Max Scherzer 17th pitcher since 1900 to strike out 300 in season

WASHINGTON — Chalk up another milestone for Max Scherzer. The Washington Nationals ace recorded his 300th strikeout of the season Tuesday night. The landmark whiff came in the top of the seventh inning, when Scherzer got Miami Marlins rookie Austin Dean swinging on a 3-2 slider for the second out. Prior to ringing up Dean on the 10th pitch of the at-bat, Scherzer threw four consecutive fastballs, each of which the Miami left fielder fouled off. After every offering, the boisterous fans at Nationals Park, which included Scherzer’s wife, Erica, grew louder and louder, chanting, "Let’s go, Max!" When Dean finally struck out, Scherzer smacked his glove in excitement and waved as the crowd of 26,483 gave him a prolonged standing ovation. "I definitely wanted to do it here at home," said Scherzer, who’s on schedule to make his final start Sunday, when Washington wraps up the season in Colorado. "The fans, unbelievable support. When they’re…
ABC News: Sports

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Dancing With the Stars Season 27 Front-Runners Dish Injuries, Challenges and Those High Scores

Dancing With the Stars, DWTSOne performance in and we already have front-runners on Dancing With the Stars. DeMarcus Ware and Tinashe each received a 23 out of 30 score from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len…

E! Online (US) – TV News

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH UPDATE:

Kanye West to Perform on 44th Season Premiere of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Kanye West is returning to the Saturday Night Live stage. Today, the NBC late night show confirmed via Twitter that Mr. West will be making his sixth appearance on SNL. Last time we saw Yeezy on Saturday Night Live was back in 2013 when he performed “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” off the Yeezus album. Coming off of the record-breaking video for “I Love It,” alongside Lil Pump, West will be joined by Star Wars: The Last Jedi actor Adam Driver who will host the September 29 episode.

Take a glance at the official announcement below and let us know what tracks you hope to see Kanye perform. Yeezy fans can also take a peek at the upcoming “I Love It” and “Free Lil Pump” merch.

Click here to view full gallery at HYPEBEAST




HYPEBEAST

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Fall Guide 2018: The biggest sporting events of the season in New York

The fall is nearly in full swing — and we’ve got you covered, sports fans.

Pro and college football games are finally upon us, with the MLB postseason and NBA and NHL regular seasons just on the horizon as well.

Here are the best sporting events in New York to look forward to this fall.

Yankees

Life Style – New York Daily News

FASHION DEAL UPDATE:

Report: NFL Won’t Implement a New National Anthem Policy This Season

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. National Football League isn’t expected to implement a new policy on the national anthem this season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes, citing unidentified legal sources.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a revision of its Game Operations Manual on May 23 to include fines for teams whose “personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem.” The National Football League Players Association filed a grievance over the policy, which was introduced after a number of players began protesting police brutality and racial injustice by kneeling during the anthem.

While talks on the issue will continue, too many people have too strong stances to find a compromise at this point, Schefter reports, adding that there will be no policy for the time being. Under the old policy, players had to be at the field for the anthem, but while they were “strongly encouraged” to stand, they were not required to do so, a spokesman for he NFL said 12 months ago.

U.S. President Donald Trump and the White House have spent much of the past year criticizing the NFL. “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there, maybe you shouldn’t be in the country,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News after the new policy was introduced in May.

A new escalation came this month when Nike Inc. presented an advertisement in its new “Just Do It” campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who started the protest during the 2016 season. The hashtags #BoycottNike and #JustBurnIt started trending on Twitter with users posting videos of burning Nike products.

“Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts,” Trump said in tweet on Sept. 5. However, online sales of Nike apparel and shoes surged in the four days after Kaepernick became the face of a new advertising campaign.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

How to Live Stream ‘Monday Night Football’ Games for Free Throughout the 2018 NFL Season

“Monday Night Football” games are broadcast on ESPN. That’s a pay TV channel, of course. But it’s still possible for nearly all fans to watch “Monday Night Football” for free tonight and every Monday during the 2018 NFL season, even they don’t have cable or another TV or live streaming service that includes ESPN.

As we reported in a previous story covering how to live stream NFL games free, the 2018 season marks the first time that fans can stream their locally broadcast games, as well as nationally televised matchups — including “Sunday Night Football” on NBC and “Monday Night Football” on ESPN — by using the NFL App:

Fans can watch NFL games online for free via the NFL App. After you’ve downloaded the app to a mobile device or connected TV, you’ll be able to live stream many NFL games — specifically, your local team’s games, as well as nationally broadcast prime time games like NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” — throughout the entire season. Downloading the NFL App is free, and there is no charge for using it to stream games. You can even use it for free live streaming of the 2018 season’s “Monday Night Football” games, which are broadcast by the pay TV channel ESPN.

This season, you can also live stream the same selection of NFL games on mobile devices with the Yahoo Sports app.

So all you have to do to live stream “Monday Night Football” for free is download either the NFL App or the Yahoo Sports app and tune in from your preferred device.

Tonight, during the 2018 season’s first “Monday Night Football” broadcast, there are two games: The New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions, followed by Los Angeles Rams vs. Oakland Raiders.

What Time Does “Monday Night Football” Start?

For the 2018 NFL season’s first “Monday Night Football” game — Jets vs. Lions — kickoff time is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET at Ford Field in Detroit.

Tonight’s “Monday Night Football” features a rare double header. For the second game — Rams vs. Raiders — kickoff is scheduled for 10:20 p.m. ET at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.

Again, to watch “Monday Night Football” online for free, you can use either the NFL App or Yahoo sports app as explained above.

How to Live Stream ESPN for Free

If you’d like to watch ESPN online for free in general for a few days, many live streaming TV services include the sports-focus pay channel in their packages. They all have free trial periods of about a week available to new subscribers.

