Like us on Facebook. “I love my girls. We’re very much a part of each other’s lives and if the movie happens it would be a great thing.”The first “Sisterhood” came out in 2005, with the sequel following in 2008. America Ferrera has renewed hope for a third “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movie.At last night’s Human Rights Campaign gala, where the the LGBT rights group honored her with the Ally For Equality Award, Ferrera told E! News that making another movie with co-stars Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, and Amber Tamblyn would be “amazing.””It’s an idea and a conversation,” she said. It’s been nearly a decade, but the four actresses remain close friends.”What’s wonderful about these girls in my life is, people expect girls and women to be competitive, and we made a decision to love and support each other off-screen and onscreen,” she said.”We would love to get paid to hang out with each other. That would wonderful.”Want more stuff like this? Posted March 21, 2017 by Kelly WooThe “Sisterhood” is alive and well!
Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. But there was one thing the movie almost had, but didn’t wind up including: a “Frozen” Easter Egg.As star Josh Gad, who plays LeFou, told People, “The Easter egg I fought for [director] Bill Condon to put in but we never did, there’s a moment in the original where a bunch of snow falls on LeFou and he becomes a snowman and I thought, this could kill. Posted March 21, 2017 by Kelly WooDo you want to build a snowman, Belle?”Beauty and the Beast” — which made all the money this weekend — has it all: lavish sets, gorgeous costumes, incredible special effects, lovely songs. It’s a little meta but it could be great.”Why it’s meta: Gad also voiced Olaf the snowman in “Frozen.”It could’ve worked, since the Beast’s castle is stuck in permanent winter. And magic does turn human beings into inanimate objects, even if a snowman isn’t quite a household item.
“He’s all beat up, his cape’s all torn up and stuff, and he thinks he has survived.”Instead, Krennic finds it very hard to breathe — an unseen Force chokes him. “Vader kills him for his failure.”Want more stuff like this? “He survived the blast and they pulled him up and brought him to the Star Destroyer to report to Vader,” Whitta explained. But in Whitta’s first draft, several characters escape Scarif, including Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor (a happier ending for the heroes) — and Krennic.Krennic somehow survives the blast and is rescued by Imperial forces (“it’s a bit of a reach,” Whitta admitted). Posted March 21, 2017 by Kelly WooDarth Vader only has a couple scenes in “Rogue One,” but one of them was originally supposed to be very different.Vader shows what a total badass he is in the second scene where — spoiler alert — he mows down a bunch of Rebel soldiers. But that scene was added late in production. In the original script, as screenwriter Gary Whitta told Entertainment Weekly Vader was supposed to kill Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn).In the final version of “Rogue One,” Krennic dies on Scarif when the Death Star blasts the planet. Like us on Facebook.
But the original creator of the comic books is defending the show.In an interview with Inverse, Roy Thomas said he was “vaguely aware” of the whitewashing controversy. I know Oriental isn’t the right word now, either.”Critics and viewers have suggested that an Asian-American actor would’ve been a better choice to play the character (instead of Finn Jones). In fact, Lewis Tan, who plays a villain in the show, auditioned to play Danny. You know, cultural appropriation, my god. Like us on Facebook. I have so little patience for some of the feelings that some people have. Don’t these people have something better to do than to worry about the fact that Iron Fist isn’t Oriental, or whatever word? Thomas would’ve been fine with that.”If they wanted to kill off white Iron Fist and come up with one who wasn’t Caucasian, that wouldn’t have bothered me, but neither am I ashamed for having made up one who was,” he said.But really, this whole controversy strikes Thomas as overblown. Posted March 21, 2017 by Kelly WooNetflix’s “Iron Fist” series has faced criticism for cultural appropriation, because its central superhero is a white man who returns from Asia with martial arts abilities. They have an infinite capacity for righteous indignation.”Want more stuff like this? I mean, I understand where it’s coming from. He said, “I just think some people have too much time on their hands, I guess. “I try not to think about it too much. It’s just an adventure story.
This season, he’s favoring Rashad Jennings.”I can’t fill out an NCAA bracket for the life of me, I got the Super Bowl wrong, but when it comes to ballroom dancing, I am golden,” Kimmel said last night. (No joke!) Or that his 23-year-old partner, Witney Carson has never even heard of any of his “SNL” skits. He crunched the numbers and he’s picked the winner 9 out of 18 times. Ouch!So who will win the mirror ball this season? Her fellow gold medalist Laurie Hernandez waltzed off with the mirror ball last season.Watch Simone’s tango with Sasha Ferber:And watch Rashad’s groovy cha cha with Emma Slater:”SNL” alum Chris Kattan scored the lowest of the evening with a paltry 17 points for his “A Night at the Roxbury”-inspired dance to Haddaway’s “What Is Love.” The 46-year-old could blame his stiffness in the head-bopping dance to having broken his neck a few years ago. The best score went to Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, while NFL star Rashad Jennings’ cha cha was just one point behind.Simone racked up 32 points for her tango with Sasha Farber. Jimmy Kimmel always shares his predictions on who will win the dancing competition before the premiere even airs. “That’s almost half,” he jokes.Meanwhile, our Magic Eight Ball tells us Kattan will be going home first. Posted March 21, 2017 by Sharon KnolleIt’s no surprise that the athletes are leading the scoreboard as a new season of “Dancing With the Stars” kicked off last night. Len Goodman called it “the dance of the night.” Could she win it all?
