(Paul Giamatti) and hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis). 19.The series, which comes from creators Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, centers on the ongoing power struggle between U.S. Attorney Charles “Chuck” Rhoades Jr. 10 and aired on Showtime on Feb. Posted March 8, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongSo much for suspense.Showtime didn’t leave “Billions” fans guessing whether or not the drama series would return for Season 3. The premium network announced the show’s renewal just three weeks into its sophomore season, THR reports. pic.twitter.com/foq1Qryt6n
— Billions (@SHO_Billions) March 8, 2017The network promised more “drama, betrayal and gamesmanship,” and Showtime Networks President and CEO David Nevins made it sound like the show will only get better as it goes on.”[Season 2] has only whetted our audience’s appetite for what will come,” he said in a statement.We’re ready for it.”Billions,” which also stars Maggie Siff and Malin Akerman, airs Sundays on Showtime at 10 p.m. Season 2 premiered online on Feb. Now that the show has been renewed again, it doesn’t look like their battles will end anytime soon.The drama, betrayal and gamesmanship will continue in Season 3 of #Billions. Since the beginning, they’ve been consistently trying to outmaneuver each other. ET/PT.[via: THR]



“Jurassic World 2” is set to be released in theaters June 22, 2018.Want more stuff like this? Could this be “Lucy,” a character mentioned in casting calls for “Jurassic World 2″? Does she have any connection to the characters from the first film? And is she in an exhibit on Isla Nublar or elsewhere?Very few details are known about the sequel (it doesn’t even have a title yet). Like us on Facebook. Dead dinosaurs? #JW2pic.twitter.com/U7eJRANXgg
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) March 8, 2017A young girl is shown looking at a dinosaur skeleton head in some kind of museum. Plenty of ’em.So excited to show you this!! A first look of the new Jurassic adventure. Posted March 8, 2017 by Kelly Woo”Jurassic World 2” is full of skeletons — dinosaur skeletons.Director J.A. Bayona has revealed the first image from the sequel, and it doesn’t show any living dinosaurs. Bayona takes over from director Colin Trevorrow (who was still involved in the writing), and stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning.



Also, his strength is pretty easily matched with those he finds himself amongst.”The photos also include glimpses of Cate Blanchett’s villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie.And of course, let’s not forget the deliciously bad Loki (Tom Hiddleston):”Thor: Ragnarok” opens in theaters November 3.Want more stuff like this? Posted March 8, 2017 by Kelly WooHey, Thor — nice haircut!The first photos from “Thor: Ragnarok” were released by Entertainment Weekly, which has the upcoming Marvel sequel on its cover. Like us on Facebook. “No one cares what prince or king Thor may have been in another world. And Chris Hemsworth’s Thor is sporting a new shorter ‘do.In the third movie in the “Thor” franchise, the titular character doesn’t just get a new look — he’s also without his hammer, stuck on the super colorful planet Sakaar, where he has to battle his onetime friend, The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), in gladiatorial games.Sakaar is “basically where every wormhole across the universe dumps out its trash, so you get people from all walks of life with all sorts of incredible abilities and powers,” Hemsworth told EW.



— Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) March 8, 2017Also, a brief action shot:More on “The Last Jedi” clip: We saw a shot of an X-wing wobbling mid-air, under attack inside a giant ship. Looked like a wounded bird. — Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) March 8, 2017The teaser also included quick looks at other characters:Also making appearances in “The Last Jedi” footage: Chewbacca, General Leia Organa and Finn. Like us on Facebook. Times reporter Daniel Miller tweeted, revealing what may be Luke’s first words in the film.”Who are you?”We just saw more “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” footage. — Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) March 8, 2017And “epic, exotic” locations:One last thing on the “Last Jedi” footage: We saw all sorts of settings — mountains, oceans, forests, deserts. Posted March 8, 2017 by Kelly WooLuke Skywalker was seen, but not heard, at the very end of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” But don’t worry — he definitely speaks in “The Last Jedi.”Disney shareholders were treated to a snippet of footage from “Episode VIII.” The video started with Rey (Daisy Ridley) handing Luke (Mark Hamill) a lightsaber, and then cut away. Look suitably epic, exotic. 15.Want more stuff like this? In it, Luke asks Rey, “Who are you?” Then we see her deftly handle a lightsaber. — Daniel Miller (@DanielNMiller) March 8, 2017Luke’s question to Rey is interesting, though, as it seemingly disproves fan theories about a previous connection between them (she’s his daughter, or she attended his Jedi academy). It seemed the tease was a joke, but then the preview continued, as L.A. Or maybe he just has a bad memory.”Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters Dec.