You can watch “Monday Night Football” online for free — and all ESPN content, for that matter — with streaming TV services such Fubo TV, Hulu Live, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

The monthly rate for a basic package that includes ESPN with these services ranges from roughly $ 25 to $ 40. You’ll be charged if you don’t cancel the service by the time the free trial period ends. So remember to cancel if you don’t want to become a paying subscriber.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

How This Iron Fist Villain Could Impact Daredevil Season 3

Iron Fist Season 2 introduced a major new villain into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the form of Mary Walker (Alice Eve), a mentally unstable killer who proved to be both friend and foe to Danny Rand. Not only that, this season opened the door for much more to come with Mary, hinting that she has a third and even more dangerous personality waiting to manifest itself.

Who is this new “alter,” and what does it tell us about Mary’s future role in the Netflix Marvel Universe? Here’s what we know based on Typhoid Mary’s comic book appearances.

Typhoid Mary: Comics vs. TV

Typhoid Mary changed more than most Marvel characters when she made the jump to the MCU. Apart from the fact that she’s still portrayed as a psychologically unstable woman with split personalities and a penchant for killing, there’s not a lot in common between the two. Heck, even the fact that she made her debut on Iron Fist when the comic book version of Typhoid Mary is most closely associated with Daredevil is a major departure.

Continue reading…

IGN All

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

GameStop, Inc.

Season 2 Brings New Dangers for the ‘The Gifted’ Characters

As Season 2 of The Gifted begins, a new age is dawning while mutants are fractured. Here’s what to expect from your favorite characters when The Gifted: Dawn of the Mutant Age premieres on Tuesday, September 25th at 8 PM on FOX.

The Strucker Family

The Strucker family is the heart of Fox’s The Gifted. The family finds themselves at the center of the mutant drama when kids Lauren–played by Natalie Alyn Lind–and Andy– played by Percy Hynes White– discover they have powers. This puts them at odds with their father Reed, played by Stephen Moyer, who works as an attorney prosecuting mutants. However, once he discovers that his children are mutants, he abandons his job.

The Strucker family joins the Mutant Underground, a group aimed at protecting mutants. They are in hiding from the Sentinel Services, an organization which hunts mutants. Caitlin Strucker, played by Amy Acker, is able to put her nursing skills to use by helping those injured while her husband uses his knowledge to help the Underground free some of the mutants who have been captured.

However, as tensions grow and the fighting becomes more intense, the Strucker family’s bonds are tested. Lauren and Andy must come to grips with their new, dangerous powers and their family’s history. Reed struggles to learn more about his past and his father, revealing new secrets- and possibly mutant abilities of his own. And with the creation of the Inner Circle, the Struckers are faced with a difficult decision that could tear them apart.

Eclipse

Marcos Diaz is a mutant who goes by the name Eclipse. He is played by actor Sean Teale.
Eclipse has the ability to absorb and manipulate photons, controlling light, heat, and energy. He can also project powerful beams of energy from his hands. Eclipse is an original mutant created for The Gifted, but does share some traits with the X-Men character Sunspot.

As a child, Marcos was kicked out by his family for being a mutant. He had to live on the streets, eventually joining a Colombian drug cartel. Marcos is haunted by these events in his past and the things he had to do to survive. He only left the cartel after meeting and falling in love with fellow mutant Polaris. By her side, he became one of the leaders of the Mutant Underground. His goal is to protect the other mutants, especially Polaris and their unborn child. When Polaris is arrested Marcos will do anything to get her out of jail- including going back to working for his old cartel boss again.

The Mutant Underground faces many challenges. There are those, including Polaris, who think the organization should take a more radical approach in dealing with those who oppose them. Marcos is the one who must try to hold the group together, even if it means going against the woman he loves.

Polaris

Lorna Dane is a mutant who goes by the name Polaris. She is played by Emma Dumont. Polaris is proud of her mutant abilities and doesn’t believe in hiding them. Polaris can manipulate various forms of magnetism, giving her the power to move metallic objects and sense the presence of metal even allowing her to control electric currents. She can also use metal to make herself levitate- which is why she chooses to wear steel toe boots. In the comics, Polaris is the daughter of the powerful mutant Magneto. On The Gifted, Magneto has only been alluded to, but Polaris knows her father was once the King of the Inner Circle.

Alongside Thunderbird, Polaris helped found the Mutant Underground. Their goal is to protect others like them. While forming the Underground Polaris met Marcos Diaz aka Eclipse and the two fell in love. Polaris is currently pregnant with Marcos’ baby. The unborn mutant child strengthens Lorna’s already impressive abilities. Along with her pregnancy, Polaris must deal with increasing pressure as a leader and a woman with bipolar disorder.

Polaris has a tough choice to make when it comes to leaving the Mutant Underground. While she co-founded the group, she has come to disagree with its methods. She wants to take more action, especially with the life of her child on the line. She no longer believes that humans and mutants can co-exist. This places Polaris in a difficult position as she must decide between the man she loves and what she believes is right.

Thunderbird

John Proudstar is the mutant Thunderbird. He is played by Blair Redford. Thunderbird is the leader of the Mutant Underground, chosen for this job by the X-Men before they disappeared. Thunderbird has superhuman strength, speed, reflexes, and durability. He also has superhuman tracking skills helped by his enhanced senses. With his military training and Apache background, he is a natural leader and a skilled combatant.

Thunderbird takes the responsibility of Mutant Underground very seriously. While Eclipse and Polaris can be impulsive, he is calm and strategic. Even when it is revealed that his former best friend, Pulse, has been turned into an agent for the Sentinel Services he puts the safety of the Underground and the mutants ahead of his own feelings of anger and sadness.

Thunderbird develops a relationship with fellow mutant Blink after helping to rescue her from the police. He helps her learn to control her powers and she comforts him over the death of their other mutant friends. With Polaris and some of the other mutants leaving the Mutant Underground to join the Inner Circle, Thunderbird is left questioning his leadership skills and with an even stronger desire to keep his friends safe.

Blink

Clarice Fong is a mutant who goes by the name of Blink. She is played by actress Jamie Chung. Blink has the ability to create portals which allow herself and others to teleport from one location to another. Like most of the other mutants, Blink is still learning to master this power, especially the ability to hold the portals open for a long period of time.

