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CBS has announced premiere dates for its lineup of original summer programming that includes returning event series "Extant," which stars Halle Berry, for a second season run. The serialized thriller will make its sophomore debut on Wednesday, July 1 at 10pm. This season, astronaut Molly Woods (Berry) discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and mysterious stranger J.B. Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may be the only hope for survival. In its first season, "Extant" was the most-watched new scripted program of the summer, winning its Wednesday 10-11pm time period in viewers, with an 8.65 »
- Tambay A. Obenson
CBS has announced premiere dates for its lineup of original summer programming that includes returning event series "Extant," which stars Halle Berry, for a second season run. The serialized thriller will make its sophomore debut on Wednesday, July 1 at 10pm. This season, astronaut Molly Woods (Berry) discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, and that she and mysterious stranger J.B. Richter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may be the only hope for survival. In its first season, "Extant" was the most-watched new scripted program of the summer, winning its Wednesday 10-11pm time period in viewers, with an 8.65 million average. This summer will also see the premiere of "Zoo," which is based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, with a cast that includes Brit Nonso Anozie, who will be joined by James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, and Nora Arnezeder. In the series, a wave. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Not enough. Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win a Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar in 2002, and 13 years later, she remains the only one. Berry, who gave a memorably emotional speech accepting her award for Monster's Ball, spoke to The Guardian about the lack of opportunities for black women in Hollywood, and her thoughts on the Oscar. "I’m disappointed," she told the publication of the lack of subsequent black Best Actress winners. "I’m inspired though, when I see how many people of [...] »
Winning an Oscar doesn't give you the keys to the kingdom. At least, it didn't for Halle Berry. The actress, 48, who took home the Academy Award in 2002 for Monster's Ball - and remains the only African-American woman to win Best Actress - tells the Guardian that it didn't pave the way for her to star in popular mainstream movies. "If anybody tells you after winning an Oscar they can pick out things that will be hits, they're lying!" Berry says in the interview, in which she touches on issues of race in Hollywood - and admits she's "disappointed" that no »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
CBS has announced the second season debut of Extant (Wednesday, July 1st), the third season premiere of Under the Dome (Thursday, June 25th), the 17th season launch of Big Brother (Wednesday, June 24th), and the series premiere of Zoo (Tuesday, June 30th).
Here are some additional details:
CBS Announces Summer 2015 Slate
Debuts Tuesday, June 30 at 9:00 Pm
Perennial Reality Hit “Big Brother” Returns with a Special Two-Night Premiere, on
Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25, Both at 8:00 Pm
“Under the Dome” Debuts with a Two-Hour Premiere on
Its New Night, Thursday, June 25 at 9:00-11:00 Pm
Premieres Wednesday, July 1 at 10:00 Pm »
Under the Dome Season 3 will unspool on a new night, premiering Thursday, June 25 at 9/8c, CBS announced as part of its summer schedule.
Related2015 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
Kicking off CBS’ summer slate, Big Brother returns for Season 17 on Wednesday, June 24, at 8 pm. (The reality series will also air Thursdays and Sundays.)
CBS will opens the doors to its Zoo on Tuesday, »
James Bond will soon be seducing someone his own age.
Monica Bellucci, 50, is the oldest Bond love interest in the franchise's history, and is four years older than her sexy co-star, 46-year-old Daniel Craig. The Italian actress admitted to The Sunday Times that she was shocked when director Sam Mendes called to tell her she landed the highly coveted role in Spectre. "My first thought was, 'How can I be a Bond girl at 50?'" she recalled. "I just blurted out, 'I'm not a girl, I'm a woman, I'm a mature woman. Do I have to replace Judi Dench?'"
Photos: Salma Hayek Shows Off Insane Bikini Bod at 48
Still the only black woman to have won the best actress Oscar, Berry talks about frankly about the difficulty of finding great characters to play and her feelings about the state of the film industry
Hi Halle. Your film Frankie and Alice, about a woman with a multiple personality disorder, is coming out after having been on the shelf since 2009 (1). Can you even remember making it?
Oh, absolutely. When something is that important to you, and you put your blood, sweat and tears into it, I doubt you’ll ever forget it. My first meeting with Alice (2), the day I got to work with Phylicia Rashad who I just absolutely adored, the day Stellan Skarsgård and I did our first scene together... When people say: ‘there’s no way you’re going to make a little movie about this subject no one cares about’, I think you remember every step of the way. »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
My fellow Americans, we received some devastating news this week, courtesy of Fox’s Empire: We are all just Boo-Boo Kitties, chasing our tails and kidding ourselves that we’ll ever keep it as real — or as tight — as Cookie Lyon.
I mean, try this one on for size: Ex-con Cookie walks into a celebrity soirée, spies her barely-legal rapper son with the fortysomething girlfriend he refers to as “Mama,” and begins throwing shade like a bamboo umbrella.
RelatedEmpire Post Mortem: Ep Talks Lucious’ Confession, Andre’s Collapse and That Omg End-of-Episode Hook-Up
“I’m not one of your jailbird mates, »
The week’s Empire was all about family, starting with the flashback to Cookie saying goodbye to her young sons before being sentenced to jail, and ending with dramatic implications for every member of the Lyon family.
Last Week: 'Empire' Episode 7 Recap: Winners, Losers, and Truth Bombs
Here’s a look at the drama that "The Lyon’s Roar" brought to Empire’s central clan.
It was a ground-breaking episode for the middle Lyon son. After meeting openly gay filmmaker Ryan Morgan (Eka Darville), Jamal was inspired to come out publicly at the White Party, changing the lyrics to one of Lucious’ famous songs and singing "this the kind of song that makes a man love a man." The party crowd and Lyon family all loved it...everyone except Lucious of course.
Jamal also shared an adorable moment bonding with his new daughter Lola over the Lyons’ love of music and singing "The Lion Sleeps »
Anthony Stokes on why X-Men: Days of Future Past has derailed the X-Men franchise…
I grew up with the X-Men franchise, and found myself getting less and less invested with every movie. They haven’t aged well, and there’s something a bit dull about some of the drama, especially that centered around Jean Grey, Wolverine, and Cyclops. There’s the Rogue and Iceman subplot that in retrospect feels really Twilight-ish. There’s also the fact that up to this point every X-Men movie has had Wolverine in it, and I’m burned out on it. The saving grace for the franchise was X-Men: First Class, which brought a breath of fresh air to the franchise and was something entirely new, sort of. I even enjoyed The Wolverine, which made Logan somewhat interesting and had some interesting characters. And then this little movie called Days of Future Past came out and threw off the momentum. »
- Gary Collinson
She may be an Oscar winner, but Halle Berry skipped the ceremony this year, opting instead for an intimate date night with her husband, Olivier Martinez. On Saturday night, the pair attended a bash hosted by Treats! Magazine, where they enjoyed a three-hour dinner. In between chats with the publication's founder Steve Shaw, Martinez and Berry were "inseparable," an eyewitness told People. "They kissed and held hands throughout the night." The parents of 16-month-old Maceo, the couple have been married since 2013 and weathering reports of trouble in recent months, but fellow party attendees noticed no signs of strife. "They were dancing, »
- Aili Nahas
Giant-Size X-Men #1
Nicknames and Aliases
‘Ro, Windrider, Goddess
Powers and Abilities
Storm is a mutant with the ability to control and manipulate the weather, including the creation of localized lightening for personal attacks and the generation of winds to enable flight. Her power gives her a deep and spiritual connection to Earth.
In addition to her mutant powers, Storm is an accomplished thief, lockpick and escape artist, having trained since early childhood under Cairo’s master thief. She is also an accomplished leader and battle tactician.
Weakness and Achilles’ Heel
Storm suffers from acute claustrophobia, a result of the childhood incident in which she was trapped in the rubble of a building during an attack which killed her parents.
