Here are the first images from Marvel’s Star Wars: Captain Phasma comic

By now, we know that Gwendoline Christie’s chrome-plated Stormtrooper survived the destruction of Starkiller Base in   The Force Awakens, despite being cast down into the trash compactor by Finn, Chewie, and Han Solo. The novel, Phasma, written by Delilah S. Dawson, also debuts in September and will explore her backstory. “The   Star Wars   films, with so many fantastic characters, obviously can’t be a ‘Phasma story,’ and it’s especially cool that Phasma is getting explored in-depth in both her forthcoming novel and comic book,” said Thompson. The four-part miniseries is part of the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi storyline, which connects J.J. It will be written by Kelly Thompson (Hawkeye,   Star Wars Annual) and illustrated by Marco Checchetto (known for the   Star Wars series Shattered Empire and Screaming Citadel). Submitted for inspection: Here’s a look at Phasma as she emerges from the rubble. Abrams’ film with writer-director Rian Johnson’s sequel this December. There are no words, and it’s not clear where these images are set in the sequence of the story, so you’ll have to imagine exactly what’s going on for now…
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Show Full Article “The most exciting thing to me about our mini-series is that we were given the awesome responsibility of bridging a gap between   Force Awakens   and   Last Jedi   — of answering the question of what happened to Phasma after she went into that trash chute,” Thompson says. Captain Phasma is breaking out. A new Marvel comic coming out in September will reveal just how she made her getaway, and now we have the first panel reveals from the story.

Los Angeles to light Bat-Signal in Adam West tribute

Jude Children’s Research Hospital and   Camp Rainbow Gold. Tributes have since flown in, including from many of the fellow men who suited up as Batman and his former costar Julie Newmar. The release announcing the news teases the additional appearance of “surprise Bat-guests.”

DC & the @MayorOfLA celebrate the #BrightKnight with an #AdamWestTribute in Los Angeles tomorrow night:
— DC (@DCComics) June 14, 2017

Fans are urged to attend in their best Batman outfits. DC Comics has announced plans for a special tribute to the actor, who died Friday at the age of 88. For those unable to attend, West’s family encourages donations to the   Adam West Memorial Fund   for St. Before Michael Keaton or Ben Affleck donned the Batsuit, West starred as the Caped Crusader in the classic 1960s Batman TV series. At Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday at 9 p.m., Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck will light the Bat-Signal, which in the Batman franchise serves as the call for the hero’s help. Batman may be Gotham’s hero, but on Thursday night, the Bat-Signal will be shining bright in Los Angeles to honor the late Adam West. West, also known for playing a fictionalized version of himself on Family Guy, died Friday after a battle with Leukemia. Show Full Article

Selena Gomez flaunts her acting chops in new ‘Bad Liar’ video

Latest updates Billed as a “film” in its promotional poster, the video sees Gomez seamlessly juggling four characters,   all of whom interact   with one another   —   a quiet   teenager, her stay-at-home mother, schoolteacher father and even the coquettish woman who may or may not be the object of Dad’s affections.With a melody that borrows its bass line from Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” and a directorial vision by Lemonheads bassist (and, more recently, TV director) Jesse Peretz, the video fuses a retro ’70s aesthetic   (Farrah Fawcett wigs and all) with an eerie, seductive atmosphere. Nearly a month after the release of Selena Gomez’s latest single, “Bad Liar,” the 24-year-old singer   finally dropped a much-anticipated video for the sultry lovesick anthem   —   and it doesn’t disappoint. The last thing we see is a fleeting clip of Gomez, with an expression somewhere between vacant and austere, staring solemnly into the camera before   tearfully mouthing “fetish”   in a close-up of her lips.Watch Gomez’s “Bad Liar” video above. The video closes with a brief teaser for Gomez’s next project, called “Fetish,” coming soon.

Corinne Olympios of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ says she’s ‘a victim’ experiencing her ‘worst nightmare’

“The language in the document basically outlines the fact that you will be presented with every type of environment, people, and compromising situations by volunteering to be on the show,” the producer continued. And there’s a lot of misinformation out there too,” Harrison said. “As a woman, this is my worst nightmare and it has now become my reality,” Olympios said. A major issue is whether all parties were capable of granting consent to sexual contact.Jackson — who was portrayed as a “villain” who already had a girlfriend during his recent stint on “The Bachelorette” — has been silent so far about what happened during filming except to tell TMZ   on Tuesday, before Olympios’ statement came out, that he was “all good” with what she might be saying.But a source close to him told People   on Wednesday that   he “certainly isn’t the man he’s being portrayed to be. It’s hard for his loved ones to sit and watch most of the slanderous accusations and comments from individuals who don’t know anything about who he is.”According to a source close to   Olympios,   she has not seen footage from the night in question. “Now, there is nothing in there that would constitute your willingness to be in an illegal act.”On Tuesday, “Bachelor in Paradise” host Chris Harrison issued a statement   about the controversy.“There are   a lot of competing details   in the various press accounts of the incident. It is encompassing. “I am a victim and have spent the last week trying to make sense of what happened …,” Olympios said Wednesday in a statement released by publicist Stan Rosenfield, who also represents the likes of George Clooney and Robert De Niro and,   for seven years, worked with Charlie Sheen.”Although I have little memory of that night, something bad obviously took place, which I understand is why production on the show has now been suspended and a producer on the show has filed a complaint against the production,” Olympios’ statement continued. What Warner Bros. Singer’s clients have included   Sheen, Jim Carrey, a dozen A-list actresses whose photos were stolen from their phones and, until 2015, Bill Cosby.A veteran TV producer who has not worked on any shows in the “Bachelor” franchise spoke to Variety   under condition of anonymity about the industry-standard release that is typically signed by reality-show contestants. “We’re talking about a document that is thick and weighty, that releases the production company and the network from almost every conceivable possibility. “We urge everyone to be patient until the investigation is complete.” Latest updates referred to as “misconduct” has been described as a drunken encounter in which the two disrobed in the Playa Escondida pool and allegedly engaged in sexual acts that didn’t include intercourse. I can’t even think of enough words to describe how in-depth that release is….,” the producer said. (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)”Bachelor in Paradise” cast member Corinne Olympios   is calling what happened June 4 during filming for the show in Mexico her “worst nightmare.”   A drunken   sexual encounter between Olympios and DeMario   Jackson   shut down production on the summer series for an internal investigation after a producer filed a complaint alleging workplace misconduct. “As I pursue the details and facts surrounding that night and the immediate days after, I have retained a group of professionals to ensure that what happened on June 4 comes to light and I can continue my life, including hiring an attorney to obtain justice and seeking therapy to begin dealing with the physical and emotional trauma stemming from that evening.”Olympios has hired high-profile attorney Martin Singer, according to TMZ.

