If you want to follow along to see what happens next, Issue 168 will be out June 7. I am in control of this story after all. Posted May 5, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Walking Dead” creator/writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman has taken the rare step of printing an apology letter after killing off an original character.”Walking Dead” comic book Issue 167 just came out on May 3 and in it — LAST CHANCE FOR A SPOILER ALERT — we see the death of Andrea. I’m sorry to my fans and to myself and to Andrea. But here’s what he wrote on an entire page at the end of the comic:”I’m sorry. Why did she have to die? Some fans are worried that killing comic book Andrea bodes ill for TV show Michonne, but the TV show often “remixes” comic book deaths. I feel like I killed a close friend. These characters are very real to me, and their deaths are upsetting even to me.I had plenty of time to change my mind. The people of Alexandria say their goodbyes to Andrea, and Rick Grimes — her love interest in the comic — gets emotional and struggles to put her down after she turns. I don’t want this. RIP, Andrea. Like us on Facebook. I don’t like this. He ultimately stabs her in the head, then takes comfort with son Carl and the rest of the community.The Andrea of the comic has been around since Issue 2, and it’s a shock to see her gone. Season 8 premieres October on AMC.[via Konbini]Want more stuff like this? But honestly, sometimes it feels like I’m not.This was one of those times. “The Walking Dead” TV show is still way behind in terms of covering the comic book storyline, only on the cusp of Issue 115, the start of All out War. I want to write more stories with her. I had plenty of time to just not do it. The Andrea of the TV show died back in Season 3, but Michonne took on most of her comic book storyline, including as Rick’s love interest. I want to see her and Rick grow old together, watching Carl grow up and have kids of his own.I want that kind of happiness for these characters.”So why did you kill her?! There’s no saying Michonne will meet the same fate, and we certainly hope she doesn’t.Kirkman has killed plenty of characters before — including Glenn in a similar way to how Glenn was killed on the TV show (but as the first and only lineup victim, not the second) — but he doesn’t usually write apology letters. I want Andrea to live. The deaths in this series are never taken lightly, they’re never done with a sense of glee.They weigh on me the same way they weigh on you. She was bitten after saving Eugene from walkers.
that “American Horror Story” Season 7 is expected to premiere right after Labor Day this September on FX.Want more stuff like this? presidential election. Of course, the symbol of the Republican party is an elephant, with a donkey representing the Democratic party. Posted May 5, 2017 by Gina Carbone”American Horror Story” always delivers when it comes to teases, if not the final product, so it’s exciting to see the cycle begin anew.Creator Ryan Murphy has already revealed that the new season, which they start filming in June, will be about the recent U.S. With that in mind, here’s the first tease for Season 7 — a sketch shared on Instagram by Murphy himself:American Horror Story Season 7 tease.A post shared by Ryan Murphy (@mrrpmurphy) on May 5, 2017 at 7:28am PDTInstead of lipstick on a pig, we have lipstick on an elephant. “The themes of American Horror Story have always been allegories.”The cast for AHS7 (no official title has been revealed yet) is said to star usual suspects Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson, and co-star newbies Billie Lourd and Billy Eichner.Murphy told E! Like us on Facebook. So should we read something GOP into this image?Despite the modern political premise, Murphy did recently clarify (via TVLine) that we won’t see Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as characters in Season 7.
Quite a few people would beg to differ. The 10-episode final season of “Bloodline” begins streaming May 26 on Netflix. “Whatever they tell you, don’t believe a word — it’s lies,” a character warns another of the Rayburns. Posted May 5, 2017 by Kelly Woo”We’re not bad people,” Kyle Chandler says in the full trailer for “Bloodline” Season 3. The super-intense trailer hints at the complete collapse of the Rayburns in the third and final season of the Netflix drama. Recall that John killed their brother, Danny, and Kevin and sister Meg (Linda Cardellini) helped cover it up.Marco, by the way, was once engaged to Meg, so this is a seriously messed-up family. “But we did a bad thing.”Just the one? Chandler’s John Rayburn gets a call from younger brother Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz), who has just bashed in the head of detective Marco because he knew too much about their murderous misdeeds.