Before joining the Mutant Underground Blink had a very rough life. Unlike some of the other mutants, Blink cannot pass as human in society because of her appearance. Because of this, she grew up in a special foster care for mutants, forced to hide her abilities for her own protection. Eventually, Blink grew tired of hiding and went to live on her own. Blink joined a gang of mutant runaways, not knowing they were affiliated with the Brotherhood, a mutant terrorist organization. Once she discovered their criminal activities, she left that group as well. Eventually, Blink was caught by the police and placed in a mutant detention center. However, she eventually escaped, putting her face to face with the Mutant Underground.

At first, Blink is hesitant to join the Mutant Underground- which makes sense based on her previous experiences. She believes that their fight is not one she shares. However, over time she comes to trust the other mutants. She begins to act as a mentor to Lauren who is also discovering her mutant powers. She even develops a relationship with Thunderbird. The two bond when he teaches her how to hone her abilities.

With big changes shaking up the Mutant Underground, it looks like it may be time for Blink to stop running and take her place as a leader. She has finally found a place where she belongs and now she must fight to protect it.

The post Season 2 Brings New Dangers for the ‘The Gifted’ Characters appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

7 Things We Want to See in ‘Supernatural’ Season 14

Saving people. Hunting things. The family business. Well, you could say that the Winchester brothers’ family business has been successful, seeing as they are gearing up for their fourteenth season. As the people who keep the show going, loyal fans have many opinions about what should happen. Until the next installment premieres, here are some things we’d like to see in Season 14.

The Inner Struggle Between Michael and Dean


Dean possessed by Michael
Dean possessed by Michael.

Season 13’s finale brought Supernatural fans many bombshells: the Apocalypse World refugees successfully crossed worlds, Gabriel made his final sacrifice, and Lucifer finally got his due. But the most surprising twist came in the last few minutes when Dean became Apocalypse World Michael’s vessel. Michael took control despite his promises, leaving the archangel to carry out his plans inside his “perfect vessel.” Considering much of the show has been based on Sam and Lucifer’s twisted connection, the toll of Michael’s possession on Dean’s psyche will be an intriguing shift.

Michael seems no less vindictive than the Lucifer we love to hate, and Lucifer’s lifelong torment of Sam all but destroyed the younger Winchester. Though parallels between the two will be interesting, we can hope that Dean will fight with the bravado and heart we expect, ultimately overcoming his latest challenge without too many scars.

Castiel at Full Power


Cas in "Let the Good Times Roll"
Cas in "Let the Good Times Roll."

In his Season 4 introduction, Castiel was a straight-up badass. He fought with the strength and skill of an ancient celestial warrior, defeating powerful enemies with his stoic wit. As the show progressed, the Cas we fell in love with steadily lost his mojo and his good judgment, eventually slaughtering thousands of angels and summoning the Leviathans. Despite a multi-season redemption arc, we haven’t seen him back at full power since his attempt at playing God.

I say it’s about time. With Dean overtaken by Michael, Cas will need to step up alongside Sam and take an active leadership role to guide the refugees in the fight against Michael. The angel has suffered uncertainty for far too long, and his divine powers might be just what he needs to be the hero we know he can be.

More Wayward Sisters


Wayward Sisters sharing a meal
The Wayward Sisters sharing a meal.

Supernatural fans recently experienced disappointment when Wayward Sisters co-creator Andrew Dabb announced that The CW would not be moving forward with the female-led spin-off, despite the success of its backdoor pilot in Supernatural Season 13. Now more than ever, it’s imperative that the monster-slaying sisterhood gets their fair share of screen time in Season 14.


Andrew Dabb Twitter announcement

The ensemble, led by Sheriff Jody Mills, has incredible chemistry. They embody a perfect balance between human connection and ass-kicking, representing a supportive female community independent of Sam and Dean’s brotherly core. Dabb promises a multi-episode return for the Wayward Sisters in Season 14, satisfying our desire to see the talented women in action once more.

Delving Into Other Worlds


Kaia and Jack in "The Bad Place"
Kaia and Jack in "The Bad Place."

Sam and Dean have long fought villains from the Judeo-Christian mythos, so we have experienced the realms of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory. However, Season 12’s finale introduced the idea of alternate dimensions when Jack’s birth created an inter-dimensional tear leading to Apocalypse World. In Season 13, we had a glimpse at more alternate dimensions through dreamwalkers Kaia Nieves and Derek Swan, but there is still a wealth of material left to explore.

With no definitive end in sight, Supernatural will eventually need to explore realms of story beyond angels and demons. Inter-dimensional travel could help the show stay fresh and exciting to longtime fans by letting the Winchester bros do what they do best — overcome the impossible together.

Fewer Deaths, More Character Building


Apocalypse World Bobby with Jack and Mary
Apocalypse World Bobby with Jack and Mary.

Season 13 of Supernatural saw a considerable amount of character turnover, with familiar faces returning in alternate versions and new characters dying unexpected deaths. Death will always be a part of the show, but having developed characters makes fatality meaningful. Kaia, for example, had a lot more story potential. Allowing characters in Season 14 to grow instead of killing them off too soon will allow fans to develop loyalties toward a diverse supporting cast like they always have.

Unexpected New Pair-ups


Charlie and Rowena in the Bunker
Charlie and Rowena in the Bunker.

One significant source of Supernatural’s signature blend of humor and heart is the unexpected relationships that take shape (Season 7’s Cas and Meg, for example). The show hinted at new pairings for Season 14 when an offhand comment in Season 13’s finale mentioned redheads Charlie and Rowena traveling through Arizona on a mission to find Dean. Partnerships like this add some much-appreciated diversity to Supernatural’s long-established character dynamics. And besides, who wouldn’t want to see that spin-off?

A Worthy Ending


Dean on the battlefield in "Swan Song"
Dean on the battlefield in "Swan Song."

