Each shows one of the surviving players in the great game and bears the message, “Winter is here” (just in case you somehow forgot). As much as they might squabble over the Iron Throne, it is clear that they have to face a common enemy now.Check out the posters below.Jon Snow (Kit Harington):Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner):Arya Stark (Maisie Williams):Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright):Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey):Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau):Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage):Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke):Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Aidan Gillen):Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie):Tormund Giantsbane (Kristopher Hivju):Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen):”Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO.[via: HBO/Twitter] In line with the theme, the posters feature fierce, blue-tinged faces with snowflakes falling.There’s a very interesting but almost hidden detail in each poster as well: If you look very closely, you can see the Night King, with a piercing blue eye, reflected in the characters’ pupils. Posted June 21, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe latest “Game of Thrones” trailer isn’t the only way for fans to see their favorite TV characters’ faces before the Season 7 premiere.On Wednesday, HBO revealed 12 new character posters to go along with the show’s newest preview.
Or has an apprentice picked up the mantle of Jigsaw, perhaps even someone inside the investigation?”Jigsaw” as actually the title that original director James Wan had wanted to use for the first movie, so it seems like the movie is going back to its roots. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade. Or perhaps rebooting the entire story — a possibility made more likely by the fact that this is the first installment not to have a numbered title.”Jigsaw” opens in theaters October 27. Bell is The sequel apparently is set 10 years after Jigsaw’s death, with a new round of deaths terrorizing everyone. Posted June 21, 2017 by Kelly Woo”Saw 8,” former “Saw: Legacy,” has a new title: “Jigsaw.” Lionsgate confirmed the new title to Bloody Disgusting, and it refers to Tobin Bell’s character, who teaches poor souls a lesson by placing them in a series of deadly situations and forcing them to find a way out.Jigsaw has been dead several movies back in the horror franchise, but when has that ever stopped the murderous villain? But how can this be? A synopsis:Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise.
However, more and more images are being issued by rights holders under Creative Commons rather than traditional copyright. Discusses song lyrics, mentioning famous people, what constitutes fair use, and much more. You also do not need to seek permission when you’re simply mentioning the title or author of a work. Learn more about Creative Commons. Major legal battles have been fought over this question, but there is still no black-and-white rule. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the entire quoted work. If your use of the original work affects the likelihood that people will buy the original work, you can be in violation of fair use. There are four criteria for determining fair use, which sounds tidy, but it’s not. The four criteria are:
The purpose and character of the use. Finally, if your use falls within “fair use,” you do not need permission. Most publishers have a formal process that requires a signed contract. But be aware you can still be found in violation of fair use, and guilty of copyright infringement, when paraphrasing. No permission is needed to mention song titles, movie titles, names, etc. These criteria are vague and open to interpretation. That’s why opinions and guidelines vary so much. You do not need permission to include song titles, movie titles, TV show titles—any kind of title—in your work. Remember that crediting the source does not remove the obligation to seek permission. For more help
12 Copyright Half-Truths by Lloyd Jassin at CopyLaw—addresses mistaken beliefs commonly held by authors; Jassin’s entire blog is very useful and worth reading
Citizen Media Law: Works Not Covered By Copyright
Is It Fair Use? To search for such images, you can look under the “Creative Commons” category at Flickr or VisualHunt. Facts cannot be copyrighted. To seek permission means contacting the copyright owner of the work (or their publisher or agent), and requesting permission to use the work. But understand this is a gray area, and every case is different. Some people say 300 words. In short, it’s a controversial issue. For example, a distinction is often made between commercial and not-for-profit/educational use. You can also try to restrict yourself to using work that is licensed and available under Creative Commons—which does not require you to seek permission if your use abides by certain guidelines. Andrea Costa Photography / Flickr
Whenever you decide to directly quote, excerpt, or reproduce someone else’s work in your own—whether that’s a book, blog, magazine article, or something else—you have to consider, for each use, whether or not it’s necessary to seek explicit, legal permission from the work’s creator or owner. You need explicit permission. 7 Questions to Ask Before You Use Copyrighted Material by lawyer Brad Frazer
Copyright Office FAQ: very helpful—addresses recipes, titles, ideas, names, and more
Very helpful interview with Paul Rapp, an intellectual property rights expert, over at Huffington Post. More creative or imaginative works generally get the strongest protection. But there is an unfortunate Catch-22 here. That is: If you quote the material extensively, or in a way that the original source would no longer be required, then you’re possibly affecting the market for the quoted work. This is where we enter the trickiest area of all when it comes to permissions. Any time you state unadorned facts—like a list of the 50 states in the United States—you are not infringing on anyone’s copyright. This isn’t always a simple matter to determine, but any work published before 1923 is in the public domain. Unfortunately, quoting or excerpting someone else’s work falls into one of the grayest areas of copyright law. The nature of the copyrighted work. It’s also fine to link to something online from your website, blog, or publication. It is expected that you always credit your source regardless of fair use; otherwise, you are plagiarizing. There is no legal rule stipulating what quantity is OK to use without seeking permission from the owner or creator of the material. But any rules you find are based on a general institutional guideline or a person’s experience, as well as their overall comfort level with the risk involved in directly quoting and excerpting work. How to avoid the necessity of seeking permission
The best way to avoid seeking permission is to not quote or excerpt another person’s copyrighted work. For understandable reasons, you might be seeking a “rule” to apply to reduce your risk or reduce time spent worrying about it. Furthermore, each and every instance of quoting/excerpting the same work may have a different answer as to whether you need permission. Typically, you have to pay licensing or royalty fees for any photos or artwork you want to use in your own work. If a negative review would dissuade people from buying the source, this is not related to the fair use discussion in this post.)
