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While it had initially thought to be getting its first play before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the marketing team at Marvel have chosen this American holiday season to give us all something to be thankful for, with the best look yet at what may be the biggest movie of next year.
Civil War will pit hero against hero, with Captain America facing off against Iron Man, and the likes of Hawkeye, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision all choosing sides, while also introducing the likes of Black Panther and, of course, Spider-Man to the McU.
The web-slinger is notably absent from this trailer, presumably saved for a big reveal of his costume later on, while we also don’t get to see Daniel Brühl’s Baron Zemo, »
- James Hunt
Liana Liberato is not a household name in Hollywood yet but the 17-year-old actress is already getting the Jennifer Lawrence treatment ... pocketing a cut of her upcoming film's box office profits. Liana's landed a starring role in the coming-of-age flick "Dear Eleanor," about two Eleanor Roosevelt fangirls set in 1962. It's being directed by Kevin Connolly, aka "E" from "Entourage," and also stars Jessica Alba and Isabelle Fuhrman. Liana's getting $65k off the bat for the »
- TMZ Staff
Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 4, “Overlord”
Written by Alexander Woo
Directed by Christopher Misiano
Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn
“If it helps to pretend you’re me, pretend. It’s what I do.” Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer
The first three episodes of Manhattan‘s second season have largely focused on the disappearance of Frank Winter. While they have all been outstanding, the narrative has felt a little fragmented without all the characters on the Hill together. In “Overlord,” the story is still split between the goings on at Los Alamos and the fate of Frank, but it ultimately brings the implosion team—and the narrative—back together in a satisfying fashion.
“Overlord” refers to the code name for the Allies’ D-Day invasion at Normandy, which serves as the backdrop for this episode. But it’s also a reference to science chief J. Robert Oppenheimer, who experiences a dangerous case of cold feet, »
- A.R. Wilson
Fox will present a two-hour Paley Center special celebrating television’s most iconic animated stars in December, the network announced Thursday.
The two-hour program, “TV’s Funniest Animated Stars: A Paley Center for Media Special,” will count down the 40 greatest and groundbreaking animated characters. It will include interviews with the creators who conceived the characters and the actors who brought them to life for animation fans worldwide.
The special will profile Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny, Homer Simpson, Bart Simpson, Stewie Griffin, Donald Duck, SponeBob SquarePants, Scooby-Doo and many more. Additionally, the following talent will be interviewed during the special: Pamela Adlon (voice of Bobby Hill), Tony Anselmo (voice of Donald Duck), Todd Barbee (voice of Charlie Brown), H. Jon Benjamin (voice of Bob Belcher and Sterling Archer), Alex Borstein (voice of Lois Griffin), Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson), John Dimaggio (voice of Bender), Seth Green (voice of Christ Griffin »
- Rick Kissell
In celebration of Back to The Future Day, Lea Thompson visited us to reminisce about the iconic sci-fi comedy trilogy which has come to mean so much to so many people. Playing Lorraine Baines McFly, the actress solidified her place in pop culture history. Lorraine was the mother of Dave, Linda and Marty McFly and the wife of George McFly. At first glance she was a reserved woman who upheld the social morals of the time period. But as Marty discovers upon his trip back to 1955, she was actually a love-obsessed wild child who liked to park with boys and drink the hard stuff she swiped from her old lady's liquor cabinet.
Throughout three Back to The Future films, Lorraine went through a lot of transformations. Especially as Doc Brown and Marty continued to alter the time line. Lea Thompson even got to play one of the McFly ancestors in »
When you're "The Simpsons" and you've been around for 27 seasons, and close to 600 episodes, doing something new is almost impossible. For the most part, the show's better latter-day episodes(*) mix and match stories the show has done a half dozen times or more in the past, finding amusing and/or poignant variations on old themes. Last week's Maggie subplot, for instance, featuring the triumphant return of Spider-Pig, had more than a little in common with the Oscar-nominated "Simpsons" short "The Longest Daycare," while the delightful "Cue Detective" episode from two weeks ago was cooked up from ingredients used in many past food-related episodes. (*) And, yes, the series is still capable of doing very good, and at times, great, episodes even if it's not with the frequency of the first decade. We picked out some of the better recent installments in the later installments of our guide to Fxx's Every "Simpsons" Ever marathon. »
- Alan Sepinwall
Everything Is Copy has Lena Dunham, Reese Witherspoon, Meg Ryan and Gaby Hoffmann reading excerpts from Nora Ephron's essays and articles for Esquire straight to the camera of the great cinematographer, Bradford Young, who shot David Lowery's lyrical Ain't Them Bodies Saints and J.C. Chandor's icy A Most Violent Year and Ava DuVernay's heated Selma. Ephron's illustrious circle of friends, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Gay Talese, Rita Wilson, David Remnick, Bob Balaban, Amy Pascal, Barry Diller, Liz Smith and many more have more than something to say about the woman we hear say: "When I was a kid, I wanted to be the President's daughter."
