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We all know the story of Romeo and Juliet's fleeting romance and tragic deaths, but what happens next has always been a mystery -- until now.
Inspired by the novel by Melinda Taub, ABC's new summer series, Still Star-Crossed, ramps up the action and drama after Romeo and Juliet die, and the treacherous feud between the Montague and Capulet families that continues to rage on. But another forbidden romance presents itself at the end of the premiere episode and that will certainly ruffle 17th century feathers as the season progresses.
"It's the ultimate romantic story about forbidden love and I think a lot of people can relate to that," actress Medalion Rahimi, who plays Princess Isabella, tells Et of the time-honored Romeo and Juliet tale. "The tragedy in the end -- I don't want to say that it's good to necessarily glorify young lovers' suicide -- but the idea that because of prejudice these young lovers »
Sony has unveiled the first clip from The Silent Man, writer-director Peter Landesman’s (Concussion) upcoming biopic of Mark Felt, a.k.a. ‘Deep Throat’, the high-ranking FBI informant from the Watergate Scandal.
Liam Neeson leads the cast as Felt, alongside Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Josh Lucas, Tony Goldwyn, Michael C. Hall, Tom Sizemore, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ike Barinholtz, Bruce Greenwood, Brian D’Arcy James, Kate Walsh, Noah Wyle, and Maika Monroe.
“Mark Felt was one of the most instrumental figures in American history and yet very little is known of him and the risks he took to reveal the truth,” states the official release from Sony Pictures Classics. “This is an incredible story well told by Peter and his creative team, with a top-notch cast led by an extraordinary performance from Liam. This film could be not more timely and relevant for audiences.”
The Silent Man centres on “Deep Throat »
- Gary Collinson
Going through Scandal withdrawals? Dear White People is here to help with Defamation, the Netflix series' spoof of the popular Shonda Rhimes series. Get a taste of it in the exclusive clip below. E! News has learned the Dear White People account will be live tweeting the current season of the fictional series Defamation every Wednesday night throughout the summer. It's a nod to the Scandal fandom that takes Twitter by storm every Thursday when the ABC series is new. Look for the term #Defamation to join in the fun. When E! News sat down with Dear White People creator Justin Simien and cast members Logan Browning and Brandon P. Bell, we had to ask him about his Scandal send-up. "Listen, it's a »
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to “The Silent Man,” marking the occasion by releasing a first-look photo and teaser for the Watergate drama. The film is written and directed by Peter Landesman (“Concussion”) and stars Liam Neeson, Diane Lane and Kate Walsh.
“The Silent Man” tells the true story of special agent Mark Felt (played by Neeson), the notorious secret informant who, in 1974, helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the greatest political scandal in Us history. Felt was given the pseudonym of “Deep Throat” until he revealed himself as the famous tipster in 2005. The all-star cast also includes Marton Csokas (“The Equalizer”), Josh Lucas (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Tom Sizemore (“Black Hawk Down”), Wendi McLendon-Covey »
- Yoselin Acevedo
The film revovles around Mark Felt – aka Deep Throat, the pseudonym given to the notorious whistle blower for one of the greatest scandals of all time, Watergate. The true identity of the secret informant remained a mystery and source of much public curiosity and speculation for more than 30 years. That is until, in 2005, special agent Mark Felt shockingly revealed himself as the tipster. This unbelievable true story chronicles the personal and professional life of the brilliant and uncompromising Felt, who risked and ultimately sacrificed everything – his family, his career, his freedom – in the name of justice.
- Paul Heath
Zoey Johnson is officially heading to college. “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi will topline a spinoff of the ABC comedy, Variety reports. The 13-episode first season of “College-ish” will debut on Freeform, ABC’s teen and young adult-skewed sister network, in early 2018.
The new series follows Shahidi’s “Black-ish” character, Zoey, as she leaves home and begins her college education. “College-ish” is “a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education,” the source summarizes. “Black-ish’s” Deon Cole will co-star, but the rest of the cast will be composed of new characters and actors.
Starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, and Laurence Fishburne, “Black-ish” centers on the Johnsons, a black family carving out their own identity in a mostly-white, upper-middle class environment. It recently wrapped its third season and will return this fall.
“College-ish” was developed by “Black-ish” creator/showrunner Kenya Barris. He will executive produce the series with Anderson, Fishburne, Helen Sugland, and Brian Dobbins. Barris wrote the back-door pilot with “Nightly Show” host and “Insecure” writer-producer Larry Wilmore. ABC Studios will produce.
“I never thought they’d let me put ‘Black-ish’ on the air, let alone give me a spinoff,” Barris commented. “I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to continue working with Yara and the rest of this talented young cast. To any aspiring writers struggling to make it out there, I highly advise adding an ‘–ish’ to any working title you might have. It seems to be the move.”
In February Shahidi was honored at Essence’s 2017 Black Women in Hollywood Awards alongside Janelle Monaé, Issa Rae, and Aja Naomi King. Her credits include “Scandal,” “The Fosters,” and “Trollhunters.”
Yara Shahidi-Led “Black-ish” Spinoff Greenlit at Freeform was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
The Performer | Elisabeth Moss
The Show | The Handmaid’s Tale
The Episode | “A Woman’s Place“ (May 17)
The Performance | Moss has been so consistently amazing in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, we were starting to fear that it would be tough to single out a particular scene or episode that would highlight her greatness. (Because she was clearly, at some point, going to wind up our Performer of the Week.)
However, Wednesday’s episode made that worry evaporate. When Offred was presented with a second chance to alert a visiting dignitary about the reality of being a handmaid in Gilead, »
The ratings saw a significant drop last season but the Scandal TV show remained one of ABC's top-rated shows. How will it perform this time around? Will starting mid-season help or hurt the ratings? Will Scandal be cancelled or renewed for a seventh season? Stay tuned.Scandal revolves around former White House Communications Director, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). Upon exiting her job at the White House, Olivia opened a premier crisis management firm. Now, Olivia Pope & Associates, White House staff members, and other politicos work to handle erupting political scandals. While adept at managing the crises of others, they struggle to contain those problems of their own making. The Scandal cast on also includes Scott Foley, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Diaz, Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Bellamy Young, Portia de Rossi, Joe Morton, Cornelius Smith Jr., and Tony Goldwyn.Read More… »
In the wake of so many drips and drabs of reporting on Once Upon a Time‘s Season 7 “reset”/”reboot”/”next chapter,” even Lana Parrilla — one of the three returning series regulars — is heading into hiatus with questions about what lies ahead.
Given the end-of-season time jump and the fact that Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead) is now playing Regina’s grown-up son, Parrilla wonders with a laugh, “With this new Henry, does that mean I’m aging?”
General Hospital‘s Lucy is sporting sequins, a headset and a don’t-mess-with-me expression on her face: Must be Nurses’ Ball time again!
The ABC soap’s beloved charity event, founded by Lynn Herring’s character in 1994 to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS, is back the week of May 22 and full of song, dance, drama and intrigue. (Oh, and stripping. There’ll probably be some stripping.)
RelatedDaytime Emmy Winners: Y&R and Days Lead Soap Pack, Gh Named Best Drama
But it wouldn’t be Nurses’ Ball if there weren’t some behind-the-scenes tension bubbling backstage. In this exclusive clip from Wednesday’s episode (ABC, »
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Prison Break, Chicago Fire and Supernatural!
1 | Is any broadcast TV series doing daylight action/stunt sequences better than Hawaii Five-0? Or as regularly and with such scale?
2 | Once Upon a Time fan Jr asks: “So Emma has been paying rent in downtown Boston for however many years…? Being a Savior must pay better than I expected!” Also, with Henry now living in Seattle, can we eventually expect a 3-way crossover »
Television’s marathon week in Manhattan came to a close just as the clock struck midnight Friday morning at the CW’s annual private party, which moved to a new location in midtown for 2017. The soirée, per usual, was filled with relieved advertisers and exhausted entertainment execs who could finally celebrate the end of Upfronts.
NBC kicked off the four-day run, followed by Fox, ABC, Turner, CBS, and the CW. Some of the presentations were great, while others could have used some improvement. Fox may want to invest in a new late-night franchise just to have a host to trot out every year at this time. Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Seth Meyers, and Jimmy Kimmel (in absentia) were among the highlights of the CBS, NBC, and ABC gatherings.
Here is the good, the bad, and the worst of Upfronts 2017:
Cheesiest line: NBC’s ad chief Linda Yaccarino opened up the week Monday morning at NBC’s »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
With the sixth season of “Scandal” wrapped, the stars of the show were ready to celebrate on Thursday night at New York’s Paley Center for Media with a viewing party and live panel with fans.
There’s been plenty of “Scandal” milestones to toast this season, with the 100th episode running in April and the announcement earlier this week that Season 7 with also be the final for the ABC hit.
“I feel really grateful for our run and to have next season. You know, I really don’t want to be out of a job,” said Kerry Washington, who plays lead Olivia Pope. “But we’re going to give it our all.”
The runaway hit for ABC and creator Shonda Rhimes first debuted back in 2012 and has since become a cultural touchstone, reflecting on politics, power, and gender, with a strong female cast and creator. It also launched its cast members, like »
- Margaret Sutherlin
Packed with a convincing presidential inauguration, power grabs, parental issues and not having to face an NBA Playoffs game, Scandal (1.2/5) came to the end of its penultimate season last night with a new record it probably wasn't aiming for. Coming straight off the Season 13 finale of Grey's Anatomy, which had a pretty big exit of its own, the two-hour finale of the other Shonda Rhimes show hit a season finale low among the key demo. Down 14% among adults 18-49 from its… »
Scandal wrapped its penultimate season on Thursday night with an average of 5.2 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating (per finals) across its two-hour finale, adding a few eyeballs week-to-week but slipping two tenths to match its all-time demo low.
TVLine readers gave the eventful closer an average grade of “B.”
Opening ABC’s night, Grey’s Anatomy (7.9 mil/2.0, reader grade “B”) ticked up with its own finale to 8- and 6-week highs.
RelatedGrey’s Creator Shonda Rhimes ‘Sad to See [Spoiler] Leave’
Over on NBC, Wednesday-bound The Blacklist did 4.9 mil »
As star Kerry Washington revealed on Thursday’s The Daily Show, the results of the real-life presidential election heavily influenced Season 6 of the ABC drama — and an entire storyline had to be scrapped when it too closely mirrored the actual investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia.
RelatedScandal Officially Ending, Season 7 Is Olivia’s Swan Song: ‘We Are Leaving Nothing on the Table,’ Says Shonda
“Our writers have really been challenged,” the actress told Trevor Noah. “[They] were actually going to end this season with the Russians hacking the election. »
Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Thursday’s Season 6 finale of Scandal.
No more oversized purses and weird angles! Scandal is officially getting a baby… or at least a pregnancy. Star Katie Lowes’ real-life pregnancy is being written into the show as her character, Quinn, revealed that she’s expecting her fiancé Charlie’s baby in Thursday’s season six finale.
Et’s Leanne Aguilera spoke with Lowes at The Paley Center for Media Presents: The Ultimate Scandal Watch Party at Paley Center NY on Thursday ahead of the finale. And though she wouldn’t reveal any spoilers, she did dish about her own pregnancy and reading this season’s finale.
We didn’t foresee any of those Scandal events going down the way they did, did you?
The true mastermind behind Frankie Vargas’ assassination was finally revealed during Thursday’s season six finale. At first, it seemed as though Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) mother Maya (Khandi Alexander) was at fault, but it was later revealed she was actually hired to assassinate Mellie (Bellamy Young) at the inauguration. But, plot twist: Maya wanted to kill the real mastermind, newly-elected Vice President Luna Vargas (Tessie Santiago), though her attempt was thwarted.
Then Olivia — who effectively turned to the dark side by »
- Karen Mizoguchi
Ah, Tgit. Thursdays are the best, if only because of the lineup of Shonda Rhimes’ hit series. The current series coming to an end (for the season) include Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and The Catch. The Catch has actually been cancelled due to low ratings, which is unfortunate for the fanbase of that particular show.
Luckily, Grey’s Anatomy is in its 13th season, and Scandal is in its 6th, so there are plenty of back episodes to binge on. Of course, there is also the brilliant How To Get Away With Murder which finished its 3rd season a couple of months back.
If you have Netflix, you’ll have access to a lot of this content – if you live in America. Unfortunately, since much of Shonda’s catalogue is syndicated to networks around the world, it is not available to everyone.
However, do not despair! There are ways around the regional blocks. »
- The Hollywood News
Just as her character has grown in ways she never could have expected since the ABC drama premiered as a midseason series in 2012, so has Washington.
“I’m not the same person I was five or six years ago — but neither is Olivia,” Washington tells People. “So, it’s fun to keep calibrating the difference between who she is and who I am.”
The hit drama is »
- Patrick Gomez
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