But things go terribly awry when the stripper ends up dead, and the bachelorette party soon turns into an episode of “How to Get Away With (Accidental) Murder.”The script is from two “Broad City” writers, and the movie features series star Ilana Glazer as one of the BFFs (Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, and Zoe Kravitz play the others), which is recommendation enough for us!”Rough Night” (previously titled “Rock the Body”) opens in theaters June 16.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Scarlett Johansson certainly hopes so, in the new red-band trailer for “Rough Night.”The movie has shades of “The Hangover,” as Johansson’s bride-to-be and four besties hit Miami for a bachelorette party. As one friend excitedly screams, “There’s going to be so many hot Miami babes, we’re going to be swimming in d—, girl!” They hit the clubs, down shots, snort cocaine, and hire a stripper. Posted March 8, 2017 by Kelly WooWhat happens in Miami, stays in Miami?



Like us on Facebook. Thank you very much. Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, and Jane Fonda looked confused and amused in the audience of Germany’s Goldene Kamera awards when a (pretty bad) Gosling impersonator accepted the “La La Land” star’s award.According to the Daily Mail, the prank was organized by two comedians, Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf, who set up a fake agency and said they could get the real Gosling to appear at the awards show on the condition that he won something. There is a saying in Hamburg, which is, ‘bye, bye!'” The tepid applause afterward showcased the audience’s confusion. The host later returned to the stage to point out the obvious, that that was not the real Gosling after all.Watch a clip:Even that creepy wax figure was a better match for the Gos that this guy. Host Steven Gaetjen sounded excited as he introduced “one of the hottest stars in Hollywood” to accept an award on behalf of “La La Land.”But instead of Gosling, out popped an impersonator, who spoke in a thick German accent to say,
“Good evening, I am Ryan Gosling. I dedicate this award to Joko and Klaas. Posted March 8, 2017 by Gina CarboneHey girl, don’t be fooled by fake Ryan Goslings. Apparently Fake Gos is really a cook from Munich named Ludwig Lehner. At least he had his own moment in the spotlight![via Daily Mail, ETOnline]Want more stuff like this?