The Crooked Man from The Conjuring 2 to get his own movie

The news about The Crooked Man was first broken by The Hollywood Reporter. EW has confirmed that The Crooked Man from director James Wan’s 2016 hit   The Conjuring 2 is the latest character from the growing Conjuring universe to get his own movie. Sandberg-directed Annabelle: Creation — a prequel to 2014’s haunted doll movie Annabelle — is being released Aug. 11, while filmmaker Corin Hardy (The Hallow) is currently at work on The Nun, about another of the supernatural entities featured in The Conjuring 2, which will arrive in cinemas on July 13, 2018. Show Full Article The David F. The Crooked Man is a terrifying paranormal apparition which appeared briefly, but memorably, in Wan’s horror sequel. Writer Mike Van Waes has been recruited by New Line to pen the script for the movie, which is based on a story by Wan and will be produced by the director and Peter Safran. The Crooked Man is one of several upcoming Conjuring spin-off films.

NeNe Leakes returning to Real Housewives of Atlanta for season 10

It's been a long process but we've finally reached an agreement! Show Full Article Bravo addressed her return in a blog post. The   glam-mother of Georgia is finally back. She later appeared in a supporting capacity across season 8. RELATED: The 20 Best Real Housewives Stars in Bravo History
In addition to her work on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Leakes has also forged a career as a television actress in a number of high-profile projects, including Ryan Murphy’s Fox musical Glee   and as a series regular on the first and only season of his 2012-2013 NBC comedy   The New Normal. NeNe Leakes confirmed Wednesday she has negotiated a deal with Bravo for her long-awaited return to the main cast of   The Real Housewives of Atlanta, tweeting, “it’s been a long process,” but she’s “finally reached an agreement” with the network that will see her back in front of the camera to film scenes for the long-running reality series’ upcoming tenth season. Recently, she has appeared as a cohost on E!’s Fashion Police and she has also been featured as a contestant on competition shows including   The Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars —   she finished in seventh place on both shows. “All hail the Queen for season 10,” Leakes shared on social media, additionally using the hashtag #thethreatisback. All hail the Queen for season 10 of #RHOA @bravotv #thethreatisback
— NeNe Leakes (@NeNeLeakes) June 14, 2017

After debuting as part of the project’s inaugural lineup in 2008, Leakes last fronted the RHOA cast during season 7, which aired for 25 episodes between 2014 and 2015.

Congressional Baseball Game for Charity to air on C-SPAN

And I believe C-SPAN is going to televise the game. Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his Democratic counterpart, confirmed the game’s status at a joint press conference Wednesday. So we’d ask the American people to [say a] prayer for those who were shot, both the congressman and volunteers and our officers. “We’re not going to let incidents like this change our way of life or our daily routines,” Doyle added. “In its current configuration, it has been played since the 1960s. Players on both sides want to do that, they think it’s the right thing to do.”

Show Full Article And it will be ‘play ball’ tomorrow night at 7:05.”
A C-SPAN representative confirmed to EW that the game will be televised. Joe Barton of Texas, the Republican team manager, and Rep. “We’re going to go ahead and play the ball game. “This is a game that has been played off and on for approximately 100 years,” Barton said. The   Congressional Baseball Game for Charity will go on as planned and be televised Thursday, a day after   a lone gunman opened fire on Republican team members during a practice and wounded several people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise. It’s currently tied: 39 wins for each side, plus two ties.”
Pledging that the game will continue with Scalise’s blessing, Barton continued, “We’re united not as Republicans and Democrats, but as United States representatives.

Internet singer Austin Jones charged with felony child-pornography production

I wasn’t thinking clearly.”Over time, I’ve began to see it was wrong and I shouldn’t have done it.” Latest updates The singer’s videos have been viewed millions of times on YouTube, and he has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter. At the time, I thought it was just fun   and goofy. “He admitted that he had used Facebook to have sexually explicit chats with the girls,” the document said, “that he directed them to make videos of themselves dancing in a sexually explicit way and instructed them on what to wear, say, and do in the videos, including performing sexual acts, knowing that they were 14   to 15   years old; that he requested that they send the sexually explicit videos to him, either via Facebook or Apple’s iMessage service; and that he received the videos, viewed them, and masturbated while watching them.”The victims were encouraged to state their accurate ages multiple times in the videos   while “clapping” the cheeks of their buttocks, the document said. According to a charging document   unsealed Tuesday and posted online, Jones’ home was searched Monday and he was interviewed by Homeland Security Investigations. I was young. “Sometimes I’d make videos of myself doing some twerk moves in return. A screen grab from Austin Jones’ YouTube video covering Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself.” (YouTube)Austin Jones, a   24-year-old singer popular on YouTube and social media,   has been charged   with two felony counts of production of child pornography for allegedly persuading underage fans to prove their devotion to him by sending graphic videos shot to his specifications. This isn’t the first time videos the singer solicited from fans have been problematic for him.Two years ago, a petition on sought to have Jones removed from a concert tour because he asked   his young fans to send him videos of themselves twerking. In an   apology video   that year, Jones admitted asking for the videos and said he was   “embarrassed” by the accusations that he had young fans do the suggestive dance.”I’d have conversations online with girls that would involve me asking them to create a video of themselves twerking,” Jones said. “I seriously shouldn’t even be talking to you….”Jones’ Facebook account was shut down May 15, according to the document. Jones, of Bloomington, Ill., was arrested Monday at O’Hare International Airport and charged in federal court Tuesday in Chicago, the Chicago Tribune reported. In 10 of 15 videos sent by Victim A and eight of 25 videos sent by Victim B, the victims were sexually exposed, the document said.”[Do] you realize how lucky you are?!?!,” Jones told Victim B in a   Facebook chat, the document said. “I was desperate for reassurance. Nothing EVER went beyond that.”In explaining why he had   asked for the earlier videos, he also talked about considering killing himself, said he had been hospitalized for “suicidal tendencies” after that scandal broke, and spoke extensively about his troubled childhood.”Asking fans for those things, it was because I was desperate for attention,” Jones said in the 2015 video, embedded below. He was returning to O’Hare after an international tour. I wanted to feel good about myself. I was stupid. Here’s the truth: I NEVER asked them to do anything more than send a twerking video.

