Someone defending pedophiles, some disgusting human beings. F–king Ferguson! Like a criminal defense lawyer right? Why are you being such a d-ck?”I read that you came up with a bit of a backstory for Simon. A little of this, a little of that.What was the aspect of Simon that you really latched onto and said “Yeah, I can do something with this?”The way he speaks, the way he talks and teases and has fun, and in a world like that, to have sort of that level of bullying and to f-ck around so much, it’s very interesting. And the show changes and it gets fun, it gets crazy. What was sort of the most interesting facet of why that show stands out from all other shows?The people. I put a distance between what I do.You’re a pro, you’ve paid your dues, and now you have a year like this last one where you’ve had a great character to play on “The Walking Dead,” a great showcase for your talents, and also you had “Westworld” – tell me what that sort of extraordinary opportunity has meant to you.It’s been wonderful. One of them calls and says “I need this…” and I’d be there in a heartbeat for anyone on my show because they mean that much to me.These people are incredible human beings and we all enjoy that. They really didn’t believe they were doing anything wrong.I believe Negan in the comic books was a gym teacher. What can you tease about him and perhaps “Plan B?”Well, in season eight, Simon takes over the entire world, he kills everyone and it becomes sort of a rom-com. Hold on, people!” Hopefully the bar will be raised and everyone should enjoy it.Every show is unique, so what’s your favorite part of “Walking Dead’s” uniqueness? Cast, production – I miss everyone when I’m away. Tell me a little bit about where that inspiration came from.Scott Gimple and I were talking and I was like, “What is his back story? How do you do it? It’s like “What are you getting at man? And living in New York I went through it. So when you’re given that, your job as an actor is easy.Simon was there on the page, and I just tried to obviously put a little mayonnaise and Dijon mustard on what was there. It’s fun – season eight is a lot of fun and sh-t goes down. I’ve just always wanted to work. “Missed you!” And “Walking Dead,” we text each other – last night, yesterday we’re just like, “I miss you”. We’re lying there at night going “What are you watching?” “Well, I’m watching this…” “Okay, have you checked out this one?” The work is wonderful and I I love to be working every single day.At the moments when your not working, the relationships, the bonds, the friendships, the family – these f–king people are just incredibly beautiful people that I feel absolutely so grateful that I’ve got in my life. Posted August 25, 2017 by Scott HuverHe’s the “Walking Dead” character who’s just as nasty as Negan, just with fewer responsibilities.That would be Simon, the Survivors bullying, peacocking second-in-command played with sinister relish by Steven Ogg in the series’ seventh season, now available on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital.It’s been a banner year for Ogg, who also had his share of screen time on HBO’s “Westworld,” and he sat down with Moviefone to recount the creation of nasty Simon, his as-yet-undepicted backstory (wouldn’t you just know Simon sold subprime mortgages before the zombie apocalypse) and what’s ahead with Simon and Negan’s “Plan B.”Moviefone: It is no small feat to create a villain that stands out against Negan, and you did that in the season. We’re ridiculous. Ferguson – and if you’re reading, Mr. They’re family. The universe is always balancing everything out. You created, very successfully, an equally villainous but distinct character and I’m curious how did you go about it? We’re on to more solid matters and it is all-out war. We were sort of talking about “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and that combined with “The Big Short.” So the idea of someone like Simon being a character who might have been one of those f–king douchebags that sold subprime mortgages and did all this sh-t. That pushes you and it just makes you want to be better and to raise the bar. What a douchebag, man! I’m, again, very blessed, “Westworld” is the same. I’m only gonna be better if I work with better people and so the opportunity to work with these people and to be on these sets that has just been great. – he would throw the football at my stomach from like 10 feet away when I was in elementary school. These cons, these Walker Stalker cons they do, we love them because we appreciate our fans, but we just love hanging out with each other. Given that you had, of course, the writing to start from, how did you create Simon?Steven Ogg: Simon was created for me. Go through the backstory,” because not being in the comics means there is no blueprint for him. I’m very grateful and very blessed and I feel very fortunate to do it.I just want to work with these people that are at the top of their game because if they”re at the top of their game, then I’ve got to be at the top of my game. And I had a gym teacher, Mr. He falls in love with a zombie.You guys are going to win all thee Emmys![Laughs] No, it’s gonna be huge! Its like “Wow, sh-t! I’m a big believer of “its all about the words.” So when you are given these delicious words to say and the way Simon speaks and the words and phrases he uses, it’s all right there. We know we are going to be together going for dinner at some great restaurant in Whereeverthef–ckville. I always want more, but not in a greedy sense. I was back there recently for season two and we’re all in the trailer and everyone’s hugging each other and we’re like “Missed you! Because you also don’t want to do stuff that might not reflect what they actually want or are trying to show or reflect. I knew these people, I saw these people. Picking on a kid when you’re an adult, throwing a football at me.And so Simon is like the guy who does these things, that it’s a job for him. So it’s not so much sitting back and going “Aw, yeah – this is awesome!” It just pushes you further because you want to better yourself and you want to ideally make the person next to you better and create a better product and just be better.So it’s wonderful to go between “Westworld” and “The Walking Dead.” It’s kind of crazy, like “Wow, I am on two big shows,” but I always say I’m very grateful and I’m blessed and my hand is always reaching out for the next thing. Well someone has to, it’s my job. Oh, it’s huge. Good Lord! So do I need to concern myself with where I’m going? So the attention and the notoriety doesn’t appeal to me. I just want to do my job as a storyteller, a performer.Simon looks to be pretty integral to the next season. We might be traveling circus gypsy freaks, but I’ll take it because the love and respect we have for each other. It’s a product of the words and how fortunate we are on that show to have such amazing writers. He doesn’t really see anything wrong with it.

Not only did Martin create the universe of “Game of Thrones,” he even used to look like the guy currently playing King Jon on HBO.Looking at GRRM now, you’d never know this…… pic.twitter.com/t7f3df24dx
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— Madeline Ashby (@MadelineAshby) August 24, 2017Me, seeing the Kit Harrington / GRRM comparison. 27 at 9 p.m. Martin. We can’t expect answers on this front in the Season 7 finale, but we are expecting some other revelations.Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” aka the finale, airs this Sunday, Aug. But fans dug up an old photo of the author, and placed it side-by-side with a photo of Kit Harington.Here’s the pic, posted by Buzzfeed’s Ryan Broderick, who wrote, “wanna see something wicked f*cked up?”Fans reacted in their own special ways.pic.twitter.com/odSEmWN24D
— Christa (@GirlOxygen) August 25, 2017pic.twitter.com/viU2p6CULJ
— Bennie (@BennieMe) August 25, 2017So when are you saying GRRM warged here
— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) August 24, 2017It really is! pic.twitter.com/GJz7N3RySO
— Danika Stone (@Danika_Stone) August 25, 2017Not a Targaryen, a Martin 😂😂😂
— Diana Kramer (@Rorutza) August 24, 2017So much makes sense now. Like us on Facebook. on HBO.[h/t: Us Weekly]Want more stuff like this? Posted August 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneThrow out all of your Jon Snow theories, “Game of Thrones” fans, ’cause this is a Gilly-reads-aloud-level revelation.Jon Snow’s true father isn’t Ned Stark or Rhaegar Targaryen, it’s George R.R. And yet, there are so many new questions.

Like us on Facebook. May they stay foreeeever this waaaayyy, safe in their hearts, as their hearts go on and on.Kate’s new movie, “The Mountain Between Us,” opens October 6.[h/t HuffPost]Want more stuff like this? Posted August 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s been 84 20 years since “Titanic” took over the world, but the love between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio still shines up like a new penny. The preteen girl inside us just squeeeed loud enough to burst an iceberg.After “Titanic,” Kate and Leo co-starred as an unhappily married couple in “Revolutionary Road.” You may recall watching them promote that movie on “TODAY,” continuing to gush about each other when talking about how much they had changed, physically, since “Titanic.”Kate: “Well, I think I can speak for both of us: we have a lot more wrinkles. I’m proud of him, though. She is the consummate professional; she keeps pushing herself to an emotional truth when she’s working. Speaking of their hang-out time, Winslet teased fans with some fly-on-the-wall gossip in a new interview with Glamour UK:Kate Winslet on… Physically you aren’t that different; you’re just less puny.”Leo: “She’s still as beautiful and radiant as the day I met her. That’s why I keep saying she’s the best.”She is the best. Don’t we, darling? She’s also his best support system. We found ourselves saying to each other, ‘Can you imagine if the world really knew the stupid things we say?’ I’m not going to tell you what we actually talk about, but yeah, we’re very, very close and sometimes we do quote the odd ‘Titanic’ line back and forth to each other, because only we can, and we find it really funny.”Sigh. He’s a man now; look at him — he’s just bigger. her friendship with Leonardo DiCaprio…”You don’t even want to know the last conversation we had, because it was so funny and made me laugh so much. Sure, their love has never been romantic in real life, as far as we know, but it is true love, and it has lasted a lot longer than their other relationships.Leo and Kate are both in their 40s now, and they still hang out together. You must remember how thrilled Kate was for Leo’s many award wins for “The Revenant” last year:via GIPHYHere’s to 20 more years of friendship. I can’t say that you’re taller, because you were always tall.

