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When strange, deadly things begin happening in the quiet, peaceful community of Centerville in Jim Jarmusch's horror-comedy The Dead Don't Die, local law enforcement officials are flummoxed, to say the least. Sheriff Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray) and his deputies, including the loyal Ronnie Peterson (Adam Driver), can clearly see that abnormal, disturbing things are happening – things they could never have imagined before, especially in their quiet little town.

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Ryan Tedder: Adam Levine Considered Leaving ‘The Voice’ 4 Years Ago

Fans of The Voice may have been shocked by the announcement that Adam Levine  was leaving the hit show after 16 seasons, but there was at least one person who knew that the Maroon 5 singer was growing tired of the series as far back as four years ago — One Republic’s Ryan Tedder.

The “Secrets” singer, 39, revealed during a Thursday, June 13, appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that he had been contacted to possibly take over for the Grammy winner should he bow out of the NBC series.

“I initially got pitched on, four years ago, on potentially replacing Adam on The Voice, ‘cause he was just tired, he was like, ‘I think I’m gonna step off for a minute.’”

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Tedder, who now stars as a judge on the network’s new reality show, Songland, continued, “They called to see if I would do it, and before I could even decide, they called back and said, ‘False alarm, he’s back on, but we have this other show that you might be better for.’”

Carson Daly let fans in on the news that Levine, 40, would not be coming back to the show for a 17th season and would be replaced by Blake Shelton’s girlfriend and show veteran Gwen Stefani, on the Today show on May 24

“After 16 seasons, Adam Levine, our beloved coach and friend, has decided to leave The Voice, the former TRL host, 45, said at the time. “Adam was one of the original coaches that launched the show, winning the competition three times and inspiring many of the artists he worked closely with over the years.”

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Hours later, the musician made his own statement on his decision on Instagram. “About 8 years ago, Mark Burnett convinced us to sign up for this show where you sit in a big red chair with your back turned away from the singers on the stage,” he began. “We had no idea what we were doing or where it was going. After the first day of shooting, I sat there, stunned. I said to myself, ‘There’s some magic here. Something is definitely happening.’ It went on to be a life shaping [sic] experience that will be close to my heart forever.”

He also gave a special shoutout to his BFF, Shelton, 42. “BLAKE F–KIN’ SHELTON,” he wrote. “I couldn’t hide my love for you if I tried. Seriously. I tried. Can’t do it. Our friendship is and always will be one for the books.”

An insider confirmed to Us Weekly that same month that Levine had been unhappy on the show for some time due to its format and heavy reliance on country music. “Things have been very tense between the judges. …  It was his choice to go, but no one was begging him to stay.”

Levine’s costar John Legend also gave some insight into his castmate’s seemingly abrupt exit: “I think he was ready and thought it was the right time.”

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‘The Good Place’ will end after its upcoming fourth season

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No forking shirt, The Good Place will permanently move on to the afterlife after its upcoming fourth season, which debuts sometime this fall.

The announcement was made Friday night by series creator Mike Schur (who’s also responsible for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks & Rec). He shared a statement to Twitter, in which he says, “Making this show is a rare, creatively fulfilling joy, and at the end of the day, we don’t want to tread water just because the water is so warm and pleasant.”

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Like all mothers, Vera Farmiga is not one to steal the spotlight, but she does so anyway in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, now playing in theaters everywhere. Farmiga stars as Dr. Emma Russell, a scientist who shares her passion for saving the world with her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown). Even after events begin to spiral out of control, Dr. Russell firmly maintains her integrity and willingly takes decisive action to protect the ones she loves.

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When filmmaker Jon Favreau invited Fandango and a number of other media outlets to visit the set of The Lion King, his latest foray into translating a now-classic Disney animated film into a seemingly live-action incarnation after the creative and commercial success of his prior effort The Jungle Book, a funny thing happened: while exploring the vast, grassy African plains in which many of the film’s sequences take place, this somewhat awestruck reporter ran smack into the side of a…

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Kevin Hart pokes fun at Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

OHMYGOSSIP — Kevin Hart has accused Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson of stealing his nickname.
The 39-year-old comedian has claimed he was known as the iconic moniker around the gym before his ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ co-star took it as his stage name when he became part of the World Wrestling Entertainment in 1996.
When asked if he has a cool nickname round the gym like The Rock, Kevin said: “It is already! I’ve been The Rock, you guys just didn’t know that. He [Johnson] took my name. You guys tell everybody that he took my name!”
Kevin’s quip came just a few days after he was left red faced when he took a bad fall at the wedding of his personal trainer Ron Everline and his bride Dominique.
The ‘Ride Along’ star shared details about his injury on his Instagram account and admitted he feared that he had broken his hip as his “life flashed before” his eyes.
He wrote: “When you get older falling down is the scariest s**t ever … My life flashed B4 my eyes when I went down (sic)”
The ‘Night School’ star went on to reveal that his fall happened because he was wearing “defective shoes” and both of his heels came loose.
Speaking in a video, he explained: “I had a great time, the Everlines had an amazing wedding. We drank, we danced and I took a spill at the reception. The world thinks that my fall was funny, which it was, I just want to let you guys know there’s more to the story.
“Look at the back of my shoes, what in the f**k is this? My heels on both shoes came off, that’s why I went down. I am the product of defective shoes. These shoes are defective, you don’t just fall like that on your own. That don’t happen to nobody, years of dancing. I didn’t have a heel! I only went down because I didn’t have a heel on both shoes! On both of them.”
But Kevin will accept that “dancing in the rain” is never a good idea.
He added: “I figured that y’all should see it here first….dancing in the rain is never good. I blame @therealtank for doing this dumb ass s**t…f**k u and R&B….My hip is killing me. The entire crowd yelled out ‘OH NOOOOO’ ‘Kevin Hart Just bust his ass’ ….I didn’t no what to do so I faked an injury….jokes on y’all bitches because I ain’t hurt. Ha (sic)”

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‘The IAAF Will Not Drug Me.’ Olympian Caster Semenya Appeals Court’s Testosterone Ruling

(JOHANNESBURG) — Caster Semenya has appealed against the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field.

The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion’s lawyers say she has lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland’s supreme court.

Under the IAAF’s new rules, upheld by the Switzerland-based CAS this month, Semenya is not allowed to run in international races from 400 meters to one mile unless she medically lowers her natural testosterone levels. She said after the CAS decision that she would not take medication and repeats in Wednesday’s statement announcing her appeal that “the IAAF will not drug me or stop me from being who I am.”

Semenya’s appeal was announced by her South Africa-based lawyers. They say Semenya’s appeal “focuses on fundamental human rights.”

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Two years after launching, MVP Collections, a men’s big and tall brand founded by former Major League Baseball All-Star Mo Vaughn, has brought on a partner to expand the company’s visibility and reach.
Frank Thomas, “The Big Hurt,” a two-time MVP and MLB Hall of Famer, has joined the brand and will front four capsule collections that will launch for fall.
Thomas, an analyst for Fox Sports who is also on the broadcast team for NBC Sports Chicago, will become the brand’s third partner, along with Vaughn and Diane Cutuli-Bennett, a former Kellwood executive.
In an interview with WWD, Vaughn said he and Thomas have been friends since their college playing days and developed a mutual respect after being pitted against each other for decades. “He’s a professional and a great representative for our team,” Vaughn said. “Plus, he’s the customer.”
Thomas, who said he’s 6-feet 5-inches and nearly 300 pounds, said he saw the MVP Collections line in a DXL store in 2017 and was immediately drawn to it. “The clothes are hot and fashionable,” he said, adding, “no one takes care of the big guy. I’ve always loved fashion and this is right up my alley.”
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‘The View’ Bleeps Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar While Bashing Trump

The View’s Whoopi Goldberg found herself censored multiple times Tuesday as she railed against President Trump for cheering on North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s insults of former Vice President Joe Biden.

During his trip to Japan over Memorial Day weekend, Trump tweeted out that he was unconcerned with Kim restarting missile tests while adding that he “smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse.” In a later press conference, the president doubled down, saying “I think I agree with” the murderous leader on the Democratic presidential frontrunner.

Goldberg noted that she remembers the Dixie Chicks getting “their behind kicked” for criticizing then-president George W. Bush, wondering why there wasn’t a “big old stinky uproar” over Trump’s latest remarks. Liberal co-host Joy Behar said it was because Republican leadership doesn’t care before likening Trump to a mobster, claiming the president broke the mafia’s cardinal rule: “You don’t talk about the family outside of the family.”

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Watch Exclusive ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Clip: Superhero Pajamas

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It's been said that clothes make the man. In our exclusive clip from The Secret Life of Pets 2, we see that pajamas make the furry Snowball into a superhero! Kevin Hart voices the excitable Snowball, while Patton Oswalt voices his terrier neighbor Max.

Max has got a lot on his plate in the new movie as his owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and caring for her young child, which makes the protective Max quite anxious. Leaving the city behind for a while, the family visits a farm, where…

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‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Is Coming to Theaters 2 Weeks Early

'The Secret Life of Pets 2' Is Coming to Theaters 2 Weeks Early

Ever wonder how some of your favorite stars go to the movies? What about the stars of The Secret Life of Pets 2?

Fandango is giving you early access to watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 on May 25, two weeks before the family comedy opens wide in theaters on June 7. To see where, exactly, the film will be screening early near you — and to get your tickets now — check out our Early Access page by clicking here.

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Keanu Reeves returns in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum as an indefatigable assassin who just wants to enjoy life with his canine companion. Before that can happen, though, he needs to avoid the hit men and women from around the world who want nothing more than to assassinate the master international assassin.

The spectacular action sequences in the thriller are designed especially for adults. Are there more thrillers for adults on the theatrical horizon? Yes! Here are three.

