Celebrity-status or brand-name authors. You won’t find a universal, agreed-upon definition of what it means to “traditionally publish” or “self-publish.”
It’s not an either/or proposition. Avoid companies that take advantage of author inexperience and use high-pressure sales tactics, such as AuthorSolutions imprints (AuthorHouse, iUniverse, WestBow, Archway). Potential for media or review coverage declines when there is no print run. Legitimate small presses do not ask authors to pay for publication. My chart   divides the field into traditional publishing and self-publishing. Self-Publishing: DIY
Key characteristics

Authors manage the publishing process on their own and hire the right people or services needed to edit, design, publish, and distribute the book. Each hybrid publisher has its own distinctive costs and business model; always secure a clear contract with all fees explained. What to watch for

Author receives an advance against royalties, but most advances do not earn out. However, the same is true for most publishers, regardless of size. Examples of good assisted services

Matador, Mill City Press, DogEar, Radius Book Group, Book in a Box, Girl Friday Productions. Diversity of players and changing landscape means contracts vary widely. Most services are automated and offer little assistance. Writers of commercial fiction or genre fiction, such as romance, mystery/crime, thriller/suspense, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, children’s. Who they work with

Authors who write mainstream works, as well as those that have a more niche or special-interest appeal. With either approach, there’s a risk of paying too much money for basic services, and also for purchasing services you don’t need. It is available as a PDF download—ideal for photocopying and distributing—plus the   full text is also below. Writers of commercial fiction or genre fiction, such as romance, mystery/crime, thriller/suspense, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, children’s. Value for author

Get a published book without having to figure out the service landscape or find professionals to help you. Your choice should also be guided by your own   personality (are you an entrepreneurial sort?)   and experience as an author (do you have the slightest idea what you’re doing?). Mid-Size & Large (Traditional Publishing)

Who they are

Not part of the Big Five, but significant in size, usually with the same capabilities. They make money on charging authors for the services provided (editorial, design, marketing, and so on), not on copies sold. What to watch for

Same as Big Five, but advances and royalties from mid-size publishers may be lower than Big Five, especially the more specialized or enthusiast publishing houses. Such books will almost never be stocked in physical retail bookstores, although in some rare cases, it may happen. They take a cut of every book sale. Some mid-size publishers may be more open to innovative or flexible agreements that feel more like a collaboration or partnership (with more author input or control). Hybrid Publishing
Key characteristics

Author funds book publication in exchange for expertise and assistance of the publisher; cost is often thousands of dollars. What to watch for

Some self-publishing (assisted publishing) services have started calling themselves “hybrid publishers” because it sounds more fashionable and savvy, but such companies may be nothing more than an assisted self-publishing service. Nonfiction authors should have a book proposal. The author is responsible for producing ebook files, uploading marketing copy, ebook metadata, etc. Author receives better royalties than a traditional publishing contract, but makes less than if self-publishing on their own. This is   an increasingly complicated question to answer because:

There are now many varieties of traditional publishing and self-publishing—with evolving models and varying contracts. See the submission guidelines of each press. How to approach

Doesn’t always require an agent; see submission guidelines for each publisher. Crowdfunding. DIY   ebook publishing services

Primary ebook retailers that o er direct access to authors: Amazon KDP, Nook Press, Apple iBookstore, Kobo. Authors must raise money for the publisher to contract the work. Also think carefully   before signing a   no-advance deal or   digital-only deal. With well-established small presses: editorial, design, and marketing support that equals that of a larger house. (See this interview with CJ Lyons.)

There is no one path or service that’s right for everyone; you must understand and study the changing landscape and make a choice based on long-term career goals, as well as the unique qualities of your work. Physical bookstore distribution nearly assured, in addition to other physical retail opportunities (big-box, specialty). Example: Inkshares, Unbound. 2016 Key Book Publishing Paths
The Key Book Publishing Paths (2015)
4 Key Book Publishing Paths (late 2013)
5 Key Book Publishing Paths   (early 2013) Traditional publishing:   I define this primarily as not paying to publish. If not, you’ll have to hire assistance. Each author has to decide which distributors or retailers they prefer to deal with. Value for author

Possibly a more personalized and collaborative relationship with the publisher. Best chance of mainstream media coverage and reviews. Not all hybrid publishers are created equal. Authors must exercise the most caution when signing with small presses; some mom-and-pop operations offer   little advantage over self-publishing, especially when it comes to distribution and sales muscle. Examples: SheWrites Press, Greenleaf. The best and most expensive services offer a quality experience that is comparable to working with a traditional publisher. (Meaning: The advance is likely to be the only payment the author sees from the publisher; it does not have to be returned if the author does not earn out.)
Publisher typically holds onto all publishing rights for all formats for at least 5-10 years. Such   arrangements   reduce the publisher’s risk, and this needs to be acknowledged if you’re   choosing such deal—because you aren’t   likely to get the same support and investment from the publisher on marketing and distribution. Nonfiction authors with a significant platform (visibility to a readership). Primary ebook distributors for authors: Smashwords, Draft2Digital, Pronoun. Nonfiction authors of all types. Big Five (Traditional Publishing)

Who they are

Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan (each have dozens of imprints). Ideal for an author who has more money than time. DIY print publishing services

Print-on-demand (POD) technology makes it affordable to sell and distribute print books via online retailers. Many decisions are out of the author’s control, such as cover design and title. Novelists should have a finished manuscript. Traditional print runs

Some authors may hire a book printer and manage inventory, fulfillment, shipping, etc. One of the biggest questions I hear from authors today:
Should I traditionally publish or self-publish? To check the reputation of a service, check   Mick Rooney’s Independent Publishing Magazine. Such books will rarely be distributed into physical retail bookstores, although in some rare cases, it may happen. Looking for earlier versions of this chart? Examples of hybrid publishers

Curated. If you have printer-ready PDF files, it costs little or nothing to start. Below I’ve pasted the full text from the chart. What to watch for

Most marketing and publicity service packages, while they can be well-meaning, are not worth an author’s investment. How to approach

Almost always requires an agent. Often more friendly to experimental, literary, and less commercial types of work. Some companies are run by former traditional publishing professionals, and offer high-quality results. How to approach

Rarely requires an agent. An older term for this would be “vanity publishing.”
Contractual arrangements vary, but the best services charge an upfront fee, take absolutely no rights to the work, and pass on 100% net royalties to the author. Services most often used: CreateSpace, IngramSpark. I’ve broken this down into hybrid publishing models, where a   publisher   is positioning itself as a hybrid approach between traditional publishing and self-publishing, and self-publishing. Small Presses (Traditional Publishing)
Who they are