(If Nolan kills off the former One Direction star, we will never hear the end of it!)”Dunkirk” tells the real-life story of how civilians rushed in to save 400,000 stranded Allied soldiers during one of the fiercest battles of the war.In voiceover we hear (we assume) Kenneth Branagh (who plays a grim-faced naval commander) say: “What has happened is a colossal military disaster… we shall go on to the end. Posted May 5, 2017 by Sharon KnolleA new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama “Dunkirk” is here and it looks incredibly tense, with soldiers stranded on the beach and facing overwhelming firepower — and Harry Styles nearly drowning! We shall never surrender.”We also get good glimpses of “Bridge of Spies” Oscar winner Mark Rylance, who’s one of the civilians who pilot their boats into the war zone to rescue stranded troops, and Cillian Murphy as one of the sailors he rescues, who then refuses to go back to the battle lines.We get much briefer a look at Tom Hardy as a pilot and James D’Arcy as an officer who doubts the use of the civilian forces.Here’s the full trailer for the movie, which opens July 21.
I think it makes the show funnier because you know we’re not afraid to go there, you know we’re not afraid to deal with it.”See Crews whole interview with HipHollywood below:[Via People] As far as dealing with such a serious subject on a comedy, Crews explained, “In comedy, the tougher the subject matter, the funnier it could possibly be. Posted May 5, 2017 by Sharon KnolleTerry Crews says that this week’s episode of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” in which his character is stopped for no apparent reason by a white cop, is based on his own real-life experience of being racially profiled.In an interview with HipHollywood, the athlete-turned-actor says the incident happened to him when he was still playing in the NFL. “A few years ago, I was on a flight from Chicago to San Diego and I was pulled off the flight by the police in front of everybody,” Crews recalled. Terry eventually has it out with the cop who pulled a gun on him, who apologizes for not recognizing he was a fellow cop sooner, but not for profiling him. the asked for an autograph! When you look at the great comedians — George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle — they never shied away from heavy, serious subjects. He’s disappointed in Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher), who urges him not to report the incident because it might hurt his career. Simply because I bought my ticket with cash.” (John Boyega recently shared he had similar problems when flying to LA from London.)
Once Crews established that he was a football player on his way to sign his contract, the officers relented…. “Pulled off, yanked off, standing in the jetway with the police officers because they thought I was a drug dealer. “All I could think about was ‘What if I wasn’t a football player?'” Crews said.”In the episode, titled “Moo Moo,” Terry’s character, Detective Terry Jeffords, is profiled by a white cop (guest star Desmond Harrington).
But you gotta admit that it would be great TV, right?”When Sarah returned with Kristoff, Michael took off the character’s head and got Bell to sing, “Do You Want To Build a Snowman” but with new lyrics: “Do you want to be his prom date…. to find a guy dressed like Kristoff.As soon as the women dashed out the front door, Bell leveled with the audience that it was all a set-up: “Sarah’s high school prom is coming up in a few weeks and one of her classmates, a guy named Michael, asked her to help ‘prompose’ to her.” The other girl, an actress, “is probably halfway home by now,” Bell said as we watched Sarah find a guy wearing a giant Kristoff head.Bell admitted that the two had never even gone on a date before and that, “This could all go terribly wrong. She then sent them out to Hollywood Blvd. Posted May 5, 2017 by Sharon KnolleTaking over for Jimmy Kimmel last night, Kristen Bell announced, “I’m in charge tonight, so I can do whatever I want.” That ended up being a “promposal,” a la her hit movie “Frozen.”First, Bell picked two audience members “at random” to play a game called “The Fast and the Frozenest.” Zoe was dressed as Elsa and Sarah as Anna — “the better one,” Bell joked. if you say no, he’ll have to take his Mom!” Fortunately, Sarah said yes.Watch the whole promposal here:Jimmy Kimmel is taking the rest of the week off after announcing Monday night that his newborn son is recovering from heart surgery.