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Robert Pattinson Loses His Damn Mind in ‘The Lighthouse’

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CANNES, France—According to the lingo of the entertainment industry, Robert Eggers’s new film The Lighthouse, which premiered at Cannes on Sunday as part of the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, is a “long-awaited” follow-up to The Witch, the director’s innovative debut horror film. Although The Lighthouse has already proved a crowd-pleaser with both the Cannes audience and critics, it’s a less revelatory film than The Witch, a slow-burning shocker that was exceptional for its devotion to period detail and a climactic scene that dared to imply that 17th-century “witch hunts” might not have been fueled purely by paranoia.

The Lighthouse is both less terrifying and more calculated in its effects, especially Eggers’s determination to toy with our expectations of what defines a contemporary horror movie. The chief pleasures to be derived from the film involve its unapologetically manipulative twist on old-fashioned ghost stories (based on an idea by Eggers’s brother Max, the movie aspires to evoke the grandeur of Herman Melville but is more reminiscent of a midlevel Twilight Zone episode that borrows a few notions from bawdy sea shanties) and the ingenious pairing of stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

Dafoe and Pattinson play lighthouse “wickies” (so named because of their original proximity to oil wicks) in an isolated corner of the Maine coast during the 19th century. Dafoe has great fun impersonating a crusty, aging lighthouse keeper named Thomas Wake, a former seaman who exerts tyrannical control over his deputy—Pattinson’s Ephraim Winslow, a onetime Canadian “timberman “with a mysterious past. 

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Robert Pattinson Loses His Damn Mind in ‘The Lighthouse’

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CANNES, France—According to the lingo of the entertainment industry, Robert Eggers’s new film The Lighthouse, which premiered at Cannes on Sunday as part of the Directors’ Fortnight sidebar, is a “long-awaited” follow-up to The Witch, the director’s innovative debut horror film. Although The Lighthouse has already proved a crowd-pleaser with both the Cannes audience and critics, it’s a less revelatory film than The Witch, a slow-burning shocker that was exceptional for its devotion to period detail and a climactic scene that dared to imply that 17th-century “witch hunts” might not have been fueled purely by paranoia.

The Lighthouse is both less terrifying and more calculated in its effects, especially Eggers’s determination to toy with our expectations of what defines a contemporary horror movie. The chief pleasures to be derived from the film involve its unapologetically manipulative twist on old-fashioned ghost stories (based on an idea by Eggers’s brother Max, the movie aspires to evoke the grandeur of Herman Melville but is more reminiscent of a midlevel Twilight Zone episode that borrows a few notions from bawdy sea shanties) and the ingenious pairing of stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

Dafoe and Pattinson play lighthouse “wickies” (so named because of their original proximity to oil wicks) in an isolated corner of the Maine coast during the 19th century. Dafoe has great fun impersonating a crusty, aging lighthouse keeper named Thomas Wake, a former seaman who exerts tyrannical control over his deputy—Pattinson’s Ephraim Winslow, a onetime Canadian “timberman “with a mysterious past. 

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‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’: Here’s How To Be The First To See The Movie 2 Weeks Early

'The Secret Life of Pets 2': Here's How To Be The First To See The Movie 2 Weeks Early

Calling all pet lovers! And movie lovers! And especially pet-movie lovers!

Fandango is giving you early access to watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 on May 25, two weeks before the family comedy opens wide in theaters on June 7. To see where, exactly, the film will be screening early near you — and to get your tickets now — check out our Early Access page by clicking here.

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SNL: Hysterical Meghan McCain Defends Alabama Abortion Ban on ‘The View’

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Saturday Night Live had so much fun mocking The View a few weeks ago that they came back for more in the Season 44 finale. And once again, Meghan McCain received the brunt of the jokes.

The hot topic of the day was Alabama’s “near total” ban on abortion, and the show’s co-hosts weighed in one at a time before Aidy Bryant’s McCain finally got her turn to defend the all-male Republican senators who voted for the draconian bill.

“OK, can I talk now?” she asked. “OK, I am the only daughter at this table. So I have to say, these senators are actually very good and fun guys.” As she continued to plead with her co-hosts to let her speak, Leslie Jones’ Whoopi Goldberg said, “No one else is talking.”

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Aired Its Series Finale, But I’ll Always Love It

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Samantha Bee Reveals She Was ‘Never in Contention’ to Replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’: ‘It Was Awful’

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When Jon Stewart announced that he was stepping down as host of The Daily Show in early 2015, there was one name that floated to the top of the list for those whose job it is to wildly speculate about who might succeed him: Samantha Bee.

At that point, Bee had spent 12 years at the show, making her its longest-serving correspondent—a distinction she still holds four years later. John Oliver, who had filled in for Stewart two summers earlier while the host directed his first feature film, would have been a no-brainer as well, but by then he had already been snatched up by HBO for Last Week Tonight. In the eyes of many late-night pundits (myself included) Bee was the obvious choice.

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Now storming the box office, Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a live-action adventure for the whole family. Tim Goodman (Justice Smith) searches for his missing detective father with the help of his father's former partner, Detective Pikachu (Ryan Reynolds), leading to a madcap comedy that is appealing to both children and adults.

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Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway and Australian comedy queen Rebel Wilson hit the sparkly gold carpet for the premiere of their con artist movie ‘The Hustle’. Rough cut – no reporter narration.


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Loni Love Shares How She Feels Being ‘The Darkest, Biggest’ Woman On ‘The Real’

The Real co-host Loni Love sat down with MadameNoire to dish about representation and the challenges she faces being a full-figured, dark-skinned woman on a hit daytime talk show.

Although her co-hosts Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Houghton and Tamera Mowry-Housley are also women of color, Loni noted their differences are why she has to always be mindful of what she says on air.

“Being on a show like The Real, I’m the darkest and I’m the biggest girl,” Love said.

“You have to understand, even though they’re women of color, you have to look at the women of color I’m sitting next to. If there’s a certain subject, there’s a certain way I have to deliver things because if I have this thin Asian chick next to me and I’m barking at her that’s the way it’s going to look to America.”

Loni also noted the improper lighting in the earlier seasons of the talk show, which she says altered her appearance, which made her even more aware of how the audience might react to her comments.

“Even just with lighting on the show, we didn’t have the proper lighting for dark-skinned big women and sometimes you couldn’t even see my face,” she recalled.

“It’s because of that you had to change some things, they take your message a different way, if you don’t look a certain way to them,” Love continued. “I had to try and fix that. It’s gotten a lot better for our show.”

Check out the full conversation with Loni via the video above.

Loni also opened up to ABC Radio about her new boo, businessman James Welsh, who she meet via a dating app. James had no idea she was a famous comedian when they first hooked up.

She shared a cute story about how he reacted once he finally realized she’s famous.

“‘Why are you walking the carpet?’” Love recalls Welsh asking her when they first met at a film premiere. “‘Oh, you have a line in the movie?’ I was like, ‘No I don’t. I just got to walk the carpet.’”

She continues, “[Then we] went to a premiere party. And at the premiere party people from the movie kept coming up to me going, ‘Loni! I love you on The Real …’ And you can see when the first person came he was listening to them. And you could see his face change because he was like, ‘What?’ And then the next person, then the next person, and then it hit him: The Real.”

Chalk it up to the fact that “he’s a man” and “he has his own business” as to why James was clueless about her fame.

“And so, we were talking and when I would mention, ‘Oh I got a comedy show,’ he thought, ‘Oh, it’s like a little open mic or something like that,’” she adds.

“So then, at one point, in the party — he turned he said, ‘I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize you were Loni Love from…,’” she says. “And I thought that was so cool and it was so sweet.”

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‘The View’ Unleashes on ‘Aggressive Loser’ Trump’s Billion-Dollar Losses

Reacting to The New York Timesblockbuster story revealing Donald Trump lost over a billion dollars and avoided paying income taxes for several consecutive years during the 1980s and ’90s, The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg said Wednesday she was “pissed” that Trump didn’t pay taxes for so long while the other hosts labeled him an “aggressive loser” and “fraud.”

Asking her colleagues if any of them could “get away with that,” Goldberg recounted how her mother “worked her tail off” to pay her taxes when she was younger. Liberal co-host and frequent Trump critic Joy Behar went on to say she couldn’t figure out if Trump was a “fraud or a loser” while highlighting some of the more eye-popping revelations in the Times story.

“It doesn’t even matter. He didn’t pay taxes for ten years. How do you get away without paying—I’m sorry. I’m pissed!” Goldberg declared to raucous applause.

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We have the perfect, all-ages tonic for anyone who is already feeling the effects of the dog days of summer: The Secret Life of Pets 2! The animated adventure will surely lift your spirits with the clever and delightful antics of its lovably rambunctious characters, who are heroic helpers by day and adorable, furry creatures by night.

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WATCH: A New Clip From ‘The Bobby DeBarge Story’

The Bobby DeBarge Story is heading to TV One. It tells the story of the eldest member of the DeBarge clan who was the lead singer in the 70’s group Switch. TV One has released a new clip from the movie.

Check out the tense scene below showing Motown’s Berry Gordy (played by Outkast’s Big Boi) messing with the DeBarge family’s minds in a meeting right before he welcomes them to the famed label.

Debuting during Black Music Month, the film’s stars include Roshon Fegan (Shake It Up, Greenleaf) in the lead role as Bobby DeBarge, Tyra Ferrell (Boyz In The Hood, White Men Can’t Jump) as Etterlene DeBarge, Blue Kimble (Media) as Tommy DeBarge and Adrian Marcel as James DeBarge.

Big Boi (Outkast) portrays legendary music mogul Berry Gordy, while Lloyd appears as Switch member Gregory Williams.

In his first role as a leading man, Fegan brilliantly transforms into the falsetto master and takes audiences inside the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the late 70’s R&B/Funk Band Switch.

