‘Voltron’ Season 7: Who Is the Mysterious Altean?

Season 7 of Voltron: Legendary Defender was a wild, emotional ride. After coming back to a war-struck Earth, Team Voltron manages to save their planet from the Galra and know peace for all of twenty seconds before something else comes along to kill them. This time, they must face a giant Robeast-like mecha that has the ability to sap Voltron of its quintessence, among other terrifying powers. The team defeats it in an epic battle, but it’s what’s inside it — its power source — that leaves them on a cliffhanger: an Altean. This Altean and the mecha will no doubt be a focal point of Season 8, so there’s no time to waste in theorizing about the different aspects of this mystery.

Breaking Down the Komar Robeast


The Komar Robeast
Whatever you do, don’t touch those sickles.

The first thing to look at is the mecha itself. It’s more powerful than Voltron. The team can only stop it with a sword attack through its one weak point — the cavity in its chest that opens up when it powers up for a beam attack. We still don’t know the mecha’s origins, but there are a couple of clues in its design to point us in the right direction. While the armor is white, its sickles, chest cavity, and attacks emit that distinctive Galra purple. It also behaves like the Galra’s previous Robeasts — you know, crashing into a planet, zeroing in on Voltron. The team doesn’t specifically guess it’s from the Galra or that it’s a Robeast, but the telltale signs are all there.

The biggest clue about the mecha is its unique ability to absorb an enemy’s energy with its sickles and then use that energy for its chest beam. Pidge and Allura both note that the absorption attack feels like the Komar. The Komar was a magical machine Haggar created early on that could absorb an entire planet’s quintessence. She used it against the Paladins in “Blackout” to absorb Voltron’s quintessence, but Allura destroyed it. Now, it seems that the technology has been recreated and placed in this mecha to create a Komar Robeast. And that leaves a certain witch as our most likely suspect for who created it.

Who Is the Mysterious Altean?


Who is the Altean in the Robeast?
What’s your story, mysterious Altean?

The other major part about this mystery is the Altean that was identified as the Komar Robeast’s power source at the end of the season. While their existence ties together some earlier clues, they raise so many questions. First, did someone else send this Altean, or did they go after Voltron themselves, as an act of vengeance? It’s safe to assume that someone else sent them, as they appear to be “built” into the Robeast. They’re most likely a pawn, being used for their quintessence as the power source.

The most looming question about the Altean is where they came from. Aside from Coran, Allura, and now Romelle, the only other existing Alteans we know of are from the Altean colony Lotor set up beyond the quantum abyss. However, in “The Ruins,” Kolivan explains that he sent a team of Blade of Marmora members to investigate the colony, only to find their facility empty. So, whoever sent the Altean in the Komar Robeast most likely found the secret colony and took those Alteans for their own plans.

(As a side note, we have to wonder: does Romelle know this Altean, seeing as how she came from the colony as well?)

The Witch’s Plans


Haggar
What has Haggar been up to all this time?

This all leads to who exactly is behind all this, and, most likely, the answer is Haggar. We only get one serious mention of her in “The Ruins,” when Macidus says that no one knows what happened to her after Voltron disappeared in the fight against Lotor. But we do know that when Keith and Romelle describe their journey to the Altean colony in Season 6, Haggar watches through Shiro’s eyes. She knows about this colony. She knows that Lotor harvested Alteans for their quintessence there. Between her knowledge of the colony and her previous Komar experiment, it’s safe to assume that Haggar sent the Altean in the Komar Robeast.

But why? That’s the question Season 8 needs to answer. Our theory is that she wants to rescue her son, Lotor, from the quintessence field that Voltron left him in. Her maternal feelings for him have been building ever since she started to regain her memories. With the Galra Empire in shambles, there’s not much else for her to pursue. Getting Lotor back though is no small feat.


Lotor in the Sincline Voltron.
How’s Lotor faring in the quintessence field?

One would think the Komar Robeast would be powerful enough to create a rift into the field, but no. As we’ve seen, only ships made from a trans-reality comet can pass through the rift. Lotor’s Sincline ships, made out of such a comet, are stuck in the field with him. That leaves Voltron as the only other possible comet ship. And that’s why Haggar sent the Komar Robeast — to get Voltron so she can rescue Lotor.

Only Season 8 will tell us the full story behind the Komar Robeast. No matter where it ends up, it’ll start right where we left off: with the Altean. Last we saw, they were struggling to wake up, meaning that they’re still alive. Allura was in the room watching them, so hopefully, we’ll get answers right away should she question them. We just have to wait for the final season to find out.

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3 Miami Dolphins Players Protest During National Anthem at First NFL Game of the Season

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) —Kenny Stills kneeled in protest during the national anthem Thursday, and said he offered a prayer of thanks that he had a teammate’s support.Stills and two other Miami Dolphins renewed their protests before an exhibition game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, triggering yet another round of debate about the divisive NFL issue.

Receivers Stills and Albert Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Defensive end Robert Quinn stood and raised his right fist, as he did during the anthem last season with the Los Angeles Rams.

Stills said he didn’t coordinate with Wilson, who joined the Dolphins this season.

“It just happened that way,” Stills said. “When I’m on a knee, most of the time I’m praying, and thank God for having Albert next to me. Being a part of this protest hasn’t been easy. I thought I was going to be by myself out there. Today I had an angel with me with Albert being out there. I’m grateful he sees what’s happening, and he wants to do something about it as well.”

Stills kneeled during the anthem in the 2016-17 seasons and has been vocal discussing social injustice issues that inspired the protests by NFL players.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, a leader of the movement, tweeted support for Stills and Wilson.

“My brother @kstills continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee,” the tweet said. “Albert Wilson joined him in protest. Stay strong brothers!”

Kaepernick and his former teammate Eric Reid, another protest leader, remain out of the NFL. Stills said both players were blackballed, and he talks with Kaepernick every week.

“I appreciate his loyalty and support,” Stills said. “I don’t see any reason he and Eric Reid shouldn’t be in the league.”

Wilson said he kneeled mindful of the death of an unarmed black motorist who was shot by police in 2016 near his hometown of Fort Pierce, Florida. Two officers were cleared by a grand jury in the case.

“Getting shot down and being murdered — the biggest thing in my city,” Wilson said. “For me to have so much love for my city and not do anything about it, I would be a coward. I’m with it every Sunday.”

Quinn said it’s slander to say he and kneeling players are protesting the flag.

“As a black man in this world, I’ve got an obligation to raise awareness,” he said. “If no one wants to live in unity, that’s why we’re in the situation we’re in.”

The league and the players’ union have yet to announce a policy for this season regarding demonstrations during the anthem after the league initially ordered everyone to stand on the sideline when “The Star-Spangled Banner” is played, or remain in the locker room. The Dolphins issued a statement before training camp saying all options regarding the team’s policy remain open.

“The NFL has been engaged in constructive discussions with the NFL Players Association regarding the anthem and issues of equality and social justice that are of concern to many Americans,” league spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email. “While those discussions continue, the NFL has agreed to delay implementing or enforcing any club work rules that could result in players being disciplined for their conduct during the performance of the anthem.

“Meanwhile, there has been no change in the NFL’s policy regarding the national anthem. The anthem will continue to be played before every game, and all player and non-player personnel on the field at that time are expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem. Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room.

“We remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities.”

There were no apparent demonstrations by the Buccaneers.

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‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season Four By OWN, Anthony Sparks to Take Over As Showrunner

Queen Sugar’s season 3 finale has yet to air, but OWN has already ordered a fourth season of Ava DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed drama.

Writer & co-executive producer Anthony Sparks will take over from Kat Candler next season as the new showrunner/executive producer.

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“Under Ava’s creative vision and leadership, Queen Sugar continues to earn a well-deserved reputation for depicting nuanced characters, rich storylines and establishing an inclusive team that inspires and ignites much needed conversations about our society today,” said Erik Logan, president, OWN. “We are very proud of this show, the incredible cast, producers and crew, and can’t wait for more of the Bordelon family in season four.”

Queen Sugar will air an extended 90-minute Season 3 finale Wednesday, August 22 at 10 PM. In that finale, Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) receives some unexpected news, the fate of the correctional facility is revealed, and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) makes a proposal on behalf of the farmers. Plus, Violet (Tina Lifford) and Hollywood (Omar J. Dorsey) celebrate their love. The series also stars Nicholas Ashe, Dondré T. Whitfield, Bianca Lawson and Henry G. Sanders. Timon Kyle Durrett guest stars.

Based on the book by Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugarwas named Television Show of the Year from both American Black Film Festival (ABFF Honors) and African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) for the second consecutive year and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Drama Series. Chronicling the lives and loves of the Bordelon siblings in Louisiana, the series premiered its third season May 29 delivering over two million viewers and on average ranks #1 in its time period across all cable in the network’s key women 25-54 demo in L+3. It is also Wednesday night’s #1 original series across all of broadcast and cable for African-American women and total viewers and remains one of the most talked-about shows on social media.

Following a creative initiative established at the series’ outset, DuVernay assembled an all-female directing team that will continue in the new season.

Sparks has been a writer on Queen Sugar from the series inception. His other television writing credits include Undercovers, Lincoln Heights, The District and The Blacklist. His work has earned him nominations for two NAACP Image Awards and he has received two writing awards from the Norman Lear Center.  Previously, Sparks was a cast member of Broadway hit Stomp. He holds three degrees from USC (BFA, MA, and Ph.D.), where he studied Theatre, Film, Anthropology, and American History. While at USC he received the Jack Nicholson Award and the Anna Bing Arnold Doctoral Fellowship. One of his plays, Ghetto Punch, has been performed at several venues across the country.

Queen Sugar season three is produced for OWN by Warner Horizon Scripted Television. DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey, Candler, who also showruns, and Paul Garnes, executive produce.

Congrats to the cast and crew!

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6 Predictions for Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ Season 2

Runaways Season 1 ended with Karolina, Nico, Alex, Molly, Chase, and Gert finally “running away” from their privileged lives after a battle with the series’ big bad — their own parents. The show first premiered in November, and hopefully, Season 2 will air around the same time later this year, with no official release date revealed yet. Hulu announced a 13-episode order, revealing that Season 2 will have three more episodes compared to the series’ freshman season.

Since Runaways is a very character driven comic book adaptation, let’s break down what we’re hoping to see for each person.

Karolina and Nico



Karolina in Season 1 was a girl struggling with her identity as she tried to figure out her sexuality and was forced to deal with finding out the truth behind the Church of Gibborim. The season ended with Karolina getting the girl, and finding out the true origins of her powers with the reveal of Jonah as her father.

Just like the comics, the show is already hinting at multiple suspects for a potential mole in the group. In the season finale, Karolina was kidnapped by Jonah, which provided them the opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with each other. Was this enough time for Jonah to sway his daughter to his side? Karolina is still trying to figure out herself, just like any teen, but especially a teen who has superpowers. Does she see Jonah as the key to figuring out who she is? I hope it’s just a red herring like the many misdirections in the comics.

Season 2 should focus on Karolina’s relationship with Nico. A romantic pairing, that up to this point, has not been fully explored in the comics. All of Season 1 Karolina hid who she liked and who she was, and now she has an opportunity to be truly open. Ironically, Karolina is finally able to be her true self as the group is forced to run and “hide” away because their parents have painted them as fugitives.

