Efron and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson lock lips underwater in “Baywatch,” and The Rock superfan James Corden demanded every single detail of their makeout session.Corden told Efron he was “unbelievably envious,” asking, “What does The Rock taste like?” Efron didn’t really know how to answer, but he tried:”To be completely honest, like, kissing a dude is weird at first, but he tasted kind of like a Winterfresh commercial. It was an awesome kiss, and one off the bucket list for me, for sure.”Corden couldn’t stop interrupting Efron, and eventually added his own wish: “I can safely say, I would give up everything in my life for one open-mouth kiss with The Rock.” Hmmm. Or like cherry ChapStick. He’s good at that, too? Jeez, man.’ He’s just the best at everything. Apparently it’s “awesome,” and has a specific kind of flavor.”Baywatch” star Zac Efron was on “The Late Late Show With James Corden” last night, along with “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Orlando Bloom and “Silicon Valley” star Zach Woods. It was crazy. His wife and kids may not appreciate that, but we all need goals.Watch the clip:Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook. Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneCan you smell how The Rock is kissing? It was like, ‘What?
7 trending video on YouTube, two days later. The trailer is still currently the No. Like us on Facebook. — in the first 24 hours since its debut. As Deadline noted, “That’s believed to be the most distributed views for a TV show trailer ever in a 24-hour period.”
“Game of Thrones” is always setting records for everything, including piracy, although they probably don’t want that one. We’re past 24 hours now, and the number is only going higher. (Where are the reports on which trailers lead to greatest eyesight loss?)According to HBO, the Season 7 trailer that HBO dropped Wednesday was viewed 61 million times across digital platforms — including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. “We’re actually filming longer now. Season 7 starts in July, and HBO is just now kicking the promotion into high gear. Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneOne does not simply watch a “Game of Thrones” trailer once. “When I first read this season I thought: ‘Damn, I gotta learn some lines!'” Clarke said. So the figures on the Season 7 trailer may include some of us watching it a dozen or more times, always with our faces about an inch from the screen. I don’t know how that’s happening.” Dinklage added, I’ve worked more days this season than I have in quite some time.”Watch the trailer again:Season 7 arrives July 16 on HBO.Want more stuff like this? There’s no slowing this puppy down.Fans waited a long time for that trailer, and the anticipation surely factored into the viewing. The stars cover the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, sharing more details on the final two seasons — Season 7 with seven episodes, and Season 8 confirmed to have just six.Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) told EW they were surprised to see how much MORE they had to do in Season 7, despite having three fewer episodes than previous seasons.
Like us on Facebook. Be very happy if him or Pattinson win. — Natalia13586 (@NextStation92) May 25, 2017@NextStation92 That’s such a tough call because they’re two totally different performances. — James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017@SwedishLincoln adam sandler maybe
— Natalia13586 (@NextStation92) May 25, 2017@NextStation92 Adam Sandler was sooooooo good but I don’t think he’ll win. — James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017@SwedishLincoln I didn’t see their movies but I heard Adam and Robert were great. — James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017The 2017 Cannes winners will be announced this weekend. Comedic performances are huge for me so I think I prefer Adam
— James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017@NextStation92 But I would say Robert is objectively better. In your opinion, who should win? And then we wait, to see if either actor will still be riding the buzz when the Oscars are awarded in early 2018. He’s absolutely great in GOOD TIME
— Tim Robey (@trim_obey) May 25, 2017Because it’s 2017 and everything is bonkers, good money for best actor at #Cannes2017 now on Adam Sandler or Robert Pattinson
— Deborah Cole (@doberah) May 25, 2017Good Time : Robert Pattinson for best actor at #Cannes2017 there’s no competition. #Cannes2017
— AFK Sinemada (@afksinemada) May 25, 2017Feed about to go ballistic, because Robert Pattinson could easily win Best Actor here. But again, both are incredible. Want more stuff like this? Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneIt’s time to question everything, because two of the least expected actors are earning top buzz at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson have wowed fans and critics in their respective films. (Hey, he was pretty good in “Punch-Drunk Love,” too.)Here are some early reactions to both actors having breakthrough moments at this point in their careers:I can’t believe I’m living in a world where both Adam Sandler & Robert Pattinson could potentially be in the Best Actor conversation
— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) May 25, 2017What a time to be alive when the two biggest contenders for Cannes Best Actor are Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson. The former “Twilight” heartthrob has viewers raving over his leading role in the crime thriller “Good Time,” with Sandler earning awards buzz for the family comedy “The Meyerowitz Stories.”According to USA Today, after Sandler’s film premiered Sunday night at Cannes, “it was met with rapturous reviews and a four-minute standing ovation,” with critics surprised to find themselves considering the comic for an Oscar.
