While most fans — even obsessed Harry Potter fans — are harmless and kind, there are some creepy peeps out there with boundary issues.Watson is not the only star to deal with that downside of fame, but she did explain to Vanity Fair that saying no to selfies was a choice she made along the way, to establish her own boundaries:”For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life and not. Taking on those battles, the smaller ones and the bigger ones, is who I am.”Well said. Children I don’t say no to, for example.”And it may be different if it’s a planned event like a film premiere, or whatnot, where it’s already public information that she’ll be attending, as opposed to a way for a stalker to track her.The Vanity Fair reporter told Watson he had seen other actors like Reese Witherspoon pose with fans on the street, but then he acknowledged “suddenly it becomes clear that the fans of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ are different from Harry Potter fans.” As Watson explained:”I have met fans that have my face tattooed on their body. I’ve met people who used the Harry Potter books to get through cancer. Here’s her answer:”I’ve been doing this since I was 10 or 11, and I’ve often thought, I’m so wrong for this job because I’m too serious; I’m a pain in the ass; I’m difficult; I don’t fit. “I’ll say, ‘I will sit here and answer every single Harry Potter fandom question you have but I just can’t do a picture.’ I have to carefully pick and choose my moment to interact. Posted February 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneHave you ever Googled “Emma Watson stalker”? I don’t know how to explain it, but the Harry Potter phenomenon steps into a different zone. A big part of me coming to terms with it was accepting that this is not your average circumstances.”She almost gave up acting when she went to Brown University, saying she found “this fame thing was getting to a point of no return.” But if the attention bothers her so much, why keep acting? Most fans understand her position — and Hermione and Belle would likely approve of her choices. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. She’s not being rude, she’s just protecting herself. It crosses into obsession. I just can’t give that tracking data.” She will, however, offer alternatives to photos. They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. Like us on Facebook. But as I’ve got older, I’ve realized, No! No wonder she has to be careful. If you happen see the “Beauty and the Beast” star out and about, and ask her for a photo, don’t be offended if she says no. When am I a celebrity sighting versus when am I going to make someone’s freakin’ week? “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in theaters on Friday, March 17.Want more stuff like this?
@AnnaKendrick47 and @jtimberlake are back as Poppy and Branch in Trolls 2. In addition to Timberlake and Kendrick, the flick’s starry voice cast also included Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Russell Brand, Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor,Christine Baranski, James Corden, and Gwen Stefani.Stay tuned for more details as they become available.[via: Trolls/Twitter] Justin Timberlake is set to reprise his role as Branch, while Anna Kendrick will be back as Poppy.Can’t stop the feeling! In theaters April 10, 2020. pic.twitter.com/kNjkPOe7J1
— DreamWorks Trolls (@Trolls) February 28, 2017No additional intel about the follow-up has been revealed just yet, though we imagine that Timberlake will once again be contributing some original music to the flick. The singer-actor was nominated for an Academy Award this year for the tune “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” which he performed to open the now-infamous ceremony. (A performance that included a reunion with his onetime “Mickey Mouse Club” costar, Ryan Gosling.)Also unclear right now is just how many other original stars will also return. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsAs Justin Timberlake’s Oscar-nominated earworm declared, you can’t stop the feeling, and apparently, you can’t stop the “Trolls” franchise, either: The series will continue with “Trolls 2,” which studio DreamWorks officially announced on Tuesday.In a Twitter post, DreamWorks revealed that the sequel to the hit 2016 animated flick about the lovable dolls with wacky hair is due out on April 10, 2020, and it will feature the return of the first film’s two biggest stars.
Season seven will be a short one — only seven episodes total are slated to air this year — and production on season eight is set to start sometime in September.Now all we need is HBO to give us an official premiere date. Stay tuned.[via: Independent] “It’s July now, I think.”The actor also teased that there would be “a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere,” though he declined to elaborate on the details of such an event. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsWe still don’t have an official premiere date for the upcoming seventh season of HBO fantasy hit “Game of Thrones,” but we may have a premiere month, if one of the show’s stars is to be believed.Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos on the series, spilled the beans in a recent interview with Ireland’s Independent, in which he discussed season seven’s ever-evolving release schedule. According to the actor, though the premiere has been delayed several times (including thanks to the bitter wintry conditions filmmakers faced while shooting the show’s authentic winter scenes), and only promised to debut sometime in summer 2017, it looks like we may finally know what month the series will be back.”I’ve been disappointing various people around the world because it was meant to come out in April,” Cunningham told the Independent.