Fox News phases out ‘Fair & Balanced’ slogan

A Fox News spokesperson confirmed to EW that the network hasn’t used the slogan in external marketing or on-air promotions since August but said the shift “has nothing to do with programming or editorial decisions.”
Other slogans used by Fox News over the years include “Most Watched. Most Trusted” and “We Report. Ailes, the founder and onetime chairman and CEO of Fox News, came up with the “Fair & Balanced” motto when he launched the network in 1996, and it became the company’s most recognizable rallying cry. You Decide.”

Show Full Article He died last month at age 77. But Ailes   exited Fox News under a cloud last July   after he was accused of serial sexual harassment by multiple women. As first reported by New York magazine, the cable news network has phased out the well-known slogan over the past year as it seeks to move on from its time under Roger Ailes. The “Fair & Balanced” era is over at Fox News Channel.

Roseanne Barr: ‘My new show is not about Trump’


MY NEW SHOW IS NOT ABOUT TRUMP! While Barr has denied endorsing Trump and said she would only vote for herself (she ran in 2012 as a candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party), she told THR last year, the country would be “lucky if [Trump] won.”
Roseanne is expected to return in 2018. IT'S ABOUT A MIDWESTERN FAMILY. Following comments from ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey saying Barr will speak “very honestly” and the 10th season of the sitcom will be “tackling some of the topics that are in the conversation today,” the comedian, who ran for president in 2012, spoke out on the topic. The axing led to conservative backlash, including a petition, which currently boasts more than 397,000 supporters, to boycott ABC. Despite her past comments supporting Donald Trump and her self-titled series revolving around a blue-collar Midwestern family, Roseanne Barr wants to make it clear that her upcoming Roseanne revival is not supporting the president. Show Full Article “We’ll bring back a point of view that has really been missing on the air,” she said. On Wednesday, Barr wrote on Twitter, “MY NEW SHOW IS NOT ABOUT TRUMP! — Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) June 14, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dungey contended at Monday’s Banff World Media Festival that the show would appeal to an audience not fully served on network TV. When you look at how the polling data went in the run-up to the election, it was kind of a big surprise to many people that the election turned out as it did.”
Many conservatives viewed Dungey’s comments as suggesting Roseanne would be a pro-Trump show, which led the president’s counselor and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to tweet, “May have to start watching TV.”

May have to start watching TV. “What the election revealed was that there’s parts of our country that didn’t feel heard, that they didn’t have a voice.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) June 14, 2017

Dungey and ABC’s talk of Roseanne speaking to previously underrepresented viewers comes on the heels of the network canceling the Tim Allen comedy Last Man Standing.

Rough Night is shiny, manic, and spiraling to nowhere

(The arrival of Jess’ Australian year-abroad friend Pippa, played with cracked New Age glee by Kate McKinnon, is a cross she’ll have to bear.)
Somewhere between the cocaine, the Weenie Linguine, and the Craigslist gigolo, things somehow begin to go wrong. Director Lucia Aniello stacks her loose cannon of a script with a few truly great bits and some inspired casting — including Ty Burrell and Demi Moore as a pair of predatory, praline-colored swingers — but then never quite trusts their gifts, blowing out her Girls   Just Wanna Have Hangovers conceit until it feels like the summer-movie equivalent of   a fidget spinner: shiny, manic, and spiraling to nowhere. Comedy is the second time the dead stripper in penis sunglasses falls off a Jet Ski.” Or maybe it’s just Rough Night, a raunchy, wildly off-the-rails farce from the team that more or less brought you Broad City. Scarlett Johansson is Jess, a 30ish Senate candidate who can barely spare a minute   to sit down for Seamless with her fiancé (Paul W. Her college roommate Alice (Jillian Bell) is the one   who insists on reuniting the old crew for an elaborate bachelorette weekend in Miami — including freelance radical Frankie (Ilana Glazer) and Blair (Zoë Kravitz), now a sleek corporate type — even if their paths have diverged since their dorm-room days of midnight Doritos and beer pong. Downs, also a co-writer), let alone celebrate their upcoming union. C+

Show Full Article To paraphrase Mel Brooks, “Tragedy is when I cut my finger.

Jaden Smith is Bruce Wayne in new ‘Batman’ video

After changing into his white Bat-suit, Smith hops from place to place rapping things like “Batman, Batman, Batman, Joker just put me on acid.” He does take some breaks to stand and brood atop a city, much like Christian Bale’s Batman did in Christopher Nolan’s Batman films. Watch the video above. At one point, Smith manages to succinctly summarize Batman’s entire ethos: “Gotta save the day every single way, we don’t really got a choice.”
Smith, whose Twitter avatar currently features him as a child wearing a Batman shirt, originally tweeted back in April that “I Have 2 Videos Dropping In The Next Month” for the singles “Batman” and “Watch Me” from his upcoming album   Syre. A Bat Signal-like spotlight in the sky appears to call him back to the city (where he keeps a copy of Frank Ocean’s   Boys Don’t Cry   zine on his table). He wore a white Batman suit to both high school prom and Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding (later explaining to GQ that “I felt as though I needed to protect everyone there and needed to have the proper gear to do so”). He also announced at the time that “I Will Be Dropping A K Pop Single In The Next 4 Months.” We’re still waiting on that second one. That Batman suit is all over Smith’s latest music video, appropriately titled “Batman.”
The video begins with Smith as Bruce Wayne awakening in a sunny field and swearing for some reason. Show Full Article Sometimes it seems like the only thing Jaden Smith loves more than capitalizing every word in a sentence is Batman.

Julie Newmar pays tribute to ‘special and beloved’ friend Adam West

It was right there, his goodness, from the first time I met him, 51 years ago. I’ve often been asked if our relationship was behind-the-scenes sexual and all that. I mean, even look at his body. A lot of that other stuff — that’s what people do in lieu of being genuine. Adam and I had some juicy dialogue, and we were dressed right, and we played it with all of our bottomless sincerity. Show Full Article People have talked about the campiness of our Batman, but there was a terrific straightness in Adam’s performance. He was 88. And it was the same when I saw him last month. The others are just too dark.” Now, there’s nothing wrong with dark, but I think what they mean is “too forced, too much war, too much pain.”
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Because of our chemistry in the show, it’s always been spoken about, the question of how close Adam and I really were personally. Even though, partially, it looks dated, essentially it’s still all there, with the teasing and sexiness and all that goes on between two people of any age or any sex. But Adam knew how to float on his wonderful realness. For him, it was about being present and not so exaggerated and not tipping the balance of things into the totally unrelatable. On YouTube, there is a clip, about three minutes long, of a seduction scene in which Catwoman is trying to seduce Batman with a poisonous perfume. It was just as flamingly, richly sexual back then as we are today. — of course it was all sexual. But if you want to talk about the quality of our chemistry on-screen, well — oh, come on! And I was asking myself this morning, “What was the bigness of this Batman all about?”
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As it’s been mentioned many times, back then in 1966, we were all at the end of a kind of sweetheart period in the culture, after Eisenhower and Kennedy. He was still his charming, ebullient, bouncy, slightly silly self. Why has my Facebook page lit up like gangbusters? I’ve never spoken on that topic — and I’d like it to always have the question mark   because it continues to involve the audience’s excitement. It was all play and all sex. But she’s best remembered as Catwoman in the seminal 1960s TV series Batman, costarring Adam West as the Caped Crusader. Newmar paid tribute to her lifelong friend:
Oh, Adam was such a sweetheart. I’ve never seen anything like it. West died   on June 9 in Los Angeles after a battle with leukemia. And when you think of how people have behaved in the decades since, in terms of the, shall we say, pleasantness of their manners, you realize why Adam was so special and so beloved. People so often say it to us: “We love the original TV version of Batman. We had fun, and that was the essence of Adam: fun, fun, fun. My phone and my email have just exploded with responses. That is who he was. It’s gone berserk. That’s what life is all about. The emails I’ve gotten from fans of Adam have been so beautifully written. He had a great capacity to be silly, but he was also so real. That was the epitome. Julie Newmar’s career has included a Tony Award-winning role in 1958’s The Marriage-Go-Round, a crazy cameo as a fierce runway model in the video for George Michael’s “Too Funky,” and a Patrick Swyaze movie with her name in the title. He didn’t have those huge fake shoulders. When we were in Batman together, I think the biggest feeling we both had was just: “Let’s enjoy every minute of this.”
I almost have tears in my eyes when I think of the responses I’ve gotten since I received the call from Adam’s agent.

Grammys announce rule changes, nomination reveal date

The amendments include recognizing songwriters who contributed to records nominated for Album of the Year, establishing online-only voting for members,   and creating additional nomination review committees. The committees are purported to ensure that emerging and independent artists, and creators with late-year releases, are considered fairly. In November 2016, Frank Ocean called not submitting his album Blonde for the Grammys his Colin Kaepernick moment, telling the New York Times, “I think the infrastructure of the awarding system and the nomination system and screening system is dated,” and noting that only a handful of black artists had won Album of the Year in the past three decades. The Grammys announced important changes to the awards process Wednesday. Show Full Article For the first time ever, the 13,000 voting members won’t be casting paper ballots. Grammys nominations and awards processes have often been the target of criticism from artists, industry professionals, and music reporters. If they worked on at least one-third of the album, they will be eligible to receive a Grammy. In the past, those titles have not been recognized at all. Instead, they will vote online, which the Recording Academy says provides better access for voters, prevents invalid ballots, and guards against fraud. Nominations review committees have been criticized, too: Grammy voter Rob Kenner wrote in   Complex   in 2014 that the committees go in after voters have decided on nominations and tweak anything that seems “off.” It remains to be seen if these committees help or hurt deserving artists that have been neglected in the voting process. Joining them this year will be committees for rap, contemporary instrumental, and new age categories. The Grammys already have nominations review committees for 15 awards fields. The 2018 Grammy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, January 28 from New York’s Madison Square Garden. Perhaps the most dramatic change is the inclusion of songwriters and other music creators in the nominations for Album of the Year. Kanye West also slammed the Academy in a series of February 2016 tweets,   saying the Grammy awards and nominations process is out of touch, especially with black culture. Nominations for the 60th annual awards will be announced on November 28, per the release.

Katee Sackhoff reveals Battlestar Galactica costar’s blunt criticism

Literally, think about what’s going on instead of being Katee. But it takes one person to come along and in a very beautiful way, call you out and see what you’re doing wrong — but in such a beautiful, delicate way — and be able to teach you how to do something that you already knew but you’re almost scared to do it. My mom just said to ‘fake it until you believe it.’ For the first five or six years of my career, that’s pretty much what I did. Eddie came back out and he goes, ‘Now, you can go back to being Katee, because now, you know how to do it.’”
Concludes Sackhoff: “It was weird because you can fake it in this business. “We did the next take and I literally … started sobbing when I was telling him that I had killed Zak. He just did that without even really trying. He taught me how to act in 30 seconds.”
Park replies, “That sounds like a life lesson right there … it’s like, yikes.”
For more, read our live blog of the Battlestar Galactica reunion panel from ATX Festival. “So, I sat there,” Sackhoff resumed. Show Full Article That’s Eddie. I couldn’t take what had just gone on between me and this person that I loved. But during a scene that called for the actress to go deep into her character’s grief, her veteran costar Edward James Olmos (who played William Adama on the series) shocked Sackhoff by accusing her of not trying and “faking it.”
Here’s what happened (and you can watch Sackhoff telling this story — and two of her costar’s shocked reactions and clips from the scene — in the video above). When I was walking out of the room and I put my hands on my head to cover myself it was because I was literally sobbing — it was the first time I had lived as another person. Check back next week for the exclusive   People/Entertainment Weekly Network (PEN) special,   EW Reunites: The cast of Battlestar Galactica,   here   or download the free app on your favorite device. “I just thought this was the best teaching ground that you could possibly have. So many people do every day. “I had this one moment with Eddie where I was just joking around [between takes] — because I joke around so much on set,” she recalled. But, you’ve got to figure this out first.’ I was like, ‘Okay,’ and he was like, ‘You’re really good at faking it.’”
At this, another “wow” from Trucco and a “damn” from Park. “I started acting when I was really young and I never studied because I just sort of luckily ended up on sets,” Sackhoff begins. Behind the scenes at the Battlestar Galactica reunion at the ATX Festival last week, Katee Sackhoff revealed to EW that a costar once took her to task for her performance on the show — and his harsh critique changed her life (for the better). Sit here and think about it for a second. Of course, we all know Sackhoff earned huge praise for her portrayal of Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on the 2004 series and became an instant fan favorite on the show. “He goes, ‘Just sit here. I taught myself to act in a mirror, figured out what my face looked like, and taught myself how to do those things.”
Then came a scene in early in Battlestar‘s first season (episode 5, “Act of Contrition”) where Starbuck confesses to Admiral Adama that she’s partly responsible for his son Zak’s death (due to giving him an undeserved passing grade during flight training). “He walked up to me and he said, ‘If you tried this much, you’d be so good.’”
At this point while recalling the story, Sackhoff’s costar Grace Park (Boomer) says “whoa.”
and Michael Trucco (Anders) says “wow.”
“I was like, ‘Wow, okay,’” Sackhoff continues. Because once you figure out how to do this, you can be Katee.

29 movies to stream with dad for Father’s Day

is played by the star’s own son, Jaden Smith. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Meet the Parents (2000)

When it comes to meeting your girlfriend’s parents, it doesn’t get much worse than Robert De Niro’s Jack Brynes, a former CIA agent with his own lie detector. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Captain Fantastic (2016)

Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor this year for his performance in Matt Ross’ comedy-drama, which debuted at Sundance in 2016. Doing double duty as director and lead character Troy, Washington brings to life a man whose seething jealousy and rage at his own circumstances in life drives a rift between him and his son. The passion and conviction in Edward’s storytelling is enough to make his son a believer; the touching reconciliation between the two men has the same effect on the audience. Available on:   HBO, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
Chef (2014)

After helming a pair of Iron Man movies and the big-budget sci-fi Western Cowboys & Aliens, Jon Favreau returned to his indie roots with this charming foodie flick. He has a very particular set of skills. The astronaut is also a devoted father — which, it turns out, is much more important than being an astronaut. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Fly Away Home (1996)

When Amy (Anna Paquin) is sent to live with her estranged father, played by Jeff Daniels, after her mother dies, she’s miserable until she finds a nest of goose eggs that she begins to raise. Available on: Cinemax,   Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu
A River Runs Through It (1992)

Based on a semi-autobiographical novella of the same name, this coming-of-age drama follows two brothers, one studious and the other rebellious, as they grow up under the strict eye of their Presbyterian minister father. Directed and narrated by Robert Redford, it’s often referenced in pop culture as the ultimate tale of father-son angst and reconciliation. Amidst his own failures as a self-help guru, Richard learns that the best way to support his family is to just allow them to be themselves. Available on:   Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
Big Fish (2003)

Tim Burton’s father-son comedy-drama Big Fish, based on Daniel Wallace’s novel of the same name, stars Albert Finney as Edward Bloom, an old man on his deathbed, telling the fantastical stories of his life (depicted in flashback, with Ewan McGregor as the young Edward) to his estranged adult son (Billy Crudup), who is skeptical of his father’s tall tales. Available on:   Netflix,   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Life Is Beautiful (1997)

This moving Italian comedy-drama won the Grand Prix at Cannes and Best Foreign Film, Best Actor, and Best Original Score at the Oscars (among four other nominations). Lee must attempt to put aside his own turmoil to find a way to be a guardian to his teenage nephew. The bond between father and son takes the spotlight (especially considering that, in this post-apocalyptic wasteland, there are too few other people and things to take up the screen). Much humor is derived from Jack’s attempts to prove Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) is unworthy of his daughter, but Jack redeems himself when he learns to put his daughter’s feelings above his own misgivings. Williams employs his mix of comedic gifts, improvisational skills, and soulful vulnerability with aplomb, making us all wish we had our own Mrs. Available on:   Netflix,   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
The Descendants (2011)

Matt King (George Clooney) struggles to reconnect with his two daughters in the wake of his wife’s death and simultaneous discovery of her infidelity in Alexander Payne’s comedy-drama, which was based on Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel of the same name and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, also picking up four other nominations. It’s nearly Father’s Day, which means it’s time to celebrate and remember the dads in our lives. Available on:   Starz, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Finding Nemo (2003)

