15 items from 2017
I don’t mean to be a downer lately, I really don’t. On any given day, I’m the first person to rush to the defense of sequels and spinoffs of all kinds. I’ll invariably love the latest Marvel movie, I’m eagerly awaiting The Dark Tower to hit theaters and even the new Cars movie looks like it’s going to be a ton of fun. For the life of me, though, I have never understood studios’ fascination with prequels. More so than even the most suspect sequel, prequels never seem to work even on their own terms. Even the most ardent Star
Can We Please Give the ‘Alien’ Prequels a Rest? »
- Brian Hadsell
Known for her role on the 2000s MTV darling The Hills, Port has since dabbled in multiple television ventures, and even went on to publish a memoir in 2011.
Today, the former reality star is a fashion designer who runs a lifestyle blog. Recently, she launched a disposable dishware line with Target, and signed on as creative head of flower delivery service Bloom2Bloom.
Port, 32, married Tim Rosenman in November 2015. In February, she announced on social media that the couple are expecting their first child.
You can find Port on Instagram and Twitter @whitneyeveport, »
- Whitney Port
Please give Andre Braugher a comedy Emmy already. Please? We’re not going to ask so nicely next year. On Tuesday’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” season finale, Dets. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) infiltrate Captain Holt’s (Braugher) Razzmatazz exercise class to discuss an ongoing bank robbery case. Turns out Peralta can’t really hack it in the cutthroat world of Step jazzercise, though his hula hands were Ok. Watch TheWrap‘s exclusive sneak peek via the video above. Also Read: Seth MacFarlane Mocks 'Family Guy' Network, 'Empire' Entertains, We All Get Cookies! Here’s »
- Tony Maglio
If there is one downside to being the go-to hairstylist for Gabrielle Union, Tracee Ellis Ross and countless It-girls in Hollywood, it’s a lack of personal R&R. Just ask Schwarzkopf celebrity stylist Larry Sims, who after years of non-stop styling realized he hadn’t taken a few days off between blow-outs in years. But recently, the pro got the opportunity to not only go on the vacation of his dreams, but to have his getaway taped for a new Bravo series called Invite Only Cabo. With the show set to premiere Sunday, May 14, we dialed up Sims (who »
- Jackie Fields
From Academy Award®-Winning Director Damien Chazelle and Starring Oscar® Best Actor Nominee Ryan Gosling and Oscar® Best Actress Winner Emma Stone, La La Land, Arrives on Digital HD April 11 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD on April 25 from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment Label
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- Michael Connally
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At age 88, the indomitable and highly influential Varda shows zero sign of slowing down when it comes to churning out art told through continually experimental means (she’s also remained committed to supporting her work in person, recently popping up at both the French Institute Alliance Française for a career-spanning chat and this year’s Rendezvous With French Cinema series with a brand new exhibit; we should all be so lucky to be as vital and involved when we’re half Varda’s age). Varda’s contributions to cinema and feminism have been »
- Kate Erbland
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“I got cold-called by [director] Kathryn Bigelow,” said the actress, describing how she first got word of the role as a CIA agent for the 2012 film. “I was in Toronto, and I had heard from [producer] Megan Ellison. We had done a film, [2012’s] Lawless, together. And she said, ‘By the way, do you know Kathryn Bigelow’s trying to get a hold of you? She wants to meet with you on something.’ And I was like, ‘What? Please give her »
- Stephen Galloway
“Majorie Prime”: Sundance Institute
FilmRise has acquired U.S. distributions rights to Lois Smith and Jon Hamm’s holographic love story “Marjorie Prime,” Deadline reports. Directed by Michael Almereyda (“Hamlet”), the sci-fi film co-stars Geena Davis and Tim Robbins. “Marjorie Prime” took home the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at Sundance this year, where it made its world premiere.
Based on Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer-nominated play, the film is set in the near future and centers on Marjorie (Smith), who “spends time with the young likeness of her deceased husband, Walter (Hamm). This revitalized Walter is a sophisticated holographic projection that provides companionship while stimulating Marjorie’s memory — allowing her to explore their shared past as she lives with dementia,” Deadline summarizes. “Marjorie’s daughter Tess (Davis) and her husband, Jon (Robbins), develop their own complex feelings about the new Walter, uneasily coming to terms with the nature of identity, memory, and our ever-shifting relationship to technology.” Smith originated the role of Marjorie in the stage version of the story. She first played the character in 2014.
According to the source, FilmRise is planning to launch a theatrical release mid-2017 and will “push all the main actors with a targeted award-season campaign.” Smith is currently 86 years old, so she’ll be 87 by the time Oscar nominations are announced. The oldest actress to receive a Best Actress nomination thus far is Emmanuelle Riva, who was 85 years old when she scored a nod in 2013 for “Amour.”
Smith’s career spans nearly seven decades, with film credits including “East of Eden,” “Five Easy Pieces,” “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Dead Man Walking,” and “Please Give.” “Desperate Housewives,” “True Blood,” and “Grace and Frankie” are among her TV credits.
“We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of this superb Sundance award-winner,” said FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher. “Michael Almereyda has created a subtle and masterly adaptation, and the performances by Jon Hamm, Lois Smith, Geena Davis, and Tim Robbins are extraordinary.”
Lois Smith-Starrer “Marjorie Prime” Acquired by FilmRise was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Laura Berger
The actress, who made her film debut as Bernice, the awkward-but-cute preteen in 2004’s Spanglish, has had an extended onscreen life as a teenager, playing Jenny Humphrey’s rival on two episodes of Gossip Girl, the teenage daughter to Catherine Keener in the dark comedy Please Give and, in 2013, a recent high school graduate in The To Do List. In Speech & Debate, the film adaptation of Stephen Karam’s Off-Broadway play opening in select theaters and on demand April 7 and is available exclusively on iTunes April 2, she returns to high school as a Rachel Berry-like student with dreams of becoming a star.
The new film, which she dubs her “swan song” for teenage roles, comes as Steele has evolved into an adult both onscreen and onstage. “I had this »
ClexaCon, a new convention celebrating Lgbtq women in entertainment, generated such interest among both fans and actors that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Sara Ramirez turned up in Las Vegas to attend the event, which was held over the weekend.
“Got 4 hours of sleep 2 b at last day of ClexaCon & so worth it! Loving it,” Ramirez tweeted Sunday. The actress, who played Dr. Callie Torres on “Grey’s Anatomy” and is, like the character, bisexual, stayed all day Sunday and sat in the audience for a series of lively panels, including conversations about the representation of queer women of color in the media and why authentic representation for Lgbtq women matters. The panel about depictions of queer women of color in the media spontaneously re-convened as the convention drew to a close, and Ramirez participated in that conversation, staying on as long as she could to talk with panelists and take photos with attendees.
- Maureen Ryan
It was an eventful week in Salem as Steve and Kayla exchanged vows, Julie received devastating news, and Nicole and Chloe faced off at a custody hearing.
MyHourglass: A Days Of Our Lives Fan Forum members andredimera and fluffysmom join TV Fanatic Jack Ori to debate how good the wedding was, who they think will get custody and more...
1. Rate Steve and Kayla's wedding from 1 (most boring wedding ever) to 10 (most romantic wedding Days has had yet).
Andredimera: About a 5. It was a good wedding, but there wasn't enough focus on the actual wedding couple!
Fluffysmom: I'm giving the wedding an 8. I thought it was heartfelt and romantic. It was really nice having Stephanie, Carrie, and Austin come to Salem for the wedding. I'm glad that Steve and Kayla had their family and good friends sharing their special day.
Jack: As Andredimera said, there wasn't enough focus on Steve and Kayla. »
- Jack Ori
Please Legends….Please give us the creepy octopus base hidden in the swamp…..I’ve never wanted anything more…
This looked like it was going to be a very bad episode; the crew of the ship literally had nothing to do, no time to travel to, they were just sitting around trying to figure out who the speedster was. Where’s the action? It’s with the bad guys this time. And it was a wickedly fun episode due to that fact (cementing the idea that a Merlyn/Dahrk show would be so watchable). As the Legion continue to search for pieces of the Macguffin – I mean Spear – without the Amulet, they get creative. Who knew Rip had bank account information embedded into his tooth? Those Time Masters are a strange bunch. But, it leads »
- Jessie Robertson
Fabien Westerhoff’s Film Constellation has acquired international rights to New York-set romantic comedy “Permission,” starring Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens, and written and directed by Brian Crano. Film Constellation will show first footage from the movie (exclusive image, above) to buyers at next month’s European Film Market in Berlin.
The film focuses on Anna (Hall) and Will (Stevens), who are each other’s first everything: first kiss, first love, first and only relationship. As Will is about to propose, their best friend suggests they should date other people before spending the rest of their life with each other, leading the duo on an unexpected romantic journey.
Speaking to Variety, Hall said that she and Crano have been friends since she was 19. “He has always been a very precocious talent,” Hall recalled. “I met him when he was doing a rehearsed reading of his play in a West End »
- Leo Barraclough
The Bachelor's Las Vegas-dwelling "professional twins" Haley and Emily Ferguson have achieved the ultimate goal in the world of reality TV: they got a spinoff. Premiering on Freeform on March 20, The Twins: Happily Ever After is following in the footsteps of Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell's similarly titled spinoff. As a brief history lesson, they first appeared on Ben's season, he said goodbye to Haley fairly early on, and pursued a relationship with Emily. When that didn't work out, the twins packed their bags and went to Bachelor in Paradise. By week five, they weren't finding love and chose to leave. While the new show won't focus on their quest to find romance, it will show them living at home (with their mom) in Vegas and striving for success in the entertainment industry. As a longtime Bachelor fan, I have mixed feelings about this. The flagship show is ridiculous enough, »
- Maggie Pehanick
Pope Francis has a message for all mothers concerned about breastfeeding in public: do so without fear.
At a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, the 80-year-old encouraged all mothers in attendance to breastfeed their children if necessary, The New York Times reported. After all, Jesus was once a hungry baby.
“Since the ceremony is a little long, someone’s crying because he’s hungry,” the pope said in Italian, referencing the noise of a crying baby. “That’s the way it is. You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus.”
- Dave Quinn
15 items from 2017
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