The two-hour premiere arrives Thursday, Sept. Owen Hunt) said the premiere is “fantastic, funny and feels like vintage” “Grey’s Anatomy.”We know Teddy Altman is returning, there’s a new baby Harriet on set, DeLuca’s sister is showing up, Matthew Morrison’s bad hubby is returning, Megan Hunt has been recast, there will be love triangles galore, and now some kind of premiere night shocker.GA TABLE READ EP 5: WOW!!A post shared by Kim Raver (@kimraver) on Aug 23, 2017 at 5:22pm PDTWe’re ready to scrub in! 28 on ABC.Want more stuff like this? — Brianna
You may have heard that Grey’s Anatomy is heading into a lighter season, but trust me when I tell you that there will be some shocking news by the end of the two-hour premiere that will really make you question, well, everything.Very intriguing.Everything else we’ve heard about Season 14 — including the premiere, titled “Break Down the House” — has been fresh and light.Kevin McKidd (Dr. Like us on Facebook. Posted August 25, 2017 by Gina CarbonePrepare to question everything after the “Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 premiere.That’s the scoop from Entertainment Weekly, following the recent (more welcome) news that the 2017-2018 season will be funnier and sexier than recent years.Here’s the new mini spoiler:What do you have on Grey’s Anatomy?

Series creator Alan Ball and Harris have given their approval.And there’s always the possibility of a spinoff, and Moyer has an idea for it.”I always wanted a spinoff for … “I’d have to have a facelift or something, because vampires aren’t supposed to age!” Moyer joked.”True Blood” may be resurrected in another form, though. She won Emmys for ‘The Good Wife.'”Count us in! But he added, “It was exhausting. my favourite character is Arlene, the redhead waitress,” he said. Posted August 25, 2017 by Kelly WooCould “True Blood” come back from the dead? Moyer has worked with Nathan Barr on a musical version of the series, with a few songs already recorded. Star Stephen Moyer thinks “it’s very possible” — but probably unlikely, at least with the original actors.Moyer told Digital Spy that the cast and crew had an “amazing time” filming the HBO vampire drama based on Charlaine Harris’ novels. She’s a phenomenal actress, Carrie Preston. I’m not sure Anna [Paquin], myself or Alex [Skarsgård] would go back.”Then again, he added, “I don’t think we’d say no, because I think it’d be a giggle.”Even if the main stars could be persuaded, there is another barrier.

Most of the new pics show characters also featured in previous finale photos. on HBO. (Dany is completely absent from all finale photos thus far.)Cersei and Jaime Lannister re-appear in this new batch of photos, looking very unhappy with each other. Lovers’ quarrel? About what? This is his finale photo debut, and the three Littlefinger photos shared by Watchers on the Wall, via FarFarAwaySite, suggest he’s terribly pleased with his little plan.We know the Arya and Sansa “f*cking horror story” at Winterfell is about to take a violent turn in the finale. Jon also appears, in what looks like a Dragonstone shot, perhaps saying goodbye to his new lady love Dany before heading to the Dragonpit in KL.Here are the new photos (including the one above):Check out the 15 previous photos and the GoT Season 7 finale promo.”The Dragon and the Wolf” airs Sunday, Aug. And then, silence. But the record 80-minute episode is also meant to bring us the biggest character gathering maybe ever, with Cersei Lannister hosting Jon Snow and company in King’s Landing as Jon attempts to get Cersei to agree to a truce with Daenerys Targaryen so they can all fight the White Walkers together. Posted August 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneCan someone please wipe that little smile off his face ASAP?The “Game of Thrones” Season 7 finale — Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf” — airs this weekend, but first you should check out these seven new photos, which run from smug to salty. Like us on Facebook. Filming will start on the six episodes of the final Season 8 in October, for a premiere date in either 2018 or 2019.Want more stuff like this? Not Petyr Baelish, though. 27 at 9 p.m.

