBest play“A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Lucas Hnath |   SoCal review   |   Broadway review“Indecent,” Paula Vogel“Oslo,” J.T. Singling out a winner seems indefensibly capricious, like deciding a pet beauty contest that includes dogs, cats, birds, hamsters and goldfish.Read more For eight-time nominee Jerry Zaks, directing ‘Hello, Dolly!’ is a lifelong dream come trueBarbara Isenberg(Theo Wargo / Getty Images)Jerry Zaks, director of the hit Broadway revival of “Hello, Dolly!,” has known success before.

Lisa Kudrow: The Comeback season 3 is ‘always a possibility’

“There’s always a possibility,” Kudrow said Sunday at the series’ panel during ATX TV Festival in Austin, Texas. RELATED: The Comeback: Why I was wrong the first time around
The Comeback has already been revived, of course. Show Full Article “The reason he called me is to let me know, from the hospital, that he wouldn’t be able to make it to this festival.”
As the audience spontaneously said “aww” in unison, King continued: “And he didn’t want anybody to be disappointed. Entertainment Weekly is on the scene at ATX in Austin, Texas. In 2014, HBO debuted season 2 of the series nearly 10 years after its premiere in 2005. Kudrow and King were able to secure the return of the series’ major characters, including executive producer Dan Bucatinsky (Billy) and Janes (Laura Silverman), who were also at the panel Sunday. “And he was fantastic [at the audition]. “And he actually is such a personality, it felt like somebody who wandered in from a reality show. He actually said, ‘I don’t think I’m going to be able to make it.’ And he died the next day.”
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King described his “very long relationship” with Morris, who was his college theater teacher long before King and Kudrow cast him in a role King knew was perfect for his mentor. “If [season 2] was a possibility, if this happened, yeah.”
Co-creator Michael Patrick King supported the idea of a third season, using a water bottle promoting a television show to illustrate what Valerie Cherish’s (Kudrow) next chapter might look like. King noted Kudrow’s desperate yet lovable actress could get “lost” in the abundance of “small shows that you’ve never heard of” on networks and streaming services “you can’t even find,” suggesting she would become the “Where’s Waldo of television” should HBO greenlight a third season of the cult classic. “There’s so much aggressive sales needed, it’s like a perfect humiliation trap,” he said. “It immediately felt like a good luck charm,” she said. That was our whole goal: to not have acting visible.”
RELATED:   The True Cost of Famous TV Apartments

Kudrow recalled how Morris gave her a necklace from QVC at his network audition, revealing the actor was just as thoughtful as his character. There was no debate from HBO even.”
Morris’ performances alongside Kudrow can be seen in the first two seasons of The Comeback, which are available for streaming on HBO NOW and HBO GO. “He died on a Tuesday, and on Monday he called me,” King said of his last conversation with Morris. Getting the whole gang back together again is not a possibility for a third season, though: Robert Michael Morris, who played Valerie’s doting hair stylist (Mickey), died at age 77 in late May, weeks before the cast’s scheduled appearance at ATX on Sunday. Go inside the TV festival with all our coverage, available here. “The reason we wanted Michael, the reason it worked, is because he was retired from acting,” King said of the late actor. Could The Comeback make a comeback? Yes, according to co-creator and star Lisa Kudrow.

Katy Perry addresses cultural appropriation criticism

And I won’t ever understand some of those things because of who I am — I will never understand, but I can educate myself, and that’s what I’m trying to do along the way.”

I'm proud of Katy for acknowledging her mistakes with cultural appropriation. In a conversation with activist Deray McKesson for his Pod Save the People podcast, Perry looked back at her “This Is How We Do” music video, where she donned cornrows. She's learning pic.twitter.com/uyHd3upmzx
— la bella vita (@drugproblem) June 11, 2017

Perry also seemingly brought up her much-criticized geisha-themed performance at the 2013   American Music Awards, explaining, “Even in my intention to appreciate Japanese culture, I did it wrong with a performance, and I didn’t know that I did it wrong until I heard people saying I did it wrong.”
She added, “Sometimes that’s what it takes, is it takes someone to say — out of compassion, out of love — ‘This is where the origin is, do you understand?’ And not just like, a clapback. — April (@ReignOfApril) June 11, 2017

This might be a valid point if this was the first time that Katy was called out for cultural appropriation. to ensure you're not appropriating. “I listened. Owning up w/o change is worthless. Because it’s hard to hear those clapbacks sometimes. And I didn’t know. Or…just hire POC from the outset. — deray mckesson (@deray) June 11, 2017

“Katy cozies up to another friendly and well-known Black man who doesn’t challenge her on her cultural appropriation,” activist and editor April Reign tweeted. I’ve been so grateful to have great teachers and great friends who will really hold me accountable, even when I said I wasn’t a feminist because I didn’t know what that word meant.”
After the two-minute clip from the hour-long interview began circulating online, McKesson tweeted that he invited Perry on the podcast because “of her role on the [Hillary Clinton] campaign, how she views her art + activism, & her past re: race.” Although some people on social media applauded Perry for taking ownership of her past mistakes, others criticized the “Swish Swish” singer. — April (@ReignOfApril) June 11, 2017

If you're really about that life, @katyperry, hire women of color for your next tour, photoshoots, etc. And I heard. She recalled having a conversation with “one of my empowered angels, Cleo,” after the video came out where the pop star asked questions like, “What does it mean? https://t.co/L6yVFEbjcJ
— April (@ReignOfApril) June 11, 2017

Clearly you can read, Crystal. So scrolling would show I've said exactly what I think Katy should do. I don't think it's fair to say that she wasn't challenged, yet. I don’t think it’s fair to say that she wasn’t challenged, yet. https://t.co/tIBRDqF7hB
— April (@ReignOfApril) June 11, 2017

I think more and more shows and networks are consulting (slowly) because they know the clapback is real. https://t.co/HGUjzGaxBd
— April (@ReignOfApril) June 11, 2017

In response, McKesson tweeted, “You saw two minutes of an hour long interview. Where is the growth? And your ego just wants to turn from them. We covered a lot. She went on to   suggest that Perry should hire and work with more women of color, and said that “owning up w/o change is worthless.”