“Grey’s Anatomy” star Sarah Drew told Moviefone that Season 13’s April and Jackson (Jesse Williams) standalone episode would be “pivotal for the two of them, individually and also as a pair,” and now we have more details and images to go with the tease.Episode 16, “Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?” airs Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Kevin McKidd directed it. He does look lost in thought, especially in that closeup photo.Sarah Drew told Moviefone the trip to Montana is for a throat transplant case:”But it’s a really incredible opportunity for them to be kind of still and have to face one another with nothing else distracting them out of the normal environment. April Kepner travel to Montana in order to perform a complicated surgery on a young patient, but Jackson’s mind is elsewhere, and April is forced to step up and get him back on track.”The episode was directed by Kevin McKidd (Dr. It’s very different, tonally, than a lot of the other episodes. (There is no episode on Thursday, March 2.) Here are more details on “Civil War.”Want more stuff like this? Owen Hunt), and both he and executive producer Debbie Allen (Dr. It’s not like frantic and moving super-fast. Jackson Avery and Dr. Like us on Facebook. And we’re really, really proud of it. on ABC. Posted February 28, 2017 by Gina CarboneAre you ready for Japril to get some alone time in Montana? Catherine Avery) were featured in some of the behind-the-scenes photos ABC shared to promote the episode:What’s on Jackson’s mind? There’s a lot of quiet space and stillness. Here’s the synopsis:”Dr. And it’s really lovely.”Before we get to this very lovely-sounding episode, we still have Episode 15, “Civil War,” which airs March 9.
While the director — who also co-wrote the film’s screenplay, which also took home an Oscar — did make a brief acceptance speech, he told EW, “It was an imperfect situation and it was an imperfect statement that didn’t come out the right way but it is what it is.”Now that he’s had some time to reflect on his film’s achievement, he told the magazine what he had wanted to say all along. It’s not a dream he’s allowed to have. So what I think of possibility, let’s take it off the table. “And you don’t think that kid grows up to be nominated for eight Academy Awards. Here’s how he explained it to EW:”[Moonlight playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney] and I are this kid. We are Chiron,” he says, referring to his background as a child from Liberty City, Miami, whose mother once struggled with drug addiction. The director said that that moment in particular helps soften any sort of hard feelings about Sunday night.”It will be remembered and I think in a beautiful way,” he told EW of the odd confluence of events.We applaud Jenkins for revealing himself to be such a gracious, classy person in the midst of such an surreal ordeal. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsTo say that “Moonlight”‘s thunder was stolen during Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony is an epic understatement. But while the film’s Best Picture achievement may have been eclipsed by the colossal mix-up that initially had fellow nominee “La La Land” mistakenly crowned the winner, director Barry Jenkins isn’t bitter, and has revealed what he had initially planned to say had he had his proper moment in the spotlight.In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jenkins reflected on the chaos that occurred at the end of the ceremony, and how it immediately blocked out any sort of prepared statement he had wanted to deliver should his film have nabbed the night’s top prize. But now it’s happened. I still feel that way. I didn’t think this was possible. (His brand new status as an Oscar winner probably doesn’t hurt his optimistic attitude, either.)[via: Entertainment Weekly] The thing has happened.”Jenkins also had more complimentary things to say about “La La Land” producer Jordon Horowitz, who was the one to announce the mistake, and insist that the “Moonlight” filmmakers take the stage to accept their rightful awards. But now I look at other people looking at me and if I didn’t think it was possible, how are they going to?
Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsWhile “Star Wars” fans are gearing up for the December release of the next installment in the new trilogy, “The Last Jedi,” one titular star of the flick is reportedly looking ahead to a different big event: The 2018 Oscars.In an interview with the New York Daily News, “The Force Awakens” director and “Last Jedi” producer J.J. His character finally appears onscreen at the end of the film, as Rey (Daisy Ridley) finds his far-flung hiding place, and attempts to hand him his old lightsaber.The actor recently joked about his awards chances in a Twitter exchange with fans, in which he posted a photo of himself in character alongside Abrams, imagining what “Oscar worthy” direction the filmmaker is giving him. Abrams is predicting some Oscar glory for none other than Luke Skywalker himself, actor Mark Hamill. We’ll keep our lightsabers crossed for Hamill.[via: New York Daily News] That willingness to poke fun at himself is just one of Hamill’s many talents, according to Abrams, who told the Daily News that the actor is “an amazing guy — he can do anything.”Whether that “anything” includes winning an Oscar remains to be seen, though it’s not an entirely far-fetched notion (like, say, Vin Diesel’s past proclamations about the “Fast and Furious” flicks’ Best Picture chances). According to the filmmaker, Hamill’s performance in Episode VIII is every bit worthy of attention from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a notion with which the actor apparently agrees.”I think we are all going to be very upset if he does not win an Oscar, and no one more upset than Mark,” Abrams told the Daily News.Hamill will make his triumphant return to the center of the action as Skywalker in “The Last Jedi,” after remaining mostly absent for “The Force Awakens,” in which he had gone into hiding.
The pair’s lavish 1981 wedding made international headlines, as did their 1996 divorce; Diana was routinely hounded by the press throughout their marriage, right up through her death in a 1998 car crash, the result of her trying to evade paparazzi.Though no further information about the new season was released by FX or Murphy, the theme is in keeping with what the creator had previously said about potential future installments of “Feud.” According to Murphy, the show will avoid dipping back into Hollywood territory, which it’s exploring in season one through the lens of the notorious rivalry between actresses Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon).Stay tuned for more intel on season two of “Feud.” Season one, “Feud: Bette and Joan,” is set to debut on FX on March 5.[via: The Hollywood Reporter] Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsJust days before the debut of FX’s latest Ryan Murphy anthology series, “Feud,” the network has already renewed the show for a second season, and revealed its splashy, royal theme.”Feud” season two will focus on the whirlwind fairytale romance and subsequent bitter divorce of infamous British royals Princess Diana and Prince Charles. can approach Charles and Diana’s story, including the immense power of the British monarchy, and the superstar-level celebrity status and intense, crushing media attention that came along with it. The season, which is currently titled “Feud: Charles and Diana,” is set to air sometime in 2018.As The Hollywood Reporter notes, there are multiple angles from which Murphy and co.
But he didn’t. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsIn what he calls “the weirdest TV finale since ‘Lost,'” Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel is finally speaking out about what went down during the huge mix-up that led to presenters accidentally awarding “La La Land” with the Best Picture prize, when it should have actually gone to “Moonlight.” According to Kimmel, the entire bizarre event was just as chaotic in person as it looked on television.During his monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Monday night, the host broke down the snafu in detail, revealing that he was sitting in the audience watching the presentation, since he planned to end the show while doing one final bit with Matt Damon. Then again, at least he’s got a killer story to tell for the rest of time.[via: Jimmy Kimmel/Twitter] The audience is confused, the people standing around me are confused, I assume everyone at home is confused, and I’m probably supposed to do something, because no one’s doing anything. @TheAcademy@ABCNetworkpic.twitter.com/w6xgsoaXSM