This category is the hardest to summarize because “small press” is a catch-all term for very well-known traditional publishers (e.g., Graywolf) as well as mom-and-pop operations that may not have any formal experience in publishing. If you can afford to pay a publisher or service to help you, then use the very detailed reviews at   Independent Publishing Magazine   by Mick Rooney to make sure you choose the   best option   for you. Nonfiction authors should have a book proposal. Who they work with

Emerging, first-time authors, as well as established ones. Authors can find themselves unhappy with the level of marketing support received, and that their title “disappears” from store shelves within 3-6 months. It’s formatted to print perfectly on 11″ x 17″ or tabloid-size paper. Celebrity-status or brand-name authors. You can do both. Research carefully. and sell print copies via Amazon Advantage. There is no contract. Since 2013, I have been annually updating this   informational chart   about the key publishing paths. Fees dramatically vary and quality dramatically varies. Novelists should have a finished manuscript. These companies are selective or may have editorial guidelines to follow. Alternatives to traditional   publishing: I define this as paying to publish or publishing on your own. Scroll to the bottom of this post. Self-Publishing: Assisted
Key characteristics

Similar to hybrid publishing: authors pay to publish. Ebook retailers and distributors that directly serve the author market operate primarily on a nonexclusive basis and profit by taking a cut of sales; you can leave them at will. Ideal for an author who has more money than time. University or scholarly presses typically pay low advances and have very small print runs, typically with a focus on libraries, classrooms, and academic markets. Who they work with

Authors who write works with mainstream appeal, deserving of nationwide print retail distribution in bookstores and other outlets. Given how easy it is in the digital age for anyone to start a press, authors must carefully evaluate a small press’s abilities before signing with one. Value for author

Publisher shoulders financial risk. There may be no physical bookstore distribution and/or the press may rely on print-on-demand to fulfill orders. Value for author

Get a published book without having to figure out the service landscape or find professionals to help. For more information on getting published

Start Here: How to Get Your Book Published   (traditional publishing)
Start Here: How to Self-Publish Your Book
How to Evaluate Small Presses
A Definition of Hybrid Publishing
Should You Traditionally Publish or Self-Publish? Your royalty rate may be higher to make up for it. Value for author

Identical to Big Five advantages. What to watch for

You may not receive an advance or you’ll receive a nominal one. Be very protective of your rights if you’re shouldering most of the risk and effort. The services mentioned above can make your work available to order through online retailers and bookstore outlets. Many assisted publishing services have different packages or tiers of service, while others offer customized quotes. Earlier versions of the chart
Click to view or download earlier versions. Feel free to download, print, and share this chart however you like; no   permission is required. Examples: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic, Workman, Sourcebooks, John Wiley & Sons, W.W. Norton, Kensington, Chronicle, Tyndale, many university presses (Cambridge, Oxford).

And probably no new info until Comic-Con. “It’s more of a symbolic thing that’s telling us how big our universe is and that there are many places left to be explored.” So, it’s probably unlikely, but never lose hope!But why “probably unlikely”? — Roger
Not so fast. 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.Afterward, according to TVLine, ABC boss Channing Dungey talked more about the “reboot” of Season 7, saying Hook, the Evil Queen and Rumplestiltskin “return but with new identities in a new city, facing a new curse.”New identities? But here’s what one of the showrunners told Entertainment Weekly in response to a fan:As soon as I saw the Polynesian mask on the portal door in the hat during the Once Upon a Time finale, I knew right away that Lucy’s mother will most likely be Moana. So everyone should just sit tight!”[via: TVLine, EW]Want more stuff like this? Well, one of the showrunners has a message for you.Many fans ended up on the same Moana page after the Season 6 finale, figuring the epic love story ahead between Henry and Lucy’s mother will be with Henry and Disney’s Moana. does that mean new characters period or just that they are sort of different cause its the new names and ways they behave due to new curse?” TVLine’s Matt Webb Mitovich replied, “Well, that’s the $1 million question. Like us on Facebook. Lana Parrilla addressed that in a video Q&A with Gold Derby, saying, “I do know that we’re playing sort of different characters,” but she had no further details. “It’s all unknown.”As a fan in the TVLine comments reacted, “What is meant by sort of different characters. It sounded more like the kind of deflection you use if you don’t want to outright confirm or deny something.Speaking of confirming and denying, it’s confirmed that three main “Once” characters are returning as regulars for Season 7, but it sounds like they will also be changed — as in, with “new identities.”Here’s what ABC said about Season 7 at upfronts:After six seasons, the residents of the Enchanted Forest face their greatest challenge yet as The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter Lucy on an epic quest to once again bring hope to their world and ours. Posted May 19, 2017 by Gina CarboneAre you confident that Moana will be Lucy’s mother/Henry’s love interest in “Once Upon a Time” Season 7? Horowitz never said it was unlikely, just that the doors weren’t necessarily intended as clues. “To examine those doors as clues to what Season 7 would be is not necessarily what they were there for,” EP Adam Horowitz says.

The original movie, based on the hit stage musical, starred Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski. Posted May 19, 2017 by Gina CarboneABBA fans, lay all your love on this exciting news: Universal is making a sequel to the 2008 movie musical “Mamma Mia!” with the new film titled “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again,” and set for release almost exactly one decade after the original.According to Universal, much of the original cast is expected to return, with some new faces added, too. Like us on Facebook. The Greek island of Kalokairi will again be the main location.As Deadline noted, “Mamma Mi!” made $609.8 million at the worldwide box office (off a $52 million budget), so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that a sequel is coming, they were apparently just waiting for the right time.The original movie came out July 18, 2008, and this sequel is scheduled for release on July 20, 2018, almost exactly 10 years later.[Via: THR, Deadline]Want more stuff like this? That movie was just set before Sophie’s (Seyfried) wedding, to which she invited three of her mother Donna’s (Streep) former suitors (Skarsgard, Brosnan, Firth) in an attempt to figure out which one was her biological father.Ol Parker, who wrote “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and sequel, has been tapped to direct.

It’s possible Jackson will be conflicted, or know he wants to be with April (aka the mother of his child) and this will be another short love triangle for Maggie. #greysanatomy
— King Tilly Carrillo (@TillyCarrillo) May 19, 2017Maggie and Jackson really ???? #GreysAnatomy
— Jay Vee (@jayvee1293) May 19, 2017Secondly, I am not here for Jackson and Maggie, I repeat, I am NOT here for Jackson and Maggie! I would like Jackson and April to have spark again. Jackson belongs to April Kepner!! pic.twitter.com/NZcq3Jyz79
— Giulia (@GiuliaBassani00) May 19, 2017Maggie find a man of your own. Because I think I’m okay with it 💁 #GreysAnatomy
— Amanda🌻 (@AmandaRaee_x3) May 19, 2017That finale was too emotional. Please…no!!! #GreysAnatomy#Season13Finalepic.twitter.com/02FME1joKJ
— Jimmy – (@JimmyJoubin) May 19, 2017I’m sorry I didn’t wait YEARS for japril to happen for Jackson to get together with Maggie, his stepsister. Like us on Facebook. ✖️ #GreysAnatomy
— Katherine Cao (@siinosiikath) May 19, 2017About Maggie and Jackson in a relationship:#greysanatomy#Japrilpic.twitter.com/CBrdbk8xRg
— mɩcɧҽɭa (@becketthood) May 19, 2017I’m so glad Japril is over. #GreysAnatomy
— Glorimar Zayas (@gzayas15) May 19, 2017Why is the idea of Jackson/Maggie even being considered?? But Maggie-Jackson, where does that come from ?! And didn’t Maggie just have a huge crush on Nathan Riggs (Martin Henderson), like, five minutes ago?Some fans have been anticipating/dreading a Maggie/Jackson pairing since Maggie’s mom suggested she let loose and make a mistake, and that episode was followed by some borderline intimate moments with Jackson. April:#GreysAnatomypic.twitter.com/1cEBci5W3D
— Doug Dimmadome (@ShaolinByNature) May 19, 2017Jackson and Maggie? I love the idea of Jackson and Maggie. Don’t ever scare me like that again! Nope. Stephanie Edwards (Jerrika Hinton), when it was Japril that Shonda Rhimes tried to kill off in the “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 finale.There were plenty of surprises in the finale, including some actual good news to go along with the bittersweet. #GreysAnatomypic.twitter.com/p7s7vwDMoo
— key calloway (@keyyykeyera2) May 19, 2017#GreysAnatomy thoughts: surprised no one died, pissed about this maggie/jackson thing, sad steph’s quitting, can’t wait to meet megan
— ang (@angelaxx130) May 19, 2017Shonda better not put Jackson and Maggie together 😡😡😡 #GreysAnatomy
— Hope Butterfield (@hpbutterfield) May 19, 2017#GreysAnatomy#GreysFinale#GreysAnatomyFinale#Japril#GreysAnatomyIT
Maggie and Jackson…. #GreysAnatomy
— Mel (@Certifiedmel) May 19, 2017Jackson and Maggie, this is what I’ve been waiting for🤗 #greysanatomy
— Amber Nicole (@AmBaSoul) May 19, 2017So are Jackson and Maggie going to be a thing? #GreysAnatomypic.twitter.com/bZqbg9U09k
— JesseWilliamsOnline (@JWilliamsCrew) May 19, 2017Nothing better be brewing between Jackson and Maggie🙅🏽 #japrilforever#GreysAnatomypic.twitter.com/Ak5HI4UkNQ
— Angely Guzman (@Angelyarlette7) May 19, 2017April: Jackson, you scared me! But several more viewers, at least the ones who tweet, are solidly and vocally against the idea.Here’s a taste of the reactions to Japril + Maggie:Been waiting For #Japril all year long and now they making Jackson and Maggie a thing HELL NO!! 😞 #GreysAnatomy
— Jennie (@jennie_lao) May 19, 2017No to Jackson and Maggie!!!!! No thank. It would be nice if she could have her own romance without third-party complications, but that’s not “Grey’s” style.”Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 will premiere this fall on ABC.Want more stuff like this? They’re not siblings. And then there were those record scratch scenes between April Kepner (Sarah Drew), Maggie Pierce (Kelly McCreary), and Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams), including April telling Maggie she can tell that Maggie likes Jackson (!) and she can also tell that Jackson likes Maggie too (!!) ending with the suggestion that Maggie tell Jackson how she feels (!!!).Didn’t Japril make up during #JaprilTheSequel? Posted May 19, 2017 by Gina CarboneHere we were, worried about Dr. Maggie: Me too! 😭😭 #Japril#japrilforever#GreysAnatomyFinale#GreysAnatomypic.twitter.com/Dff7SxBEvn
— An Ordinary Gal (@GA_Simone) May 19, 2017not feeling jackson and maggie at ALL #GreysAnatomypic.twitter.com/eouithnOrO
— sierra🐳 (@sierra_warny) May 19, 2017I rebuke this Jackson/Maggie storyline. Worst couple ever 😨😨😨😨 #GreysAnatomy#TeamJapril
— Champion de France💓 (@dtvr12) May 19, 2017Clearly, this is what Shonda and company wanted — to get fans talking about speculating in the summer before Season 14. But others thought, nah, they wouldn’t do that, it’s just step-family members supporting each other.There are some fans out there who support a Maggie/Jackson pairing, in part because they don’t like April and would like to see Jackson with someone else. #greysanatomypic.twitter.com/r9DUu88TIX
— MeliCa (@MelisaGenesis) May 19, 2017Jackson and Maggie????

It definitely feels like the beginning of the end game.”Iain Glen has been talking up Season 7 for a while, so it’s basically pre-spoiled that Ser Jorah returns, after we last saw him being sent away by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to find a cure for his greyscale, then return to her. Glen said this season, Jorah’s story is “about whether he will survive this horrendous sickness he’s contracted.” Here’s hoping, and guessing, that he does.Fans are currently on standby for a full Season 7 trailer, which will be picked apart and analyzed in the … “The story is going toward a conclusion. You have storylines colliding. Hurry up, HBO!”Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday, July 16 on HBO.Want more stuff like this? … Either way, they are the big picture guys who orchestrated the storyline of Season 7, and apparently it’s 100 percent solid:”I wrote to Dan and David and I said I thought they were the best seven episodes they’ve ever written,” Iain Glen told EW. Like us on Facebook. And the evolving drama and relationships are as good as they have ever been. It’s not clear yet if showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss wrote all of the Season 7 scripts themselves, but they probably did, since there are only seven episodes instead of the usual 10. less than two months before the season begins. Posted May 19, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe 2017 season of “Game of Thrones” may be shorter than usual, but each episode sounds like a potential favorite, with zero filler.Iain Glen is a fan, anyway, and the actor who plays Jorah Mormont gushed about the scripts to Entertainment Weekly. what is it now? There’s no sense of treading water.