Your WCW has a new album to sell so she's going on an apology tour but not speaking to the WOC from whom she appropriated. We covered a lot.”

You saw two minutes of an hour long interview. Why can’t I wear my hair that way?”
“And she told me about the power in black women’s hair, and how beautiful it is, and the struggle,” Perry said. She's 32. Katy Perry has been accused of cultural appropriation in the past, and on her   Witness live-stream this weekend, Perry discussed how she’s tried to learn from that criticism. I invited Katy Perry to talk on the podcast b/c of her role on the HRC campaign, how she views her art + activism, & her past re: race. https://t.co/F5hqnU77i9
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 11, 2017

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— April (@ReignOfApril) June 11, 2017

I love and support Deray but that Katy Perry thing felt like fitylem different ways of wrong. It's not.

Amber Rose calls Piers Morgan ‘misogynistic a—hole’ in Twitter dispute

Uncomfortable? Most recently, he’s been in heated exchanges with both comedian Patton Oswalt   and   Harry Potter writer J.K. that aims to raise awareness for sexual injustice and gender inequality. “Smh I raise awareness for my foundation as well Piers. Rowling. Jeez.” (Pankhurst was a famous leader of the British suffragette movement.)
He followed that up by tweeting a   photo of himself   lying mostly naked in front of a fire, an image that was taken as part of a campaign for Burger King’s beef-scented body spray, Flame. Get over it.” She followed this up with a tweet depicting a similarly naked Adam Levine, but with the hands of his then-girlfriend covering his genitals. The picture was deleted off of Instagram for going against the site’s community guidelines, though it’s remained up on Twitter. “LOL @piersmorgan my ‘naked’ body offended you for my nonprofit SLUTWALK but a woman grabbing Adam Levine’s d— and balls was cool?”
When Rose tweeted the photo of herself one more time, the former   Celebrity Apprentice winner retweeted it with the comment,   “THIS is what Emmeline Pankhurst fought so hard for? “So you got naked for a Burger King check and ur giving me a hard time? Foh,” Rose said. Thanks.” Rose’s response? Rose originally posted the   photo to promote the annual Amber Rose Slutwalk Festival held by the Amber Rose Foundation, a yearly fest in downtown L.A. “I can handle your naked body, Amber — relax,” replied the British television personality. That’s like saying breast cancer awareness is cool but what about HIV and AIDS,” tweeted Rose, before adding. See Rose and Morgan’s exchange here. “I just can’t handle your ridiculous claim to be stripping off in the name of feminism.” He then argued that Levine had that photo taken to raise awareness for Everyman, a British campaign to raise money for prostate and testicular cancer research. “I am re-posting this in the name of male empowerment,” he stated. Show Full Article “#I’llTakeThingsMisogynisticAssholesSayFor500.” From there, it only got more contentious. This isn’t the first time Morgan has gotten into Twitter spats with celebrities. Following Rose’s tweet, Morgan then argued, “It’s not ‘misogyny’ to think that posting nude photos in the supposed name of feminist empowerment is pathetic attention-seeking bullsh–.”
To this, the model and activist wrote, “I am assuming you are referring to the pubic hair that was shown in the picture. When Amber Rose tweeted a photo of herself nude from the waist down this weekend, Piers Morgan responded, “Put it away, luv.

Tony Awards 2017: See the full list of winners

Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly! Miss Saigon
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Denis Arndt, Heisenberg
Chris Cooper, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day The Musical
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly! Best Play
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Indecent
Oslo
Sweat
Best Musical
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day The Musical
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Best Book of a Musical
Come From Away, Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson
Groundhog Day The Musical, Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Come From Away, Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen, Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Groundhog Day The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Revival of a Play
August Wilson’s Jitney
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Present Laughter
Six Degrees of Separation
Best Revival of a Musical
Falsettos
Hello, Dolly! Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Aronov, Oslo
Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller’s The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson’s Jitney
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly! 11 attacks in Come From Away. It’s almost time for the curtain to go up on Broadway’s biggest night. Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Direction of a Play
Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson’s Jitney
Bartlett Sher, Oslo
Daniel Sullivan, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day The Musical
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! Stephanie J. They include the four Best Musical nominees, revival nominees Hello, Dolly!, Falesttos, and Miss Saigon, and the casts of War Paint and Bandstand. Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day The Musical
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Best Orchestrations
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly! Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson’s Jitney
David Zinn, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, Anastasia
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly! Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber, War Paint
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Jane Cox, August Wilson’s Jitney
Donald Holder, Oslo
Jennifer Tipton, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Come From Away
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly! Last year’s Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. But the lush, immersive romance faces stiff competition in the new musical category, including the emotional story of a young man desperate to connect in Dear Evan Hansen, a charming adaptation of a beloved movie favorite in Groundhog Day, and the heartwarming true story of a small Canadian town helping stranded airline passengers in the wake of the Sept. For now, take a look at the full list of nominees below. Nine musicals will perform on the Tonys stage during the telecast, which is airing live on CBS. EW will be updating as the winners are announced, so keep checking back here as the show goes on. The 71st annual Tony Awards will be off and running Sunday evening at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, where the best of the theater season will be toasted at a ceremony hosted by Kevin Spacey. Schmidt, The Front Page
Michael Yeargan, Oslo
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, Groundhog Day The Musical
David Korins, War Paint
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly! Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
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Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-Competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award
Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for The Encounter
Regional Theatre Tony Award
Dallas Theater Center
Dallas, TX
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Baayork Lee
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Nina Lannan
Alan Wasser

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Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia
Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Gallo, August Wilson’s Jitney
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Douglas W. Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly! A year after Hamilton stormed the Tonys with 11 wins on a record 16 nominations, another twist on history is leading the pack of nominees:   Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, adapted from a slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, has a leading 12 nominations including one for Best Musical.

Doctor Who writer Mark Gatiss: Is this his last season, too?