Gadgets and Accessories
Storm often wears a cape designed to assist her in “riding the winds” she creates to fly, and she conceals lock picks »
- Austin Gorton
We need your help, Derbyites. Now that Julianne Moore ("Still Alice") has won the Oscar, we want to know who's really the Best Actress since 2001? Vote in our poll below. There are a slew of record-holders to choose from over the past 14 years, with the first African-American victor (Halle Berry), the first French-language performer (Marion Cotillard) and the second-youngest starlet (Jennifer Lawrence) all in consideration. One legendary leading lady even makes our poll after a 30-year absence from the winner's circle: Meryl Streep. -Break- Oscars poll: Who's really the Best Actor since 2001? (Cast your vote) But which one of these actresses is the best of the best? You can only vote for one performance, so choose wisely. Need help remembering the past 14 winners? Then scroll through our Oscars photo gallery below the poll that highlights every Best Actress champ since 2001. Who's really the Best Actress since 2001? --Widget:999 »
The Oscars are here! We're gearing up for the star-studded night by taking a look back at some of the Academy Awards' most iconic moments. Way back in 1998, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon won their first statues for Good Will Hunting and showed off their excitement in the press room, Adrien Brody laid a big kiss on Halle Berry in 2003, Angelina Jolie's right leg became famous when she posed with Brad Pitt for the 2012 show, and Jennifer Lawrence made the audience gasp when she tripped up the stairs en route to accept her 2013 best actress award for Silver Linings Playbook. And even just last year, millions of hearts swelled when Lupita Nyong'o won best actress for 12 Years a Slave. For these moments and many more, keep scrolling through the historic photos, and then gear up for the Academy Awards by voting in our Oscars ballot or printing out one of your own. »
It's the biggest night in Hollywood, so you'd better be prepared. From the gowns and glamour to the surprise wins and snubs that still sting, People is bringing you everything you need to know about the 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Stay with us all weekend for inside access and complete coverage, and watch the Oscars live Sunday at 7 p.m. Et on ABC. The Host Oscars Tips for Neil Patrick Harris Selfie etiquette, off-limits songs and what not to say to the stars - here are the »
- Michele Corriston, @mcorriston
The Academy Awards offer a huge, guaranteed audience of both industry and civilian fans. That makes it a unique opportunity for stars and non-stars alike to act out with the assurance that someone, somewhere will be paying attention to them. And this has happened a lot. As we approach the 87th Academy Awards, let's take a look back at some of the strangest moments to grace Oscar night. Some Dude Steals Alice Brady's Oscar In 1938, as the story goes, an unidentified man strode onstage to accept Alice Brady's Best Supporting Actress Award (for In Old Chicago), because she »
- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl
This year's Kids' Choice Awards will feature a lot of A-listers up for accolades - and slime. Nickelodeon announced on Friday the nominees for its 28th annual awards show, and Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie, Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz, Meryl Streep and Katy Perry are all on the list. Swift, Perry, and Beyoncé compete in the favorite female singer category along with Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and Nicki Minaj, while Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor vie for favorite new artist. Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton and Bruno Mars all compete in the favorite male singer category. Ben Stiller, »
- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot
Halle Berry has a very personal reason as to why she volunteers with the Jenesse Center, the oldest domestic violence intervention program in Los Angeles. "I'm a victim of domestic violence," the Oscar winner said tonight at unite4:good's unite4:humunity gala, where she was honored for work with the center. "I wasn't married to a man that beat me up, but my mother was." Berry was just five years old when she witnessed the horrific abuse. Her mom was beaten "day after day after day," Berry said. She watched her get "kicked down stairs" and hit in the head with a wine bottle when she wasn't looking. "Knowing that she wanted nothing more then for »
Exclusive: New TNT and TBS President Kevin Reilly and Oscar winning actress Halle Berry were elected to the American Film Institute’s Board Of Trustees at today’s 142nd meeting of the Board. Reilly presides over TNT, which is the broadcast home for AFI’s Life Achievement Award ceremony held each June so it makes sense. Also at this morning’s meeting longtime Board Chair Sir Howard Stringer celebrated his 73rd birthday in high style when as a surprise AFI brought in… »
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