“The most dynamic and powerful acting role I’ve ever portrayed,” shared Fegan. “It was an honor to tell this musical legend’s life story.”

Despite his success in music, Bobby DeBarge, the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge struggled with fame and fortune and found his life in peril. The film explores the highs and lows of the singer’s life in the limelight, including his rise to stardom, coping with memories of his dysfunctional childhood, romantic relationships, struggles with substance abuse, incarceration and failing health.

“It was truly amazing watching the characters unfold in front of my eyes and the incredible acting that was bestowed upon this project,” said the film’s director Russ Parr.  “I think a lot of people are going to be surprised by the performances that they see.

Although this is a tragic story, I believe it’s told with dignity and respect to the legacy of Bobby DeBarge.” Parr is also a writer and producer known for the award-winning “The Undershepherd,” “Hear No Evil” and “35 and Ticking.”

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GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Be More Chill Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released for digital download and streaming tomorrow, May 3. This new album completes a remarkable full-circle journey for Be More Chill, as the original recording from Ghostlight which has now been streamed over 300 million times to date helped propel the show from Two River Theater to a viral Broadway hit. CD and vinyl releases are planned for later this year. Starting today, Friday, April 26, customers who pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the single ‘More Than Survive.’ The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joe Iconis, and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Ian Kagey and Emily Marshall.
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Toast His Fans, the ‘Ones in the Seats,’ at the TIME 100 Gala

As one of six honorees selected to grace the covers of this year’s TIME 100 issue, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson showed up in style for the 2019 TIME 100 gala in New York City.

Following the dinner portion of Tuesday night’s celebration, Johnson gave a toast celebrating the “ones in the seats,” a.k.a. the fans who make his success possible.

I want to toast to the ones in the seats. And those are the ones who I felt like I’ve lived their life for many, many years, I’ve been in their shoes,” he said. “And now I get to be the guy, so blessed and so lucky…that people all around the world will now go sit in the seats and watch me.”

Johnson has had an extraordinary career, evolving from WWE champion to A-list action star in less than a decade. And he’s showing no signs of slowing down. In 2019, you can catch the Rock in the Fast and the Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw as well as the highly anticipated Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel.

This is his second appearance on the TIME 100 list; he first made the cut in 2016.

Read the full transcript of the Johnson’s toast below.

All right. So I was thinking, okay, well, you know, what am I going to — who am I going to toast to on this night? I mean, there’s such distinguished guests, so successful, so impactful. What a room. What a pleasure it is to be here, and congratulations again to everybody tonight. My first time attending this event and what a night.

So I was thinking, okay, well, who am I going to toast to? And, of course, I ran down the list. My first was to my much better half at home, my daughters, my family. I have three daughters, all women in my family. Yes, yes, yeah. It’s called “payback.” Yeah, and God said, “You will pay.” I have a 17-year-old daughter, a 3-year-old, and a 1-year-old, we just celebrated her birthday, I thought, well, they’re certainly influential in my life. And, you know, the thought here was who can I toast who is going to be that influential, that inspirational, that inspiring.

And then I went down the list, maybe my business partners and colleagues. I thought, I know who I got to toast. I want to toast — and I figured this out as I was flying here yesterday — I said, I want to toast to the ones in the seats. And those are the ones who I felt like I’ve lived their life for many, many years, I’ve been in their shoes, because when I was a little boy, 10 years old, I was running around, a pimply face, wide big brown eyes, and a really messed-up afro, yeah, this was very true. I’m half black and half Samoan, so trust me, my hair didn’t know what to do. You have to — I mean, so much so between the ages of 9 and 11 everybody thought I was a little girl, yeah, true story, that’s why I need therapy. So but I was — oh, hand clap for therapy, yup. But a big hand clap for therapy, yeah.

So, so the ones in the seats, and I thought at ten years old, I went back and I thought, yeah, so I was the one in the seats. And I used to sit in the seats and I used to watch, and I used to watch my dad and I used to watch my grandfather. And for those of you in the room who don’t know, which is probably most of you who don’t know this, I come from a long line of a professional wrestlers. And my grandfather and my dad wrestled, but well before the big contracts of pro wrestling these days. Wrestled here, all throughout New York City, sometimes at Madison Square Garden, but usually they were in, like, dank arenas filled with smoke and beer. But at ten years old, I still sat in the seats, and I watched my wrestling heroes, and I dreamed. And then every week, without a shadow of a doubt, every week on Saturdays I would go to the theaters, and I would watch my movie star heroes, in the seats. And I’m watching, and I watched my Hollywood heroes, I loved Clint Eastwood. And, I mean, when Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark hit, I thought, I want to be that guy, I want to be Indiana Jones. And, again, in the seats, dreaming of Indiana Jones, just with more muscles and no pimples. But I was in the seats.

And Marc Benioff — did I pronounce your name right, Marc? I’m just making sure — said to me earlier, he said something really profound and I really loved it, and I asked him to repeat it. And he says, ‘We often overestimate what we can do in a year, underestimate what we can do in decades.’

Overestimate what we could do in a year, underestimate what we could do in decades. And here I am years later, decades later, here with all of you distinguished guests, very successful, highly influential all around the globe, and now I get to be that guy who is enjoying this blessing. Because really, that’s what it is, we’re all so blessed in this room, what big blessings, yeah, we’re so blessed, look at this. And now I get to be the guy, so blessed and so lucky, I’m like I’m the luckiest son of a bitch in the room, that people all around the world will now go sit in the seats and watch me. I thought, man, you know what?

So I’m going to raise a glass of my tequila, which is over there, to the ones who really for me and in my life really make the whole thing happen, make this whole dance happen. And I think it happens for all of us, where it’s — it’s the fans, and it’s the audience, and it’s the people, and it’s that human connection, Gayle, that we were talking about, a human connection when you’re able to impact people. It’s that human connection, it’s the consumer, it’s these people, I feel, that make it all work.

So to everybody watching, I’m going to post this to about 200 million people, this is for you, I love you and I thank you. And to all you guys in the room, congratulations on your recognition tonight, so well deserved, it’s a pleasure meeting so many of you and shaking your hands and giving you hugs. TIME magazine, thank you for putting me on the cover, I really appreciate it. And by the way, I’ve gone from that pimply kid to the cover of TIME Magazine, holy shit. Man.

So the toast for me of the night goes to the ones in the seats. Thank you guys so much.


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Today in Movie Culture: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Easter Eggs, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Stars Name Their Favorite MCU Moments and More

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The Curse of La Llorona was the top-grossing movie over the weekend in its theatrical debut, and now everyone knows about its association with a certain horror franchise. Right? Either way, here’s Zac Morris of CZsWorld detailing all the connections to other movies, as well a look at how La Llorona sets up a possible sequel:

 

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Today in Movie Culture: Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia, ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Director Commentary and More

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With one week to go before Avengers: Endgame hits theaters, everyone is looking back at the last 21 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. For their recapping fun, IMDb and narrator Brandon Hardesty share some trivial information in a video that breaks the MCU down by the numbers:

 

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Now in theaters, Hellboy features a new star (David Harbour), a new director (Neil Marshall) and a new approach to the material. Inspired by Mike Mignola's classic comic book series, the film includes an abundance of graphic violence and gore, earning its R-rating with abandon.

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Coachella is full of fashion and lavish parties to showcase it. The standout of both this season is sure to be Jeremy Scott’s Moschino x The Sims capsule collection, which he’s set to unveil at his annual Palm Springs Desert Party this weekend. “I love the idea of being able to imagine, design and bring…
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‘The worst, ill-suited appointments’: Pelosi slams Trump’s Fed picks Herman Cain and Stephen Moore

Speaking to reporters at a private lawmakers' retreat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called conservative commentator Stephen Moore and businessman Herman Cain "the worst, ill-suited appointments that the president could come up with."
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‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain Explodes at Sunny Hostin for Defending Julian Assange

The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hit The View’s Meghan McCain hard on Thursday morning.

“The politics of this have always been completely hypocritical on both sides,” McCain said, noting that President Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder declined to prosecute Assange on the basis that WikiLeaks is essentially a “journalistic” organization.

“This is something that a lot of people who have put national security first, and I put myself in that category, have been warning about and warning about and warning about,” she continued, “and the only time the Democrats started caring is when it started affecting them politically and when Hillary Clinton’s emails were released.”  

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Less than a year ago, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige told The Wrap that The Eternals was "one of many, many, many things that we are actively beginning to have creative discussions about to see if we believe in them enough to put them on a slate." Now, the possibility has become a reality and Eternals is moving forward to the next level. 

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‘The Crown’ casts unknown lookalike for Princess Diana

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She won’t be in Season 3, but Netflix’s The Crown has cast a Princess Diana for Season 4. Newcomer Emma Corrin will portray the Lady who became one of the most famous women in the world and a tragic chapter in history.

“I have been glued to the show and to think I’m now joining this incredibly talented acting family is surreal,” Corrin said in a statement. “Princess Diana was an icon and her effect on the world remains profound and inspiring. To explore her through [creator] Peter Morgan’s writing is the most exceptional opportunity  and I will strive to do her justice.”

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Sherri Shepherd Says Barbara Walters Had Her Crying ‘For Three Years Straight’ On ‘The View’

Former “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd is speaking out about her tenure on the ABC morning show, telling Entertainment Tonight that Barbara Walters had her crying for “three years straight.”

Shepherd’s comments come after the release of the tell-all book “Ladies Who Punch,” which explores all the alleged conflicts between the women of “The View.” Shepherd describes her time on the Emmy-winning daytime talker as “the best experience of my life” but she “cried for three years straight” due to “a very tough taskmaster who I love her to death. It’s Barbara Walters.”