As Dean drove onto the graveyard in Season 5’s finale, Def Leppard’s lyrics rang out: “All right / I got somethin’ to say / Yeah, it’s better to burn out / Yeah, than fade away.” Supernatural showrunners should listen to these wise words and work towards a proper finale in Season 14. Considering the show’s original goal of five seasons, its current record is nothing short of a miracle. But coming from a decade-long fan, we’re approaching too much of a good thing.

Supernatural has consistently been an innovative, heart-wrenching whirlwind of paranormal showdowns. However, just like any show that stays on the air for long enough, it’s becoming derivative of itself. Instead of dying a slow death after several more seasons of ever-decreasing quality, our beloved brothers’ story should go out in a blaze of glory. After all that they’ve been through, that’s the least Sam and Dean deserve. In the words of the great Chuck Shurley, “No doubt — endings are hard. But then again … nothing ever really ends, does it?”

Our wayward sons will carry on October 11th on The CW.

9 Episodes That Prove You Shouldn’t Sleep on ‘Supernatural’ Season 14

Ranking the Best Alternate Versions of Sam and Dean Winchester on ‘Supernatural’

The post 7 Things We Want to See in ‘Supernatural’ Season 14 appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Watch the Colin Kaepernick Nike Ad That Will Run During the NFL Season Opener

Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick has posted the first television commercial made as part of his new deal with Nike.

“If people say your dreams are crazy, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good,” says Kaepernick in a voiceover while footage of other Nike athletes, including Serena Williams and skateboarder Nyjah Huston, plays. “Stay that way. Because what non-believers fail to understand is that calling a dream crazy isn’t an insult. It’s a compliment.”

“So don’t ask if your dreams are crazy,” says Kaepernick at the end of the commercial – which went public Wednesday. “Ask if they’re crazy enough.”

The spot was posted just a couple days after Nike revealed that Kaepernick, who is at the center of a years-long fierce debate over free speech and athlete protests, is the face of the company’s newest ad campaign. That announcement brought cheers from some corners, while others who disagree with Kaepernick’s actions defaced their Nike gear in protest.

Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, ignited a firestorm in 2016 when he sat through the national anthem, and, in later games, knelt through it. A handful of other NFL players, many of whom are black, followed suit. The players involved have said they are protesting everything from police brutality to racial inequality more broadly.

Kaepernick, who opted out of his contract with the 49ers in 2016, has not played a professional football game ever since. He now contends that NFL team owners conspired to keep him off any roster in retaliation for his actions, and has filed a grievance that is moving from arbitration to trial.

Nike’s new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick will air during the 2018-19 NFL opening game featuring the Atlanta Falcons and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Jets season preview: The Sam Darnold era begins now

Here comes the Season of Sam. The Jets begin the 2018 season with renewed hope in the right arm of rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Coming off of consecutive 5-11 seasons, the Jets are still in the midst of rebuilding, but the selection of Darnold with the third overall pick in this year’s draft has energized…
Sports | New York Post

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH UPDATE:

Boycott Season Hits Nike, The New Yorker and Ryan Gosling | The Daily Show

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

‘Power’ Recap Season 5, Episode 9: ‘Fathers And Sons’

Here we are still trying to get over the death of Kanan (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson), and two more bodies fall in this penultimate episode of season 5. One of them has been on the kill list for some time now so, we’re not too surprised by his death but, boy was it interesting to watch how it all went down.

Finally, the lines of communication are open and the right people are speaking to the right people to find out who the snitch is among us. So who’s the snitch? Well, the one who gets clipped at the end of this episode is Tony Teresi (Willam Sandler). But of course we know there’s way more snitching going on. Sadly, Tommy (Joseph Sikora) has to be the one to pull the trigger to exterminate the main rat.

A lot happens before we reach that point, so let’s talk about how we get here. Diego’s head was found in the freezer of the hotel that Dre (Rotimi) manages. Once Alicia (Ana de la Reguera) finds out, she’s pissed although she wanted her brother dead anyway. She goes off on Dre for his management skills or lack thereof, so she orders Cristobal (Matt Cedeno) to take over as head distro.

This doesn’t sit too well with Dre so when Angela (Lela Loren) approaches him to give up some dirt on Alicia, he’s all in. (Another snitch in the game)! He tells her where Alicia is scheduled to be later on that night, which just so happens to be in a hotel room getting real cozy with Cristobal.  Angela takes that information and runs with it, straight to Alicia’s hotel with the FBI in tow, and arrests her.

Angela is real ballsy now after making that arrest. She tells Alicia that the DEA agent Steve Tampio can’t save her this time. Then she gets real brolic with Mak (Sung Kang) and demands he identify his informant. Mak easily gives up Tony Teresi which should have been the clue he was setting her up but we’ll get to that in a second.

So what does Angela do? She runs straight to her Jaime (Omari Hardwick) to let him know there’s a snitch among us. She brings pictures and everything so he can handle the problem.

Meanwhile, Sammy thinks  Tommy is the snitch and tells Teresi that he should give him up to the Feds. Teresi tells him that this is exactly what he’s been planning all along. But plans change quickly when Sammy overhears Teresi on the phone with Saxe (Shane Johnson) saying he has nothing on Tommy but can give him everything they need on Ghost. The two argue and Tommy walks in unexpectedly. When Tommy asks what’s going on, Sammy looks angry enough to tell him the truth so – stab, twist, stab right in the gut. Was Teresi really coming around to some love for Tommy or was he just trying to save his own ass? Guess it’s up to us to figure that out, since Teresi won’t be talking.

With the new info on Teresi confirmed with pics, Ghost meets up with Vincent (Joe Perrino) to ask him to tell Tommy that Teresi’s a snitch. Vincent asks why can’t he handle it himself and Ghost tells him that Tommy won’t believe him. (TRUE) IVincent calls Tommy in for a meeting, pulls out the pictures and tells him that his father is a snitch and he has to handle it.

Poor Tommy. Just as he’s starting to get close to his father, he finds out he’s been betrayed.