Talk about two talented guys who are so witty and smart and honed-in on their craft. He gushed more about the Iron Man star in a talk with Entertainment Weekly, saying Downey approached him long before it was even announced that the Guardians would be joining the Avengers movies:”He went out of his way to come up, and compliment me about my performance in [the first] Guardians, which was something special to me, especially at that point, where I was just starting my career. Those are were my best memories, on the set of Avengers, was working with him, because I looked up to him for so many years as a performer.”Sounds like a total love-fest on all sides. Did you get to riff with him? And Star-Lord and Tony Stark as well. I’m excited about some of the stuff we did, but I don’t know what’s going to make it in the film. Can the universe even handle that much awesome? “Avengers: Infinity War” opens May 4th, 2018.Want more stuff like this? He literally went out of his way to come up, and tell me how much he loved my performance, and loved Guardians of the Galaxy, and that meant the world to me. We do. Put Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) across from anyone and sparks will fly, but Star-Lord (Chris Pratt)? We can’t wait to see for ourselves.Dave Bautista has already seen it first-hand, and he shared his own gushing fanboy reaction with Yahoo. Say that again!’ They were really excited about it.”That segued into a talk about Tony Stark, so here’s that part of the Q&A:Robert Downey Jr., of course, is noted for improvising many of Tony Stark’s funniest moments as well. Like us on Facebook. It put me at ease with him. Bautista is currently promoting his new movie “Bushwick,” but since he’s part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and the Guardians will be in “Avengers: Infinity War,” he’s also answering all sorts of “Avengers” questions.Bautista told Yahoo he has a lot of interaction with Chris Pratt and Pom Klementieff (Mantis) in “Infinity War,” saying it’s always great when they let him play the straight man to Pratt’s humor. I always thought there would be a lot of good interaction between Tony Stark and Drax, and there was. Posted August 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneThere are nine million Marvel characters in “Avengers: Infinity War,” but only one Tony Stark. It was a spectacle, and I’m so excited I got to witness it firsthand.Sounds like Chris Hemsworth may have some competition in his bromance with Chris Pratt.Then again, Bautista is most sweet on RDJ (as we should all be). When you put those two guys in a room together, it’s like a spontaneous combustion. “When we said something funny, [the directors, the Russo brothers] would come in after the take and go, ‘What was that you said?

#behindthescenes #got7A post shared by Kristofer Hivju (@khivju) on Aug 24, 2017 at 12:35pm PDTClearly, when the actors have too much trailer time, good things happen.All we need is Bronn in this video and we’d be set for life. Here’s McCann singing “Yellow Bird” and himself video-bombing him:When you’ve had to much trailer time… Posted August 25, 2017 by Kelly WooTwo of the best characters on “Game of Thrones,” the Hound and Tormund, shared a hilarious conversation about body parts and Brienne of Tarth in last Sunday’s episode.That led Twitter to demand a spinoff where they’re roommates, imagine the Hound giving the best man’s toast at Tormund and Brienne’s wedding, and generally urge the show to keep this dynamic duo together.The actors, Rory McCann and Kristofer Hivju, have heard the fans’ pleas for more Hound/Tormund goodness and granted us this gift of an Instagram post.

“I think we’re just focused on that right now. Posted August 25, 2017 by Kelly Woo”The Bachelor” Nick Viall and fiancee Vanessa Grimaldi are splitting up, five months after getting engaged on the ABC show.”It’s with a great amount of heartbreak for the both us as we have decided to end our engagement,” the couple said in a statement.”We gave this relationship our all and we are saddened that we did not get the fairytale ending we hoped for. We’re very open about the fact that we have a long way to go and we’re excited about that journey.” We will continue to be there for each other no matter what. This hasn’t been an easy decision, however, as we part ways, we do so with lots of love and admiration for each other.”Grimaldi posted a photo of herself and Viall just over a week ago on Instagram:I may not have to carry the grocery bags but sometimes I still gotta feed him 😋 @hellofresh #openwide #partnerA post shared by VanessaGrimaldi (@vanessagrimaldi30) on Aug 15, 2017 at 5:54pm PDTViall, 36, became the “Bachelor” after two seasons as a runner-up on “The Bachelorette” and a turn on “Bachelor in Paradise.” He chose the 29-year-old Canadian as the winner, but after the proposal, it seems the couple had location problems.”I haven’t been able to go to Montreal outside of the show,” he told People when asked about wedding plans in late July.