Shepherd was a host of the show from 2007 to 2014. She claims her former boss “was tough on the people that she loved, and she helped me find my voice.”

Adding, “So I will forever be indebted to Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Jenny McCarthy for the time that I had on ‘The View,’” Shepherd said, “because what I have now is because of ‘The View.’ ”

As noted by USA Today, “Ladies Who Punch” spills all the messy backstage antics, from a confrontation between Walters and Rosie O’Donnell, to Hasselbeck’s meltdown after Walters’ on-air mistreatment and Jenny’s claim that Barbara was always gunning for her because of her outfit choices.

“When they were at ‘The View,’ some people had some not-so-great experiences, and some people had really wonderful experiences,” Shepherd told ET, admitting that she too had “some fights on the show,” which she didn’t want to discuss. “From my end, it was the best experience of my life,” she said.

Shepherd admitted to ET she hadn’t read the book but she is aware of its content.

“I read some stuff and I was like, ‘Oh, shoot. Oh OK. That’s crazy. Hey Jenny, why’d you say that for?’ OK,” Shepherd said. “But, you know, everybody has their own interpretation of how it happened when they were there.”

McCarthy, a host from 2013 to 2014, revealed in the book that her time on the show was “the most miserable” job she’s had in all of her time in the industry.

“When I’d hear the shuffle of her feet, I knew that Barbara was after me,” McCarthy said in the book “It would get faster. Oh my God – she’s coming! Based on the speed of the shuffle, I would hide or get on the phone.”

However, the former MTV hostess said she has “zero hard feelings” toward Walters, explaining: “I loved her like a grandma. She didn’t know any better.”

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Wrestler Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart Tackled During WWE Hall of Fame Speech

(NEW YORK) — Wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart was tackled by a spectator Saturday while he was giving a speech during the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The attacker was promptly subdued by several people, including other wrestlers, who came to Hart’s defense. Hart, 61, is OK.

The person ran toward the ring from the crowd, spectator Alan Fisher told The Associated Press.

“I couldn’t believe that the security had missed him in the first place and the next thing you know there was Shane McMahon and Travis Brown on top of him the crowd was going crazy booing,” Fisher said. “Everyone was cheering when one of the wrestlers punched him.”

New York City Police arrested 26-year-old Zachary Madsen. He faces assault and criminal trespass charges. An email to the district attorney seeking someone who could comment on Madsen’s behalf wasn’t immediately answered.

Several shocked onlookers posted footage of the tackle online.

The induction event resumed, with Hart continuing his speech, after the fan was taken into custody.

“He should have never attacked Bret Hart especially at such a special moment in his life,” Fisher said.

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‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’: Inside the Crazy Hilary Duff Movie That Desecrates the Dead

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The Haunting of Sharon Tate is a movie about fate. Tate, played by Hilary Duff, is kept awake at night by visions of her impending death. Just like the Haunting audience, Tate knows that her murder is inevitable. It happened years ago—a semi-random, terrible slaughter orchestrated by Charles Manson and his cult family. What Manson conceived of at the time as deliberate chaos is now just history—a horrible thing that happened because an evil person willed it into being. Sharon Tate’s death did not usher in the apocalypse, and Charles Manson died in prison. It’s a tragic, pointless story, and it’s the one that Sharon Tate will always be remembered for. The Haunting of Sharon Tate imagines a world in which the actress’s death, and therefore her legacy, was narrowly avoided, imbuing the star with the foresight and agency to predict and prevent her own murder.

Director Daniel Farrands’ conceit reportedly traces back to a tabloid’s claim that Tate had a premonition that she would die a full year before the Manson family invasion. The image of an ill-fated starlet plagued by visions of a disturbing future is a vivid one, but one that a basic sense of courtesy and propriety would prohibit most people from converting into a feature-length film. It’s a thought experiment best suited for private contemplation: a young Sharon Tate pregnant with premonition, bewildered and terrified, as a vision of Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff playing her in a poorly written 2019 snuff film flashes before her eyes.

Throughout the film, Tate repeatedly wonders if fate can be tampered with, or if we’re all “slaves to our own destiny.” The Haunting of Sharon Tate marks a fate so strange, unpredictable, and cruel that no one ever could have seen it coming—but someone probably could have, and should have, stopped it.

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The Haunting of Sharon Tate is a movie about fate. Tate, played by Hilary Duff, is kept awake at night by visions of her impending death. Just like the Haunting audience, Tate knows that her murder is inevitable. It happened years ago—a semi-random, terrible slaughter orchestrated by Charles Manson and his cult family. What Manson conceived of at the time as deliberate chaos is now just history—a horrible thing that happened because an evil person willed it into being. Sharon Tate’s death did not usher in the apocalypse, and Charles Manson died in prison. It’s a tragic, pointless story, and it’s the one that Sharon Tate will always be remembered for. The Haunting of Sharon Tate imagines a world in which the actress’s death, and therefore her legacy, was narrowly avoided, imbuing the star with the foresight and agency to predict and prevent her own murder.

Director Daniel Farrands’ conceit reportedly traces back to a tabloid’s claim that Tate had a premonition that she would die a full year before the Manson family invasion. The image of an ill-fated starlet plagued by visions of a disturbing future is a vivid one, but one that a basic sense of courtesy and propriety would prohibit most people from converting into a feature-length film. It’s a thought experiment best suited for private contemplation: a young Sharon Tate pregnant with premonition, bewildered and terrified, as a vision of Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff playing her in a poorly written 2019 snuff film flashes before her eyes.

Throughout the film, Tate repeatedly wonders if fate can be tampered with, or if we’re all “slaves to our own destiny.” The Haunting of Sharon Tate marks a fate so strange, unpredictable, and cruel that no one ever could have seen it coming—but someone probably could have, and should have, stopped it.

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Thronecast presenter and Game Of Thrones super-fan Jamie East says there will be events that “knock people sideways” right from the very first episode of the final series – and warns that a lot of the heroes of Westeros “probably won’t make it”.
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9 Fashion and Beauty Brands Spawned From Original Cast of ‘The Hills’

While it originally aired in the early aughts, MTV’s “The Hills” still holds a soft spot for many Millennials, who are now impatiently waiting for the show’s reboot, called “The Hills: New Beginnings,” set to premiere on June 24.
More than just a cultural moment that gave birth to many famous lines and sage pieces of advice, the show launched a new generation of reality TV stars turned entrepreneurs. Many of the show’s cast have gone on from the show to launch their own companies in the fashion, beauty and wellness spaces, some lucrative — for instance, Emily Weiss’ Glossier Inc., valued at $ 1.2 billion — while others — like Heidi Pratt’s Heidiwood — fell flat.
The show is coming back with some of its fan favorites, including Pratt and her husband, Spencer; Whitney Port and Audrina Patridge, and newcomers, like actress Mischa Barton, who is making her reality TV debut.
Now that MTV is reprising the show, WWD takes a look at all the brands created by “The Hills” current and former cast.
1. Lauren Conrad: LC Lauren Conrad and The Little Market

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Disney's 'The Lion King' Looks Amazing; Here's Everything We Know

After the monster success of Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book in 2016, Disney announced that the director would take the helm of another "reimagining" of an animated classic, The Lion King. A string of casting announcements followed as we eagerly awaited a peek at footage.

The footage we've seen from the new version so far looks simply amazing. Here's everything we know about the movie; watch the videos below.

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‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain Goes Off On Biden Accusers: ‘This Is a Hatchet Job’

“Joe Biden may swear off all physical contact by the time the week is over,” Joy Behar predicted on Thursday’s edition of The View before revealing that three more women have now come forward to say his public displays of affection made them uncomfortable.

In general, the hosts remained as defensive of Biden’s conduct as they did earlier this week, with only Sunny Hostin willing to acknowledge the “power dynamic” that would make it hard for a woman to tell the vice president of the United States to stop touching her in the moment.

Others offered a less nuanced take.

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Next 3 Live-action Disney Remakes: ‘Aladdin,’ ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

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Disney's all-new live-action adventure Dumbo launched into theaters over the weekend, offering up an expanded framework for the classic story of an elephant that can fly. Audiences responded to the fantasy more so than critics, according to Rotten Tomatoes, and we'll expect that trend to continue as more families have the opportunity to see Tim Burton's delightful adaptation, starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green and Danny DeVito.

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‘The Twilight Zone’ flawlessly translates the spirit of the original series

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It’s impossible to overestimate the cultural impact of the original The Twilight Zone

So many lovable elements of current TV — like anthology formats, twist-based plots, and cerebral moral plays — became popular through its success, and they continue to pervade some of the medium’s best efforts to date. Unrelated movies are said to have “Twilight Zone-ish” twists, and its tone is so well known that simply humming its theme song is universal shorthand for “shit’s getting spooky.” Not bad for a show that premiered in the 1950s. 

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Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that when it comes to the contacts members of President Donald Trump’s campaign team had with Russians during the 2016 election, “the issue is not whether it’s ethical.”


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Matthew McConaughey and Zac Efron premiere stoner comedy, ‘The Beach Bum’

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Matthew McConaughey’s ‘The Beach Bum’ Is a New Stoner-Comedy Classic

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The McConaissance may have climaxed with a 2014 Best Actor Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, but we’ve only now reached peak Matthew McConaughey, courtesy of The Beach Bum.

An irresistible ode to checking out and tuning in to the mood of the evening, the lull of the ocean, and the sway of the universe—and, just as crucially, one’s hedonistic inner wavelength—Gummo and Spring Breakers auteur Harmony Korine’s comedy (in theaters March 29) is the ideal stoner-movie vehicle for McConaughey’s blissfully chill persona, which here finds its ultimate form via a story that intuitively knows how to go with the flow. It’s a film, and performance, to make you, like, totally euphoric, man.