- Anne-Katrin Titze
We already know that The Simpsons won't be cancelled soon because Fox renewed it for a 28th season earlier this year. How long will it continue to be one of the network's top-rated shows? Can it go on forever? Stay tuned.
On The Simpsons, the yellow family that never gets older continues to wreak their own kind of havoc on the strange town of Springfield. The voice cast includes Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria, and Harry Shearer.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.Read More… »
Did she mean... Eleanor Roosevelt? Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson gave the most memorable response when she was asked during the question and answer portion of Miss America pageant's live broadcast, which woman should be featured on the $10 bill. "This is about money, my favorite topic," Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary told Johnson. "The treasury wants to put the face of a woman on the $10 bill, besides Alexander Hamilton. Which woman should get that honor and you tell me why." The grinning blonde closed her eyes for a [...] »
"Difficult People" succeeds where "Looking" failed: It speaks my language. Hulu's new comedy, which has officially been renewed for a second season, is more than a look at two misanthropic New York comics (played by Billy Eichner and show creator Julie Klausner) as they attempt to succeed despite their burnout instincts. It's also about characters who seem like, um, actual friends, and that means every one of their jokes isn't algorithmically designed to please the most 18-34 demo eyeballs. "Difficult People" values the cynicism, sincerity, and pop culture exultation of its characters and chooses to mine those for laughs instead of the same old pile of self-deprecating asides and awkward silences. It's not about easy references to Disney princesses and "Mean Girls" for the clickbait generation; it's about adults who understand (and sometimes misunderstand, in the case of Julie's much-discussed R. Kelly tweet) the merit in their immaturity. A new »
- Louis Virtel
A lot of people in Hollywood have a day job and work as writers, actors, directors, etc., by night. Well, I was just the same, working at Sprinkles Cupcakes in Beverly Hills, when it occurred to me that I might be able to turn this daytime paycheck into a life-long dream. The first video I created for Sprinkles was an internal documentary about the company. From there, I jumped to creating a short-film series for the La-based bakery. My first Sprinkles Short was "Strawberry" starring Yeardley Smith (the voice of Lisa Simpson!). Fast-forward to today, where my first feature film "Fatal Flip," is airing on Lifetime in two days. And it was all a direct result of those Sprinkles shorts! So, here are six easy steps to turning your day job into a dream job. Step 1: Get passionate about your day job. I know, I know, it's not what you want to do forever, »
- Maureen Bharoocha
A new tape has surfaced online showing Hulk Hogan making racist remarks to his son Nick. The Hulkster telephoned his Nick, who was in the middle of an eight month prison sentence for his role in the car crash that left his friend John Griaziano needing 24-hour-a-day care, in May 2008.
Their exchange was as follows:
Hulk: “You and me been sitting on some serious phone, phone dialogue here n—a.”
Nick: “Yeah, nibb-ah.”
Hulk: “N—a, n—a, that means, that means you (are) my best friend.”
Hulk: “You know that God gave you this vibe and this, this, energy that you and I are going to live forever, bro. I just hope we don’t come back as a couple, I don’t want to say it, blizz-ack gizz-uys, you know what I’m saying?”