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 28, 2017The host realized he should probably go up on stage, too, but still didn’t know what was going on. That’s when “La La Land” producer Jordan Horowitz took the mic to reveal that “Moonlight” had actually won.”It was kind of scary, in a way,” Kimmel said. And then Warren Beatty steps up to explain.”Later, Kimmel and Beatty powwowed backstage (co-presenter Faye Dunaway, meanwhile, “got the hell out of there,” Kimmel said. While he pledged in his Oscars sign-off that he would never return to host, we kind of hope that he gets the chance to do so, if only to enjoy a less-crazy finish than the one he witnessed. He’s standing there holding an Oscar that they’re now going to take away from him, and my first instinct was to tell him to run — take that Oscar and get out. So now there’s mass confusion. “She wanted no part of this.”), where the presenter showed the host the incorrect Best Actress envelope and the pair tried to figure out how Beatty got that card in the first place. The rest of the night, the host said, was spent being accosted at the after parties by people clamoring to know what had happened.While some of the pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together, Kimmel’s account is a great firsthand summation of the confusion and chaos that viewers saw on their screens Sunday night. ” … But that bit never happened, because while the “La La Land” team was in the midst of accepting the award, Kimmel noticed the show’s stage manager come out onto the stage, something that never happens.Here’s the INSIDE story of what happened at the craziest #Oscars ever last night…
Stay tuned.[via: Variety] We salute the tremendous grace they displayed under the circumstances. We have spent last night and today investigating the circumstances, and will determine what actions are appropriate going forward. We apologize to the entire cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight whose experience was profoundly altered by this error. We are unwaveringly committed to upholding the integrity of the Oscars and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.”No word yet on whether the Academy will drop PwC following this major mess-up. Posted February 28, 2017 by Katie RobertsThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally issued a statement about the bizarre turn of events that took place at Sunday’s Oscars, apologizing for the mix-up that accidentally awarded the Best Picture prize to “La La Land” instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight.”In the statement, the Academy said that accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers had taken full responsibility for the error, in which one of the two PwC representatives stationed backstage at the ceremony handed presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope. To all involved — including our presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, the filmmakers, and our fans watching worldwide — we apologize.For the last 83 years, the Academy has entrusted PwC to handle the critical tabulation process, including the accurate delivery of results. The Academy pledged to launch an investigation into the snafu, and also apologized to the filmmakers from both features, as well as Beatty and Dunaway and viewers at home.Here’s the full statement:”We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night’s Oscar ceremony. PwC has taken full responsibility for the breaches of established protocols that took place during the ceremony.
Posted February 28, 2017 by Moviefone StaffWhen “Logan” stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart go “Unscripted,” you know you’re in for a treat. Among the topics discussed: a manservant named Wolverine, X-Men porn, Professor X / Jean-Luc Picard fan fiction, and a production of “Sweeney Todd” the world needs RIGHT NOW.”Logan” hits theaters March 3rd.
(Another possibility: It could be revealing that production on “Fantastic Beasts 2” is about to start.)Rowling shocked fans — and even the film’s stars — last fall when she announced that the “Fantastic Beasts” series, originally planned as a trilogy, would instead consist of five movies. Rowling,” and some legalese from studio Warner Bros.Having a Beastly day… Posted February 27, 2017 by Katie RobertsIt looks like prolific author and newly-minted screenwriter J.K. pic.twitter.com/xRGCC9gt3B
— J.K. Of course, in typical Rowling fashion, the teasing image doesn’t exactly give anything away — or really, even reveal what it truly is — only including the text “Written by J.K. No word yet on when the third flick may debut.[via: J.K. The cast has since assured fans that Rowling has a clear, epic vision for these stories, and based on the pace at which she’s completing work on scripts, it looks like the author can’t wait to tell them.We can’t wait, either. Rowling may have already completed yet another script for an upcoming sequel to last year’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” proving that the writer is definitely ready to share more stories from the Wizarding World.Rowling shared on Twitter a cryptic photo of what appears to be the cover of a script for another film in the planned five-movie “Fantastic Beasts” franchise (a prequel to the massively popular “Harry Potter” stories), spurring speculation that she’s now completed work on the third feature in the series. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 27, 2017There’s no visible title, and Rowling’s caption was also pretty vague, simply stating, “Having a Beastly day.” Still, considering that she’d already completed the script for the second film in the franchise before the first even hit theaters, it stands to reason that this is an announcement that the writer is now done with the third film, too. Rowling/Twitter] “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2” is due in theaters sometime in 2018.
He has 2 kids. Time after time, from Mickey Mouse to the Hollywood’s party. I have 1.”