On the flip side, Nico didn’t even know she had feelings for Karolina until Karolina boldly kissed her before their big battle with their parents. It took losing her to help Nico understand what Karolina meant to her. This was also the event that helped push her into her inevitable leadership role. Just like the comics, in Season 1 Alex quickly transitioned into a leader for the team. After events I won’t spoil here, Nico was then forced into a leadership role shortly after. This is a transition I can see the show taking in Season 2, especially with Nico’s hesitation towards Alex’s motives.

Gert and Chase



A classic Runaways couple – Chase and Gert finally got together by the end of Season 1 with Chase realizing that he had feelings for Gert. Just like Nico and Karolina, we see the show diving into their relationship more next season as they explore their insecurities together. As an individual, Gert was forced to leave Old Lace at the end of the season to only find that her pet dinosaur had followed the group. Not only do we want Gert’s relationship with Chase to grow stronger, but we want to see her connection with grow Old Lace as well. As for Chase, he’s going to have a lot to deal with as his father teams up with Jonah. In the finale, Jonah stated that Victor will have a big role to play for things to come.

Molly



Molly’s arc in Season 1 focused on the discovery of her powers. She’s got superstrength that she uses with a smile. As the youngest member of the Runaways, the group is very protective of her. It came as such a blow when the Pride parents framed their children for the death of the women sacrificed. Now they’re are spreading lies that the teens have kidnapped Molly. Our speculation is that Season 2 will heavily focus on the Runaways being fugitives. Perhaps a citizen will the Runaways with Molly and report the teens. This will up the drama even more!

Alex



Without spoiling the comic books, Alex’s character arc is building up to be very interesting for next season. We love that his motives aren’t completely spelled out, and even as a comic book reader, you don’t know where the show is going to take his character. The season ended with him secretly talking to his father’s old friend, Darius. We can see Alex continue walking the line between good and evil, compared to the rest of the team who truly want to escape their parents’ destructive shadows. This will have the team question his motives, which will bring Nico closer to her leadership role from the comic books.

The Parents



The television show has made the parents so much more complicated than they were in the source material. In the comics, they served their purpose as the evil parents that the kids had to run away from, but their personalities weren’t as distinguishable. They were mostly defined by their aesthetic and power set. In the TV show, the parents have their own arcs, and there’s more time to explore their individual relationships with their children.

Season 1 ended with the parents’ decision to go up against Jonah. But does this group have a strong enough bond to fully ignite this plan? We predict next season will quickly have the group stabbing each other in the backs to protect their children but cause a bigger wedge between parent and child because of the methods they use to try and “protect” them. That’s what’s so interesting about the TV show’s version of the parents, they obviously care about their children, they just have a horrible way of showing it.

Possible New Characters



In the comics, the Runaways meet a lot of new characters that end up joining the team along the way. Klara Prast and Victor Mancha to name a few, but the character that makes the most sense to join this season is Xavin. Xavin was introduced in Runaways Volume 2 #7 as a Super-Skrull shapeshifter who had the arrangement to get married to Karolina. The show will have to work around the Super-Skrull stuff, depending on the Fox/Disney deal, but the arranged marriage could be a perfect way to explore more of Jonah’s origins if he’s the one who planned the marriage because of his culture.

Xavin is a captivating character and has a very unique story pertaining to gender. Xavin is a character who can change from male to female, and vice-versa. Karolina preferred for her betrothed to be female in the comics, pertaining to her sexual preference, but Xavin began to struggle not knowing which gender they preferred themselves. This a character we need to see on television! It was such a unique take on a story about gender that mainstream audiences should witness.

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Dan Harmon dishes on how ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 4 will be different

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Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon doesn’t seem to be letting the Emmy nomination for Season 3 go to his head.

In a recent profile in Emmy Magazine, the nominee talked about how he’s already planning to change up the writing process for Season 4 (and beyond), to ensure the underdog-turned-cultural-phenomenon never loses its touch. 

And spoiler alert: expect the unexpected.

“It’s a show that can literally go anywhere and do anything. It has a boundless margin for nihilism; in other words, you can’t go too far. Not only narratively, but also tonally, there is nothing off the table for the show,” he said. Read more…

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The Best Plays From the Overwatch League Season 1 Grand Finals

After hard-fought battles over many weeks, London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion were the two teams to emerge as the finalist contenders. And after two splits of edge-of-your-seat Overwatch action, we have the first team to be crowned best in the world.

After countless hours over many weeks the Overwatch League drew to close this weekend with the Season 1 Grand Final series between Philadelphia Fusion (Fusion) and London Spitfire (Spitfire). All eyes were on Fusion after its incredible display of skill and execution to dispatch the favourites, New York Excelsior, to secure its spot in the finals.

London Spitfire on the other hand, was the dark horse favourite. For most of stage 4 it struggled to find consistent form, often failing to take advantage of key moments. When it came to the playoffs though, everything started working out for the team and their cohesive teamwork was on point.

The stage was set and these two teams went head to head over two days to see who’d take home the $ 1,000,000 USD prize money and be the first inaugural Overwatch League, Season 1 winners!

Day 1

The first map was Dorado, and Fusion looked scary. Carpe was in fine form as per usual, often being everywhere where Spitfire thought he wasn’t. It was clear though that Spitfire made them earn every meter, forcing Fusion to perform some incredible clutch moments in order for it to reach its goal in overtime. The stress was visibly taking its toll and Boombox’s hands told the story:

Spitfire came out strong and took the first two checkpoints with ease. Fusion found their defensive form and dug their heels in tight on the final segment, flanking Spitfire well and timing their kills perfectly, eventually stopping them and taking the first map. This victory was short lived though with Spitfire taking Oasis 2-0, showing its strength and superiority in control map strategies. The first series was a level 1-1.

Eichenwalde was up next with Fusion on the attack. Using a slow and steady strategy and taking advantage of its faster respawn times until it had a player advantage, it took the first point fairly quickly. It was here that Spitfire found Fusion’s kryptonite and continued to dive aggressively, keeping Fusion staggered and stopping it just short of the overpass.

Fusions advantage in defending points with shields and snipers was readily apparent and Spitfire were clearly having a hard time finding an answer to this riddle. Thanks to a standout play from Fury using a well placed D’Va ultimate, Spitfire immediately jumped on the opportunity and stole first point. The plan from here was as plain as day, Spitfire dove the enemy and took all key positions to allow the payload to move. With no positional advantage, Carpe found it impossible to set himself up and even Sado couldn’t manage to break Spitfires backline with his Winston dives. Spitfire rolled forward and took the third map making the series 2-1 in its favour.

The fourth map was Volskaya Industries with Fusion attacking first. Struggling to find early momentum, it took a triple tank dive and a massive Poko D’Va bomb to secure the first point. Profit then switched to Mei to break up the dive tactic and found success, forcing Fusion to revert back to a standard team composition. Immediately, Spitfire started aggressive diving the battered Fusion and managed to keep it from fully capturing the final point.

Switching sides, yet again Fusion stuck to its double sniper and shield defence. Looking solid until the final push, it was Fury’s D’Va yet again that perfectly positioned an ultimate that broke the Fusion gates and allowed Spitfire the first point. It was here that Profit started unleashing his inner beast, nearly capturing the win with his Hanzo, only being stopped by the last millisecond.

Profit wasn’t finished though. Switching to his Tracer, he pulled off the following series of kills that took out nearly the entire team solo and secured not only the map, but the first set, taking Spitfire to a 1-0 lead in the Grand Finals series!

If you want to view the entire day 1 series, it’s up on the Overwatch League’s official Twitch page here:

Day 2

The next day kicked things off with Junkertown and there was a noticeable change in tactics from the Spitfire team. Carpe was being completely shut down. His Widow was getting few final blows and his deaths were relatively high. Fusion’s defence, for the first time in this series, seemed broken and Spitfire took all three checkpoints in comfortable fashion. Less confident on attack, Fusion looked shaky the moment the gates opened and struggled at every turn. Eventually it broke on the final push and Spitfire took the early lead in the second set 1-0.

Unfortunately for Fusion, it seemed just as broken on Lijiang Tower. Much like Oasis, Spitfire held a clear advantage in control maps and never allowed Fusion to formulate a winning strategy. Lost for answers, the first control point even ended on a C9 with Spitfire the victors:

The next control point wasn’t any better for the Fusion team and Spitfire wasn’t wasting any time. Staying in control, Spitfire took the second control point and secured a 2-0 lead on day 2.

The third map was King’s Row and finally Fusion had found a winning attack strategy with its shields and snipers! Carpe was looking like his old self again and this spelled trouble for anyone in his sights. With plays like these, it’s hard to argue against:

Like before, Spitfire made Fusions work hard for it, but Fusion managed to squeeze the final checkpoint in overtime.

With Spitfire attacking, it was clear that Fusion’s defence was still its strongest weapon, and it took a triple tank dive for Spitfire to take the first point in the final minute. Spitfire ran with the momentum and was now reading Fusion like a book, with Gesture picking the Zarya ultimate with a counter of his own just before the second point:

From here, nothing Fusion did could stop the runaway train that was Spitfire as it won with time on the clock and forcing a LAST ATTEMPT with just over one minute on the clock. Learning from its previous winning strategy, Spitfire went a triple tank dive with high sustain in order to slowly pick apart the Fusion defence. It worked as intended and London Spitfire won the map and secured their well-earned first place in the Overwatch League Season 1!

If you want to view the entire day 2 series, it’s up on the Overwatch League’s official Twitch page here:

That’s All For Now

And that marks the end of the first season for the Overwatch League and what has been an incredible series that has showcased many incredible moments and matches. It was obvious to everyone that Profit was the stand out player of the series and he truly deserved the MVP award. No one knows what Season 2 is going to bring us, but if it’s one thing we’re sure of, it’s that we’re all looking forward to the action!

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Why Season 7 Is the Perfect Time to Learn This ‘Voltron’ Paladin Is Gay

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains major spoilers from the Season 7 premiere of Voltron Legendary Defender titled “A Little Adventure.” Proceed at your own risk.

Voltron: Legendary Defender had quite the announcement-filled San Diego Comic-Con panel this year. We learned the series will be wrapping up its story after 26 more episodes. Also, during the premiere of the first episode of Season 7, fans discovered that Shiro, the Paladin of the Black Lion, is gay.

The new episode, called “A Little Adventure,” flashes back to Shiro’s days at the Galaxy Garrison, where it’s revealed that Shiro is sick but still wants to fly on an upcoming mission. His stubbornness leads to an argument between him and his flight partner, Adam, about his decision.

That’s how we learn that Shiro is gay and in a relationship with Adam. Unfortunately, for Shiro, that relationship ends when Adam tells him, “Don’t expect me to be here when you get back.”

We learn about Shiro’s previous relationship with Adam at a time when the show is nearing its end. But that’s not a problem. In fact, the timing couldn’t be better.

We Weren’t Expecting This


Shiro, Lance, and Keith
Shiro or Klance?

While the response to Shiro’s sexuality has been positive, the moment was definitely a surprise. For one thing, Voltron has never really been about romantic relationships. Allura and Lotor developed feelings for each other and even kissed before Lotor’s betrayal in Season 6. And of course, Lance has been head-over-heels in love with Allura since day one. But other than that, the focus has been on the story and platonic relationships.

Second, a lot of fans ship “Klance” — the romantic pairing between the characters Keith and Lance. It’s become one of the most popular ships in Voltron and pop culture as a whole. With all the theories and perceived hints in the show, it seemed like Klance was going to be Voltron‘s endgame LGBTQ relationship.

And while Klance could still happen — no one’s ruled it out — Shiro being gay is the more effective choice. If Klance were to happen now, it might be seen as something the Voltron staff included because of fan requests, which could diminish its impact. Not a lot of people expected Shiro to be canonically gay, so his reveal feels more meaningful for representation.

Why Now Is the Right Time


Shiro (left) looking at the back of Adam as they argue
Shiro just wants Adam to turn around … and so do we.

We could’ve discovered Shiro’s sexuality at any point in the series, and it still would’ve been great for representation. But the fact that it’s done well into the series, after a major arc has ended, makes it even better. Shiro is already a well-established as the leader of Team Voltron — whose dark history with the Galra resulted in him being cloned.

Learning that he’s gay doesn’t change any of that. In fact, if we learned this at the beginning of the series, then it might’ve become Shiro’s defining characteristic. Luckily, it didn’t happen that way. Instead, his sexual identity is just another part of his character, and that makes the moment seem natural.

How we learn about Shiro’s sexuality is equally important. The creators decided to use a flashback instead of a big “coming out” moment with the main cast. That means Shiro being gay was a pre-series fact. It’s refreshing that his sexuality isn’t the central plot of the episode or flashback. Rather, the flashback focuses on Adam’s departure after his argument with Shiro about the latter’s mission. The creators don’t make Shiro’s sexuality a big deal, which is what makes this scene so great.

Instead of a boyfriend, the staff could have written in a girlfriend for Shiro and the story wouldn’t have changed. So the decision to include this in Shiro’s storyline is important and speaks volumes. It showcases what’s been true all along — LGBTQ representation can be included in media without taking over the character’s persona, and that’s perfectly alright.

Hollywood, Take Notes


Coran gives Shiro his new nickname
Shiro’s been a hero from the start.

Unfortunately, the way Shiro’s reveal is handled isn’t representative of most media. Some popular franchises have recently confirmed their characters to be queer, but only after their movies were released. For instance, Dumbledore from Harry Potter was recently revealed to be gay, Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok is bisexual, and Lando Calrissian from Star Wars is pansexual. Revealing these characters’ orientations in this manner has lead fans to criticize these films creators for tacking on token LGBTQ representation.

These franchises can learn something from Shiro, though. Right now, they seem to be doing these post-release reveals just to fulfill the pressing demand for representation, which leads to the criticism. Voltron, instead, simply dives into the argument scene with Adam and tackles Shiro’s sexuality on-screen. Other creators should follow Voltron‘s lead and include natural moments like this in their media. Doing so would allow them to break free from criticism and provide genuine representation.

Stories We Can All Relate To


Allura from Voltron
Let fans make a fuss for you.

Sure, it’s still important to have big “coming out” narratives, especially for fans going through similar situations. But unless the story calls for it, take a cue from Shiro. If you don’t make a big fuss about how to include LGBTQ representation and just do it, then fans will love it and make a big fuss for you.

It’s time to stop reaching for that pat on the back and get to work creating positive representations of LGBTQ relationships and people. That way, we can weed out the discrimination and tokenism and focus on creating awesome stories that we can all relate to. Trust Voltron, it works.

You can see how Shiro’s relationship with Adam plays out when Season 7 of Voltron comes to Netflix on August 10.

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On this week’s episode, Kelsey Anderson joins the podcast to discuss her husband Kevin’s run to the Wimbledon final, his recovery and more.

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The first season of Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning — and now Emmy-nominated — comedy “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” ended on a high note for the titular character. But times may be changing when the show returns to her world in its second season. “We left Midge in a pretty triumphant moment: She’s finally arrived into Mrs. Maisel, […]

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New Villains Will Shake Things Up for Danny in ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2

Danny Rand is the Immortal Iron Fist, and he’s nowhere near done protecting New York City from viable threats in Iron Fist Season 2.

The last we saw Danny, he was teaming up with Luke Cage to investigate Bushmaster. Luke and Danny first met during the events of The Defenders, which aired last summer. Danny will return to crime-fighting duty this Fall, as new threats arise against him. One threat will be a newcomer, one will be a familiar face. Let’s jump into Season 2’s premiere date and which baddies will be facing off against Danny this season.

Iron Fist Season 2

Iron Fist Season 1 ended with Danny defeating Harold Meachum and removing the Hand from Rand Enterprises. Throughout the season he had to acclimate to wealth, power, and the fast-pace lifestyle of New York City.

Despite his wealth, Danny was far from the MCU’s version of Bruce Wayne. He was more like the Hulk, in a way — reluctant, reclusive, and humble. He did reclaim his family’s company however, which left the Meachum’s without their wealth or prowess.

Since Iron Fist Season 1 and the events of The Defenders, Danny has settled down in New York with Colleen Wing. Together they are funding medical research projects and helping their friends when they can. For instance, they gave Misty Knight her bionic arm in Luke Cage Season 2.

When Iron Fist Season 2 picks up, Danny should have a better sense of running Rand Enterprises. He should also have some leads on who destroyed K’un L’un. He will also be poised to meet Mary Walker, a woman with multiple personalities, also known as Typhoid Mary.

Meet Typhoid Mary


Iron Fist Mary

It was announced during San Diego Comic-Con that Star Trek Into Darkness alum Alice Eve will be playing Mary Walker. While little was revealed about her role on the series, Mary has a long comic book history.

Mary Walker first appeared in Daredevil #254 in May of 1988, suffering a personality split when Matt Murdock accidentally pushed her out of a window. As Mary, she has no powers. But as “Bloody” or “Typhoid” she can access telekinesis and mind control.

It will be interesting to see why Mary comes to New York City and how her paths cross with Danny Rand. According to a scene shown at Comic-Con, Mary can wield machetes. Did she have some kind of formal training? Mary won’t be alone, too. Someone else will be in pursuit of Danny in Season 2.

Davos Returns


Iron Fist Davos

During Season 1, Danny and Davos were like brothers. Davos swore to be Danny’s right hand, as long as Danny stood watch at the gates of K’un L’un. Throughout the season, Davos urged Danny to leave New York and return to K’un L’un, but Danny refused to go.

It was Danny’s final refusal that put Davos over the edge. In the final shots of Season 1, Davos met with Joy Meachum and agreed to team up with her, since they both wanted Danny out of the way.

Davos is back in Season 2, and clearly working with Joy, based on the episode photo above. Their partnership means that Joy has a weapon on her side, a weapon who is almost as powerful as Danny himself. This lines up very clearly with Davos’ loyalty in the Iron Fist comics.

Iron Fist Season 2 premieres worldwide on Netflix September 7, 2018.

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Exclusive: Kenya Moore Is Being ‘Punished’ for Getting Married and Hiding Her Husband Last Season, Offered a 90% Pay Cut to Return to ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’

There’s been a lot of back and forth regarding Kenya Moore’s return to ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and we’re here to tell you exactly what’s going on.

A source close to production exclusively tells lovebscott.com:

“Bravo execs are demanding Kenya film her pregnancy journey with her husband and stay on a full ‘housewife’ filming schedule, but punish her by cutting her salary 90% and paying her as a ‘friend’. We’re told her husband has agreed to film this season only to support Kenya but they won’t give her a fair contract. All this because they want to publicly humiliate Kenya for not getting married on TV and her husband for not filming the entire season.”

A source close to Kenya says She’s in talks with 3 networks to do a spin-off now if Bravo refuses to pay her what she deserves.

On a related note — it’s been a few weeks since cameras began rolling for ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ season 11 and the cast shake-up isn’t quite delivering what producers were hoping for.

Sources exclusively tell lovebscott.com that in terms of storylines we can expect more of the same.

As expected, NeNe Leakes’ primary focus thus far is Gregg’s cancer battle. The ladies are rallying around NeNe offering their support and she just doesn’t have time for drama.

Cynthia Bailey is dating a new man.

Porsha Williams is also ‘dating’ a new man. Our sources say he’s a drug dealer from Detroit.

Kandi Burruss has the most going on, but as always it’s business related. She and Todd are opening a new OLG and she’s still doing shows with Xscape.

Eva Marcille is said to be showing up high for every event and the girls are over it. Now that she has given birth, she’s busy planning her upcoming wedding to Michael Sterling.

A few months ago we exclusively told you that two new ladies were testing to join the group. Our sources say Tanya actually declined to sign the newly-revised ‘standard contract’ so she’s no longer filming. Shamari DID sign the new contract and she’s still testing. It’s too early to tell how important Shamari will be to the season or if she’ll even make the cut at all.

That’s all the tea we have for now. Be sure to listen and subscribe to ‘The B. Scott Show’ podcast for more on your favorite celebrities!

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‘The Flash’: Nora’s Big Mistake Will Shake Things Up in Season 5

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains mild spoilers for The Flash Season 5. Proceed at your own risk.

The cast of The Flash gave a preview of the show’s 5th season today during San Diego Comic-Con. Season 4 ended with Team Flash outsmarting The Thinker (Neil Sandilands) and stopping the Enlightenment. It also revealed the identity of the season’s mystery girl as Barry (Grant Gustin) and Iris‘ (Candice Patton) daughter Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy), a speedster from the future.

Nora and her “big mistake” will play a major role in Season 5 of The Flash. Barry and Iris will not only have to deal with the repercussions of her actions but also with being parents to an adult child. Not to mention, Nora brings with her some big secrets from the future.

What Is a Legacy?


Barry and Iris

With the 100th episode of The Flash on the horizon, the cast spent time during the panel looking back on their time on the show. They all expressed their gratitude at getting a chance to play these characters and shared memories from their first days of shooting. This is all especially fitting because producer Todd Helbing says Season 5 is focused on the theme of legacy. “Everyone is thinking about what it means,” he explained.

With Nora in the picture, this is especially true. Barry has a new responsibility with a daughter in his life. Grant Gustin says that Barry will take the patience he learned from Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and apply it to his relationship with Nora. And with fathers like Joe and Henry (John Wesley Shipp), Barry has big shoes to fill.

Hey, Our Kid Is Pretty Great!


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Nora is going to throw a big wrench into the West-Allen family’s life. “It’s a brand new dynamic on the show. I think we’re all in very different head spaces about it,” says Gustin. “Nora is [clings] to Barry, and we don’t know why. And she’s kind of distant to Iris.” Candice Patton says that it’s hard for Iris to see Barry and Nora form an instant bond. She wants to find out what happened between her and her daughter that could cause such a coldness.

The Comic-Con trailer also hinted at an emotional scene between Barry and Nora. There is an event in the future that Barry wants to know about (typical) that seems to cause his daughter a great deal of pain. Could the reason Nora is so unwilling to let her father out of her sight have something to do with a certain Crisis of 2024? Only time will tell!

The Flash Season 5 premieres Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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‘Supergirl’ Season 4 Will Introduce TV’s First Transgender Superhero

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During San Diego Comic-Con, the cast of Supergirl gave fans a glimpse of what to expect in the show’s upcoming fourth season. Season 3 saw the exit of some of the show’s team members including Winn (Jeremy Jordan, who was reduced to a recurring star status) and Mon-El (Chris Wood). The episode’s final moments also revealed a second Kara (Melissa Benoist) in Siberia.

Season 4 promises big changes for the Girl of Steel and her friends. “We wanted to use the show to reflect some of the things happening in our world, but with the same heart and adventure,” says executive producer Robert Rovner. While Season 3 had many episodes set in outer space, this season will be more grounded, he said. During the panel, the cast teased the themes of the season and where their characters are heading.

What Is Stronger: Hope or Fear?


Kara and Alex Danvers

Supergirl has always been about hope. This season will see Kara up against anti-alien sentiments in National City that challenge her role as a hero and a symbol of hope. This season will seek to answer the question, which is stronger: hope or fear? Kara’s heroism will extend beyond her Supergirl persona to Kara Danvers, the journalist. She’ll return to her reporting roots and once again become a hero through her writing.

Kara will also get to flex her mentorship muscles this season, taking new reporter Nia Nial (Nicole Maines) under her wing. Nia will be joining the Catco team from D.C., where she previously worked with Cat Grant. But that’s not all. Nia is also the superhero Dreamer — the first transgender superhero on television.

A soulful woman, Nia has a fierce desire to protect others, and her journey to fulfill her destiny is similar to Kara’s. “It’s such an important issue right now in our society and in the world, so it seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to,” said Maines.

Alex’s Journey


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Alex‘s (Chyler Leigh) storyline this season will see her balancing her new position in the DEO with her continuing journey towards motherhood. Everything is that much harder because she no longer has Winn or J’onn (David Harewood) by her side. Of course, J’onn is never far from the Danvers sisters lives and, despite his reduced role in the DEO, will always act as a father figure in their lives.

Producer Sarah Schechter also teased Alex’s meeting with Kate Kane aka Batwoman, who will be introduced during the annual DCTV crossover. “Hopefully, Alex really likes her,” she joked during the panel. Could love be on the horizon for Alex this season too?

Supergirl Season 4 premieres Sunday, October 14,2018 at 8 p.m. on the CW.

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Watch the ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Season 7 Trailer

DreamWorks and Netflix unveiled the latest trailer for rebooted classic Voltron: Legendary Defender at San Diego Comic-Con. Not only did they share the trailer for Season 7 shortly after wrapping up Season 6, but fans who attended the Comic-Con panel were also able to get a first peek at the unaired episode.

The trailer provides an overview of what to expect in the upcoming season as the Paladins head home to Earth to try and replace the Castle of Lions. The panel at SDCC also revealed that Season 8 will be the final series for the animated show. Watch the preview above and mark your calendar for August 10 when Season 7 will be released on Netflix.

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 4B Features a Surprising Scene for Morgan

While Lennie James’s impact as Morgan Jones in Fear the Walking Dead might have only been slight so far, he’s set to make a big splash once the second half of Season 4 gets underway. At the zombie spin-off show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, James revealed that we’ll shortly see Morgan somewhere we never thought we’d see him … on the toilet.

“I got a phone call from [showrunners] Andrew [Chambliss] and Ian [Goldberg] saying, ‘I have to have a really serious conversation with you, Lennie,’” James explained. “‘There is a thing we’re thinking of putting into the script, and we want to be really sure that you are okay with it.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, this is going to be really exciting’. And all it was was, ‘Can we show Morgan going to the toilet?’ That was it.”

He joked, “I felt like a big boy, I did number twos on my own,” before adding, “And also there are new challenges for Morgan coming up in the second half about where he belongs, if he belongs, and how he belongs.”

 James’s revelation prompted a question at a press conference later about whether walkers defecate. Scott M. Gimple, who oversees the Walking Dead universe, replied, “I think there’s a fermentation process that could result in projectiles.”

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But while there’s that to look forward to from Morgan, and who-knows-what from the show’s zombies, there are also five new characters to put on our radar. Each can be seen in the brand new trailer for Season 4B.

Ian Goldberg made the announcement. “They’re going to bring very different energies to the show,” he said. “Some are going to bring humour and a different way of looking at the world. Some are going to bring hope. We’re gonna maybe take away that hope, but they’re going to bring a lot of variety to the show.”

While Goldberg named the actors — Aaron Stanford, Steven Henderson, Tonya Pinkins, Mo Collins, and Daryl Chill Mitchell — he stopped short of revealing character names and details.

Andrew Chambliss also teased that the trailer may have revealed the antagonist or antagonists of the second half of the season. He added cryptically, “This person or persons may know our characters better than they do and may have some insights that they don’t have.”

Season 4B of Fear the Walking Dead premieres on August 12.

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‘Queen Sugar’ Season 3, Episode 8 ‘Bordelon Blues’

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Right now on Queen Sugar, nobody’s happy. In Episode 8, of what is, this year, a 13 episode season (down from 16 last year) everyone’s trying to get there but struggling to do so. Charley  (Dawn Lyen Gardner) is tasked with not only moving Prosper Denton (Henry G. Sanders) into her place but figuring out how to keep the family’s land.

Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) wants to keep his son happy and stable but Darla (Bianca Lawson), who has become increasingly unlikable this season, isn’t making things easy. Aunt Vi (Tina Lifford) wants to make pies but her health is causing problems. Micah (Nicholas Ashe) wants to be woke, but the thought of getting arrested triggers bad memories. Nova (Rutina Wesley) well, she’s still writing her book and mooning over Remy and neither of those things seem to be getting done. (See what I did there?)

This honestly makes for a downer episode and one that feels like a filler song in an already lesser follow-up album. Queen Sugar‘s premise was to not just show the ups and downs of a Black farming family in the South but to showcase the beauty, not just of the actors, but their surroundings. But no matter how pretty the palette, the artwork has to move you.

Last week’s episode was such a great balance but this week…meh.

Prosper has to move and doesn’t want to bother his own daughter because she has a family but Charley can take on the world, apparently, so now he’s her houseguest. But when does she get a break? It likely won’t be when she finds out Woke Micah is planning a protest at the slave plantation.

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The lies are starting to catch up with everyone who’s been telling them, and things are slowly unraveling for everyone involved. This is especially true for Tariq (Michael Rainey, Jr.) who’s been telling both his parents that he was no where around when his sister Raina (Donshea Hopkins) was murdered.

A surprise visit to the St. Patrick’s home from a detective who’s asking follow up questions on Tariq’s whereabouts the night of the murder are setting off red flags for Tasha (Naturi Naughton). She knows he’s not being honest but, then again, she hasn’t been completely honest with him about anything pertaining to their family business as drug dealers.

Their dishonesty with one another finally comes to an end during their trip to Choate. In the car they have an open, heart to heart conversation where Tasha tells him how rough it was growing up in Queens for she and Ghost (Omari Hardwick). Selling drugs was their only way out of the hood to provide a better life for their family.

She tells him that she and Ghost kept that part of their lives away from him and his sisters to protect them. Since she’s willing to open up to him, he finally opens up to her and tells her the truth. In a tearful confession, Tariq admits to being there when Ray Ray shot Raina.

He may have finally spoken the truth about the details from that night but that doesn’t stop the continuous damage control that needs to be done on his behalf. Angela Valdes (Lela Loren) seems to be doing her best in handling that. Especially when it comes to Internal Affairs officer Blanca Rodriguez (Monique Gabriella Curnen).

Rodriquez is getting way too close to figuring out there’s a connection between Valdes, Tariq, Ray Ray’s murder and Raina’s. She’s poking around asking way too many questions and finds that Valdes’ name keeps popping up in all of those answers. The pressure is on Valdes and she has to act fast. She issues a warrant to have Rodriquez’s investigation shut down. After all, she is calling the shots over at the AUSA’s office now, so she can do that!

Valdes and her AUSA cohorts are busy in other areas too. They finally put the pieces of the puzzle together to see the big picture and at the center of it all is not the Jiminez “brothers” but the Jiminez siblings – Diego and his sister Alicia.

The brother/sister pair are the big drug connects they’ve been searching for and they’ve finally figured out that they’ve been right there in their city this whole time. Valdes is ready to issue warrants to bring them both in Meanwhile, Mak (Sung Kang) and Saxe (Cooper Johnson) are on a private mission of their own to bring down Tommy (Joseph Sikora) and Ghost but they don’t have the information that they need to make that happen just yet. So, they arrange a visit with someone who may be able to provide them with some inside information – Tony Teresi (William Sadler), Tommy’s newfound father.

Mak and Saxe meet with Teresi in prison and offer him a deal for immediate, early release if he’s willing to play ball with them on gathering information to take down Tommy and Ghost. Ironically, Teresi tells them that this is the deal he’s been waiting for since he connected with Tommy.

 

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The ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 3 finale almost involved ‘ISIS werewolves’

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TV scripts often go through many drastic changes as they evolve in a writers room. 

But there’s something uniquely hilarious about watching this happen to Rick and Morty, as co-creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland deliberate — with all the seriousness and anxiety in the world — over how best to use the “ISIS werewolves.”

What the fuck are ISIS werewolves, you ask? We don’t know and never will, because the concept didn’t make it into the final form of ‘The Rickchurian Mortydate.’ 

But boy, that phrase really gets the imagination going.

The recently released Adult Swim video shows a rare, candid glimpse at just how much hard work goes into crafting a show like Rick and Morty. Comedy is serious business. And the early plot to the Season 3 finale titled sounds almost unrecognizable. You can also see use of Harmon’s famed Story Embryo format, which applies the “hero’s journey” act structure to TV writing. Read more…

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘Fortnite’ Season 5

It seems like only yesterday that we were mourning the loss of Dusty Depot and celebrating the new superheroes who came to town, but already Season 4 in Fortnite is over and Season 5 is bearing down upon us at a rapid pace.

For weeks we have seen hints of what is to come, the crack in the sky the rocket created seems to have opened some kind of time rift and that has brought in some strange items while removing others. But what does it all mean we hear you ask, well we still don’t know all the details of what Season 5 will bring, but we have a pretty good idea.

When Can I Play Fortnite Season 5?

Season 5 is available right now and servers seem to be fairly stable, however this could change when more people head home at the end of the day, so don’t be surprised if there are a few tech issues at some point today.

The season will run until September 25th, giving you plenty of time to earn those sweet new skins.


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The new Redline, Drift, and Huntress costmetics.

How Much is the Season 5 Battle Pass?

As always you will still be able to enjoy the classic Fortnite experience without having to pay a penny, and you will also get to experience more than a few changes coming with Season 5, such as the map changes.

However to get the full seasonal experience you will need to drop some cash on the Battle Pass. Once again the Battle Pass will set you back 950 V-Bucks, which is around around £8 or $ 10USD in real money.

Or you can get the Battle Pass and instantly unlock the first 25 tiers for 2800 V-Bucks.

What does the Fortnite Battle Pass give me?

Fortnite‘s Season 5 Battle Pass is pretty similar to the previous ones we have seen. They offer access to exclusive cosmetics and skins, that are often only available to battle pass owners. Some will be unlocked as soon as you buy the pass, others will have to be earned through completing challenges and quests tied to the Battle Pass. There’s also a ton of XP boosts and V-Bucks to be earned by unlocking the 100 tiers.

As soon as you purchase the Battle Pass you will get the Drift and Huntress skins. The latter is a viking shield maiden, while initially the former just looks like a fairly standard guy. However he has alternate styles that can be unlocked which make him a lot cooler.


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The new Sledgehammer, Rook, and Sun Strider cosmetics.

As you progress through the tiers you’ll unlock other cosmetics such as Redline, a female biker, Sun Strider, a lifeguard skin, Sledgehammer, which bears a striking resemblance to Blackbeard from Rainbow Six Siege, and Rook, which seems to be some kind of secret service agent style skin.