To further explore what these four criteria mean in practice, be sure to read this excellent article by attorney Howard Zaharoff that originally appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine: “A Writers’ Guide to Fair Use.”
In practice, if you’re only quoting a few lines from a full-length book, you are most likely within fair use guidelines, and do not need to seek permission. Ultimately, when disagreement arises over what constitutes fair use, it’s up to the courts to make a decision. So I hope to provide some clarity on those principles in this post. But it makes your case less sympathetic if you’re borrowing a lot of someone else’s work to prop up your own commercial venture. Probably the biggest “rule” that you’ll find—if you’re searching online or asking around—is: “Ask explicit permission for everything beyond X.”
What constitutes “X” depends on whom you ask. Once you start asking for permission—to reduce your risk—that gives the creator/owner of the work the opportunity to ask for money or refuse to give permission, even in cases where the use would actually be considered fair. If you can’t find or contact the rights holder for an image, and it’s not in the public domain, then you cannot use it in your own work. You do not need to seek permission for work that’s in the public domain. Often, you are charged a fee for the use, anywhere from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. If the purpose of your work is commercial (to make money), that doesn’t mean you’re suddenly in violation of fair use. However, it’s still fine to use song titles, poem titles, artist names, band names, movie titles, etc. That’s because if the portion quoted is considered the most valuable part of the work, you may be violating fair use. If you need help, I recommend my colleague Kelly Figueroa-Ray, who has experience in permissions and proper use of citations. I’ve written a separate post explaining the process for seeking permissions, with a sample request form. When do you NOT need to seek permission? But: be very careful when quoting song lyrics and poetry
Because songs and poems are so short, it’s dangerous to use even 1 line without asking for permission, even if you think the use could be considered fair. Some say one line. These are facts. When should you seek permission? (Don’t confuse this criteria with the purpose of reviews or criticism. So you can get taken advantage of if you’re overly cautious. The same rules apply to work published online as in more formal contexts, such as print books or magazines, but attitudes tend to be more lax on the Internet. Are You Worried Your Work or Ideas Will Be Stolen? It simply means they are usually cheaper to pay for and overall less of a hassle. It’s like citing a fact. What about using images, art, or other types of media? The same rules apply to all types of work, whether written or visual. Read this guide from Stanford about how to determine if a work is in the public domain. Some say 10% of the word count. If you use someone’s copyrighted material in such a way that it might not be considered fair use, then you should ask for explicit permission. Some works published after 1923 are also in the public domain. You can also include the names of places, things, events, and people in your work without asking permission. That said, most publishers’ guidelines for authors offer a rule of thumb; at the publisher I worked at, that guideline was 200-300 words from a book-length work. If you need personalized assistance
With more authors publishing independently than ever, this can be a tough issue to navigate without having an experienced editor or agent to guide you. Linking does not require permission. When bloggers (or others) aggregate, repurpose, or otherwise excerpt copyrighted work, they typically view such use as “sharing” or “publicity” for the original author rather than as a copyright violation, especially if it’s for noncommercial or educational purposes. What about using work from websites, blogs, or in other digital mediums? I’m not talking about wholesale piracy here, but about extensive excerpting or aggregating that would not be considered OK otherwise. The effect of the use on the potential market for or value of the quoted work. What constitutes “fair use” and thus doesn’t require permission? So there is no one rule you can apply, only principles. Note: If you find “rights-free images,” that doesn’t mean they are free to use. The law does not offer any percentage or word count here that we can go by. Some believe that paraphrasing or summarizing the original—rather than quoting it—can get you off the hook, and in some cases, this may be acceptable.
Posted June 21, 2017 by Kelly WooA new trailer for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 is here, featuring flaming swords, a lot of soldiers in battle, and giant dragons!The trailer is set to the music of last year’s finale, “Light of the Seven,” which instantly sets a spine-chilling tone. “Fight every battle, everywhere,” Littlefinger whispers maliciously. Bran seems to get back to Winterfell, and it’s likely Arya is riding back home, too.”Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO. “Always, in your mind.”We get snippets of Daenerys arriving on Dragonstone, the place of her birth; Jaime Lannister charging through a battlefield; Beric Dondarrion wielding a flaming sword (!); Bran Stark in a wheelchair at what looks like the weirwood tree in Winterfell; and Jon Snow fighting in a snowstorm.The trailer ends with Sansa reciting the lines: “When the snows fall, and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.” It’s an apt poem for what looks to be the long-awaited reunion of the remaining Stark kids.
Not much is known about the plot except that Ryan Gosling plays an LAPD blade runner who “unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos.” That secret leads him to track down Ford’s Rick Deckard, who’s been missing for 30 years.”Blade Runner 2049″ opens in theaters October 6. (He would know what that’s like, since he did it for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”).”The story, the themes, the stunning visual environments — it was a pleasure to get back in the world of ‘Blade Runner’ again,” he continues. Posted June 21, 2017 by Kelly WooSunday is the 35th anniversary of “Blade Runner,” and to mark the occasion, here’s a making-of featurette from sequel “Blade Runner 2049.”Entertainment Weekly shared the nearly four-minute video, which contains both behind-the-scenes footage and unseen clips from the movie, which is directed by Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”).”I think it’s kind of fun to play a character 30 years later,” says original movie star Harrison Ford.
We’re hoping that will happen soon.” Sophie McShera added to the AP, “Oh, well, you’ve got confirmation before us. I hope it happens.”So it’s still in the “hopeful” stage, but everyone wants to do it, and everyone thinks they can do it, they just have to make sure they get it right.Want more stuff like this? Because as you know, people go on and do other things. in early 2016, but there’s been talk of a movie follow-up for a while (whether one is really necessary or not) and also half-joking speculation about a spinoff.Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, confirmed a movie is on the way while talking to the Associated Press in Singapore for “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition”:”There’s a movie in the works. We have no idea if that’s happening. It’s been in the works for some time. Posted June 21, 2017 by Gina CarbonePolish that silver and prepare for more withering eye rolls from Lady Mary to Lady Edith, ’cause it sounds like the “Downton Abbey” gang is really coming back.The series finished airing in the U.S. We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the (cast) together. But we would all love to be part of the film if it was to happen, for sure.” Julian Fellowes created this TV world, and he told the AP, “I think we’ve got a film in us. Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) told the AP, “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know. Like us on Facebook. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”That was news to the stars themselves…
MCU connections were going to be made on set. Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) recently confirmed there are about 62 Marvel characters in the whole thing, including around 32 just for one particular scene. Downey’s Tony Stark will co-star in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which opens in just a few weeks on July 7. It’s massive. Posted June 21, 2017 by Gina CarboneTake this, shawarma scene!Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” is now filming down in the Atlanta area, starring everyone under the sun, so you had to know some … It remains to be seen who’ll be around for “Avengers 4,” which follows this in May 2019.Want more stuff like this? And then they’ll all be together for “Infinity War,” which opens May 4, 2018. And it’s Hotlanta, so you know the guys are going to be heading out for drinks to relax and cool down.Robert Downey Jr., aka Tony Stark/Iron Man, just shared a bonding photo with his good pal Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), along with the two Benedict newbies from “Doctor Strange,” Dr. Help us #healthenet#afeastoffriends#AvengersInfinityWar#beardbros#sciencebros#benedictsquaredpic.twitter.com/kjvCmC5Mk8
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) June 21, 2017Commenting fans are really digging all of the facial hair.Cumberbatch’s Dr. … Like us on Facebook. Strange will next be seen in “Thor: Ragnarok” — which co-stars Ruffalo’s Hulk — jumping off from one of the end-credit scenes of “Doctor Strange.” That comes out this November. Stephen Strange himself (Benedict Cumberbatch, in full goatie) and Wong (Benedict Wong).Forks, tongs, cans + bottles + a Wong… likely or unlikely?
— and everything else. Posted June 21, 2017 by Gina CarboneGet your tissues ready, ’cause the end is really here for “Pretty Little Liars.” After seven seasons, it’s #PLLGameOver on Tuesday, June 27, with a three-hour series finale event airing on Freeform.The big farewell starts with the two-hour finale, “Till Death Do Us Part,” from 8 to 10 p.m., followed by the “A-list wrap party,” with stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, and Sasha Pieterse joining executive producer I. Marlene King for an hour-long “unbarred and uncensored tell-all after-show to discuss all of the series’ tightly held secrets, behind-the-scenes insights, and top moments.”Before all of that happens, fans can catch up with an all-day Season 7 marathon starting at 11 a.m., and running up to the start of the finale.After last night’s Episode 19, “Farewell, My Lovely,” Freeform posted the big series finale promo, which promises “no more secrets” and “A.D. Like us on Facebook. It doesn’t seem like there’s a way to satisfy everyone, when there are so many competing theories out there about A.D. is revealed.”Entertainment Weekly posted a page from the series finale script, if you want a sneak peek.Fans are hoping for a perfect wrap-up, but PLL wouldn’t be PLL if fans weren’t left confused as hell, with still more questions hanging. But we’ll see.Want more stuff like this?
Yet literary journals still operate and market themselves as if we were all starved for high-quality literature. When they consider what distinguishes them from their peers, what is their answer? It’s finding time to read the great many wonderful things that are published. They do things “right” and treat writers well. Each journal has a print subscription available, combined with some online offerings. And they all suffer from the same problem: They distinguish themselves based on delivering high-quality literature. If I stopped acquiring new reading material tomorrow—if I canceled all my subscriptions and turned off the internet—it would take years before I exhausted my supply of high-quality literature. And the third has just released its first issue and is in the beginning stages of establishing a readership. It already has an admirable roster of contributors. The moving power of our words, the clarity and meaning of our reporting, the brilliance of our wit, the counterintuitive nature of our insights, the elegance with which we sum up the world’s problems; these things, we imagine, will leave the universe no choice but to conjure up an audience for us each day. Here’s a description of three of them:
One of the journals is a household name in the literary community with lots of subscribers—a strong brand in an enviable position. The short answer is you can’t unless readers are willing to pay and/or someone is willing to gift you into existence (e.g., grants or institutional support). … The audience for quality prestige content is small. (For a publishing operation that has considered these questions meaningfully, take a look at this post from Coffee House Press.)
The bald truth is that no one cares about a high-quality literary journal, just as they don’t care about high-quality writing, as pointed out in this excellent piece by Hamilton Nolan:
Many writers believe that our brilliant writing will naturally create its own audience. To be fair, some have been around for decades and established their missions during a very different era. We look through our slush! There is no magic solution or sustainable model for the garden-variety “high-quality” literary journal. It’s doing well compared to its peers. The result: These journals become indistinguishable from one another. Today, our problem is not finding more great things to read. They engage with the literary community online. But now that we’re in a transformed publishing landscape, how many journals have meaningfully revisited what they do, why they do it, or who they’re doing it for? As Nolan says, “I am here to tell you that it will not work.” In fact, this imaginary Universal Law of Writing—“Make something great and the readers will come”—is false. The problem is that nobody ever bothers to inform the audience. Even smaller than the actual output of quality prestige content…
At the 2017 AWP, I sat on a panel about money and transparency, and someone in the audience asked how they could turn a publication based on volunteerism and free contributions into one that paid staff and writers. Of course, this speaks to my many years of acquisition and the particular demographic I belong to, but the primary audience for high-quality literary journals is more similar to me than not. (I remember fondly The Formalist, an erstwhile poetry journal that published only formal poetry.) But a publication that wishes to grow and flourish by positioning itself as a high-quality literary journal? There may be a meaningful audience for high-quality writing that’s focused on a particular issue, cause, or movement. And whether readers pay you or patrons do, everyone looks for something deserving of their dollars, that has some kind of unique or inspiring place in the market, something beyond “quality.”
There is no meaningful audience to which you can market high-quality writing, at least outside of the AWP Bookfair. Here’s a sampling of statements from a few well-known journals that describe what they publish or who they publish for:
Has a long tradition of cultivating emerging talent
Has published many great writers
For the many passionate readers
Publishes quality literature
Devoted to nurturing, publishing, and celebrating the best in contemporary writing
Finds and publishes the very best writers
These journals often take pains to emphasize, “Hey, we publish great writers, but we also publish undiscovered writers, too!” That’s really not any more distinctive than a dedication to high-quality literature. Or a publication that is unfailingly focused on promoting and celebrating a specific style of writing. Another has been around for several years and has established a good reputation. For many I’ve talked to, the answer is to reiterate “quality” and how that quality gets sourced. Over the last year, I have consulted with a range of literary journals at very different stages of development. It’s just high-quality literature from a different source, while appearing perhaps more gracious, enlightened, or hard working.
Posted June 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneThis is literally where the magic happens.”Once Upon a Time” co-creator Adam Horowitz just quit Twitter, but don’t you worry, he’s as active as ever on Instagram, sharing photos from his new office as he and the writers start breaking down the 2017-2018 Season 7.A look at the #onceuponatime writers room board. Like us on Facebook. West) and the daughter he didn’t know he had, named Lucy (Alison Fernandez).Three main “Once” characters — The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) — will be returning “but with new identities in a new city, facing a new curse.” They’ll join Henry and Lucy on “an epic quest to once again bring hope to their world and ours. Or to my right if I’m on the couch. Along the way, fairy tale characters new and old search for true love, find adventure and once again take sides in the struggle of good against evil, as classic tales are once more twisted and reimagined.””Once Upon a Time” Season 7 premieres this fall on ABC.Want more stuff like this? Questions need to be answered! Or behind me when I’m facing the windows.A post shared by Adam Horowitz (@adamhorowitzla) on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:41pm PDTNow we want to visit that waiting room, just to spend more time with the Charming family. The story will instead follow older Henry Mills (Andrew J. (Or we’re just taking lunch orders…)A post shared by Adam Horowitz (@adamhorowitzla) on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:03pm PDTThe Charmings hanging out in the #onceuponatime waiting room.A post shared by Adam Horowitz (@adamhorowitzla) on Jun 19, 2017 at 5:15pm PDTThe wall to my left in my new #onceuponatime office. Sigh.”Once” Season 7 is going to be quite different from previous seasons, with Snow White, Prince Charming, Emma Swan, Zelena, and Belle all leaving as main characters.
