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Evelyn Lozada Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month With ‘Turn Hurt Into Joy’ Campaign (Exclusive)

Evelyn Lozada Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month With ‘Turn Hurt Into Joy’ Campaign (Exclusive)
Evelyn Lozada is marking Domestic Violence Awareness Month by turning a "negative" situation "into a positive."

On Monday, the 41-year-old reality star, in connection with the Evelyn Lozada Foundation, launched the Turn Hurt Into Joy online campaign to raise money for charities that help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault throughout the month of October.

The campaign, which will reward a lucky winner (who will be chosen in November) with an original Ines Di Santo wedding gown, is a “testament that a negative can be transformed into a positive,” Lozada tells Et.

“Several years ago, I wore a beautifully crafted Ines Di Santo original design as I prepared to enter into one of the most sacred and memorable unions of my life,” she explains of her short marriage to former NFL player Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson, which ended after the onetime professional athlete head-butted her during a verbal argument. “I was married in 2012, three weeks later I was in
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Grappling With the Sincere Horrors of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Column)

Grappling With the Sincere Horrors of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ (Column)
“The Handmaid’s Tale,” which aired its Season 1 finale June 14, is one of the best shows of the 2016-2017 season. It’s also one of the most challenging. The drama is beautifully lit and gorgeously directed, and the protagonist is performed with singular clarity by Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss. And yet there are times where the show is, for lack of a better word, basic — simplistic, in a way that seems out of pace with what the rest of the show is accomplishing.

The best example is in the fourth episode, “Nolite Te Bastardes Carbonundorum,” in which June, called Offred, discovers a pidgin Latin phrase used by her predecessor Handmaid. It prompts her to look back on her own identity as a Handmaid and reframe it. “We are Handmaids,” June muses to herself at the end of the episode, with a slight smile on her face. “Nolite te bastardes carbonundorum, bitches
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Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Singer, Dies at 52

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Singer, Dies at 52
Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audio Slave, has died at 52-years old. According to his representative in a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says the musician died Wednesday night in Detroit.

Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

Chris Cornell's career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth. Powerfully original, they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989 and their work continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made a historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world, releasing the all-new studio album, "King Animal," to widespread acclaim.
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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast Reveals What It Feels Like to Destroy America and Become Gilead’s Power Couple (Spoilers)

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Cast Reveals What It Feels Like to Destroy America and Become Gilead’s Power Couple  (Spoilers)
[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 1, Episode 6, “A Woman’s Place.”]

A young attractive couple sits in a movie theater, waiting for the show to start. The man gets a text message — he tells his wife the news. “It’s happening.”

On the surface, it seems like an ordinary moment. But what we just witnessed in “A Woman’s Place,” Season 1, Episode 6 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” was the end of America as we know it.

Read More: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Renewed for Season 2 — How the Hulu Adaptation Will Use Margaret Atwood’s Novel to Go for Years

In the flashback sequence featuring Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), the soon-to-be VIP couple of Gilead is learning that their group’s plan to dismantle the American government, institution by institution, has been put in motion:

“They issued the orders. It’s what we proposed. Three separate attacks.”

“When?”

“Three weeks. Congress first, then the White House,
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How 'The Handmaid's Tale' