Are they looking down at King Jon Snow and planning to take over?The Hound is back. Posted April 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneThank the gods, old and new, for the 15 sexy as bleep photos HBO just released to promote “Game of Thrones” Season 7.The photos show most of our favorites in action, from Dany in brand new Westerosi attire to Tormund once again giving Brienne THAT look. We live.Send a raven. She came to rule, whether she starts her reign in King’s Landing or not. — and what is she doing?These two. The ice to Dany’s fire. We’ve heard she and Grey Worm have some fun at some point this year. Will he reunite with Sansa Stark, and/or Arya Stark, and/or Brienne?Queen Cersei Lannister still rules the Seven Kingdoms from the Iron Throne and — despite that odd look Jaime gave his twin in the Season 6 finale — Jaime is still by her side.Speaking of Arya Stark, here she is. Meera Reed and Bran are suffering out there in the cold, but we’ll need the wisdom and visions of the new Three-eyed Raven in the Great War against the White Walkers.Look at our gorgeous Queen Dany. Is he being taken to The North? Sam is continuing his training at the Citadel while Gilly now knows enough to help him with his research.It has sucked to be Bran Stark since the end of the pilot episode, but now they don’t even have Hodor to help drag him around. Ahem.Varys ended Season 6 joining Team Dany and now here he is, looking wary — as one of her advisers?Tyrion is Dany’s Hand of the King but he does not look pleased in this outdoor photo, standing in front of her army.”Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres Sunday, July 16 on HBO.Want more stuff like this? He’s the reluctant ruler of the North, as decided for him by still another group of people in the Season 6 finale. He tried to give the North to Sansa, but nope. There’s Littlefinger in the background, glancing over at Sansa and planning his next move.Dany’s loyal sidekick, Missandei, is still with her — in her own Westerosi attire — in Season 7. See them all: https://t.co/jCVym1eicIpic.twitter.com/LGE5GZ42Vu
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) April 20, 2017Here’s a breakdown of each pic:• Above, you can see Daenerys Targaryen and her crew — Missandei, Tyrion Lannister, Varys, and Grey Worm.Here are Tormund and Brienne, reuniting at last for more ogling.Petyr Baelish and Sansa Stark look like they’re plotting from Winterfell. Love love love. Behold the first official photos from #GoTS7. He’s surrounded by soldiers, although he does not seem to be in fighting mode himself. This looks like a shot straight out of the Season 6 finale, when Lyanna Momont spoke up to suggest Jon as King in the North. He can’t get a rest.Ser Davos is so Team Jon he even pushed for Melisandre to bring Jon back from the dead — something he never asked her about for all of the other dead people he knew, including King Stannis and his own children.All Hail the Mini Queen! Like us on Facebook. She looks like she’s already listening to an audience at her own court. But where is she — some kind of pub? Can’t wait to see how she takes control.Here he is: King Jon Snow.

OUAT airs Sundays at 8 p.m. Posted April 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneGoodbye, Dark Swan; hello, happy, glowing White Swan Bride walked down the aisle by both parents. on ABC.Want more stuff like this? (Sniff.)The May 7 musical episode of “Once Upon a Time” Season 6 is also the hour when our Savior Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) marries Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), and Entertainment Weekly got the first photo from the episode.The image shows Emma walked down the aisle by both Dad Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) and Mom Snow White. As Horowitz teased, “Weddings on the TV series ‘Once Upon a Time’ traditionally are fraught with unexpected circumstances. It airs May 7. Like us on Facebook. (Ginnifer Goodwin said Snow White would be something of a “bridezilla mom” about the wedding.) Meanwhile, Emma’s son Henry (Jared Gilmore) is off to the side, next to adopted Mom Regina (Lana Parrilla), holding his storybook.”Once” co-showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis told TVLine they want this wedding to be intimate and show “a real milestone in Emma’s growth.” They’re also hoping to make some fans cry, which will definitely happen. However, we should also expect some surprises. And this is no different.”Season 6, Episode 20, “The Song in Your Heart,” will have seven original songs, sung by many cast members.

We’ll stay tuned for more teases as the months go by.Want more stuff like this? The Season 8 premiere is also the 100th episode of the series, so it’s meant to be extra special.Without spoiling anything, Riggs teased some “good” stuff ahead:just finished reading 801 of twd and oooo man it’s good
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) April 19, 2017He also shared something a bit surprising — that the time between the finale airing and getting the premiere script for the new season is his favorite time of year. The new season will start airing on AMC in October. This tweet from TWD executive producer Gale Anne Hurd may be a hint on that:We Hope You Ship Carl & Enid, These TWD Stars Are Getting Way More Screen Time! Katelyn Nacon — who plays Carl’s zombie apocalypse girlfriend, Enid — just got bumped up to series regular, which probably means good things for her relationship with Carl. https://t.co/jfY0nmvKgz via @creators Congrats @KatelynNacon
— Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) April 19, 2017It may also mean good things for Enid’s continued relationship with adopted mom Maggie (Lauren Cohan), also making her the most likely future babysitter for both Baby Gleggie and Baby Judith, wherever Judith happens to be.”The Walking Dead” usually films from early May to late November/early December, with the first big trailer coming out in July at Comic-Con. But that time is over for this year.Andrew Lincoln has already hyped the 100th episode, expecting it to be one of the greatest ever, picking up directly from the Season 7 finale’s declaration of All Out War. Like us on Facebook. In that brief span of not quite a month, he and the fans are on the same (blank) page:

but tbh the coolest part of every year for me is between the airing of the season finale and getting the first script of the new season
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) April 19, 2017mainly bc i get to speculate with fans on what will happen without any bias
— chandler riggs (@chandlerriggs) April 19, 2017Yeah, he doesn’t have to lie or be evasive to avoid spoilers, he can just guess like the rest of us. Posted April 20, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Walking Dead” Season 8 will soon start filming, and cast members like Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) are just getting their scripts for the first episode.