 

Meanwhile, another father and son relationship that’s quickly unraveling is the one between Ghost and Tariq (Michael Rainey Jr.). Tariq is out of control. He really wants to be a drug dealer. He even tells his father straight to his face – “Teach me the MF’ing game Ghost.” (WOW!)

He admits to his father that it was his plan to frame Kanan (Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson) He tells Ghost, Tasha (Naturi Naughton) and his uncle Tommy that he knew Kanan wouldn’t go down without a fight. He expected him to be killed when the police pulled the car over. He thinks he fixed the problem. Now he’s walking around trying to be a baby Kanan with the drugs Kanan left behind, and setting up meetings with Vincent to get him to move the weight. He even gets a fake I.D. made. Not so he can get into the club or buy alcohol. No, this young stunna gets a fake I.D. so he can pose as Kanan’s relative to get his ashes. (This boy is all the way messed up.)

And speaking of all the way messed up. Let’s talk about how Mak and Saxe have Proctor (Jerry Ferrara) wearing a wire. (WTF)

They want him to get Ghost to confess on tape that he and Angela conspired to have her crooked former boss, Mike Sandavol, killed in prison.

Proctor has a plan,  though. He can’t do Ghost dirty that way despite the risk to his own family as Mak has threatened to help his daughter’s drug-addicted mother gain custody of their daughter. He writes on a napkin that he’s wearing a wire and gets Ghost to answer questions without implicating himself or Angela.  After he unplugs the wire, Ghost still almost throws Proctor off the club’s second floor.

Which brings us back to Angela. She’s about to go down.

Mak tells her that telling her Teresi was their CI was a setup. Once he gets killed, they knew she was the one leaking information.

So, Mak, Saxe, Tameika (Quincy Tyler Bernstine) and Blanca Rodriquez (Monique Gabriela Curnen) are cornering Angela into being the next snitch. They know she’s connected to their most wanted drug dealers –  they just need the proof.

So will she roll on the crew to save herself or will she try to find a way of the mess for everyone? She has 24 hours to figure it out.

We may soon see Angela curled up in the fetal position crying her eyes out just like we saw Tommy with his mother, who, despite all her issues, was on the money about Teresi from Day One.. He’s still a G though! (Thugs cry, too!)

PHOTOS: Starz

Kill List: Dre

 Quotable: “I will be the son. Even though you could never be the father” -Tommy

READ MORE STORIES ON BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM:

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: 

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM

 

 

Entertainment – Black America Web

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Why NFL ratings could fall even further this season

NFL ratings are facing yet another brutal blitz this fall — and few pundits are betting that they won’t get sacked. With ratings having plunged 8 percent in 2016 and nearly 10 percent last year, experts say this season’s ratings could fall even faster as the league continues to grapple with a slew of ugly…
Media | New York Post

SPECIAL DISCOUNT DEAL:

‘Power’ Recap – Season 5, Ep. 9: There’s a Snitch Among Us

PWS5_509 Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora), Tony Teresi (William Sadler).jpg

Source: Starz / Starz

The father/son dynamic unfolds in curious ways, and Angela’s clock may have run out for real this time. Death, deceit and deals make the headlines in this week’s episode of Power.

The episode beings with a grizzly TV news obituary for fallen gangsta Kanan Stark, as reporters and the community try to make sense of the quadruple murder from a known felon. As Tariq watches the news, he can hear the commotion from the living room, where Tasha, Ghost and Tommy discuss how the Kanan setup unfolded.

Ghost is upset that Tasha went behind his back, and put Tariq in danger. Tasha is upset that Kanan wasn’t the main target to frame from the beginning. Tommy is there to provide peanut gallery level humor and ad-libs. Tariq interrupts the quarrel to take credit for Kanan’s murder. He didn’t divulge the true danger in the plan and knew the only way out was for Kanan to die. He remains indignant towards Ghost for lying about his past, and reiterates that he’s a real g now, a school won’t change him, and Ghost needs to put him on to game or get out of the way. Needless to say, Ghost didn’t oblige. Tariq ends up ditching school to meet with Vincent, accept condolences for Kanan’s death, and continue the drug business on a trail basis. Vincent agrees, and also puts Tariq in contact with a good fake ID connect who supplies Tariq with a new identity “Erick Stark” so he can pickup Kanan’s ashes from the police. The adventures of “Street Tariq” have just begun.

CONTINUED

PWS5_509 Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.), James 'Ghost' St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick

Source: Starz / Starz

Photo: Starz

The Latest Hip-Hop News, Music and Media | Hip-Hop Wired

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

The AW18 coat trends to get you excited for the new season

Winter coats are the staple in any wardrobe, and this season we’ve been overwhelmed with choice…

The silver lining to the end of summer is the promise of snuggling up in one of the season’s best winter coats. With everything from checks to colour blocking and faux fur coats, there are plenty of exciting autumn trends to update your outerwear collection.

Autumn coat trends

Fortunately, there’s something out there to suit every style this winter. Puffas, parkas, trenches, right through to sharply tailored numbers, as well as no-fuss longline woolly warmers – all of which make the perfect winter counterpart to your spring wardrobe’s lightweight duster coat.

Animal print coats

You can’t escape animal prints this season, as seen at Givenchy, Dolce and Calvin Klein. Leopard print, snake print, zebra print… nothing is off the table. The louder the better.

Shop now: Cow Print Coat for £95 from Topshop

Coloured coats

Thanks to designers including Marc Jacobs and Francesco Risso, colour blocking is adding a dose of fun to our drab winter wardrobes. Pick a shade, and wear it head to toe.

Shop now: HARRIS WHARF LONDON Oversized wool-felt coat for £345 from Net-A-Porter

Check coats

Huge last season, checks are back again, and there are two sides to the story. Opt for a royal-inspired heritage plaid, or a more colourful modern check, Clueless style.

Shop now: Check Revere Coat for £65 from next

Faux fur coats

With more and more designers banning the use of teal fur, faux fur has never been so chic. From Shrimps to the high street, everyone has a realistic take on the trend.