I just want to focus on doing what I do as well as I can do it. I felt like we’d make a good team to try to tackle it. Ariana’s a wonderful singer. So as an artist, it’s a bit of a challenge to take on something like that where people already love the original and trying to make your own version that honors the original but is new as well.You just opened your first Broadway show, a production of August Wilson’s “Jitney.” Anything else on your bucket list?No, not really — not that I can think of right now! Television and film are different. And then, acting is something I haven’t prioritized, but if the right things come along, like it did with “La La Land,” then I’ll do it.What’s the appeal for you in taking on a new version of “Beauty and the Beast’s” title song, and how do you feel you and Ariana Grande compliment each other dueting on that song?It’s such an iconic song, and as a singer, it’s like a great challenge to try to remake a song that people already love quite a bit. When I made my album last year, I was trying to make the best album I’ve ever made. 8 for a second season — which introduces historical figures including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass (the latter played by Legend himself), Legend sat down for a roundtable conversation about the show’s future and that amazing 2016 he enjoyed.Being a part of a show like this makes you a student of history. You want to see how bad things got, but you also want to see the possibility of redemption, of hope, of change, of resistance.I think that’s the power of this show is that it shows both the pain and the resistance. Music has been my entrée into producing because a lot of the projects we get involved with, as a film and TV company, have some aspect of music and I get involved in that, as well. There’s some pressure, but it’s not the pressure of having a bunch of video of Frederick Douglass, so I have to sound like Frederick Douglass. There are a lot of things right now. Even when we’re discouraged by current events, we know we have the power to help make change happen.How do you feel about television and film producing and acting vs. Because some things you just cast aside because you’re like, “I don’t have time for all this.” I need to be a good father, and a good husband, and I need to focus on things I really care about in my career, and not do things I don’t really care about, that don’t excite me.But also, especially when I was making the album, it made me think more about what legacy means, what history means, what life means, what death means even. I hope people watch this show and are inspired to study that era of American history. John Legend: All kinds of little things. It wasn’t a long period of time, where I was immersed in it. That song was obviously a really important song, and the film was really important. I was a little older by then. So for me, when we go on tour this year, I want to put on the best tour that I’ve done. Posted March 8, 2017 by Scott HuverJohn Legend is starting to make living up to that lofty last name look easy.On both the personal and the professional front, Legend has been enjoying the kind of moment pop artists aspire to but can often only dream of. It was more a photo and his words. Personally, as a fan, I get more excited about a great television series than a great movie, just because you can immerse yourself in it and binge and follow a story for quite a long period of time, which gives you the opportunity to really dive into the subject, in a way that you can’t really do in a two-hour film.As a fan and even as a producer, the idea of a television series and its impact is fun. So I wasn’t that young. So when Disney reached out to me, I agreed to do it.Was it special to you when you were growing up?I love that song, and I thought the film was great back then. Those are the big concerns. I just don’t want our new president to get us into some stupid war and start a stupid nuclear arms race, or something crazy like that. In learning the history of this time period, what’s been eye-opening for you? So without that context, it’s hard for you to understand what’s happening now.Do you consider your projects, as a producer, and your music part of your personal activism? And she would see things during that time and use those visions to guide her, some of the time.That was an interesting thing I had never heard of, and there are going to be tidbits like that, throughout the season, because we’re basing this on a real life, who was a superhero in American history that meant so much to this movement.And you’re taking on the role of Frederick Douglass yourself.That was pretty easy. What was that, 20 years ago? You have to understand history to understand why that’s a slippery slope and why you don’t want to go down there. It was one day. A possibility of resisting it and moving the world.With the success of “Hamilton,” one of the byproducts was that people were going back and looking at American history.Does it make you hopeful to think that people that will be watching “Underground” might further explore that particular period in American history?I hope so. I always had aspirations of activism. I didn’t know that she was a narcoleptic. And that’s what makes it fun to make is that it’s not just about how bad things were, it’s about the possibility of changing things. With “Underground” returning on Mar. I think that’s what is the saving grace of the show. It’s not even close! That means, to me, that the people still have power. the musical side of your career? I’ve always listened to