You want a scoop right? The first time I met them was at the table read and I was like, “Hi I’m the new one and I’m French.” I was kind of freaking out during the reading. This is so cool!You have a lot of scenes with Dave Bautista, who plays Drax. It’s so cute!Obviously, the cast had already made one movie together. But no! At some point, they talked about making my eyes bigger in the computer but I’m thankful that they didn’t.So you had an idea of what you would look like?Yes. But there’s some prosthetics and they made it look like my skin with the beginning of the antennae. She was orange.]”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. She also gets some of the movie’s very best lines. I really had an amazing time. I had a different skin color.What color?It’s a Marvel secret. When you finally saw what Mantis looked like, what was your reaction?Klementieff: Oh, it was incredible. You don’t know these people. That’s it.I imagine that, between the make-up and the spaceships and everything, it’s easier to get into character, too.Well, there isn’t that much make-up, actually. He wasn’t at the table read, but I had such an incredible time with him. There was actually a guy whose job it was to eye drops in my eyes every 15 minutes. No no no! Then I had a callback with her and James. On set, the guys who did the CGI, who are incredible by the way, they came to set and they showed me on the computer how it would look; all the evolution.Did they show you your eyes?Not my eyes, because my eyes were contact lenses.That was you?Yeah, it’s my eyes! No. That means her performance’s power lies in the moments when she’s saying some of Gunn’s pithy dialogue and when she’s being perfectly still, staring out from behind her giant, contact lens-covered eyes.I recently got to sit down with a much less buggy Klementieff in Los Angeles to talk about achieving the look of Mantis, how scared she was to work with different directors on “Avengers: Infinity War,” and what it’s like being the newest Guardian of the frickin’ Galaxy (only we didn’t use “frickin'”).Moviefone: The last time I saw you was on the set of the movie, more than a year ago. Of course when I looked at myself in the mirror, with the big contact lenses, it was like, “Okay, this is weird.” The contact lenses are the biggest contact lenses because they block out your whole eye. He’s so cool and down-to-Earth and funny, and I asked him so many questions about his past movies because, of course, because he is a legend. Chris Pratt is the nicest person, I’m sure you know that. He’s such a genius and he has such a vision. It’s crazy right? They did an amazing job, it’s not like it’s easy for the make-up artists. Posted May 5, 2017 by Drew TaylorSure, James Gunn’s wildly entertaining (and just plain wild) “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. It went well!In that your character will be interacting with others from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. [Editor’s note: Bautista told me. No.You are a Guardian now.Yeah! And with the make-up, it makes my eyes look bigger. Did he give you any pointers or talk you through that? He’s not an actor. But they [the RussoBrothers] are great, too. One of her powers is that she is empathic, meaning she can pick up on what people are feeling and sense certain psychic vibrations before they ever manifest themselves. No. It’s a full-time job! But they were all so welcoming. He would tell me stories and I’d say, “Oh really?” But he’s so normal. But I loved the Marvel movies. It was my dream to one day be in a Marvel movie. We had the premiere yesterday and it was surreal. When I got the part it was like, Is this really happening? I’m a Guardian of the Galaxy! Dave is such a gentleman and so sweet and amazing. But at the time, I had on different make-up, they tried some different stuff. There’s beauty make-up. A lot of people came up to me and said, “Can I get your picture? 2” is out now (in every corner of the galaxy). So you have a weird tunnel vision. And I had a screen test with Dave as Drax, in full make-up. Did you really feel like a superhero?It was incredible, to see all of these franchises together on set was really crazy.Can you talk about initially landing the role?Well, I did an audition with the casting director, who is amazing. James wanted Mantis to look bug-like. And I’m so excited that James Gunn is going to write and direct the third movie. Did you know about this character before you signed on?To be honest, I don’t really read comic books. It’s not nice. And Karen Gillan is my friend now and she’s so cool. I didn’t know what to expect. And then, of course, and when the first trailer came out that was when I saw it completely finished. So maybe there’s going to be some annoying people. Of course they did amazing make-up with the big eyelashes but for me it wasn’t a huge amount of make-up. James said, “You know you can call me whenever.” And I called him. I’m just pinching myself. And with CGI they add the antennae. It’s just about being sincere. It was my dream to have superpowers and, actually, to be an alien I thought would be so cool. You had the green dots on your forehead. You just listen to each other and you do the scene and you just have to try and have fun. I’m not like “let’s talk about the character,” either. He has to turn them and pop them to let your eyes breathe.Was it uncomfortable?Yes, it was uncomfortable. Can you imagine someone else directing that?But you have someone else directing you in “Avengers: Infinity War.”Yes, but I was so scared of that, too! He’s the best.Are you a fan of comic books? Sean Gunn, also, who [stands in for] Rocket on set, and he’s an incredible actor, too.And you get to hang out with Kurt Russell, too.Yes! Someone else directing it? But, at the same time, the character is uncomfortable, too, so why not? You’re just sincere. But there are also a bunch of instantly engaging new characters, among them Ego (Kurt Russell), the living planet father of Pratt’s Star-Lord (don’t ask) and Mantis (Pom Klementieff), Ego’s right-hand (or is it right-pincher?) woman.Klementieff, a beautiful and otherworldly-looking French actress, gives Mantis a childlike sense of playfulness and hidden vulnerability. Was it intimidating to join that group?At first, yes. It’s just simple. At first it was like, I don’t know if I can play this character with someone else. With the light it’s so cute and the detail — it’s so feathery and moving. It’s not like she feels so amazing in her own skin. Zoe is amazing. Is this real life?What was the reaction to your character last night?People loved her. 2″ features all of your favorite cast members, returning for a second go around (Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, the list goes on). Yes of course! I loved your character.” So I was like, yay!
It was one of well-being. In his answer—in the practiced manner he delivered it—I could tell this was an issue he had to address with many patients, a shame that adults in particular may have in seeking non-essential treatment. What Vaz discovers is that the act of writing each story can be a vital exploration about the nature of truths you might not even know you carried. The orthodontist gave an answer that was immediately empathetic: This wasn’t a superficial concern. Now, twenty years later, I’ve sorely regretted my lack of diligence. The easiest thing would have been to dismiss him out-of-hand. It reminded me of how I find myself addressing student writers (of all ages) who are often reluctant to write about themselves—they believe they have led ordinary lives that would bore others. Also this month in the Glimmer Train bulletin:
Why I Shouldn’t Be a Writer by Courtney Knowlton
How to “Write Science” Without Becoming a Lecturer by Stefani Nellen
Daily Momentum: A Little Progress Goes a Long Way by Andrew Roe But I asked him if this was indeed what he wanted to write about—he did—so I asked him to tell me more about that night. Photo credit: Darron Birgenheier via Visualhunt / CC BY-SA
When I was a teenager, I had braces, but quickly stopped wearing my retainer after the braces came off. Read the entire essay. In an essay at Glimmer Train, writer Katherine Vaz tackles this issue in part, when she discusses an assignment that is given to every student at her university: to write about “the most important thing ever to happen to me.” Immigrants may have breathtaking and heartbreaking stories, she notes, but what about the average student, a “So Cal surfer guy”? [One student] wrote that the most important thing ever to happen to him was…the night he and his pals got drunk and knocked down the mailboxes in the neighborhood. So I visited an orthodontist for a consultation, and sheepishly alluded to my vanity-oriented goals. Vaz asks:
What’s the nature (or even the point) of truth-telling here? It turns out that teeth have a long memory about where they used to be, and wander back to their original starting position.