But Lee is also the guy who’s this very Southern gentleman, sweet as apple pie, you know, nice as can be. on ABC, then moves to 8 p.m. on May 29. Like us on Facebook. Harrison told E! In his ABC bio, Bryce made a quip that some fans found transphobic, answering the question “What’s your biggest date fear?” with “The chick is actually a dude.” That has not gone over too well, and it looks like ABC may have deleted that particular Q&A from his bio.”The Bachelorette” airs Monday at 9 p.m. Rachel did confirm that she’s engaged, and still in love with the guy she picked.Want more stuff like this? But the way he talks and the way he says things kind of rubs people the wrong way.” The rosemaster said there will also be a lot of crying this season, and fans might be surprised about who does the most crying — like Kenny, a badass wrestler who is also “a bawl bag.” Harrison didn’t name the two guys who hated each other, but apparently they got dumped at the same time and kept crashing each other’s post-elimination interviews to tell each other off.One guy Harrison might not have even had on his radar as a potential “villain” has already ticked off some fans. Posted May 19, 2017 by Gina Carbone”The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison warned that viewers might want to murder Lucas, aka “Whaboom,” but there are two bachelors on Rachel Lindsay’s season who seemed to want to murder each other, even interrupting each other’s exit interviews to tell each other to “F*ck off.” It’s gonna be that kind of season, folks!Rachel begins her journey as the 13th Bachelorette this Monday, May 22 on ABC. asked if this season has a “villain,” Harrison thought about it and said Lucas/Whaboom could be one, but there are other contenders as well.”Lucas might be that guy you love to hate. News that Lucas probably won’t be known as Lucas, you’re just gonna known him as “Whaboom” — which is how ABC even lists his occupation.”I kinda want to choke him, like, ‘Stop!’ Enough is enough, let it go. Spoilers are out on Rachel’s rumored final four, and the guy she picks, so check them out over here. You’re at a 12, I need you to bring it down to a four.” You can watch Lucas’s “Whaboom” limo entrance now, in a sneak peek scene on the official “Bachelorette” site.When E!

I’d never had one. And that couldn’t happen on the [film shoot], because there were only eight girls there for the whole nine months. They might be saying, how the hell did you get it? When I look back, I think of my kids, and then I think God, what the hell was that all about? Then the driver would take me to work, and I’d get makeup. It was a crazy life I had.And then Arnold and David Picker from United Artists offered me any movie I want to do between Bond films [if I would sign a long-term contract to play Bond]. It was outrageous. So I eventually talked them into getting me a helicopter to go into town at night. You haven’t been forgotten as Bond — we’re still celebrating you. And I turned it all down.When did that impetus to turn it all down start setting in, and what kind of gave you the chutzpah to make that move — unthinkable in Hollywood at the time?A guy called Ronan O’Rahilly. If I had looked at the reality, I would have gone, “Sh*t! Did you feel like, “I’ve got a great story to tell?” Or were you surprised that there was interest in your life?George Lazenby: I was surprised there was as much interest. What’s happening here?” I just thought that beating out 3,000 guys for the part, there must be something good about me.A lot of your successes in life, from your various careers and with women, came from that confidence and that positive attitude you project.I was very confident, because I didn’t believe anything anyone told me. Then the doctor told my mother to take me home to die, because I won’t be able to live as a man on half a kidney.And then some mother must have heard my mother, and some kid heard his mother, I’m the guy that’s got to die, I’m the guy that’s got to die. He launched all those English pop groups and he got them known … And I’d go into town in the helicopter, and they’d wait for me. I didn’t like it. I mean, I’d go in a restaurant and people would say, “Excuse me, waiter?” It was so different — you’d have to be there.It was so different, the way people dressed, and the way people behaved. That wasn’t hard. I don’t get colds. I liked to drink. I had 68 surgeries on my bladder. He said, “Bond’s over. Can you give me an acting lesson?” He said, “What?” Couldn’t believe it.So he rang Ronan O’Rahilly, who was his boss. He started Radio Caroline in the English channel — Pirate Radio. He established James Bond as his personality. I did the test. It was hard work.I was going out all night, which was a problem. The ones that wanted to have fun, we had fun. They changed my walk, changed my talk, and I thought, “They’re not going to change me. Have you been part of that 007 fraternity?I’ve met them all. It’s only a matter of knowing which way it’s full of sh*t, and getting around it. A guy that started the Pirate Radio station.Ronan, he was the one who advised me not to do another film, because “Easy Rider” was out, all these hippie movies were coming out. That wasn’t hard. They already had me changing my accent, walking different, because I used to swagger when I walked, and you can’t do that in cinema. Lazenby further declassified his personal dossier during a chat with Moviefone.Moviefone: When I watched this documentary, you struck me as a real-life version of The Most Interesting Man in the World. David Hemmings, the actor, directed the test. Then a doctor came over from England and said, “We had the same problem with a kid — he was peeing backwards into his kidneys.” And then they looked at my kidneys and one and a half were rotted. I had 18 months in hospital when I was one and a half to three. He wanted to manage me. Today, you’d be applauded for that.Somehow I felt, I knew, I wasn’t an actor. If I wanted to get back in the movie industry tomorrow, I could do it. I call Mike, I said, “What happened?” He said, “They got a phone call from upstairs.” That’s all he could tell me. I said, “F*ck it.” Every time I got a job, I wouldn’t get the next phone call to come to work.But you reinvented yourself.And as the movie shows us, you excel at that.Yeah! [Laughs]Over the years, have you spent much time in the company of the other actors who have played James Bond? And that’s why I didn’t take those offers. That guy, he’s a bloody hero, a guy that’ll go around and shoot anybody gets in his way, gets the girl, has a good time. I was available.When I got to England, I was 24. I was wardrobed. That was a funny story because I went to the guy that worked for him, who lived in the apartment across from my apartment, and he used to teach acting. [Years later], I had “The Equalizer.” It was my idea — I gave it to Mike Sloan to write. Every man wants to be that guy.I found it fascinating how you were pretty casually insistent on making the role your own in many ways, at a time where the filmmakers were really trying to shove you into the Sean Connery mold. I thought, “These guys are full of sh*t. It changed my life. If you can imagine that time, it doesn’t make me look as mad. He was an insta-superstar, flush with cash, women on his arm, and brimming with even greater Hollywood potential.And then he walked away from it all, for what he planned as a decidedly different acting career path — one that never quite happened.”Becoming Bond” not only details Lazenby’s unlikely rise to play the biggest screen action idol of the 20th Century and his even unlikelier exit, it looks at the actor’s life in total, a tale as full of intrigue, romance, sex, and action (more Kiss-Kiss than Bang-Bang) as any movie potboiler, built around the still rakish and charming 77-year-old’s absorbing reminiscences and frothy reenactments of his off-screen adventures. I don’t want to go near those guys, because they’ll just give you pills or something, and they’ll do you in.But this is the way that life went, and it’s the same in the movie industry. And I thought, “Oh sh*t — I’m not going to die.” And my half kidney grew the size of two. So tell me about that experience, rubbing up against the Connery expectation and trying to put your own stamp on it. So when I went up for the Bond thing, they told me, “Come back on Friday.” I thought, I’d better get an acting lesson. At this point in your life, when you look back at it all, what has the whole experience meant to you?It was probably the biggest thing in my life, apart from my kids. So it’s a tough road to hoe. And then the ’80s turned it back around again. But the good thing was, the Mitchell camera, it just took hours to move it around, so I could have a rest in between [laughs] — today they’ve got these little cameras — but then I had to do my stunts.They wanted everything perfect. “Just sign the f*cking contract.” [James Bond producer] Harry [Saltzman] offered me a million dollars. I said, “I’d rather be Clint Eastwood.” But it didn’t work out.Tell me a little bit about walking away and shaking off such a dizzying experience. It’s just that I’d rather they left me alone — unless somebody came up with some ridiculous offer. He was wearing tight pants, a suit, short hair, and people wandering around with sideburns, long hair, flowered shirts, bell bottoms. So they took out one and a half of my kidneys. And Peter Hunt, said “Tell him he’s going to do another angle as well.” He never spoke to me the whole film, the director.And you certainly had fun with the Bond girls when the cameras weren’t rolling. Everyone showed up except Connery. You think you’ve done it perfect, and they say, “No, we’ve got to do it one more time.” The acting, I was one take. James Bond was so out of fashion. I was a rugged Australian male model — you can guess, [I had sex] sometimes five [times] a day. Then you’d have to say, “Hmm, yeah, I could use this.”What were the things that you enjoyed about playing Bond and shooting the film? I had to work nine months on the bloody Bond movie, and they were going to pay me a million. Then Ronan said, “I’ll manage you.” He liked the adventure of it, and he was a rebel a rebel like you can’t believe it! That’s when I met them all more closely.Nearly 50 years later, people love that particular movie. Posted May 19, 2017 by Scott HuverGeorge Lazenby was given a license to kill, but he only took a single shot.For nearly 50 years, the Australian-born actor has been known for a unique distinction: Among the line of men who’ve portrayed the iconic British super spy James Bond, he’s the only one to only star in a single 007 film.As the fascinating Hulu documentary “Becoming Bond,” debuting May 20th, explores, Lazenby, a top male model at the height of London’s swinging Mod era with virtually no acting experience at the time, was the first actor to assume the role following originator Sean Connery’s departure after five films in row, and his effectiveness in the sixth installment, 1969’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” would largely determine if the proto-film franchise would have legs after losing its first leading man.And despite odds stacked against him higher than a deadly SPECTRE deathtrap, Lazenby fared quite well in the role, adding a lighter, cheekier note to his portrayal without sacrificing 007’s dangerous qualities, abetted by what Bond aficionados regarded then and now as one of the stronger stories in the film series. I’d say, that wasn’t very good. I don’t believe a word they’re saying.” So I’ve never gotten sick again. Were there aspects of it that were genuinely fun?There was nothing that was extremely hard. They’d bring in doctors to massage me and get me back together. It was a big thing. I’m just going to play it the way I would play it if I was him, if I was this good a character, if I was a tough guy, and blah blah blah.”It was Sean Connery’s gig. I was waiting for the limo to pick me up for the first day of shoot. He convinced me that there was a guy called Clint Eastwood doing Westerns in Italy, getting $500,000 for a month. The girls got The Pill. Let’s make love, not war.” He convinced me. Fame does that to you, but I’m glad that I didn’t pursue it.I didn’t pursue it because I was blacklisted right after Bond. At school I was getting it. If you wore a suit, even Wall Street took their ties off. It’s full of sh*t. There was the 40th anniversary in Albert Hall. And that was Peter Hunt’s first time directing, by the way, and my first time acting. I’d go out to three [or] four o’clock in the morning, sometimes daybreak. I hurt myself a few times doing my own stunts. They made love, not war. Director Peter Hunt was clearly an advocate for you –To begin with!To begin with. Didn’t show up. Every time I meet somebody, they say, “I can’t help it, but you’ve got to tell me, but how did you get James Bond?” And I didn’t know whether that was an insult or not. So I went over and knocked on his door, I said, “Look, I’m up for the Bond film. It was one of those things where I got carried away in my own ego, otherwise I couldn’t have done it. And Ronan turned up with five other guys and they all gave me this acting lesson. But up until the ’60s and ’70s, it was amazing. I did everything they told me not to do: played contact sports, drank alcohol, did everything they said you mustn’t do.So I lost confidence in the demigods, the doctors, because they were totally wrong … I gave up then.