does have a direct interest in this all going away quickly, when Corinne does not.So the drama continues, which is fitting for the always messy “Bachelor in Paradise.”If ABC keeps to its original schedule, with the cast returning to either acknowledge this controversy on screen or not, “Bachelor in Paradise” may just go ahead and premiere this August as planned.Want more stuff like this? issued a statement saying, among other things, that their internal investigation of set footage was complete and “the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member.” They said production on this season would actually resume. She’s also probably trying to clear her own name, which is taking a hit in Internet comments, with fans now blaming her and seeing Warner’s statement as vindication for DeMario. It doesn’t mean Corinne lied or smeared DeMario’s name — since she wasn’t even the one who brought his name into this — and it’s fair to point out that Warner Bros. She seems to be standing by her previous statement, that she has “little memory” of what happened and is looking for answers. into allegations of misconduct on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ Given their results, the series will resume production and will air this summer on ABC.”Later in the afternoon, Corinne’s lawyer, Marty Singer, issued a statement to People:”It needs to be made clear that production of Bachelor in Paradise was shut down because of multiple complaints received from BiP producers and crew member on the set. Posted June 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe “Bachelor in Paradise” studio may be fine with whatever happened on set between Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson, but Corinne and her lawyer — and “multiple new witnesses” — are not finished with their investigation.Earlier today, Warner Bros. It was not shut down due to an complaint filed by Corinne against anyone.It comes as no surprise that Warner Bros., as a result of its own internal investigation, would state that no wrong doing had occurred. Like us on Facebook. Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard.”In other words, don’t blame Corinne for the show taking a break, or for Corinne thinking that something “bad” had happened, since that’s what she was told. ABC issued its own press release after that, confirming the show will still air this summer: “We appreciate the swift and complete investigation by Warner Bros.
Unlike the original series, which centers on a biological brothers, Wayward Sisters is about a sisterhood of girls in a foster family.”Deadline added that “Wayward Sisters” is expected to bring over other characters from “Supernatural” (including *possibly* Claire Novak, Alex Jones, and Sheriff Donna Hanscum) as well as introduce newbies.As the site continued:”Jody, Claire, Alex and Donna have been the dream quartet of characters of a spinoff fans had been rallying for, dubbed Wayward Daughters. “Bloodlines” was also introduced as a backdoor pilot, airing in Season 9, but that series never got beyond the pilot, and only featured new characters that viewers didn’t know or care about. Now don’t mess it up!”Supernatural” Season 13 premieres October 12 on The CW.Want more stuff like this? Posted June 20, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Supernatural” is trying again for a spinoff, and this one sounds perfect.According to Deadline, “Supernatural” Season 13 will air a backdoor pilot for The CW’s new series, called “Wayward Sisters,” following “Supernatural” Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Like us on Facebook. Named in part after the title of the Kansas song that opens every Supernatural finale, Carry On Wayward Son, the Wayward Daughters spinoff idea was the result of a grassroots fan effort that started two years ago, soon after Bloodlines, the first proposed Supernatural spinoff, did not go forward.”Yes, and that may be the difference. “Under Mills’ training and protection, the women will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force. This is seen as a response to fans calling for a spinoff around actual core characters.So far, commenting fans — at TVLine, especially — seem to be very supportive of this spinoff idea.