Especially because the new Doctors were so much younger,” said Gatiss of Capaldi’s performance the past three seasons. Embracing the change.”
Doctor Who airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. His latest outing on the show saw the   Doctor, plus new companions Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas), head to   Mars for the return of Gatiss’ favorite   villains: the Ice Warriors. It’s the end of an era,” Gatiss told EW about whether he’ll return next season. “Peter’s been magnificent. I’m actually excited about seeing it without knowing anything about it.”
Over the show’s 10 seasons, Gatiss has written episodes for all four of the newer Doctors   — Christopher Eccleston’s Nine, David Tennant’s Ten, Matt Smith’s Eleven, and now Peter Capaldi’s Twelve. His love for the show is palpable in every frame of it. He’s really thought, ‘How can I make my Doctor different? Saturday’s episode of   Doctor Who was writer Mark Gatiss’ ninth episode for the show   — but it might also be his   last one ever. But I have to see where Chris Chibnall is going to take it. And how can I make him feel like part of a great lineage, but also distinctively me?’”
Adds Gatiss of Capaldi off-screen, “He’s just so generous with his time as an actor and as a person. We’re the only two people who’re still there from when Doctor Who   came back. He signs autographs for everybody who wants one. ET on BBC America. It’s his dream job, which I assume he never thought would come his way. The end of the current tenth season of the show sees not only showrunner Steven Moffat step down, but also the Doctor himself (Peter Capaldi) and actress Michelle Gomez (who plays Missy) depart. So there’s definitely a sense of the ‘end of an era.’ But I love the show and I never say ‘Never.’ I’d be very happy to do some more Doctor Who. It’s a really charming thing… I’m very sad to see him go, but at the same time, that’s always been one of the great excitements about Doctor Who. We both wrote for Christopher Eccleston’s season, so we’ve been there for 12 years now! “But when the role came his way, he just grabbed it with both hands and loved it… He’s brought amazing grace and also intelligence. “I don’t know. “Obviously, I’ve worked so closely running Sherlock   with Steven.  

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This Is Us: Watch the entire ATX panel here

So I’m thinking, ‘Well, maybe, no, I’ll be the actor,’” he said. Show Full Article “At first, I was like, ‘Should I be Kevin?’ Because I’m an actor. During the   This Is Us   panel at ATX, hosted by EW editor Henry Goldblatt, Milo Ventimiglia revealed a thing or two about his experience on the NBC show — and now you can watch the panel in full above. Go inside the TV festival with all our coverage, available here. Find out more about   This Is Us‘ first season and its upcoming second above. NBC Entertainment executive Jennifer Salke and   This Is Us   executive producer Ken Olin also spoke on the Friday panel, where Ventimiglia talked about initially thinking he should play Kevin, the actor son, instead of Jack, the family patriarch. Entertainment Weekly is on the scene at ATX in Austin, Texas. “But then, you know, I’d been a huge fan of not only [creator] Dan Fogelman but [executive producers] John Requa and Glenn Ficarra, and I knew the three of them together, and I believed in what they believed in me.”
“When I dove into Jack, I found this instant connection to a man that felt incredibly familiar even though I don’t have kids and it just felt right,” he added.

Suits celebrates 100 episodes with a royal good time

I think it was loaded… I think she’s in-process.”
As for whether or not Torres will be returning to the series following her surprise appearance in the season 6 finale, the actress teased, “I wedged that door open on my way out.”
Suits’ seventh   season kicks off July 12 at 9 p.m. Original cast members Patrick J. Throughout the reading, the actors mocked one another (particularly Macht’s pronunciation of the word “harassment”) and shared surprise at various lines they’d forgotten. Go inside the TV festival with all our coverage, available here. It just became this family right out of the gate.”
“That was really sweet,” Torres added. The cast offered some clues about what to expect in season 7. The actors put on ridiculous accents   and generally behaved about as playfully as you’d expect for a well-bonded cast that’s been together for seven seasons. “Which makes a whole different dynamic, I think. I think this is my audition scene.”

#MeghanMarkle is having some good laughs at the #Suits100 script reading during #ATXTVs6 pic.twitter.com/Ug1SM4B3SH
— Nick Maslow (@nickmaslow) June 11, 2017

“We had that group email the other day, and I was saying we’d all been to the same corporate housing, so on top of working together, we were all living together,” Markle recalled. “She’s worked so hard and I love that, as a role model, how she’s been crafted to balance it all and now have this place at the firm where she really knows her standing and her office isn’t just because she’s a good researcher — it’s because she’s an associate. “Sometimes work can feel like work, but this felt like play the whole time,” Adams said of shooting the pilot in 2011. 30. The cast of Suits knows how to have a good time. ET on USA. When asked about that Darvey cliffhanger moment — where Donna told Harvey she wants more — Rafferty explained, “I think she meant everything everybody in this room is thinking she meant. She’s really earned that spot,” she said. Show Full Article When you have that, it’s safe to play, it’s safe to explore, it’s safe to take chances.”
Watch the special 100th episode celebration montage, featuring several of the show’s signature one-liners, below. “Oh my god, I remember this. And they really brought it for the 100th episode celebration at ATX Television Festival on Sunday. The 100th episode,   which will be directed by Adams himself and is written by longtime producer Rick Muirragui, is slated for Aug. Adams, Gabriel Macht, Meghan Markle, Rick Hoffman, Gina Torres, and Sarah Rafferty — along with creator Aaron Korsh, guests Abigail Spencer and Nick Wechsler, and the moderator, EW’s own Robyn Ross — came together for a lively table read of the pilot episode, but, in true   Suits fashion, they didn’t exactly play it straight. Later, at Rafferty’s urging, Markle showed off the adorable “Bewitched   twitch” she can do with her nose. Entertainment Weekly is on the scene at ATX in Austin, Texas. “There was an instant level of comfort and there was chemistry that’s only grown. Markle, for one, is thrilled that Rachel’s finally a lawyer. “I’m so nervous,” Markle admitted as she read the scene where Rachel tells Mike about her struggles with the LSAT. “This is like winning not only one lottery ticket, but three,” Hoffman said of the experience of celebrating 100 episodes. “All I have to say is, thank you and I’ll never forget it.”
But the chatter wasn’t only about looking back.