But there’s on escapade that didn’t take place, because star Matthew Perry rejected the idea.On “Watch What Happens Live,” during the “Plead the Fifth” segment, Perry told host Andy Cohen, “There was a storyline on ‘Friends’ where Chandler went to a male strip joint because he really liked the sandwiches. Posted May 19, 2017 by Kelly WooIn 10 seasons, the “Friends” got into plenty of hijinks. “I think there was no sex between any of them,” he said, “or at least I was really missing something!” Cohen noted that last year, during a “Friends” reunion to honor director James Burrows (but which Perry did not attend), David Schwimmer hinted that some of the cast had slept with each other. I called up and said, ‘Let’s not do this one.'”Maybe if it had been Joey, the storyline would’ve gone ahead!Perry also declared he had never had sex with any of his co-stars.

[SPOILERS! Collins’s nostalgic tweet looking back on the best moments of his character seems kind of … Especially as Collins was celebrating his 100th episode as the trench-coated angel. #Supernaturalpic.twitter.com/Z3q3MSFN6N
— David Lucas (@Calgary8889) May 19, 2017Is Castiel really gone for good? Many took to Twitter, with some threatening to quit watching the CW show. Both Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have been to heaven and hell. Sheppard), who went out with a heroic self-sacrifice. And Bobby (Jim Beaver) hung out as a ghost after his death. Also getting offed: recurring character Rowena (Ruth Connell).Of course, being “dead” on this show is often temporary. #Supernatural doesn’t deserve Castiel. Do not read if you haven’t watched the episode yet!]The last thing fans wanted to see was favorite Castiel (Misha Collins) being killed off in a battle with Satan. #Supernatural
— Abhishek Nair (@abhishek_nair_) May 19, 2017Crowley… So that definitely leaves the door open for any or all to return.Still, fans were flipping out:AND WE JUST…😭😭😭😭😭 #Supernatural@cw_spn@mishacollinspic.twitter.com/wiFqpGhcFy
— Astroglide (@Astroglide) May 19, 2017Death of Castiel= #Supernaturalpic.twitter.com/UnxaNn5DAQ
— Castiel Angelo💔👵🏼 (@CastielAngelo_) May 19, 2017The sad, doomed, little world doesn’t deserve this angel. And he might not be quite as popular, but many will miss Crowley (Mark A. final.Tonight’s 2-hour season finale will also be Castiel’s 100th episode of #Supernatural… pic.twitter.com/F0gD0CBhhw
— Misha Collins (@mishacollins) May 18, 2017Then again, Castiel has come back from being killed by Lucifer before. #CastielDeservesBetter
I’m very bitter… Posted May 19, 2017 by Sharon KnolleFans are pissed after the Season 12 finale of “Supernatural” and they’re not holding back. a nice round number. I’m awash in memories. Collins described the gory Season 5 death as “his favorite” to Cinema Blend. pic.twitter.com/AkGCiDs1T5
— Lena 💔 #NoCasNoMe (@joggerwriting) May 19, 2017Apparently the #SPNfinale was written by George RR Martin.

Kick ass female director in @PattyJenks, kick ass female superhero @GalGadot More please! It stars Gadot, Chris Pine, and Robin Wright. Posted May 19, 2017 by Sharon KnolleThe first reviews for “Wonder Woman” are out of this world, with critics declaring it the best DC comic book movie yet. — Rachel Simon (@Rachel_Simon) May 19, 2017Loved WONDER WOMAN. — Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) May 19, 2017Hey Hollywood, are you listening? — Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) May 19, 2017My reaction to @WonderWomanFilm : exciting, powerful, bold, epic, simply wonderful and – best of all – absolutely empowering. #WonderWoman
— JennaBusch (@JennaBusch) May 19, 2017″Wonder Woman” opens June 2. — Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) May 19, 2017#WonderWoman is the easily the best DCEU movie so far. Loved every minute. — Silas Lesnick (@silaslesnick) May 19, 2017″The ‘Wonder Woman’ Embargo Has Lifted Twitter” is my favorite Twitter. They’re also comparing Gal Gadot’s Amazon warrior to Christopher Reeve’s iconic Superman.Of course, being better than the critically reviled “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” is pretty damn easy. Amazing action & Gal Gadot is pure heaven pic.twitter.com/313ATzpC8x
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) May 19, 2017@GalGadot is brilliant as #WonderWoman, so much emotion, sense of humor, and power. Also: #WonderWoman is really damn good. Pine and Gadot are charming beyond measure. Easily one of the best superhero origin films I’ve ever seen. It’s got heart and a love of heroes. Patty Jenkins, who directed Charlize Theron to a Best Actress Oscar in “Monster,” directs. But rapturous reviews that name-check “The Dark Knight” and “Captain America: First Avenger”? — Haleigh Foutch (@HaleighFoutch) May 19, 2017I loved #WonderWoman so much. She reminds me of Christopher Reeve’s Superman: true north superhero w/ no angst or cynicism, which is needed right now. That just might make Ben Affleck sad.Here’s some of the initial reactions from Twitter:Very pleased to report that #WonderWoman is the best DC movie since THE DARK KNIGHT. I’m already looking forward to seeing it again.

or destroy it.”
Oh, saving the world. The CW’s official synopsis: “In the show’s twelfth season, the Winchesters were reunited with their long-dead mother, and joined forces with the British arm of the Men of Letters. We imagine it will include ghosts that turn out to be land-grabbing neighbors, the team splitting up and lots of midnight snacking. Posted May 19, 2017 by Sharon KnolleRut-row! Now, Sam and Dean find themselves facing a creature of almost unimaginable power… Dean and Sam Winchester are getting animated for a crossover ep with mystery-solving pooch Scooby-Doo.”Supernatural” stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki announced the special episode at the CW uprfronts in New York City, Deadline reports.The crossover will air next year as part of the show’s 13th season. Which actually sounds like a regular episode of “Supernatural.” Jinkies!What else can we expect from next season? one that could save the world… But things turned from bad to worse, with the return of Lucifer and the surprising revelation that the Devil is expecting a child. Just another Thursday night for the Winchesters.

Posted May 18, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongCreative solutions aren’t always good ones.That’s a big takeaway from the latest trailer for “The House.” Released by Roadshow Thursday, the preview showcases stars Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell, who play Kate and Scott, a married couple determined to send their daughter to the college of her dreams, even though they can’t afford it. Of course, running an underground casino isn’t easy, and all sorts of crazy hijinks ensue.The trailer demonstrates just how insane the situation quickly becomes. With their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) offering guidance, the two decide to run a gambling operation out of their basement. As the casino takes off, their daughter grows suspicious, law enforcement starts breathing down their necks, and a little intimidation takes a bloody turn. Not surprisingly, things get a little NSFW in the preview, so keep that in mind when you watch below.”The House” is set to open in theaters on June 30.

Although Season 7’s ratings did rank below all but the first two seasons of the show, according to Deadline, it still made an impressive showing. The Season 7 finale, for example, topped its competition that week. On top of that, viewership for the season as a whole beat out popular series like “Empire” and “The Big Bang Theory,” according to Sapan. Posted May 18, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongSay what you will about “The Walking Dead” Season 7’s ratings dip, but AMC isn’t worried.The most recent season of the horror drama series didn’t bring in the ratings the network has become accustomed to in recent years, but CEO Josh Sapan made it clear Thursday that he has faith in “The Walking Dead” and doesn’t see it going anywhere anytime soon. He doesn’t seem to have any qualms about the show’s upcoming eighth season.Rest assured: This definitely isn’t the ratings version of the zombie apocalypse.[via: THR] He wrote off the drop as “some minor erosion” while speaking to analysts, THR reports.”It’s pretty alive and vital,” he said of the show, “and there’s a long time that we’re going to be playing with ‘The Walking Dead.'” Sapan’s reassurances are valid.