With long, stringy blonde hair, a scraggly goatee, flip-up sunglasses, a fanny pack and a collection of loud graphically-designed outfits (made for both genders), his Moondog is a higher class of “bottom feeder,” coasting his way through South Florida without a care in the world save for his free-flowing desire to locate the next bong hit, Pabst Blue Ribbon, beautiful woman, and unexpected adventure. With a giddy twinkle in his eye and laughter and barks emanating from the corner of his mouth—the one not holding a joint—McConaughey inhabits his protagonist with an artlessness that’s so full-bodied, and so natural, that it’s easy to forget the two aren’t one and the same. Constantly inebriated and yet rarely out of control—in large part because his gift is embracing chaos in a warm hug—Moondog is the role McConaughey was born to play. One moment quoting D.H. Lawrence, the next crassly expounding on the “off-the-charts fucking medicinal quality” of a crotch massage, he’s a sloshed Dionysus in a Hawaiian shirt.

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Kelsey Grammer, Julia Stiles to Star in Medical Thriller ‘The God Committee’

Kelsey Grammer and Julia Stiles are starring in medical thriller “The God Committee.” Austin Stark is directing from his own script. Colman Domingo, Janeane Garofalo and Dan Hedaya are co-starring. “The God Committee” explores the U.S. organ transplant system. The movie follows a donor heart being flown to a New York hospital, where a transplant […]

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Netflix’s #1 boyfriend is back with a movie all his own! 

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before‘s Noah Centineo stars in The Perfect Date, a romantic comedy following ambitious high schooler Brooks Rattigan. 

When Brooks realizes he can make money by taking girls on made-to-order, flawless dates, he creates an app to help streamline his ordering processRiverdale‘s Camila Mendes and former Disney Channel star Laura Marano appear as Centineo’s customers-turned-love interests. 

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WTF?? ‘The Walking Dead’ Just Killed Off 10 People!

If you’re a fan of the Walking Dead comics, you knew this moment was coming. If you weren’t, we know just how you feel. (I, for one, was not prepared.)

The penultimate episode of the show’s ninth season was a jawdropper, ratcheting the horror sky high in advance of next week’s finale on Sunday, March 31. Here’s everything that happened on “The Calm Before” show:

As the episode opens, we see a group of happy Hilltoppers heading for the big fair — only to be slaughtered (and, in one case, scalped) by Alpha (Samantha Morton) before they ever get there. But for the next hour or so, it’s easy to forget the hovering threat of the Whisperers. The fair is a huge success, as the fractured communities come together, healing old wounds, forging new ties. Michonne (Danai Gurira) is welcomed back to the fold, as the community leaders convene to discuss future alliances and come away inspired: they will unite to battle the Whisperers, and beyond! From now on, they agree, the communities will be allies, and an attack against one will be treated as an attack against all.

Meanwhile, Rosita (Christian Serratos) and Eugene (Josh McDermitt) smooth things over. Henry (Matt Lintz) plans to take Lydia (Cassady McClincy) on a movie date — much to the delight of Carol (Melissa McBride) and Ezekiel (Khary Payton). Tara (Alanna Masterson) steps fully into her leadership at the Hilltop. And Enid (Katelyn Nacon) and Alden (Callan McAuliffe) stroll happily through the fair, young and in love and snacking on candied apples on sticks! Which are, uh, in no way a ghastly foreshadowing of this episode’s horrifying climax. Nope.

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…Okay, we lied.

Because as the celebration carries on, an uninvited guest strolls through the crowd: Alpha, wearing the stolen dress, hat, and blonde-haired scalp (ewwww!) of her earlier prey. And while we don’t know what she’s up to, we do know she’s finished with whatever it is by the time a tracker party, led by Daryl (Norman Reedus) and including Michonne, Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Carol, heads out to locate the Whisperers’ camp. As night falls, the group is set upon by walkers — and when the zombie are dead, the Whisperers emerge. They’re surrounded.

But instead of killing them, Alpha captures the group and holds them until morning. And at first light, she brings Daryl to an overlook. A massive horde of walkers is milling below, her Whisperers among them. But she and her people won’t bother the allied communities, she says, as long as the bounds of her territory are respected — territory she’s marked with a border just north of here.

“You’ll see it as you leave.”

Daryl finds his friends waiting for him in the woods. Then, they find Siddiq (Avi Nash) — tied to a tree, covered in blood. He points. And just as promised, they see it: a border, clearly marked, by ten tall pikes … with ten heads mounted on top. And they all belong to people we knew.

We recognize the Highwaymen first. Dead. Then the camera begins to cut back and forth between the field and the fair, as people begin to realize that their friends are missing.

Their undead eyes are open. Their undead mouths are moving. Frankie. Rodney. Nadia. Tammy Rose.

Enid is next.

Then Tara.

And then, finally—

“No, no!” Daryl screams, running to come between Carol and the last pike, the last head. “Just look at me,” he says. But it’s too late.

She’s already seen.

It’s Henry.

This horrifying moment seems to go on forever, but eventually, we cut — to the memorial several days later, as Siddiq eulogizes the dead. Alpha left him alive to tell this story in the hopes that it would destroy them, he says. But the story he wants to tell is a different one: about how their lost friends fought for each other, down to the last, and died as heroes. That’s what he wants people to remember. And that’s where it ends… for now.

Next week: “The Storm.”

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5 bizarre facts about Elizabeth Holmes ‘The Inventor’ left out

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Here at Mashable, the Elizabeth Holmes obsession could not be stronger. 

We’ve read the book, listened to the podcast, watched both of the documentaries — and have been wearing nothing but black turtlenecks for the past six days. (Okay, not really on that last part, but we have been blinking less.) 

While Alex Gibney’s Theranos doc for HBO The Inventor took the internet by storm after its premiere last Monday, us Holmes aficionados know the two-hour film barely scratched the surface on this fascinating ex-CEO.

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If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past week, you’ve likely seen a small truckload of viewer reactions to HBO’s The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley — many of them delighting in the damning portrayal of Holmes and her alleged multi-million dollar fraud. 

But HBO wasn’t the first to profile the entrepreneur and they won’t be the last. From podcasts to movies, the now-defunct blood-testing company is the subject of a whole slew of projects, nearly all of which position Holmes as their star subject. Read more…

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Ezra Miller is Writing ‘The Flash'; Here’s Everything We Know

The last time we saw The Flash on the big screen, he was racing Superman at the end of Justice League. Fans of the speedy superhero have hoped that a solo movie for Barry Allen would soon follow, and actor Ezra Miller is among those anxious for the character to return to theaters in his own spinoff adventure. Fortunately, Warner Bros. is all for finally giving The Flash his first live-action motion picture and plans are already set in motion.

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Exclusive, Evocative ‘The Mustang’ Clip: Marquis

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How do you communicate with a horse? In The Mustang, Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) has no idea. He's a violent convict who has been given the opportunity to join a rehabilitation therapy program in which participants train wild horses.

In our exclusive clip, Roman seeks advice from Henry (Jason Mitchell) about his unnamed horse. Henry points out: 'Everyone needs a name,' leading Roman to a decision about what to call the wild mustang.

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‘The Godfather’ Is Still Making Us an Offer We Can’t Refuse

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The Mafia is dead. A New York jury said so just this week. A trial in federal court of two men charged with racketeering and conspiracy to commit extortion ended in a verdict of not guilty. Defense attorneys for the two men had argued that the Mafia was destroyed decades ago and that their clients were being unfairly profiled as gangsters because of their Italian ethnicity. The defendants walked.

Long live the Mafia: the day after that jury verdict, a Gambino family mob boss was gunned down in his own driveway on Staten Island, in what history will record as the first gangland slaying ever recorded on video. So maybe the death of organized crime is slightly exaggerated.

In a strange coincidence, amid all this fresh news about the Mafia splattered across the tabloids, Mario Puzo’s novel The Godfather turns 50 this month. And here’s a certainty: while we can debate the actual Mafia’s state of health all day long, it is still very much alive and well in the pages of Puzo’s novel—maybe because no one ever accused him of writing realism.

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‘The one report that everyone in Washington watches’ just showed a big gain in job openings

Job vacancies jumped to a fresh high of 7.6 million in January as employers continue to seek qualified applicants to fill positions.
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‘The Simpsons’ Boss Al Jean: Michael Jackson Used the Show to ‘Groom Boys’

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With all due respect to series creators Matt Groening, James L. Brooks, and Sam Simon, themselves titans of comedy, the fate of The Simpsons forever shifted in 1991, when duo Al Jean and Mike Reiss took the reins.  

The Harvard pals, who’d served in the show’s writers’ room since its inception, assumed the role of showrunner in Season 3, and, with classic episodes like “Flaming Moe’s” and “Homer at the Bat,” it’s since been recognized by Springfield historians as the start of the animated sitcom’s so-called “Golden Age.” Jean and Reiss would remain showrunners through Season 4, and then, following a brief stint helming The Critic, Jean returned to The Simpsons in Season 10, and then resumed running the show in Season 13—and has continued ever since.

Of course, the premiere episode of Season 3, “Stark Raving Dad,” recently made headlines when the show’s chief creative team—including Jean, who co-wrote and produced the episode with Reiss—decided to pull it after seeing the documentary Leaving Neverland, wherein James Safechuck and Wade Robson recounted, in graphic detail, the child sexual abuse they allegedly suffered at the hands of music legend Michael Jackson. Jackson provided guest vocals in the episode, playing the character of Leon Kompowsky, a burly, institutionalized man claiming he’s the pop star. The episode was penned specifically for Jackson, a fan of the show, with the icon demanding that a scene be included wherein he and Bart Simpson create a song together. In light of the documentary, the lyrics of that song seem troubling, to say the least.