Nick: “Brutal” [Nick and Hulk laugh]
Nick: “It’s down in St. Pete and it’s »
- Lewis Howse
Gomie might finally get a chance to clean up Albuquerque. Steven Michael Quezada, who played ill-fated DEA agent Steven “Gomie” Gomez on AMC’s epic meth drama “Breaking Bad,” is running for a county commissioner seat in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, the Associated Press reports. The county seat of Bernalillo County is Albuquerque, where “Breaking Bad” was set. Quezada, whose credits also include “The Mindy Project,” said that he hopes to bring “a new face to the Democratic Party.” See video: Bryan Cranston Goes Viral After Dropping 'Your Mom' Joke, Then Mic at Comic-Con Panel “We need to »
- Tim Kenneally
Thanks to Amazon, we now have the track listing for Christopher Beck's Ant-Man score. Samples can also be found by clicking on the link above (we dare you not to get the movie's main theme stuck in your head). These listings normally reveal spoilers - something of a moot point now that it's actually playing in theaters - but it appears as if Marvel had fun with many of these this time. Have you see Ant-Man yet? Be sure to let us know your spoiler-free thoughts in the usual place. Theme from Ant-Man Honey, I Shrunk Myself Escape from Jail Ant 247 Paraponera Clavata San Francisco, 1987 I'll Call Him Antony Tiny Telepathy First Mission Signal Decoy Old Man Have Safe Pym's Lab Antfiltration Your Mom Died A Hero Scott Surfs on Ants The Water Main CrossTech Break-In Into the Hornet's Nest Become the Hero Insecticide A Center for Ants! Cross »
The child star was the youngest person to win an Oscar and the first white girl to dance with a black man on film. Her toys, costumes and more are for sale 14 July
She once shot Eleanor Roosevelt in the backside with a slingshot, and she was the first white girl to dance with a black man in the movies. Around the time Graham Greene was sued for commenting on her “desirable little body”, she became the object of a papal inspection to determine if she was a dwarf. She counted J Edgar Hoover as a close friend from the time she became the youngest person ever to win an Oscar, right through her failed run for Congress. Only one person could make such fantastical claims: Shirley Temple. A year and a half after she succumbed to emphysema at the age of 85, the screen legend’s costumes, dolls and childhood »
- Jordan Riefe
Shearer, the voice of many of the show’s most popular characters, including Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Seymour Skinner, Smithers and Kent Brockman, originally left because he felt the show’s schedule didn’t give him enough freedom to work on other projects. Apparently, there was a misunderstanding between him and executive producer Al Jean, in which Jean wanted Shearer to work during time he believed he had off. Jean recently posted about the incident on Twitter.
I would like to clear up a misunderstanding. I have recently been told that during a period where Harry Shearer believed he had a (More)
— Al Jean (@AlJean) July 7, 2015
five week free period from the Simpsons, I was unaware of this fact, and did in fact request material from him. »
- Justin Cook
It's only been in the last few weeks that my kids have started to express any interest in "The Simpsons," but they fell in love with their first episode, and now they're looking forward to all the catching up they get to do. "The Simpsons" has been on the air in one form or another since I moved to La in 1990. At this point, the show feels like something permanent, like a cultural fixture, unchanging and permanent. That's ridiculous, of course. We've lost cast members along the way, and it still smarts when I see an older episode and Troy McClure shows up. I'm not sure I'd watch a version of the show that didn't feature the voice actors who have been there since day one, but I'm not sure anyone would actually keep making the show if they lost their voice artists. Fox announced today that they managed to finalize deals with Dan Castellaneta, »
- Drew McWeeny
The Simpsons have come to terms with actor Harry Shearer, who voices iconic characters such as Ned Flanders and Montgomery Burns, to return for Season 27 and Season 28, two months after we reported that he left the long-running series. Entertainment Weekly confirms that he signed the same deal as the other main cast members, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, and Hank Azaria, to keep the show's original voice cast intact. The deals are reportedly for $300,000 per episode, which span four years and include options on Season 29 and Season 30, which haven't been officially ordered yet.
Fox renewed The Simpsons for Season 27 and Season 28 in early May, but just a few weeks later, Harry Shearer revealed he was leaving the show, because he "wanted the freedom to do other work." A few weeks later, the actor revealed on his Twitter page that "discussions are happening at a level where decisions can be made. »
About a month ago, we reported that The Simpsons cast member Harry Shearer (voice of Mr. Burns, Ned Flanders, Smithers, Seymour Skinner, Otto and others) would not be returning to the series he’s been with for the last 26 years. But! Fans may now rejoice, because according to TV Line, Shearer has settled his dispute and signed a new contract to stay with the show for the foreseeable future (The Simpsons was recently renewed for 2 more seasons). During those public negotiations last month, executive producer Al Jean told the New York Times that Shearer was offered the same deal as his co-stars (including Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, and Hank Azaria), but declined to continue with the show (in other words … he wanted more money). On his Twitter, Shearer said he was looking forward to pursuing other work, and the plan at that time was to recast the characters. »
- Allison Keene
There was a big scare in Springfield a couple of months ago, when it looked as though Harry Shearer, who voices many of The Simpsons' secondary denizens, including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, and Ned Flanders, would be departing. But fear not! Fox has announced that Shearer, along with the show's five other principal voice actors — Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, and Hank Azaria — will be returning for two more seasons. The two-season pickup extends the show's phenomenal run to 28 seasons (it's already the longest-running scripted show on TV). All's well in Springfield: Homer and Marge aren't breaking up, and neither are Mr. Burns and Smithers. »
- E. Alex Jung
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