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— Danai Gurira (@DanaiGurira) April 14, 2017
The all-star “Black Panther” cast includes Michael B. Like us on Facebook. #ThatsaWrap.”Here are more recent posts from Boseman:Looked so good I ate my own face. 2,” also got to see some early “Black Panther” footage. Ali #BlackPantherpic.twitter.com/eUE4Q762eW
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) March 8, 2017Danai Gurira, who plays Okoye, head of the all-female special forces of Wakanda, wrapped her role earlier this week and shared a cast/crew photo:

Just wrapped @theblackpanther yesterday. #BlackPanther
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— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) April 19, 2017How I arrive to set every day. Jordan as a Wakandan exile who wants to overthrow T’Challa; Martin Freeman as Everett K. That footage has yet to be made available to the public, but we’re on standby for more official releases, including a trailer this summer (maybe during Comic-Con).Boseman has been sharing some set photos, and today he celebrated the end of filming in a photo with co-star Lupita Nyong’o (who plays Nakia, a special forces bodyguard and T’Chala’s love interest), along with director Coogler, and actor Sydelle Noel.We did it, We did it. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.”Black Panther” was shot in Atlanta and South Korea, and is scheduled for release in theaters on February 16, 2018.Want more stuff like this? #WakandaForever#BlackPantherpic.twitter.com/6b04ocGLzc
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) April 20, 2017Noel retweeted the post, writing, “Yes, we did! #BlackPanther#BTSpic.twitter.com/lpJ1KzlbLu
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) April 14, 2017″Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – M. …and making history. Ross of the Joint Counter Terrorism Center; Angela Bassett as T’Challa’s mother; plus Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, and Sterling K. Thanks to @auragin & DJ Juda – and who knew Martin Freeman could play drums?! Sweet Toothed Panther. #Wakandaforever! Love these wonderful people I got to share this journey with. Brown.Here’s the official movie synopsis from Marvel:”Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. Posted April 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneAnd that’s a wrap for Marvel’s “Black Panther.” Chadwick Boseman’s highly anticipated solo film, directed by Ryan Coogler, has finished principal photography for its 2018 release.Boseman debuted T’Challa/Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” and the critics who got to see an advance screening of the next Marvel Cinematic Universe film, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.

Posted April 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneIf you happen to be spending Springtime in Paris, keep an eye out for Henry Cavill. (Are they about to jump off something?) There’s no official word yet on Cavill’s role, or what Cruise’s Ethan Hunt and Ferguson’s Ilsa Faust will be up to this time.Here’s more from the filmmakers:Ilsa’s back…A post shared by Christopher McQuarrie (@christophermcquarrie) on Apr 14, 2017 at 6:24pm PDT…A post shared by Christopher McQuarrie (@christophermcquarrie) on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:23am PDT…A post shared by Christopher McQuarrie (@christophermcquarrie) on Apr 17, 2017 at 2:56pm PDTHi Everyone! He’s running around out there — literally running, since he’s training for the Durrell Challenge while filming “Mission: Impossible 6.” DC’s Superman is a new addition to the M:I world, joining Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and director Christopher McQuarrie as they film the sixth movie in the franchise for its 2018 release.Filming started earlier this month, with Tom Cruise almost immediately up on a roof for a stunt. Far more beautiful than I remember in fact. #Paris #DurrellChallenge #CookieDusterA post shared by Henry Cavill (@henrycavill) on Apr 15, 2017 at 1:18pm PDTKal practising his hero pose #NoseNeighbourA post shared by Henry Cavill (@henrycavill) on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:30am PDT…A post shared by Christopher McQuarrie (@christophermcquarrie) on Apr 19, 2017 at 1:09pm PDTVing Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Alec Baldwin are all expected to return to M:I6 as well. As you can see, I’m here in beautiful Paris. I’m back! Which is a good thing because the Durrell Challenge is just around the corner. Like us on Facebook. The action film is currently scheduled for release July 27, 2018.Want more stuff like this? How’re you all doing with your running? Both McQuarrie and Cavill have kept fans up-to-date with beautiful Parisian photos to remind us that they are living the dream out there while we’re doing whatever we’re doing.The photo at top (in full below) with the director, Cruise, and Cavill shows the actors geared up for some kind of night stunt. So much so that its been inspiring me to get out and about and do as much running as possible.

Lifetime renewed “Project Runway” for at least three more seasons, with PR Season 16 expected later this year.Want more stuff like this? But Sean Kelly is from Wellington, NZ, so it’s nice to give a shoutout to a local boy.Tim Gunn is always pretty candid — about the Kardashians, fashion trends, how the fashion industry has let down women over size 12. It was a breath of fresh air that dramatically contrasted with the main show melodrama.Gunn told the NZ site that his favorite season was the one that Sean Kelly won — Season 13 — “because there were no games, there was no unnecessary drama and all the designers wanted to do was create the best work possible.” Gonna have to disagree with that argument, since there was plenty of drama with Korina and Char, and Char staying on the show past other designers (like Korina and Emily) who produced stronger work. I find it to be very unprofessional and offensive.”He’s not done, though. Posted April 20, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Project Runway” mentor Tim Gunn was open about how much he “hated” “Project Runway” Season 14, but he’s not done criticizing the Lifetime series — and he’s making some good points.Gunn said he’s “sick” of the “mean-spirited” regular season judges, and dramatic designers who just “want to be TV characters.” Gunn put the show on blast while promoting “Project Runway: Junior” to New Zealand news site stuff.co.nz, saying he loves the “Junior” series and its judges — and wishes the main show was more like the spinoff.”I’d had very, very little experience working with younger people but I have to tell you, I love it so much that if I had to choose between regular Runway and Project Runway Junior, I would choose Junior in a heartbeat.”He praised “Junior” judges Christian Siriano, Hannah Jeter, Aya Kanai, and Kelly Osbourne:”They listen, they take responsibility for their actions, they’re not blaming anyone else, they are very professional in their behavior and their decorum, and they’re not backbiting or being snarky or nasty about things.”(UNLIKE THOSE OTHER JUDGES.)Here’s how he feels about the main PR judges, Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Zac Posen:”I am sick of our regular season judges and their attempts to outwit each other and come up with a remark they think is adorable and cute but which is, in fact, piercing and mean-spirited. Like us on Facebook. He’s also upset with the regular season designers:”I have to say this – the adults, some of them, they want to be TV characters and once they arrive it would appear that that’s why they’re really there.”He’s right. This has been a steady complaint from fans for a long time — especially when “Junior” showed up with polite, mature, drama-free designers. I don’t like it.

“Mall Cop” has a 33 percent RT rating (and an Audience Score of 43 percent), vs the 31 percent for “Passengers.” “Passengers” has a “B” on Cinemascore, though, which does show that fans liked it more than critics. I personally think the movie is very good, I’m very proud of it. But to each his own.Want more stuff like this? It did, it really did. Posted April 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneChris Pratt’s new film “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. It was definitely a lesson. I was really caught off guard by that. “Passengers” had a reported budget of $110 million and made $100 million in its domestic release, and just shy of $200 million overseas for a total just under $300 million.Meanwhile, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel (out in theaters May 5) will probably break some box office records and get very high ratings from both critics and fans. It is what it is and I’m proud of it.”Pratt added that the movie “did just fine” to make money back for the studio. […] But the critical score was disproportionately negative compared to the Cinemascore. It got the same rating on Rotten Tomatoes as ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop,’ maybe worse.”Yep, worse. I’ll be curious to see if it holds up — the criticism and the movie. 2″ is enjoying massive early acclaim, which is in stark contrast to his last film, “Passengers.” The pitch of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence in a romantic sci-fi action movie — it seemed like a can’t miss, and Pratt even praised “Passengers” as “maybe the best script I had ever read.” So when the movie came out, and critics hated it, and fans only kinda liked it, it was a surprise for everyone.”Passengers” currently has a 31 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an Audience Score higher at 64 percent. He hesitated, then answered:”Yeah. Like us on Facebook. Many critics called out a key aspect of the plot as creepy, stalking, and even Stockholm Syndrome.Variety asked Pratt if criticism of the film surprised him. So I’ll just stop talking. (But “Passengers” initially looked like a potential blockbuster, so even a B is kinda disappointing.)However, Pratt is not angling to get into a fight over this, telling Variety: “I never want to be in a situation where I’m blaming critics for not liking a movie.

Can you talk about what movies you were inspired by and how Scorsese became attached?”The Friends of Eddie Coyle” was a big one for me, just the coldness and the stripped structure and the harshness of it. It’s great fun, in the grungiest way possible, starting out as stately and mannered before descending into hellish depravity. Being such a film fan it’s really the pinnacle of fandom to get to chat with Scorsese. It was more you do a take based on the script and you do a take that you can put back into your own words. It was all very deliberate in the way that it was made.Brie Larson told me there was still a degree of improvisation you allowed with the actors. It’s more about interpersonal relationships of characters in the moment. You are just reduced to surviving. Was it hard to juggle the more technical stuff with what you were trying to do with the characters?Yes. Not particularly. You didn’t mention this project but you always have a long list of things you’re going to get to. It’s the fact that you go from being a person with a future who is thinking about their holiday and has their mortgage to pay and is thinking about the girl they want to go out with in one minute and then in the next minute they’re crawling around on the ground going, “Am I going to live through the next 30 seconds?” That is not a position where you start remembering things that happened in the past or becoming introspective. It’s interesting. The film is set in a single location (a ramshackle warehouse in Boston), and features a host of colorful underworld types (played by, amongst others, Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy, and Brie Larson) as they fight, shoot, and curse at each other. Because it was much more flying cameras and steadicams and techno-cranes and all of those things that weren’t likely to appear in a ’70s film because they weren’t invented. It’s not improvisation; it’s more paraphrasing than it was just letting people make stuff up. But another film that was influential, which wasn’t a ’70s film, was “Evil Dead 2” (photo above). That was the road to it.You’ve talked about how it was inspired by movies from the ’70s and you even have Martin Scorsese on as an executive producer. And Scorsese I met through my agent and I knew that he’d liked “Kill List” because he’d done interviews and mentioned it. Like all other of Wheatley’s films, it’s got a nasty subversive streak, too. I thought, Well, I’ll use that as my in to see if I can get a meeting. There’s a lot of planning that has to go into it. It’s mainly practical effects. Posted April 20, 2017 by Drew TaylorIf you’ve seen any of British filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s movies, then you know to expect the unexpected. It became more apparent as we were making it, but that level of swinging the camera around and the slapstick elements of it. And there had been another script that was about close-quarter combat stuff that I’d done which was more of a psychedelic thing. So I thought there’d be a story in there. So that could be a lot looser. And I think the psychedelic stuff ended up being “Field in England” and there are elements of “Free Fire” in “Field of England” as well, to a degree. It’s kind of what happens in a way situation or even in the current news cycle, where in one minute there’s a fact that in the next second means something completely different, and no one can remember how we got here.One movie we did talk about back in 2012 is “Freakshift.” Are you excited about getting Armie involved and finally shooting?Yeah, man. You want to have an environment where people are ready and willing to risk stuff.Did you have all of these characters’ back-stories worked out, and what all of their relationships were before they end up at the warehouse?Yeah, totally. When I listen to the performers tell me the back-story they’ve made up for their characters, I just say, “Yeah, OK, I have no idea what you’re talking about.” But it doesn’t matter. There’s hardly any CG in the whole film. You make a lot of decisions early on in terms of the setting of the explosives into walls and pillars and all of that stuff. Because they’re all on their feet and there’s no pyrotechnics and stuff. That’s the thing that made me interested in the project. And that if you read this transcript it’s incredible how messy and chaotic the whole thing is, and how sharply in contrast that is to how Hollywood movies treat this kind of situation. Shutting people down and telling them their ideas are no good is not the recipe for happy performances. I’m kind of glad I didn’t make it back then, because I’ve got so much more experience now and I think it would be an overwhelmingly complicated movie to make straight after “Kill List.” But it’s great that it’s finally getting there.”Free Fire” opens Friday. This movie doesn’t glamorize shootouts or gunplay; Wheatley makes sure you feel every bullet.So it was a real thrill to get to talk to Wheatley about “Free Fire,” its unlikely inspiration, and his next film — a monster mash called “Freakshift” (starring Hammer and Alicia Vikander) that I last spoke to him about way back in 2012.The last time I talked to you was back in 2012. It’s amazing. In a lot of ways, it’s about reduction of character not about the expansion of it. But it had been bubbling around for a long time. I want to see what they’ve got, whatever they’ve got, and if we’ve got the time to shoot it, we’ll do it. So I went and met with him and we spent a couple of hours chatting and it went on from there.With this movie, you move away from the slicker elements of action filmmaking but still have to keep things in mind, like geography and spatial relationships. And that’s just dangerous and difficult and time-consuming. It was realizing that it was possible for highly trained people to have a close-quarter battle for quite some time and miss quite a lot. We were making it and thinking, This is more [Sam] Raimi than it is the cooler end of ’70s stuff. But how relevant that is to the film? But it originally came from reading a transcript of a shootout in Miami that the FBI had done. “No” is not something I say to actors. The director, who started his career with the charming crime comedy “Down Terrace,” has made a handful of films, each different than the last, from psyche-scrambling horror movie “Kill List” to pitch-black dark comedy “Sightseers” to psychedelic historical drama “A Field in England” to gonzo literary adaptation “High-Rise.” (He also, it should be noted, directed two wildly ambitious episodes of “Doctor Who” at the start of Peter Capaldi’s run.)His latest film (opening this week) is “Free Fire,” and acts as his take on the 1970s American crime thriller. Was that important for you?The thing is, when they’re talking, which is the first third of the film, that stuff is easy to handle. When did you start thinking about “Free Fire”?I think “Free Fire” was written after “Sightseers,” if I remember.

