Kendrick Lamar debuts bloody ‘ELEMENT.’ video

See the “ELEMENT.” video above. VIDEO:   7 Most Expensive Music Videos

Lamar sets out next month on his   DAMN. The unsettling visual depicts a burning wooden house, inmates at a jail, and police officers, among other scenes. tour, which will hit arenas across the country through early September. The Little Homies, Lamar’s collaborative visual duo with Top Dawg Entertainment co-president Dave Free, also receive directing credits. Show Full Article 2 in Miami. “ELEMENT.” is the third song from Lamar’s   DAMN. “HUMBLE.” was released in late March, shortly before   DAMN.‘s April release, while the Don Cheadle-starring “DNA.” dropped days after the album. The trek begins July 12 in Glendale, Arizona, and concludes Sept. Lamar himself also appears in the video, which was co-directed by Jonas Lindstroem. Kendrick Lamar shared a music video for “ELEMENT.” on Tuesday. — EW’s favorite album of the year so far —   to receive the music video treatment.

Better Call Saul renewed for season 4

The end of season 3 finale packed a shock as Jimmy’s brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), who was struggling with mental illness, took his own life by setting the room on fire. Better Call Saul‘s season 3 finale aired on June 19. In season 3, the show started to inch closer toward the   Breaking Bad timeline, reintroducing several characters from that universe, including the full-time addition of Giancarlo Esposito, who played   Bad‘s most storied villain, Gustavo Fring. The renewal news was expected, but AMC kept fans waiting a little longer than expected, as the season 3 renewal announcement arrived while season 2 was still airing. The network announced on Tuesday that it has renewed Better Call Saul for a fourth season. The series, which averaged 3.6 million viewers per episode in season 3, was nominated for an Outstanding Drama Series Emmy in seasons 1 and 2, with Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks earning nods in both seasons as well. The finale drew 3.7 million viewers in Live+3, which was down from the 4.4 million viewers for season 2’s ender. Better Call Saul — which was created by Bad overlord Vince Gilligan and executive producer Peter Gould — also stars Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, and Michael Mando. Show Full Article The Breaking Bad   prequel that focuses on the transformation of go-getter attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) into the slimy consigliere Saul Goodman from   Breaking Bad will return in 2018 with 10 more episodes. AMC will keep on calling Saul.

6 songs to listen to if you love Halsey’s ‘Now or Never’

The Voice alum embraces a low-end familiar to Halsey fans while weaving a tale of sexual assault, where she plays both the victim and the aggressor. Melanie Martinez, “Tag, you’re It”

Turn the bass way up. Show Full Article But on her solo material, like this track off her 2014 LP, she embraces a nihilistic, love-me-forever-or-never-speak-to-me-again viewpoint similar to Halsey’s. If the track has struck a nerve you like, there’s plenty more raw-edged bangers floating around the internet you might enjoy. “Step, step out the Beemer/ Angels in the clouds rain down, best believe it.”
Bryson Tiller, “Somethin’ Tell Me”

Is there a concept more torturing and relatable than that of star-crossed lovers? Cashmere Cat, “Quit” feat. Ariana Grande

A powerhouse female vocalist, lyrics lamenting the shackles of an unfit romance, and ace production from Norwegian export Cashmere Cat. If “Now Or Never” sees its protagonist wrestling with a doomed relationship, this is the punchy, better-than-ever aftermath. The ambitious set became the first No.1 album from a female artist on the Billboard 200 chart in 2017 (it has since been followed by LPs from both Katy Perry and Lorde). Zella Day, “Hypnotic”  

Love is all-consuming — and both these women know it. MØ, “Waste of Time”

The Danish singer has been catapulted to the top of the charts a couple times in recent years, thanks to prime placement on behemoth singles like “Lean On” from dance music trio Major Lazer and “Don’t Leave,” her collab with production duo Snakehips. Both Tiller and Halsey combat such an inevitable reality in their cuts — while both also embrace sensuous, trap-soul beats. “Said you know I wanna keep you around,” Halsey spits. Halsey returned with her trippy opus — and second studio album — hopeless fountain kingdom earlier this month. As well as serving as a guest vocalist, the 27-year-old songsmith also wrote this attitude-laden track off Charli XCX’s February mixtape. Try both. EW’s favorite swaps are below. Are we referring to “Now Or Never” or, streaming above, “Quit”? “I’m a dreamer,” the chorus echoes. Starrah and RAYE

Starrah has been busy in 2017. Charli XCX, “Dreamer” feat. “Now Or Never,” its lead single, has been bouncing around the Top 20 of the Hot 100 and has received over 100 streams on Spotify so far. The 22-year-old pop adventurist penned the tune with Rihanna-cohort Starrah (you can thank her for “Needed Me,” off Rih’s 2016 collection ANTI). “‘Round forever, hey, hey, hey/ I want you to love me now, now, now, now, now, now.” Day isequally lovesick on her 2015 EP, countering, “You got me talking in my sleep/ I don’t wanna come back down/ I don’t wanna touch the ground.” That they both toy with an electro-R&B sensibility, well, that’s just fitting, isn’t it?

Edgar Wright says he’ll never watch Ant-Man

In the end, Peyton Reed signed on as director and the Paul Rudd-starring superhero flick hit theaters in 2015, but now, Wright is opening up about his departure —   and revealing that he never watched the final film. “I have not spoken to him at all,” Wright said. “And when I saw that the person sitting next to me was going to watch the movie, I thought, hmm, maybe I’m going to do some work on my laptop.”
In the wake of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s departure from the young Han Solo movie, many have drawn comparisons between that film and Ant-Man, both of which are produced under the Disney umbrella. When Baby Driver hits theaters on June 28, it’ll be four years since the release of the last Edgar Wright movie (2013’s The World’s End). He also revealed that he had zero communication with Reed when he took over. It’s rare for a director to leave a film that late in the production process —   Wright had already cast Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Evangeline Lilly, while Lord and Miller were well into filming —   but Wright said that when he walked away from Ant-Man, he never looked back. Show Full Article “It would kind of be like asking me, ‘Do you want to watch your ex-girlfriend have sex?’ Like, ‘No, I’m good.’”
Wright added that although he has a writing credit on the final film and he’s close friends with Rudd, he has “zero regrets about not doing the movie,” and he has no desire to see the final cut. “I think the last communication I had with him is I said, “’Please don’t just use my storyboards,’ and then I’ve never spoken to him anymore ever since.”
Read the full Q&A at Uproxx. But originally, the writer-director had another film slated for release in that time period: Marvel’s Ant-Man, which Wright departed in 2014 after spending eight years developing the project. “The closest I came to it was that somebody sitting near me on a flight was watching it,” he said. “I haven’t seen it and I haven’t even seen the trailer,” Wright told Uproxx’s Mike Ryan.

Halt and Catch Fire season 4 teaser reveals premiere date

ET on AMC. Alongside our exceptional cast, writing staff, producers, and network partners, we couldn’t be more excited to share these final 10 episodes of this beautiful thing we all made together.”  
Watch the teaser above, and check out the first photos from the new season below. Halt and Catch Fire is searching for a connection in its final season. On Tuesday, AMC released a new teaser for the fantastic techno-drama’s upcoming fourth season, which debuts August 19 with a two-hour premiere. In addition to spotlighting Joe (Lee Pace), Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), Donna (Kerry Bishé), and John (Toby Huss), the new trailer also reveals a   glimpse at Anna Chlumsky, who is guest-starring this season. Katie Herman, apparently “a crucial role in this season’s central business ventures.”
“Six years ago, AMC bet on a passion project and the two untested young guys behind it. “At its core, Halt and Catch Fire   has always been about how people who make things put themselves into the things they create. As a consequence, we’ve been allowed to take the creative journey of our lives and tell a story that, over four seasons, became something greater than the sum of its parts,” co-creators and executive producers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. The   Veep   actress is playing chief ontologist Dr. Rogers said in a statement. As teased by a press release, the new season will follow the characters as they navigate the early days of the internet and ponder their professional and personal lives while “the competitive nature of the tech worlds continues to complicate and affect their relationships.”
“We’re building it together, and it’s awesome,” Gordon (Scoot McNairy) says in the short clip. Show Full Article Bob Mahoney/AMC
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Halt and Catch Fire premieres August 19 at 9 p.m.

Britney Spears slams decades of lip-sync accusations: ‘It really pisses me off’

Britney Spears is well aware of all the lip-sync claims slung her way over the years, and she’s over it. In a new interview with an Israeli TV show prior to her performance in Tel Aviv on July 3, the pop diva did not hold back her thoughts. Similar claims persisted through her successful residency in Las Vegas. “A lot of people think that I don’t sing live. “I’m glad you’re addressing this question because it’s really funny,” she said when a reporter asked how much of her Piece of Me tour concerts are live. pic.twitter.com/19NKnnRgH0
— Britney In Israel (@Stan4Godney) June 27, 2017

One of the more widely known instances of these allegations, of course, was the media “Circus” erupting over Spears’ infamous performance of “Gimme More” at the MTV VMAs in 2007. She’s singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There’s no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time.”

Show Full Article Exclusive: Britney in a new interview for the Israeli TV about her playback issue! It really pisses me off because I am busting my ass out there and singing at the same time and nobody ever really gives me credit for it, you know?”
Watch a clip from the interview below. I usually, because I’m dancing so much, I do have a little bit of playback, but there’s a mixture of my voice and the playback. GALLERY:   35 Photos of Britney Spears For Her 35th Birthday
Her latest comments on the matter come shortly after she was accused of lip-syncing during a performance on her pitstop in Japan, where video seemed to show her mouth out of sync with the words of the song after a microphone slip. Her manager, Adam Leber, told Medium in 2014, “To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does.

Jimmy Fallon passes Stephen Colbert in ratings for first time since Trump’s inauguration

With President Trump in the White House, viewers have seemed to prefer Colbert’s politically minded humor to Fallon’s fun-with-celebrities routine. Show Full Article Fallon also retained his edge in the valuable 18-49 demographic. It remains to be seen whether this will continue, however, since Colbert only aired three new episodes last week — Thursday and Friday nights featured reruns while the host traveled to Russia collecting future material. That changed a bit last week, however, when Fallon achieved more total viewers than his rival for the first time in months. According to Deadline,   The Tonight Show   averaged 2.656 million viewers last week, while   Late Night   scored   2.622 million. Donald Trump’s electoral victory in November, and the administration that has resulted, has been widely felt across American culture in the months since. One particular sign of changing times has been late-night TV ratings, where Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show has finally started to break years of dominance by Jimmy Fallon’s   The Tonight Show.

Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones gets new 10th anniversary cover

7, 2017, but is available for pre-order now. Check out the cover and portrait, below. The book also features chapter header illustrations, black-and-white illustrations scattered throughout the book, and   The Clave’s Confidential Files   on our favorite characters, written by Clare herself. To commemorate this milestone,   City of Bones   is getting a stunning new anniversary edition, packed with brand new content. The 10th anniversary edition of   City of Bones   will be out Nov. Cassandra Clare’s   City of Bones   — the first installment in her riveting Mortal Instruments series — turns 10 this year. EW can reveal both the 10th anniversary cover (a cloth-over-board jacket with text and art stamped in foil) as well as a portrait of Jace Wayland — one of six full-color character portraits that will appear in the new book. Simon & Schuster
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Netflix orders new ’90s-set show, Everything Sucks!

The series — created by Ben York Jones (Like Crazy, Newness) and   Michael Mohan (Save the Date, Pink Grapefuit) —   will explore the collision between the high school’s A.V. Peyton Kennedy and Jahi Winston star as students Kate Messner and Luke O’Neil, with Patch Darragh   and Claudine Nako playing   their respective parents. Everything Sucks! Show Full Article The streaming service has ordered 10 episodes of   Everything Sucks!, a new series exploring the various intersections of high school misfits in 1996 Oregon. club and its drama club. will be a half-hour dramedy. Like another recent Netflix series,   GLOW,   Everything Sucks! The dream of the ’90s is alive on Netflix. Judging by its title, it’s probably a safe bet the show will explore the myopia and slacker culture that characterized that decade in the popular imagination. is set to hit Netflix in 2018.

The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof’s last-minute Emmy campaign promises Justin Theroux sans sweatpants

I'm done now. “Nominate Theroux and the sweatpants go away. Over the course of its critically acclaimed three season run, the HBO drama hasn’t received a single Primetime Emmy nomination. #FYC2017
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Emmy nominations will be announced on July 13. #LastDayOfEmmyVoting,” reads one of the memes Lindelof posted. But on the final day of Emmy voting Monday, series co-creator Damon Lindelof made a last-ditch effort to change that with social media push making some rather tantalizing promises. Show Full Article Check out the hilarious Emmy campaign below:

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I apologize for flooding y'all's feeds, but recognition needs to be given to these fantastic artists. The   showrunner also went to bat for other members of the cast members Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Ann Dowd, Kevin Carroll, and director Mimi Leder. In a series of posts on Instagram, Lindelof has shared several   Leftovers memes that implied Justin Theroux will get naked if the show is nominated for an Emmy. With   the series finale having aired earlier this month, there’s one thing left for   The Leftovers to do: get itself some Emmy nominations!

Hellboy star is a robot detective in exclusive Automata trailer

The Automata pilot receives its world premiere June 29 as part of the Independent Pilot Competition at SeriesFest in Denver, Colorado. Show Full Article The pilot also stars Jen Taylor. Watch the trailer for Automata above. The pilot was partly financed   via Kickstarter, where it raised   an impressive   $473,494. The TV pilot Automata is set in an alternate-history Prohibition-era New York, where it is not liquor which is outlawed but rather the production of sentient robots or “automatons.”   The show follows private detective Sam Regal (Basil Harris) and his automaton partner Carl Swangee (Doug Jones from Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy), who are hired to spy on a prominent businessman’s spouse and, following her unexpected murder, find themselves wrapped up in an investigation filled with increasing intrigue and deception. Based on a web comic of the same name,   Automata is directed by Van Alan.

Chad Michael Murray brings A Cinderella Story to life for prom

Chad Michael Murray became Prince Charming again for a good cause. “It was incredible,” he wrote alongside a video he put up on Instagram. Austin and Drake Bell, both of whom also made appearances. #myjobiscoolerthanyours #chadmichaelmurray @chadmurray15 thanks for showing up and making some of these kids (and nurse's) night! On Saturday, they dressed in gowns and tuxedos, danced and posed for pictures. This is so exciting.”

See more photos below. Scrubs by @jaanuubydrneela
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Show Full Article Thanku @warnerbrosentertainment for letting me take the wardrobe out for a night. Big win- IT STILL FITS!”

Had the amazing pleasure of attending the #CHOC Prom last night. Big win- IT STILL FITS! Met the best kids & got to dance with my Wife at her 1st Prom. “My high school graduation was 18 years ago. “I Brought Austin Ames out of retirement, I mean Hey it’s Prom! I Brought Austin Ames out of retirement, I mean Hey it's Prom! The event provides a night of normalcy for teens who may have had to skip their high school proms because they were in the hospital or have weakened immune systems. Always awesome seeing @chadmurray15 😊👌🏽
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Murray also shared a video through Facebook Live and posed with actors Jake T. Great time tonight celebrating the #CHOC Prom! “I’m about to go to prom again. It was incredible. Former and current Children’s Hospital of Orange County teen cancer patients and their guests held the annual event with the theme "Alice in Wonderland". The event is meant to offer a night of normalcy for kids who may have had to miss their own schools’ proms due to illness. This is one of 4 or 5 rooms they decorated. It’s insanity,” he said in the video. Murray thanked Warner Bros. 👑@chadmurray15 #CHOC #prom #austinames
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The hospital celebrated its 16th time throwing the prom, which played host to 250 cancer patients and guests. Austin (@jaketaustin) on Jun 24, 2017 at 10:48pm PDT

Such an awesome night!!❤️
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Had a great time with friends and meeting new people 🤗🤗💖
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Down the rabbit hole for CHOC's oncology prom, meeting Chad Michael Murray on the way. Thanku @warnerbrosentertainment for letting me take the wardrobe out for a night. The actor dusted off his old costume from 2004’s A Cinderella Story to attend an Alice in Wonderland-themed prom thrown by the   Children’s Hospital of Orange County on Saturday. for letting him “take the wardrobe out for a night,” which also marked his wife Sarah Roemer’s first prom. #cinderellastory #AustinAmesLives #PrincetonGirl #Nomad #prom
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I waited for a prince and he took me to my 1st prom. Prom guest Chad Michael Murray greets Liliana Paez Gallardodiring their annual CHOC oncology prom at CHOC Children's hospital in Orange, CA on Saturday. Met the best kids & got to dance with my Wife at her 1st Prom. Hairdressers and make-up artists helped the teens get ready.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Here’s how to celebrate its 20th anniversary

19. Show Full Article Also included will be an issue of the official   Buffy   comic book with an exclusive cover, available only for a limited time. And while there will be giveaways happening throughout the event, social media-savvy fans of the show will get a chance to win an exclusive spell from the previously announced   Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire   (available later this year) stored in a small glass vial. The DVD will be released Sept. There will also be stations where fans can test out the Buffy table-top board game and interactive wall-sized   Buffy coloring pages. Those interested in attending can register on the official   Buffy   Facebook page, where portions of the event will be live-streamed. The night’s events include both a   Buffy Fandom Feud Trivia Contest   and a   Buffy   Cosplay Contest, with fans testing their knowledge and cosplay abilities to win Slayer swag. Among the items up for sale (all of which will be released later this year) are:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Boxed Set
Go back to the beginning and relive all 144 episodes of Buffy’s story as she arrives in Sunnydale and proceeds to defend it from all manners of evil creatures, now all featured on this 39-disc set. 20th Century Fox
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San Diego Comic-Con 2017 runs from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23. Attendees will also be able to have some   Buffy 20th anniversary cake and signature Slayer-inspired drinks while displaying their improv (and memory) skills as they try and recreate scenes from the show’s beloved musical episode, “Once More, With Feeling!”
Other episode-specific opportunities include a chance to take pictures with a life-size image of iconic “Hush” villains The Gentlemen. Buffy the Vampire Slayer   turned 20 a few months ago   — but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to end there. Funko Rock Candy Figures
Best pals Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg will be released in August — perfect for anyone who wants to make their collection   slay. This year’s San Diego Comic-Con   will feature a fan event on July 22 that will allow all members of the Scooby Gang to not only participate in a range of   Buffy-themed activities but also purchase new merchandise tied to Joss Whedon’s series.

The 13 Reasons Why cast marched in San Francisco’s Pride parade and brought us joy

The cast has proven to be supportive of queer rights and culture in the past. Obama) Filled with #pride to march for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, for love-in my hometown! Today is yours. ❤️💛
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"When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." (B. "When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free." (B. Pride seems like a fitting place to include these narratives and celebrate the characters’ diversity. #pride
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Still pumped from yesterday #loveisloveisloveislove
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PRIDE ❤️💛💚💙💜 Wishing everyone a beautiful and safe day, full of love. We love you. Katherine Langford, Michele Selene Ang, Alisha Boe, Joey Maryo, Justin Prentice, Christian Navarro, and more hopped on Netflix’s float emblazoned with “So many reasons to be proud,” wearing shirts with the message “Be an original,” alluding to 13 Reasons being an original Netflix series. Thankyou to everyone who came out this weekend, and to those who continually support the community. Cast members from Netflix’s   13 Reasons Why marched in San Fransisco’s Pride parade Sunday and took to Instagram to document the fun. Boe, who plays Jessica, told EW in an interview that while some cast members were living in the same apartment by chance, they bonded over RuPaul’s Drag Race. 🌈❤️🌈💚🌈💙🌈💜🌈💛 @netflix @13reasonswhy
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@netflix @13reasonswhy I'm so very proud to be apart of such an important, inclusive, diverse, and dynamic cast. May we continue to support and fight for those who are marginalised 💖
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Show Full Article I love you. “I lived two doors down from Christian, and every day after set, I would go over to his place and watch RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Check out photos and videos from the cast below. Among depression, bullying, and suicide, another theme of   13 Reasons Why   is homophobia. We truly love being able to stand with our #lgbtq community in unity and strength. 🌈❤️🌈💚🌈💙🌈💜🌈💛 @netflix @13reasonswhy
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#TonyPadilla, Pride Icon #13reasonswhy @christianleenavarro #proud #SFPride @13reasonswhy
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Love is for everyone. Obama) Filled with #pride to march for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, for love-in my hometown! One central character of the show, Courtney, played by Michele Selene Ang, struggles with her sexuality and fears her classmates will find out she is gay.

Carmichael Show mass shooting episode will now air June 28

 

Show Full Article It was a very great collaborative moment. “Shoot-Up-Able” was slated to air June 14, but the network opted at the last minute to pull it from the schedule after one shooting at a Republican Congressional baseball team practice in Virginia left four people injured and another at a UPS facility in California left three people dead and two more wounded. To pull that is just criminal. Carmichael expressed his dissatisfaction about NBC’s decision to yank the episode to Chelsea Handler on her Netflix talk show, saying, “A lot of times when things like this happen and someone wants to talk about it in an outlet that’s not the news, people will say, ‘Too soon.’ But when is it not too soon? “The family tries to get Jerrod to talk about his feelings about it,” Carmichael told EW last month. NBC has finally reset the date for an episode of The Carmichael Show   that deals with the   aftermath of a mass shooting, EW has confirmed. Unfortunately, these things happen constantly and it’s a thing that breaks all of our hearts. “But it was a great moment for me and Bob Greenblatt talking about this. “Ultimately, the network’s largest fears won out and they decided not to air it,” Carmichael said. We handled the episode with as much love and integrity as we could. It did not depict the actual shooting. …   I understand a corporation making that decision, but really, to me, what it says is you don’t think America is smart enough to handle real dialogue and something that reflects real family conversations and something that feels honest and true and still respects the victims. He was very thoughtful about it and he had a lot of real things to say, a lot of real concerns, and I think we handled it. It, unfortunately, did not produce   the result that I think we wanted.”
Viewers will finally get to see the results of Carmichael’s efforts Wednesday night at 9 p.m. It does a disservice to the viewer, it does a disservice to you, it does a disservice to all of us.”
A few days later, he explained to IndieWire that he was appreciative of the dialogue that he had with NBC Entertainment chairmen Bob Greenblatt about the episode. The Carmichael Show   is   a critic-friendly family comedy that delves into topics such as   gun control and sexual assault, and this episode focuses on the emotional fallout of   a deadly mall shooting that Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) witnessed. ET on NBC.

Leslie Jones slams L.A.’s Ritz-Carlton: ‘They don’t like black people’

(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)Leslie Jones’ successful night hosting the BET Awards on Sunday took an inhospitable turn when her stay   at a Los Angeles hotel was allegedly   marred by racism.The “Saturday Night Live” star tweeted to her more than 694,000 followers   on Monday about having the “worst stay” at the   Ritz-Carlton   in downtown Los Angeles,   near where the show took place,   asserting that “they don’t like black people.”The 49-year-old comic did not elaborate on her experience, and her reps did not immediately respond to The Times’ request for comment.In an attempt to alleviate the situation,   reps for the luxury hotel responded to the “Ghostbusters” actress’ accusatory tweet with a tweet of their own, saying they pride themselves on “providing excellent service to all” and were   “very sorry to hear this.” The tweet also said they would look into the incident   right away.In a statement to The Times, the Ritz-Carlton declined to comment on Jones’ complaint but reiterated its customer service mantra.”Diversity and inclusion are part of the fabric of The Ritz-Carlton’s   culture and operations,” the statement said. While we do not comment publicly about individual guests, we take every guest concern seriously and work quickly to resolve issues.”In a phone interview with The Times, Amy Campbell, the hotel’s director of public relations, also declined to comment on the specifics but confirmed that the incident did take place at the downtown property and that it was being investigated.Update, 9:55 a.m.: This post has been updated to include the hotel’s location and Campbell’s statement. “We remain committed to providing an environment where all feel welcome. Latest updates

DJ Khaled’s dream team doesn’t fulfill its potential on Grateful: EW review

Khaled’s ability to summon music’s Avengers remains unrivaled — Grateful‘s roster easily outstrips the ones Mike Will Made-It and 2 Chainz assembled for their 2017 albums. Show Full Article Migos sound weary on the inert “Major Bag Alert” — are there pop songs without Migos on them these days? Barrett on “Nobody,” while Nicki Minaj brings flashy attitude to “I Can’t Lie.” (“Yes, I am iconic, bitch,” she raps in one memorable line. With his industry connections and cachet, he’s able to unite voices who otherwise might not appear on wax together. You’re just as likely to see a Snapchat video of Khaled riding a Jet Ski or a commercial of him promoting Ciroc as you are to hear one of his songs. Key Tracks
“Wild Thoughts”
Rihanna’s latest cut has the makings of a Song of the Summer — and ups anticipation for her follow-up to last year’s   ANTI. Like last year’s Major Key, Grateful does have its moments. Barrett sample masterfully. — and Chance the Rapper’s rendition of the alphabet song on “I Love You So Much” won’t have much of an audience beyond the pre-K set. On many of Grateful’s tracks, Khaled seems to have expended significant effort in recruiting talent and relatively little on soliciting creative performances. “Nobody”
Alicia Keys and Nicki Minaj team on this uplifting anthem, which deploys a Pastor T.L. (It debuted at No. “P—- get ’em hooked like phonics, sis.”) Still, even these album highlights don’t transcend in a substantive way like   Key‘s Kendrick Lamar vehicle “Holy Key.”
VIDEO:   DJ Khaled Reveals a Surprise Collaboration with Rihanna

Generally,   Grateful‘s major guests sound like they’re mailing it in. And “Wild Thoughts,” Khaled’s Santana-sampling team-up with Rihanna, has the summery swagger to dominate the airwaves. So, despite its whopping 87-minute runtime and packed guest list — which includes Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Rihanna, just to name a few — Khaled’s 10th album, Grateful, feels like something of an afterthought. For starters, there’s “I’m the One,” the Bieber-Chance-Quavo-Weezy cut that topped the Hot 100 before the album even dropped. But with so much talent and so much content, it’s frustrating that he couldn’t deliver a higher-quality product. These days, Khaled Mohamed Khaled, the 41-year-old producer better known as DJ Khaled, is so much more than a musician. 4 on the Hot 100 this week.) Alicia Keys beautifully duets with a sample of gospel singer Pastor T.L. (In fact, the latter song is aimed at Chance’s young daughter and Khaled’s 8-month-old son, who executive-produced Grateful and, according to the DJ, is “the reason all of this magic is happening.”)   The second disc, which Khaled loaded with posse cuts featuring Southern trap artists like Future, 2 Chainz, and Gucci Mane, is a slog where none of the MCs tap into the excellence of their recent releases.

Bachelor in Paradise: DeMario Jackson on being labeled a ‘rapist’

It’s hard to see your mom cry every single day.” He also detailed his version of the events that led to the investigation, claiming “things got wild” that night after a few drinks. “For me, mostly for my mother. Watch the just-released clip of Jackson talking about being seen as a rapist above and see more from the interview when it airs at 7 p.m. Tuesday. “The minute you release this black man’s face and this white girl’s face — before either of us commented on it, I was already a rapist. said   that “the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member.”
“Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy,” they continued in a lengthy statement. “It’s crazy because when you’re a man — mostly African American man — no matter where you’re at, you always look for things that can help you out,” Jackson said. in an interview, portions of which have been released over the last 24 hours. It just seemed too perfect in a sense for me, and at the point, that’s when my spidey senses got up.”

The investigation has since concluded, and Warner Bros. Like, we failed.”
In Jackson’s multi-part interview with E!, which aired its first part Monday night, he discussed the effect the story has had on his life and his family’s. … a monkey, and she’s a whore, she’s a slut, and they were slut-shaming her because of what she did last season with Nick,” Jackson told E! Olympios’ lawyer has said that his team will continue their investigation despite the production company’s findings. “And at that moment, I made sure the cameras followed us. and 11 p.m. Show Full Article “For me, it was again, back to the human race. ET on E! “It was stressful,” he said. Following the recent scandal on Bachelor in Paradise, in which an incident between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios   was investigated for possible sexual misconduct, Jackson opened up about the public’s immediate reaction to the news.

Nicki Minaj performs Remy Ma diss track at NBA Awards

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Watch Minaj’s performance above. FULL PERFORMANCE: @NICKIMINAJ performs at the NBA Awards 2017. The artwork for “Shether” also depicted a dismembered doll with Minaj’s head and signature pink wig. Show Full Article After performing her recent 2 Chainz collaboration “Realize,” Minaj transitioned into “No Frauds,” one of three songs she dropped in March that were themselves rebuttals to diss tracks Ma released earlier this year. The feud between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma continues to simmer. Minaj was likely responding to Ma’s acceptance speech for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at Sunday’s BET Awards, where she took aim at Minaj without calling her out by name, rapping, “Y’all bitches got fat while we starved/ Shots in your ass, pads in your bras/ Y’all some liars, it ain’t no facts in your songs/ And yeah, that crown is coming back to the Bronx.”
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Minaj and Ma’s beef dates back at least a decade, to a 2007 freestyle where Ma criticized Minaj. The latest episode in the saga occurred Monday night, when Minaj took the stage with 2 Chainz at the inaugural NBA Awards. But the conflict reignited in February when Ma shared “Shether,” which used the beat for Nas’ classic diss track “Ether” as a backdrop for anti-Minaj rhymes.

Game of Thrones: Jessica Henwick breaks silence on season 7 involvement

“We pick up right where we left off and get into the nitty gritty very quickly. Show Full Article [A   GoT producer explained], ‘It’s really important that you come back otherwise your character will just disappear.’ So I spoke to Marvel and I managed to get a release. I literally was flying back and forth while I was doing Iron Fist in New York to Belfast, even during Christmas break.”
Even so, the actress admits to feeling tempted to pull a T.J. Game of Thrones is back on July 16. Miller (who’s her co-star, by the way, in next year’s deep-sea thriller Underwater, and who just left Silicon Valley). Jessica Henwick has been so busy with other projects that she almost had to bail on returning to Game of Thrones. There is no time wasted this season.”
Indeed, as EW previously reported, the pace of season 7 is the fastest yet. “I’m not going to lie, a part of me was like, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t do it … maybe Nymeria does just disappear!’”   Henwick says. “I wasn’t able to do it,” Henwick tells EW. [GoT] was so massive for me in terms of my career and building my profile and as an experience in itself, I wanted to return. I was filming Iron Fist for six-to-seven months and they wouldn’t give me the time off. For ongoing   Game of Thrones   coverage, follow @jameshibberd for the latest (non-fake and spoiler free); subscribe to our GoT newsletter   for breaking news alerts, and check out our GoT podcast. But since Henwick’s   bullwhip-lashing Sandsnake   does show up, what can she tease for her character? It would be like: ‘What happened to her?’ ‘No one knows…‘”
Dempsie plays King Robert’s young bastard blacksmith son Gendry on GoT   and was last seen rowing away from danger in season 4 and is an ongoing point of fan curiosity — just like the Russian gangster who forever vanished into the woods in The Sopranos. “When we left Nymeria she was newly aligned with Olenna Tyrell [Diana Rigg] and was going to start a war,” she says. After being cast as Colleen Wing in Marvel’s Iron Fist, The Force Awakens actress was so slammed that when the HBO drama tried to summon her back for season 7 last year to reprise her role as the deadly   Nymeria Sand, she initially told them she couldn’t make it work. Oh, and here’s the latest trailer. “And then fans will never know what happened to her, just like with Joe Dempsie. “My schedule clashed.