He literally sort of washes ashore.He’s trying to keep it a secret why he’s back, and what happened, but we’ll find out later on — particularly in Episode 8, we’ll find out what happened, and what this big secret is. Someone people can look to as a means of relief, be it comedic relief or musical relief, whatever. That’s what I’ll tell you. Yeah, and since I had no one to bounce things off of, I’d spend a great deal of time sitting back and watching the world, and less time participating in the world. ‘Lemonade!’ And then I saw the f*cking water that I was supposed to be in and I wasn’t a fan because I do not swim. And the world produces some pretty peculiar things, so I just report on them.Are we going to be seeing you in anything outside of the show sometime soon?Yeah, I’m filming a movie this summer called “Departures,” and I’m in negotiations for another project … That’s very important to me.I’m sure many celebrities have had moments like these, but the stories I hear from people who follow me and watch the show are so moving. These characters are still traveling through life and trying to better themselves. I didn’t even think “Peeno Noir” was going to be a thing. He’s got this job that kind of threw a monkey wrench in his plans. It’s given me an opportunity to be sort of … And it will be every bit as ridiculous as “Peeno Noir” was.Is it going to go viral, do you think?I don’t know, I don’t know! Posted May 18, 2017 by Scott HuverWhen “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” gave Kimmy’s roommate Titus Andromedon relationship lemons, star Tituss Burgess made lemonade: Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” to be precise.As the Netflix sitcom returns for a third season May 19th, one of the most hotly anticipated sequences teased in the trailers is Titus’s recreation to the pop superstar’s hugely popular song sensation of 2016, complete with some baseball bat bashing, after his burgeoning romance with Mike the construction worker hits a rocky patch. how’s the proper way to say this? And even though the sequence inspired a little initial trepidation, Burgess admits he eventually dove right in — literally.”They showed me some songs in advance of the table read,” recalls Burgess, “and I’m reading it and I’m like, ‘This rhyming scheme is awfully close to … I’ve had this one lady come up to me. So it was lovely — and I love Beyonce, so what was there not to love about that episode?”Burgess joined Moviefone to offer a peek into the equally unbreakable Titus’s Season 3 path, as well as to reveal how performing in an outrageously funny comedy has had some serious emotional resonance in his life.Moviefone: We left Titus in an interesting space at the end of the season. So I will let you all tell me.When did you realize you had such a great aptitude for comedy? Can you tease a good one without ruining the joke?There’s a song that we sing about a particular part of the female anatomy. But yes, you will. but I better not say it! I musicalize some very traumatic moments in an attempt to move through life. It’s just more than just being on a TV show and being famous. I didn’t need other people around to tell me when something was particularly funny — I don’t know if this is coming out right! Truly, even sitting in traffic; when the horns are honking I’ll notice how they’re harmonized. Her husband had just divorced her. And it seemed so lovely and so appropriate that that’s how he’d exorcise his demons in the face of heartbreak. Some of the comedy they give you to do is almost cartoon-level brilliant. And, yes, soon. It’s still Titus flailing about, doing the best he can in an attempt to be a good person. Ultimately, there was a lot of people around to make sure I didn’t drown!””I was mostly curious as to where it fit in the scheme of the narrative,” he admitted. She said she was depressed. Tell me where we pick up with him and especially his relationship journey. You’d be surprised at the number of situations Titus finds himself in, trying to be a good person.One of the things that I really love about this show is you guys go wall-to-wall with the funny, but you’re still saying something with the show. He gets an opportunity to go on a cruise. It was a long story, but the long story short, she said “It was so lovely that I could have you in my home as often as I needed you.” That’s a big deal. The music aptitude, I imagine, was something you probably knew pretty early on in life.I’m an only child, so I spent a great deal of time entertaining myself. Tell me what you like about being able to play that with so much funny on top of it.It’s largely how I live my life. Titus rarely lands an audition gig, so he gets this gig, he goes on this cruise — and he comes back prematurely. Do you know what I mean? So it doesn’t go lost on me, what we do, and I think we need some relief now more than ever.You get to play some of the show’s biggest, most outrageous moments. “It’s one thing to do a parody, but it’s another thing to do an homage and to use it as a dramatic device. Tituss Burgess: That is correct: a little monkey wrench into their relationship, which was still early on for those two. That’s a big deal. You guys decide. So being inside the world of “Kimmy Schmidt,” it makes perfect sense for me — for us — to be able to shove a lot of heart, a lot of human sentiment, into the most preposterous of comedic moments.How has this role and this job changed your life?It has given me, and the world will soon see, an opportunity to bring light to some issues concerning minorities and people in the LGBTQ community that we’ve not seen before.

Instead, the Oscar-winning actress confirmed her stripper pole escapades in a new Facebook post, adding, “I had a BLAST that night.”RadarOnline posted video of Lawrence partying on April 27 at the Beverly Hills Club in Vienna, Austria, where she was filming “Red Sparrow.” She reportedly arrived with three men, a woman, and a bodyguard, and witnesses dished on her night out:”Jennifer seemed drunk, crawling on all fours around the stage and bending over for men to ogle. I’m not going to apologize, I had a BLAST that night. Or not.Jen took to Facebook to set the record straight, in a pretty hilarious, very JLaw little note:Look,
Nobody wants to be reminded that they tried to dance on a stripper pole by the internet. Like us on Facebook. Want more stuff like this? –JenApologize? It was one of my best friend’s birthdays and I dropped my paranoia guard for one second to have fun. How do we get her to invite us next time? Are you kidding? She kissed one guy, and even started dry-humping him while they danced! Ps that’s not a bra it’s an Alexander Wang top and I’m not gonna lie, I think my dancings pretty good. Even with no core strength. Posted May 18, 2017 by Gina CarboneIf you’re waiting for Jennifer Lawrence to regret getting naughty at a Vienna strip club, in recently leaked footage, you’ll want to grab another drink ’cause it’ll be a long wait. At some point during the night, she lost her blouse, so she was only wearing a bra for the more scandalous dancing!”How terribly scandalous!

Thanks so much for all the tremendous love and support you guys have showed this year and were already cooking up a great season for you guys next year! Watch with me tonight on Twitter 8 pm EST 💋 #greysanatomy#TGITpic.twitter.com/creRXTaCyp
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) May 18, 2017It’s the end of another 🔥 season for #GreysAnatomy, but first we’re coming in hot with tonight’s finale… Are you ready for this finale @greysabc fans?? “This was such a fun episode to make, everybody worked really hard on it, so we all want you to watch it.”Hey guys! This is going to be one of the most craziest finales ever…”Tonight at 8, he added, he’s going to be live tweeting with fans on both the East and West coasts, to answer questions and tell fans how the episode was made. I’ll actually be on a plane @KellyMcCreary just drove by Bay Street Theatre!!!! Tonight is the Season 13 finale of ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ You guys do not want to miss this. Here are more teases from the cast, with apologizes from Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey), who won’t be around to join the party:

Tonight… In spirit… #askdeluca on twitter and tag my handle as well @giacomokg and I will do my best to shout you out, answer your questions and show my love for you guys. First #GreysAnatomy and then two hour #SCANDAL! TONIGHT IS THE SEASON 13 FINALE OF #GREYSANATOMY !!! Like us on Facebook. We are going to entertain you guys, we’re going to thrill you guys, we’re going to shock you guys. See you tonight at 8pm gang! and then it will return for Season 14 this fall on ABC.Want more stuff like this? The wild roller coaster of “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 13 ends tonight (May 18), and we are prepared to feel shocked, thrilled, and desperate for the Season 14 premiere.You probably saw the sneak peek scene picking up from last week’s insane “True Colors” episode, and it’ll only get more intense from there.The “Grey’s” stars have been promoting the finale on social media, including Giacomo Gianniotti (DeLuca) hyping the episode on Instagram, and adding that he’ll be live tweeting with fans tonight:”Hey, guys, happy Grey’s day. I am SO excited to share these finales with you. Posted May 18, 2017 by Gina CarboneThis is it. pic.twitter.com/WfxX9k9k6m
— Kelly McCreary (@KellyMcCreary) May 18, 2017Me! Who’s in? Live tweet with us! We love you guys, the fans so much and we all worked very hard on this episode so tonight please show up and show us your love by tuning in tonight at 8 on @greysabc. Thats right and i’ll be live tweeting with you guys on the east and west coast doing my best to answer questions. #GreysAnatomy #finale #dontmissit #askdeluca #showyourfandom #watchthefinale #livetweeting #imhorrible #butilltryA post shared by Giacomo Gianniotti (@giacomo_gianniotti) on May 18, 2017 at 10:25am PDTHe’s not the only star who’ll be watching the show live tonight. Our writers, our producers, our actors, our director Debbie Allen pulled [out] all the stops. — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) May 18, 2017″Grey’s Anatomy” airs Thursday, May 18 (aka tonight) at 8 p.m. https://t.co/ql2eikXUQl
— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) May 18, 2017Can you feel the #TGIT?