Suits: Batman and Robin are back in action in first season 7 footage

The 100th episode,   which will be directed by Adams himself, is slated for August 30. Adams), now that Mike is a legitimate lawyer for the first time in his legal career. Go inside the TV festival with all our coverage, available here. USA Network also used the gathering   to reveal the first footage from season 7, which looks to be a return to form for Harvey (Gabriel Macht) and Mike (Patrick J. ET on USA. Entertainment Weekly is on the scene at ATX in Austin, Texas. The cast of   Suits may have gathered for a live table read of the pilot episode during a special 100th episode celebration at ATX Television Festival Sunday, but looking back on the early days wasn’t the only thing on the menu. Show Full Article USA Network
Suits season 7 kicks off   July 12 at 9 p.m. There will certainly be more than ass-kicking and reunions though, as the teaser above also reveals Mike’s fiancée Rachel (Meghan Markle) in the mood to celebrate and Donna (Sarah Rafferty) with some demands of her own. And here’s a demand for you: Check out the new season 7 key art below. “What do you say we go out and have some fun and kick some ass?”
“It just felt like it was time to get the band together and see what happens from there,” creator Aaron Korsh told EW of the new season.

Box office report: Wonder Woman stays strong, The Mummy doesn’t rise

Wonder Woman   storms the box office yet again, emerging as No. 2 – $6.2 million
6   –   It Comes At Night   – $6 million
7 –   Baywatch   – $4.6 million
8   –   Megan Leavey   – $3.8 million
9 –   Alien: Covenant   – $1.8 million
10 –   Everything, Everything   –   $1.6 million

Show Full Article It’s also a big weekend for Universal, which has officially crossed the $3 billion mark in terms of worldwide earnings and the $2 billion one in terms of the international box office. However, the new film, which stars Tom Cruise, won over neither critics nor audiences (it has a B- on CinemaScore) and only earned an estimated $32.2 million its opening weekend. The movie — which stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, and Dave Bautista as the namesake band of space heroes — has now earned an estimated $365 million domestically and $461.9 million internationally. The movie did not play over well with audiences (D on CinemaScore) and only earned an estimated $6 million, a much lower figure than was expected from its 2,533 locations. Per ComScore, overall box office is up 3.2 percent   in the same frame from last year. This brings the worldwide total to $833 million. In any case,   Pirates‘ estimated domestic total is $135.8 million, with the movie having already passed   the $500 million mark worldwide. The film, based on a true story, stars Kate Mara (House of Cards)   as the eponymous young Marine corporal who bonds with Rex, a member of the K-9 unit responsible for sniffing for explosives, during her deployment in Iraq. Wonder Woman‘s worldwide popularity (it has an   A on CinemaScore) also means that despite the previous three DCEU films posting higher opening numbers, this most recent DC adaptation has pulled in higher numbers than its predecessors in its second week for an estimated domestic total of $205 million. In fifth place is   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. It’s a marked difference from other DCEU movies like 2016’s   Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2013’s   Man of Steel, both of which saw steep   second-week drops of 69.1 percent and 64.6 percent, respectively. Internationally, the movie (which stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine) has earned $230 million, bringing its worldwide total to $435 million. Elsewhere in the top 10 is   It Comes At Night, A24’s psychological horror film starring Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) as the patriarch of a small family that takes in another family seeking refuge from a highly contagious disease ravaging the outside world, only for mysterious circumstances to cause mutual mistrust. Also out this week is Roadside’s Sundance favorite   Beatriz at Dinner, earning an estimated $150,160 from five theaters for a $30,032 per theater average. Captain Underpants (based on the best-selling book series by Dave Pilkey) earned an estimated $12.3 million in its second week out, beating   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (the fifth in the Disney franchise), which brought in an estimated $10.7 million in its third outing. But despite the film’s low numbers in North America, the movie has proved to be a hit internationally, earning an estimated $141.8 million. This marks Cruise’s biggest international opening ever, beating out   War of the Worlds‘ $102.5 million haul,   and brings the film’s worldwide total to $174 million, also signifying Cruises’s biggest worldwide opening weekend ever (War of the Worlds   opened to $167.4 million). The Bleecker Street film only earned an estimated $3.7 million from 1,956 locations but nonetheless proved to be popular with moviegoers (an A on Cinemascore). The film is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s novel of the same name and stars Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You). 1   –   Wonder Woman   – $57.2 million
2   –   The Mummy   – $32.2 million
3 –   Captain Underpants   – $12.3 million
4 –   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales   – $10.7 million
5 –   Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Coming in second this week is The Mummy,   the first entry in Universal’s Dark Universe franchise and a reboot of the 1999 fan-favorite film of the same name. By comparison, every film in the original Stephen Sommers-directed, Brendan Fraser-starring   trilogy debuted with higher numbers, with   The Mummy,   The Mummy Returns, and   The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor earning $43.4 million, $68 million, and $40 million, respectively (adjusting for inflation). Megan Leavey places at No. It’s a bit of a surprise given that the Johnny Depp-starring   Dead Men Tell No Tales is actually more popular with fans (an A- on CinemaScore) compared to   the family-friendly animated feature (B+ on CinemaScore). 8 at the domestic box office this weekend. 2   with an estimated $6.2 million. 1 for the second week in a row. The DC comic adaptation serves as the title character’s first solo outing after her appearance in   BvS last year. Check out the June 9-11 box office figures below. The critically acclaimed film pulled in an estimated $57.2 million, seeing only a 45 percent drop in domestic earnings from last week’s record-breaking debut. It follows her journey from the island of Themyscira into the human world, accompanied by a WWI spy named Steve Trevor as she works to find — and defeat — Ares, the Greek God of War, in an effort to save the world. In third and fourth place are two familiar sets of characters. Salma Hayek stars as a Mexican massage therapist whose car troubles force her to attend her clients’ (played by Connie Britton and David Warshofsky) dinner party, which is also attended by their wealthy friends with more elitist views. Even the ensemble flick   Suicide Squad saw its earnings decrease by 67.4 percent as it pulled in $43.5 million during its second week at the box office in 2016. The pair grows closer and complete multiple missions before getting injured by an improvised explosive device that threatens both their lives. Outside the top 10,   Fox Searchlight’s   My Cousin Rachel earned an estimated $954,000 from 523 locations for a per theater average of $1,824.

Claws: EW Review

You quickly come to discover that Desna is in business — and having no-obligation sex — with a hard-bodied, grill-wearing redneck thug named Roller (Jack Kesy), favored son of a Dixie Mafia underworld boss named Uncle Daddy (Dean Norris), who runs his operation from the back of a strip club, as cable TV underworld bosses do. But my enthusiasm for Claws began to subside halfway through the premiere as familiar tropes and premises take over. I immediately fell for these well-cast characters and their effortless, warm chemistry. An even better scene comes soon after when they welcome back the void in their quartet, Polly (Carrie Preston), a seemingly genteel Southern miss (actually a grifter) newly sprung from prison for identity theft; her biggest piece of bling is a blinking ankle monitor. She turns on the TV, pops open a can of something, and charges up a vibrator, readying herself for a typical night of her new life with blasé defeat. The pivot point is a long scene with Uncle Daddy and his boys cavorting at the club, and their dumb decadence is so ridiculous that I’m tempted to be charitable and praise it as satire. But I worry the characters are trapped in/smothered by a pulp plot that limits their potential to be as compelling as they could and should be. The premiere quickly gives itself over to the crime side of the show, allowing its overbearing men and their boring brand of ugliness to have too much presence. Claws gives you sharp, jagged women to care about. I must admit, I got a kick out of seeing Desna use the tools of her trade as weapons of liberation, thus fulfilling the double meaning of the title. But I won’t. When she isn’t getting banged by Roller — or fulfilling his desire to get choked out by him — she’s laundering drug money for his family, and what she gets in exchange, or what she’s been promised, is a big payday that’ll help her buy her new salon. In one scene, Polly opts out of a ride home so she can keep her current circumstances secret from her friends, not wanting to burden them with her need or feel her shame. Sealed up inside the pastel pulp and bedazzled seediness of Claws, a better show about plucky ladies chasing and suffering their upscale dreams tries to scrape free. “WE SELL BIG SHRIMPS.” Desna cares for an autistic brother, Dean (Harold Perrineau); he spends his days drawing plans for the nicer house they’ll have when she starts making bank with her posh salon. The new TNT drama centers on four women — friends, colleagues, and partners in crime — who make their living at a strip mall nail shop in Palmetto, Fla. Can it? We watch her walk a lonely stretch of highway at night to a cheap roadside motel. Claws   premieres Sunday, June 11 at 9 p.m. The sequence is meant to establish their characters, but it also overstates their sleaziness so that we’ll accept and even approve of the extreme action taken at the end of premiere, a spoiler that sets in motion the concerns of the season’s early episodes and perhaps all of them (TNT only made three episodes available). I want the Mad Men version of this show, not the   Breaking Bad version. In the spirited opening scene, the three of them begin their workday by strutting toward the door as if working a catwalk, delighting in each other’s individuality, signaling the glam-mag good-life fantasies they wish to make true. It makes for a strong, hooking start. The closest we get to the sand is the discount seafood joint next door to Desna’s shop. And I think there’s something quite valuable in a cable crime-time show from a female perspective, specifically the female archetypes who support and suffer the hideous men who dominate them. And yet, my fatigue with the genre — a fatigue that the show itself might be bemoaning — saps my interest. The show made me interested in the biz and artistry of manicurist auteurism and captivated me with a richly realized world embellished with the phosphorescent pop of brightly colored lipstick, tight-pants, dyed hair, and all those glittering, ornate, customized nails. Yet there’s depth here, too. ET on TNT. Her right-hand woman is Jennifer (Jenn Lyon), a mother of two and recovering addict, and her enforcer is Quiet Ann (Judy Reyes), a mostly silent lesbian with cornrow brows and jocular charisma. Show Full Article Desna (Niecy Nash) is the boss, a vibrant lioness who looks after her own and aspires to open a bigger, fancier salon in a better, classier part of town. Their rapport begins to fray when Roller fails to deliver on his promises and begins a sexual relationship with the new girl in Desna’s employ, Virginia (Karrueche Tran), a haughty young thing with issues who taps into the insecurities and jealousies of the older women around her. I could watch a salty-sweet soapy dramedy that exists to unpack the pains and dreams of these women and explore themes of class, race, and gender with inspired, character-driven storytelling. Other times, performance, setting, and unfussy filmmaking tells you everything you need to know about the sadness and stakes without saying anything. I wish I cared more about the show itself. It’s a world of forlorn longing, as the characters reside on the far side of the Gulf Coast’s posh hotels and beaches.