Finally if you hit tier 100 you will get your hands on Ragnarok, an upgradeable skin that really is the best of this season so far. It will take a lot to earn this, or you can just buy tires with V-Bucks if you have a load of spare cash, but the reward is pretty sweet.

Finally you’ll also have access to the weekly challenges. This time three of them will be available to those without Battle Passes, while another four will be Battle Pass exclusive.

What is Season 5’s theme?

Unlike Season 4 where everything was clearly related to superheroes in some way, Season 5 seems a little more disjointed. In fairness, this makes sense with the Worlds Collide theme.

Many of the skins are based around historical times, whereas a lot of other cosmetics seem to be based around the beach, perhaps because of the new desert biome on the map. Seeing Vikings next to a lifeguard with an inflatable unicorn back bling certainly wasn’t what we were expecting, but we are not complaining!

Having a general theme such as Worlds Collide means that Epic can do literally anything and it would make sense here, so expect the rest of the season to throw up a lot of surprises and things we could never even imagine.

What changes has Season 5 Brought With it?

A new season means a big old patch, and with it comes a lot of gameplay changes. The big new addition is the All-Terrain Kart, a four-person vehicle that can transport your entire squad around the map. It functions just like the two-person cart, but is just a little bigger and its roof acts as a bounce pad, which is sure to lead to some amazing stunts once people learn how to use it.

The map has also seen some pretty big changes. A new desert biome has been added to the south east corner of the map, destroying the Moisty Mire. This area has been totally overhauled, with some massive hills and mountains added and even some dinosaurs to scare the living daylight out of you when you round a corner to see one.


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Let's go to Paradise Palms and see some dinosaurs.

This has also resulted in the prison in this corner of the map disappearing, being replaced with a new area called Paradise Palms, which certainly seems to be more interesting than the prison ever was. Elsewhere, Anarchy Acres has also been replaced — this time with a golf course known as Lazy Links. Oh, and Dusty Divot is slowly returning to its former glory as even more trees have sprouted in the crater.

A few smaller changes have tweaked how shotguns work, meaning you can’t fire another shotgun for a short while after firing your original one. Pellet hits are now shown in the reticle and spread is now consistent and not random, which should reduce those infuriating moments where you aim a pump directly at someones head only for every pellet to miss.

The circle has also been tweaked in the later stages to be slightly more random. The Switch version has been given motion controls and the mobile sound indicator is now available on all platforms, but your game sounds will be muted if you use it. Of course there is also a whole host of bug fixes and smaller tweaks that you probably won’t even notice for quite a while.


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Get ready to learn static spread patterns…

This is just the beginning. With 10 weeks of Fortnite Season 5 content coming our way you can be sure that there will be even more new additions. Expect new cosmetics, challenges, map tweaks and most likely some massive, game-wide events such as the rocket launch we saw just a few weeks back.

These rifts that have opened up could literally result in anything from any time coming into the world of Fortnite, and with the team at Epic Games already showing off how crazy some of their ideas are you can only expect things to get strangers as the season progresses.

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Abby Lee Miller Involved with Possible 8th Season of Dance Moms amid Cancer Battle

Abby Lee Miller is not letting her cancer diagnosis get in the way of returning to Dance Moms.

While determinations on an eighth season has yet to be made, production is casting and Miller is involved in the process, a rep for Lifetime confirms to PEOPLE.

In March 2017, the dance instructor announced her resignation from the show in an Instagram post, accusing officials behind the series of treating her “like dirt” after she wrapped filming for season 7B.

“I WILL NO LONGER TAKE PART IN DANCE MOMS,” Miller wrote. “FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS/SEVEN SEASONS I HAVE ASKED, BEGGED, AND EVEN DEMANDED CREATIVE CREDIT FOR ALL THE IDEAS, AWARD WINNING ROUTINES, THEMES AND COSTUMING – TO NO AVAIL!”

“I don’t have a problem working with any kid, I love children and have dedicated my life to making other people’s children successful!” she continued. “I JUST HAVE A PROBLEM WITH BEING MANIPULATED, DISRESPECTED, AND USED – DAY IN AND DAY OUT BY MEN WHO NEVER TOOK A DANCE LESSON IN THEIR LIVES AND TREAT WOMEN LIKE DIRT!”

In April, one day after undergoing emergency surgery for what was initially thought to be a spinal infection, the 51-year-old — newly released from prison — was preliminarily diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system.

“It was not an infection, it was a type of a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – it’s a type of a cancer,” said Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital who has been treating the star.

“We’re getting an oncologist involved and we have to figure out what the next steps are as far as chemotherapy or radiation or more spine surgery. Depending on the tumor type, depending on the sensitivity of the tumor – it just depends the type but I feel more than yes, she will undergo chemotherapy or radiation,” Dr. Melamed said at the time.

“If we didn’t do something, she was going to die,” Dr. Melamed previously told PEOPLE. “Her blood pressure was bottoming out. She was not doing well.”

Before her diagnosis, Miller had been living in a halfway house since serving her 366-day sentence for bankruptcy fraud at the Victorville Federal Correctional Institution in California, which she entered in July.

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 2 Finale Gives Trump Resistance Much Needed Hope

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Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale has been a tough hang.

From the threat of a mass hanging at Fenway Park in the premiere, to the violent rape of our heroine in the 10th episode, to, most recently, the public drowning of 15-year-old Eden and her forbidden lover, the show’s dystopian landscape was often too brutal to bear.

We were granted a glimmer of hope of when Elisabeth Moss’ June (can we please stop calling her Offred now?) heard Oprah Winfrey’s comforting voice coming through her car radio from “somewhere in the Great White North.” Of course, moments later that hope was dashed when June ultimately failed to bust through the garage door and escape.

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Fans Ask The RHOA Team To Give Phaedra Parks A ‘Redemption Season’ – They Want ‘Tardy For The Party’ Cancelled

Phaedra Parks just posted a photo featuring herself looking amazing on her social media account. Her fans praised her look, and they had some other things in mind as well. Check out her post below and read some of their comments.

‘It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash,’ Phaedra captioned her photo which fans absolutely adored.

‘I like this pic Phae Phae @phaedraparks, and @bravorhoa should give you a redemption season. At least you won’t be full of shit like Sheree and Kim literal FAKE ASS,’ one follower posted.

It’s a #new #day make it a #great one! #wilheminamodels 📸: @robertector 💇🏽‍♀️: @dwhitewash

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‘@therealhousewivesofatlanta give her a redemption season. And please cancel tardy for the party nobody gives a s*it,’ another fan agreed.

‘You are Naturally…Beautiful Doe!! Doe – You Know!!’ someone else wrote, while another follower said  that ‘It’s amazing to see a model that looks more like me and not some superficial image @phaedraparks.’

‘We need you back on RHOA!’ one other person asked.

‘Yes, ma’am hunni. I love the entire look. You’re rocking it😍. Have an amazing day🤗🤗’ someone else gushed over Phaedra as well and another follower said ‘BEAUTY AND BRAINS!!!!! HAVE A BLESSED DAY @phaedraparks.’

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Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 3 Be a Teen Courtroom Drama?

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted an illustrated title page of the first script of Season 3 last month that shows we will definitely see Archie in court next year. The red-headed hero will be defending his innocence in the murder of Cassidy Bullick, a violent crime that occurred back in the middle of last season while Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead took a salacious trip to “Lodge Lodge” at Shadow Lake.

Cassidy was the flirty cashier at the convenience store who later showed up with his crew to rob the lodge. Archie chased him down, and then Hiram’s hitman, Andre, took over. We are led to believe that the gunshot heard off-screen was Andre killing Cassidy. That was an awfully dark weekend for some teenagers to experience. But Cassidy was never mentioned again, at least not until right after Archie threatened Hiram. Next thing we know, Archie is arrested for the murder in the Season 2 finale. C’mon, Hiram! But just how long will this drama play out?

A full season of courtroom drama worked out well for the second season of Netflix’s high school series 13 Reasons Why. Will Riverdale take the same route, or will they wrap up this cliffhanger obstacle in just a few episodes?

What About The Other Riverdale Residents?

With Archie tied up in the courtroom, more focus can be placed on the other characters, including Toni Topaz and Reggie Mantle, whose portrayers have been upgraded to series regulars. How would their storylines build? Toni is the only part of Cheryl Blossom’s life that makes any sense to her, and we love that. We are definitely hoping for a lot more development with that love story.

Meanwhile, having been dubbed in the classic comics as “Archie’s Rival,” we hope to see Reggie taking full advantage of Archie’s dilemma by trying to take everything he can from Archie … maybe even Veronica?


Issue #9 of “Archie’s Rival Reggie” 1953

Let’s not forget our friend Kevin Keller. With Midge Klump sadly gone, the confused Moose Mason might finally be ready to pursue Kevin for real. Remember that passionate kiss?


Casey Cott and Cody Kearsley in ‘Riverdale’

But we also ought to talk about Polly Cooper, Betty’s big sister. Prior to Archie’s arrest at the end of the season, so much was going down with the Chic mystery and Penny Peabody and the Black Hood and Cheryl’s family dysfunction and the gang war ignited by Hiram Lodge … (pause for breath) … that we have completely glossed over the fact that Polly had been off with her newborn twins living with a cult, simply referred to as “the farm.” Or is it “The Farm?” It will be time to explore that storyline, because while she referenced being done with “The Farm,” she also offered to help her rattled mother, Alice, by introducing her to a friend from “The Farm” who healed her. This will definitely get bonkers.


Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper

And what about the oft-mentioned but never-yet-seen Jellybean Jones, Jughead’s little sister? In the comic books, she was also mentioned entirely more than she was actually seen, but whenever the precocious toddler did appear, it was just darling.

It’s been rumored that by the end of the new season, we’ll get to meet Jellybean, as well as their mother. We can probably assume that Jellybean will NOT be a toddler and that her character might lead to the introduction of some other younger characters in Jellybean’s grade. Jellybean and her mother will also surely create drama surrounding the reignited relationship between FP Jones and Alice. We think Jughead’s mother might be a bit unhappy with this development.


Jughead and Jellybean Jones

To add even more tension, maybe Chic and Charles Smith are both still alive? Stranger things have happened. There’s a really good chance that Chic will reappear. We never saw him actually get caught by the Black Hood, and his name was not mentioned in Hal Cooper’s confession. And since Charles is the lovechild of FP and Alice, which makes him the shared half-brother of Bughead, exaggerations of his death would surely add a new layer to Betty and Jughead’s relationship. Betty may be Jughead’s Serpent Queen, mirroring FP and Alice’s high school relationship, but maybe their family ties are just too convoluted for their romance to last.

Lastly, Veronica now owns Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, and is cut off from her family’s fortune. Could this contribute to a strain in her relationship with Archie? Is she equipped to run a business, excel in high school, and continue dating the boy who serves as the source of all the problems in her family life?

Whether Archie is in court for a full season or just a few episodes, one thing is certain: the drama outside the courtroom is never-ending.

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Queer Eye Season 2 Couple William and Shannan Get Married in Intimate Sunrise Beach Ceremony

They got engaged on season 2 of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye. And now, William Mahnken and Shannan Eller have officially walked down the aisle and said their “I dos.”

The couple, who appeared on the episode titled “A Decent Proposal,” got married on June 13 in a sunrise beach ceremony in Amelia Island, Florida.