This guy’s like a sports guy. I’ve never, ever thought to keep anything private because that’s not really what I’m like, and now I’m learning those things, and they’re weird, kind of demented lessons to learn.”In “Gifted,” Evans plays the uncle of a young math prodigy Mary (Mckenna Grace) and Slate plays the girl’s teacher who falls for him. And she admits she cried. He’s a lovely person,” the former “SNL” regular says. He has beautiful, big, strong emotions, and he’s really sure of them. “Last year was a giant, big year for my heart. He’s so hot!’ You’re like, ‘How dare you? She says she auditioned for the role partly because, “I want to show that it doesn’t always have to be a bikini model opposite Captain America.”The two bonded during the game nights that Evans organized for the cast, which at first she thought she’d hate: “I was like, ‘This is annoying. Posted March 21, 2017 by Sharon KnolleComedian Jenny Slate isn’t known for holding back on her personal life and now she’s spilling details on her break up with her “Gifted” co-star Chris Evans.”I watched ‘You’ve Got Mail’ so many times, it was unbelievable,” she tells Vulture. A lot. I was like, ‘I’d better not discount this, because this is purity.'”When she realized Evans had “feelings” for her, at first she thought, “Is this a prank?” she tells Vulture. “He is a straight-up 35-year-old man who wants to play games. But yes, he’s so hot.'”Naturally, she has “no regrets” about being in a relationship with the high-profile heartthrob. And has nothing but wonderful things to say about him.”Chris is truly one of the kindest people I’ve ever met, to the point where sometimes I would look at him and it would kind of break my heart,” she gushes. “Yeah, I did it right.” Oh, we’d be crying non-stop too if Captain America was no longer in our lives.”I don’t mind talking about him at all. That’s it. His heart is probably golden-colored, if you could paint it.”Awwwww!’Gifted’ opens April 7. That’s my boyfriend. “I first really liked Chris as a person because he is so unpretentious,” she says. He’s the kid that likes P.E.'” But he quickly won her over. He’s like primary colors. It’s just wonderful to be around. “He’s really vulnerable, and he’s really straightforward. She adds, “If you are a woman who really cares about her freedom, her rights, her sense of being an individual, it is confusing to go out with one of the most objectified people in the entire world.” When women would approach her in public and say, “‘Oh my God, is that Chris Evans?
Posted March 21, 2017 by Rachel HornerJessica Huang (Constance Wu) is the fierce matriarch of “Fresh Off the Boat,” and when we grow up, we want to be just like her. She is everything we aspire to be: confident, absolutely hilarious, and marginally terrifying.These are the 15 times Jessica Huang spoke to us on a spiritual level.
So I feel pretty fulfilled. I’m feeling my nurturer-gatherer, want to like use glitter and sew at home. I watch a lot of motorcycle videos with him, and I smile, and I nod. I’ve been really thinking about how to research to buy a good sewing machine, because I really want to learn to sew. Because I would never act that way in real life, because I’m too worried about the consequences. Yeah, and we just both slowly fell in love with him.What was the fun fact that you walked out of there with about Keith?That he’s as in love with his wife as I am with my husband. Were you keeping an eye on social media and that kind of thing?A little bit. Or would you rather do almost everything together?I would do everything together. Yeah, if we were at an accounting firm or a lawyer’s firm, we probably couldn’t have as much PDA as we have on set. We don’t actually separate anything. I also believe in symbiotic relationships, and that the world has to be a compromise. Do you guys feel that way? If you’re not having fun, come see me, let me know how I can help. Those are the two things you need to put to bed in order to survive the holidays. We see cool places. Usually, you’ll get a gig, and you’ve got to say to Dax, “I’m going to be kissing this guy in this movie, this is what the director needs from me.” The situation’s is a little different with this one. And that it’s very dangerous when you put one person’s needs above another’s, because there’s that book they keep quoting, “What We Owe to Each Other.” It’s important and necessary for our survival for us to live a harmonious life, and I think as long as that’s valued, everything can get better.But that also requires listening to the people you disagree with, from both sides. That is not my world. First and foremost, we are making movies. Everything you hoped for and more?Everything! Look at him. I just care much more about being happy on a day-to-day basis, so I want to be with and work with my husband.What is especially fun about working with him, just him as the creative artist?That he creates a dynamic on set where the No. We are the lucky ones, which means we have a responsibility to have fun. It feels risky, and a little scary, which is what makes it fun. But I think all two and three-year-olds do. We want everyone to be safer on the streets. What gets you excited about putting those characters in the holiday context?Yeah! He doesn’t really think they count, and, in a way, they don’t. But you have to do it. We’re allowed to have PDA. My takeaway from the last year of Earth is, I’ve refused to be in an echo chamber. It always ties in with something greater. I think you have to follow the kid. Yeah, we’ve blown it a couple times, because we’ve gone to places where we were like, “We should have looked up a song