8 items from 2015
The speculation surrounding the currently empty director’s chair of Marvel’s planned Captain Marvel movie continues to focus on Angelina Jolie. According to Collider’s updated story from their sources at Marvel, the appointment of Patty Jenkins as director of Wonder Woman for Warner Bros. has essentially kicked that speculation up a gear, moving the rumor status from the studio being ‘in pursuit of Jolie’ to being ‘in hot pursuit of Jolie.’ It remains to be seen whether the actress-director is either interested in making a comic book adaptation, or has the time – but the rumors highlight an interesting, yet frustrating trend in the current superhero genre.
There is no denying that both DC/Warner Bros. and Marvel/Disney have heeded audience calls for better female representation in their superhero movie franchises. Less than ten years ago, every major superhero release was led by male characters, but now, we »
- Sarah Myles
When people talk about Shonda Rhimes, way too often, they have to qualify her success with the fact that she is a woman of color. And she’s over it.
While accepting her induction into the National Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame, Rhimes spoke out against the idea that she should be treated as revolutionary for including all races, genders, sexual orientations, etc. Because that’s just how the world is and how it should be.
In Shondaland, our shows look like how the world looks. Everyone can see themselves when they turn on the TV on Thursday nights on ABC. To me that was not some difficult brave special decision I made. It was a human one, because I am a human. It wasn’t something we had to bravely fight for, because ABC is also full of humans. This is not the Jim Crow south. We’re not ignorant, »
- Courtney Enlow
It’s a miracle. Though, as anticipated, Grey’s Anatomy put us through the wringer right along with April this week, the episode in which her and Jackson’s baby was born — and died — still managed to feel, weirdly, uplifting. Read on, and see if you don’t agree.
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Test Of Faith | Early on in “All I Could Do Was Cry,” Herman explained to the Averys what it meant that their son had Type 2 osteogenesis imperfecta. Understandably, April was horrified by what she was hearing. »
We're already addicted to Fox's new hit music industry drama Empire – and its mesmerizing songs that stay with you for hours, often flawlessly sung by Jussie Smollett. (Remember him from The Mighty Ducks?!)
Video: Everything You Need to Know About 'Empire,' TV’s Most Talked-About New Show!
As the son of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the uber-talented actor/singer has brought great sensitivity to his role as Jamal, a gay artist struggling to find his way within the hip-hop community. Empire has deftly explored Jamal’s internal angst in dealing with his homophobic dad, all of which are reflected in his troubled lyrics.
While Empire's songs are overseen by Grammy-winning producer Timbaland, Smollett is a songwriter too, and tomorrow's episode will feature one of his original songs.
ETonline caught up with Smollett at the Universal Music Group's post-GRAMMYs party, where we talked about his music, what viewers can expect from the Empirefinale and his surprising pick for »
Last night, ABC served up the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "Scandal" episode 11 of season 4, and it offers up new looks at some very shocking and interesting stuff as Olivia is seen in an absolute mess, telling everyone, she's been captured and will be killed, and more! The episode is titled, "Where's the Black Lady?" In the new, 11th episode official storyline: Olivia will still be missing. Storyline number 2: With Olivia still missing, the team is going to come together to do whatever it takes to find her and get her home safely. It stars: Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob "Jake" Ballard. The episode was written »
- Andre Braddox
Recently, ABC released the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Scandal" episode 11 of season 4. The episode is entitled, "Where's the Black Lady?" And it turns out that we're still going to see Olivia missing in action, and the crew will be trying to find out where the hell is she at, and more! In the new, 11th episode press release: Olivia is going to still be missing. Press release number 2: With Olivia still missing, the team will come together to do whatever it takes to find her and get her home safely. It stars: Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob "Jake" Ballard. The episode was written by Raamla Mohamed »
After giving viewers some time to catch their breath, Shonda Rhimes’ “Tgit” lineup returns to ABC on Thursday, January 29.
It’s going to be tough to top the first half of the season, which featured Smelly Melly, orgasmic theft, sex moves that make your eyes water and the mother of all cliffhangers – Olivia Pope’s disappearance.
See video: 15 Outrageous Shonda Rhimes Moments: Best & Worst of 2014
TheWrap spoke to the stars of the uber-popular ShondaLand »
- Itay Hod
Who knew Don Cheadle was a dancer?! The "House of Lies" star stopped by Friday's episode of "The Tonight Show," where he revealed that he once showed off his moves in a music video directed by famed choreographer Debbie Allen. So it was only natural that the actor -- who's also slated to appear this year in "Miles Ahead" as jazz great Miles Davis -- reminisced about "Pleather and Jerry," the R&B duo from the musical variety show "American Power Hour." "It's so funny you mention that," Jimmy Fallon said, "because we always have a clip of Pleather and Jerry loaded just in case their names come up in an interview." In a performance of "Girl, We Goin' Do It," Cheadle and Fallon donned full 80's R&B gear: Cheadle in a gold pleather trenchcoat, Fallon with a perm and gold Mc Hammer parachute pants. You don't want to »
- tooFab Staff
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