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‘The Bachelor’ Contestant on Revealing Sexual Assault: ‘I Thought it was Going to be Hell’

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “The Bachelor: Women Tell All” that aired Tuesday, Mar. 5. After sharing that she had been sexually assaulted in college, “The Bachelor” contestant Caelynn Miller-Keyes says she suffered from anxiety up until the episode aired and didn’t expect so much support from fans. “I was […]

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Lindsey Vonn to Partner With Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Now that she’s hung up her skis, Lindsey Vonn is turning her attention to fashion.
The celebrated skier, who is retiring from competitive racing, has become the first global ambassador for Project Rock, a line developed by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Both Vonn and Johnson are sponsored by Under Armour, which produces the Project Rock collection. 
“What I find so inspiring about Dwayne is that he always gives 110 percent in everything that he does,” Vonn said. “He basically stands for 100 percent authenticity and 100 percent effort.” 
In a video posted on the Under Armour site on Tuesday, Vonn is pictured in the gym and talking about exercise with Johnson to get the message out about the collection, which is targeted at all athletes regardless of their age, gender, race, creed, sexuality or skill level, according to the brand.
She said the Project Rock collection “doesn’t necessary stand for everything in the gym. It stands for a lifestyle and how you approach life.”
Johnson broke the news on his Instagram account on Tuesday morning, calling Vonn: “A woman who I’ve known, admired and respected over the years. ‬‪The hardest worker in the room. ‬‪The best worker in the room.”
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As vividly brought to life in Greta, now playing in theaters everywhere, a kind gesture by a young woman can lead to an unexpected campaign of personal terror, carried out by an apparently harmless older woman. We just never know what might happen to endanger lives on the big screen.

Still, most of us love the surprises, the clever twists, and the shocking turns. Here are three upcoming thrillers that are signaling their intention to be very sneaky in how they play out.

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In the suspense thriller The Hole in the Ground, Sarah (Seána Kerslake) and her son Chris (James Quinn Markey) have newly arrived in the Irish countryside. Their new home is surrounded by a peaceful forest. One day while driving, they encounter Mrs. Brady (Kati Outinen), an older neighbor who has suddenly appeared in the middle of the road.

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Next 3 Potential Oscar Contenders: ‘Gloria Bell,’ ‘The Highwaymen,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

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Musical biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther, Roma and Green Book each received three Oscars; the latter title was named Best Picture.

Now that the winners of the 91st Academy Awards are in the books (see the complete list of winners and nominees), we're eager to see more award-worthy films. Here are three upcoming titles that could be taking home Oscars next year.

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‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain Defends Spike Lee After Trump’s ‘Racist Hit’

Meghan McCain admitted on Monday morning that she fell asleep during the Oscars.

“I fell asleep and I asked permission for me to say that on the air,” she said on The View, which like the Academy Awards airs on ABC, “because I don’t know what’s like socially acceptable.”  

Besides enjoying the opening number from Adam Lambert and Queen, there was one other moment that caught her attention. It happened to be one of the most political moments of the night when BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee used his acceptance speech to call for change in 2020.

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When a British woman travels to Africa to search for her missing husband, she becomes the heroine of her own survival story in the suspenseful and smartly paced Amazon original series “The Widow.” premiering March 1. Georgia Wells (Kate Beckinsale) sees her husband Will (Matthew le Nevez) off at the airport in Wales and later…
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Don't get them mad! A competitive yet friendly collection of flighted creatures gather in The Angry Birds Movie 2. Led by the feisty Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), they have proven their ability to overcome great odds in order to defend their home on Bird Island against invaders, such as villainous pigs, in the past.

Our exclusive debut of the teaser poster suggests an icy location where the new animated adventure will be heading. Check it out below.

 

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Eminem is also mad about Netflix cancelling Marvel’s ‘The Punisher’

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Although not entirely unexpected, Netflix’s cancellation of Marvel’s The Punisher and Jessica Jones has struck some nerves.

Particularly not pleased about The Punisher being cut was Eminem, who wrote a caps-only tweet admonishing the streaming giant for its decision.

Although, credit to Eminem, he was still polite enough to end his tweet with a “sincerely.”

DEAR @NETFLIX,

REGARDING YOUR CANCELLATION OF THE PUNISHER, YOU ARE BLOWING IT!!

SINCERELY,
MARSHALL

— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) February 21, 2019

Eminem’s tweet prompted a response from some of The Punisher’s cast, like Amber Rose Revah, who played Dinah Madani in the series. Read more…

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Kandi Burruss Celebrates Cynthia Bailey’s Birthday With Racy Pics And Funny Videos – Fans Call Kandi ‘The Hottest’

Cynthia Bailey just celebrated her 52nd birthday, and her fans and followers congratulated her all over social media. Her friends also marked this important event, and Kandi Burruss is one of them.

Kandi shared some pretty racy pics and a few funny videos featuring Cynthia on her Instagram account.

‘Happy Birthday to the hottest Housewife @cynthiabailey10!!!!! I hope you’re having an amazing day today. Everybody give her some bday love! 🎂🎉🎊’ Kandi captioned her post which includes a bunch of pics and videos.

Someone praised Kandi and said ‘Cynthia is cute and I love her. But just because she’s a model doesn’t make her the hottest. Actually, in my opinion, you are. Ask Todd. Lol. And I’m not shady or negative. My opinion. Love you both. But you would say that because you are a sweetie with class and style. Until somebody piss you off. Lol. Have a great day.’

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Someone else gushed over Cynthia and said ‘I’m so proud of you @cynthiabailey10 happiness looks good on you 😊 Happy Beautiful Birthday 🎂

A person also wished all the best to Cynthia and said ‘Do your thang and bring what you bring Ms. Cynthia!!!! Joyous Birth Anniversary to you 52 and beyond!!!’

A supporter praised Cynthia calling her ‘fine:’ ‘@cynthiabailey10 is FINE🔥FINE🔥, just watching her makes me happy, beautiful lady inside and out, Happy Earthstrong day 50cent. Stay blessed bby. 😍❤❤❤

Cynthia’s fans have been flooding her social media to congratulate her and send their best wishes.

She shared a couple of pics to mark this important event, and she looks gorgeous for 52 years old.

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Man Who Died in Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s Home Called Him ‘The Devil’

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LOS ANGELES— Powerful Democratic donor Ed Buck solicited Timothy Dean for months prior to Dean’s suspicious death in Buck’s home, according to close friends, speaking out for the first time.

Dean was found dead on January 7, the second black gay man to die at Buck’s West Hollywood Home in less than two years. Charges have not been filed against Buck in either death. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges in the 2017 death of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore from a methamphetamine overdose at Buck’s apartment. They reopened an investigation into Moore’s death since Dean died.  

Five friends told The Daily Beast that Dean characterized Buck as predatory.

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WWE’s Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanian, Wife Maryse Are Expecting Baby No. 2

WWE stars Mike “The Miz” Mizanian and his wife, Maryse, announced on Sunday, February 17, that she is pregnant with their second child.

“We always said when we had a huge announcement that we would announce it right here in the WWE, in front of all of you,” the professional wrestler, 38, told the crowd at the WWE Elimination Chamber on Sunday, as he removed his sunglasses while standing next to his wife.

“And tonight, we got a really big announcement, so without further ado,” he continued, handing the microphone to Maryse, who was wearing an iridescent purple suit.

“We’re having another baby!” the 36-year-old said, putting her hand on her tiny baby bump before kissing her husband.

As the crowd chanted and cheered, Miz added, “Yes, I do still got it.”

The couple, who wed in the Bahamas in February 2014, welcomed their first child, daughter Monroe Sky, in March last year.

“There are moments in life that I will never forget. My wife placing a pregnancy test in front of me saying ‘congrats daddy’ will always be on top,” he captioned an image of himself and his wife on Instagram in September 2017 after they announced their first pregnancy at WWE Raw. “So many emotions are running through me…happiness, excited, afraid, nervous. But one thing is for sure as with everything in my life I always give it my all and I my promise to my wife @marysemizanin and to my unborn child I will give you both my all to be the best father I can be.”

“I have no idea what I’m doing but I will listen, learn and love the best way I know how,” The Real World alum added. They learned they were expecting a girl the following month.

Miz told Us Weekly in April last year that he and Maryse were already thinking about having another child just a month after welcoming their “dream baby.”

“Monroe has been the ultimate … the best baby that I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” he told Us.

“I’m at her service no matter what,” the doting dad added. “I’ve never had anyone have so much control over me.”

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On Wednesday, Feb. 6, The Real is live via satellite from Howard University! In honor of Black History MonthThe Real is on The Road to the nation’s most thriving HBCUs, learning why they are so important to our history and our future.

The hosts ask the students to weigh in on “multi-dating,” and if it’s cool to do, which co-hosts Jeannie Mai and Loni Love agree it is, as long as everyone is on the same page. They also discuss Jennifer Lopez’s rumored participation in a Motown tribute at the upcoming Grammy Awards, and Cory Booker running for President as a single man.

The ladies speak with the president of Howard University, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, and play Ante Up with three lucky students, Kayla Waysome, Lauren Myers and Nazeer Jeffries. And student Brandon Allen plays a Hotline Bling emoji paddle game with all four hosts!

Later, Let’s Make a Deal host Wayne Brady stops by to talk about his new music, his role on The Bold and the Beautiful and his new friend Al Pacino!

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DeVon Franklin On ‘The Truth About Men,’ Working With Steph Curry and More

In a time when toxic masculinity is at the center of national dialogue, award-winning film producer and New York Times best-selling author DeVon Franklin is shifting the conversation toward finding solutions through his new book, The Truth About Men: What Men and Women Need to Know. The book, which will be released Feb. 5, takes a raw and compelling look at the struggles men wrestle with and offers a manual on how to change, love, resist temptation, and practice self-control.