to do here.” After we did it, we tried to make a commitment, but we blew it. I can’t really describe when I’m doing that, but I feel like when I’m reading characters, like when I read “[Forgetting] Sarah Marshall,” or I read Eleanor from “Good Place,” I inherently know where to place those things.Were you watching closely the reaction to the finale? We want better education. That’s why it was so funny, because when you’re hearing Jon moan in the background in pain and Karen is ignoring him, and Josh’s character Rick is like, “Is he OK?” It’s so real, it’s heartbreakingly funny.Were you testing Dax at any point to see how far you can go with this and see if I can get any kind of reaction?I know for a fact I would never get a reaction. It also feels very wrong, and very, what’s the word? He was very nervous, more nervous to be in the seat of the interviewee than I was to be in the seat of the interviewer.You were ready — that was apparent.But I didn’t feel it. I have no interest. Everyone wants to do this. I don’t believe people are inherently evil. Posted March 21, 2017 by Scott HuverIf you ask Kristen Bell, her Good Place is working alongside her husband.Her previous collaborations with her actor/writer/director hubby Dax Shepard have included her films “When in Rome” and “Veronica Mars,” his film “Hit & Run,” commercials for various Samsung products and that epic homemade African vacation video set to Toto’s “Africa.” And now, Bell’s got a choice, bitchy role in “CHiPs” (out Friday), Shepard’s latest on-screen and behind-the-lens project, playing the indifferent, almost-single-and-already-mingling soon-to-be ex-wife to his motorcycle officer Jon Baker.And after a considerably great career year that included the success of solo projects, like her clever new series “The Good Place” and her film “Bad Moms,” Bell reveals that she’d have no qualms if the couple worked side-by-side as often as they’re able for the rest of their careers: for example, he even handpicked the hot, handsome actor she gets to make out with in front of him without batting a jealous eye.But, as she reveals to Moviefone, “Dateline NBC’s” Keith Morrison could have a shot … Probably wasn’t the answer you were expecting, but I do. How do I captivate you enough that you’ll root for me, despite doing all these hideous things?It’s just one of my favorite challenges, and I think that a lot of it is something I can’t describe, that I can only sort of feel when I’m doing something that is likable, or emotionally interesting, or when I can bate someone to root for me. Absolutely sweeter, and more nervous than I imagined. I married him because I enjoy spending time with him, and I trust him. ?More than I wish I did!Really?Mike Schur just pitched me Season 2 and possibly Season 3, then also threw out a couple actual endings of where it could go. But yeah, they do both like to tell jokes, which is kind of cool.Are they good at telling their jokes?For a two and three-year-old, yeah. I don’t really care. Yeah, they’re pretty decent at it.What’s the fun of playing a shitty person?It’s just so exciting to be that selfish. I like that he likes them. How do we apply that to the world that we’re living in now?I believe in second chances. It’s the one thing that’s bigger than the mom drama, is holiday drama.Tell me about your opportunity to interview “Dateline’s” Keith Morrison. I looked at it the day after, and I was very, very happy with the response. But you know what? I’m excited just to work with everybody again, but I think that’s the only place it could go. I don’t know if ending is the right word. That’s kind of morbid, but it was also very interesting, and we just were captivated by this storyteller who his narration was incomparable to anyone else’s, his vocabulary, his smoky pipes. I don’t know. We want better healthcare. Can we write you in? Those are the same reasons I want to work with him.I think a lot of people in Hollywood are afraid to work with their significant others — they don’t want to appear to come as a packaged deal always, or whatever. I really want to learn to sew. I’m not watching how I’m being perceived, I’m not tracking how I’m being perceived. We just called him out of the blue and said, “Would you do a day on ‘CHiPs’? He has a meeting, I guess it’s about once a week, with everybody on set, where he calls everyone to a huddle and he says, listen, “We are here to have fun. I think that if he gets a freebie here and there, good for him. We blew it.You’ve been working so much lately. That’s who you want to tell you how to get where. I want to listen to people with opposing viewpoints. The other days of the week, I take my kids to school. So we just have to figure out the best solution. 1 babe we know. Sweeter than I imagined. Are you at full stop like the rest of us, or … They’re not going to do anything too dangerous that I’d ever have to be worried about.Do you see little actors in them yet?Yeah, they both have a flair for drama. I get to play dress-up for premieres. Did you get to pick the guy you get to kiss?Kristen Bell: Sort of. I want to understand why they believe that.Because something we’ve forgotten is that most of us want the same things for our country. So it’s no surprise that he’s the voice of Waze now. Josh is the No. I care if I wake up happy and I go to bed happy. So I could try to keep tabs on this idea of who people think I am, or where they think I fit, but it’s all so meaningless, and it changes with the wind. You’ve got to shoot that.Oh yeah, we’ll shoot that for sure, for sure, for sure! That season was fantastic.Oh, I’m so happy!Tell me about finding how to