artists who did that — Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and Paul Robeson — and who used their platform to fight for justice, so I always thought that’s what part of being an artist was, and I still think that’s what it is, for me.That doesn’t mean every song I write is about my activism, but I write about the things I’m interested in, and I’m interested in things I experience myself. I just wanted to deliver in that scene, so we focused on that, but I wouldn’t characterize that as a significant role.Did you have trepidation in playing someone of his historic stature? That’s not the same pressure as someone who’s a 20th century icon where everyone knows what they sound like, knows what they look like, and knows their mannerisms.Can you talk about how emotionally challenging it is to be a part of a project that recreates what many consider the worst aspects of American history?I think the power of the show is that it shows the worst, and it shows the potential to overcome that. No one knows what he sounded like. Shows like “Underground” really help me feel hopeful because you realize that America has been through some terrible times, but the courage and the wherewithal and the organization and the passion of groups like the Underground Railroad and the Abolitionist Movement defied the odds and brought us closer to freedom and justice. I always thought that part of the role of an artist was to tell the truth about what’s happening and the change you want to see. Not because we want to wallow in the misery or the oppression, but because it’s important.When we talk about what’s happening in America now, we talk about the racial divide we still have in America — some of these issues that we’re talking about right now with the police and with race relations, you can’t talk about them if you don’t understand America’s history with race relations, and you can understand America’s history with that unless you understand slavery.So whenever we’re thinking about what’s happening in America now, without context of history, then we’re operating with a handicap, because you have to know what happened before for you to understand what’s happening now.You have to understand what Hitler did, and what FDR did with the internment camps in Japan, for you to understand why it’s dangerous to hear Donald Trump talking about registering all Muslims, and banning all Muslims. This story, you could do a movie about it, but there are so many twists and turns, so much suspense, and so many characters you can explore, that it’s exciting to do a multi-season series.And music is number one. I use the success I’ve gained, in some part, to highlight issues I think are of concern and hopefully galvanize people to make change.What’s at the top of your list right now? But then, there’s whether millions of people will lose health care, whether we’ll continue to work towards ending mass incarceration, whether our schools will continue to improve, whether communities that have been left behind will get the help that they need to advance.There are so many concerns, and my worry is that Trump will be on the opposite side of all those issues of where he should be and where I would like him to be.How are you staying hopeful these days in the face of that? She had been hit in the head pretty traumatically when she was young, and the result of that was that she would just fall asleep randomly. So that’s the standard I want to hold myself to is trying to make the best content I can make, and focus on quality, and the rest will take care of itself.Has being a new father changed the way that you approach music or your production projects? So I was a teenager. Nobody wants to wallow in misery for a five-season series. It shows the struggle and the accomplishment of reaching your goal. In just a couple of weeks, he and Ariana Grande’s newly recorded rendition of “Beauty and the Beast” will appear in Disney’s live action adaption of its animated classic.Also among the past year’s triumphs was Legend’s first foray into executive producing a television series, WGN’s “Underground,” the warmly received scripted drama chronicling the efforts of several characters attempting to escape slavery in the Antebellum South during the Civil War via the secret Underground Railroad. Did you always have aspirations of activism? I wrote more about that on this album than I ever had before. I think it gives you some perspective. After building a monumental career in a relatively short period of time — with major mile markers including multiple platinum records, numerous Grammys, both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Selma’s” “Glory” and a phenomenal mega-hit in the form of “All of Me” — the singer-songwriter has been riding a major wave and adding even more titles — including actor and producer — to his business card.The both appeared in and co-wrote and performed the song “Start a Fire” in the acclaimed and wildly popular film “La La Land”; he produced his first major Broadway production, “Jitney,” as well as Netflix’s Young Barak Obama biopic “Southside With You;” he dropped his sixth album, Darkness and Light; and his high-profile romance with his supermodel/TV host wife Chrissy Teigen remains a “relationship goals” guidepost for many, and they welcomed their first daughter, Luna, into the mix. I think it helps you think about what life means and what you’re trying to do in your life, and what’s important to you, career-wise. You’re going to learn some things about Harriet Tubman this season that are pretty exciting and interesting.



I’m currently in the middle of filming and I need to stay focused on bringing to life this character without judgment, so I decided to remove myself from twitter for the time being.I am very proud of the work everyone has done on this series and I’m excited for people to see how we’ve adapted the story. I engaged politely, diplomatically and attempted to bridge the divide. We have gone to great lengths to represent a diverse cast with an intelligent, socially progressive storyline. It was a very articulate and important speech on representation that I wholly agreed with. and here’s why. https://t.co/w4rVuPtyrH
— Finn Jones (@FinnJones) March 5, 2017This led to a back-and-forth with Asyi, a user based in Singapore/Melbourne, described as Creative Director for @GeeksofColor. But part of the argument on the other side is that most — although not all, as Luke Cage shows — of these lead comic characters were originally written as white guys. — Finn Jones (@FinnJones) March 6, 2017After getting into it with Asyi in a long list of tweets and replies, Jones briefly deleted his social media account. Like us on Facebook. He returned Monday and retweeted a Deadline story that featured his statement explaining why he’s scaling back on Twitter:”There is a huge benefit to engage and help shape conversations on social media, especially when it comes to giving a voice to social matters. This particular mystical martial arts hero would’ve been a fairly easy one to translate into different representation, and some fans are just frustrated that Marvel decided not to go there.@AsyiqinHaron all of us making this show care about about creating a socially.. This is how Danny Rand is meant to look. Asyi too decided to step away from Twitter after the debate with Jones over the race of Iron Fist.The Marvel character is white, as originally written in the comic, so the argument on one side is that the Netflix series is just sticking with the original story. In times, as divisive as these, we need to stay unified, compassionate and understanding in our differences.””Iron Fist” is just the latest major project to be challenged for missing an opportunity to cast non-white actors, following “Doctor Strange,” “The Great Wall,” and “Ghost in the Shell.” “Iron Fist” drops its 13 episodes on Netflix next Friday, March 17.[via: Deadline]Want more stuff like this? Posted March 8, 2017 by Gina CarboneFinn Jones is trying to promote Netflix’s “Iron Fist,” which comes out March 17, while also filming the Marvel/Netflix crossover “The Defenders,” and also defending his character’s whiteness.He decided to scale back, though, after a heated exchange with a tweeter on Sunday.This is the original tweet that started the debate:representation is important. My original intention was to amplify a speech made by Riz Ahmed at the House of Commons. I hope people can watch the show before making judgments. After posting I was inundated by people accusing me of not being allowed to share his voice based on an assumption that our show is going to play into the problems of racial inequality on screen. (Bruce Wayne, Clark Kent, Peter Parker, Tony Stark, Steve Rogers, Bruce Banner, Thor, Scott Lang, Stephen Strange, etc..) Iron Fist would’ve been a chance to take the usual Rich White Guy Heads East To Learn Enlightenment And Skills And Returns Home To Kick Butt and give it to someone actually from the Far East.



1 show on cable by huge margins, its 4.7 rating among adults under 50 was the lowest it’s been since the Season 2 finale March 2012.”Even the previous week’s episode, “Hostiles and Calamities” had better numbers, and it was up against the Oscars. A couple more million have left since then, and the most recent episode — the March 5 Episode 12, “Say Yes” — had the lowest overall viewer numbers since Season 3, and the lowest 18-49 ratings since the Season 2 finale.According to TV by the Numbers, the Sunday at 9 p.m. Sure, there was plenty of competition on March 5, but there always is. on AMC.Want more stuff like this? It’s possible the zombie apocalypse peaked back in Season 5. hour had a viewership of 10.16 million, with a demo rating of 4.7:”‘The Walking Dead’ had its smallest 18-49 rating in nearly five years Sunday night. But still. Posted March 8, 2017 by Gina CarboneMaybe just blame the CGI deer? And without course correction, it may no longer be realistic to think of this show reaching Season 12.”The Walking Dead” Season 7 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. “The Walking Dead” Season 7 has been struggling with viewer retention since the second episode, when nearly five million people suddenly vanished. Like us on Facebook. While it’s still the No. When Season 7 returned from winter hiatus with 12 million viewers and a 5.7 rating, we figured things were looking slightly better for the show, but now it’s barely scraping 10 million on premiere night. And this was an episode that focused on Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), so you can’t argue that it’s because the hour was a standalone ep focusing on minor characters.Fans still love the show, and it’s still the biggest thing on cable, and it’ll pick up more viewers throughout the week and beyond. It doesn’t mean the show is dying — it’s still getting numbers even network shows dream of — but it does suggest TWD fans do not have infinite loyalty or patience.



Did it happen when the kids were in their 30s? That’s even worse, man.)Creator Dan Fogelman told Variety fans will have to be patient when it comes to the exact cause and timing of Jack’s death. But drunk driving? Whether we’re going to be able to continue doing that without the audience ever becoming frustrated — that’s going to be one of our biggest challenges.”I describe it a little like pieces of information flying over the air and we let the audience grab them. Very cryptic.Ventimiglia added this tease to Us Weekly:As for whether the death scene has been filmed yet, Ventimiglia reveals, “No, we’re a ways off,” meaning that it won’t happen in Season 1’s remaining two episodes, given that filming has already wrapped on them.So no death scene in Season 1, although it’s possible we’ll hear more about how it happened in the finale.As much as we want Jack Pearson on our screens forever, we also want the full story of what happened. Was it slow? Did it happen when the kids were younger? We were kinda worried about that. Does that mean season finale vs. Let’s just hope this doesn’t turn into a multi-season mystery, ’cause that’s not really what this show is about and it might start to distract from the bigger picture.The “This Is Us” Season 1 finale airs Tuesday, March 14 at 9 p.m. Where it will be finally all fully revealed, that’s a ways off.”A little ways away? How did it happen? There’s only one episode left to “This Is Us” Season 1, and even though Kate Pearson (Chrissy Metz) just dropped a big hint on how her father Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) died, fans shouldn’t expect to get the full picture in the season finale. We’ll get a lot of that information, but the real story of it will play out not in the near, near future. Ventimiglia already said Jack’s drinking would cloud his judgment and come back to bite him in the ass, and the episode ended with him driving off to Cleveland while still drunk. The second season is going to play out much the same way. It’s not like they’ve been subtle about Jack dying, and we have followed the clues. In terms of seeing the moment where something happened to Jack, that’s a little ways away. It’s not even clear when we’ll get the full picture.In the penultimate episode, Kate told Toby that it’s hard to talk about her father’s death because “It’s my fault.” We don’t know whether it was literally her fault, or if she’s just carrying guilt around for something Jack or others did, because she feels there was something she could’ve done differently, etc. (At least he didn’t cheat on Rebecca with Miguel’s assistant. Was it sudden? Posted March 8, 2017 by Gina CarboneOur hearts can only take so much emotional torture. Like us on Facebook. on NBC.Want more stuff like this? Season 2, or even later? A ways off? “Very few details changed from my initial plan. They’re slowly getting the shape of this big event in the family. He has a plan to answer the questions, but they won’t come in the March 14 season finale.”By the time we get to the end of the season, we’ll have done everything exactly as we set out to do,” Fogleman told Variety.



Stewart said he and Kingsley try to explain they are different people, but that just confuses fans further.[via: Entertainment Weekly]Want more stuff like this? Fans already see the singer when they look at him.Grint told “The Late Late Show” host James Corden it’s now “50/50” when fans stop to talk to him — half think he’s himself, and the other half think he’s Sheeran. He, too, just plays along and helps promote Damon’s movies, as if he’s Damon. That does seem like the best way to handle it. Even singer-songwriter Leo Sayer (“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing”) made the error. Grint, whose new show “Snatch” is debuting March 16 on Crackle, was in Sheeran’s music video for “Lego House”:Sir Patrick Stewart was also on “The Late Late Show” at the same time, and he said he gets mistaken for Sir Ben Kingsley. Like us on Facebook. Mark Wahlberg has spoken out about this, too, saying he’s often confused with fellow Boston boy Matt Damon. I play along.”Come on, people, not all British gingers look the same!The ginger lads do know each other. Posted March 8, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Harry Potter” star Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) doesn’t even need polyjuice potion to turn into Ed Sheeran. “He came up to me and said he loved my music, of course thinking I was Ed.