Series two will be a whole new adventure and I’m beyond thrilled to be coming back.””Fleabag” followed the life of an unnamed British woman who used biting humor to battle overwhelming grief. Thank us later.) The long wait between seasons is due to Waller-Bridge’s burgeoning career. Posted August 25, 2017 by Kelly Woo
Good news: “Fleabag” is returning for a second season. It was hailed by critics, though never quite attained mass buzz or the Emmy nominations it deserved.(Seriously, if you haven’t seen it: Run to Amazon right now and binge it. She booked a role, reportedly as a droid, in the upcoming young Han Solo “Star Wars” movie. The show deployed both flashbacks and breakdowns of the fourth wall, when Waller-Bridge addressed the camera with snarky quips. Bad news: Not until 2019.Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who created and starred in the acclaimed British dark comedy, said in a statement, “I asked myself if Fleabag has more to say and frankly she hasn’t shut up since. She’s also writing and producing the BBC America drama “Killing Eve,” starring Sandra Oh.

Expect jokes about whether or not he’s really an android — those abs are suspiciously perfect!We’ll also be holding our breath for a dance number.And Gosling breaking character and cracking up, as he did in this skit where he played an alien abductee.[Via Variety] Posted August 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleHello, Ryan Gosling! #SNLpic.twitter.com/a2kdhJGVs0
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) August 25, 2017Gosling, who last hosted in 2015 where the jokes about his Canadian heritage were plentiful, will host the September 30 episode, which is the Season 43 premiere.Gosling will be, of course, promoting his highly anticipated sci-fi sequel, “Blade Runner 2049,” which opens October 6. The “Blade Runner 2049” star will host the upcoming season premiere of “Saturday Night Live,” with musical guest Jay-Z.The announcement was made during last night’s “Weekend Update: Summer Edition.”Season 43 premieres on September 30 with @RyanGosling and JAY-Z!

It significantly outgrossed another R-rated comedy about female friends on a bender, “Rough Night” starring Scarlett Johansson, which took in only $45 million in total box office.Producer Will Packer talked to Vulture about the film’s success, saying, “It’s been a really, really tough year for studio comedies, for theatrical comedies in general. I love our team. But we haven’t seen it with women of color. I’m optimistic about that.” And so as a producer, part of my job is to find those types of opportunities, and to create content in spaces and with themes that we haven’t seen.”So yes, they’re “definitely” talking about a sequel, Packer told Vulture, although he noted, “The only thing harder than opening a studio comedy today is opening a studio comedy sequel. I’ve seen this movie before with white men. If anybody can do it, we can do it.”He’s also hopeful that — along with “Get Out” — it’s removed the perception in Hollywood that movies with black leads don’t make money. I’ve seen versions of this movie with white women. To have one that came on the heels of a lot of high-profile ones that didn’t work, one that actually connected and resonated with an audience, it feels good.”He also surmised why it was such a hit: “It was about these women just being authentically and organically themselves. “I think it definitely opens the door for somebody else to come in and say, “Well, it’s in the vein of ‘Girls Trip,'” or ‘It’s got the tone of a ”Girls Trip,'” he told Vulture.” That’s how our town works, and so this definitely opens the door for other projects that have similar elements to get a green light, where they perhaps wouldn’t have before, because there was no model of success to point to. Posted August 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleWith “Girls Trip” a certified hit — it just passed $116 million at the global box office — of course there’s talk of a sequel.The film stars Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish as four friends traveling to the Essence Festival. That’s the next challenge. That’s what we need.