indulge in her worst attributes, but still keep the audience invested in her.That’s what I love most of all, is seeing someone on paper who is inherently unlikable, and figuring out how I can force you to invest in her. That is exactly what she should say to you.”You’re going to take some time off in the fall. What do you want to do? But in pretend mode, there are no consequences.You had a real high-wire act of doing that on “The Good Place.” But keeping her somebody that we still are invested in, and talk about a payoff. We stumbled upon “Dateline.” It’s on every night of the week. No, it’s not something I hesitate on, because they wear their helmets. Because we were talking about how lucky in love we are, and how that matters above all else, and he said the sweetest thing: because I’ve said he’s my hall pass before, he said, “You know what my wife said to me as I left this morning?” He goes, “‘Hey, you’re nobody’s hall pass.'” And I said, “God, I respect her so much. He is an incredibly impressive individual, and it is very exciting to be a part of a show that literally has no boundaries, because you can do anything.When we’re having this pitch conversation, I’m like, “How are you even going to show that? That means we get to live in the motor home, which we love. Because we need a hunk.” He said, “Of course!” We were very grateful.Then I just adore him so much, and he played that part so sincerely. I just want to.I love doing stuff with my hands. Yeah, we really want to take our kids in an RV.There’s not much I’m feeling I’m lacking — other than the sewing machine — because we go to the sand dunes a couple times a year, so he gets to off-road. Is there any place in there for you?No, the blender confuses me! We travel for work. I’ll probably have a line of, like, kitten puffy paint sweatshirts on Etsy by the fall. But he very much encouraged me to try and suck off Josh Duhamel’s mustache.We knew we needed a babe. I was like, this is the guy to be interviewed by, and I’ve got to flip the script here.Where did your Keith fandom begin?We love true crime, and I think, over the last 10 years, we’ve watched a lot of television. I could have put my hands down Josh’s pants, and the only person I would have surprised — or offended — is Josh.Does it work the other way around, when you see him do love scenes?Sometimes. At one point on “Parenthood” I was like, when he was making out with Minka Kelly, I’m like, “Oh, you didn’t let me know that this happened.” And he was like, “Am I supposed to just announce it to you?”It is a weird, touchy situation because you should technically tell your spouse, but at the same time, you don’t want to make a big deal out of it. What parts of your life to you want to connect more with or expand out with some time off?I really want to learn to sew. I think that’s what this show also explores. There is no solution if you don’t do it.And “Bad Moms” — when I heard the next one was going to have the Christmas element, I’m like, that is genius on a story level, that’s genius on a marketing level. 1 priority is fun. I don’t know why. It was just, you wanted him to narrate your life. if only his wife were more flexible.Moviefone: I want you to walk me through this. Because I was worried people would figure it out.How much do you know about what’s ahead? I’m not sitting in the audience of my life. What do you think people can draw from looking at a character like Eleanor, who seems like a crappy person on the surface, but has redeeming features? I do a ton of crafts with my kids. As the protective mom, are you like, “Um, hey …”?Our oldest daughter just learned to ride a bike, yesterday actually. And we really want to go on an RV trip with our family — like, drive around the country.If you don’t shoot that — come on! Can we expect a new vacation video from you guys?If we get on vacation, I will do my damnedest! That’s exactly what she should say to you. Good for him!Do you guys have certain rules or philosophies about when you work together, like there’s a professional mode you try to be in?Because we’re in the acting world, a lot more slides. God speed in everything that you do. If you don’t want to be here, you’re welcome to go. If they’re interested in it, my hesitancy isn’t going to make them uninterested in it. They always relate to a lesson in ethics or morality. Particularly Kiki, because she’s so easily stressed out, and she’s such a people-pleaser. Not tear each other down, while also not accomplishing anything.It’s not easy to break out of those echo chambers, because I’ve been actively attempting to do just that.It’s still hard. Weirdly, Dax is very disconnected from sexual interactions on camera. Its heartbeat is still comedic, and I’m just unendingly impressed with our writers’ room for thinking of these weird, weird-ass ideas.You mentioned the ethical conundrums that “The Good Place” brings up, and we’re in interesting moment in the world, ethically, where I think we’re all looking at what’s right and what’s not right. I love him so much, and all of his cute interests.Are you seeing your kids being drawn into that? But because it’s a community of artists, a lot more is taken with a grain of salt. It used to be our nightly show. That stuff makes me happy. What do you even mean?” The ideas are very big. Like calling things different names, pulling the one-two switcheroo. But let’s accomplish this day with having a lot of fun.”It makes me just levitate with pride to see the man I love conduct himself like that, and be an influence of joy over so many people.Where do you fit into his world of being a gearhead with cars and motorcycles?
I think those qualities that the movie has are great and subverting things is always fun. The thing that is incredible about David is that he’s really not afraid of these corners of the world, and he wanted to figure it out as much as all the characters in the movie want to figure it out. Looking back on the process — and with some distance — what was that experience like?Oh man … He knew about it before, obviously, but as he tried to shape the movie he was trying to figure out who this person was, even to the day we were shooting it, up until the end of shooting, to see if we could find out who the Zodiac Killer was.Really?Yeah! Posted March 21, 2017 by Drew Taylor”Life,” the brand-new science-fiction thriller about a crew of unlucky astronauts (led by Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, and Jake Gyllenhaal) who pick up a soil sample from Mars that isn’t just soil, will scare the hell out of you. When you’re that age and you’re not even so clear about the kind of geniuses I was working with — performers, filmmakers, all the crew around me. I haven’t been on many movies with such a lovely process.Did they show you what the monster was going to look like, or was it pure speculation on your end?They more showed us where it would be. We had kind of an idea of what Calvin would look like and what he’d change into but it was mostly our imagination.What did you think when you finally saw it? There are moments in the movie where I’m crying and then immediately start laughing, and I found myself crying and laughing at the same time. And we had these ear pieces in, where our characters could communicate with each other in the movie but Daniel could get on there and he would tell us to look at things or turn our heads in different directions and explain to us what was happening. There are definitely physical strains on your body at a certain age that aren’t always fun. Had you always wanted to do something in the space/horror genre?Jake Gyllenhaal: No, if you ever talk to me I don’t have any specific desire to do any particular type of film. I think that need, that want, that desire, that ache is in the movie because it’s his ache. I also had to ask him about “Zodiac,” one of his very best performances (and one of the very best movies, well, ever) and an upcoming movie I’m very excited about, “Okja,” due out on Netflix this summer.Moviefone: This is the first time you’ve done a movie like this. That was a promise he made. Daniel wanted us to use own own imaginations. But he also loves the idea of absurdity and creation, so in terms of creating a character with him it’s truly inspiring and so fun. Is that something you’d be open to if called upon?Always! I was very young at the time and thought very highly of myself, which has absolutely changed. He’s a true visionary, from his early movies in Korea to the movies he’s ventured out with a more international cast. He grew up with the Zodiac Killer in his hometown, so all of those things run very deep inside him and they run in the movie and that’s what I think makes it so special.You have another movie that is coming out that I am so excited for: “Okja.” What can you tell us about that movie and what was it like working with Bong Joon-ho?Well, again, another brilliant mind. He’s so incredible to work with and he’s such a visual artist so, in a way, you’re just fitting into this painting. But, man, is that man a craftsperson and I love him as a person and it was a joy to work with him. Was that fun to play around with as well?Absolutely. It was a little bit of both. It was a strange discovery as we went. There are so many things that are really trying to pander and in a lot of ways this is pure entertainment but in that space it’s always fun to f*ck around.What was it like shooting the movie?Oh, it was fun. It mostly has to do with the community of people you work with and the opportunity to play around and explore. It was claustrophobic and there are some tense moments when you’re trying to create those things but ultimately it was really fun. It’s an honor.It’s great, too, that people still talk about it. David hadn’t made a movie in a while when he made that, and I remember the script was a certain way. I can’t wait for you to see the movie.”Life” is in theaters Friday. Not necessarily in the ways we consider films ambitious but in this very subversive film that I think is ahead of its time and is a classic in a lot of ways. Maybe it’s his understanding of all of our cultures, his understanding of the connection between all of us in the world and where similarities exist. It was the easiest costume to put on and take off. I’ve never done that before but always!It’s the 10th anniversary of “Zodiac” this year. Has the fact that it has remained, even after getting a lackluster initial release, surprised you at all?No. It’s an unrelenting, terror-filled journey into the deepest, most uncomfortable parts of space exploration and an absolutely thrilling time at the movies.I was lucky enough to chat with Gyllenhaal the morning after the movie’s uproarious SXSW world premiere, where we talked about getting drawn to the project, what it was like shooting the movie, and whether or not he’d return for a sequel. The creature he’s created is beautiful, and I think he’s created a story in the vein of the classics we love; I’d say things like “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “E.T.,” where you watch the journey of a child growing up and moving to adulthood in a way that’s really beautiful and heartbreaking and moving.I can’t say enough wonderful things about it. And [director] Daniel Espinosa is very particular in that way and really allows for that type of exploration. It was definitely such a dark movie to create and make and so ambitious in a lot of ways. Daniel is lovely and his attitude is great and he has a great sense of humor. It was 100 pages when it was written, and when he got on it became 180. There’s something about him. There’s no one I know working today that has the agility with tone that he has — visually, with humor. And Seamus McGarvey was already shooting it and we had some incredible department heads so I thought, Hey, these people are going to do some very interesting things with this idea.Daniel has said that part of the appeal was the Janet Leigh aspect of getting rid of a major character early. Did it line up at all?It changes, so I think in that way, as it grows and behaves that way … It was life-changing and career-changing, and to work with David Fincher and to have that experience was extraordinary. But definitely f*cking scary.The writers of “Life” have talked about being open to a sequel. It was a wonderful, great cast that was very humble and happy to be there. Being on wires every day, we came in and didn’t have to wear shoes and wore jumpsuits. You fly around on wires every day … That was part of it, along with a terrifying script.
Posted March 21, 2017 by Alana Altmann Some movies just never get old. Jim Carrey had plenty of ’90s hits that made us laugh until we cried, but there’s really only one that we still can’t get enough of.Here are 11 reasons why “Liar Liar” is still one of his best.
What should go in the first line of your description? How do you research appropriate categories and keywords? My free half-hour session was on Improving Your Book Descriptions and Audience Targeting. Over the weekend, I was proud to be a participant in the London Book Fair edition of Indie Author Fringe, sponsored by the Alliance of Independent Authors. I review principles and tools to help independent authors master the power of descriptions and reach their target market. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch for free. I answer such questions as: Is it better to have a long or short book description on Amazon?