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Franklin says his book was inspired by a revelation he had as a teenager when he discovered that his father had cheated on his mother. “That really devastated me [and] rocked me to my core,” he told BLACK ENTERPRISE. “If my father cheated on my mother, then what does that say about me?… Does that mean the apple falls far from the tree or does it not?”

Franklin added that women in his family told him that 99% of all men cheat, which made him wonder why it was so hard for men to be faithful. “I wanted to write a book because there is so much going on in the world about men and men’s behavior,” said the motivational speaker. “I wanted to write a book about the solution.”

Franklin, who has been married to actress Meagan Good for nearly seven years, went on to admit that he, too, faces challenges. “My wife’s amazing. I love my wife, but that doesn’t mean that I have no struggles.” He continued, “The Truth About Men is identifying where we struggle as men and what can be done about it, and also giving women information along the way.” Ultimately, he says, the book is a call for men “to do better.”

Breakthrough

In addition to his new book, Franklin is gearing up for the April 2019 release of his new film, Breakthrough, which is based on a true story about a 14-year-old boy who died in a freak accident but was then resurrected back to life by his mother’s prayers. Franklin said it only took him 24 hours to convince NBA champ, Steph Curry, to sign onto the project as an executive producer. “It’s the first film that he has put his name on and that he has helped bring to the world,” he said. “It’s a blessing.”

The film will be produced by his company Franklin Entertainment, a multimedia company that produces inspirational and commercial content. The company currently has a first-look film deal with 20th Century Fox.

Before launching his own production company, Franklin served as the former senior vice president of Columbia Pictures. During his nearly 10-year tenure at Columbia, he produced box-office hits like The Pursuit of Happyness and The Karate Kid.

Diversity in Hollywood

As one of the few African American executive producers in Hollywood, Franklin spoke candidly about the lack of diversity in his industry. “The progress in Hollywood around diversity, specifically related to executives, is abysmal,” he told BE. However, he is trying to combat the issue as a newly elected member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), where he chairs the executive branch subcommittee on diversity.

“It is a systemic problem and Hollywood has yet to put a successful solution around it and I am committed to being a part of that solution because we need it.”

The Key To Success

The Seventh Day Adventist preacher credits his career success to the discipline he practices in his life. “I believe no discipline, no destiny,” he said. “Too often, when we want something, but we’re not willing to discipline ourselves to get it, we actually never achieve it.” He continued, “part of discipline is not just delaying gratification, it’s also about sacrifice.”

He added, “Discipline is critical, it’s necessary, and it’s difficult. That’s why very few do it because it requires going without…However, “in the long run, discipline will yield tremendous, powerful results.”

Watch BLACK ENTERPRISE’s interview with Franklin below.

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DC's The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 get release dates: Ben Affleck was confirmed to be exiting the role of Batman and James Gunn was confirmed as the director of Suicide Squad 2 as DC updated their release calendar to include The Batman and the Suicide Squad sequel both arriving in 2021. Read all about what DC has in store the next few…

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Mo’Nique Keeps It Real On ‘The Real’

Mo’Nique headed to ‘The Real’ this week to talk to the women on the couch about her Las Vegas residency and more One of the things she addressed was a perceived beef between her and ‘Real’ host Adrienne Bailon.

Mo’Nique who is now enjoying a residency at the SLS in Las Vegas through March 30th. has expressed her views ad nauseam on Hollywood shadiness skewering Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg and Netflix, who she says undercut her worth in a standup special for the network.

Mo’Nique said that although she didn’t agree with what she and internet observers saw as “shade’ from Bailon, she never had any “beef” with her.

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‘The View’ Makes Howard Schultz Squirm: Can You Really ‘Live With’ Re-Electing Trump?

The morning after former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz was shouted down by a protester at a Barnes & Noble book event—“Don’t help elect Trump! You egotistical billionaire asshole”—he came back for more pummeling on The View.

Schultz, who is promoting both his new memoir From the Ground Up and his deeply controversial bid to run for president in 2020 as an independent, was all smiles when he sat down behind the table for his interview. But it slowly started to fade as he realized how worried the hosts were about his potential to be a presidential spoiler.

The lifelong Democrat said, “I think I would have to be disingenuous to run as a Democrat today, but I think the question that I’m asking myself and I think many of us are asking ourselves is what kind of country do we want to live in? And right now, I think it’s clear that the country we are living in needs significant change, not only change because of this president, but change because of the toxicity and the lack of compromise of both parties.”

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Glenn Close and Michael Douglas presented last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) shortly before she accepted the best actress award for The Wife. It was a fascinating Fatal Attraction reunion and highlighted how things in Hollywood are beginning to shift for older actors. Douglas and Close took the nation by storm with the psychological thriller that showed Close as a dangerous and unhinged jilted, woman who couldn’t let Douglas go after the two had a casual affair. Seeing the two present together reinforced how roles are not only opening for older actors and actresses but how well-received they are. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin were both nominated for their performances in the Netflix series The Kominsky Method.

Glenn Close is a seven-time Academy Award-nominated actress yet hasn’t won the Oscar yet. Fans are hoping this year proves to be the time Close brings the gold statue home. After many wins this award season, things are looking up for Close and there are high expectations she wins.

To date, Close has won the Broadcast Film Critics’ Association Award, Golden Globe, SAG Award, Palm Springs International Film Festival Award, Satellite Award, the Capri Actress Award, Hollywood Film Award, New Mexico Film Critics’ Award, and the San Diego Film Critics’ Society Award.

There is no doubt that winning the Oscar for her role as Joan Castleman would be a career-defining moment for Close and her fans.

During Glenn Close’s acceptance speech for winning the best actress SAG award, she made some remarks about the importance of making eye connection through films.

You may hear her speech in the video player below.

“I… one of the most powerful things that we have as human beings are two eyes looking into two eyes, and film is the only art form that allows us the close-up, and it substitutes for real life, two eyes looking into two eyes. And I think we have to remember how powerful that is in a world that is consumed with different size screens; that the power that we have are two human eyes looking into two other eyes. That will give us empathy and understanding.”

Glenn Close is known for her remarkable characters and performances and it’s no wonder why she reaches so many people. With her focus and emphasis on creating empathy through storytelling, there is no doubt that she truly is a master of her craft.

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Artificial intelligence is going to create a skills gap in the workforce, and employers need to focus on retraining, warned Workday co-founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri, speaking with CNBC's Squawk Box at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
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When “The Simpsons” ends its 30th and current season this spring, it will have racked up 663 original episodes — having a season ago passed “Gunsmoke” (635) as the longest-running scripted program in television history. But with the Walt Disney Co.’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox pending, one of TV’s least likely institutions could prove more […]

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Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani, to Star in Romantic Comedy ‘The Lovebirds’

Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani are coming together to star in The Lovebirds, a romantic comedy.

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Michael Showalter, who directed Nanjiani in the surprise hit The Big Sick, is reteaming with the actor and will be sitting in the helmer’s seat when the fast-tracked project goes into production at the end of January.

Written by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall as well as Martin Gero, the script centers on a couple (Nanjiani and Rae) on the brink of a breakup. The pair subsequently become embroiled in a bizarre and hijinks-filled murder mystery, and as they get close to clearing their names and solving the case, the twosome need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.

Tom Lassally, Oly Obst, Todd Shulman, Jordana Mollick and Gero are producing the rom-com, which is being co-produced and co-financed by MRC. (MRC is owned by Valence Media, which is the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.)

Nanjiani, Rae and Showalter are serving as executive producers.

Nanjiani, one of the stars of the HBO comedy Silicon Valley, broke out in a big way with The Big Sick, which earned him and his co-writer wife Emily V. Gordon an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay as it became a sleeper hit in the summer of 2017. He will next be seen starring opposite Dave Bautista in Fox’s action-comedy Stuber, which is set to open July 12.

Rae is the co-creator of the HBO comedy Insecure, in which she is a triple-threat as writer, executive producer and actress. Rae, who was recently seen in the drama The Hate U Give, next stars in Little, a body-morphing comedy from Universal set to bow April 12.

This looks like it’ll be super cute! Shoutout to diversity!

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Week three of The Masked Singer has arrived. During the Wednesday, January 16, episode, five singers who were introduced during the premiere returned to the stage … and one more was unmasked! We’re breaking down each performance, including our guesses, below. Warning: Spoilers ahead!

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‘The Pain Is Too Much.’ Andy Murray Says Australian Open Could Be His Last Tournament

(MELBOURNE, Australia) — A tearful Andy Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years.

The three-time Grand Slam champion says he plans to start his opening match against No. 22-ranked Roberto Bautista Agut at the Australian Open, where he has reached the final five times but never won the title.

“I’m going to play (in Australia) — I can still play to the level,” Murray said. “Not a level I’m happy playing at — but also, it’s not just that. The pain is too much really.”

Murray had right hip surgery in January 2018 and, after two brief attempts to return to the tour, played only 12 matches in the year.

He returned at the Brisbane International last week, where he won his opening match but lost in the second round to Daniil Medvedev, showing visible signs of limping between points.

The 31-year-old Murray, who ended long Grand Slam droughts for British men and also won the Olympic gold medal, had hoped to play the first half of 2019 and make a run at Wimbledon.

“That’s where I’d like to stop playing … but I’m also not certain I’m able to do that,” Murray said. “I don’t want to continue playing that way. I’ve tried everything I could to get it right and that hasn’t worked.”

Murray held a news conference Friday at Melbourne Park, and had to leave the room for a while soon after it started to compose himself as he fronted the media.

He said he’s considering another hip operation, more to improve his quality of life than as a way to return to the top level in tennis.

The Australian Open starts Monday.