Mahnken — who was made-ver by Fab 5 members Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Antoni Porowski on the show — shared a photo of he and his new wife to Instagram on Saturday, calling her his “best friend.”

Though the Queer Eye boys helped Mahnken with his proposal, neither of them were able to make it for their big day. Mahnken said in his caption that he and Eller had a “small, private ceremony” which was officiated by friend Deborah Ramey.”

The official Queer Eye Instagram account also shared a photo from the wedding.

“Congratulations William and Shannan!” they wrote in their caption. “Thank you for letting us be a part of your love story and we hope that the next phase of your life is filled with love, movies, and a lot of avocado goddess! We Shannan you both.”

That last line was a callback to Mahnken’s proposal, which was seen on the show. He had taken his then-girlfriend to an outdoor movie screening where he surprised her with a humorous and tender homemade video, filmed as he struggled to come up with a new word to describe the love he had for her.

In the end, Mahnken found the perfect word for Eller and surprised her with it when he proposed: “Shannon.”

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This isn’t the first time the Fab 5’s intervention has lead to a couple tying the knot.

In season 1, they helped Tom Jackson rekindle his romance with ex-wife Abby Parr, the two marrying in March in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Fellow season 1 subject AJ Brown also revealed during a Netflix “FYSee” event that he married his boyfriend, Andrey.

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Who Will Dark Kara Be in ‘Supergirl’ Season 4?

Hopefully we’re not alone in the belief that nothing is more exciting than meeting a beloved character’s doppelganger, evil twin, or even an alternate self from another universe. It has certainly happened on The Flash, the first time the team visited Earth 2. Or how about Caitlin Snow’s dramatic transformation when she first became the wicked Killer Frost? And anyone remember that old Buffy episode, “Dopplegangland,” where Anya brings Willow’s sultry vampire doppelganger to Sunnydale? It’s a real classic.

Well, it looks like in Season 4, Supergirl is at it…again. During the last moments of the Season 3 finale, Supergirl pulled a quick redo to put an end to Reign’s growing power, but this time without the accompanying deaths of her family and friends. She had killed Reign the first time, breaking her own code. This time, she would do it “right.”

So, just a quick super-powered time travel to a few moments before, with no worry of the consequences. Instead of killing Reign again, she took Reign and Sam to the Dark Valley. There, Sam was able to overpower her alter ego, forcing Reign to drink water from the Fountain of Lilith which trapped her in the Dark Valley permanently. Problem solved.

However, when Kara used the black rock to travel to the Dark Valley with Reign and Sam, it summoned a smoke trail over to Siberia, of all places, where a clone of Kara suddenly appeared. The last scene of the episode shows the clone waking up, naked and afraid, near some kind of military camp. That black rock is no joke, and now we’re super worried about what Lena Luthor might accidentally, or purposefully, do with it, and what kind of insanity the clone of Kara that it created will bring to the story.

So what can we expect from this alternate Kara?


Melissa Benoist as Bizarro
Melissa Benoist as Bizarro

We’ve already met Bizarro, a twisted and demonic-looking clone of Supergirl (borrowed from the pages of a Superman comic story), in the midst of the first season. But she was a new version of Supergirl. Now we have a new version of Kara. And did Supergirl do some damage to the timeline by her quick trip back in time? Or will the powers that be leave those timeline course-correct stories to Team Flash?

We can pretty safely assume that this black rock is actually Black Kryptonite. Originating in the beloved Smallville series before making its way to various comic stories, Black Kryptonite is a weaponized version of kryptonite, created by heating the standard Green Kryptonite to extreme temperatures. On Smallville, the rock actually separated Doomsday from his human identity, Davis Bloome, creating two separate beings. Sounds very much like what the rock did to Reign and Sam, and now to Kara and this mystery clone. We’d bet the keys to Catco that Black Kryptonite is exactly what we are dealing with.


Superman as Red Son
Superman as Red Son

The clone’s appearance in the Russian province of Siberia has lead to some chatter about the Superman comic story “Red Son.” In the 2003 comic, a story was told that imagined the Superman we know and love having landed in the Soviet Union instead of in Smallville, Kansas in the good ol’ USA. A drastically altered version of this story could be fun for Supergirl to explore. And it’s extremely fun to ponder.

Let’s take a trip back to 1985, when the world first learned about Ivan Drago, the villain in Rocky IV. After three movies filled with beatings, Rocky was ready to retire. But then the emerging Soviet superstar boxer Ivan Drago reared his ugly head. He bragged and boasted and showboated his way to the USA, which encouraged the in-need-of-validation Apollo Creed to challenge Drago to an exhibition fight for posterity. In short, Drago basically beat Creed to death, sending Rocky on a road back to the ring to avenge the death of his best friend. This same history is being called back on for the upcoming movie sequel, Creed II.  The sons of Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago will have a dramatic and vengeful fight to the finish. With the resurgence of this classic story, let’s imagine a Supergirl variation.

Naked, alone, and in Siberia, the Kara clone finds refuge in a cold military group, perhaps an evil version of the D.E.O. Her smarts and skillsets make her a valuable member, especially when she discovers her superpowers. The Kara we know is as good and moral as a Disney princess. Imagine the polar opposite. Being trained and supported and essentially raised by a group of evildoers with dangerous technology and malicious intentions.


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Melissa Benoist and Katie McGrath in ‘Supergirl’

When Supergirl and the D.E.O. learn of dark happenings on the other side of the world, they eventually realize a need to intervene. And this will lead to an epic face-to-face battle between Kara/Supergirl and her evil Soviet clone! Lena and her mastery of Black Kryptonite would surely serve some major purpose.

However the clone story develops, we can’t wait to see how Kara and crew decide to put an end to it. Will there be a fight to the death, or will they once again use a method to conjoin Kara with her clone?

Fun to think about, don’t you think?

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Will Nightshade Be the Villain in ‘Luke Cage’ Season 3?

Season 2 of Luke Cage had plenty of good villains to go around, but perhaps none as interesting as Tilda Johnson (Gabrielle Dennis). Tilda started the season as a doctor and an unwilling pawn of her estranged mother Mariah Dillard (Alfre Woodard). At first she was more concerned with healing and than running Harlem. However, as the season progressed, Tilda came into her own and started talking actions closer to that of her comic book counterpart.

With Mariah out of the picture, could Luke Cage be setting up Tilda aka Nightshade as the Big Bad for Season 3? With her intelligence, she would make an interesting foil to Luke (Mike Colter), who wouldn’t be able to punch his way out of a conflict with her. Let’s take a look at Tilda’s comic book history and where it could potentially lead her character in the upcoming season of Luke Cage.

Comic History


1st appearance of Nightshade in Captain America #164

Tilda Johnson was first introduced in Marvel comics in 1973. She was an only child, born into a poor family in Harlem. At a young age Tilda realized she had an aptitude for science, much like Shuri from Black Panther or Moon Girl. Tilda hid her intelligence and began a life of crime, thinking that it was the only way to escape the poverty of her upbringing. She hid behind powerful men and played the role of an innocent young girl so no one would suspect her. She caught the attention of Yellow Claw, who financed her criminal activities. Tilda’s first plan involved creating chemicals that would transform convicts into werewolf like creatures that would do Yellow Claw’s bidding (really). However, she was stopped by Captain America and S.H.I.E.L.D.

Eventually Nightshade returned to Harlem. She worked on creating life-like robots that would help her take over the crime world. This put her in direct conflict with Power Man and Iron Fist who captured her and sent her to jail.

However, Nightshade’s comic book history isn’t all bad. One night she was held at gunpoint by thugs and realized she was wasting her potential. She decided to turn her life around if she survived- which she did with help from the vigilante Nighthawk. Tilda decided to work with Nighthawk, creating his equipment and acting as his (wo)man in the chair during missions. She even went on to work with Hawkeye on a case.

Tilda’s Role in Season 2


Mariah and Tilda (photo by David Lee/Netflix)

In Luke Cage, Tilda has a very different background. In the show she is Mariah’s daughter, a product of both incest and rape at the hands of Mariah’s Uncle Pete (Curtiss Cook). Tilda is horrified to learn the truth about her parentage, adding further strain to an already contentious mother/daughter relationship. Throughout the season Tilda tries to understand her mother’s actions, only to be driven further away each time. Tilda does not agree with Mariah’s violent methods and tries to distance herself as Mariah becomes more and more dangerous.

One thing that remains the same is Tilda’s intelligence. She is a skilled holistic doctor who finds natural remedies to treat her patients. In fact, she is the only one who knows how to wield the deadly nightshade plant (from which she receives her comic book name) and is the able to use it to heal Bushmaster (Mustafa Shakir). Tilda has an uneasy relationship with both Luke Cage and Bushmaster. Neither man trusts her completely, but they do rely on her help and knowledge.

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Tilda and Bushmaster (photo by David Lee/Netflix)

With her special beso de araña (spider’s kiss) lipstick, Tilda kills her mother and puts an end to her reign over Harlem. However, instead of assuming the throne, it is Luke Cage who is installed as the king of Harlem’s crime empire. This puts Luke in direct opposition to Tilda, who like others before her, views Harlem’s Paradise as her birthright.

Season 3 of Luke Cage could go two ways: either Tilda could become a vigilante like in the comics and team up with Luke (unlikely seeing how things ended) or she could be the next Big Bad of the season. With her intellect and ability to harness the power of the nightshade plant, Tilda could be a dangerous foe to Luke Cage in a potential Season 3. Plus, Tilda did save Bushmaster, making it possible for him to return and for them to work together. If Netflix wants to follow her comic book story more closely, she could potentially use her scientific knowledge to create some kind of drug to poison Harlem’s citizens or create other individuals with super-strength. In a world with a bulletproof man with a friend with a glowing hand, nothing is really out of the question. Plus it would be great to see Luke Cage continuing their theme of using female villains.

Luke Cage Season 1 & 2 are currently available to stream on Netflix.

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Fox has announced the cancellation of its paranormal comedy series, Ghosted, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott after only one season, reports Deadline. The single-camera comedy will be pulled from the air effective immediately due to low ratings. Doors have closed on the new episode of #Ghosted. Thanks for watching, West Coast! pic.twitter.com/StFy9TS31Y — Ghosted (@GhostedonFOX) […]

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Alison Brie on the all-too-real #MeToo experiences behind that ‘GLOW’ Season 2 scene

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The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back. And despite the era it’s set in, the recently released Season 2 tells a story centered around women that — for better and worse — feels utterly timeless in its relatability.

Yet oddly, the events that have taken place between Season 1 and Season 2 make it almost feel like GLOW is returning to a different world than the one it premiered in. 

#MeToo and Time’s Up have transformed the way we talk about women’s inequality and sexual harassment, especially when it comes to trying to make it in Hollywood. One GLOW Season 2 scene in particular, from an episode titled “Perverts are People, Too,” feels like the show’s deliberate response to that seismic shift in cultural conversation.  Read more…

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 10 Finale: FANDOM Staff Predict the Winner

The time has come … to crown a winner for RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10.

Four queens remain: Kameron Michaels, the bodybuilder Barbie doll; Eureka O’Hara, the comeback contestant; Aquaria, the fierce young fashionista; and Asia O’Hara, the pageant pro.

Four FANDOM editorial staffers (and self-proclaimed Drag Race superfans) offer up their predictions ahead of Thursday’s Season 10 finale. We predict who we think will win and who we think should win!

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Eureka O'Hara

Who I want to win: Eureka

Critics of Eureka complain that she’s too loud and in your face, but that’s exactly why the Elephant Queen gets my vote for the winner of Season 10. I want to crown a contestant who can be an ambassador for the Drag Race brand, and Eureka is smart and articulate enough to handle the task. I was a big fan when she first appeared on Season 9, but it’s when I saw her at DragCon in 2017 that I fully realized the power of her charisma. Eureka was in a panel called Drag in the Time of Trump with Alaska and Bob the Drag Queen, two previous Drag Race winners who truly know how to command a stage. But Eureka didn’t fade into the background, nor did she stream roll the conversation. Instead, she spoke at the right times, infusing her talking points with the perfect blend of intelligence and humor. This was further confirmed for me after having the opportunity to interview the final four Season 10 queens at the finale red carpet. While each contestant was interesting to talk to, it was Eureka who brought the most life to the room. Her personality is fun, she brings awareness to body positivity, she can act, dance, perform, and turn out “proportionized” looks. And that’s why I support the #DoubleChinForTheWin.

Who Will Win: Aquaria

Aquaria has had a steady upward rise throughout Season 10, showcasing more and more talents as each episode progressed. She’s the queen with the most main-challenge wins heading into the finale, including her surprising Snatch Game win for her portrayal of Melania Trump. Who knew she’d be the surprise comedy queen of the season? Aquaria entered the workroom as a look queen and we all knew that was where her talents were strongest. RuPaul even declared that Aquaria is in the top five of all the fashion queens throughout the 10-year history of the show. But at the start of the season, her personality seemed lifeless and she struggled to speak coherently. She proved several times as the season progressed, however, that she knows how to make us laugh, and by the time the last episode came around, she was eloquently speaking to RuPaul and the other queens. She added growth on top of the talents she already brought into the competition on day one, so as long as she slays her final lip sync, the crown is hers to lose.

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RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Aquaria

Who I want to win: Aquaria

Aquaria. Aquaria. Aquaria. This queen hugged the curves, took hairpin turns, and drove her ass all the way to the top. At the beginning of the season, my eyes were firmly fixed on Miz Cracker, with hardly a glance at her tween doppelganger. Aquaria seemed like she might just be an entitled, arrogant millennial. How wrong I was! By season’s end, she was serving us magnetic, cocksure 20-something. It’s exactly that kind of heavy lifting that Aquaria makes look so darn effortless. As if that weren’t enough, Aquaria won the most challenges this season and never landed in the bottom two. That, dear friends, is the pedigree of a worthy champion (see Sasha Velour) who took the game and worked it until the handle fell off, hunty. Brava.

Who Will Win: Aquaria

Without a doubt, Kameron Michaels will be heading back to Music City empty-handed. She sure was nice enough but, outside of delivering electrifying lip sync performances that crushed the dreams of three fellow competitors, Kameron failed to make much of an impact over the course of the season. Asia O’Hara is consistent with her runway looks and possesses a sparkling white, marshmallow-y smile that complements her lived-in pageant persona. The other queens seemed to truly value her counsel, but her assertion that Miz Cracker wasn’t a star left a bitter, acrid taste in my mouth. Her epic fails in Snatch Game and the old-age drag challenge don’t do her any favors, either. Eureka also delivered consistent runway looks that either met or exceeded the challenge requirements. Her bubbly personality and caring nature endeared her to many, and she wore not only the mantle of redemption; she also was the first serious big/plus-size queen championship contender. She strategically deployed both to garner favor at just the right moments. When adding all the aforementioned analyses to our Aquaria analysis, it seems as though it comes down to one question: Will RuPaul crown a seasoned, time-tested pageant queen? An everywoman, zaftig comedy queen? Or a lean, hungry queen with a razor-sharp eye for fashion? My money’s on Aquaria this season (c’mon, RuPaul even likened her to good ol’ Madge herself), not just for the reasons outlined above, but simply because this fierce millennial can’t even conceive of a world in which she isn’t the Champion of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Ten. And that’s what makes her a winner, baby.

Drew Dietsch, Entertainment Editor


RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10 Kameron Michaels

Who I want to win: Kameron Michaels

Say what?!? Yes, the silent but deadly queen has somehow managed to keep herself in the running all the way up to the end. And her performance and look in the penultimate competition was truly stunning. I love an underdog and Kameron Michaels could very well be Drag Race’s most surprising underdog of all time. Plus, if Kameron won, the fans would go absolutely nuts and I live for such drama. Some Drag Race fans just want to watch the world burn.

Who will win: Aquaria

It would be shocking to see anyone but Aquaria take the crown this season. She has consistently delivered stunning looks on the runway — RuPaul even said her evil twin outfit was one of the top five runway looks in the history of the show — and she can claim the most wins for the Season 10 maxi-challenges. Her ability to surprise the judges and the audience puts her in the prime spot for superstardom. As long as she doesn’t end up being a total bomb at her lip sync showdowns, this is her crown to lose.

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All signs point to an Aquaria-Eureka top two. It really comes to perfection versus perseverance. Aquaria has served creative looks week after week and has a polish that belies her age. But at 21, has she had the same experience and life struggles as Eureka — enough to be relatable to fans of all ages?

After watching her over 1.5 seasons and attending her panels at DragCon, Eureka has studied the performance and political side of drag. And for that, she gets my vote over Aquaria.

Who will win: Eureka O’Hara

Aquaria is formidable competition, but I think Eureka will snatch the crown in the end. RuPaul has yet to crown a “big girl” winner and Eureka has the whole “rudemption” arc, having been forced to leave last season due to injury.

Eureka has overcome confidence and body image issues; personal growth that RuPaul looks for in her champions. Aquaria has confidence in spades. She’s a stunning look queen, and I’m just not sure Ru will crown two in a row (following Sasha Velour).

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Everyone Who Survived the ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Finale

SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers from the Westworld episode “The Passenger.” Proceed with caution.

Just when you think you have a grasp of the timeline and story in Westworld, the series puts out an episode like “The Passenger.” The 90 minute Season 2 finale delivered some of the show’s craziest twists to date. It wrapped up ‘The Door’ storyline and in doing so introduced a whole new batch of questions including — once more — who is and isn’t a host. In a season with an already high body count, the biggest question is who made it out of the finale alive. So let’s take a look at everyone who survived the Westworld Season 2 finale.

Dolores


Dolores in the Westworld season 2 finale

Season 2 saw Dolores go from farmer’s daughter to the leader of the robot rebellion. Her goal wasn’t just for the hosts to live inside the park without humans, she wants to take over the real world. (Because what’s real to Dolores is “That which is irreplaceable.”) Bernard didn’t like this plan and shot Dolores to stop her. However, Bernard also took Dolores’ pearl and put it inside another body that he had created — one that looks like Delos executive Charlotte Hale. This allowed Dolores to escape the park and safely end up on the mainland. The world better watch out!

Status: Alive

Bernard


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Alongside Dolores, Bernard is the key architect to the season finale. It is he who decided that the hosts were worthy of living and should be spared. This is why he eventually brought Dolores back to life after killing her. She is their only hope for a future. Bernard ended the season alongside Dolores at Arnold‘s house in the real world. Despite saving her life, Bernard still doesn’t trust Dolores and promises to prevent her from ending the human race.

Status: Alive

Maeve


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Maeve’s storyline this season had her searching for her daughter Anna. They were reunited briefly in “Phase Space“, before being torn apart once more. In the finale Maeve and Anna came face to face again, this time with Anna seemingly remembering her mother. Maeve sacrificed herself for her daughter, holding off the fighting hosts who had been controlled by Clementine before being gunned down by QA. However, her death was not in vain. Anna (and her other mother) escaped to the paradise of Eden.

Status: Dead*

While Maeve is dead for now, we did see Dolores leaving the island (as Charlotte) with a bag of host brain pearls. We don’t know exactly whose they are, but one of them could potentially be Maeve. Fingers crossed.

Teddy



In the penultimate episode, “Vanishing Point “, Teddy committed suicide, destroyed because of what Dolores had made him become. However, in this episode we saw that Dolores removed the pearl inside his head and uploaded him to Eden. Despite the terrible things she had done to him, at least he can now rest in peace. Farewell, Theodore.

Status: Eden

Akecheta


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Akecheta did what he promised: he brought his people to Glory and protected Maeve’s daughter in the process. After escorting Anna and her other mother through The Door, Akecheta was able to enter Eden himself. There, in the most touching scene of the episode, he is reunited with his lost love Kohana.

Status: Eden

Clementine


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Clementine had a rough season. She was reprogramed with the same abilities as Maeve and was able to control the other hosts to do her bidding. Charlotte used this power to control Clementine to make the hosts attack each other. Clementine prevented  a large number of hosts from getting through the Door into Eden before she was gunned down by Armistice.

Status: Dead

Hector, Armistice, & Hanaryo


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Hector, Armistice, and Hanaryo became faithful allies to Maeve in the search to find her daughter and the battle of the hosts vs. the humans. They fought by her side until the very end, taking down the hosts controlled by Clementine. However, all three were eventually overpowered by the angry hosts and died from their injuries.

Status: Dead

Elsie Hughes


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After being knocked out and stranded in a cave by Bernard, things were finally looking up for Elsie. The two were working together to get to the Valley Beyond — until Bernard abandoned her once more. Elsie finally returned to the Mesa and the other humans, only to be killed by Charlotte Hale. Hale had a plan for Westworld, one she knew Elsie would not go along with because of her good nature. Rather than letting the tech stop her, Hale ruthlessly shot Elsie while Bernard watched helplessly.

Status: Dead

Charlotte Hale



As the executive director of the Delos board, Charlotte is a key figure in Westworld. It was her plan to mine the data from the guests in the park which made her stop at nothing to get the information off the island. Bernard knew she was the key to saving the hosts because of her position of power. He built a host body that resembled Charlotte and puts Dolores’ pearl inside of he, giving her new life. Dolores then shot and killed the real Charlotte so no one knows she is a copy. Trippy, right?

Status: Dead

Lee Sizemore



Lee has been changed by his time spent in the park with Maeve. He now feels empathy for the hosts and knows what they are capable of. In order to protect Maeve and the rest of her friends, Lee sacrificed himself, distracting the QA team sent to take the hosts down. His ending is a true hero’s death as he recited the lines he wrote for hosts like Hector. He went out in a true blaze of glory.

Status: Dead

Ashley Stubbs


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Stubbs isn’t just alive — he’s also secretly a host disguised as the head of park security in Westworld. His main drive is to protect the other hosts, something he continued to do by letting Dolores (as Charlotte) escape the park. He was last seen on the beach facilitating clean up and basically letting Dolores know she’s no longer his problem.

Status: Alive

Felix & Sylvester


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Techs Felix and Sylvester survived the season after being dragged through numerous parks by Maeve. At this point they’ve stayed with her out of a combination of fear and loyalty. The pair were last seen on the beach also helping clean up the dead hosts. They were tasked with looking for any hosts that might be able to be salvaged — and both looked towards Maeve’s body lying in the sand.

Status: Alive

William


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Somehow, despite multiple injuries, the Man in Black has survived the season and beyond. William’s hand was severely injured when his gun backfired from Dolores’ damaged bullet. The evacuation team found William and brought him to the beach where he was “critical”, but still alive. The post credit scene for the episode showed William in what appeared to be the future, in a destroyed version of the Forge. Whether he’s a human or a host — or something more — is yet to be seen, although he appears to be a host.