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) February 27, 2017While our illusions of an epic bromance have been shattered, at least we’ll always have these delightful photos.[via: E! https://t.co/w2KmsR2vrPpic.twitter.com/Yso6Dh8byD
— E! 😻 #Oscars#JustinTimberlake#RyanGoslingpic.twitter.com/iR4ENtsQk4
— Airin. (@neire_89) February 27, 2017Sadly, though, the two stars aren’t exactly close in real life. pic.twitter.com/g8MK8ApnbY
— Adam MS (@Muh_Sadam) February 27, 2017Take a deep breath and imagine yourself in this Justin Timberlake-Ryan Gosling sandwich. As Timberlake told Los Angeles Times reporter Amy Kaufman, they haven’t keep in touch over years.I asked @jtimberlake abt Gos: “Do YOU talk to ppl from high school? #Oscarspic.twitter.com/kas568nqwI
— InStyle (@InStyle) February 27, 2017Picture perfect. This is like someone from middle school. News (@enews) February 27, 2017Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake have reunited and all is right in the world #Oscarspic.twitter.com/502mNxrdV5
— Bustle (@bustle) February 27, 2017#Oscars Ryan Gosling & Justin Timberlake, the ultimate high school sweethearts. Posted February 27, 2017 by Katie RobertsBefore they were Oscar nominees and worldwide superstars, Ryan Gosling and Justin Timberlake were just a couple of kids plucked from obscurity to star on the ’90s rebooted version of “The Mickey Mouse Club.” And during Sunday night’s Oscars telecast, the old pals — and former MMC roommates — reunited for a few brief moments, delivering some dreamy photos for fans of the heartthrobs to drool over.Gosling and Timberlake first reconnected during the telecast’s opening number, when Timberlake performed his Academy Award-nominated “Trolls” tune, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” As the singer passed the “La La Land” star and Best Actor nominee, who was sitting in the front row, he put his hand on Gosling’s shoulder; later, during a commercial break, Timberlake returned to Gosling’s seat, where the two exchanged pleasantries and handshakes.It was a reunion that sent social media hearts a-flutter, as fans gushed over seeing the pair together for the first time in years.Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling started from the Mickey Mouse Club now they’re here, at the #Oscars. News]
Like us on Facebook. Neil Fingleton, who played Mag the Mighty on “Game of Thrones,” died Saturday at the way-too-young age of 36. Posted February 27, 2017 by Gina CarboneBetween the death of Bill Paxton and all the drama at the 2017 Oscars, the loss of Britain’s tallest man went almost unnoticed. Fingleton’s contribution to Game of Thrones will not be forgotten.”This passing closely follows the death of another “Game of Thrones” veteran: Actor Peter Vaughan (Maester Aemon), who died in December at age 93.Want more stuff like this? Among our readers here at Watchers on the Wall, the scene was chosen as one of the Top 5 Dramatic Scenes of season 4 in our annual awards voting. The episode’s segment with Mag the Mighty, another giant and a mammoth attacking the outer door of the Wall was chosen by fans as the Best Visual Effects Scene of season 4. According to The Guardian, he reportedly passed following heart failure.Fingleton, who was 7-feet 7.56-inches tall, became Britain’s tallest man in 2007. In addition to “Game of Thrones,” he had roles in “X-Men: First Class,” “Doctor Who,” “47 Ronin,” and “Jupiter Ascending,” and was a stunt performer in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
“Game of Thrones” fan site Watchers on the Wall honored Fingleton’s contribution to the show in Season 4, Episode 9, titled “The Watchers on the Wall”:”Fingleton’s time on Game of Thrones was brief but notable. The scene with Mag the Mighty attacking the Wall’s gate, with Grenn leading the defense, was a favorite of fans.