— Josh (@fanartexhibit) May 24, 2017Ok, ok. But it’s just a poster. If you’re gonna do floating heads, do it right. look how much more life the Logan movie poster has VS the Spiderman one. A concentrate of bad taste in only one picture : pic.twitter.com/aLtmbisyYz
— Tohad (@sylvainsarrailh) May 24, 2017The latest spiderman poster aint that bad, I kinda did the same thing XD pic.twitter.com/vgW3gLaAvo
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) May 25, 2017This is a Spiderman poster you would see in Deviantart but with that Devinartart logo at the middle. And then there’s that new poster. Posted May 26, 2017 by Gina CarboneUnderoos deserved a better poster than the one Marvel gave him, so “Spider-Man: Homecoming” fans stepped in to save the day — by pointing out everything wrong with it. — tenpoundpixel (@tenpoundpixel) May 24, 2017New Spiderman poster is horrible. Right?”Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens July 7.Want more stuff like this? That’s a new level of bad
— Andy Peachey (@Andy_peachey) May 24, 2017Could they just get Drew Struzan to do the Spiderman Homecoming poster? Like us on Facebook. Some fans loved it, but many others mocked it as bad fan art, shredding it harder than any supervillain.when you remember that you’re supposed to make the new spiderman poster and start it an hour before it’s due pic.twitter.com/lNyh46eYyz
— chris (@garflyf) May 24, 2017The actual legit Spiderman Homecoming poster looks like a ripoff Bali DVD cover pic.twitter.com/2jFYXYXAIm
— Jess Wheeler (@wheelswordsmith) May 25, 2017I just singlehandedly saved the spiderman poster pic.twitter.com/MDepYWwmHj
— jodds (@MYOWNlMAGE) May 24, 2017Hey Steve, which is the Spiderman poster file you want sent to print, is it SpideyFinal or SpideyRoughLayoutDONOTSEND.psd? pic.twitter.com/fU9va5U34D
— alex (@poedamnrn) May 24, 2017This is way too busy and why so much Iron Man on a Spiderman poster https://t.co/Qdc5J7omfk
— WonderWoman June 2nd (@BlckBolex) May 24, 2017New official Spiderman movie poster… pic.twitter.com/yLk4DIC0Gw
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) May 24, 2017i fixed the Spiderman poster pic.twitter.com/0IzwfQQmiv
— WLFGRL (@NotUnclever) May 25, 2017Like… Internet heroes in action!We’re all excited to see Tom Holland’s teen Peter Parker this July, and the “Homecoming” trailers have been fantastic. The movie will still be amazing. pic.twitter.com/Jrv9E1IdXo
— Andrew ★ Stew-Art (@Viruul) May 24, 2017can somebody tell me why the Spiderman: Homecoming poster looks fanmade pic.twitter.com/k2B7s902on
— Dorothy Lydia (@DorothyLydia_) May 24, 2017In light of the garbage new spiderman poster let’s toss some appreciation to DC for their poster game pic.twitter.com/iAYCcj1zcm
— Jared (@jaredsletterbox) May 24, 2017why does the latest spiderman homecoming poster looks like the force awakens poster? pic.twitter.com/m12Pi7uerH
— Cap☆ (@CaptainGalxy) May 24, 2017Not a fan of photoshop movie posters & have been critical of the newer SW films posters but that Spiderman poster.
Watch the clip over at IndieWire.You sacrificing to me? #AmericanGodspic.twitter.com/APsy57G6TD
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) April 29, 2017 The actress is channeling David Bowie’s iconic glam character for an upcoming episode of “American Gods.”In the cutting-edge Starz series (based on the book by Neil Gaiman), Anderson plays Media, the mouthpiece and P.R. Series premiere of @AmericanGodsSTZ tomorrow at 9PM est/pst. Wednesday (Ian McShane). rep of the New Gods, who appears as different pop culture icons. Posted May 26, 2017 by Sharon KnolleGillian Anderson makes a stunning Ziggy Stardust. Media (also managing to sound uncannily like Bowie) addresses her fellow God as “Aye, pretty thing, you,” and tells him he has “an image problem” and orders him to apologize to Moon and Mr. 📺💋 #Media#AmericanGodspic.twitter.com/TrhDTHQS7Y
— Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) May 8, 20171 more day! We’ve already seen her as Lucille Ball and she previewed her turn as Marilyn Monroe in a pic shared to Twitter.In this Sunday’s episode, “Lemon Scented You,” Media takes New God Technical Boy (Bruce Langley) to task over his assault on Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle).
He’s only had a little training on these obstacles. Posted May 26, 2017 by Sharon Knolle”Arrow” star Stephen Amell wowed the crowd last night on a celebrity edition of “American Ninja Warrior.” The actor, who does a lot of his own stunts on the CW superhero series, easily conquered the obstacle course. Fan boys all across America are losing the minds.” Not to mention the fan girls!After triumphantly completing the course, he announced he wanted to do one more, continuing on to an even tougher course to do the Salmon Ladder, a cinch for the star since that’s what TV alter ego Oliver Queen trains on. He ably leaped and swung his way through each challenge, including the tough triple fly-wheel set-up. The fans were screaming and the commentators gushing: “He’s 6’1” and just solid muscle!… This is just natural athletic ability! After going on to one more challenge, he thanked the crowd — and then dropped into the pool.Amell raised $30,000 for Red Nose Day.Also competing last evening for charity: Derek Hough, Mena Suvari and Natalie Morales.