By bringing attention to the issue, she’s certainly doing her part.[via: Hunger; Buzzfeed; The DailyMail] Not only is that hard for people who are underrepresented, as Emmanuel explained, it isn’t an accurate reflection of today’s reality.”Ultimately that’s not the world we live in,” she said, as reported by the Daily Mail.Emmanuel hopes to see recent efforts to increase diversity in TV and film continue in the long run. Even though the 2017 awards season proved better for actors of color, the problem hasn’t gone away.Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei on “Game of Thrones” and Ramsey in “The Fate of the Furious,” gave her take on the issue during a recent interview with Hunger magazine, noting improvement in representation but also highlighting her ongoing concerns. Posted March 20, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongDiversity on TV and in film has become a hot-button issue in recent years, especially during the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of 2016. The half-Dominican actress also opened up about how she, a half-Dominican woman, has been affected.”For me, when I was growing up, not seeing anyone on television that looked like me or that I could identify with was really hard, and that can affect someone’s self-esteem hugely,” she told the magazine, according to Buzzfeed.Emmanuel acknowledges that there have been positive strides in recent years, but nonetheless, the norm is still to see casts that are almost entirely white, with just a few minority cast members sprinkled in.
“I know nothing about that.”It’s not exactly a promising answer, but it isn’t necessarily bad news for fans of the long-running singing series, either. Don’t count an NBC “American Idol” reboot out yet.[via: Deadline] Posted March 20, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio Long”American Idol” said farewell just under a year ago, but talk of a reboot has already been swirling.With NBC reportedly interested in continuing the reality singing competition show now that Fox has retired it, former “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez had to answer questions about its possible return during the NBCU Summer Press Day on Monday. NBC may be working on the reboot — with Lopez even — but just not ready to let the cat out of the bag. She was there to talk about her new show, “World of Dance,” but the “American Idol” curiosity still popped up.Unfortunately, when Lopez was asked if executive producing and judging NBC’s “World of Dance” would keep her from returning as an “Idol” judge, she didn’t have much information to share.”I haven’t heard anything about that,” she said, according to Deadline.
The description is downright chilling. Kardashian West described how she felt sure they would shoot her and how she worried about her sister Kourtney finding her after.”I just prayed Kourtney was going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed,” Kardashian West said.As it turned out, the men were more interested in her jewelry than physically harming her. even put “KUTK” filming on hold temporarily to give her time to cope. E! 3, the reality star has opened up about the experience, and needless to say, it sounds terrifying.In Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kardashian West walked the public through the events of that night and what was going through her mind at the time. As she told her sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian on the show, she thought she would be raped and killed.It wasn’t a leap for Kardashian West to believe that she was in such danger. They hauled her to the bathroom and left her there while they reportedly took off with millions of dollars worth of jewelry, including her $4 million engagement ring. After hearing her tell the tale, it’s even clearer why.Watch part of Kardashian West’s description of the night below.[via: E!; Variety] She woke up when she heard them coming up the stairs, but they threw her on the bed and used duct tape to bind her and gag her.”I thought, ‘Okay, this is the moment. They are going to rape me,'” she said, according to Variety. The intruders, two armed and masked men posing as police officers, managed to get into her hotel room where she was dozing. “And I fully mentally prepped myself.”Fortunately, that didn’t happen, but she still had good reason to fear for her safety; the men held the gun to her head. Once they were gone, Kardashian West was eventually able to call her sisters and mom, Kris Jenner.In the aftermath of the traumatic event, Kardashian West has been been noticeably less public. Posted March 20, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongMonths after Kim Kardashian West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Oct.
Like us on Facebook. Posted March 20, 2017 by Kelly Woo”The Big Bang Theory” will continue to nerd out through Season 12.CBS officially renewed the hit comedy for two more seasons, after original cast members Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar signed new contracts extending past the current 10th season. Their cast mates reportedly took pay cuts so that both actresses could get significant salary bumps.All parties involved naturally wanted “Big Bang Theory” to continue on. It was just a matter of finalizing the cast’s contracts.The show is also spinning off a prequel, “Young Sheldon,” about a teenage version of Parsons’ character, which will debut in the fall.Want more stuff like this? They all reportedly make $1 million per episode.Series regulars Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch are expected to sign new deals, as well. It’s a major hit for CBS, and a huge moneymaker for studio Warner Bros.
But the biggest change was to the film’s ending. Darth Vader attacks their ship and it seems all is lost, but the heroes survive thanks to an escape pod. “It’s worth it. We tried every single idea. Eventually, through endless development you get through an evolutionary process where the best version rises to the top.”Want more stuff like this? Jyn and “Cassian” escape with the plans Scarif via a Rebel ship. If you’re going to give your life for anything, give your life for this, to destroy a weapon that going to kill you all anyway. Posted March 20, 2017 by Kelly WooIt’s no secret “Rogue One” went through a lot of changes in production, with entire scenes cut and additional footage shot. “The fact that we had to jump through so many hoops to keep them alive was the writing gods telling us that if they were meant to live it wouldn’t be this difficult,” Whitta said.”We decided they should die on the surface [of Scarif,] and that was the way it ended. Bodhi Rook, Chirrut Imwe, or Baze Malbus did not exist. But the very first script treatment had some of the heroes surviving. At the end of “Rogue One” — spoilers ahead! That’s what we always wanted to do. But we never explored it because we were afraid that Disney might not let us do it, that Disney might think it’s too dark for a ‘Star Wars’ movie or for their brand.”In those first drafts, Jyn was a Rebel soldier teamed up with a Cassian-type character and security droid K2-SO. “The original instinct was that they should all die,” screenwriter Gary Whitta told Entertainment Weekly. Like us on Facebook. — Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), and their motley crew all die after successfully completing their mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. We were constantly trying to make all the pieces fit together.