And yet, the final gaffe is going to be all that anyone can talk about for a while. Despite being made Kimmel’s unwilling victims in front of an audience of hundreds of millions, the tourists came through with aplomb. As Beatty explained later, he’d been handed a duplicate Best Actress envelope, whose card read, “Emma Stone — ‘La La Land.'” The “Bonnie and Clyde” actors were understandably perplexed, but eventually, Dunaway read the “La La Land” part of the card to the world. So it was pretty crass that Kimmel followed that moment by quipping that the incarcerated football legend would also get a prize tonight, an extra slice of bologna on his sandwich. Two of the musical’s three producers gave acceptance speeches before the mistake was discovered and the correct envelope containing “Moonlight”‘s title opened and showed to the cameras. But the best montage was the one of filmgoers from around the world talking about how much movies mean to them, how they make viewers feel empathy for others, and how they make people from different countries feel closer to one another. “You know, there is one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered,” she began, “and that’s the graveyard.” Then she went on to thank her fellow artists, particularly her “Fences” colleagues, for telling “the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost.” She added, “I became an artist and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” If you needed a justification for why anyone should watch an evening’s worth of Hollywood self-congratulation, this was it.Second Best Speech”Hacksaw Ridge” sound mixer finally won his first Oscar on his 21st nomination, thus ending the longest losing streak in Oscar history. Steve Harvey must be feeling pretty smug right now. Not that she didn’t deserve an Oscar, her first, for her supporting role in “Fences,” but not even the bravest orchestra conductor would have dared ruin her moment by trying to play her off the stage while she was at hear tearful, dramatic, impassioned best. More generally, he mocked Hollywood for not discriminating by national origin, just by age and weight. Really, the whole show could have used more of JT’s seemingly boundless energy and charm; could he please host next year?Best Kimmel JokeKimmel’s monologue nicely walked the line of deflating stars’ egos without being overly mean-spirited — except toward Donald Trump (whom he thanked for making us forget that last year, it was the Oscars that seemed racist) and faux Kimmel nemesis Matt Damon (too many barbs to mention). Not their fault, apparently, but still … The Dolby Theatre crowd booed that one pretty loudly, though Kimmel recovered by acknowledging that he’d just squandered all his good will.Best Surprise GuestNo, not Michael J. Which is unfortunate, since there were a lot of moments from Sunday’s Oscars, good or bad, that were memorable.Best Musical NumberThe song-and-dance moments are usually the draggiest part of the Oscars, but this year’s numbers were actually pretty lively, from the poised 16-year-old Auli’i Cravalho proving that “Moana” should have been a live-action musical with her stirring “How Far I’ll Go,” to John Legend proving that he should have had Ryan Gosling’s part in “La La Land” with his medley of “City of Stars” and “Audition.” But we’ll give the performance trophy to Justin Timberlake, who opened the show with a rendition of his “Trolls” tune “Can’t Stop the Feeling” that was energetically staged and brought the Dolby Theatre crowd instantly to its feet. The wheelchair-bound 98-year-old appeared frail and didn’t say much (just “Thank you very much”), but her presence alone was enough to underscore the theme of this year’s ceremony, which was inspiration.Worst Viral StuntIt’s an awards-show requirement these days for the host to go out into the audience and do something seemingly spontaneous that forces the gathered dignitaries to sacrifice their dignity for a few moments that will end up immortalized as GIFs. And even the spoof of those same montages late in the show, with Kimmel mocking Damon’s performance in “We Bought a Zoo,” was funny. Rather, it was the celebrities who appeared embarrassed — at being treated like commodities or zoo animals and, in Jennifer Aniston’s case, being cajoled by Kimmel to fork over a pair of sunglasses from her pocketbook as a wedding gift.Best SpeechDo you suppose that organizations keep giving awards to Viola Davis just to hear her speeches? (Actually, he’s not.)It was really a shame, since the 89th Academy Awards show was otherwise pretty hard to find fault with. The “Moonlight” crew were gracious about the error, but still … Posted February 27, 2017 by Gary SusmanSo, now you know why you have to watch the Oscars until the bitter end.The evening’s last-minute shocker wasn’t just “Moonlight’s” upset Best Picture Oscar win over “La La Land,” but the way it went down, with presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong movie. someone at PricewaterhouseCoopers is sooooo fired. So were the tributes to Shirley MacLaine (who inspired Charlize Theron with her performance in “The Apartment”) and Meryl Streep (who inspired Javier Bardem with her work in “The Bridges of Madison County”). But his best joke was