It’s just another way to look at Wonder Woman.” In theaters, June 2!!”Carter told MSN, “Yes, I am the bearer of the torch and I’m passing it forward!” She added (for the benefit of any old-school fans who are dubious about the reboot), “I really want you all to embrace this. Posted May 26, 2017 by Sharon KnolleOriginal Wonder Woman Lynda Carter joined new Amazon warrior Gal Gadot at the “Wonder Woman” premiere at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday and both looked ah-ma-zing.Carter (can you believe she’s now 65?!) played the superhero on TV from 1975-1979. Gal Gadot is fabulous as Wonder Woman. Bravo Patty Jenkins. I had so much fun at the premiere. I know it will be great!” After the movie, she gushed, “What a wonderful movie!! She posted on Facebook before the premiere, saying, “So excited to be attending the premiere of the new ‘Wonder Woman’ movie, directed by my friend, Patty Jenkins, and starring the beautiful Gal Gadot. I can’t wait to see that beloved character on the big screen where she belongs.
She does amazing work in this. “I remember the first day of shooting was a scene with Carrie … I think it ended up being 27 takes of Carrie just leaning in [to slap me] and every time she did a different spot on my face.He remembered the late icon, saying, “She was, by far, one of the quickest-witted, funniest, most down-to-earth, real human beings, I ever had the opportunity of working with. The most memorable moment: When Darth Vader’s helmet is briefly off and we see that he’s just “an old, bald, fat dude.”The actor also mentioned that he tried to keep his “Force Awakens” script after the film was finished, and that Disney lawyers finally had to ask for it back! It was definitely a heartbreaker [to lose her].”He also recalled seeing his first “Star Wars” film at age 4: “Return of the Jedi” (although he’s unclear about what year it came out. And Rian Johnson, the director, kept doing it over and over. It was 1983, Oscar!). Posted May 26, 2017 by Sharon KnolleOscar Isaac had a scene with Carrie Fisher in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” he’ll never forget — because she slapped him 27 times!Stopping by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” last night (which also happened to be the 40th anniversary of “Star Wars”), Isaac shared this anecdote.”A large amount of the stuff I got to do was with Carrie, which was amazing,” Isaac told Colbert. Fortunately, after the film opened, he got a very fancy of the version of the script sent to him, “this leather-bound thing with my name on it.” Nice! I remember it was a scene where I come up and talk with her, and she is very upset with me and slaps me.
Given its tonal schizophrenia, I had to work out which of its two tones would determine its look. I wanted to create a kind of sharp and pronounced tonal schism between that upper executive level and the boots on the ground in order to make that distinction more pronounced. You have to stream it.I got a chance to speak with Michôd about translating actual events for cinematic comedy, whether or not he could have actually made the movie at a traditional studio, and where he got the idea for the last-minute cameo from Russell Crowe.Moviefone: When did you make the decision to eschew a direct adaptation of the material?David Michôd: Michael Hastings’s book came to me at an unusual and serendipitous moment. So I guess where it landed was I wanted to shoot it elegantly and in a muscular way, to not let it have a look. I shot my first two films on film and this was my first proper digital experience, which allowed me to shoot with multiple cameras, which I loved. You know, one of the things that allowed me to go from looking for a movie set in a modern war theater to finding it in Michael’s book was finding the human affirms of it. So long as it’s rooted in something true, in vanity and ambition and hubris. So long as I’ve watched my movies and studied my cinema in my life, I feel like it would be counter to the larger mission to run the risk of making a facsimile of something that had come before. Because I can think endlessly about the cinematic execution of war — the dirt and the dust and the blood and the chaos — but it’s not until you find your very specific human way into the story that an actual movie presents itself. I had already been thinking for quite a while about making a film set in or near Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s an abrasive, pitch-black comedy set during America’s conflict in Afghanistan and might be the most wicked, funniest, and wackiest wartime satire since Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. And had concentrated most of my thinking on a movie about the brutality of battle. So I needed whoever that last person was to carry the chaos of what’s to come in an instantly recognizable 15 seconds.So you said, “Crowe. They’re future proofing. It’s Netflix’s “War Machine,” directed by Australian auteur David Michôd and starring Brad Pitt, one of the biggest movie stars in the world. It’s complex and it’s politically complicated and it’s tonally mental. I suddenly realized there was a movie there to be made about the entire machine and focusing principally on that strange detachment of the executive level of the military and the brutality of that battlefield.And, at some point, in the process of outlining the movie, I realized that what I wanted to do was not just make a movie about the insanity of war but I wanted to make the movie feel insane. I saw that he cited Kiefer Sutherland’s character from “Monsters vs. It’s one of the rare comedies that isn’t totally over-lit and blown out.This was, in some ways, the most visually challenging movie I’ve made in some ways. Our aim was to play that character as if he were a World War II anachronism walking around in 21st Century military fatigues.In terms of inspiration, did you look at any of those classic screwball comedies?It’s interesting, I tend not to let myself get bogged down in other films. Was that part of the approach, too, opening it up and shrinking it down?I think so. When we made the decision to let this thing play as tonally schizophrenic and to play that upper executive level of the military as screwball comedy, to let the schism be felt in a really pronounced way was to let Brad off the leash. I read that their only real requirement was shooting digitally so they could have a 4K video file.My experience was the same. So we just knew straight away that we could hump our asses around town to the usual places or we could just jump into bed with the new kids in town and go crazy.This movie looks expensive. They’re making films that will live on their platform forever. We could sniff from the outset that this movie was just going to freak the traditional studios out. Working with Darius [Wolski, cinematographer] was great. I like their chutzpah.Do you think you could have gotten away with this movie in a typical studio setting?No. The most glorious cinema experiences that I’ve had are the ones that leave me feeling like I’ve seen something that I’ve never seen before. Aliens” as inspiration.