In praise of Adam West’s sincere, goofy Batman

Multiple generations experienced West first as proud self-parody, on   Space Ghost Coast to Coast,   Murphy Brown, NewsRadio,   Family Guy,   The Simpsons,   30 Rock. “His timing, his approach, makes the series. Thank goodness! One time, Harrison Ford got mad at me because I compared him, in his drollness, to Adam West. Of course, “Realism” was a tricky topic, even before we all started living in clashing alternate realities. It feels like the ’60s the way no Batman movie post-Prince-soundtrack ever feels like an actual decade, and it features one of the all-time great line readings by any actor, ever. You shouldn’t listen to those people unless they’ve seen the   Batman movie West made, mid-phenomenon, after the show’s first season. (No reason why, but try just listening to his   Batman show without watching it; it’s great radio.) The words he’s saying could be silly, and they could be profound. “But play it cool.”
Six years ago, I was fortunate enough to interview West at Comic-Con. And he took it as an insult! “He’s so underrated as an actor,” Hamill said. Don’t take it so seriously: comic books, TV shows, acting, fighting, life, death. (Watch   Lookwell   right now, dammit!)   Past a certain point, he mostly played himself. West’s   Batman show was a phenomenon, and then it was a relic, and now it looks ahead of its time, ahead of our time. It’s best remembered for the openly ridiculous moments: Batman fights a shark, say, or Batman runs around with a simmering silent-movie bomb. No one else could. The comic book series   Batman ’66 ran for a few years, centralizing the notion that the show’s campy anti-serious tone was an artistic choice, not some “These guys don’t get it!”   betrayal. No shots fired on Keaton, Kilmer, Clooney, Bale, or Affleck, but all that “realistic” body armor is constricting. They’re good actors; in Bat-costume, they’re chins. For half a century, West played along. And I meant it as an absolute compliment.”
West is underrated. As a blessing for an old man, or a sign that time is a wheel, the culture was just recently starting to catch up to West and to what his Batman show represented. West’s line delivery is deadpan deep baritone, almost talk-sung. West’s   Batman is beautiful nonsense from a time before the average grown-up took superheroes seriously. West-as-Wayne suggested richness beyond leisure, a shirttail Kennedy cousin long-weekending in Hyannisport, reclining on a couch in a comfortable mansion made of picture windows. Superheroes, entertainment, art, life: It’s all nonsense, so why not play along? I could watch him run around with this bomb all day. In “The Joker is Wild,” from January 1966, his Bruce Wayne sits in the living room while his young ward Dick Grayson gets a piano lesson from Aunt Harriet. He was half a century out from playing the Caped Crusader in the ’60s series, and so he was half a century into playing his most profound and influential role: “Adam West,” self-mocking yet totally sincere paragon of a vanished age of television and heroism and sincerity and masculinity. And I challenge any other Bat-actor to say, “Some days you just can’t get rid of a bomb” and make it sound half this funny. Two-Face. And he played it cool. Show Full Article Weirdly, you could argue West was the most life-experienced person to ever play Batman. This year’s LEGO Batman Movie was an homage to multiple notions about the Dark Knight, but there were some extra-special references to West’s era: shark repellent, onscreen “POW!” sound effects, the whole central idea that there is something truly wonderfully, outrageously funny about Batman. There’s a late-series outing of   the   Batman   show called “Surf’s Up! “Gee whiz, Aunt Harriet,” Dick complains, “What’s the big deal about Chopin?”
Bruce Wane interjects. Six-foot-two, pre-muscular, West moves like no other Batman moves. Born William West Anderson, he took the name “Adam West” when he moved to Hollywood: “Adam” like the first man, “West” like the wild frontier. Say that ten times fast; now say it in the same sentence as “the brotherhood of man.” West’s best remembered in the Bat-suit, but he did his best work out of costume as Wayne, a rich dude with half a smirk who wanted for nothing and was casually curious about everything. That’s not a lesson Adam West tried to teach, and yet he taught us. “It’s the universal language. It was a suburban dream of wealth: cool cellar, nice car, piano, maternal non-mother and paternal non-father to handle domestic chores like parents do but enable your wildest instincts like parents can’t. His Batman seems fully invested in superheroism, yet just offside, lack of quote marks producing quote marks, arched eyebrows literally painted on his Bat-mask. By the time the show came along, he’d been in the army, he was twice-divorced, had lived for awhile in Hawaii. No one ever made the word “nonsense” sound lovelier, funnier, more essential. And it was a kids’ dream of adulthood: West’s Wayne was untroubled by anything, flirted like a teenager, fought bad guys for no stakes. “All music is important, Dick,” he says. I’m not going to argue that the ’60s   Batman show is, like, some brilliant incisive parody of the superhero genre. A rich man dresses like a bat and fights psychoanalysis-themed supercriminals: If you believe that, there’s a bridge in   Blüdhaven I’d like to sell you. Hamill’s a talker who loves tangents, and somehow we got to talking about West and his Batman. His Batman show was underrated for years. Many people today have opinions about Batman. The latter is a showcase for the least-remarked-upon thing about West’s Batman. Last year, I interviewed Mark Hamill, the Star Wars star who has voiced Bat-nemesis the Joker for decades now. One of our best hopes for the eventual realization of the brotherhood of man.”
Eventual realization. West himself had a few official DC roles. Joker’s Under!” It is about the Joker trying to become “KING OF THE SURF AND ALL THE SURFERS.” The episode is built from surfing stock footage, a musical interlude featuring green-haired rock band “Johnnie Green and the Green Men,” a “surfer’s hangout run by onetime surfing great Hot Dog Harrigan” called the Hang Five that’s really just a   black-walled set full of furniture colored purple-green-yellow, and lots of two-way radio communication via hot dog. But West-as-Batman was a madness of long limbs, every “action scene” a Batusi waiting to happen. It’s absurd. Will anyone else ever play Batman across 51 years? Everything Batman became post-West was a counterreaction to West himself: tougher, grittier, darker, black costumes, sewer cities,   more realistic man. (Although: Two handsome unmarried men in sweaters don’t tell their dotty old aunt about the outfits they wear when they go out at night.) The show – and the splendid 1966 movie it spawned – is a goof, a sincere goof, so colorful you would think they just invented color, so pointless you wonder why anyone ever tries to make a point. His last listed project on IMDb is “Bruce Wayne/Batman” in something called   Batman vs. But West wasn’t doing comedy, and wasn’t making fun, wasn’t above it all. “Leave your board outside the Hang Five and follow me in,” Batman tells Robin. Dick’s frustrated. I was not an experienced interviewer, and he was a ludicrously experienced interviewee, had been answering questions about the greatest work of his life for more than half of his life. Cut to Adam West, in full Bat get-up, plotting anti-Joker espionage with Burt Ward’s Robin. Or that it gets better when you understand the subtext. Batman is ridiculous, because life is ridiculous. West died this weekend, 88 years old. “We’ve been 45 years with this nonsense,” he said. Even when he wasn’t credited as “Adam West,” he was utterly Adam West. A fake name, but so many good things in life are fake, and he put in time in Hollywood’s fake west in various TV shows before the Caped Crusader came along.

