Masi Oka Will Reprise His Role as Hiro for Heroes Reborn
Masi Oka, Heroes' Hiro and one of the most beloved characters will return for a guest arc on NBC's miniseries-reboot, Heroes Reborn. He joins Jack Coleman who reprises his role as Noah Bennet, father of Claire (Hayden Panettiere, duh) as the lead of the series alongside Zachary Levi from Chuck. No word yet on whether there are any cheerleaders to save. »
- E. Alex Jung
Friday Box Office: 'Home' & 'Get Hard' Open Strong; 'It Follows' Gets Decent Results
"Home" and "Get Hard" (Warner Bros.) took the top two spots yesterday with $15.6 and 12.9 million respectively. Both seemed to have exceeded expectations and led to a healthy $45 million Top Ten total, $6 million ahead of last year when sole opener "Noah" managed $15.2 for its initial day. Both new films had looked promising, though with some concern for different reasons. That makes these numbers more satisfying. "Home" comes from beleaguered DreamWorks Animation, beset by cutbacks and losses of late. Its Friday debut (including Thursday night early shows) came in only $200,000 less than the similar non-holiday/non-summer opening of Disney's "Big Hero 6" last November, and $3 million ahead of last April's "Rio 2" debut (the latter from Fox Animation). With the full weekend likely to approach $60 million and staggered school vacation weeks ahead, this look like a potential $200 million + domestic grosser. "Get »
- Tom Brueggemann
David Duchovny Talks ‘X-Files’ Return: Mulder Was the ‘Worst FBI Agent of All Time’
David Duchovny has opened up about the limited series return of Fox’s “The X-Files,” which delighted global sci-fi fans when announced this week and made stars of he and Gillian Anderson in the 1990s. Show creator Chris Carter will bring back FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully for six episodes. Duchovny is making the rounds for his new NBC crime drama “Aquarius,” and naturally got hit with questions about the what’s in store for the paranormal show. “I’m as curious as anybody else,” Duchovny told the New York Times. “I’m amazed that there’s still »
- Matt Donnelly
Kim Kardashian Wears White Gown, Channels Sex and the City During Dubai Desert Trip—See Throwback Pics!
Was Kim Kardashian a Carrie, a Charlotte, a Miranda or a Samantha in Dubai? The 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star posted on Saturday on Instagram a series of throwback photos from a trip to Dubai last year, which shows her and her girlfriends having a blast and goofing around while strolling along the sand dunes of a desert outside the United Arab Emirates city. One of them showed the women having what she called a "Sex and The City moment." The group is dressed in white, with Kardashian showing off her curves and a shapely leg in a white halter gown with a high neckline and a slit, paired with what appear to be stiletto sandals—you know, perfect desert attire. Her »
Watch: New ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Trailer Spotlights J.K. Simmons
The upcoming film’s first trailer and Super Bowl spot already gave audiences glimpses of a young militaristic Sarah Connor (played by “Game of Thrones'” Emilia Clarke), and we already knew that Arnold Schwarzenegger was back as an aging, reprogrammed T-800, but Simmons’ role wasn’t highlighted until now.
- Maane Khatchatourian
Ad-Rock Makes First Ever Solo Talk Show Visit to 'Tonight Show'
As part of Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz's post-Beastie Boys life, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer appears in a co-starring role in Ben Stiller's new film While We're Young. To promote the movie, Ad-Rock stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to make what he called his "first talk show appearance by myself." During his wild visit, Horovitz talked about touring with Madonna, befriended Will Forte and declined to touch "river monsters."
Fallon opens up the interview by asking about the origins of an old photograph featuring »
How Kris Jenner Helped Melanie Griffith Gain 25K Instagram Followers
This story first appeared in the April 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Dining with Kris Jenner has its benefits. "I was with an actress girlfriend. Khloe [Kardashian] and I were talking about Instagram and said, 'Watch what happens when we tell our friends to follow you.' Within minutes, she had an additional 25,000 followers," Jenner says of her friend, ID’d by THR as Melanie Griffith. Also gleaned from Jenner’s Ig: Griffith, Jenner and Dakota Johnson went to Cancun together in mid-March. Read More This Is Why Kris Jenner Is the Queen of Instagram
- Chris Gardner
‘Star Trek 3′ Reflects ‘Spirit of the TV Show,’ Simon Pegg Says
Rejoice, Trekkies! The latest sequel to the rebooted “Star Trek” franchise will capture the spirit of the original TV show.