[Laughs] Yeah. And one of Darius’s great skills is he can light a room in the morning to shoot in all directions without too much fussing and tweaking in between set-ups. And I get it. The great aspiration is to make something that feels unusual. The only stipulation I got during the whole process was, You can’t shoot on film, you have to shoot 4K. In Pitt’s hands though, McChrystal, now General Glen McMahon, becomes something heightened and larger-than-life. It would be easy to call his performance (and the rest of the movie) surreal if it didn’t feel so utterly realistic. And from there it became quite simple, to play the generals like a screwball delusional comedy and play the boots on the ground for real.What’s so fascinating about this story is the scope of this movie is so huge, but then it’ll focus on the general and his wife on a date or the soldiers on patrol. the answer was, I don’t know, how big have you got? We liked the idea of going to Netflix and dropping a rock in the pond, so to speak. We never pushed the look too hard. Bring him in”?Yeah.”War Machine” is available to stream on Netflix today. And it couldn’t be made cheaply. So it was very important to me that you get a sense that the events of this movie weren’t some strange aberration, that you were watching a kind of endless conga line of fevered egos following each other into the abyss. You can have three cameras in a dinner scene and pretty much stick them anywhere without having to make too many adjustments to light.Can you talk a little bit about getting Russell Crowe for that cameo at the very end?You know, I changed the names of the characters from the ones in the book because I didn’t want the movie to feel like it was about one guy in particular, one real-life individual. I’m never unaware of the fact that to make any movie is to build on what’s come before. It’s hilarious, odd and moving. Strangelove.” (Yes, it’s really that good.)”War Machine” is based on Michael Hastings’s posthumously published nonfiction book “The Operators,” which itself was based on Hastings’s own Rolling Stone report on the bumbling (and, because of the article, ultimately disgraced) General McChrystal. And, in answer to the question How big are we going here? It’s the war that is perverse and weird not this movie, necessarily. So when Michael’s book came to me, I instantly saw a much bigger and weirder movie. So that was definitely what I found when I read Michael’s book and see these characters and I saw something that was really quite large but in a way it grew out of those very specific intimate moments that you describe.Can you talk about developing the character with Brad? Whether or not I’ve succeeded in that endeavor on this one remains to be seen, but it is always the aspiration.Can you talk about working with Netflix? Posted May 26, 2017 by Drew TaylorThe best movie being released this week (and indeed one of the best movies released so far this year) isn’t coming to your local multiplex. One of the things I like about Netflix is their grand ambition. To me, the movie was about a much larger machine and a system that just keeps turning despite its failure. And the movie, which fluctuates between maddeningly complex and broadly goofy, is a high-wire act that pulls off its death-defying feat marvelously.
Being a woman, being a minority in this country, the trailblazers that have gone before us have opened paths so that we can live a life that we dream about and actually have it come true, whether it’s financial or aspirational, in terms of professional. I still sound like I do, and when I connect with my audience, there’s a connection back.With such a multi-faceted career, are there still a couple of big bucket list items, goal posts, that you’re like, “Yep, I’m going to get to that too! PBS does it like no other.Some of the great songs that we cherish about America are not the easiest to sing. So when I was given the suggestion, I called my dear friend and my musical director to kind of do a contemporary version of the song — he literally left about an hour or so ago. My great-great-grandfather was one of the first colored troops to participate in the Civil War. I’m always up for a challenge and to learn. We were figuring out how we were going to approach it, and I think we came up with something that’s kind of unique, and cool, but also still equally as beautiful.The challenge would be the National Anthem, which I’ve sung at a Super Bowl, and World Series, and U.S. Those are aspects that I work hard to have, but also have them as part of my life.In terms of Memorial Day and the concert, it’s great to be reminded that our legacy, and what we were founded on, is the freedom for us to be American, and to exercise our rights. I did “Bye Bye Birdie” for ABC back in ’95, but I would love to do a movie musical, which would be great.I’m just starting to direct, and I think that’s going to be really interesting, and challenging, and exciting. As much chaos, and disagreement, and tension, and fear that’s going on right now, the bottom line is we are lucky to be in this great country. I have a show in St. That’s going to happen for me”?I’ve performed on “Saturday Night Live” twice, and done one skit, but I would love to host. Posted May 26, 2017 by Scott HuverVanessa Williams wants you to know that even when you’re not seeing her on TV, she’s out there working hard to entertain you.After two highly successful stints on network television (“Ugly Betty,” “Desperate Housewives”) and a steady stream of guest stints (including “The Good Wife” and “The Mindy Project”), Williams is readying for a full-fledged return, headlining the dishy VH1 drama “Daytime Divas,” set in the competitive and ego-driven world of an afternoon talk show in the vein of “The View” (based, appropriately on former “View” host Star