James Gunn might direct as well, depending on his schedule.The original series, which starred Paul Michael Glaser as “streetwise” David Starsky and David Soul as “by-the-book” Kenneth “Hutch” Hutchinson, ran on ABC from 1975 to 1979. Posted August 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleWe know “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn loooooves the ’70s, so it’s not a huge surprise that he’s bringing back ’70s cop classic “Starsky & Hutch.”The revival series is currently being pitched to broadcast, cable, and streaming networks. According to Deadline, interest is high.Unlike the comedic 2004 movie version starring Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller, Gunn’s approach is being described as “a character-driven one-hour procedural.” Even if it’s a drama, we assume it will have plenty of Gunn’s trademark humor.It’s not clear if the new series will still be set in the ’70s.Per Deadline, Gunn is writing the series with his brother, Brian, and cousin, Mark, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a recurring role for other brother Sean. It was set in the fictional town of Bay City and prominently featured Starsky’s two-door, red-and-white Ford Gran Torino.

Posted August 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleWe don’t know exactly when “Black Mirror” will be back, but today Netflix revealed the first trailer for Season 4, as well as a cast list and some big director names.Jodie Foster will direct an episode called “Arkangel,” which appears to be about a troubled mother-daughter relationship, while Aussie “Lawless” director John Hillcoat will tackle an ep called “Crocodile.” And Colm McCarthy, who gave us the British zombie film “The Girl With All the Gifts,” will direct the “Black Museum” episode.Jesse Plemons of “Fargo” and Jimmi Simpson of “Westworld” headline an episode called “USS Callister,” which promises disaster aboard a spaceship. And Maxine Peake (“The Theory Of Everything”) seems to be battling a killer robot in “Metalhead.””Arkangel”
Cast: Rosemarie Dewitt (“La La Land”), Brenna Harding (“A Place to Call Home”), Owen Teague (“Bloodline”)
Director: Jodie Foster
Written by: Charlie Brooker”USS Callister”
Cast: Jesse Plemons (Fargo), Cristin Milioti (The Wolf of Wall Street), Jimmi Simpson (Westworld), Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum)
Director: Toby Haynes (“Sherlock”)
Written By: Charlie Brooker & William Bridges”Crocodile”
Cast: Andrea Riseborough (“Birdman,” “Bloodline”), Andrew Gower (“Outlander”), Kiran Sonia Sawar (“Murdered By My Father”)
Director: John Hillcoat (“Triple Nine,” “Lawless”)
Written By: Charlie Brooker”Hang the DJ”
Cast: Georgina Campbell (“Flowers”), Joe Cole (“Peaky Blinders”), George Blagden (“Versailles”)
Director: Tim Van Patten (“The Sopranos”)
Written By: Charlie Brooker”Metalhead”
Cast: Maxine Peake (“The Theory Of Everything”), Jake Davies (“The Missing”), Clint Dyer (“Hope Springs”)
Director: David Slade (“Hannibal”)
Written By: Charlie Brooker”Black Museum”
Cast: Douglas Hodge (T”he Night Manager”), Letitia Wright (“Humans”), Babs Olusanmokun (“Roots”)
Director: Colm McCarthy (“The Girl With All The Gifts”)
Written By: Charlie BrookerSeason 4 of “Black Mirror” will debut sometime in 2017.

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— Lauren Ash (@lauren_ash) August 24, 2017Wonder Woman was a step backward for women in the same way leaving James Cameron & winning an Oscar was a step backward for Kathryn Bigelow
— Josh Young (@_joshyoung) August 25, 2017 What a supporter of women! And that for a female lead to be considered “strong,” she doesn’t have to be “hard, tough, and troubled.”She added, “There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman.”pic.twitter.com/8zkJXHLCJW
— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) August 25, 2017Jenkins wasn’t the only one who objected to Cameron’s putdown, with people on Twitter — including Lena Dunham — pointing out his less-than-praiseworthy treatment of Kate Winslet and ex-wives Linda Hamilton and Kathryn Bigelow, who bested Cameron as Best Director at the 2009 Oscars.I think of James Cameron exclusively as “that dude who didn’t manage to hold Kathryn Bigelow down.”
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 25, 2017James Cameron congratulating his ex wife Kathryn Bigelow on being the first female to win a best director Oscar. Posted August 25, 2017 by Sharon KnolleAfter James Cameron’s out-of-nowhere diss that “Wonder Woman” is “a step backwards,” Patty Jenkins, who directed “Wonder Woman,” had an epic response.In a statement posted to Twitter, she wrote, “James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising, as, although he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman.”While she thanked him for praising her film “Monster” (which earned a Best Actress Oscar for Charlize Theron), she pointed out he entirely missed why women loved seeing a strong female lead — even if *gasp* she’s attractive.