“I think we just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show,” Pegg told the site.
Pegg, who will return to play engineering chief Scotty, also said that the new film will be infused with the same optimism and sense of adventure that characterized the original stories.
“And it’s a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that’s where we want to take it, you know, where no man has gone before — where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation,” he said. “But yeah, that’s the mood at the moment. »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Kourtney Kardashian Shares Photo of Night She Met Scott Disick...and it Looks Far From Romantic—See the Pic!
It was not love at first sight for Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, possibly because of all the, ahem, distractions. The 35-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star shared on her Instagram page a #fbf (flashback Friday) photo showing the two on the night they first met, which took place at a party about 10 years ago. The father of their three children and longtime partner, who she recently called "amazing," is seen sitting with his legs splayed open, barefoot, wedged in between two women. On the other side of one of them is Girls Gone Wild founder and Kardashian family friend Joe Francis and on his other side is Kourt, holding a big glass of white wine. "#Fbf »
TV Ratings: Sweet 16 leads CBS Friday, 'Grown Ups' tops 'Glee' finale
Fast National ratings for Friday, March 27, 2015. CBS got another decent night of Ncaa Tournament coverage and dominated Friday primetime in all measures. "Dateline"-driven NBC and "Shark Tank" repeat-led ABC finished second. ["Dateline" was apparently also a rebroadcast.] Fox, meanwhile, aired the dreadful Adam Sandler movie "Grown Ups," which comfortably outdrew last week's "Glee" finale. And speaking of finales, the "Hart of Dixie" finale may have given The CW a small uptick, though CW Friday numbers have a tendency to adjust down overall. Let's get to the numbers... Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.9 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. ABC and NBC both averaged a 1.0 key demo rating, followed closely by the 0.9 key demo rating for Fox. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for the night. Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 6.4 million viewers and 3.9 rating/7 share to win Friday primetime. NBC was second with 5.47 million viewers and a 3.6/7, topping the 3.2/6 and 4.77 million viewers for ABC. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Daniel Craig's Eyes are Full of Secrets in the New James Bond Trailer for Spectre
Spectre, which stands for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, or basically, evil, is the international crime syndicate at the center of Daniel Craig's fourth James Bond film. It looks like Craig's broodiest Bond yet as he roots around the past, uncovering secret octopus rings and twisting around like a plastic bag kite in a hurricane. Christoph Waltz steals the trailer from the shadows, as he is wont to do. »
- E. Alex Jung
Jeremy London Is Latest to Join Mallrats 2—Which Other Former Cast Members Are Returning?
This calls for a round of chocolate-covered pretzels...that should in no way be touched by Brodie. The upcoming sequel to director and writer Kevin Smith's 1995 cult comedy film Mallrats is shaping up to be even better than expected, as most of the original cast members have been confirmed to return. The latest is Jeremy London, 42. He played nice guy T.S., who in the first movie, attempts to win back his ex-girlfriend, Brandi, who is participating in a dating show that is being filmed at a mall. Smith, who also plays Silent Bob, the "hetero life mate" if Bff Jason Mewes' Jay, announced the news on Friday on his Facebook page. Smith has been providing frequent casting updates about »
‘Home’ Rockets Past Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s ‘Get Hard’ at Box Office Friday
The oddball alien Oh and Tip the Earth girl from “Home” are pulling a fast one on Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell and their raunchy comedy “Get Hard” at the box office, taking the top spot with $15.6 million Friday. That means the first, and only, DreamWorks Animation release of the year will knock off “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” for No. 1 this weekend and have a good shot at a $55 million opening weekend. Distributor Fox landed the 3D family film in a market-high 3,708 theaters and it is outstripping analysts’ expectations by nearly $20 million. The performance is welcome news »
- Todd Cunningham
Box Office: ‘Home’ Blasts Off for Massive $59 Million Weekend
The animated comedy “Home” is headed for a box office home run.
DreamWorks Animation’s family film defied expectations, to say the least, opening to $15.6 million on Friday, which set it on course for just under $59 million this weekend. This is one of the best debuts in recent years for a DreamWorks Animation original title. However, the studio has a more modest estimate of $55.5 million.
This is a stellar start for “Home” as only 15% of K-12 schools are on spring break. Recent forecasts had pegged “Home” in the $30 million to $35 million range.
Now, the musical comedy is more than likely to finish far above Fox’s “Rio 2,” which debuted to $39.3 million around this time last year.
The pic, which cost $130 million to produce, also stands to outperform other recent DreamWorks releases handled by Fox, »
- Maane Khatchatourian
7 Reasons Why Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris Would Actually Be the Perfect Couple
Whether they are or they aren't, they need to be. Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris have been at the center of dating rumors after being spotted out and about together recently. From matchy-matchy grocery runs to Whole Foods to getting extra cuddly during a Kenny Chesney concert, there are definitely signs to suggest that something romantic is happening between these two stars. And we are all for it! Although neither of the celebs have come out and said anything about being Hollywood's latest couple (and obviously we're no matchmakers...at least not for real), we're still going to entertain the idea just for a second to properly illustrate all of the reasons why T.Swift and the Edm producer »
James Bond Haunted by Ghosts of His Past in 'Spectre' Teaser
Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond saga, is scheduled to hit theaters November 6th, and although the latest 007 flick is still in the midst of shooting, filmmakers unveiled a minute-long first look at what Daniel Craig's secret agent faces in the aftermath of Skyfall.
As the official 007 YouTube page explains, "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre. »
Top 5 'X-Files' Episodes of All Time: A Critic's Take
Fox got fans of The X-Files excited after announcing earlier this week that it's reviving the show for a limited run, with both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles and series creator/executive producer also returning. With the show set to return next year, THR critic Keith Uhlich took the opportunity to break down the five best episodes from the 1993-2002 series. 1. "Beyond the Sea" (Season 1, Episode 13, aired Jan. 17, 1994) FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) reverse their believer/skeptic roles in this wrenching early episode —
- Keith Uhlich
Will Ferrell's Most Outrageous TV Characters (Video)
Will Ferrell may be a big screen star, but he hasn't shied away from returning to his TV roots. In honor of Get Hard hitting theaters, it's time to look back at some of those TV roles he's also famous for. For the sake of getting some non Saturday Night Live characters in there, we've limited those to three. The Spartan Cheerleaders Along with Cheri Oteri, Ferrell made up half of the cheerleading squad that nobody wanted around. The Saturday Night Live mainstay was a hit, so much so that Oteri recently recalled being blown away when she saw
- THR staff
First 'Spectre' trailer gives us a taste of Bond's biggest adventure yet
"You're a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr. Bond." Last week, the boys finally saw their second James Bond movie. They'd previously seen "The Spy Who Loved Me," which was a huge hit, and this time, they selected "You Only Live Twice," which played better for the older movie nerd. It bored Allen silly, which is no surprise. I love the Connery era Bond films precisely because of the more measured pace and the way they take place in a button-down world where Bond is the splash of color. The Moore films are cartoons from start to finish with few exceptions, so they're easier for kids to enjoy. I was glad they saw "You Only Live Twice" because it also introduced the idea of Spectre to them, and it's been clear since the moment Sony won the legal rights back to use that organization in their films that they were »
- Drew McWeeny
Experts' Daytime Emmys predictions: Beware 'General Hospital,' Scott Clifton, Kim Matula, ...'
Eight Experts have chimed in with their Daytime Emmy predictions in advance of the nominations, which will be announced on the Tuesday, March 31 edition of CBS's "The Talk." Take a look at these before making your own predictions. Do the best among all our readers and you'll win a $100 Amazon gift card and a place of honor on our leaderboard. -Break- Our Experts panel consists of: Michael Fairman (Michael Fairman Soaps), Jamey Giddens (Daytime Confidential), Lynda Hirsch (Creators Syndicate), Dan Kroll (Soap Central), Roger Newcomb (We Love Soaps), Richard Simms (Soaps in Depth), and Gold Derby's own Tom O'Neil and Paul Sheehan. Sheehan was the top Expert at forecasting last year's nominations, scoring 66%. This year, he's predicting most of our consensus frontrunners. Click here to see his complete picks across nine categories. But what about the rest of our Experts who had an overall accuracy rate last year of 58.33% »
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