Status: Alive

With a such large body count, the cast of Westworld is bound to look different in Season 3. Many of the key humans are dead or disguised as someone else. Will the show introduce new characters? Are there still some hosts hidden among those we believe are human? With this show anything is possible.

Were you surprised to see so many people die during this episode? Were you surprised to see everyone who survived the Westworld Season 2 finale? Let us know your thoughts and reactions on social @getFANDOM.

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“I Am Harlem, and Harlem is Me!” — Luke’s Best Lines in ‘Luke Cage’ Season 2

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers for Season 2 of Luke Cage. Proceed at your own risk.

With Season 2 of Luke Cage now streaming on Netflix, we’ve pulled together his best lines from the series. The funny stuff. The dramatic stuff. The sad stuff. And the shocking stuff, as Luke embarks on his darkest journey yet…

To camera, after being blown up and shot: “Yo, I’m Luke Cage. You can’t burn me, you can’t blast me, and you definitely can’t break me. You wanna test me? Step up. I’m right here. I ain’t going nowhere. You know where to find me. I am Harlem. And Harlem is me.”

Regarding racism: “I’m a black man in a hoodie. People have always been afraid of me. You never had anybody clutch a purse on an elevator, or follow you round a store, or cross the street when they see you coming.”

Explaining his anger issues: “I’m a man, OK? Full-fledged. My anger is real. But if I can use that for intimidation and fear, to do work, then so be it. If I have to speak the language of those that would do others harm, to make them stop, then so be it.”

Why he doesn’t wear a costume: “I’m 6’3″, black, and bulletproof. You really think wearing a Lone Ranger mask is going to keep people from figuring out who I am?”

Referencing WWI: “You’re too valuable. You’re the Archduke Franz Ferdinand. You’re a living, breathing, one-man Christmas addict’s ghetto stash house. The best bargaining chip ever. So I guess we’re going to hunker down for the night, and tomorrow morning I’m going to get you to the cops.”

Putting down the villain: “I’ve fought gangsters with powers. Maniacs looking for cheap revenge and immortality. Is that you?”

Coming to terms with his super-powered life: “I ain’t been to church in a long time. I don’t pray much either. But today in that river I think God was trying to tell me something. The world may be my problem. But it’s not always my fault.”

Telling Mariah how it is: “You said you needed me. You still do. Whether either one of us likes it or not. I’m keeping you alive until Harlem is safe from Bushmaster. After that, you’re on your own.”

Threatening Mariah: “Why not? After all she’s done? All the pain she’s caused? The misery. The death. Why shouldn’t I throw her out that window and give Bushmaster exactly what he wants?”

Mocking Danny Rand: “You think I’m crazy? You’re the one seeing dragons, man.”

On love lost: “It’s all those fires you have to put out. Staying ready. Always on edge at every moment. It does something, living that way. It changes you. Claire saw it. She tried to warn me but I couldn’t hear it. So she bounced. I don’t blame her. I chose this life.”

Referencing his quote at the start of this piece, but in Trump-like fashion: “Look, I’m bulletproof. You can’t burn me. You can’t blast me. And you can’t break me, OK? And most importantly, you can’t buy me. I’m the only person that can make Harlem great again.”

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‘Dear White People’ Officially Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix [Video]

‘Dear White People’ is coming back for a third season.

The announcement was made today in the form of a video featuring Giancarlo Esposito, the show’s narrator, who also plays a member of the secret campus society, The Order of X. 

Get into the announcement below. If season 3 is as good as season 2 (and we’re sure it will be), we can’t wait!

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Splendid news, Luther fans — Season 5 is officially on its way.

On Monday night, Idris Elba shared a brief teaser for the show’s new season on his Twitter.

Well, that’s certainly a nice surprise.

Still, so we don’t exactly have much to go on so far.

Aside from a bloodied Elba walking up to stare at the camera and the words “This will hurt”, details are currently pretty thin. We don’t even have a date yet: just that equally exciting/frustrating phrase, “coming soon”.

Better than nothing though, eh?

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘13 Reasons Why’ Actor Defends Season 2’s Most Controversial Scene

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Season 2 of 13 Reasons Why. Proceed at your own risk.

When 13 Reasons Why exploded with Season 1, it wasn’t just because fans loved it. Which they did. It was also because of the controversy it stirred.

In Season 1, the show tackled toxic high school culture, rape and teen suicide – with some scenes pretty graphic and hard-hitting, particularly for a teen show. Some of the series’ critics felt that the way in which the topics were handled wasn’t all that responsible. But if anything, in Season 2 the shock value is upped. This time, the creative forces behind the show have been especially careful to issue clear and frequent warnings about its content, coupled with advice on where to seek help should the show’s subject matter affect you. Some Twitter users have issued trigger warnings for sexual assault victims and urged people not to watch.

‘Don’t watch it if it offends you’ seems to be the motto of Netflix, the service which airs the show. CEO Reed Hastings said: “It is controversial. But nobody has to watch it. We’re an on-demand service, and we feel great about the possibility of season 3 and look forward to supporting the team’s work in that.”

It will come as no surprise, perhaps, that Season 3 has since been greenlit. And that’s despite a particularly graphic and harrowing scene in the season finale which sees school baseball star and bully Montgomery de la Cruz brutally assault outsider Tyler Down. You can read a description of what happens in that scene here.

FANDOM caught up with Timothy Granaderos, who plays Montgomery in 13 Reasons Why, and asked him why it was important to include the scene in the season finale.

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Timothy Granaderos' Monty confronts Devin Druid's Tyler.

“It was part of the inciting incident for Devon’s character Tyler to carry out his plan at the end. So, for the story it makes sense. But also, it’s a subject matter that we don’t really talk about. Male-on-male sexual assault happens more than we realise and it’s an issue that I think needs to be addressed and talked about,” says Granaderos.

Season 2 ends with Tyler planning and almost carrying out a horrifying school shooting. He’s talked down by Dylan Minette’s Clay Jensen outside the doors to the school.

Granaderos believes that the show is deliberately provocative.

“Obviously there’s some controversy around our show but all the issues that we deal with are tough subject matters to speak on, so if we can get a conversation started about those things then that’s what we intend to do. In a real and honest way too,” he says.

He says that being a part of the show has “opened my eyes to the idea that as actors, we’re more than just entertainers.”

One of the criticisms directed at the series is that the attack seems to come from nowhere, which makes it doubly shocking. Granaderos offers his thoughts on why his character carried out the horrific attack.

“In preparation, I did research and I tried to figure out why he did it. I found that the root of his actions was pain,” he says. “He had all this pain and displaced anger from the baseball team’s season being cancelled and, you know, his ‘brother’ Bryce basically breaking up with him, and he didn’t know where to go or who to turn to. So he dealt with it in the only way he knew how — and that was physically abusing someone who he felt was weaker and [who] he blamed for part of his pain.”

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Grenaderos admits that he wasn’t surprised at the reaction to the savage attack they depicted on screen. And, in fact, he had a very telling physical reaction to the scene after reading it in the script.

“I didn’t know about [the scene] until later on in the season,” he says. “Our showrunner approached me a couple of episodes out and asked me if it was something I’d be comfortable doing. And at that point in time, that scene was just a pitch, it wasn’t even confirmed that it was going to be in the script. He just wanted to make sure I was comfortable doing it. So, I knew it was coming and it was shocking when I read it. I remember just turning the pages and my palms were sweating.”

At some point, he says, everyone was “all on the same page” and the scene was shot, and included.

“Going into it we felt very prepared,” he says. “We had a safety meeting where Devin [Druid, who plays Tyler] and I spoke with the producers and our director as well as the stunt coordinator how everything was going to play out. They showed us storyboards of the space and the shot so all the technicalities were clear in our mind before we went into the scene. They also allowed us to ask any questions we had.”

If their plan with Season 3 is to up the ante once again, it’s going to be a tough call to include anything more shocking than Montgomery’s horrendous sexual assault on Tyler. But if 13 Reasons Why is indeed a show that sets out to provoke, you can bet they’ll try.

13 Reasons Why Season 2 is available to stream now on Netflix.

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Alfre Woodard Has Us Shook In The ‘Luke Cage’ Season Two Trailer

Move over Luke, we know the show is named after you, but Alfre Woodard “Mariah Dillard” looks like she is going to reign supreme in season two of the hit Netflix series.

Set over Fugee’s Ready or Not, the trailer puts Woodard and seemingly her protegé Gabrielle Dennis “Tilda Johnson aka Nightshade” front and center. At one point Mariah explains to Tilda, “You don’t need to be bulletproof to be a superhero. Black women have always had superpowers, turning pain into progress.” :::chills:::

We also get a look at the super-villain “Bushmaster aka John McIver” who is being portrayed by actor Mustafa Shakir. Okay, okay, he also has a shaking in our boots. Has Luke met his match?

Luke Cage season 2 hits Netflix on June 22.

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NeNe Leakes Sparks RHOA Season 11 Filming Assumptions – Fans Defend Kim Zolciak

We recently reported that NeNe Leakes is back on Instagram after her short break that she took due to her husband Gregg Leakes’ health issues. She posted a gorgeous pic with Porsha Williams which left fans impressed by their friendship, and they asked the two RHOA stars to take care of each other.

Now, NeNe shared a few pics, and in some of them there’s a crew present who is filming her, Fans assume that the filming for the 11th season of RHOA has begun. Check out a few pics and what fans have to say.

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‘Y’all filming RhoA season 11 already ?’ someone asked NeNe.

‘This is one Black Queen I can truly say I’m proud of! LOVE, Respect a Longevity! KEEP GOD FIRST and Make those Coins 💸💰💰💴 Hun!’ one of her fans gushed over her.

‘It’s about time for her to have her own show! I would love to see her in something like Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane @bravoandy’ someone else said, assuming that NeNe will have her very own show.

‘Keep making big money moves. Congrats. You don’t need joggers. Ha ha ha,’ a commenter told the RHOA star.

‘I tell people you can be covered and still be sexy as Hell to men. We prefer it,’ one of her followers gushed over her look.

‘@neneleakes confused on why you don’t have your own show!!! @bravotv get nene her own show please,’ another fan said, wanting to see NeNe having her very own TV show.

🎬🎥

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‘She needs to go away forever can’t stand you. You are nothing but a hater and a bitch. Once ghetto always ghetto. What you’ve done to Kim Zolciak you should be ashamed of yourself. You’re the racist not her. Like they say you can take the girl out of the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto out of the girl. No wonder your son Bryson is on drugs. If you were my mother I’d be on drugs too,’ a hater commenter said, slamming her of racism.

We wish NeNe all the best if she has her own show or regardless of her plans.

And we don’t think that this is a ‘good’ time to be hating NeNe as she’s been struggling with a lot of hard issues such as the health of her beloved husband. Overall, we don’t encourage such hating behavior ever.

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And just that fast…we’re back with Episode 2 of the third season of Queen Sugar. In a sweet treat for all the QS fans, the season premiere is over two nights. So here we are with “Of Their Sojourn Here” the episode’s official title.

Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) has found out that Blue (Ethan Hutchinson) is not his biological son, which has to have some far-reaching emotional complications. But in true Ralph Angel style, he’s plowing ahead, although Blue has for sure chosen a strange time to start acting up. Ralph has his hands full these days. But good news i