In addition, throughout the summer, I’m teaching a series of online classes with the Authors Guild on the following topics—all free to members. I’m delighted to announce that   I’ve been working with The Authors Guild on the creation and release of their new resource guide on self- and e-publishing,   available for free to active members. You may be wondering: how does one qualify to be a member of The Authors Guild? The guide is roughly 40,000 words and covers the following areas:

Evaluating what publishing help you need
Understanding the service landscape and most commonly used services
Finding the right   assistance (agents, freelancers, hybrid companies)
Setting up a small press   and other administration
Producing and selling print and ebook editions
Learning the ins and outs of ebook files and metadata
Marketing and promoting your work—in traditional ways as well as digital-first methods

Learn more at The Authors Guild site. Fortunately, in recent years, the guild has rolled out additional   membership categories so that all types of writers are welcome to join. I may be biased given my partnership with the Guild, but now is a great time to join! (If you’re not a member, registration is $49 per class.)

Best practices for author websites and blogs
Email marketing 101 for writers
Social media for authors: how to make it worth your time
Self-publishing 101
The basics of marketing and promoting your work online

Learn more and register. Even non-members can get a sample chapter for free. Learn more. The Authors Guild has recently amped up all of its author education resources, and is extending its writers’ resource library with an excellent range of business information. These include:

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Professional memberships ($125/year) are available to self-published authors and freelance writers who have earned at least $500 in the last 18 months from writing.

At the time, the sequel was expected to premiere in 2016, but the year came and went without it hitting our TVs. We’ll see if fans still feel the magic when “Life-Size 2″ finally premieres.[via: Deadline] She’ll again play Eve, a doll brought to life by a young girl trying to bring back her late mother. Alas.”Life-Size” first aired on ABC before moving to Disney Channel. The girl, Casey, was portrayed by Lindsay Lohan in the original, but so far, Lohan doesn’t seem to be returning for the sequel. Posted April 19, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe “Life-Size” sequel is a go!Back in December 2015, Tyra Banks confirmed that she’d appear in a follow-up to the 2000 television movie. The “Life-Size 2” is still coming, though; it is now targeting a December 2018 debut, Deadline reports.Banks is still attached to the project, both as its star and as an executive producer. The follow-up, on the other hand, will air on Freeform, which skews toward an older audience, including the demographic that grew up watching the original on the Disney Channel.

Shove your face out like you’re trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car,” he told Colbert.It definitely isn’t an easy face to make, let alone hold for the duration of an entire “SNL” sketch, we’d imagine. ET/PT. Posted April 19, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongAlec Baldwin’s infamous Donald Trump impersonation just hasn’t gotten old.The actor appeared “The Late Show” Tuesday night, and host Stephen Colbert couldn’t help but ask him about his popular “Saturday Night Live” role. Baldwin shared that strangers always stop to thank him for his Trump impression while he is out and about in New York, to the point that it’s “eerie.”Watch the full interview below, beginning around 1:00. Baldwin described his Trump as “totally a caricature,” and explained the strange ways he has to contort his face while in character.”Left eyebrow up, right eyebrow down. Still, people love it. Colbert and Baldwin start talking the “SNL” version of Trump around 3:15.”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m.

I bet he has more people who love his show then those who complained. Some people were pretty gleeful, including a couple of celebrities.A WIN for Women & the Men who Respect them. His 8 p.m. — Charlyn Walter (@charlyn_walter) April 19, 2017After what just happened to Bill O’reilly, I hope every advertiser that boycotted the Factor will likewise be boycotted by the viewers! (O’Reilly has denied these claims.) However, the situation changed after more than 50 advertisers stepped away from his show and activism groups called on 21st Century Fox to sever ties with O’Reilly.The pressure didn’t come from just one side, though. Yet, that wasn’t enough to save his job; the company said Wednesday that 21st Century Fox and O’Reilly “agreed” that he wouldn’t return.O’Reilly may have agreed, but he clearly wasn’t happy about it. Posted April 19, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe Bill O’Reilly era at Fox News is over, but the controversy continues.Fox News announced Wednesday in a statement that the now-former “O’Reilly Factor” host would not be returning from vacation in the wake of numerous sexual harassment allegations coming to light. The network initially stuck with O’Reilly after an April 1 New York Times report revealed he had paid $13 million in settlements to five women who had accused him of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior since 2002. #DisgustingMen
— #RemoveTrump (@France4Hillary) April 19, 2017When Trump said he’d #draintheswamp, who knew he meant Bill O’Reilly,
Tomi Lahren, Jason Chaffetz, Mike Flynn, Carter Page, Alex Jones, … Do not fire Bill O’Reilly! Get rid of Sheperd Smith instead! — Kate (@kateNxnx) April 19, 2017Well, Trump hasn’t been impeached yet, but at least Bill O’Reilly is out. He commented on the issue Wednesday, calling it “tremendously disheartening” and labeling the claims “completely unfounded,” according to the Washington Post.Not surprisingly, there were very mixed reactions on Twitter. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) April 19, 2017Bill O’Reilly and Tomi Lauren walk into a bar. Even President Trump commented, voicing his support for the conservative pundit in early April. “O’Reilly Factor” fans encouraged the network to stand by their man. They r making mistake taking him off. time slot has gone to Tucker Carlson.[via: The New York Times; Washington Post] We have enough flaming liberal liars delivering “news”. I have never cared for Bill O’Reilly, but this was a typical spineless liberal move. — Riya sharma (@riyasharma266) April 19, 2017@TwitterMoments Will miss Bill O’Reilly Show. https://t.co/lXJbyJlfih
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) April 19, 2017Trump supported O’Reilly because both are members of the odious boys’ club where members feel they can abuse & humiliate women at will. — lancegould (@lancegould) April 19, 2017And some people were seriously upset.Fox News Channel capitulated to unfounded accusations. And ask for applications. — Amy Mek (@AmyMek) April 19, 2017HEY FOX! Sean Hannity should totally be next! — Eugene Wakefield (@epwakefield3) April 19, 2017It might take a while for the heated reactions to die down, but however you feel about the news, O’Reilly is out.

All of it comes together so well that it’s hard to believe they pulled it off in one go.”Lost in London” opens in select cinemas on May 5. On top of that, we get to see Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson, both of whom also star. The story takes place in real time in the film, and it was inspired by a night out in London when Harrelson was chased by police and had to spend the night behind bars. The trailer shows some of the problems he runs into, from a tabloid scandal breaking to being denied entry to a bar, even after singing the “Cheers” theme song. Harrelson plays himself in the movie and gets into similar trouble while trying to get home to save his marriage. Posted April 19, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThere is something very different about “Lost in London,” but you’d never know it from the scenes in the trailer.The groundbreaking comedy, written and directed by its star, Woody Harrelson, was filmed in just one take in January — while being broadcast live to multiple theaters around the globe.

Part of it is I have to want to explore the character, I have to be interested in who she is and discovering her. It’s kind of scary because the training wheels are off but in another way it’s exciting because he gets to run with whatever idea you have. You can’t do that unless you put your actors in a little bit of a hot seat of not knowing what was going to happen.I know that Wheatley was inspired by the American crime movies of the ’70s. What is it making you question? Did you work out a back-story with Ben Wheatley or talk to the other actors about it?Brie Larson: I did talk with Ben about it a little bit. But there’s something that, since I’ve grown up doing independent films, that experience is very much a part of me. But that’s part of the history of cinema, right? Was that appeal what got you involved or was it more working with him?It takes a couple different perfect elements to get me to sign onto something, because it’s such a long journey making a movie. I would love to be in ensemble female movies and would love to work with more females. I get a lot out of constantly staying on my toes and I don’t really enjoy being too comfortable. Posted April 19, 2017 by Drew TaylorBen Wheatley’s ambitious all-killer, no-filler thriller “Free Fire,” is set in a Boston warehouse in 1970s where an arms deal goes disastrously wrong. The calm in the midst of the storm of testosterone and gunfire is Brie Larson’s Justine, an intermediary who tries desperately to keep the situation from spiraling out of control. He just does a thing that’s one take scripted, one take improvised. We’re bumbling and scrambling on the floor and making mistakes constantly and the blood and the violence isn’t glorified is what interested me in the film.You’ve spent a lot of time in the ’70s between this and “Kong: Skull Island.”Yeah!How did your character change throughout the filming of “Free Fire”?I think what I discovered is that, in order for Justine to get her agenda across, it just requires very little on her part. There’s something very calming about being on a bigger movie because you’re very protected. There’s a really big history, we’ve made that something that’s cool. I think this movie just really feels that way because it’s so put on the character, and there’s not a ton of setting. But the other part is the movie itself and in particular when the movie is over what are you left with and what are you thinking about? I’m excited to purely act in something.”Free Fire” is in theaters this Friday. It’s kind of like doing a bigger movie and then doing a smaller movie is sometimes I want to stay in a five-star hotel and other times I want to sleep in a tent under the stars. I always come up with some sort of back-story, especially because Justine doesn’t speak that much. It’s the same thing with “Kong” — it’s a certain period of time, there’s a certain point of view and there’s meaning behind the fact that there’s one woman. A bunch of dudes trying to get the one girl. I really liked how she was understated. But after being on both sides of it I feel even stronger about creating a positive team effort aspect of this really is. And I think that the idea of cinema as this place that has idolized and glorified action and violence and guns and ego. It’s fun because it loosens up the dialogue on the page and makes you feel free and that things are a little bit messy. Because you have to know who your character is to be able to improve off what the dialogue is that is already existing.That’s interesting, that you were able to improve given how tight, structurally, it seems.The whole structure of the film — and I’m pretty sure most of the dialogue that’s in the film — was scripted. You’re never worried about, if we don’t make this day we’re not going to get these scenes. I loved every second of it. There’s something about the ’70s that’s deeply iconic and interesting but at the same time we’re not that savvy. I’m editing right now.How was that experience?It was really great. Sigh.Moviefone: This movie has so much action that it doesn’t leave much time for us to get to know your character. She’s more observing and listening and trying to blend in, so you need to know where she’s coming from. My story is not over.Right now, you’re in “Kong” at the same time as “Free Fire,” and looking at what you have coming up there are really big movies and really small movies. Because, sometimes, what changes the course of a scene is you and not the other actor you’re playing off of. I hope it’s good and people like it and I get to do it again.You’ve worked with so many amazing directors. So learning how to position yourself to move scenes in a different direction and bring different colors out of actors was the first step in recognizing how directing is very subtle and interesting and like alchemy. So I don’t mean to say that it’s not good. I just like all of it a lot. You kind of become the center in a way that she’s still trying to understand.Well, was that part of the appeal, being the only women in this cast of men?I mean, it’s certainly flattering for a director to say, “You can express all of the female complexity in one person.” But it’s definitely not an appeal.Really?Yeah, that’s not why I did it.Well, I think it would be not a challenge but maybe a draw to be the feminine center in a movie where it’s a bunch of guys with guns.[Laughs] I guess! If there’s a beating heart at the center of the bloody mayhem, it’s her.So it was a huge thrill to jump on the phone and talk to Larson about what it was like being in “Free Fire,” her upcoming directorial project, and whether or not she came up with a back-story for her character. A lot of the film we would do improvised takes and that would make it trickier. (Spoiler alert: It still spirals out of control.)Larson, a recent Oscar-winner and current “Kong: Skull Island” star, channels her considerable charm into a character whose motivations remain murky and whose dialogue is minimal at best. At the end of the conversation, I tried to slip in a question about her role in “Captain Marvel” (which just secured its directors) and it didn’t go well. And I love being a part of that smaller knit group that’s working together to get that ball to the line. I’ve always loved how everyone is a specialist in their field, and we all come together to create this piece of art. I like the fact that this is the coolest uncool movie or the most uncool cool movie that you’ll ever see. So I feel like I’ve been leading up to my whole life. It felt like if I didn’t do it now then I’d never do it, I’d get too scared. I don’t know. The movie is never struggling. She gave me what can only be described as a Nelson-esque “ha ha” and said, “Oh, sorry, I’ve got to give the phone back.” And then we were done. But he’s interesting in that, when he casts you, he completely trusts you to just create it and bring it and do it. I don’t want to get too far in any one direction.Are you done with the movie you’ve directed? What is the appeal of oscillating between those worlds?It’s switching genres; it’s using different muscles. I liked that I got to play such a subtle character in a film where every other character is just very aggressive, they’re super caricatures. Have you called on any of them when you had questions making your own film?I’ve wanted to direct movies since I wanted to act in movies, so I’ve always been a little sponge and observing the different directors that I’ve worked with and asked a lot of questions and I think that part of being a really good actor in its own way is being a little bit of a director. I can do it while I’m still flexible.And it’s been everything you wanted it to be?Yeah, I feel like I’m a better actor after doing it, I have a better understanding of the team aspect of making movies. Because he wanted to show the reality of fumbling and not knowing what is going to happen next. It’s just not something I’ve been very boastful about talking about. The main thing with Justine was part of what she needs to do is keep everyone calm and that her main objective is to blend in and that it’s actually impossible for a women to do that when it’s eight men with huge egos. I’ve been very much involved in wanting to do this and the editor of “Room” emailed me and said, “I always knew you’d direct I just didn’t know you’d do it now.” It just felt like it was right. They both feed me in a different way, and I need different things at different times. But if you go through my IMDb I think you’ll be shocked to find that in almost every movie I’ve done I’m the only woman. So I love Ben and I know why. I think Ben’s secret agenda is to make every actor feel totally confused and uncomfortable, especially during a movie like this. But I also don’t want to say that this conversation ends there. Among the cast of very colorful characters are IRA operative Chris (Cillian Murphy), smooth-talking go-between Ord (Armie Hammer), and an off-the-rails South African gunrunner Vernon (Sharlto Copley).

Smith, of course, was a successful rapper and musician before his days as the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” He had previously been in talks to star in Tim Burton’s “Dumbo,” but that deal apparently fell apart.Smith will have big shoes to fill, as Williams stole scene after scene as the Genie. The movie follows the story of a street urchin named Aladdin who falls in love with Princess Jasmine and finds a magical lamp containing the Genie, who grants him three wishes.The live-action “Aladdin” will likely begin production this summer but has no release date scheduled yet. Posted April 19, 2017 by Kelly WooYour wish may soon be granted, courtesy of Will Smith.Deadline reports the actor is in talks to play the Genie in the live-action version of “Aladdin,” which is set to be directed by Guy Ritchie. The Genie was famously voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 original.”Aladdin” is yet another Disney animated property in line to get a live-action update after “Alice in Wonderland,” “Cinderella,” and most recently, “Beauty and the Beast,” which was a behemoth of a blockbuster.Like the latter movie, the live-action “Aladdin” will be a musical.

Now of course with “La La Land,” that might do it. There’s a lot of learning involved. It’s good. If you sing I love you to someone, with a full orchestra behind you, it’s very powerful. In this instance, there was like 50 people in there, and I was standing, jet-lagged, alone, trying to sing in a French accent this big number.Every time I stopped they would go, “OK, Ewan. When I’m Ray, I act with an actor who’s playing Ray. Then I asked Bill, I said, “Look, when we’re working on the dialogue next time, can I have another shot at it?” So we went just privately, me and him and a few people in New York, and we recorded it a second time. I know and trust the writing and the creators, because Noah Hawley is an extraordinary man, an extraordinary writer and director. It started feeling weird, and my eyes were going a bit weird. My kids all speak French, only to their mother, and I find it very difficult to do. The only time I would have done that before I suppose is “Star Wars.” I had to think about that because I was trying to play Alec Guinness as a younger man. So there’s lots to play with here, which is great.”While the storyline was still top secret, McGregor revealed even more of the behind-the-scenes tidbits, including acting opposite himself, the difference between how he and another Obi-Wan actor tackle multiple characters, and the other tricky accent for a recent role that left him burning the candle at both ends.Are there a lot of occasions where you do act with yourself?Ewan McGregor: There will be scenes where Emmit and Ray are in the same scene. So I’d be totally up for it, yeah. It’s hard to get that feeling by just saying the words, although we try to. I was jet-lagged from LA. Then singing, I got a chance to sing of course “Be Our Guest,” the big musical number. It just didn’t sort of materialize. It’s great to be with this bunch of actors.The structure of “Fargo” is such that you won’t likely come back for a fourth season, or, if you do, it’s for a brief moment. Since then, I’ve been just keeping my eyes open as to what’s around.And it is interesting to come into something in its third season. So I jumped into a shop to let my face thaw.We finally saw you in a musical again with “Beauty and the Beast.” Why did you decide to return to the musical genre?Just because I was never offered one after “Moulin Rouge!” I went on stage doing “Guys and Dolls” in London in the West End for six months after “Moulin Rouge!” And then I was never offered another one!But there’s not many around to be honest. But anything up to there is fair play, I think … And singing in French, again, was fun. I made a pilot with HBO for Franzen’s novel “The Corrections,” which they decided not to make. Partly that was interesting because I had to do a French accent. I don’t know why. Hang on.” I became terribly scared that they were going, “What the f*ck are we going to do with him?” We did it, and it was fine. I got off a plane one day, and the next day, I was in the recording studio. I was in a recording studio in London when we recorded the song for the first time.That was an enormous amount of pressure I felt. I try to find the soul of the character. I’ve been married to a French woman for 22 years and my house is full of French every day. So do you want to pursue finding other TV projects in the future?I think now, you’re looking for the right work. It’s very nerve-wrecking recording because you’re in a quiet room and through the glass there’s people who are looking at you and they speak to each other and you can’t hear them. It’s really beautiful, the countryside up there. I’m either working, or I’m at home learning lines.Alec Guinness is one of the great masters of playing multiple characters, and you, of course, share a sort of an acting bond with him.Yes, I do!Did you look at his work and how he did it to get a sense?No, I think you have to look inward at the character. Or on stage playing Iago in “Othello” — of course that’s been done before. The flavor of it is exactly what I want to be doing. I think Alec always used to start with the shoes. In my experience in the other two projects, it can work very well.Is there double pay involved?I missed that one, actually! Then I’m acting with somebody, so when we cut back and forward, it should work. I’m a musical person. The work that you feel reflects you as an actor. I’d only just arrived. It’s quite tempting. As a film actor, that’s when I made my decision to go into television. It’s like a monster learning. Expressing yourself through song is a very effective way. By that time, I’d got a handle on my French accent. I did that twice, too, because I hadn’t been in a recording studio for a long time. So we’re able to use over his shoulder. So when I’m Ray, I’m looking at a guy who looks like Emmit, and when I’m Emmit, I’m looking at a guy who looks like Ray. They’ve made it as easy as it could be, in that we’ve cast an actor to be Ray, and another actor to be Emmit. It’s very much in my wheelhouse. You’re looking from the inside out. It’s a funny feeling when you come out of your trailer or out of your house in the morning, on your face. I’ve sort of danced between theater and film, and will absolutely now make that between feature film and television.I directed — there’s something about my experiencing of having directed a film, and then watch it go into the cinema, and disappear. In a way, that’s worse. It’s the hardest accent I’ve ever done — and I did Dutch once in something! Then we have another actor.This is actually really helpful. I don’t know why.Minus-20, when it’s blue skies and snow, it’s not too bad. How’d that hit you?I think below minus-40 is when things become inoperable. I had hoped, and I thought, after “Moulin Rouge!” came out, and then there was a great musical movie called “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” that came out around the same time. Also, because [of the way] “Fargo” is written, nobody finishes a sentence, it’s very broken up, and it’s very particular. Like, I walked a couple of blocks one day, and I thought maybe I was doing something permanently bad to my face, it was so cold. I really enjoyed watching them. Posted April 19, 2017 by Scott HuverEven an actor of Ewan McGregor’s caliber can find himself grasping to nail that notorious North Dakotan accent made famous by “Fargo.” But doing it in the voices of two distinct characters? It doesn’t really matter what it is anymore. So my focus is very much on who these two people are, and their interesting story with each other.What was it about Season 3 of “Fargo” that you said, “Yes, I’m going to commit to a full season of TV right now”?The writing is so very good. So we had two shots at it and we improved it. I don’t know.Would you be open to doing another one?I love it. You’re looking for the work that satisfies you. I think it’s not a coincidence I’m doing television right now, somehow, in the way the planets have lined up.You shot in Calgary during the winter. It doesn’t matter. I tell you what there is, there’s double the learning. But in a way, it’s because the first two seasons were so very good. But the last thing you do is think about is who did it, how they did it before. And if you don’t learn it exactly, it doesn’t sound right. They’ve cast it very well, and the makeup and hair department, and wardrobe department, make him look very like me. So we can shoot over his shoulder. Anyway, it’s a challenge, and then within that accent to try to find Ray’s voice and Emmit’s voice obviously not to be the same. That’s the legend, is he used to find the character’s shoes first, and work from there up. I felt a combination of “Moulin Rouge!” and “Hedwig” might be the start of a new musical cinema.Then the next thing that happened was “Chicago,” which was very much a film version of the stage play, which wasn’t pushing the musical into a new area, like “Hedwig” had done. I hope that that happens.What was the fun of bringing Lumiere — a character that’s iconic in animation — to life, and figuring out how you were going to personify that essence.I never think about whose done it before. That’s another kettle’a fish, donchaknow?Taking on his first major television role, McGregor headlines the third season of FX and creator Noah Hawley’s critically acclaimed Midwestern noir series spun out of the beloved 1996 Coen brothers film — and just to nudge the bar a notch higher, he’s playing two far-from-identical brothers: handsome, successful business Ray Stussy, who saved his company’s fortunes but found himself entangled in some not-so-legal paypack; and balding, scraping-by Emmit Stussy, whose desire to settle a lingering score with his brother leads him into a potboiler of a plot involving theft and murder.As he gathered with a small group of reporters, McGregor revealed that landing that distinctive regional dialect was job one, “The challenge is, first of all, to master that accent, which is really very, very difficult — it’s a very strange accent to lock into!” says McGregor. And they didn’t pick it up, so it didn’t happen. They’re good actors, so that’s really all I need. The temperature is extreme, but it’s not like standing in the rain in Glasgow for four hours. At this point, I don’t know how many … “Fargo’s” quite wordy. I thought I might be doing myself permanent damage. It’s not miserable. I just did it. “I sort of wish that I was coming at it from an American accent as opposed to from a Scottish one. I ventured into television before. Like I said, we’re going to be shooting an episode, an hour, in eight days. I thought that was quite hard, but this is worse!””Also it’s very familiar, it’s an accent that everybody we know from the movie and from Season 1 and 2, so our audience’s ear is attuned to it. I rather arrogantly thought I’d be able to do this French accent without doing very much work, and when I tried to do it, I didn’t do it very well.What I did was I came back to it afterwards and rerecorded the whole thing again with Bill Condon in a studio. I love music and I love singing and dancing. You’re trying to find your version of it.I was in very good hands with Bill Condon, the director, and I didn’t think very much about it. And I can look at his work and see that it’s really good.These two characters are very appealing to me, and the other cast members.

Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm).Kimmy isn’t the only one with issues, as Titus (Tituss Burgess) goes “Lemonade” on boyfriend Michael and Lillian (Carol Kane) wants break up with Bobby. Plus, there’s the pesky matter of finalizing her divorce from Rev. Well, as landlady Lillian says, “Most white girls go to college.”University life introduces all sorts of new, wacky situations for Kimmy to deal with, including signing sexual consent forms with a fellow student. Now, she faces an entirely new, scary challenge: college.Netflix released the trailer for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 3 and the titular heroine (Ellie Kemper) is wondering what’s next now that she’s completed her GED. Posted April 19, 2017 by Kelly WooKimmy Schmidt broke out of a bunker and managed to navigate New York City. The only downside of the trailer is that there’s so little of Jacqueline (Jane Krakowski).”Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 3 begins streaming May 19 on Netflix.

Instead, more reports filtered out that the two were being kept apart on the press tour and that Diesel had cut a fight scene featuring Johnson.TMZ’s sources said the conflict was about which actor got a bigger spotlight in the movie, but eventually Johnson acknowledged that Diesel is the true star of the movie.But both are major draws for the franchise and it can only benefit future movies for the two to appear together. Posted April 19, 2017 by Kelly WooVin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson have reportedly settled the feud that erupted on the set of “The Fate of the Furious.”Sources tell TMZ that the actors have met privately several times recently and are “good” and “1000% in” for the next movie in the franchise.The feud began when Johnson posted an Instagram criticizing some of his male-co-stars as being “candy asses.” The media speculated it could be a publicity stunt that culminated in the two meeting at Wrestlemania (since Johnson is a former wrestling star).

So when we got to sit down with the cast of the film (along with director and producer Denise Di Novi), we thought we’d play a little game of psychosexual thriller trivia (really rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?)Watch to find out who is absolutely killer and who just doesn’t make the cut (and go see “Unforgettable,” in theaters this Friday). Posted April 19, 2017 by Drew TaylorThis weekend’s “Unforgettable,” a rousing, surprisingly complex suspense movie that stars Katherine Heigl, Rosario Dawson, and Geoff Stults, is one of those “scream at the screen” tales of terribly hurt feelings and delicious revenge. (There was a happy hour before my screening so the yelling was particularly pointed.) The film also fits squarely into the mold of the psychosexual thriller, a genre defined largely by blood, boobs, and betrayal.

“If it’s something that’s thought of as goofy and pop, she likes it. I don’t even remember where ‘Surrender’ showed up (probably during a scene where a character surrenders?) but ‘Brandy’ by Looking Glass is heard repeatedly throughout the film, and actually becomes a fairly significant part of one character’s storyline.”James Gunn told Rolling Stone he had a bigger budget for this sequel, so he was able to include songs from George Harrison and Fleetwood Mac, plus ELO’s “Mr Blue Sky,” which opens the movie in what Gunn called “the most hugely insane shot I’ve ever done.” He added, “It’s the perfect song to start the movie, because it’s really joyous, but there’s a really dark underpinning to it.” Speaking of the start of the movie, “Brandy” is said to play “a key emotional role in the new movie,” appearing in the very first scene, and again later.Rolling Stone said the songs are a way to represent Peter Quill’s mom, Meredith. And falling in love with an alien is right up there in Meredith Quill’s alley. 2″ opens May 5 in theaters, but you can pick up the soundtrack this Friday, April 21.Want more stuff like this? 2″ soundtrack, with notes from director James Gunn on the retro song choices — plus the original closing song, “Guardians Inferno,” featuring David Hasselhoff.First, here’s Baby Groot to introduce the set list:”Guardians 2″ has already screened for the press, so ScreenCrush had some notes on how the songs appear in the movie:”As with Guardians Vol. Like us on Facebook. She’s a very quirky, young girl who fell in love with, you know, as it ends up, an alien. 1, some of the tracks appear in the film more prominently than others. She’s an oddball, like her son.” “Guardians 2″ will introduce Peter Quill to his father, Ego the Living Planet, played by Kurt Russell.”Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. If it’s cool or funk, she likes it. She just likes hooks and melodies. Posted April 19, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Guardians of the Galaxy” got you hooked on a feeling with “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” will keep that feeling going with 14 fresh tracks.Rolling Stone shared the full set list for the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1,” and the sequel’s “Awesome Mix Vol. “She’s a music lover, but she’s completely not elitist,” Gunn said.