Netflix didn’t release a premiere date, with the teaser just saying “Coming Soon.”[via: Variety, Deadline]Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Netflix has a deep respect for my father’s original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in ‘The Dark Crystal’ story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world.”Shooting is scheduled to begin this fall. In this new adventure, three Gelflings discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.Netflix released the first teaser in tandem with the series announcement:Louis Leterrier (“Now You See Me”) will direct and executive produce the series, produced through The Jim Henson Company.Here’s a statement from Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company:”Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of ‘The Dark Crystal’ and has an incredible creative vision for the series. Posted May 18, 2017 by Gina CarboneThe late Jim Henson said he was more proud of “The Dark Crystal” than any other film he made, and now a 10-episode prequel series is coming to Netflix.”The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will be set many years before the events of the original 1982 movie, which Henson co-directed by Frank OZ. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life.

I am getting my happy ending! Posted May 18, 2017 by Gina CarboneABC recently released the bios of Rachel Lindsay’s 31 suitors on “The Bachelorette” Season 13, and she just confirmed that, yep, she picked one of ’em. But it’s hard when you’re so excited about something and you can’t share it with everyone. (We’re going with Blake K as an early favorite to be the 2018 Bachelor.) And if you’re interested in those spoilers about who she reportedly picks, head over here.[Via: THR, People]Want more stuff like this? We just really want to get to know each other.””The Bachelorette” premieres this Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m., after “Dancing With the Stars.” Check out all of her contestant bios. That said, she also admitted she and her fiancé don’t even know each other that well and they’re looking forward to being able to spend more time together … which they can’t even do, at least publicly, until the season ends.”I’m used to a long-distance relationship where we can’t see each other all the time and we can’t be public. But spoilers also just came out yesterday about who Rachel reportedly picks in the end, so maybe the producers wanted to return the story to Rachel and let her do the talking.The 31-year-old lawyer didn’t reveal which guy she picked, of course, but she did confirm to reporters that she’s engaged to someone she described as “If I had a list, he would check everything off.””I am very much so in love and very much so engaged. “I want us to get the chance to get to know each other. […] Every morning I wake up and pinch myself.” She sounds happy! But we make sure to communicate with each other all the time, and that’s all you can really do.” What about wedding plans? Like us on Facebook. I’m used to that. Maybe it will be [quick]. And he picked her back. Maybe it will be a longer engagement like [‘Bachelorette’ couple] Shawn [Booth] and Kaitlyn [Bristowe]. And they got Neil Lane involved for an official engagement.”The Bachelor” stars don’t always confirm engagements before the season starts; sometimes they try to play it coy.

Then again, it’s very possible the other two couples are dealing with similar injuries and the cameras just weren’t there to capture them. Posted May 18, 2017 by Gina CarboneNormani Kordei is still considered the frontrunner to win “Dancing With the Stars” Season 24, but the Fifth Harmony singer faced a new ankle injury just days before the final dances.TMZ just posted video that shows Normani twisting her ankle during rehearsals with pro Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Hopefully DWTS isn’t just creating drama for effect … Tuesday is the big finale, with the remaining couples doing 24-hour fusion challenge dances for final points before the Mirror Ball champions are named.#TeamShadSquad are enjoying the little things in life. #DWTS #SemifinalsA post shared by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on May 15, 2017 at 6:32pm PDTWant more stuff like this? but this is a reality TV show, and they do love to build dramatic storylines.Normani and Val are the top-scoring couple of the Spring 2017 season, well ahead of Rashad Jennings & Emma Slater, and waaaay ahead of David Ross & Lindsay Arnold.Those final three couples will dance two routines on Monday, May 22 — a redemption dance redo of a previous style, and the all-important Freestyle routines, known as the make-or break dances for winners. Or maybe we’ll see those injuries later in video packages. 😉 It’s the last week of rehearsals until one of our Finalists claim the coveted Mirrorball! They take a 10-minute icing break to help her heal, and she’ll probably be fine to keep dancing, but the timing might make Team ValMani fans a little bit nervous. Like us on Facebook. #DWTSA post shared by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on May 17, 2017 at 7:14pm PDT”No one has tried harder or given me more enjoyment to watch!” Comment 🙌🏼 if you agree with Len about #TeamLadyAndTheGramp.

“Sure,” Depp replied. Like us on Facebook. Ellen checked with the audience and a few other people hadn’t seen Baldwin’s Trump yet either.Ellen: “I can’t believe that there are people that have never seen Alec Baldwin do Trump. “Because then, basically, Alec’s done all the work, I can just copy him.” Watch the clip:”SNL” Season 42 ends this weekend, but there’s always next year. Baldwin does have other projects lined up, and he wasn’t planning to continue his Trump impression every week, so Depp may have a shot at understudy duty in Season 43.Want more stuff like this? Posted May 18, 2017 by Gina CarboneAlec Baldwin’s Donald Trump impression has taken over “Saturday Night Live,” but nobody puts Johnny Depp’s Trump in a corner.You may recall watching his impression of ’80s Trump in the Funny or Die movie “The Art of the Deal.” Depp was on “Ellen” last year to promote that movie, talking about his Trump transformation, and he returned today to promote the new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie.Depp was visibly uncomfortable at the start of the talk (watch the clip below), but seemed to warm up after a while. That is shocking to me.”Johnny: “Well, I’ve seen Trump do Trump, which is shocking to me.”Ellen asked, if Baldwin ever stopped doing his impression on “SNL,” would Depp take over? But then he moved into his own impression, briefly, and shared a few thoughts about the POTUS.Johnny Depp: “I just love the fact that he’s unable — even more so than me — he’s unable to finish a, to form a sentence, actually formulate a sentence that becomes vocabulary that actually works together.”Ellen said Alec Baldwin does a great impression on “SNL,” but Johnny Depp said he hasn’t seen it yet. Ellen DeGeneres said he does a good Trump, and he wasn’t sure whether to take that as a compliment or not.