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After his experience with the Oscars, Kevin Hart could probably use a picker-upper right about now. He likely has a marginal one with “The Upside,” a crowd-pleasing remake of a popular 2011 French film, “Les Intouchables,” that skates by, barely, on the chemistry between Hart and Bryan Cranston.


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'The Favourite' Leads BAFTA Award Nominations

Commonly referred to as the British equivalent of the Academy Awards, the nominations for the 72nd British Film Awards have now been announced. This year, The Favourite led all contenders, with nominations in 12 categories, including Best Film and Outstanding British Film. Olivia Colman (pictured above), Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone were all nominated for their exquisite performances.

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What Shows Like ‘The Simpsons’ Could Learn From ‘Seinfeld’s Finale

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of “The Finale,” the final episode of the seminal TV series Seinfeld. The show finds razor-sharp humor in life’s most boring aspects. Up until “The Finale,” its four protagonists get away with the most anti-social behavior while continuing to live life on their own terms.

Seinfeld was one of the first shows to usher in the age of scoundrelly on TV. This tactic of having shows, especially comedies, feature characters whose reckless behavior goes unpunished is still popular today. As a result, this trope has become stagnant over time — The Simpsons is a prime example. Such shows should take inspiration from Seinfeld’s finale, which forces its characters to pay the price for their unique brand of reckless behavior.

Scoundrelly Is Good?


Diane Chambers (Shelly Long) and Sam Malone (Ted Danson) in Cheers".

The beginnings of the TV scoundrel trope can be pinpointed to the 1980s and 1990s. Sitcoms transformed dramatically during these two decades. Protagonists no longer had to be “goody-two-shoes.”

Take the sitcom Cheers, for example. Sam Malone’s womanizing ways go unchecked even as Diane Chambers concocts outrageous schemes to get Sam to commit to her. This tactic’s acceptance as a reliable TV trope would only grow. Occasional jerks, like The Big Bang Theory’s Barry Kripke, are harmless compared to the scoundrels we’ve got nowadays.


Charlie from Two and Half Men and Peter Griffin from Family Guy (9)

Two and Half Men‘s Charlie Harper never faces the fallout of wasteful spending habits or constant one-night stands. Similarly, Family Guy’s Peter Griffin increasingly absurd actions, such as getting his son Stewie hooked on steroids, go without punishment.

And, of course, we can’t discuss this trope without bringing up The Simpsons. Patriarch Homer Simpson routinely engages in behavior that ranges from outsourcing his parental responsibilities to framing his wife, Marge, for drunken driving. And he still hasn’t faced the music.


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But over time this trope gets tiring — and predictable. After all, we can only watch the same scenarios play out for so long. Perhaps this could be why The Simpsons‘ fanbase is waning.

When the Original Is Better


Jerry (Jerry Seinfeld), George (Jason Alexander), Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), and Kramer (Michael Richards) in jail in a scene from "The Finale"

In Seinfeld’s finale episode, Jerry and company mock a carjacking victim — during the actual carjacking. Their despicable actions land them in handcuffs for violating Massachusetts’ newly minted Good Samaritan Law. The prosecution brings in a plethora of character witnesses, who double as the quartet’s victims from throughout the series. You can guess how this is going to go.

The victims are eager to testify against them, even as they’re still in shock over their anti-social behavior. Watching this trial play out reminds us of how terribly the New York Four have behaved over the course of nine seasons. They’ve gotten away with some truly awful acts.


Jerry and the gang on trial in "The Finale"

Like the time Kramer tried to woo a woman by replacing her wheelchair but opts for a cheap one that proves defective. Or when Elaine mercilessly mocked a coworkers’ germaphobia. Jerry actually mugged an elderly woman for her marble rye. And George basically killed his fiancée, Susan, by unwittingly picking out a cheap set of wedding invitations. Susan licked the toxic envelope glue and found herself six feet under. The rest of the gang’s indifference about her death is bad enough, but George’s reaction is downright callous. Susan’s barely cold before he’s on the phone trying to court another woman.

Ultimately, the gang is found guilty and sentenced to one year in prison. In the judge’s words, it is the opinion of the court that quartet “contemplate the manner in which they have conducted themselves.” This is not the ending fans expected.

There exists an alternate ending in which the jury finds the gang not guilty, much to the shock of everyone else in the courtroom. While we don’t get to see what happens next, we can assume a happy ending. For fans, this ending made the most sense, as the quartet hadn’t faced any lasting punishments up to this point.

While the original ending of “The Finale” may have disappointed fans, it did strengthen the series overall by providing a unique twist that shook things up by forcing the protagonists to atone for their misdeeds. Given that Seinfeld is one of the first shows to usher in the TV scoundrel trope, this is important. It demonstrates that for any trope, or era, of TV to remain relevant, it must evolve, which sometimes means breaking the foundation that built it.

The age of the TV scoundrel is flourishing now more than ever, but it continuously fails to exceed or defy our expectations. For this trope to remain fresh, the shows that have mastered it will need to shake things up, Seinfeld style.

Teaching an Old Trope New Tricks

Seinfeld took a risk by ultimately holding the cast responsible for their reckless behavior, effectively breaking free of the TV scoundrel trope it helped usher in. It’s time for other shows to make this same gamble.

It’s a move that could help The Simpsons win fans back. Even through his negligence, Homer does experience some moments of character growth in earlier seasons. But in recent years, he’s become too static. It’s time Homer’s getting fired from the nuclear plant or separation from Marge last longer than one episode.


Jerry and the gang at the famed Monk's diner

Seinfeld should be remembered for more than its self-created tagline: “The show about nothing.” It should also be remembered for ushering in the age of the TV Scoundrel and successfully breaking a trope of its own creation, redefining an era of television in a creative and unexpected way. This should’ve been the start of something greater, but, instead, we’ve seen shows copy Seinfeld‘s basic formula without ever challenging it. We need shows to carry the creative spark that Seinfeld‘s “The Finale” created and to use it to set fire to the tried and true methods of TV sitcoms. Here’s to hoping that 2019 will see shows like The Simpsons take the risks they built their names on.

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‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Its First Celebrity Singer—And It’s a Major Letdown

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With over 500 TV shows competing for audiences’ eyeballs, you gotta grab their attention somehow. The Masked Singer, if nothing else, certainly does that.

That much is clear by the end of the first episode, when the woman who very well may be a Kardashian belts out a pop song while in Christina Aguilera-in-“Lady Marmalade”-meets-The-Lion-King-on-Broadway drag—following a man in deer antlers singing through a gas mask snout (Steve Austin?) and a woman lilting in unicorn couture (Paris Hilton?) before her.

Lion, Deer, and Unicorn are but three of the secret celebrities dressed in deranged costumes performing for a panel of judges attempting to guess their identities. In what is being billed as a “Musical Whosungit,” each week, beginning with the hour that aired Wednesday night, one of the 12 celebrities will be unmasked and their true identities revealed.

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Daryl Dragon, Captain of ‘The Captain and Tennille,’ Has Died at 76

(NEW YORK) — Daryl Dragon, the cap-wearing “Captain” of “The Captain and Tennille” who teamed with then-wife Toni Tennille on such easy listening hits as “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “Muskrat Love,” died Wednesday at age 76.

Dragon died of renal failure at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, according to spokesman Harlan Boll. Tennille was by his side.

“He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him,” Tennille said in a statement. Dragon and Tennille divorced in 2014 after nearly 40 years of marriage, but they remained close and Tennille had moved back to Arizona to help care for him.

Dragon and Tennille met in the early 1970s and soon began performing together, with the ever-smiling Tennille singing and the dourer Dragon on keyboards. (He would later serve as the Captain and Tennille’s producer). Their breakthrough came in 1975 when they covered the bouncy Neil Sedaka-Howard Greenfield song “Love Will Keep Us Together.”

Sedaka and Greenfield, a top hit-making team in the early 1960s, were nearing the end of their partnership and had written the song as an ode to their longtime bond. Sedaka himself recorded the song, released it as a single in France and included it on his 1974 album “Sedaka’s Back.”

The Captain and Tennille’s version, slightly faster and more elaborately produced than the original, topped the charts in the summer of 1975 and honored Sedaka’s authorship when Tennille sang “Sedaka’s back” at the close. “Love Will Keep Us Together” won a Grammy for record of the year and not only made the Captain and Tennille stars, but helped further revive Sedaka’s career. In October 1975, his single “Bad Blood” hit No. 1.

Meanwhile, the Captain and Tennille followed with a mix of covers such as “Muskrat Love” and “Shop Around” and original songs, including Tennille’s ballad “Do That to Me One More Time,” which hit No. 1 in 1980. They also briefly starred in their own television variety show before their careers faded in the 1980s.

A Los Angeles native, Dragon was the son of Oscar-winning composer Carmen Dragon and singer Eloise Dragon and was himself a classically trained musician. Before he was with Tennille, he played keyboards for the Beach Boys and was dubbed “The Captain” by singer Mike Love, who noted Dragon’s fondness for sea captain’s caps.

In 2016, Tennille published “Toni Tennille: A Memoir,” which presented their marriage as far removed from their cheerful hits. They wed in 1974, but Tennille recalled that their marriage was announced in advance — and to their surprise — by the record company. The couple, which had been living together, made it official in November of that year.

Tennille would allege that the marriage suffered from lack of intimacy and blamed it on what she described as Dragon’s “very, very difficult family and “famous but overbearing father.”

“”I kept trying and trying and thinking I could bring this man who has so much to give into the light,” she told NBC’s “Today” show in 2016. “I wanted him to experience the joy that I had with my very loving family.”

He is survived by his older brother, Doug Dragon, and two nieces, Kelly Arbout and Renee Henn.


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A selection of costumes worn by the cast of period film “The Favorite” went on display at London’s Kensington Palace on Friday, in the same rooms where the royal characters the movie is based on once walked.


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