Everybody loves Finding Nemo’s stunning computer animation, bringing the Great Barrier Reef to vivid life; children love its (literally) colorful characters and exciting adventure story in which a clownfish, Marlin (Albert Brooks), tries to track down his son, Nemo (Alexander Gould), with the assistance of a forgetful but unfailingly positive blue tang, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres). His son (Will Forte) sees that his father has fallen prey to a scam, but agrees to accompany him on his trip. No matter how you feel about your dad, you can find a cinematic choice that satisfies and probes the father-child relationship as it exists in your life. Though the movie deals with an older man discovering his sexuality, it also more broadly examines father-child kinships and the importance of honesty and openness for successful relationships, romantic or otherwise. Here are 29 great flicks from the last 25 years to stream right now. Skills he has acquired over a very long career. Their kidnappers, however, picked the wrong American tourists: Kim’s dad is a former CIA field agent (but more importantly, he’s played by Liam Neeson). Doubtfire in our lives. Available on:   Netflix,   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
He Got Game (1998)

Directed by Spike Lee, this film features Denzel Washington in a story that again finds professional sports playing a direct role in his father-son relationship. Doubtfire, to spend more time with his kids. There’s no faking that kind of chemistry! Sure, he may have been selfish and thoughtless and even cruel with his children, but how can we call anyone a bad father who died tragically rescuing his family from the wreckage of a destroyed sinking battleship? Amy and her dad finally begin to connect as she plays “mother goose” to the hatchlings, and he helps teach her to fly ultralight airplanes so she can teach the flock their migratory patterns. Can his daughter help Will find love again? Available on:   Amazon, Google Play, iTunes

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Mrs. In short: Matthew McConaughey stars in Christopher Nolan’s space odyssey as an astronaut searching for a habitable planet on which to continue the human race, which is struggling to survive in a dystopian future. Christopher Jr. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
RV (2006)

Stressed about attending a work meeting that conflicts with a pre-planned family vacation, Bob Munro (Robin Williams) tries to convince his family that an RV road trip will make a better family vacation than a trip to Hawaii. Beginners (2010)

Based on the real-life story of director Mike Mills’ father coming out at the age of 75, this film won Christopher Plummer the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Doubtfire (1993)

After a bitter custody battle, Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) disguises himself as a Scottish housekeeper, Mrs. From fathers and sons to fathers and daughters to untraditional father figures, there’s no shortage of movie dads and fatherly relationships in the cinematic world. The film features some hilarious improvisational riffs from Williams, and its message of rediscovering the value of familial bonds is a pertinent one on Father’s Day. Available on:   iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
Billy Elliot (2000)

Stephen Daldry’s inspiring drama, which was adapted into a stage musical in 2005, follows its title character (Jamie Bell), a preteen boy living in a poor Irish town during the miners’ strike of 1984, who wants to become a ballet dancer. Available on:   Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
Somewhere (2010)

While Sofia Coppola is known for making films about women who are struggling to grow up or feel trapped by their surroundings, her moody drama Somewhere gives that treatment to a dad. Available on:   Amazon Prime,   iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Amazon
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

As Richard Hoover, Greg Kinnear shepherds the motley crew that is his family from Albuquerque, NM to California in a VW van in an effort to help his daughter Olive enter the “Little Miss Sunshine” beauty pageant. Luckily, some is delivered to him in the form of his preteen daughter (Elle Fanning), who visits him at the hotel. Available on:   HBO, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu
Manchester by the Sea (2016)

In this quiet drama from acclaimed writer-director Kenneth Lonergan, Casey Affleck’s Lee Chandler grapples with a tragedy from his past and the loss of his brother in an Oscar-winning performance. Some screen dads are lovable, others are sources of tension for their children; some fathers are not the ones we’re given, but the ones we find along the way. When he witnesses his dad, Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), at work at his job as a mob enforcer, he unwittingly endangers his family and causes the murder of his mother and siblings. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

It doesn’t matter that Ned (Owen Wilson) only might be the son of famed oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray); Wes Anderson’s idiosyncratic The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou still counts as a fatherhood film because with or without confirmation of his patriarchal status, having to confront that possibility is what finally makes Murray’s title character grow up and come to terms with his existence. In their delightful back-and-forth, we watch Maya shift from her parent-trap motives to a deeper understanding of the complexities of love. Stephen Dorff plays a movie star who has had great success and lives at the glamorous Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, but struggles to find meaning in his life. By the end of Finding Nemo, your eyes will be about as dry as the movie’s gorgeous setting. He will look for those sorry morons, he will find them, and he will kill them. His father (Gary Lewis), one of the miners on strike, disapproves of Billy’s dream — that is, until he realizes the depth of his son’s talent and passion. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu
Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams star in Robert Lorenz’s sports drama as a curmudgeonly old baseball scout who is losing his eyesight and his estranged daughter, who joins her father on one last scouting trip to help him complete his work even with his failing vision (metaphor alert!). (Tyler Hoechlin), it doesn’t matter whether his father was a good man or a bad man, only that he was his father. Available on:   Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
Fences (2016)

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play of the same name, this film marked Denzel Washington’s first entry in his attempts to bring all 10 of Wilson’s Pittsburgh-cycle plays to the screen. Available on:   Hulu, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
Interstellar (2014)

It’s hard to describe how the bond between father and daughter is crucial to the plot of Interstellar without spoiling the plot of Interstellar (and for that matter, it’s hard to describe anything about Interstellar without spoiling the plot of Interstellar, and it’s also just hard to describe Interstellar, period). Available on:   Amazon, Google Play, Vudu
Taken (2008)

Pierre Morel’s Taken begins when Kim (Maggie Grace) goes to Europe with her friend, and the girls are promptly abducted. Available on:   FilmStruck, Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
The Family Man (2000)

Think It’s a Wonderful Life in reverse — Nicolas Cage’s Jack Campbell loves his life as a successful (and single) investment broker, but when a chance encounter on Christmas Eve finds him waking up in an alternative universe with a wife and kids, he slowly learns that family, not money, is the greatest treasure of all. As secrets are uncovered, Matt struggles to do right by his family and himself. Writer-director Roberto Benigni stars as Guido, a Jewish-Italian bookseller who is taken, along with his young son, to a concentration camp during WWII. Washington is Jake Shuttlesworth, a convicted murderer who is granted parole to try to convince his promising basketball-playing son (played by real NBA player Ray Allen) to play for the governor’s alma mater in exchange for a reduced sentence. Available on:   iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
The Road (2009)

Filmmaker John Hillcoat brought Cormac McCarthy’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel to life, with Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee playing father and son as they scavenge a desolate environment following a mass extinction. Definitely, maybe. But where the Pixar classic really gets grown-ups is in its infinite wisdom about fatherhood, growing up, and letting go. This heartbreaking drama paints a picture of the imperfect process of learning to be a father in the face of shattering tragedy. The true and inspiring family tale would be enough to earn the movie a spot on our Father’s Day list, but the cherry on top? Even in such a horrific place, Guido’s powerful imagination does not fail him, and he uses it to tell stories and make up games in order to protect his son from the disturbing truth and the terrible danger surrounding them. Skills that make him a nightmare for people like whatever idiots decided to abduct any onscreen daughter of Liam Neeson’s. In a plot that echoes the writer-director’s own back-to-basics approach, Favreau stars as Carl Casper, a celebrated chef who loses his job at a chic restaurant and buys a food truck. Available on:   Hulu,   Amazon, Vudu, Google Play
Road to Perdition (2002)

For Michael Sullivan Jr. Reconnecting with her, and rediscovering himself as a father, helps him break the cycle of his Hollywood ennui. The film grapples with the specter of racism and its impact on a family and how one man’s regrets and failures can haunt not only his own life, but his son’s as well. Driving his new business across the country with his young son (Emjay Anthony), while adding to the menu as he becomes inspired by America’s local cuisines, Carl reconnects with his son and remembers why he loves cooking in the first place. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Nebraska (2013)

Alexander Payne’s funny and touching Nebraska stars Bruce Dern as an elderly man who believes he has won a million-dollar sweepstakes and embarks on a journey to Nebraska to claim his prize. When he loses his wife, he must take his children with him out of this self-imposed isolation and reenter society to attend their mother’s funeral. The dark film leaves audiences asking, what sins of the father are we willing to forgive? Along the way, they repair their relationship and she falls in love with a former ballplayer (Justin Timberlake) her father once scouted. The comedy-drama, shot in black and white, picked up six Oscar nominations, and Dern took home the honor for Best Actor at Cannes in 2013. He plays a father who has trained his six children in survivalist skills and raised them in the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, away from civilization. Available on:   Amazon, Google Play, Vudu
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

Will Smith was nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Chris Gardner in Gabriele Muccino’s The Pursuit of Happyness, which chronicles an episode from the entrepreneur’s life during which he had to take care of his young son soon after losing his home and his livelihood. Both Sullivans go on the run in a bid for safety, while the elder Sullivan also seeks vengeance on his own boss and adoptive father, John Rooney (Paul Newman in a great late-career performance). Available on:   Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

While The Royal Tenenbaums owes its status as one of the most Halloween-ready entries in Wes Anderson’s visually quotable oeuvre to the tracksuit-wearing Chas and eyeliner-happy Margot, it’s the family’s eccentric patriarch, Royal Tenenbaum himself (Gene Hackman), who brings them all together with his deceptions and manipulations — but all in the name of reconciling his dysfunctional family. Available on:   Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play
Definitely, Maybe (2008)

In this delightful rom-com, Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) recounts his romantic history to his daughter Maya (Abigail Breslin) on the eve of his divorce — forcing her to guess which of three women from his past ended up being her mother.

The Sopranos creator: A prequel might work 

“I could conceive of maybe a prequel of The Sopranos,”   Chase said. But what about doing one for The Sopranos? Show Full Article “I wouldn’t want to see that happen, no,” Chase said. “Like recasting? “I could never see [a return of the show] except as a prequel.”
To be clear: HBO says there is no Sopranos prequel currently in development; this is Chase speculatively answering a question. But if Chase and HBO ever wanted to make one, we’d totally vouch   for it.   … Everybody’s getting older, you can’t match people anymore.”
But he did surprise us by adding that there is a way he could see the world of   The Sopranos   returning. You already know HBO has five Game of Thrones prequels in development. As you might expect, Chase was pretty adamant that he would never want to see the Emmy-winning drama brought back to retread the same ground with a new cast — or to pick up after the show’s cryptic finale. For more Sopranos anniversary news, read our story on Chase, Sopranos writer Terence Winter, director Tim Van Patten and star Drea de Matteo giving an oral history of the death of Adriana la Cerva, which is still considered one of the most heartbreaking scenes in TV history. We asked him, in this era of reboots, would he ever want to see The Sopranos revived? EW recently spoke to creator David Chase for the 10-year anniversary of the groundbreaking drama’s finale.

Bob Dylan accused of lifting parts of his Nobel lecture from a study-guide website