Shop now: Faux fur coat from Pinko

Teddy coats

A latecomer last autumn/winter, the teddy coat was an instant sensation, and we’re still looking for playful textures this season.

Shop now: Teddy coat from American Vintage

Puffa jackets

Shows like Balenciaga, Maison Margiela and Marni sum up the season’s puffer jacket styling – take a functional, sports-inflected polo, pile on a coat over a jacket, and add a puffa (and then another one)…

Shop now: MONCLER Quilted shell down jacket for £875 from Net-A-Porter

Trench coats

The classic trench coat is is still very much our go-to, though this season, look for oversized tailoring to tick that 80s trend box.

Shop now: Adjustable belt trench for £89.99 from Mango

As ever, pair your newfound coat with new season ankle boots or classic white trainers (if you dare, what with the weather…).

This season’’s line-up is brilliantly diverse, so this winter’s coat edit comes with a caveat: you may find yourself wishing for extreme cold just so you can pile them on all at once.

Credit cards at the ready, scroll on to shop the best winter coats now.

The post The AW18 coat trends to get you excited for the new season appeared first on Marie Claire.

Marie Claire

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Style Your Home’s Outdoors with All the Perfect Additions from MacKenzie-Childs! Save on Tables, House Letters & Chairs. Shop Now!

What We Want from ‘The Good Place’ Season 3

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for The Good Place Season 2 and POTENTIAL SPOILERS for Season 3. Proceed at your own risk.

The Good Place follows the recently deceased Eleanor, played by Kristen Bell, as she navigates the afterlife. At first, she thinks she’s landed in the ‘Good Place’ — a version of Heaven — but soon realizes there’s much more to the afterlife than meets the eye. At the end of Season 2, Eleanor and the friends she acquires find themselves transported back to earth to see if they can live better lives this time around. Witty writing combined with thought-provoking themes are the key to the series’ success, and ever since the Season 2 finale, we’ve been thinking hard about what Season 3 could bring. So here’s what we’d like to see in Season 3 of The Good Place.

More Earthly Experiences


Characters from The Good Place
From left to right: Michael (Ted Danson), Janet (D’Arcy Carden), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Jason (Manny Jacinto), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Eleanor (Kristen Bell).

After bouncing around the Good and the Bad Place for quite some time — not to mention the Medium Place — Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, and Jason finally find themselves back on earth in the Season 2 finale. Now that they finally have a chance to start over, will they change for the better?

In the Season 2 finale, we saw how Eleanor’s first year back on earth went – she started off great, quitting her drug sales job that took advantage of people. She also joined the Clean Energy Crusaders, helping promote a cleaner environment. She did all of these things expecting good things to happen to her. But, the opposite happened and she soon gave up, returning to her old habits – selfishness and greed. This caused Michael to step in and give her a little push. In the final moments of Season 2, Eleanor arrives in Australia to meet with Chidi and learn more about philosophy and enlightenment.

It would be interesting to see each character’s first year back on earth, perhaps within a single episode. Since Jason is the king of crazy antics, he’ll likely backslide rather quickly. However, the show tends to take viewers’ perceptions and spin them. A true twist would be if Jason changed for the better — and quickly. As far as Tahani goes, her first year back on earth would probably be pretty difficult considering her family dynamics. She would probably crack sooner than expected due to her obnoxious parents and celebrity sister. Meanwhile, you’d expect Chidi to lighten up a bit, but return to his inability to make choices.

Leaving the Medium Place Behind


The Good Place-Mindy-Eleanor
Maribeth Monroe as Mindy (right) with Kristen Bell as Eleanor.

A welcome addition to The Good Place was the concept of the Medium Place and the character of Mindy St. Claire. Mindy’s character is put into a position that would drive anyone mad, spending eternity in neither the Good Place nor the Bad Place. Mindy was a corporate lawyer in the 1980s and a bad person for most of her life. But she did one good thing. Because of this, the Good Place and the Bad Place argued over where Mindy should spend eternity. Because they couldn’t agree, the Medium Place was created just for Mindy.

Always surrounded by mediocrity, Mindy’s situation makes for hilarious television as viewers constantly see her in a somewhat desperate state of mind. At some point, it might be nice to see Mindy leave the Medium Place and join the rest of the gang on their adventures — if that’s even possible.

Janet To Interfere With Jason’s Life on Earth


Janet and Derek from The Good Place
Janet, seen here with Derek, played by Jason Mantzoukas.

Let’s face it – The Good Place would be nothing without the character of Janet. Her infinite knowledge as well as her ability to teleport makes her not only a unique character but a powerful one as well. After declaring her love for Jason in the Season 2 finale, we can’t wait to see how the characters interact going forward. Since Michael went to earth to interfere with Eleanor’s life, we’re reckoning that Janet will be able to do the same with Jason. Janet has rebooted so many times, gaining more and more knowledge each time, she probably has quite a few ideas for messing with his life up her sleeve.

Tahani’s Backstory and a Cheers Reunion


Tahani from The Good Place

Over the first two seasons, the character that’s grown the most is probably Tahani. At first somewhat annoying, she quickly won the heart of the audience. We’ve caught a glimpse of her backstory and her life before death, but we’d like to see more. The fact that she’s from an extremely rich family gives plenty of opportunity to show her in extravagant situations, surrounded by countless celebrities. She’s always bragging about her celebrity friends, so this would be the perfect way to add more guest stars to the show. Maya Rudolph. Adam Scott. Dax Shepard. The Good Place has already featured a batch of well-known cameos, so it’s safe to assume there will be more in Season 3.

We’d specifically like to see Shelley Long alongside Ted Danson again. And while we’re talking former Cheers co-stars, how about Kirstie Alley too, currently tearing it up as a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother in the UK? Perhaps Shelley and Kirstie could team up as architects for the Bad Place as well.