Worst of all, it’s revealed that the curse will cause the Beast’s servants to lose the final traces of their humanity once the final petal falls.Basically, the remake addresses many of the plot holes from the original while also establishing much higher stakes should the Beast fail to find true love in time.2. It’s pretty unusual for women in 18th Century France to be inventing washing machines.3. Those songs include “Evermore” (about Beast learning to accept his fate), “Days in the Sun” (about Belle and Beast growing used to each other’s company) and “How Does a Moment Last Forever?” (sung by both Maurice and Belle at different points).5. Cadenza also happens to be the husband of Madame Garderobe.The film also includes three new songs in addition to the iconic lineup from the original. And while the remake stuck pretty close to the blueprint of the original, there were a few key differences this time around.If you need a little refresher on how this tale as old as time changed between 1991 and 2017, here are five major differences between the original and the remake.1. There’s a New Character and New SongsThe remake includes a brand new character in the form of Stanley Tucci’s Maestro Cadenza, a court composer-turned-talking harpsichord. Posted March 20, 2017 by Jesse SchedeenSPOILERS: Do not read any further unless you have seen the movie. These weren’t questions the original movie cared to address, but the remake definitely did. Seriously, you guys — LOTS OF SPOILERS below. The Beast, meanwhile, suffered the loss of his mother as a child and grew up under a cruel, domineering father. Belle Is More Than the Village OutcastIn the animated version, Belle’s father, Maurice, is a doddering inventor while Belle herself does little more than wander about town and long to be whisked away from her “provincial life.”With the remake, Disney clearly felt Belle should have some marketable skills to offer. Potts and Cogsworth both have loved ones still living in the village. This helps explain why the townsfolk are so wary of Belle. LeFou Has a Bigger RoleWhile his role in the remake is pretty similar to the original, Gaston’s sidekick/punching bag LeFou wound up being more important and more sympathetic character here. Why doesn’t Belle have a mother? For one thing, there’s the fact that LeFou pines after Gaston, making him the first openly gay character in a Disney movie.For another, LeFou has a more redemptive character arc this time around. That’s the reason he’s such a monster to everyone, but his servants stuck around because, even before the curse, they knew a good, kind person still remained under the prince’s cranky facade.4. He eventually asserts his independence and turns against Gaston’s men, and in the end is rewarded with the opportunity to dance at Belle’s wedding.It turns out he’s not such a bad guy after all. ”Beauty and the Beast” is the latest in a growing line of Disney animated movies getting the live-action remake treatment. We also learn that the curse keeps the castle frozen in perpetual winter, while also forcing the people in Belle’s village to forget about the castle’s very existence.That last fact becomes crucial once it’s revealed that Mrs. We Learn About Belle and the Beast’s ChildhoodWhy was the prince such a jerk before he was cursed? But in the remake, the Enchantress is treated as an actual character (played by Hattie Morahan), and the actual mechanics of the curse are given much more attention.In this new version, we learn that the curse causes the castle and its inhabitants to become more warped with each falling petal. The Curse Is DifferentThe animated “Beauty and the Beast” didn’t waste much time on the Enchantress who cursed the prince and his servants to an eternity of solitude and suffering. In this case, Belle herself is now the inventor of the family, while Maurice is an artist and music box-maker. Here we learn that both characters are united by the loss of their mothers.In Belle’s case, her mother died from the plague shortly after giving birth to her, forcing Maurice and baby Belle to flee Paris.
He didn’t know how to react to Emma’s early “yes,” so he skipped his plan of telling her the truth and went straight down on one knee to propose.Morrison told Entertainment Weekly that her character shares blame for the moment going south.Emma “puts him in a terrible position […] where he feels like he has to propose in that moment because of the circumstances.”O’Donoghue argued that Hook made the “wrong decision” to propose, even if he felt backed into a corner after she found the ring and was so excited about getting engaged.”He should just say, ‘Hold on a second. ♥️💍#CaptainSwan#OnceUponATIme@colinodonoghue1@jenmorrisonlive@AdamHorowitzLA@OnceABCpic.twitter.com/I9uBIjQssB
— Jαsmin¹💍 (@HookEmmaLove) March 20, 2017… She found the engagement ring he got for her, and she was ready with the spoiler that the answer was “yes.”Hook was taken off guard. It just ends up being a muddy situation because he was about to tell her and then it seems like a terrible moment to tell her.”Yeah, it was not the perfect proposal, but when do things go perfectly on OUAT? Like us on Facebook. on ABC.Want more stuff like this? It does seem like they will be getting married anyway — and they’ll be singing in the musical episode — so things must work out in the end, right?”Once Upon a Time” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. He did want to propose, and he did get David’s blessing as Emma’s father, but he didn’t want to propose until she knew the truth about what happened, even if it meant she didn’t want to be with him anymore. Instead, Emma jumped the gun, figuring Hook was struggling to get out what he had to say because he was working up the courage (with his Captain Morgan rum, not water) to propose. but the context was so wrong.Hook was only coming to talk to Emma to confess what he had just learned, that back in the day, he was the one who killed David’s (Josh Dallas) father, aka Emma’s biological grandfather. Not every “Once Upon a Time” fan is a Captain Swan fan, but fans of Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) have been waiting for him to propose. Before we do this, I should let you know that this is the case,’ but I think, yet again, it’s a case of Hook making a spur of the minute wrong decision, which he regrets — he doesn’t regret the fact that they’re engaged, he regrets the circumstances and what went on behind it.”Morrison continued to EW:”Both of them are coming at it with good intentions. It happened last night in Season 6, Episode 13, “Ill-Boding Patterns.” And it was not ideal.Yeah, it was still squeal-worthy when she said yes — and many CS shippers are thrilled…”Emma Swan, will you marry me?”