Jones’s knowing novel”Satan’s Sisters”).In the meantime, Williams has kept her chart-topping, awards-winning singing voice in peak form, performing both on Broadway and in concert around the country. That would be because I’m a big fan of the show. It starts June 5th. In between that, did a pilot for Fox that didn’t get picked up.I wish it was a few years of rest and relaxation, but it hasn’t! Then we did “Trip to Bountiful” in L.A. So that could be a possibility. I wanted to know your feelings about being an American, and why you wanted to celebrate it by taking part in the National Memorial Day Concert.Vanessa Williams: This is not my first time being a part of this PBS Memorial Day celebration, so I was happy to get the call again. Lucia next weekend. My grandfather was in World War II, my father was in the Army, my uncle was in the Air Force.So I understand the significance and the importance of the military, and I also know what a privilege it is to live in the United States and be an American. If you don’t see me, it doesn’t mean that I’m not working! The fact that we have the freedom of education. We’ve been seeing more and more of you again recently. I think that’s one of the new things that I can tick off on my list.Sounds like you actually are saving some of the best for last.Exactly! Whether it’s a wedding song, whether it’s a prom song, whether they had an issue with their spouse, and this was the song that got them back together.I think the two biggest comments are, a.) I sound like my record, and b.) “You made me cry.” That’s a very big compliment. I’m proud, I’m singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth” this year. But I think that I’m happy for “Daytime Divas” to premiere. So if I’m not on television, I’m performing my concerts on the weekends. Probably the most satisfying part for me is when people sing along, especially “Save the Best for Last,” or “The Sweetest Days,” or “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas.” But also when I see people connect, and they tell me their stories about why these particular songs mean something in their lives. Open, and [the trick] is to make sure that you start comfortably enough where you have somewhere to go and be able to hit the final notes for the end of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Again, it’s always an honor, no matter what the venue, no matter what the occasion, to be asked to sing our National Anthem.It’s always great to hear you sing, and it’s always great to see you on TV. Yet it’s another talented group of actors, and writers, and let’s hope that it finds an audience.Can you tell me about that joy that you found in performing when you were first starting out, and getting your first opportunities to sing and perform in front of people, and the way you feel about it now?The lucky part for me is, I started in chorus and, obviously, doing musicals. What’s been fun for you to kind of come back and do shows like “Daytime Divas”?I personally don’t think that I’ve been away, because I’ve been working my a** off, always! Tell me your experience in figuring out how to pull off some of the performances of these great, timeless songs that can be challenging for any singer.My particular song, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” is one that’s not very challenging, and is one of those things that we had to sing in chorus pretty much every year. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this world. I did “Trip to Bountiful” on Broadway with Cicely Tyson, and I did “After Midnight,” which is a musical. Sorry to get in the grand scheme of things, but that’s what really, I think, kind of hits home with me.And of course, my creature comforts of having plumbing that works, having food that’s clean and safe to eat, having a secure neighborhood — which I’m talking about my particular life. They asked me to sing that, and it couldn’t be more appropriate, because of the world knowledge that we have, I think now, with everything online, and viral, and happening instantly, we know when there’s disturbances, and catastrophes happening, minute by minute, and peace is one of those things that you can’t ignore.The fact is that I think people really understand the importance of world peace, so that’ll be my little addition to the PBS show, the Capitol concert, and I’m proud to be there and try to be a voice of unity.Tell me what it’s like to be on that stage in that context, with the people who come out to see you for that particular show.Singing with the Capitol behind you, it’s very elegant, it’s very stately, and it’s got some gravitas. In terms of Memorial Day, personally, we come from a long line of military. But the lucky part of me being a recording artist is when I do my show, I can not only sing all my songs that still hold up and people still sing along, but also dip into the Broadway shows that I’ve done and be able to do a whole different approach, where people who might not have seen the show will get an education on musical theater. I just had a show yesterday. Again, it’s a very elegant evening. So I’m always honored, and we’ve got a full orchestra. We are lucky to have a voice, and lucky to be able to exercise our rights, and when you travel the world, it’s great to come back home.As you think about the things that make you happy and proud to be an American, what things really top the list that are the little intangibles that you appreciate? Then do tribute stuff, where I can sing some of the songs that were inspirational to me while I was growing up.I’ve been lucky to be able to have over 30 years of material and fans that have followed me through my career, that I have a connection with. It’s important that when you get the phone call that you’ve been selected to be a part of an American celebration. and Boston. And before “Daytime Divas” premieres, the former Miss America will hit the airwaves on May 28th as one of the all-star roster of performers for the PBS broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert at the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., singing a classic of Americana, “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”The singer/actress joined Moviefone for a peek at what she’s got in store for audiences, and why she loves hearing how she made her fans cry.Moviefone: Here we are in an era where a lot of people have their own ideas about what it is to be an American. I have done a movie musical for television.
Sometimes authors think there’s a secret to producing more that they don’t know yet. by Jason Mrachina / Flickr
In my author consultations, I’m hearing more often about the pressures that writers feel to produce more product more quickly, in order to keep up with the competition and stay front-of-mind with readers. This is the topic of my latest column at Publishers Weekly, where I recall one of the first business principles I learned: “Fast, cheap, and good—pick two.”
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Can’t wait for everybody to see what the incredible Billie Lourd does this season on AHS.A post shared by Ryan Murphy (@mrrpmurphy) on May 24, 2017 at 10:42am PDTThe accompanying image doesn’t offer any helpful hints as far as we can tell — it just raises questions. Is her hair that color for a reason? His latest Instagram post, shared Wednesday, is a perfect example. Can’t wait for everybody to see what the incredible Billie Lourd does this season on AHS,” Murphy wrote.Winter is coming. It shows “AHS” newcomer Billie Lourd and promises she’ll be fantastic, but it reveal any vital character details.”Winter is coming. Why do we bother ask these question when we know we won’t get a response?Until the “American Horror Story” Season 7 premiere this fall, we may just need to resign ourselves to not knowing. For example: How does winter tie in? Murphy will continue teasing the election-themed installment as he sees fit, so at this point, all we can do is try to exercise patience.[via: Ryan Murphy/Instagram; h/t: Deadline] Posted May 25, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongRyan Murphy is doing what he does so well: peaking our curiosity but leaving us guessing.With “American Horror Story” Season 7 coming this fall, the series creator has been occasionally dispensing clues that manage to intrigue us without actually answering any important questions. Doesn’t her outfit look more summery than winter appropriate?
Oh, how they continue.The trailer is packed with big developments, including snippets of Daphne (Maisy Stella) rebelling, Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) fretting over her career, confusion over the paternity of Scarlett’s (Clare Bowman) baby, and multiple characters facing danger. It even features a new, key player, Alyssa (Rachel Bilson), a woman Deacon (Charles Esten) apparently is not too fond of. Posted May 25, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongThe midseason finale brought a big change to “Nashville,” but the second half of the season has a least one constant: drama — and lots of it.On Thursday, CMT previewed what’s to come when the series returns on June 1, releasing a midseason trailer. The preview is intense, that’s for sure. The big guns are coming out — literally — and the show doesn’t seem to be missing a beat.Watch the trailer below.”Nashville” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. In the wake of Rayna’s (Connie Britton) death, the dramatic twists continue. ET/PT on CMT.
Posted May 25, 2017 by Stephanie Topacio LongBrace yourself for a goodbye: “Chicagp P.D.” is reportedly losing one of its own.Sophia Bush has decided to leave the show, Deadline reports. Neither Bush nor NBC has made an official announcement yet, but the publication’s sources indicate that her departure is in the works. It will still be a blow, though. There have been hints — her character, Erin Lindsay, was last seen considering a job offer at the FBI in New York, after all.Bush may close out her time on the drama series with a guest-starring arc, according to Deadline’s intel. Let’s hope the show leaves open the door for possible guest appearances in the future.[via: Deadline] That would give her a chance to tie up Lindsay’s loose ends and make her departure easier on fans. Lindsay has been a central character since “Chicago P.D.” premiered in 2014 and she has also appeared in cross-over episodes of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” and “Law & Order: SVU.”With Bush being one the only female series regulars on “P.D.”, NBC is reportedly trying to decide whether to introduce a new character or simply work with the remaining cast. However they handle it, Bush will be missed.
Unless you heard it somewhere else. Posted May 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneHBO had some good news and bad news for “Silicon Valley” fans today, renewing the show for a fifth season, but also announcing that the producers of the show and T.J. — Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 25, 2017Both “Veep” and “Silicon Valley” air Sunday nights on HBO, after “The Leftovers” — which is ending June 4 after three seasons. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. Miller “mutually agreed” that Miller would not return for Season 5.Does that have a whiff of drama? Season 5. pic.twitter.com/3AUwmRcEFh
— Sam Richardson (@SamRichardson) May 25, 2017Season ✋. In Erlich Bachman, T.J. Then you read it here. Like us on Facebook. #SiliconValleyHBOpic.twitter.com/aJSPzhuENj
— Silicon Valley (@SiliconHBO) May 25, 2017Silicon Valley gets renewed. It’s official. will not return for Season 5. It’s happening. Want more stuff like this? You heard it here first. @VeepHBO#more#veeppic.twitter.com/57EZtThOIk
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 25, 2017#Veep is returning for another season! has brought to life an unforgettable character, and while his presence on the show will be missed, we appreciate his contribution and look forward to future collaborations.”Miller has been a busy boy, hosting awards shows, co-starring in “Deadpool,” promoting the upcoming “The Emoji Movie,” and gearing up for his first HBO special on June 17.Meanwhile, in purely good news, HBO also renewed “Veep” for Season 7.Some of the stars of both shows announced the renewal news:Yeah, Veeple, THIS is happening. Or is just the show just naturally ready to move on without Miller’s character, entrepreneur Erlich Bachman, as Miller is also ready to move on to other things?Anyway, here’s the full statement (via The Hollywood Reporter):”The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Get your lovely ass ready.