his most economical one-liner. He recalled that his mom, Skippy O’Connell, got him his first industry job (she was a secretary in the sound department at 20th Century Fox) and told him how he could express his gratitude: “You can work really hard, and someday you can win yourself an Oscar, and you can stand on the stage, and you can think me in front of the whole world.” Alas, she didn’t live long enough to see him fulfill that pledge, but he said he was sure she was looking down proudly from beyond.Worst Running GagKimmel’s candy drop was actually pretty cool the first time, with those gossamer parachute payloads of Red Vines and Junior Mints wafting down upon hungry celebrities like those lovely airborne jellyfish creatures from “Avatar.” The second time, with Lemonheads and Mike & Ikes, seemed redundant, but at least it involved the adorable “Lion” star Sunny Pawar. Neatly summarizing the racial politics of “Hidden Figures” and “La La Land,” Kimmel observed that 2016 was the year “that black people saved NASA and white people saved jazz.”Worst Kimmel JokeIn a year when so many awards were handed out to the FX mini-series “The People vs. Henson in “Hidden Figures.” The former NASA mathematician briefly joined Henson and co-stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae on stage, earning a standing ovation just for showing up. Rather, it was , the real-life heroine played by Taraji P. There were a number of speeches throughout the evening, most of them implied reactions to President Trump’s policies, that called for tolerance and cross-cultural understanding, but this montage made the best case for movies as a means of transcending our differences — and for the Oscars as a fitting tribute to that mission, and not just as a night of the privileged honoring the pampered.Worst BlooperSo, apparently, all that hemming and hawing that Beatty and Dunaway did while opening the envelope to read the Best Picture winner’s title wasn’t just the seventysomething stars having a senior moment or vamping to generate suspense. Fox and his “Back to the Future” DeLorean, though both are welcome visitors to any movie-fan event. Jimmy Kimmel was a funny host, the speeches were mostly free of shrill political rhetoric, the “In Memoriam” montage snubbed only one major figure (sorry, Garry Shandling), and even the Art Deco stage set was gorgeous. Simpson: American Crime Story,” it was nice to finally hear someone accept an O.J.-related trophy (in this case, Best Documentary honoree Ezra Edelman, director of “O.J.: Made in America”) and remember to pay homage to murder victims Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson. The four montages of acting winners from throughout Oscar history were stirring and inspirational. By the third time, when Kimmel dropped cookies and donuts and threatened to drop coffee as well, it became clear why the show is nearly four hours long.Best MontageGive credit to the compilers of all the clips. Usually, that involves sitting on laps or photobombing selfies, but this time, it involved Kimmel bringing in a busload of Hollywood tourists who had no idea that the collection of Oscar gowns they’d been told they were going to see was being worn by real, live celebrities at the real, live Oscars, and that their own astonishment would be broadcast to the world on live TV.Fittingly, the tourists seemed not at all star-struck or even all that impressed, though there was a nice moment when engaged Chicago couple Gary and Vicki got Vicki’s favorite actor, Denzel Washington, to pretend to officiate over their wedding. O.J.
Bill Paxton’s son James (that’s him below, with Dad in 2013) reportedly guest stars in Episode 8, which should air in mid-March.”Training Day” did not have a great start in the ratings, so Season 1 was probably going to be the end of the series anyway. (He will also be seen as Emma Watson’s father in the April 28 movie “The Circle.”)Paxton’s “Training Day” co-star Justin Cornwell reacted to the tragic news of Paxton’s death:We were just two guys on top of the world. Like us on Facebook. 25 at age 61, left behind a loving family and an impressive body of work, including nine upcoming episodes of the CBS show “Training Day.”Paxton played Detective Frank Rourke, co-lead opposite Justin Cornwell as Officer Kyle Craig, in a sequel/follow-up set 15 years after the original 2001 film. As Deadline reported, it opened with 4.7 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the adult 18-49 demographic in Live+same day ratings, and by Episode 4 it was down to 3.7 million and a 0.7, with small boosts from DVR.It’s possible fans will now catch up, since it’s a last chance to see Bill Paxton. on CBS. Want more stuff like this? Rest easy my friend pic.twitter.com/R0ZwB0zv5q
— Justin Cornwell (@justin_cornwell) February 26, 2017″Training Day” airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. 2, so only four episodes have shown so far.According to Deadline, production on “Training Day” wrapped in December and all 13 episodes from the show’s first season order have already been filmed. The TV series just started airing on Thursday, Feb. Posted February 27, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe late Bill Paxton, who died Saturday, Feb.