ET/PT on ABC.[via: THR] … “It feels like we’re taking little shifts back toward things being a bit easier on everybody.”Thank goodness. Specifically, he indicated that the regulars will be a big focus, but guest characters will bring the usual tear-jerking moments.”We’ll still have our guest stars coming in where you’ll still need your tissue box,” he said, “but we’re going to enjoy our characters having a bit of fun and swing between a little drama and comedy.”For his character, that could mean revisiting his crush on Jo Wilson (Camilla Luddington) — perhaps as one of the many love triangles in the upcoming season. While we don’t mind needing tissues on hand, we don’t want to go through a box an episode.”Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 premieres Sept. All of that romantic drama will apparently get us on a different track. Things will be “lighter and funnier” than they were last season, according to Giannotti.Kelly McCreary (Maggie Pierce) corroborated her co-star’s assessment, highlighting that the return of former “Grey’s” writer and executive producer Krista Vernoff has made a difference. 28 at 8 p.m. And we’ve gotten to see all of that in the last several seasons,” she told THR. Posted August 24, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongWhat would an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” be if it didn’t call for tissues? Well, we’ll probably never know.There may be Season 14 spoilers ahead.Giacomo Gianniotti (Andrew DeLuca) recently chatted with THR, and he teased a mix of comedy and drama in Season 14. Vernoff left after Season 8 to work on other Shondaland shows, but now that she’s back, she is making things “light, bouncy and fun,” says McCreary.”As these characters have matured, they’re going to go through dramatic stuff in their lives.

But his take on Wonder Woman is dead wrong. Also James Cameron, my woman was better than their woman because she was a gritty bad mother. “I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards.”While we won’t argue that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is the perfect feminist film, it seems extreme to suggest the movie is detrimental to women’s representation or somehow worse than what we’ve already seen. 😳
— MJ Leaver 🏳️‍🌈 (@MJ_Leaver) August 24, 2017″Wonder Woman” has some warriors on its side, that’s for sure.[via: The Guardian] https://t.co/WJ9XUbPoZ6
— Dened Rey (@Hajabeg) August 24, 2017James Cameron: Wonder Woman objectified its star & was a step backwards
Small men just can’t handle women who are both BEAUTIFUL and STRONG
— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) August 24, 2017[sees those James Cameron comments] pic.twitter.com/bVZMxv1KVA
— Shawn Madden (@shawnxmadden) August 24, 2017James Cameron – we need nuanced women. He brought up his film’s heroine, Sarah Connor (Linda Howard), and said she was “not a beauty icon.” Rather, he says, “she was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit.”Sure, Connor was tough and had many interesting character traits, but that is also true of Wonder Woman. (She did, after all, spend a lot of time running around bra-less.) Either way, though, whether or not a character is “a beauty icon” shouldn’t be the litmus test. At the very least, the movie was the first female-centric superhero blockbuster; it proved that women can carry a superhero movie — big time.Also problematic here is how Cameron juxtaposed the film with “The Terminator” to make his point. Plus, it is hard to make the case that Connor was in no way objectified. Posted August 24, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongJames Cameron has some angry “Wonder Woman” fans on his hands.The Oscar-winnng director had some harsh criticism for the superhero flick during a recent interview with The Guardian. — Scott Stamper (@DerfelBarada) August 24, 2017James Cameron: “Wonder Woman objectified it’s lead & was a step backwards from Sarah Connor.”
Linda Hamilton: pic.twitter.com/jUeaNjOVpd
— Cher (@thecherness) August 24, 2017*reads only the headline*
*lights torches*
“JAMES CAMERON IS THE ENEMY”
*reads actual quote*
“Oh I disagree, but I understand his position.” pic.twitter.com/ARElPRHlck
— Andrew Dyce™ (@andrewbdyce) August 24, 2017I’ll take “James Cameron tries to mansplain feminism AND fails to understand womanhood” for $200, Alex. He went so far as to call the film “a step backwards” and to describe Hollywood’s response to its success as “misguided.””She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing!” he said of the heroine. A character can be simultaneously sexy, strong, beautiful, and empowering.Not surprisingly, reactions to Cameron’s comments popped up quickly on Twitter.I love James Cameron. I think he has the Midas Touch when it comes to filmmaking.

ET/PT on NBC.[via: Variety] 26 at 9 p.m. She is set to helm the sixth episode of the show’s sophomore season and will begin filming next week.The actress-slash-director has been doing more work from behind the camera since her 2013 TV directorial debut with “Southland,” a series in which she starred. Posted August 24, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongAn Emmy-nominated actress is joining “This Is Us” Season 2 — but she’ll be behind the camera instead of in front of it.Regina King has signed on to direct an episode of the hit NBC series, Variety reports. She has since added to her resume, directing episodes of “Scandal,” “The Catch” “Animal Kingdom,” and more. It’s safe to say that she knows drama and is well-suited for the “This Is Us” job.King has most recently starred in ABC’s “American Crime” and HBO’s “The Leftovers,” and she’ll next appear in the upcoming Netflix series “Seven Seconds.” We don’t know how she does it all.”This Is Us” Season 2 premieres Sept.

Dragons live longer than men, some for hundreds of years, so Balerion had other riders after Aegon died … Posted August 24, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongA key scene from the latest episode of “Game of Thrones” might support a popular Jon Snow theory.Be warned: There may be Season 7 spoilers ahead.In Episode 6, “Beyond the Wall,” Jon (Kit Harington) seemed to play the hero once again, telling Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to leave without him when a pack of wights tried to prevent her and the others from escaping the Army of the Dead. Alas, it wasn’t in the cards. but no rider ever flew two dragons.With Jon missing his ride to safety on Drogon, some fans thought Rhaegal would swoop in and bring him home. Referencing that scene, the Redditor suggested that beyond saving the day, there was “something more subtle that Jon may not even perceive” at play.The user then pulled a quote from Daenerys in “A Dance with Dragons” about the creatures and their riders as evidence:All I know of dragons is what my brother told me when I was a girl, and some I read in books, but it is said that even Aegon the Conqueror never dared mount Vhagar or Meraxes, nor did his sisters ride Balerion the Black Dread. If that is also true of “Game of Thrones,” then Jon couldn’t mount Drogon. However, Redditor No_conspicuity proposed an alternative theory, speculating that Jon turned down the dragon evacuation because he is meant to ride Rhaegal instead.Since discovering that Jon is a Targaryen (even though he doesn’t know it), many fans have been convinced he is destined to fly, and that moment in Episode 6 looked like the perfect opportunity. Yet, as No_conspicuity pointed out, in the book series, riders stick to just one dragon. Maybe next time?For now, Harington is busy getting embracing his inner dragon, as we can see in this video posted last week by Clarke.I mean, JEEEZE, one pet of a dragon and he thinks he’s one of them. 🤦‍♀️ #youknownothingjonsnow #butyoudoknowhowtonotgetblownoffacliffingaleforsewindssotheresalwaysthat 🕺 #everypunaboutwindicanthinkofinserthere 💨A post shared by @emilia_clarke on Aug 17, 2017 at 12:11pm PDT[via: Reddit; h/t: Time]

He later appeared on “Cheers” as Eddie LeBec, the hockey player husband of Carla (Rhea Perlman), who was infamously run over and killed by a Zamboni.The actor went on to star on “Murphy Brown,” playing Jerry Gold, the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Candice Bergen’s titular character, with whom she has a baby. Posted August 24, 2017 by Katie RobertsJay Thomas, a comedic actor known for roles on beloved sitcoms including “Cheers” and “Murphy Brown,” has died. He was 69.Thomas passed away after a battle with cancer, according to his agent and longtime friend, Don Buchwald, who confirmed the actor’s death to the New York Daily News. Thomas won two Guest Actor in a Comedy Emmys for the role. In a statement to the Daily News, Buchwald said, “Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky [sic] thoughts and behavior.”Thomas made his sitcom debut on “Mork & Mindy” in 1979, recurring on numerous episodes throughout the show’s run. He later headlined the sitcom “Love & War,” which ran from 1992 to 1995; his most recent television appearance was on “Ray Donovan.” His film credits included “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” “The Santa Clause 2,” and “The Santa Clause 3.”The actor also made annual holiday season appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” where he told a tale about a bizarre meeting with “Lone Ranger” star Clayton Moore, and then took turns with Letterman trying to knock a meatball off the top of a Christmas tree with a football.Thomas is survived by his wife, Sally, and sons Sam, Jake, and J.T.[via: New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter]