“It’s taken time but Daniel has come round and the strong consensus in the Bond offices is that Mr Craig is 007 again. Posted July 10, 2017 by Kelly WooDaniel Craig isn’t ready to shed the name “Bond, James Bond.” According to the Mirror, the actor has agreed with producer Barbara Broccoli to return for the 25th film in the Bond franchise.The last Bond movie, “Spectre,” came out in 2015, and since then, Craig has vacillated on whether he’d reprise the role. Her theme song from “Skyfall” won a Grammy and an Academy Award.”Craig and Adele together are the winning team, the ultimate choice, the money spinners,” a source told the Mirror. He’s said that he’d rather “slash his wrists” than play 007 again, but also admitted he’d “miss it terribly.” And there were rumors last fall that he turned down $99 million for two more Bond movies.Craig’s vagueness on his future as Bond left room for a lot of speculation on who might succeed him, and names like Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston, and Emily Blunt were thrown around.The Mirror’s report also notes that the producers are hoping to bring back Adele to sing the theme song. As for Adele, she’s more of an unknown quantity but loved being part of Bond, so the signs are positive.”
Cast members Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, and J.B. The Season 8 finale left with Larry offending Michael J. Smoove are all reprising their roles. Posted July 10, 2017 by Kelly WooThis is pretty, pretty good — HBO has announced the premiere date for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Season 9.Larry David’s comedy returns for a 10-episode new season Sunday, Oct. He returned.”The show stars David as an over-the-top version of himself — cranky and belligerent, easily offended and easily offending, and a master at creating awkward situations. He did nothing. or not. “Gilmore Girls” star Lauren Graham is also on board for a multi-episode arc.HBO also unveiled the first teaser, which echoes David’s Julius Caesar-like statement when Season 9 was announced last summer: “He left. Perhaps we’ll return to a French-speaking, beret-wearing Larry … 1 at 10 p.m. after an absence of six years. Fox (playing a version of himself) and traveling to Paris to avoid the fallout.
They already welcomed a son, Shai, in January 2017. The DWTS Judge Weds NHL Star Brooks Laich in an Elegant Outdoor Idaho Ceremony https://t.co/C4BIBMScv5
— People Magazine (@people) July 9, 2017Hough and Laich got engaged in 2015 after dating for about a year-and-a-half.MAKS & PETADWTS pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd — he a one-time winner, she a two-time champ — got married Saturday at Oheka Castle in New York. We are over-the-moon that we had the honor to be apart of your magical #wedding. Their wedding was attended by Maks’s pro brother Val Chmerkovskiy and his (rumored) lady love, DWTS pro Jenna Johnson; Maks’s best friend, DWTS pro Tony Dovolani; Peta’s BFF, DWTS pro Sharna Burgess; one of Val’s past winners, Rumer Willis; one of Peta’s past winners, Nyle DiMarco; and DWTS alum Candace Cameron Bure.’Twas truly a fairytale. Congratulations @maksimc & @petamurgatroyd! Like us on Facebook. 🥂#chmergatroydwedding @nicolevolynets… #shakeandsharemedia #maksandpeta #photobooth #photoboothnyc #dwts #ohekacastle #nywedding #happycouple #fairytale #fairytalewedding #petamurgatroyd #maksimchmerkovskiy #dancingwiththestars #nyc #nyphotobooth #happy #bride #groom #weddingplanner #eventplanner #eventprofsA post shared by 📷Photo Booth Rental NYC (@shakeandsharemedia) on Jul 9, 2017 at 6:55am PDTfamily #chmergatroydweddingA post shared by Valentin (@iamvalc) on Jul 8, 2017 at 10:13am PDTMaks and Peta have been together, off and on, since 2012 and got engaged in 2015. To many, many years of #love, light and happiness! She married hockey player Brooks Laich in an outdoor wedding near Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The more than 200 guests included her DWTS pro brother Derek Hough, fellow pro (and the Houghs’s childhood best friend) Mark Ballas, Julianne’s close friend Nina Dobrev of “The Vampire Diaries,” plus “Breaking Bad” star Aaron Paul, whose wife Lauren runs the Kind Campaign, which Julianne has supported.And, of course, Hough’s two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Lexi and Harley, were also at the wedding as ring bearers. DWTS pros Emma Slater and Sasha Farbergot engaged last fall during DWTS Season 23, so their wedding is still to come.”Dancing With the Stars” Season 25 starts this fall on ABC.Want more stuff like this? Maks was previously engaged to DWTS pro Karina Smirnoff.These weddings closely follow DWTS co-host Erin Andrews marrying her own hockey player, Jarret Stoll, on June 24. You can see the pups in the full wedding photo at People.Julianne Hough Is Married! Posted July 10, 2017 by Gina CarboneA total of three “Dancing With the Stars” pros just got married on Saturday, July 8, including two to each other.JULIANNE & BROOKSJulianne Hough is a two-time pro champ who now judges the ABC show. Cheers to the #brideandgroom!
But it turns out she was almost fired right out of the gate, because she spoiled her casting online.Here’s what she told The Times of the U.K.:”The first lesson I learnt was when I first got the job. Now that’s a worry.)Whelan said she was cast sort of by accident, after auditioning for a role in the Comedy Central sitcom “Threesome.” She didn’t get that part, but the casting director was also looking for Yara on “Game of Thrones,” and thought Whelan would be perfect. Like us on Facebook. We almost can’t employ you because of this.'”Whoops! Martin’s novels were not kind to Whelan when she was first revealed to be playing Theon Greyjoy’s (Alfie Allen) sister, the character known as Asha in the books.”Initially, when I was cast, there was so much written about it — that I was too fat, not sexy enough, not the cartoon-character sort of Lara Croft version of Yara people have imagined, you know? So it crosses the board. Alfie actually told me very early on, ‘Just do not go on the forums. They will really, really hurt you.'”If she visits the forums now, and sees anything about Yara, it’s more likely to be fans hoping she’ll get more screen time in Season 7. No one told me to keep quiet about it. on HBO.Want more stuff like this? One of the lovely, lovely producers on ‘Thrones’ called me into his office and said, ‘This is very serious. Fans now agree, but readers of George R.R. I just thought it was normal to pop it on my Spotlight entry, so I wrote on my CV, ‘This summer Gemma will be playing Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones.’ And the internet went nuts. We last saw her joining Team Dany to cross the Narrow Sea to Westeros. Now lots of people come to me and say I am exactly what they imagined. The trailer also shows Yara making out with Ellaria Sand, so we know she at least get that kind of action this year.GoT Season 7 premieres next Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. But seriously, with all of the spoilers out there for “Game of Thrones,” actors castings have to be the least of their worries. Posted July 10, 2017 by Gina CarboneWhat is dead may never die, and what is spoiled can never be unspoiled on the Internet.”Game of Thrones” star Gemma Whelan has been owning every scene as Yara Greyjoy since she first showed up back in Season 2. (For the upcoming Season 7, an entire rundown of the season was leaked months in advance.
Chris Pratt has the lead role again, opposite Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and James Cromwell.Pratt promised that the final product will be “freakin’ awesome”:In one year, life finds a way. This movie is gonna be freakin’ awesome! Like us on Facebook. Bayona shared the news, along with a dancing Chris Pratt/Owen Grady GIF:This is a wrap for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! @jurassicworld 🙌🙏👆👍🏼♥️😮A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Jun 22, 2017 at 9:47am PDT “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” opens June 22nd, 2018. :-)#JurassicWorldFallenKingdom#JW2pic.twitter.com/ftvkSzsh2T
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) July 8, 2017The end of filming is exciting news, but the post-production work will be continuing for months. What a journey! #JurassicWorld Fallen Kingdom We are 80 days into filming!! Sequel director J. Want more stuff like this? Thank you to everyone that made it possible. #JurassicWorldFallenKingdompic.twitter.com/dtMsNDvZwP
— JA Bayona (@FilmBayona) July 9, 2017
Colin Trevorrow, who directed “Jurassic World” and co-wrote “Fallen Kingdom,” and producer Frank Marshall both shared their congrats:
Congratulations @FilmBayona, cast and crew. A. Posted July 10, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has officially finished filming, so maybe Chris Pratt can finally start eating normally again.Filming started in February, and it just wrapped over the weekend. #wrappic.twitter.com/hPrEfvCnaP
— Colin Trevorrow (@colintrevorrow) July 9, 2017Last group of animatronic dinos ready for the final day of shooting, congrats to all on wrapping FALLEN KINGDOM! Who’s excited? I can’t tell you much except… @JurassicWorldpic.twitter.com/Ma2BNtJbbs
— Frank Marshall (@LeDoctor) July 9, 2017
FYI, it looks like one of the final days of filming took place somewhere familiar, at least to fans of “From Here to Eternity”:
Something felt familiar about the #jurassicworld set today.
Hope you facetime him 😭🐕 pic.twitter.com/yqCrVbdG9e
— honestF (@HonestFata) July 8, 2017
Yes, as that last tweet suggests, Chris and Dodger are just doing the long-distance thing right now while Dad films “Red Sea Diving Resort” in South Africa. He loves dogs, he loves kids, he’s full of love.Playing with him is exercise, he’s exhausting. — Anil Dash (@anildash) July 8, 2017Have fun filming #RedSeaDivingResort. The posts got a big reaction, including from Seth Rogen, whose reply, “F*ck dude I was like crying,” earned 79,000 likes. He’s up for anything. #ChrisEvans filming #RedSeaDivingResort
July 1, 2017 (South Africa) pic.twitter.com/XMjvq1sNwl
— Cris Lara (@Lara_Cris_) July 1, 2017kenjimurapa|ig #RedSeaDivingResort#ChrisEvans new pic from South Africa
Wow… Chris looks so different with this hair pic.twitter.com/dMJp5gAg5l
— Cris Lara (@Lara_Cris_) July 3, 2017Chris Evans loves to make smaller films when not busy playing Captain America in movies like “Avengers: Infinity War,” which is still chugging along in Atlanta. — Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) July 8, 2017LOL the emotional manipulation here was unkind! Posted July 10, 2017 by Gina CarboneChris Evans and his adorable dog Dodger are too pure for this world, and the idea that something may have happened to Dodger was way too much for the Internet.On July 8, Evans tweeted a photo that led many — thousands, apparently — to the conclusion that the dog had passed away:Really missing this guy right now. God dogs, they’re such great animals. I snagged him and he’s such a good dog. As he told People:”One of the last scenes we were filming was in a pound, a kennel. They aged him at about one, he acts like a puppy, he’s got the energy of a puppy, he’s just such a sweetheart, he’s such a good boy. One recent smaller movie he really enjoyed making was “Gifted,” and that’s when he adopted Dodger. Other fans playfully chided Evans, or mocked everyone’s (including their own) emotional distress:CHRIS YOU MUST SPECIFY WHY HE’S MISSED NEXT TIME MY GOODNESS
— WeRateDogs™ (@dog_rates) July 8, 2017*aggressively wipes away tears* No, yeah, I knew that. Like us on Facebook. I foolishly walked in and I thought, ‘Are these actor dogs or are these real up for adoption dogs?’ And sure enough they were, so I was walking up and down the aisles and saw this one dude and he didn’t belong there. Hugs and stay strong there for your boy. pic.twitter.com/fWNviX6CrH
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 8, 2017
Thankfully, Evans set the record straight pretty fast:
To be clear, he’s alive and well, just thousands of miles away for the next couple months. I really can’t say enough about dogs, I’m a dog lunatic. He sleeps on my pillow, you wake up face-to-face.”That’s why he’s our all-American hero!Want more stuff like this? — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 8, 2017
As a result, the studios seem to think that they don’t have to bother making movies that appeal to domestic viewers anymore. That’s been the industry excuse for why people didn’t want to see a fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean,”a fifth “Transformers,”a fourth “Mummy,” and a third “Despicable Me.” Yet here, we have the sixth Spider-Man movie and third Spider-Man franchise launcher in just 15 years. The argument that critics have educated the masses to the point where the studios can no longer count on their poor taste is pretty insulting. Besides, distributor Paramount will get to keep only about a fourth of that $198 million Chinese gross (the rest goes to theater owners), while it’ll get about half of the movie’s domestic gross ($119 million and counting). After a series of high-profile sequel flops and failed franchise launchers, this summer has made 2017 fall behind 2016 in total grosses, though the success of the new “Spider-Man” has helped close the gap, to the point where domestic grosses are now only about $12 million behind where they were at this point a year ago.Maybe Spidey’s success can help dispel some myths about what’s behind the summer slump, since Hollywood has been quick to jump to the wrong conclusion about what’s ailing the box office. 2″ have in common is strong reviews and excellent word-of-mouth. The industry has been complaining all summer that the movie review aggregator is hurting business, especially since RT scores appear at the point-of-purchase at corporate sibling Fandango, ensuring that potential ticket buyers see the critical consensus on a film before spending their hard-earned cash on advance seats.This wouldn’t have been a problem for “Homecoming,” which scored a 93 percent fresh rating at RT. There have been several R-rated comedies and several franchise films whose surprisingly bleak tone (“Wonder Woman,” for instance) has appealed primarily to adults. In the case of “Homecoming,” audiences took notice that the cast included stars like Zendaya, Tony Revolori, and Donald Glover.Not only did they help make the movie’s New York City look more like the real thing, but they helped draw non-white viewers. Complaints about Hollywood’s over-reliance on casts that are predominantly white and male are not just about being politically correct, they’re about good business. Sure, it’s also doing better overseas than here (it’s made an estimated $140 million abroad so far), but the proportions aren’t totally out of whack like they are for “Transformers” (which has earned 76 percent of its total overseas) and many other summer movies that underwhelmed in North America compared to foreign markets. Ticket buyers aren’t suffering from franchise fatigue. After all, as “The Last Knight” proves, you can’t count on the inferior taste of foreign audiences forever. You’d think this would be obvious to an industry that usually caters to youth at the expense of mature audiences. The truth is, most people don’t go out to the movies that often anymore, so when they do, they don’t want to waste their money on an experience they don’t think they’ll enjoy. Again, it’s not franchise fatigue or bad-review fatigue, it’s just bad-movie fatigue.Kid appeal still matters. So it’s still a good idea to make movies with some domestic appeal. (Moviegoers gave “Homecoming” an A at CinemaScore, the best grade of any Spidey film.) These assets are also what most of this summer’s flops lack. But that ill will didn’t carry over to “Homecoming,” just as ill will from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” didn’t harm “Wonder Woman.”What “Homecoming,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Guardians Vol. (This makes their griping about Rotten Tomatoes all the harder to swallow.)Still, how long can that business model persist? The makers of “Transformers: The Last Knight” crowed about how well the film did in China, where its $120 million debut was one of the largest ever for a Hollywood import, and where its $198 million total to date represents the biggest contribution of any country’s sales to the movie’s $495 million global total. What they’re feeling is bad-movie fatigue.It’s not Rotten Tomatoes. Co-star Zendaya may not be well known to people over 25, but the Disney Channel regular is huge among tweens. Hollywood accountants have waved away criticism of the summer’s many domestic flops by noting that the films are doing much so better overseas than at home that they’ll be profitable anyway. She has 43 million followers on Instagram (Robert Downey Jr., whose appearance as Iron Man in the movie was supposed to help bring in longtime Marvel fans, has 16 million Instagram followers), and she’s certainly been leveraging that social media reach to publicize the movie. Not much for young children and teens, save for a “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” sequel and three cartoons.”Homecoming,” however, returns Spider-Man to his teenage roots, complete with John Hughes-style storytelling. The “Homecoming” audience was 13 percent African-American (about the same as their percentage in the American populace), 24 percent Hispanic (well above their percentage among the populace) and 10 percent Asian-American (also well above their percentage of the population).The domestic audience still matters. But social media research firm Fizzology claimed recently that it’s found high RT scores have little impact on a film’s online buzz, while low RT scores do result in a surge of discouraging social media chatter. Imagine if they’d made a movie that ticket buyers here actually liked.”Homecoming,” at least, won’t have that problem. Even so, Chinese grosses won’t be enough. It’s not clear, though, whether that negative buzz has a measurable impact on sales.It’s certainly true that positive RT scores may not help a film at the box office. For example:It’s not franchise fatigue. It’s the biggest single-character series launcher ever for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (beating the $98.6 million opening of “Iron Man”), the second-biggest debut of the six Spidey movies (beaten only by the $151.1 million debut of “Spider-Man 3” a decade ago), and the third-largest premiere of any movie in 2017 (behind “Beauty and the Beast” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. For “Wonder Woman,” it’s nearly 50-50. If ever there was a case for franchise fatigue, it would be here, especially the way the two recent “Amazing Spider-Man” movies squandered the series’ good will. So domestic sales will still bring in more profit than Chinese sales, and that’s for a sequel that’s far and away the least popular of the five “Transformers” films among American audiences. Like “Guardians Vol. And yet this summer has seen very few family-friendly movies. The multi-ethnic casting of the “Fast & Furious” movies has long been recognized as a component of their enormous success among audiences, both domestic and across the globe. With a $217 million production budget, plus marketing and distribution costs, “The Last Knight” would have to gross about $1 billion worldwide to break even, yet this looks like the first “Transformers” film since the second one that won’t cross that 10-figure threshold. Conversely, negative reviews didn’t hurt sales of “Batman v Superman” or “Suicide Squad.”Still, the Hollywood lament of the season has been that summer moviegoers used to spend money indiscriminately on escapist popcorn movies, but now RT is discouraging them from doing so. Star Tom Holland was just 20 when he made the film (Tobey Maguire was 26 the first time he suited up as Spidey; Andrew Garfield was 28). That was the case this summer with “It Comes at Night,” a horror movie that bombed last month despite strong reviews. No wonder 57 percent of “Homecoming” viewers were under 25.Diversity matters. 2″).That’s good news for a box office that, throughout the first half of the summer season, has seen one disappointment after another. 2,” “Homecoming” has earned a solid 45 percent of its total to date in North America. Posted July 10, 2017 by Gary SusmanThat “whoosh” sound you hear is the collective sigh of relief in Hollywood over the record-smashing debut of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and it’s emanating not just from the suits at Sony and Marvel, but from the industry as a whole.Most observers expected the film to crack $100 million (Sony’s own prediction was a conservative $80 million), but by the end of the weekend, Sony was estimating that the franchise reboot had premiered with $117.0 million.