Michael’s Backstory


Michael from The Good Place

We already know Michael has several crazy powers. He can manipulate memories, alter reality, and much more. However, we’ve yet to see much of his backstory. He claims he has existed since the beginning of time, but is that truly the case or is that all he can remember? As with most things on The Good Place, we’re certain there’s much more to the story and Season 3 needs to give us more of it.

The Bad Place


Characters from The Good Place

There’s been a lot of talk about the Bad Place, but what if it’s really not that bad after all? What if Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani, Jason, and even Michael have been avoiding the Bad Place for no reason? In a twist typical of the show, we can see the Bad Place actually being an All Right Place – especially if the gang decides to all go together. Maybe a bad place is only bad if you don’t have your favourite people there with you. Have some of that Good Place philosophy to chew on.

Catch season three of The Good Place on NBC premiering Thursday, September 27 in the US. For the UK and Australia, the date is not yet confirmed.

Here’s Every New Netflix Show Coming This Fall

The post What We Want from ‘The Good Place’ Season 3 appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Riverdale Season 3 First Look: Shocking Hookups, Major Discoveries and One Creepy Masked Figure

RiverdaleJust how many OMG moments can Riverdale fit into the first season three promo? To quote Mean Girls, “the limit does not exist.” E! News has your exclusive first look at the upcoming season…

E! Online (US) – TV News

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH UPDATE:

Craig Wright and Kriss Turner Towner Discuss the Season 3 Premiere | Greenleaf | OWN

OWN

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE :

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott Returning to American Horror Story After Starring in Season 1

American Horror Story will see two familiar faces return to the franchise when the FX series’ eighth season airs.

Connie Britton and Dylan McDermott, who starred on season 1 as husband and wife, have signed on for AHS: Apocalypse, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The outlet reports that photos and videos from the Apocalypse set leaked on social media Wednesday night — and have since been deleted — showing McDermott on set.

On season 1 (American Horror Story: Murder House) of the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk-created series, Britton, 51, and McDermott, 56, starred as husband Dr. Ben Harmon and wife  Vivien Harmon, who move across the country with their daughter Violet into a mansion that they learn is haunted.

Apocalypse will include a crossover of Murder House with season 3’s Coven.

WATCH: Sarah Paulson on the craziest thing she’s done for American Horror Story

In January, Murphy revealed the FX horror anthology’s upcoming edition will be set … in the future!

“All I’ll say about it is I want to go to the future — still topical, but the future, which I’ve never done,” Murphy said at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour, Entertainment Weekly reported.

“I pitched it to John Landgraf today right after his TCA panel, and he loved it, but he’s asked me not to say what it is,” Murphy added. “I told him and he fell out of his chair with joy. I think people will like it, it’s different from what we’ve done before, but I always try and do the opposite of what I’ve done on that show.”

At the time, Murphy was optimistic that many of the original AHS stars would return for the crossover, including McDermott and Britton, the latter of whom starred on Murphy’s Fox drama 9-1-1.

“I want all of them,” he said. “I want Dylan, and Connie and Jessica . They’ve all said — Kathy Bates, too — everybody who is involved in the show has always said, ‘Yeah, that sounds like fun, let’s get the band back together again.’ So that is one of the reasons why the writing process of that season is taking longer because it’s literally 25 people’s schedules. But I’m hopeful they will all be back.”

Earlier this month, franchise star Sarah Paulson revealed that Jessica Lange will return as Constance Langdon from Murder House in an episode that Paulson will actually direct, EW reported. Apocalypse will find Cody Fern playing Michael Langdon, the antichrist that Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton) gave birth to and then Constance adopted,


PEOPLE.com

Fashion Deals Update:

‘Fortnite’ adds portable Rift-To-Go item in latest season 5 update

Fortnite update

When the sky literally began falling in Fortnite near the end of season 4, players knew to expect something out of the ordinary in season 5. Rifts became the signature feature of the new season, allowing players to warp around the map with ease, escaping danger when there are no other options left. Now, with the v5.30 update this week, everyone will be able to carry rifts around in their pockets with the brand new Rift-To-Go item.

That’s just one of the additions to Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode this week, as Epic Games has also introduced a new Limited Time Mode called Score Royale, which is all about collecting more points than anyone else before the end of the match. And Tomato Town has been replaced by Tomato Temple on the map.

Continue reading…

BGR Top Deals:

  1. Today’s top deals: 4K Fire TV, Philips Hue, $ 55 air fryer, rare AirPods sale, $ 20 wake up light, more
  2. It’s not too late to get a 4K Fire TV for the price of a Fire TV Stick

Trending Right Now:

  1. Whatever you do, don’t buy an iPhone X right now
  2. Wild theory says one Avenger already died and came back to life in ‘Infinity War’
  3. Stop using the creepy iPhone VPN app that Apple just forced Facebook to pull

‘Fortnite’ adds portable Rift-To-Go item in latest season 5 update originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 23 Aug 2018 at 12:07:29 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


BGR

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

All Deals on HP, Dell and Lenovo!

Inside Season 3 of ‘Greenleaf’ | Greenleaf | Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE :

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

When is American Vandal season 2 on Netflix, what’s the trailer and who’s in the cast for this series?

THE true crime genre has sky rocketed over the last five years or so. First came Serial and Making a Murderer, then Netflix brought us something we didn’t even know we needed – the true crime mockumentary!

Now, American Vandal is returning for a second series. Here’s everything you need to know…

Peter and Sam are returning for American Vandal season 2
Aspiring documentary makers Peter and Sam face a new mystery
Netflix

What is American Vandal about?

American Vandal first aired on Netflix back in September 2017.

The first season followed the lives of several high-schoolers – namely the school prankster, Dylan Maxwell.

Maxwell is accused of spray painting phallic symbols on teachers’ cars and is suspended from school because of it.

Aspiring documentary maker and classmate of Maxwell’s, Peter Maldonado, delves into the crime and to find out whether Dylan is indeed the culprit, or whether he is in fact a scapegoat.

Season 2 of the true crime satire moves away from Dylan and focuses on a new character – “The Turd Burglar”.