“It appears, from all available evidence, that Dylan invented the quote and inserted it into his reading of ‘Moby-Dick,’ ” he wrote. That theme and all that it implies would work its way into more than a few of my songs.” Latest updates And that’s about it. Was it the result of a faulty memory? “He’s in the sea floating on a coffin. In his review, The Times’ Randy Lewis noted:   “[Th]e vast majority of the songs Dylan included on 2015’s ‘Shadows in the Night,’   last year’s ‘Fallen Angels’   and now this follow-up were popularized by Frank Sinatra.”It’s therefore probably no coincidence that in form, content and title, ‘Triplicate’   echoes Sinatra’s latter-years magnum opus, ‘Trilogy,’   a three-album 1980 release organized with a different theme for each disc: ‘The Past,’ ‘The Present’   and ‘The Future.'”In Dylan’s case, the separate discs are individually themed ‘ ‘Til the Sun Goes Down,’ ‘Devil Dolls’   and ‘Comin’   Home Late.’ “In his Nobel lecture, Dylan summarized his takeaway from “Moby-Dick” thusly:   “Ishmael survives,” he wrote. ) do not appear in the novel ‘Moby-Dick’ at all,” Pitzer said Tuesday. As it stands, it’s very much in the spirit of his entire enterprise: to take various American masterworks and absorb and transform them. Was it an egg, left in the lawn to be discovered in case it’s Eastertime too? In his lecture, Dylan also named “All Quiet on the Western Front”   and “The Odyssey” as books that had stuck with him since childhood. The mystery of it makes a wonderful lecture even more wonderful.”Dylan, who won the Nobel in   Literature prize last year,   didn’t travel to Stockholm to accept the honor   and its nearly $1-million   prize on Dec. Greenman, in noticing the apparently invented “Moby-Dick”   quote (“Some men who receive injuries are led to God, others are led to bitterness”) seemed to chalk it up to Dylan being Dylan and had no problem with it. Inspired by commentary by writer Ben Greenman, who noted that Dylan appeared to have invented a quote from the sizable book, Slate’s Andrea Pitzer   analyzed the portion of the lecture pertaining to Herman Melville’s book and found that “more than a dozen” of Dylan’s 78 sentences about it “appear to closely resemble lines from the SparkNotes site.””[M]ost of the key shared phrases in these passages (such as ‘Ahab’s lust for vengeance’   … Answering these questions would be drilling into the American Sphinx, and beside the point anyway. 10 but instead recorded the customary lecture in Los Angeles on June 4 and uploaded it to YouTube on June 5, just beating a six-month deadline to deliver it. The Nobel Foundation posted a transcript as well.”Triplicate,” the 76-year-old’s newest release —   a three-album set covering songs from the Great American Songbook, which followed two other albums of songs written by other people —came out at the end of March. That’s the whole story. (Vince Bucci / Associated Press)Bob Dylan has been accused of stealing a number of sentences about the novel “Moby-Dick” from an online study guide and dropping them into his recent Nobel Prize lecture. “Was it on purpose?

Judd Apatow calls Sony’s ‘clean’ movies ‘absolute bullsh–‘

(Rogen’s films are not included in the current “clean” plans.)
A rep for director Adam McKay also told The Hollywood Reporter, “The Clean Version initiative is news to Adam McKay. This is absolute bullshit and @sony and @SonyPictures is gonna get hell for FUCKING with our movies.Shove the clean versions up your asses!
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 13, 2017

Announced earlier this month, Clean Movies removes   “some scenes of graphic violence, offensive language, sexual innuendo, and other adult content” from specific films. “Holy sh– please don’t do this to our movies. As creators of their films, directors often dedicate years of hard work to realize their full vision, and they rightfully have a vested interest in protecting that work. He would not have agreed to this.”

Holy shit please don't do this to our movies. “@sony and @SonyPictures is gonna get hell for F—ING with our movies,” Apatow wrote. “Shove the clean versions up your asses!” The Trainwreck director produced Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers, two of the 24 films that already received clean versions.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 6, 2017

Man Jit Singh, president of   Sony Home Entertainment, said in a statement (via Variety), “This is a pilot program, developed in response to specific consumer feedback, that offers viewers the option of watching an airline or TV version of certain movies when they purchase the original version. We are committed to vigorously defending against the unauthorized alteration of films.”
Seth Rogen, who produced and starred in Sony’s   The Interview and Sausage Party, tweeted opposition to Clean Movies shortly after the announcement. Sony Pictures is facing opposition from some filmmakers in the industry after the studio announced plans to release “clean versions” of films from its cinematic library. Judd Apatow called the initiative “absolute bullsh–” in a tweet directed at Sony on Tuesday, while the Directors Guild of America released a formal statement denouncing the move. Throughout the years, the DGA has achieved hard-fought creative rights gains protecting our members from such practices. Thanks. Thanks,” he wrote. “Directors have the right to edit their feature films for every non-theatrical platform, plain and simple,” the DGA said in a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly. “Taking a director’s edit for one platform, and then releasing it on another — without giving the director the opportunity to edit — violates our agreement. Marc Webb and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies, 50 First Dates, and the original Ghostbusters are among those already available in this format with more on the way. We discussed this program, and the use of these pre-existing versions, with each director or their representatives.”

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Legends of Tomorrow casts Billy Zane as P.T. Barnum

Executive producer Phil Klemperer has offered up a detailed description of the role that also offers insight on what’s in store for season 3:
“Obviously, we couldn’t resist putting Victor Garber and Billy Zane back on screen for the first time since the TITANIC. “The thing about history books is that they turn famous people into 2-D characters. Ashe will play Zari Adrianna Tomaz, a new member of the team aboard the Waverider. RELATED: Super Stars! Barnum because we knew that he would be able to find the soul beneath the larger-than-life showman. “But I’ve wanted to bring Billy onto LEGENDS every since I saw him in a friend’s comedy pilot. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be leaning heavily into historical figures in season 3! Barnum on the CW super series. Show Full Article A guy who made things ‘go viral’ before that was a thing. This season on LEGENDS, we want to meet other famous figures from history, people like Barnum, people we think we know, so that we can find the aspects of them, the parts of their story, that the history books left out — we want to bring history to life by infusing it with heart, humor, and total absurdity (often at the same time).”
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Zane is no stranger to the world of superheroes, having played The Phantom in the titular 1996 film. The Titanic star will appear in one episode. EW can exclusively reveal that Billy Zane has been tapped to play P.T. Anyone who works in TV can relate to that, right?! His credits also include Twin Peaks, Zoolander, and Back to the Future. Anyway, Billy seemed like the perfect guy to get that duality. Sure, in one sense, he’s the villain of our story, but in another, he’s just a guy who wants to put on a good show. ET this fall on The CW. Truth is, Barnum never said ‘there’s a sucker born every minute.’ He was less a conman, more the father of modern advertising. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns Tuesdays at 9 p.m. See Celebs Dressed Like Superheroes
The news comes on the heels of Tala Ashe (American Odyssey) joining the cast as a new series regular. I’m not sure that people know how funny Billy is, although we cast him as P.T.