Also, they freakin’ loved “La La Land,” so there’s always that. Justin Hurwitz, who wrote the music, and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul share the award.If you haven’t seen “La La Land” or heard “City of Stars,” you can check out a clip of the song (straight from the movie) right here.”La La Land” is in theaters now. Posted February 26, 2017 by Tim HayneAnd the 2017 Oscar for Best Song goes to … The sentiment of the song is the emotional anchor of “La La Land,” which is likely why Academy voters leaned into it so much. “City of Stars,” from “La La Land”!While Ryan Gosling’s performance of “City of Stars” may not be as inspiring as “Moana’s” “How Far I’ll Go,” or as dance-inducing as “Trolls'” “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” it is full of FEELINGS.
This time, De Niro got in the big comeback, although Teller deserves mention for calling his rather creative insult “fair enough.”Because you love them, here are more celebrity mean tweets from 2014 and 2015, special country music mean tweets, NFL mean tweets, and ones just for President Obama.Want more stuff like this? Consider poor dog-faced Tilda Swinton, “crack whore” Emma Stone, pants-less Jeff Bridges, “Gangnam Style” dancing Miles Teller, real-life “Sling Blade” Casey Affleck, or Samuel L. Jackson and his “resting fart face.”Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 89th Academy Awards and you had to know he’d slip in an edition of his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” classic “Mean Tweets.”The Oscars 2017 video featured mean tweets read by Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Chastain, Felicity Jones, Eddie Edmayne, Whoopi Goldberg, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Casey Affleck, Emma Stone, Miles Teller, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Bridges, and Robert De Niro.Watch (and love) the hate:Ryan Gosling is not new to mean tweets, and his previous round included a great comeback. Posted February 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneRobert De Niro dropped an f-bomb at the end of his Oscars 2017 mean tweet, but he got one of the kinder notes. Like us on Facebook.
He was previously nominated for his debut feature, the Oscar-winning “Whiplash,” in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Chazelle was long favored to take home the award, after previously winning the Directors Guild Award The four other filmmakers competing for Oscar were: Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”), Mel Gibson (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”), and Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”).The Oscar-winner spent years pitching “La La Land” to various studios, only to have everyone in town turn it down. Like the aspiring Hollywood dreamers in his film, his persistence paid off on Sunday night. Posted February 26, 2017 by Phil PirrelloDamien Chazelle just made Oscar history with his Best Director win.The “La La Land” director is the youngest filmmaker to ever win the Academy Award for this category. (The film was based on a short he directed).
Affleck’s win is also the second Oscar to go to “Manchester by the Sea.” The movie’s writer/director, Kenneth Lonergan, won Best Original Screenplay earlier in the ceremony.The five Best Actor nominees at this year’s Academy Awards were Casey Affleck for “Manchester By the Sea,” Denzel Washington for “Fences,” “Andrew Garfield for “Hacksaw Ridge,” Ryan Gosling for “La La Land,” and Viggo Mortensen for “Captain Fantastic.” Posted February 26, 2017 by Rachel HornerAnd the winner for Best Actor is … Casey Affleck for “Manchester By the Sea.”While Denzel Washington was the front-runner, Affleck surprised (nearly) everyone with his win, upsetting odds makers who’d pegged Washington as all but a sure thing.
The other nominees in the category were: Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”), Ruth Negga (“Loving”), Natalie Portman (“Jackie”), and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”).Stone will next be seen in Netflix’s high-profile series, “Maniac,” and on the big screen in 2017’s tennis bio-pic, “Battle of the Sexes.” In the much-anticipated film, she place tennis legend Billie Jean King. Emma Stone. The “La La Land” star has been the frontrunner for most of awards season, scoring her first nomination and win for the hit original musical, which is also up for Best Picture. Posted February 26, 2017 by Phil PirrelloAnd the 2017 Oscar winner for Best Actress is…