Posted June 20, 2017 by Scott HuverAlison Brie may have only been alive for a portion of the 1980s, but she’s having a totally awesome time revisiting the era — even when she’s pinned to a wrestling mat.Brie, who came on the scene with a powerful one-two punch with her starring role on the cult-favorite sitcom “Community” and recurring appearances on the modern TV classic “Mad Men,” returns to television as the central contender in Netflix’s “GLOW,” which turns back the clock to the glory days of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the Reagan Era’s female professional wrestling organization.Playing Ruth, a down-and-out aspiring actress whose desperate search for gainful employment leads her try her hand at suplexes and piledrivers and in the process finds herself on a road to an unexpected sort of stardom, Brie tells Moviefone she reveled in everything the role had to offer, from the physical challenges to the all-too-relatable auditioning process to those revealing high-cut leotards.Moviefone: You were just a baby in the ’80s! It’s all I wanted, once I heard about it. I definitely was walking a little taller throughout the whole shoot.If you were to actually wrestle, what was the main move that you mastered?The suplex is my favorite move, and I think I have it down, on either side. I really like the super high cut leotards, although, it makes for a bikini line challenge, I think for all the women on the show. It was some major nostalgia because my mom used to get constant perms. I think she has a lot of potential, but she needs to be reeled in some of the time — much like myself, I would say.Part of her journey, I imagine, was pretty easy for you to relate to. Tell me about connecting with her as far as the obstacles that she faced trying to follow her dreams.Oh, absolutely. I realized that I was capable of so much more than I ever would have imagined. Although, I guess you could argue that things like that are still a problem in our country today. I had a perm for this show, and the smell of the chemicals that they put in your hair to make a perm really took me back. I lived in my mother’s house in South Pasadena until we were going into our third season of “Community,” if that tells you anything about my confidence in my career. I fought for it tooth and nail. That was a great feeling. I had been really looking for a challenge, and I think really wanted to, similarly to Ruth, wanted to prove that I was capable of doing some different types of things. Did you have to decide that?I think that she is a good actress, but sometimes she’s so overzealous about it, that she gets in her own way. A lot of perms in our household!As you dove deep into the era, what blew you away — in a good way — about some of the styles and the pop cultural artifacts? I love everything about ’80s fashion. I really wanted to make sure I could support myself before I moved out of my mother’s house.Physically and maybe even mentally, how did playing this part change you?Definitely mentally. Doing our month-long wrestling training prior to shooting, as well as doing some really heavy lifting with my personal trainer, Jason Walsh, I really wanted to change my body, and build my muscles, and build strength, and then use it in the ring.As we were learning to do these moves, it’s like you’re overcoming your fears on a minute-by-minute basis, when you’re in the ring. The element of wrestling in this show was something that really turned me on. We see high-waisted jeans coming back in fashion now.But the fact that, like in even the ’50s and ’60s, we had those shapes, those hourglass shapes for women’s figures, that even women that had boobs and butts and things, could wear clothes in a cool way, and have that cinch at the waist, things that are more flattering, versus those really boxy shapes that we see in fashion now. Nothing sexy about those jeans. However, in the wrestling world in particular, when you really look back at the characters from the ’80s, the really aggressive patriotism is interesting.After watching the first few episodes, It’s not entirely obvious whether Ruth was actually potentially a good actress or not. In my auditioning process for the show, I’ve never felt more like Ruth either.I imagine you — like every actor in Hollywood — have gone through a lot of bizarre auditions, a lot of brusque auditions and a lot of brutal auditions. And what made you think, “This was actually a thing”?The clothes I actually really liked! That was a real tricky thing.Probably the racism is one of the more shocking things that I had kind of forgotten about the ’80s. But I actually really like the shapes of women’s clothes at the time. Have you had those experiences yourself?I’m lucky in that I’m from Los Angeles, so my family lives here. That’s my favorite move. I’ve never done a more empowering job, and I think that the physical side had a lot to do with it. Then I had to do it again in the movie.How about those moments between gigs, like Ruth faces, when you’re trying to make progress, and you’ve got to do things like call home for that extra bill money or take a gig that you might think was beneath you in another circumstance. I do, and I’m sure it’s a blend of actual memories, and then just like things I’ve seen in photographs, that sort of your mind tricks you into thinking, “I remember being there for that.”Definitely, I remember perms! I think overcoming those fears so constantly made us all feel like badasses. More like a second-by-second basis, as you’re sort of having to make a choice and then commit to a move in a really major way. Do you have a favorite “I can’t believe that somebody actually did or said this to me during an audition” story?I’ve never really been casting-couched or anything like that. As an actress, I could relate immediately and immensely to the challenges that Ruth is facing trying to get work, trying to find roles that she feels are worthy of her. I feel like I can suplex somebody, and I’m pretty good at getting suplexed. Trying to find interesting and different roles to play is still a challenge for women — and men, but women I think a little more, acting today.When this role came along in this show, I think that’s one of the things that I loved most about it: just the sheer volume of unique and interesting female characters was enough to make me really excited, and Ruth herself is such a complex and interesting character that I really fought for this role. I can remember an early audition for a movie that I booked called “Born,” a B horror movie, would be the best way to describe it, in which, in the audition I was playing a young woman in a fight with the demon fetus inside her body that’s possessing her, and that was a pretty wild audition. So rather than calling home for money, I just lived at home for a long time. It’s a crowd-pleaser.Did you have to work up the nerve to take on this part because it was going to be so challenging on a lot of levels?Not at al! Marc Maron has been very outspoken about his true hatred for the jeans that Ruth wears on the show. Do you have any hazy real-life memories of that period of time?Alison Brie: I do!
But come on. Maybe she’s not the next Celine Dion herself, but the real one must be beaming with pride out there.”America’s Got Talent” Season 12 airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Posted June 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneNear, far, wherever you are, you’ll melt for little Celine Tam, whose “America’s Got Talent” audition video already earned more than 10 million views in a “leak” days before her episode aired.Tam, age 9, appears in Season 12, Episode 4, airing Tuesday, June 20 (aka tonight), but the NBC reality show teased her song in a clip posted to YouTube on June 16, ending just before the judges’s comments. This one was cute, right? Like us on Facebook. Yep, both Celine and Dion were named for the legend Celine Dion, and of course young Celine sang the “Titanic” ballad “My Heart Will Go On” for her audition.Watch the video:It’s so sweet to see her parents tear up backstage.Some fans get tired of seeing singers on AGT, since there are other opportunities for singers outside of this particular reality show. on NBC.Want more stuff like this? (They’re going to be good, especially from Mel B.)Celine Tam came to the auditions with her family, including her parents and younger singer, Dion.
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— White Girl Whisperer (@Supersaiwynn) June 19, 2017Yes, for the record, it didn’t look like Miranda Cosgrove was at the wedding either, but you don’t hear her complaining.”Drake & Josh” aired from 2004 to 2007 on Nickelodeon, but clearly a lot of people have not moved on.Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Message is loud and clear. pic.twitter.com/cWtdrOJ6WA
— Mikaela Pascal (@Mikaela_Pascal) June 20, 2017Josh peck didnt invite drake bell to his wedding? #loveislove #daddyafA post shared by Josh Peck (@shuapeck) on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:04pm PDTCongrats to two of our favorite people. Apparently Bell was not invited, but Peck’s “Grandfathered” co-star John Stamos was there, as shown in wedding photos.Foreva eva, foreva eva? – Andre 3000A post shared by Josh Peck (@shuapeck) on Jun 19, 2017 at 12:04pm PDTHappy Fathers Day to BOTH my Dads. THIS IS SO DEPRESSING
— Steve Dao (@onthedaolow) June 20, 2017y’all hating on josh peck for not inviting drake bell to his wedding but i give him credit for cutting a toxic person on of his life. Stop making this a big deal you guys are so immature.”Twitter is reacting with a similar mix of emotional heartbreak and practical caution, with some praising Josh Peck for distancing himself from the occasionally “toxic” Drake Bell:I care wayyyy to much that Drake Bell wasn’t invited to Josh Peck’s wedding. That’s my childhood man
— Magic Alec (@alecgonzz12) June 20, 2017If @DrakeBell and @ItsJoshPeck are over, then so is my childhood !!! ALWAYS remember where you came from.”Josh Peck didn’t invite Drake Bell to his wedding #DrakeAndSnake 🤷🏾♀️😭 pic.twitter.com/KcRZeLckZA
— Serena Williams 🌮 (@stoneekoldfoxx) June 20, 2017Even though Drake Bell deleted the tweets, his — and the show’s — fans are now flaming Josh Peck on his own Instagram wedding photos, writing things like …• “HOW COULD YOU NOT INVITE DRAKE TO YOUR WEDDING? Just spent my morning researching why. Posted June 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneThis is somehow Megan’s doing.”Drake & Bell” fans are now posting snake emojis to Josh Peck’s Instagram in reaction to Peck not inviting Drake Bell to his recent wedding.Bell, 30, started the drama with now-deleted tweets writing, in part, that “Ties are officially cut” and “I’ll miss you brotha” after Peck, 30, got married Saturday to longtime girlfriend Paige O’Brien. — tater thot🌻 (@paigedurdon) June 19, 2017drake bell not being invited to josh peck’s wedding makes me wonder if there even is such a thing as real friends anymore
— alex romero (@whosalexander) June 20, 2017Megan hacking into Josh’s email and deleting drake bell’s e-vite to Josh’s wedding. — Georgia Barrett (@heathr0w1) June 20, 2017It’s so hearbreaking to hear about Drake Bell not being invited to Josh’s wedding. Josh & Paige, we love you ❤️❤️ #couplegoalsA post shared by Nicole Golfieri (@nicolegolfieri) on Jun 17, 2017 at 10:42pm PDTTwitter managed to save Bell’s tweets before they were deleted, showing his disappointment.• “True colors have come out today. I’ll miss ya brotha.”• “When you’re not invited to the wedding the message is clear…”• “Loyalty is key. I BET HE WOULD’VE INVITED YOU TO HIS. pic.twitter.com/1jRT8pdbPd
— Savana (@SavanaBroxton) June 19, 2017I think we all know who misplaced Drake Bell’s wedding invite. Ties are officially cut. YOU’RE AN ACTUAL DOUCHE CANOE”• “Drake just wanted to see his brotha get hitched man why you do dat• “I trusted you and you broke Drake”There are some people calling for reason, responding with comments like “You guys don’t know the true story behind anything.
She broke out on “Game of Thrones,” but has also appeared in “The Hour,” “Sherlock,” “Black Mirror,” and most recently opposite Tom Hardy in “Taboo.”The plot of the four “Avatar” sequels is being kept under lock and key. 17, 2021; “Avatar 4” in December 2024; and “Avatar 5” in 2025. “Avatar 2” is slated for release Dec. We do know that original stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, and Sigourney Weaver will all return. 18, 2020; “Avatar 3” is scheduled for Dec. Posted June 20, 2017 by Kelly WooNavigating the jungles of Pandora will be a cinch after the wilds of Westeros.Oona Chaplin, who played the tragically-killed Talisa Stark in “Game of Thrones,” has signed on to all four sequels to James Cameron’s “Avatar.”She’ll play Varang, a “strong and vibrant central character.” Chaplin is the second high-profile new cast member, joining former “Fear the Walking Dead” star Cliff Curtis. Chaplin is the granddaughter of legendary screen icon Charlie Chaplin, but has amassed an acting resume of her own.
And maybe she’ll cause some extra drama in Owen and Amelia’s already tumultuous marriage.Raver will also play a surgeon, Dr. The last we saw Teddy, the head of cardiothoracic surgery was fired by friend and onetime romantic interest Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) so that she could take her dream job at the United States Army Medical Command.She was mentioned in the Season 14 finale, after Owen’s MIA sister, Megan, had been found. Posted June 20, 2017 by Kelly WooTeddy’s back! Kim Raver is scrubbing into Season 14 of “Grey’s Anatomy.”The actress, who was a series regular in Seasons 6-8, is returning as Dr. Bergstein, in Season 5 of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan,” which premieres August 6. Megan is en route to reunite with her brother — perhaps Teddy caught the same flight! Teddy confirmed Megan’s identity over the phone to Owen’s wife, Dr. Teddy Altman for a guest arc, according to Deadline. Amelia Shepherd.
Vanity Fair weighs in with a source that insists that Cavill’s $14 million “certainly isn’t for one picture. Posted June 20, 2017 by Sharon Knolle”Wonder Woman” is slaying at the box office, but Gal Gadot’s salary apparently has a long way to go to match what Henry Cavill was paid for “Man of Steel.”Cosmpolitan notes that Gal Gadot was paid just $300,000 for “Wonder Woman,” while Henry Cavill’s first outing in 2011’s “Man of Steel” earned him a cool $14 million (according to Forbes.)That means (if everyone is crunching the numbers correctly) Cavill was paid 46 times what Gadot was. And since the two were both “unknowns” at the time of their casting, there really seems to be only one way to interpret that huge pay gap.But… Let’s hope those big bonuses are happening.And since “Wonder Woman 2” apparently isn’t part of her original contract, Gadot deserves a massive raise for the next one.For what it’s worth, $300,000 is what Chris Evans was paid for his first go-round as Steve Rogers in Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” per CBR. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League.” With the huge success of “Wonder Woman,” that figure now seems criminally low. That’s insane.” The source tells VF that “if she signed a deal similar to Cavill’s, the ‘Wonder Woman’ bonus checks will soon be rolling in — and the sequels could be even more lucrative.”Another VF source claims, “If you do an apples to apples comparison, she was paid at least as much as he was.”The $300,000-per-movie figure was first reported by Variety in 2014 when Gadot signed a three-picture deal to appear in “Batman v.
Or will the season start over from scratch with the other contestants and pretend like it never happened? Posted June 20, 2017 by Kelly WooThe investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct on the set of “Bachelor in Paradise” has concluded that no such misconduct took place.Production on the ABC dating show shut down after a producer raised concerns about an encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson. may not air the actual incident between Olympios and Jackson, but will it even acknowledge the ensuing drama? ABC has also yet to comment on if the show will still air this summer or get pushed back. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy.Production on this season of ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show’s policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants.It’s unclear how “Bachelor in Paradise” will address the incident now that filming has resumed. Warner Bros. The safety, security, and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly.Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Both parties hired lawyers, Olympios released a statement calling herself a victim, and Jackson defended himself.Now, Warner Bros. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. has revealed the findings of its internal investigation:As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of ‘Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico.’ We take all such allegations seriously.
He was murdered … But he struggles with adjusting to civilian life: he has to reacquaint himself with his wife and kids, deal with post-traumatic stress disorder, and help his soldier buddies battle demons of their own.Based on the non-fiction book by David Finkel, “Thank You For Your Service” is the directorial debut of Jason Hall, who earned an Oscar nomination for his “American Sniper” screenplay.The two movies explores similar themes, but as Hall told USA Today, “Coming home isn’t just about the boots on the soil: Coming home is a process of returning to self. It seemed like the second half of ‘American Sniper.'” so I felt like that process was cut short. In Finkel’s book, it showed that entire journey. I watched (Kyle) finding his way home in the relationship with his wife, as a father to his kids, and as a man. Posted June 20, 2017 by Kelly WooWar is hell — and home isn’t a lot easier in the trailer for “Thank You For Your Service.”Miles Teller stars as a decorated Army soldier who returns home from a tour in Iraq.