Anderson Cooper on Kathy Griffin: ‘I hope she bounces back’

It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
The journalist noted that he had a right, as Griffin’s friend, to speak out against the picture. He later added: “Look, I wish her well and I hope she bounces back and keeps doing what she does best, which is make people laugh.”
Griffin has been at the center of a media storm since she posed for a photo with a replica of Trump’s bloodied, decapitated head in her hand last month. Anderson Cooper has made it clear that he isn’t pleased with Kathy Griffin‘s controversial photo of Donald Trump, but the CNN anchor says he hopes his longtime friend can make a comeback after the headline-making ordeal. Show Full Article “CNN made the decision not to bring her back,” Cooper said at Friday’s event. “I don’t want anybody’s career to be destroyed because they do something unfortunate and inappropriate,” Cooper said during his Friday appearance at Arizona’s Comerica Theatre alongside Andy Cohen, according to USA Today. — Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017

She apologized again at an emotional press conference as CNN fired her from her annual New Year’s Eve hosting duties alongside Cooper. For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. She later acknowledged in a Twitter video that she “crossed the line” with the display. “People were assuming I was somehow responsible for this and I just felt I should point out that I actually think this is pretty important as somebody who works overseas and, you know, journalists get beheaded and this is not a joke,” he said. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate. “I had nothing to do with it, but I certainly understand why they made that decision.”
In the wake of the photo, Cooper condemned Griffin’s action in a tweet, writing, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in.

Katy Perry on Taylor Swift: ‘I forgive her and I’m sorry’

I think personally that women together — not divided, and none of this petty bulls— — women together will heal the world.”
Perry echoed that sentiment in her chat with Huffington, where she said “there are bigger fish to fry.” “And I love her, and I want the best for her,” she said. On a recent episode of James Corden’s   The Late Late Show,   Perry confirmed her “situation” with Swift all traces back to backing dancers. And they asked me before they went on tour if they could go, and I was like, ‘Yeah, of course. But I will be on a record cycle probably in about a year. It’s all about karma, right? “Now, there is the law of cause and effect. “I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her,” Perry said. I want to put the word out there. “That year came up, right? So be sure to put a 30-day contingency in your contract so you can get out if you want to join me when I say I’m going back on,’” Perry explained. You do something, there’s going to be a reaction, and trust me daddy, there’s going to be a reaction. Check out a timeline of their feud here. I’m not on a record cycle and get the work, and she’s great and all that. Like maybe I don’t agree with everything she does and she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but I just really truly want to come together in a place of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion.”
Although Perry has answered questions about Swift multiple times while doing press for her new album,   Witness,   Swift has yet to say anything publicly about Perry — although she did begin streaming her entire catalog on Spotify and other streaming services the same day   Witness   came out, a move many interpreted as a dig at Perry. “And I think she’s a fantastic songwriter, and I think that, you know, if we, both her and I, can be representatives of strong women that come together despite their differences, I think the whole world is going to go like, ‘Yeah, well we can do this.’ I don’t know. “Okay, so there are three backing dancers that went on tour with her tour, right? Show Full Article They said, ‘Okay, we’re going to go and talk to management about it.’ And they did, and they got fired.”
“But what I want to say is that I’m ready for that BS to be done,” she continued. And I texted all of them because I’m very close with them and I said, ‘Look, just FYI, I’m about to start. When it comes to her feud with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry is “ready to let it go.”
In a conversation with Arianna Huffington for   The Thrive Global Podcast, the “Swish Swish” singer addressed her relationship with Swift and expressed her desire to move past   their differences.

Amy Schumer’s family will be on Celebrity Family Feud and she’s pumped

ET on ABC. After being on family feud you understand it all! It’s finally happening: Amy Schumer’s episode of   Celebrity Family   Feud   is airing Sunday night. Schumer and her siblings taped the episode — which sees their clan go up against Kelly Clarkson and her crew — back in March, and the   Snatched   actress has been sharing her excitement about it ever since. See Schumer’s various posts about the episode below. Just saw @wonderwomanfilm and I loved it and I get it. Show Full Article “Everybody was so into it. Congrats @pattyjenkins @gal_gadot !! A post shared by @amyschumer on Jun 10, 2017 at 8:27pm PDT

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Season 3 of   Celebrity Family Feud premieres Sunday, June 11 at 8 p.m. She even mentioned it during an appearance on   Late Night With Seth Meyers. We were all excited, like, ‘It’s going to be fun!’ And she’s like, ‘We are wasting time between practicing right now.’”
Schumer’s sister’s focus can be seen in some of her Instagram posts leading up to tonight’s airing, as can the whole family’s general enthusiasm as they execute a slow-motion walk to the stage. A post shared by @amyschumer on Jun 10, 2017 at 8:07pm PDT

Let's play the feud #gotjacketsmade #notfuckingaround
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Are you every really ready for the feud? “Except my sister was so serious about it. Great energy in the car #familyfeud 930 abc Sunday night. A post shared by @amyschumer on Jun 4, 2017 at 10:11pm PDT

This Sunday it's going down
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Tomorrow night I'm on @familyfeud with my family. I didn’t have to twist anybody’s arm,” Schumer told Meyers of their decision to go on the Steve Harvey-hosted game show. This is a video of us practicing with my sister bullying me
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Getting fired up for the show.

Orphan Black creator answers season premiere burning questions

We do like our classic sci-fi on Orphan Black. [Laughs] Suffice it to say, Delphine will return. And what the hell was that beast that attacked Sarah? Show Full Article Man, you guys are so mean to poor Cosima! Rachel is back on top and Sarah has no choice but to capitulate and give in, and there’s a couple of people that help her make that choice — one is Mrs. Does that mean we can finally breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to her health? Delphine has many things in those deep French pockets of hers, and there is still plenty of love lost and mayhem in store for those two characters, for Cosima and Delphine. So obviously, there’s a long struggle ahead for Cosima and well, she’s a pretty good scientist so let’s hope that cure is efficacious this time. Westmoreland, a man who’s apparently well over 100 years old, lives and marshals the global forces of Neolution —   those setting out to change the course of human evolution. GRAEME MANSON: Without giving too much away, we have arrived at the top of the pyramid, so to speak. He’s got a new partner, this woman we meet called Maddie. This is where P.T. That is just one of the burning questions we had after taking in the Orphan Black season 5 premiere. What can you say about who or what the hell that was? So we end with Sarah in the boathouse getting shot by a dart and then Rachel comes in and proclaims it a “new day.” What can you say about what’s coming up? So, despite the heavy hand that she’s laying on all of them, she’s sort of wearing this velvet glove — the velvet crowbar we call it. We have arrived at the seat of power at Neolution. And that’s how Rachel gets her way. Or, rather, Rachel ends up administering it to her. I mean, it feels like a bigger sigh at the beginning of this season than there ever has been before. Westmoreland, and the history of this island and community. So this little village on the island is called Revival and this is our sort of version of The Island of Doctor Moreau. So, this terrific ally in Art is compromised as well. So, Rachel actually cures one of her sisters. You give Cosima Delphine, and then you take her away again. For more Orphan Black intel, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss. So, what does this mean for him in terms of how he’s going to play out this situation? Why take Delphine away again? Despite the fact that it’s Rachel’s power play, I think Rachel is showing us some surprising things here. Cosima gives herself the treatment. S who has never given up before, and the other is Arthur, who’s in that position now. Also, is Art compromised? She seems to be an agent of Neolution herself and she’s squeezing him to bring the clones in. It’s a part of the scientific mystery. Moving over to another clone, we see Sarah attacked by some sort of maybe half-man, half-beast type of creature in the woods. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What can you tell us about this island village of Revival where Cosima is? It’s like Neolution finally holds all the cards. It’s a thread of the real backstory of P.T. He’s struggled out from underneath it last year with Duko, but now this person is his new partner and he really doesn’t know which way to look. Well, everybody has a choice to make this year at the beginning. Cosima essentially is living with the enemy and striking that Devil’s bargain of continuing to develop the cure to cure her sisters, but she’s working for the dark side now. It’s the nature of that relationship and the nature of scheduling busy actors. We’re all a little bit compromised at the top of this season. I don’t want to say too much because you know that in the first episode Sarah saw what you saw there. Something is loose on that northern Canadian island and that’s part of the mystery. Cosima may be in the woods in some creepy village in the middle of the nowhere, but is she finally out of the woods when it comes to her clone illness? She is the one at the end of the day who administers this cure to Cosima. How could you do that to her? We went straight to the source for answers and got Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson on the line to discuss the first episode of the final season. Let’s talk about Art for a second, because I think you’re doing something very interesting here. SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched the season 5 premiere of Orphan Black. So, it’s a story we’re going to be picking away at for a bunch of episodes. So, Rachel has her hooks in Sarah now, and we’ll see at the top of episode 2 what kind of pressure Rachel’s going to bring to bear to get exactly what she wants. She got attacked out of the shadows of the deep, dark woods on the Island of Doctor Moreau by something.

Younger is heading to Ireland — and 6 more spoilers from the ATX panel

But, given all that’s happened in this country since that moment, the theme feels more timely than ever. Younger returns to TV Land on Wednesday, June 28 at 10 p.m. “More happens of consequence in season 4 than almost all the seasons before it,” creator Darren Star teased. “The writers did an amazing job not letting Liza off the hook in terms of Kelsey forgiving Liza,” she said. Go inside the TV festival with all our coverage, available here. Much Ado About Josh and Kelsey
“I think both of our hearts really have been broken by Liza,” Tortorella says. What’s the importance of truth and what’s the value of truth?” Star said, referring especially to some of guest star Kristin Chenoweth’s KellyAnne Conway-like character’s dialogue. “It makes sense that these two characters find each other because they have nobody else that they can talk to about this.” Later, Tortorella said that Josh “starts to navigate what his relationships with other people looking and just how he can be the best partner to somebody else.” Of course, he did not say whether or not Kelsey was that “somebody else.”
6. “It takes a long time. And She’ll Be Making Up Even More Words
“Doppelbanger,” anyone? They’re Going to Ireland
“It’s a very special episode,” Star said. Lauren… Is Still Lauren
“There are some unexpected twists and turns for Lauren,” Bernard teases. ‘Truth’ Is at the Heart of the Season Premiere
Of course, that would make sense since Liza (Sutton Foster) telling Kelsey (Hilary Duff) the truth about her age was the third season finale’s big cliffhanger. “She has a lot of strength and a lot of toughness. Kelsey Won’t Be So Forgiving
At least, not right away. I don’t even know that forgiveness is — something else happens — but Liza is in a dark place for awhile there. “There’s a lot of growth and surprises that are in store for all the characters.”
So rather than beat around any bushes with more vagueness than that, we’ll let Star, producer Alison Brown, and the cast in attendance — Miriam Shor, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard, and Nico Tortorella — do all the tea-spilling. Liza has real consequences.”
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3. There is a great moment towards the end of the season where she needs Kelsey in a way that is so sweet.”
7. Here are seven spoilers from the panel, which was moderated by EW’s own Jessica Shaw:
1. “What our entire country is thinking about all the time is what our show’s about.”
2. “A passport does have one’s age on it so that’s all I have to say.”
4. But we were all really happy when further along in the season…” Cue the producers cutting him off! We’ll Learn More About Kelsey’s Past
“She’s a strong girl and I think you might learn more about her character and her backstory this season,” Star said. She is basically now playing for herself.”
5. “It was really uncomfortable on set when Sutton and Hilary were at odds,” Hermann said. Bernard saved the day while still offering insight into how things are going to go for Liza and Kelsey. Entertainment Weekly is on the scene at ATX in Austin, Texas. “She experiments with her sexuality and she’s still this wild and crazy loyal friend. “We just hit the zeitgeist in terms of What is truth? With   Younger returning to TV Land on June 28 for season 4, the show’s panel at ATX Television was all about spoilers and hints and all the goodness that’s ahead. “Because they’re always like this [gestures with his hands close together] and it was like the kid when you’re parents are fighting. Show Full Article