– “Yes! Yes, Killian!”#CaptainSwan#OnceUponATimepic.twitter.com/awEA08K4lP
— ᴏᴜᴀᴛ ; (@weareouat) March 20, 2017Emma Swan, will you marry me? Posted March 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneWell, that was awkward.
Meanwhile, Richard comes to grips with Bailey’s betrayal over the Residency Program.”It sounds like an emotional episode to direct, and the photos show many characters together at dinner, which could make things difficult on the technical side. “This force of nature wouldn’t take no for an answer. Posted March 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneEllen Pompeo got herself a Very Special Episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” for her directorial debut, and she cannot wait for it to rip your heart out.The Meredith Grey actress directed Season 13, Episode 18, “Be Still, My Soul,” which airs Thursday, March 30. Like us on Facebook. I have the best cast in the world to work with.”As TVLine reported, Pompeo also thanked her director/producer/actress mentor Debbie Allen (Catherine Avery) for pushing her to take this next step after 13 seasons. on ABC.[Via: TVLine]Want more stuff like this? I was more nervous about the technical aspects… Pompeo told the PaleyFest panel it was only the technical aspect of directing that concerned her.”I’ve been doing this show for 13 seasons, so I wasn’t really nervous about any of the scenes, not to sound arrogant. The episode synopsis reads, “When Maggie’s mom’s health deteriorates, the doctors are at odds over how to treat her. During the “Grey’s” PaleyFest panel on Sunday, Pompeo teased the storyline of her episode: “I couldn’t wait to make everybody cry.” TVLine added, the spoiler alert that “There may be a pivotal-ish death.”To be honest, ABC already teased as much by sharing photos from the episode, which include a big extended Grey Sloan family dinner with Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary) and her mother Diane Pierce (LaTanya Richardson). And I’m forever grateful to her for that spirit of generosity.”Before Pompeo’s directorial debut, “Be Still, My Soul,” airs March 30, “‘Til I Hear It From You” airs Thursday, March 23, including the reappearance of Maggie’s mother, and more Omelia drama.Also, just to have something to look forward to in the Season 13 finale, Debbie Allen teased, “The end of this season is hot.””Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursdays at 8 p.m.
You do me proud, son! “Pacific Rim: Uprising” is scheduled for release February 23rd, 2018. Posted March 20, 2017 by Gina CarboneMark Hamill was 25 when “Star Wars” was released in May 1977. New franchise star John Boyega just turned 25 on March 17, 2017. They never call, they never write & the excuses just get more elaborate- “I’m in Beijing” Yeah, right & I’m on a date w/ Beyonce-LOL! Crew was kind but thought #SW was “rubbish”-I kept telling them”We’re on a winner!”#LOLukehttps://t.co/S6mzZbWLvD
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 18, 2017
Boyega’s Finn had his own big start in the “Star Wars” galaxy in “The Force Awakens,” and he’ll join Hamill’s Luke, Daisy Ridley’s Rey, and the extended fam in “The Last Jedi.” Hamill and Boyega shared a very father/son exchange to celebrate the young star’s 25th b-day:Shout-out to @JohnBoyega for no reason other than being wickedly-proficient w/ a lightsaber w/ no training whatsoever. pic.twitter.com/xeCFbzA9ph
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 17, 2017Late response because I’m in Beijing but thanks dad @HamillHimself
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 19, 2017Kids! Thank you all for the surprise ❤️❤️#pacificrimuprising pic.twitter.com/sDT7zqiY8k
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) March 17, 2017
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens December 15th, 2017. Hamill’s Twitter is a gift that keeps on giving, and this week he posted 1) possibly the first-ever photo of Luke on the set of “Star Wars,” and 2) an adorable birthday shout-out to his “son,” Boyega.Taken in Tunisia early morning Day #1 waiting for my 1st shot (emerging from home for robot auction)-Perhaps the very 1st #LukePic#SWpic.twitter.com/WMCGnWCotP
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 18, 2017
Hamill also got candid when a fan asked, “At that very moment, were you thinking ‘This is gonna be my big break’ or ‘Crap, it’s early, dusty and way too bright’?”
Judging by my clueless expression, probably both. Like us on Facebook. https://t.co/ekaF9IiXid
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 19, 2017
Boyega was actually on the set of “Pacific Rim 2” for the milestone:
Pleasant surprise !Turning 25 on set with the Pacific Rim family is an absolute joy! Want more stuff like this?