(Episodes of premium or paid content do not carry ads.) Tapas primarily uses Google AdSense and Facebook Audience Network to power the ads. When I first started writing, it was for my own personal entertainment. Not many American authors are familiar with Tapas Media, probably because it first gained its foothold in South Korea—plus, its primary niche has been comics. The platform has more than 1.6 million readers, primarily in North America. Tapas alerted me to two creators in particular who have started pulling in meaningful audiences and earnings: Goh Chun Hoong (of DarkBox) from Malaysia who produces a webcomic, and Jessica Chapman in the United States who writes fiction. My story was interesting enough to quickly gain me readers on this new platform despite starting from the bottom once again. Last year Tapas offered to publish us as premium paid content, and we started to earn an average monthly income of $2,000. Jessica Sanchez replied to my first email in just a couple of hours, and she was just so nice and friendly that it made me wished I had joined sooner. Did it kind of happen by itself, or did you market and promote what you were doing elsewhere? What are the earnings from? Then you come to realize that’s probably going to be near impossible, given the competition and your own lack of experience, expertise, and connections. Both are good in their own way, but I honestly prefer Tapas overall. I do still practice cross-promotion with long time followers on Wattpad, who still check out my story sample and come over to Tapas. Since its launch in October 2012, Tapas Media has gathered about 23,000 creators; readers spend about 30 minutes per month reading in the app, and they open the app about 20 times per month. Heck, I think most young and budding authors do. They were gracious enough to answer my questions about their experience so far. We respond to every single private message and wall post on our social media, and we appreciate readers’ effort to write to us. I plan to move most of my Wattpad books over, and add all my new ideas on to this site exclusively. Still, Tapas’s senior director of growth, Josh Bakken, says, “If the Tapas community likes something, they’re usually not shy about rewarding it. Our editors are spending a lot of time there now. How did you develop a readership? Trending is a combination of Subscribers, Reads, Likes, and Comments over hours. Do you expect to keep working with Tapas? We work very hard on our work and we observe readers’ comments and responses closely. How much do you engage with the readers, if at all? I make sure to keep them up to date with any new promotions and sales, which some do participate in. This usually includes giving out free keys to unlock chapters or doing a sale on the entire book. Some genres perform better on one platform than another. I found that the site and app were well put together and easy to navigate, which in my mind is a great indication of how good the site is. To this day I still haven’t gotten a reply to a request I sent to the Wattpad team. However, I’ve been particularly interested in Tapas because of the way it might help monetize serials or short works through a mobile and web platform—kind of like Wattpad, with some e-commerce and gamification added. No big-time agency is likely to give new talent like you the time of day, no matter how good your work is. I never expected to gain fans or readers, but I did, and Tapas has helped me to reach a new level in my career. Goh: Tapas understands that besides breathing to live, artists also need to eat and pay their bills. Even though I was popular on Wattpad, it didn’t exactly get me anything tangible. All creators who self-publish start out by offering their episodes for free. To create a free account at Tapas, visit the Tapas website, and be sure to check out Tapas’s terms of service. However, a few have still noted their appreciation of my acknowledgment of them, which I think is very important because I truly do value and appreciate each reader. Overall though, I think the majority of my readers come from Tapas. Readers can tip the creator using the app’s virtual currency. Jessica: I heard about the site from a fellow Wattpad author a few months ago and decided to look into it. This typically takes the form of a small banner ad at the top of each episode’s comment section, and/or ad placement at the end of free episodes. Their method of monetizing for creators is innovative. I found that refreshing, as I usually expect to wait about two weeks for a reply from most any other place. (Heck, most major store retailers can’t make a decent page to shop at.)
After that I contacted Tapas for more information, they patiently and promptly answered all my questions. On the reader-facing side, Tapas offers bite-sized stories and the ability to try any story free before purchasing or “unlocking” installments. It has also been a great encouragement to me as a writer, because everyone hopes to make money off their passion, but not everyone finds a way to. Jessica: Mostly my revenue is from purchased chapters. It’s good that the creator tries them out and finds the best platforms that suit their genre. Are you publishing new work on Tapas or work that’s been previously published elsewhere? Goh: We are publishing mainly on Tapas, Line Webtoon and 9gag. I did also try Amazon self-publishing for a bit, although it was not exactly productive. Jessica: I do. (I didn’t see any red flags, but always be fully informed.) I have lots of upcoming story ideas, and they will most likely only be debuted on Tapas. Goh: We used social media to engage with the readers. However, after moving the books to this new platform exclusively and seeing its quick success, I decided that I will also be adding my other works, and new original ideas to Tapas that have never been posted anywhere else (not until later this year though). Tapastic [the previous name of Tapas] is one of those sites. (Here’s a recent interview with Weir and Sarah Andersen about their new fantasy comics collaboration for Tapas.)
In May, Tapas announced new functionality for creators to self-publish through their platform. We had a 24-hour tipping event in February where the goal was for readers to tip 2.5 million coins to their favorite creators. In less than a month, I made more on Tapas than from my last full-time paycheck. After we published on Tapas with its unique ad revenue sharing with creators, we started to make some small income. How much have you earned and how has this made a difference in your life (professional or personal)? This is a great help since I work to help support my mom and disabled little brother at home, and can only manage to find a minimum wage job that usually offers less than full-time with no benefits. Jessica: Wattpad is the only other site I use, though it’s no longer my main focus, and will soon be down to just a few books for my longtime loyal readers. However, while Tapas is quickly growing into a popular webcomic and now fiction site, the competition is still far less than that of other places. They ended up tipping over 4.5 million!”
Leveling up to premium content. Tapas is also helping a lot on promoting Silent Horror on their portal. I’m a very creative person, and it’s not hard for me to develop brand-new concepts and run with them. Surprisingly, not every author participates in these, fearing they’ll lose money instead of realizing they will hook new readers, so honestly this has also helped me stand out over others. To unlock new installments, a reader might invite friends to read, watch ads, complete some other offer, or simply wait. At the end of each book I plan to do a short author’s note to thank them all again, which hopefully prompts them to like and follow me, not just my books. Which is a shame, because I have seen so much talent get left in the dust. Bakken says, “The easiest way to grab the attention of the content team is to have a Trending or Popular title in our Novels section. Publishing online at venues like Tapas helps not bad writers, but good ones gain exposure they might normally never receive. How quickly did a readership develop? To us, Tapas is the best platform for indie creators. Goh: It takes time, hard work and persistence to develop readership and fans. In short, I think traditional publishing has simply become too difficult. I love talking to my readers in those ways, showing them I’m not just someone who wants money, but that I’m a real person who simply loves to write! This has been way better than any of my other online experiences, and I think it’s ideal for any new and serious author. Jessica: I have no online presence aside from my Wattpad. Most of those were gained by readers watching ads and not direct purchases. Depending on various factors, the creator earns between 60 and 85 percent of the real-world monetary value of the tip. Our main focus is to expose our work to as many readers as we can. Creators can elect to have advertising displayed in their work and receive 30 percent of the revenue. That’s why I’m so excited to post my work on a site where I actually see progress, both in gaining popularity and in developing an income. Goh: In the early stages, we published our work on numerous free hosting sites like many other creators did. Headquartered in San Francisco and Seoul, Tapas has received more than $5 million in funding to date. At one time I had dreamed of getting published traditionally and having my books printed in stores. The whole team is just so helpful! Do you participate on any other publishing platforms or self-publish your work? Goh: Currently we are publishing all latest and premium content with Tapas. But the value of the virtual currency, as you might imagine, is rather small—a fraction of a cent. I try to talk to almost all my readers like I used to on Wattpad, but not all of them chat back. I do receive tips, but they are not as consistent so I can’t really count their value yet. Popular is similar, but over days.”
It’s been about two months since the platform was opened to all, and authors are starting to see returns on their effort. Jane: Why did you begin publishing on Tapas, or what drew you to it? Goh: We earned zero income in the first year. Aside from that, the Tapas team does their own promotions for authors who are interested, which I always am. Jessica: The first book I published on Tapas, The Dragon Prince’s Bride, was once my main series on Wattpad, and gained almost 2.5 million reads in less than a year. Jessica: Since my debut on Tapas just last month, I’ve gained 11,000 subscribers, and over 140,000 reads. Last year, a new startup, Tapas Media, joined the US digital publishing scene, hoping to offer a viable business model and distribution platform for authors and publishers to profit from serialization. Since my book gained popularity on popular lists and the site’s front page, I get a lot of interested people, even those who usually don’t read novels on there. But Tapas says they will move stories that show promise to their premium model, where readers have to pay to continue reading episodes. Honestly, since so many people use their computers and phones for everything nowadays, I think in time online publishing, not necessarily self-publishing, might overtake traditional routes, giving people the chance to read awesome books they would never be able to find on a store shelf. In 2016, Tapas announced a partnership with Andy Weir of The Martian as well as Hachette to release serialized content. Tipping. Up until now, it was only possible to publish your work on the platform by submitting it to the Tapas content team; now any author can create an account, set up a new work, and begin uploading episodes of either a novel or comic. Monetization currently happens in one of three ways:
It really shows the strength for this beloved character.”Despite the reliability of superhero movies at the box office, “Homecoming” could have been seen as a big bet for all parties involved. The movie consistently dominated social media in the weeks leading up to its release.Before “Homecoming,” Jon Watts directed two much lower-budget feature films — the 2014 horror movie “Clown” and 2015’s “Cop Car” starring Kevin Bacon. “Homecoming” currently has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore.”Homecoming” is the only major release this weekend, so the rest of the top five are made up to familiar faces. From 326 North American theaters this weekend the movie should make $3.7 million. This is her second major release following last summer’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, but she also has a hand in a long list of upcoming projects including Sony’s “Barbie” movie, Steven Spielberg’s A-list-studded “The Papers,” and future “Spider-Man” movies.”We have incredible partners,” said Greenstein, who said that those relationships helped the film to be “embraced in a big way. Posted July 9, 2017 by ReutersLOS ANGELES, July 9 (Variety.com) – Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever.As of Sunday morning, the latest cinematic depiction of the webbed-hero, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” is looking at a $117 million opening from 4,348 locations. That leaves the year overall about dead even with 2016 after movies like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Logan,” “Get Out” and “The Fate of the Furious” laid a strong foundation for the summer during the early part of the calendar year.”Despite the strength of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ yet another ‘down’ weekend puts us dead even with last year’s box office pace as we remain down 8% for the summer,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. The $117 million figure is the second largest in Sony Pictures history, behind “Spider-Man 3.”Much attention has been paid to the flick’s successful marketing campaign, which heavily featured Iron Man (Robert Downy Jr.), who serves as Spider-Man’s mentor in the film. “The silver lining is the expected continued strength of Spidey, plus ‘War For The Planet of The Apes,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and ‘Atomic Blonde’ all in rapid succession that could fuel a much-needed late summer renaissance at the multiplex.” Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” should stay in the top ten as it, too, expands. “Wonder Woman” continues to hold on with $10.1 million in its sixth weekend, and “Transformers: The Last Knight” should round out the top five with $6.3 million.Kumail Nanjiani’s “The Big Sick” is entering the top ten as it expands toward wide release, starting next Friday. While the former has proven essentially infallible in the biz, “Homecoming” serves as a redemption narrative for the latter. He also has a handful of writing and producing credits, and is one of six writers credited on the “Homecoming” script. This weekend it’s expected to make $2.1 million from 941 locations. After the infamous 2014 Sony hack, Pascal was ousted from her post at the top of the studio, and began to focus on producing. That’s a huge win for Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Studios for the film, which cost roughly $175 million to produce. As audience fatigue has impacted previously reliable franchises like “Transformers” and even “Despicable Me,” the one thing that this summer has proved is that the domestic audience is not yet burnt out on superheroes.This is yet another Marvel movie release that has managed to capture the approval of critics and audience members — something the the DC Extended Universe could not claim until this summer with “Wonder Woman.” But Marvel’s been there since the beginning. On top of that, the summer box office has not been particularly kind to the sequels and reboots that have become the industry’s summer signature. Michael Keaton plays the big bad, Vulture, Jon Favreau plays Spidey’s guardian, Happy Hogan, and Zendaya stars as Michelle Jones (“MJ”), Parker’s brainy classmate. For one, it’s the third iteration of the character in the past 15 years — before Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire donned the Spidey suit. “Baby Driver” should sit comfortable in third, as positive word of a mouth is steering to a $12.8 million second weekend, or a 38% drop. The makers had to trust that audiences would be ready to see the character yet again. $10.6 million of the domestic total came from 392 Imax screens. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal share production credit. Meanwhile, A24’s “A Ghost Story” starring Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck should spook $105,000 from four locations during its opening frame.Overall, the summer box office stands at about $2.3 billion, or 8% lower than last year. Starting with “Despicable Me 3,” which is headed for a $34 million second frame, or a 53% drop from last weekend. “It’s safe to say it’s a triumphant return for Spider-Man.””Homecoming” banked on the idea that the summer box office was craving a family-friendly superhero movie — Tom Holland plays a high school version of Peter Parker who, at 15 years old, has to prove that he is worthy of being called an Avenger. The anticipated opening weekend is higher than industry estimates, which were in the $90 million to $110 million range, while the studio cautiously pegged it at $80 million.”Everyone at Sony and Marvel are thrilled,” said Josh Greenstein, Sony’s marketing chief. And it seems that bet is paying off.
Moebius, to do additional art direction for the film, including set design, costume design, and storyboards. Posted July 8, 2017 by Gary SusmanThirty-five years ago this week (on July 9, 1982), Disney’s release of “Tron” was a bold gamble, an experiment in new storytelling technology and a bid to reinvent the then-adrift studio. Nonetheless, they did nominate “Tron” for its costumes and sound.16. No studio, however, would bite, until Team Lisberger offered the project to Disney.3. Of course, there was a “Tron” video game, licensed by Disney and manufactured by Bally, which placed the game in hundreds of arcades nationwide. Shooting might be delayed for minutes or hours if the crew or cast were on a gaming streak. For the scenes involving actors inside the game, Lisberger made extensive use of a technique called backlit animation, filming the actors in black-and-white on a black set, then projecting colored light through the frame from behind. Lisberger and his partners spent $300,000 putting together a package meant to attract the interest of investors and Hollywood studios, a package that included a script, storyboarded scenes for the entire film, and an effects demo reel. Today, of course, digital filmmaking and CGI effects are the norm. It also was not a studio accustomed to working with outside filmmakers. And during the journey of the solar sailor, a giant Mickey Mouse silhouette is visible below the craft.12. Much of the effects work was done through old-school analog photography, but with a twist. In the long term, of course, “Tron” not only led Disney to become a studio known for more than just reassuring family entertainment, but it also led to a revolution in computer-generated imagery that would redefine how movies are made. The filmmakers hired legendary French comic book artist Jean Giraud, a.k.a. The studio pulled the plug on the three-quel in 2015, but this past March, the Hollywood Reporter said the project was being rebooted, with Jared Leto being approached to star. Still, it was desperate enough to take a chance on Lisberger’s vision. He also recognized that the movie wasn’t the kind of familiar, comforting family entertainment moviegoers had come to expect from the Disney brand. One is an image of Pac-Man, in a scene where Sark (David Warner) is tracking the escaped lightcycles on a wall-sized screen. Disney has found success making movies for grown-ups, though it’s still best known for family entertainment. (Lisberger likened the process to making stained-glass windows.) Making such extensive use of backlit animation was a feat so labor-intensive and costly that no filmmaker before had ever done it. The movie gave early career boosts to several young animators who would become successful feature directors of animated and live-action feature films, including Roger Allers (“The Lion King”), Chris Wedge (“Ice Age”), Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”), and Tim Burton.13. It grossed $33 million in ticket sales, but since about half a movie’s gross goes to the theater owners, that meant Disney lost money on the film.14. Disney is also the home of Pixar, which made the first feature-length computer-animated film (“Toy Story”) 13 years after “Tron” and went on to become the world’s most beloved computer-animation studio. Oh, and besides being the launch point of digital filmmaking, it also told a geeky-cool story about a programmer sucked into his own video game, a tale that became a franchise that included a sequel, an animated TV series, and several video games.Dreamed up before everyone had PCs, smartphones, or connections to the internet, “Tron’s” vision of humans literally swallowed by their own technology seems eerily prescient. To get the actors into the right frame of mind, there were coin-operated video arcade games, like “Battlezone,” on the set. By the time he received the award in 1997, Perlin’s algorithm, which he’d invented for “Tron,” had become a common tool for computer animators.17. “People do not want to get their minds blown by Walt Disney Studios, they want to be reassured by them,” he said.15. “Tron” was the brainchild of animator Steven Lisberger, conceived in the mid-1970s when he first saw the early video game “Pong.” He grasped that the computer technology that moved the primitive rackets and ball of that game could be used for animation, which led him to conceive of the story’s video arcade game-inspired plot.2. Why were audiences reluctant to embrace “Tron”? Lisberger said it was because they felt using computers as an animation tool was cheating. “Tron” wasn’t the first film to use CGI — even “The Black Hole” had a brief, extended CGI sequence during its opening credits — but it was the first movie to make such extensive use of CGI, with some 800 shots making use of digital sets and props. He had recently done similar work on “Alien” and “Blade Runner.”5. Hook up your handset modem and floppy disk drive, grab your video arcade quarters, and travel back in time to learn the “Tron” truth.1. Still, there were few computers at the time that had enough computing power to do the work, so few that Lisberger had to hire four different computer-graphics companies to have enough machines to complete the work.7. It had tried to jump on the post-“Star Wars” sci-fi bandwagon with “The Black Hole,” a visionary live-action movie (and the studio’s first-ever PG-rated release) that nonetheless was a costly failure at the box office. Disney spent between $17 and $20 million on “Tron,” still a lot for a movie budget in 1982. In 1980, Disney was struggling, with a series of flops and an animation studio that seemed to have lost direction since Walt’s death more than a decade earlier. (True to form, Disney also saw “Tron’s” toy and game merchandising potential.) Even so, all but one member (Jerry Rees) of the studio’s legendary animation department refused to work on the film, as if they sensed that Lisberger’s primitive CGI was the seed of a technology that would ultimately put them out of business.4. Many of the scenes at the fictional ENCOM corporation, including those in the laser bay, were actually shot at the famed Lawrence Livermore lab, which had never allowed itself to be used as a movie location. Morgan, whose nerdy “Tron” characters marked an about-face from her then-recent role as temptress Lacey Underall in “Caddyshack,” said she won her part in the film over occasional actress and Blondie frontwoman Deborah Harry.11. Lisberger said in 2015 that, while kids of the video game generation appreciated it, adults found it disorienting. “It was like we put LSD in the punch at the school prom and it was just way more than they can handle,” he said in 2015. “Tron” has a couple of Easter eggs for sharp-eyed viewers. At the 1983 Academy Awards, Oscar voters declined to nominate the film’s pioneering special effects. Fourteen years later, however, coder Ken Perlin won a Sci-Tech Oscar for “Perlin noise,” a distortion effect that makes computer-animated surfaces look less plastic and more textured and organic. Reportedly, the game earned more than the movie, as much as $45 million.18. Pixar founder John Lasseter has acknowledged how much “Tron” influenced his work, saying, “Without ‘Tron,’ there would be no ‘Toy Story.'”19. The machines used had operating memory of just 2 MB, with no more than 330 MB of storage. Still, as familiar as “Tron” and its world seem to us today, there’s a lot you may not know about the movie, from how its still-astonishing effects were created to the shocking reason it was snubbed at the Oscars. No filmmaker since, either.8. (It’s akin to the technique used to create the lightsaber effects in “Star Wars.”) Even so, the technique required the use of large photographic plates, which then had to be colored by hand. Still, that amounts to only about 15 to 20 minutes of the 96-minute film.6. Fittingly, Rees recalled 30 years later, it was Jeff Bridges, who played Kevin Flynn, the film’s hacker/gamer hero, who was the “Battlezone” high scorer.9. Cindy Morgan, who played the dual role of laser scientist Lora and heroic program Yori, said in a 2005 interview that she accidentally stepped into a spill of radioactive liquid there, and her contaminated shoes were confiscated.10. The computers available at the time couldn’t actually animate footage; they could only generate one still frame at a time, making the animation process as painstaking and time-consuming as traditional hand-drawn animation. And in every respect, that gamble was a colossal failure.Or so it seemed in the short term. After 28 years, during which “Tron” became a cult favorite and saw its influence acknowledged by contemporary filmmakers and animators, Disney finally made a theatrical sequel, “Tron: Legacy.” The 2010 film, which brought back Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner from the original, cost a reported $172 million to make and earned back $400 million worldwide — not enough to make a profit, but enough to make Disney consider a third installment.
Lilly is also confirmed to be returning for “Avengers 4.”Back in February, Michael Douglas confirmed his return as Dr. Hank Pym, and also revealed that filming would start in July 2017 (aka right around now) for the July 2018 release date.Peyton Reed directed 2015’s “Ant-Man” and he’s also returning for the sequel, which is scheduled to open July 6, 2018.Speaking of Paul Rudd’s Scott Lang/Ant-Man, he’s still busy filming “Avengers: Infinity War,” which opens May 4, 2018, two months before “Ant-Man and the Wasp”:Check out the new #AvengersInfinityWar set photos featuring Paul Rudd! Agent Jimmy Woo.Tracking Board first shared the news, adding that another new character — played by Hannah John-Kamen — still remains a mystery.The plot is still a mystery too, but we know it’ll feature Paul Rudd’s title character, aka Scott Lang, with Evangeline Lilly stepping up to share top billing as the Wasp, aka Hope van Dyne. Like us on Facebook. https://t.co/OvzIWFwTo2
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) July 6, 2017Want more stuff like this? Posted July 7, 2017 by Gina CarboneThere are dozens of things happening at once in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one film we’re definitely excited for is “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” opening almost exactly one year from now.Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, and Michael Douglas are returning to their “Ant-Man” roles, and it has now been confirmed that “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Veep” star Randall Park will be joining them, in the role of S.H.I.E.L.D.
We’ll see the nominations on TV Sunday, with the PoV competition happening this weekend, and airing on Wednesday, July 12, before the second live eviction of the summer on Thursday, July 13.Don’t forget that we have more “temptations” and “curses” to deal with this week. Paul knows Kevin’s secrets, and the two are very close. They believe he voted Jillian out. This house is jam-packed with Paul minions, so even though they probably weren’t pleased, they didn’t exactly fight.But Paul moved on from that to considering, briefly, putting up his boy Kevin Schlehuber — who just voted out Jillian Parker while pretending to others that he voted out Christmas Abbott. His plan seems to be to go up this week under Paul’s HoH, since Cody is the clear target. Posted July 7, 2017 by Gina CarboneYour boy Paul Abrahamian has both safety and power as “Big Brother 19” Week 2 Head of Household. His “curse” from last week forces him to put himself on the block as the third nominee, either this week or next week. on CBS.Want more stuff like this? Instead, Paul is going for a backdoor move.After winning HoH — which fans will see in the Sunday, July 9 episode — Paul started talking to various houseguests about potentially being pawns. (It was Kevin & Josh) #BB19pic.twitter.com/45bAB9sUu3
— ✨BB Truth✨ (@BBTruth) July 7, 2017Paul told Josh that Ramses is his backup target, if Cody somehow saves himself. Plus, Kevin is now blaming Ramses for his own vote, convincing the house that it was Ramses who flipped on the Alex/Jason/Jillian team instead of himself.So this week should be Ramses/Alex/Josh as noms, with Cody the backdoor target. #NeverCaredPaul already started out with eight “friendship” bracelets, then got three weeks (too much) safety from America. He didn’t want Cody and Jessica on the block together in case Cody came down. He wanted to avoid giving comp beast Cody a chance to play in the Power of Veto competition at all.So Paul initially thought of maybe putting up Maven — Matt Clines and Raven Walton — as pawns. He’s not trusted in the house — he tried to get the house to notice the budding alliance of Dominique Cooper and Mark Jansen, and that seemed to backfire. So far, it’s not clear who was tempted or cursed, but that will be shown on the CBS “Big Brother” live feeds so check ’em out.”Big Brother” airs Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m., and Thursdays at 9 p.m. However, it may shock some fans to not see Cody or Jessica Graf on the block as initial nominees. Final two close. Alex and Josh were surprisingly OK with the plan. No real push-back.There’s also Ramses Soto to consider. Like us on Facebook. Kevin was not happy to be considered as a pawn.Paul moved on from that idea and settled on his pawn pair: Alex Ow and Josh Martinez. Now he is HoH, and his target is — no shock — Cody Nickson. But there’s fear that, if Cody still manages to play PoV and keeps the nominations as-is, Ramses, Alex, or Josh will go home, and Jody will survive another week.Awkward moments with Ramses in the room with Alex and Jason. Sigh. Paul talked to both of them to explain his plan — one of them would come down after PoV and Cody would go up, with the whole house (minus maybe Jessica) voting out Cody. Poor Ramses.
Mera and title star Jason Momoa are currently filming DC’s “Aquaman,” directed by James Wan, and you can see the trio in Heard’s latest set photo:Water break@prideofgypsies@creepypuppet#aquamanpic.twitter.com/aLzvJuIvO8
— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) July 7, 2017
We first got a look at that bright hair in photos shared back in May, after Amber Heard’s first day on the “Aquaman” set.Mera will debut in “Justice League” this November, and the first photo shared of her Queen of Atlantis seemed to show a less bright hair color … “Aquaman” opens December 21, 2018.Want more stuff like this? Either way, she looks stunning, and we’re excited to see more from her, Momoa, and the whole “Aquaman” crew.”Justice League” opens November 17. Like us on Facebook. or that could just be from director Zack Snyder’s lighting:The brighter red hair for “Aquaman” does look faithful to the DC comics character, which suggests good things for purists. Posted July 7, 2017 by Gina CarboneWell, no one is going to miss Amber Heard on the set of “Aquaman,” that’s for sure.From DC’s villainous Poison Ivy to Marvel’s heroic Medusa, comic books just love a fiery redhead, and Heard’s Mera shares the same bold look.
The answer is obvious. Lobsters. Like us on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/hziUHAKVVX
— Phil Dunne (@lovetherobot) July 7, 2017they were dead the entire time any ways have a great weekend https://t.co/e47hcyan4P
— darth:™ (@darth) July 7, 2017The One Where Rachel Kills Everybody
— Dr. And even though the NBC series has been off the air since 2004, fan theories never stop popping up online.A guy named Ted Fox got the latest conversation going, “Seinfeld”-style, by wondering what the deal is with the “Friends” Season 4 DVD cover. Jens Foell (@fMRI_guy) July 7, 2017THEY WERE ON A BREAK
— michael🇺🇸🏳️🌈 (@CardinalBiggles) July 7, 2017Amazing coincidence, the other 5 all blinked at exactly the same time
— Bob The Wonder (@Bobthe1der) July 7, 20179 Theories About Why… — Terry Bain (@terrybain) July 7, 2017Lobsters, man. Wild “Friends” theories. There are so many others out there, keeping this series alive for future generations of fans to read way.too.much into.Want more stuff like this? She has seen beyond the veil, and knows that there is no way she should be able to afford that apartment
— Woodstock’s dad (@Burghpunk) July 7, 2017Chandler is spooning her. There’s nothing like them. Posted July 7, 2017 by Gina CarboneYou know what will always be there for you? Theories needed. https://t.co/n87beMEDNf👀/ pic.twitter.com/lYhXc9wU1d
— Heather Marcus (@HeatherMarcus) July 7, 2017
Never change, “Friends” fanatics!By the way, just last month one of the “Friends” creators reacted (not fondly) to that super-dark theory about Phoebe. — Moo Point Podcast (@MooPodcast) July 7, 2017She’s plotting to kill the rest of them in their sleep
— Bina Shah (@BinaShah) July 7, 2017Here is what I believe Friends is really about. Why is Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel the only one awake, and staring into the camera?Serious question:
Why is Rachel the only one 👀? #FriendsGatepic.twitter.com/QOlQcDtaGL
— Ted Fox (@thetedfox) July 7, 2017
He asked for theories, and he got some good ones:
She alone knows the truth. You may also recall reading a theory connecting “Friends” to “Gilmore Girls.” That one almost works.
Want more stuff like this? We had tremendous success with a former Lois Lane last season with Teri Hatcher. Laura Benanti is out as Alura, but her replacement is still from the same extended DC family, since she’s Erica Durance, who played Lois Lane on “Smallville” from Season 4-10.Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg issued a statement explaining that the casting change is due to Laura Benanti’s work schedule in NYC:”Unfortunately Laura, who Greg [Berlanti] and I have worked with for years going back to ‘Eli Stone,’ was unable to continue in the role due to work commitments in New York. on The CW. Posted July 7, 2017 by Gina CarboneSupergirl, meet your new mama!The CW has recast the role of Melissa Benoist’s mother for “Supergirl” Season 3. Like us on Facebook. In May, it was announced that Floriana Lima (Maggie Sawyer) will only return on a recurring basis, a downgrade from her series regular status, also reportedly due to scheduling issues.Meanwhile, Supergirl herself shared a photo on set, showing she’s back at work:Getting back in the saddle (or harness/wires what-have-you) for season 3 this week, which means seeing these fine folks soon as well 😊 @supergirlcw @thatkevinsmith @etcarrascoA post shared by Melissa Benoist (@melissabenoist) on Jul 3, 2017 at 4:19pm PDT”Supergirl” Season 3 premieres Monday, October 9 at 8 p.m. We know Erica will continue the proud tradition of legacy actors joining our shows and creating new and exciting takes on classic DC characters.”Benanti played twins Alura Zor-El / Astra In-Ze in 10 episodes of “Supergirl” from 2015-2016.As TVLine pointed out, Durance is just the latest “legacy” star to join “Supergirl,” following Laura Vandervoort (Kara of “Smallville”), Dean Cain (Superman in “Lois & Clark”), Helen Slater (star of the 1984 movie “Supergirl”), and Teri Hatcher (Lois of “Lois & Clark”).This is not the only change coming to “Supergirl” for Season 3. But we are so blessed that Erica has come aboard to offer her own interpretation of Kara’s mother.
“They’re usually in the power position, and if they start to change the paradigms, things start to shift.””Battle of the Sexes” opens in theaters September 22. “And that’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair. That’s something that’s also not discussed, necessarily — that our getting equal pay is going to require people to selflessly say, ‘That’s what’s fair.'””If my male co-star, who has a higher quote than me but believes we are equal, takes a pay cut so that I can match him, that changes my quote in the future and changes my life.”King responded that such change can only happen when both men and women work together on equal pay.”You just gave an example of why men are so vital to these changes,” the tennis legend said. Equal pay is also still a challenge in Hollywood, as Stone discusses with King and “Battle of the Sexes” co-star Andrea Riseborough.”I’ve needed my male co-stars to take a pay cut so that I may have parity with them,” Stone noted. Posted July 7, 2017 by Kelly WooFeminism isn’t just for women, as Oscar winner Emma Stone points out in an Out interview about her upcoming movie, “Battle of the Sexes.”The film tells the story of the legendary 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, who was an advocate for equal pay for male and female players.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home. Posted July 7, 2017 by Kelly WooHBO has revealed the titles and descriptions for the first three episodes of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 … B. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. At all.As usual, the descriptions are incredibly vague and cryptic. After Robert’s Rebellion, the Baratheons took it over and Stannis Baratheon was seen plotting his claim to the Iron Throne there. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. B. Prepare to learn nothing:Episode #61: “Dragonstone” (Sunday, July 16, 9 p.m.)Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes. Written for television by David Benioff & D. The network also announced the cast list, including stars Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister). Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.Episode #63: “The Queen’s Justice”(Sunday, July 30, 9 p.m.)Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros. The season premiere, which airs July 16, is titled “Dragonstone,” the birthplace of Daenerys Targaryen and once her family’s seat. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. So, here are the episode descriptions. and let’s just say they are not very revealing. New cast members include Jim Broadbent, Tom Hopper, Megan Parkinson and Ed Sheeran. Written for television by David Benioff & D. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.Episode #62: “Stormborn” (Sunday, July 23, 9 p.m.)Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor.
Posted July 7, 2017 by Rachel Horner”This Is Us” has been torturing us for months with the impending death of Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia). Maybe that’s why we get so emotional when he’s on screen — or maybe it’s just because he’s the best dad ever. Either way, we’re tearing up just thinking about it.These are the 10 times Jack Pearson had us reaching for our Costco-sized surplus of tissues.
Posted July 7, 2017 by Kelly WooHawkeye got his wings clipped.Jeremy Renner recently revealed that he broke both of his arms doing a stunt on the set of “Avengers: Infinity War.””That’s how it goes,” Renner said at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival while promoting the movie “Wind River. “I’ll heal fast. “I can’t tie my shoes, but outside of that and everything else, I can kind of get by.” There will be an effect to it, but it won’t stop me from doing things that I need to be doing,” the actor said. I’m doing everything I can to heal faster.”Luckily, the movie he is currently working on, “Tag,” is a comedy, So I don’t have to beat a whole lot of people up or do anything crazy,” he noted. “It’s part of the job.”Renner fractured his right elbow and left wrist.And even though Hawkeye has to use his arms, being an archer and all, Renner said the injuries won’t affect his performance.”I’m sort of a problem solver, you know.
He may have to woo Cersei Lannister to get it. I think Euron is not,” Asbaek explained. “Maybe that’s why Euron likes the idea of her.””Game of Thrones” Season 7 premieres July 16 on HBO. “I’m more like a hooligan. Posted July 7, 2017 by Kelly WooEuron Greyjoy’s middle name should be “DGAF.”In Season 7 of “Game of Thrones,” the new ruler of the Iron Islands is ready to have some fun causing trouble, actor Pilou Asbaek told Entertainment Weekly.”He’s much more just f—ing enjoying himself this season. He’s more charming. This could very well be a marriage of true minds.”Cersei sold her soul many years ago,” the actor said. So, will Euron be the next to wear the “most hated villain” crown on the show, now that Ramsay Bolton is dead?”Ramsay was a great character and to me was 100 percent evil. He takes himself seriously, but not too seriously,” Asbaek said. The guy you met at the Kingsmoot is not the guy you will meet on his ship — he’s different with different people to get what he wants.”And what he wants is the big throne — the Iron Throne. Euron already murdered his brother to steal his throne, then plotted to murder his nephew and niece to prevent them from succeeding their father. He is also clearly not an environmentalist after ordering all those trees cut down to build new ships.