“He’s just an incredible actor and he blows us away every day on set.” Shawn Levy added to ET, of Astin’s character, “Bob is new to our weird Hawkins group, but he’s immediately memorable and I think people are going to be very surprised by where that takes them this year.”
“Stranger Things” Season 2 premieres October 31 on Netflix.[Via: Screen Rant]Want more stuff like this? That’s it. This year, we’ve had two other directors come in and do episodes: Andrew Stanton and Rebecca Thomas, and those episodes are turning out great.”Watch more from Levy:There are a few new characters coming in Season 2, including Sean Astin as Bob Newby, Paul Reiser as Owens, Linnea Berthelsen as Roman, Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman, Will Chase as Neil Mayfield, Sadie Sink as Max, and Dacre Montgomery as Billy.”Sean Astin is a force. No one from the outside.’ I think it’s why Season 1 has a real consistency to the tone, and to the look, and to the vision. But the Demogorgon was kinda cute, no?Levy said Season 1 was directed entirely by himself and “Stranger Things” creators the Duffer Brothers, but in Season 2 they opened the field to two new directors:”That’s been the difference this year. As Levy told Gold Derby:”Will Byers [Noah Schnapp] is very much at the center of several intersecting challenges and threats in Season 2, and I think overall the kind of forces of evil that are inherent in Season 2 make that Demogorgon look quaint in retrospect.”Awww. Posted May 25, 2017 by Gina Carbone”Stranger Things” Season 1 debuted last summer, but fans will have to wait until Halloween for Season 2, which now sounds like perfect timing for the evil horror show ahead.”Stranger Things” director/producer Shawn Levy recently had a video Q&A with Gold Derby, discussing the show, its secret viewer numbers (Netflix won’t tell him exactly how many people watch, but he feels like it’s a lot, relative to other series), and his other production work.Season 2 is meant to pick up at Halloween of 1984, about a year after the events of Season 1, exploring the larger mythology of Will Byers’s disappearance. He’s gonna surprise,” Ross Duffer told Entertainment Tonight, a few months back. In our first meeting with Netflix they were like ‘so what kinds of directors are you going to get for the show?’ and I was like ‘it’s going to be the brothers or me. Last year we were very, very protective. Like us on Facebook.
We’re still hoping the answer is Season 7 — or the final Season 8 — and not “never.”As Entertainment Weekly noted when posting its five new GoT covers, and goofy behind-the-scenes photos, Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Ayra Stark (Maisie Williams), and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) have only been all together on the show in the very first episode back in Season 1. Check those out here. What’s next? They got split up after that point, with Jon and Sansa only just reuniting in Season 6 (long enough to see Rickon Stark get killed). Below are the five magazine covers they created.Yay, Bran looks mostly upright!As you know, the official Season 7 trailer finally came out yesterday, following the official poster (and “motion poster”) featuring the Night’s King. More interviews from the cast, out of EW and other outlets, before the Sunday, July 16 premiere on HBO.Want more stuff like this? But the converging stories of Season 7 may offer a chance for some kind of larger reunion, whether purely happy or (more likely) bittersweet at all they’ve lost along the way.EW has some great set shots with the four Starks looking like anachronisms in their full costumes. Like us on Facebook. Posted May 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneWhen will all four remaining (sniff) Stark siblings be reunited on “Game of Thrones”?
If not, I’m surprised by the name Lucy. —DavidAusiello: Looks like you answered your own question at the end there, David. After the Season 6 finale, many fans thought Moana might be introduced in Season 7 — and for the record, we’re still on board with that theory. However, every so often someone wonders if the show will bring in characters from “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and when the Season 6 finale introduced adult Henry’s daughter as Lucy, some fans wondered if that was ABC’s version of young Lucy Pevensie of the Narnia series.It’s not a bad theory. Could they be doing Narnia next season? Matt Mitovich asked the Once creators if there is anything to be gleaned from the naming of Henry’s daughter, and they came back with a decisive “no.”Yeah, that might’ve been a reach, but it’s telling that the showrunners gave a solid “no” answer, when they did not give a decisive “no” to the Moana theory. But I could totally be reading too much into it. Instead, when a fan asked Entertainment Weekly about Lucy’s mother as Moana, co-showrunner Adam Horowitz dodged in his answer, deflecting that the portal doors weren’t necessarily meant to be seen as clues, they were “more of a symbolic thing” to show the large scale of the universe. Posted May 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneOne down, nine million more theories to go!”Once Upon a Time” fans are always looking for connections, to guess what new Disney, fairy tale, or other fictional characters might be coming to the show next. Like us on Facebook. Along the way, fairy tale characters new and old search for true love, find adventure and once again take sides in the struggle of good against evil, as classic tales are once more twisted and reimagined.”OUAT Season 7 premieres this fall on ABC.Want more stuff like this? But it got shot down in TVLine’s Ask Ausiello spoilers:Question: I loved the Once Upon a Time season finale. But he didn’t say “no.”When Season 7 premieres, three OG characters — The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle), and Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) — are said to “return but with new identities in a new city, facing a new curse.” They’ll join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter Lucy on “an epic quest to once again bring hope to their world and ours.
But I don’t think it’s the most expensive show. “Yes, it took longer and it’s been more difficult than I imagined. As for the number, it wasn’t cheap. Netflix had never split a series before, and maybe they never will again.As The Hollywood Reporter noted, the series suffered from delays and the departure of original showrunner Shawn Ryan, on top of financial issues, with a budget that was said to reach $120 million (or even higher, according to Deadline), due to the high cost of music rights, production design, visual effects, and more.”The Get Down” was said to be Netflix’s most expensive show, but Luhrmann refuted that to THR last year, saying he heard “The Crown” was the most expensive series. Like us on Facebook. Posted May 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneBaz Luhrmann posted a letter to fans after Netflix canceled his musical drama “The Get Down” after just one season, something the streaming service has rarely (if ever?) done before.The music saga set in Bronx in the late 1970s ended up streaming in two parts — six episodes last August, and then five more last month, for a total of 11, short of the original 13-episode order. I think it’s on the high end of storytelling.”Here’s Luhrmann’s Facebook note to fans:After “The Get Down” and HBO’s cancellation of “Vinyl,” it might be a while before we see another ambitious music-based series.Want more stuff like this?
Hustlers – this name is a big ol’ eye roll. Apparently it was supposed to be a compliment — they’re all meant to be positive traits — but several people heard hustler as con artist as opposed to someone who hustles, with one example on that tribe being a personal assistant. Videographers
— ShaneDesmondWilliams (@ShaneXtopher) May 25, 2017Is a prostitute considered a healer or a hustler? Lol #survivor#fail
— Giulio (@giulio416) May 21, 2017Like one fan wrote, the tribe distinctions will probably be lost after the first day anyway, when we just get to know the players as individuals, but Probst will probably try to force the theme all season.”Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. The question this season is, how do those imposed labels impact how they see themselves and how will they play Survivor?”Here are some mixed reactions to the theme:Who is the Slippin Jimmy on the Hustlers team. I understand heroes vs hustlers(aka villains) but what the hell’s a healer? That may be a bit of a stretch… A healer can be considered a hero. Healers vs. then we got S35 heroes, healers, and hustlers #Survivor
— Zach McConnell (@Zach_McConnell) May 25, 2017Survivor: Heroes vs. And aren’t healers also heroes, and wouldn’t some of the heroes also be healers?Host/producer Jeff Probst talked to Entertainment Weekly about the theme for Season 35:”Survivor is a game about social politics so we continue to look for new ways to divide people based on human behavior. Hustlers?????? Posted May 25, 2017 by Gina CarboneAnother season of “Survivor” ended last night, and during the “Game Changers” reunion show, Jeff Probst shared details on the fall 2017 Season 35: “Survivor: Heroes v. #Survivor
— Keith Dixon (@KeithLDixon) May 21, 2017@DaltonRoss I thought “hustler” was going to mean con artists, not people who work hard! #Survivor
— Sean Vanderfluit (@Vanderfluit) May 25, 2017I thought we couldn’t get cheesier… This season is unique in that they are divided based on how they are perceived by others. Yikes! #Survivor#SurvivorFinale
— Lauren Stoolfire (@SunSoar25) May 25, 2017Because when I think of a hustler I think of hustlers I think “personal assistant” #survivorfinale#Survivor
— Jon Krause™ (@jonkrause) May 25, 2017Heroes, Healers, Hustlers: the distinction will be lost on day one. Hustlers.” Phew! Healers v. #Survivor
— Andy Marten (@MartenAndy) May 21, 2017I really like the idea behind #Survivor ‘s next season, but the name just doesn’t roll off the tongue. — Stacy Solow (@umich98) May 25, 2017@CliffordMyers Really? @JeffProbst@survivorcbs#Survivor
— CBSRealityFan (@CBSRealityFan) May 22, 2017Heroes vs. Like us on Facebook. Most people play hard when u tack on a title to them, like whn the Heroes lost to themselves in HvVillains
— TPAB (@TPAB1) May 25, 2017@DaltonRoss Good hook, glad it’s an all-new cast. What a dumb name for a season. Hustlers, Healers, Heroes…? Jeff Probst will force that narrative the next 38. Veterinarians v. Nurses, doctors, etc. — Rob Nease (@RobNease) May 25, 2017@DaltonRoss Can’t wait for Villains v. #survivor#herosvshealersvshustlers
— Danielle DeTeresa (@ddeteresa13) May 25, 2017#Survivor Next season sounds fun. It’s a mouthful.The theme sounded familiar to some fans, who brought up the white collar/blue collar/no collar theme of Season 30, “Worlds Apart.” Others were confused about the “hustlers” part. Heroes are used to being heralded, healers receive gratitude, and hustlers earn respect. Healers vs. Hustlers” will premiere this fall on CBS.Want more stuff like this? — Alex (@DammitAlexx) May 25, 2017I don’t get the whole heros vs healers thing. They have my vote #Survivor#BCS
— KellySlayAnn (@KellyAnnInDC226) May 25, 2017I don’t think “Hustlers” is quite the right word for that – what about just “Hard-Workers”?