Fans will be pleased to know, however, that Peter and his mate Sam return to investigate this new conundrum.

“The Turd Burglar” strikes at an elite Catholic school, pulling poo-related pranks on his fellow classmates.

Only time will tell if Peter and Sam get to the bottom of things.

When is American Vandal season 2 on Netflix?

American Vandal season 2 is set to drop on Netflix UK on Friday, September 14, 2018.

The number of episodes in this season have yet to be confirmed, but they are expected to be released in one go – so you can binge away.

For those who haven’t seen it, season 1 is currently available on Netflix.

American Vandal season 2
Season 2 moves away from the plight of Dylan Maxwell and takes on a new mystery
Netflix


Who’s in the cast?

This year’s cast has not been announced yet, but we do know Peter Maldonado (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) are back.

As season two is about a new mystery, the majority of the original cast members will not appear this time round.

 

 

TV and Showbiz – latest celebrity news, gossip, photos, TV and film reviews | The Sun

BEST DEAL UPDATE (UK):

Yankees open 2019 season in the Bronx against the Orioles, Mets start with two-city road trip

The MLB released its official 2019 schedule on Wednesday, with the Yankees opening their season at home in 2019 against the Baltimore Orioles on March 28. The Mets open the same day and begin the season with a two-city road trip in Washington D.C. and Miami.

The Mets will have their home opener…

Sports – New York Daily News

GOLF SPECIAL DEAL UPDATE:

No Justice for Alison, Yet: ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Finale

Paul Sarkis/showtime

If you were hoping for justice for Alison Bailey in the Season 4 finale of The Affair, you were to be frustrated.

The finale came just a few days after an interview by Ruth Wilson, who played her, on CBS This Morning, in which Wilson said, mysteriously, “I did want to leave [The Affair], but I’m not allowed to talk about why.”

If that sounded odd, she also added, looking like she was choosing her words very carefully: “I’ve never complained to Showtime about pay parity.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here

The Daily Beast Latest Articles

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

BEST DEAL UPDATE BY AMERICAN CONSULTANTS RX:

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

‘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.

‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Season 7 — What’s the Deal With Acxa?

EXCLUSIVE: Voltron Paladins Panic in ‘Legendary Defender’ Season 7 Clip

The post ‘Voltron’ Season 7: Who Is the Mysterious Altean? appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

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.

Sports – TIME

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

‘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.

via Deadline:

“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!

The post ‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season Four By OWN, Anthony Sparks to Take Over As Showrunner appeared first on lovebscott – celebrity gossip and entertainment news.

lovebscott – celebrity gossip and entertainment news

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

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.

Runaways Season 2 will return in 2018.

What the FOX-Disney Deal Means For Movie Fans

The post 6 Predictions for Marvel’s ‘Runaways’ Season 2 appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Rachel Brosnahan on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2, Emmys and Getting Sent Photos of Her Face on a Billboard

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselRachel Brosnahan is being haunted by her face. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star sat down with E! News at the 2018 Television Critics Association summer press tour to talk all things Mrs. Maisel, her…

E! Online (US) – TV News

EMPLOYMENT SEARCH UPDATE:

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

TwitterFacebook

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…

More about Entertainment, Emmys, Rick And Morty, Dan Harmon, and Rick And Morty Season 3


Entertainment

BEST ENTERTAINMENT DEALS UPDATE:

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!

The post The Best Plays From the Overwatch League Season 1 Grand Finals appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

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.

5 Shocking Moments From ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Season 6

The post Why Season 7 Is the Perfect Time to Learn This ‘Voltron’ Paladin Is Gay appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Podcast: Kelsey Anderson Reflects on Kevin’s Wimbledon, 2018 Season

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.

Latest News

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Shop The Official FILA® Store for the latest Performance apparel and footwear for men, women, and kids at FILA.com

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Team Talks ‘Big’ Season 2

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, […]

Variety

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

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.

“I am Harlem, and Harlem is Me!” — The Best Luke Cage Lines in Season 2

The post New Villains Will Shake Things Up for Danny in ‘Iron Fist’ Season 2 appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

What’s in Store for the Greenleaf Family in Season 3? | Greenleaf | Oprah Winfrey Network

OWN

SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN:

http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

CHARITY UPDATE :

Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine!

SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE:

Please help American Consultants Rx achieve it’s biggest goal yet of donating over 30 million discount prescription cards to over 50k organizations in an effort to assist millions of Americans in need. Please click here to donate today!

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!

The post 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’ appeared first on lovebscott – celebrity gossip and entertainment news.

lovebscott – celebrity gossip and entertainment news

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

‘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!


Nora West Allen

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.

‘The Flash’: Iris West Proves That Journalists Can Be Heroes Too

The post ‘The Flash’: Nora’s Big Mistake Will Shake Things Up in Season 5 appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

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

SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains mild spoilers for Supergirl. Proceed at your own risk.

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


Team Supergirl

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.

Why ‘Supergirl’ Season 4 Needs to Refocus on the Danvers Sisters

The post ‘Supergirl’ Season 4 Will Introduce TV’s First Transgender Superhero appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE:

Podcast: Putting a Bow on Wimbledon 2018 and Looking Ahead to the Summer Hardcourt Season

On this week’s episode, host Jon Wertheim and Jamie Lisanti discuss the top storylines and takeaways from Wimbledon 2018 and look ahead to the summer hardcourt season.

Latest News

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Shop The Official FILA® Store for the latest Performance apparel and footwear for men, women, and kids at FILA.com

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.

If you’re a fan of Voltronbe sure to also check out the exclusive LEGO mech set which is available early at SDCC and worldwide starting Aug. 1.

Read more at HYPEBEAST




HYPEBEAST

BEST DEAL UPDATE:

‘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.”

Newbies

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.

‘The Walking Dead’ Adds Alpha, the Whisperers and More in Season 9

The post ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Season 4B Features a Surprising Scene for Morgan appeared first on FANDOM.

FANDOM

ENTERTAINMENT DEAL UPDATE: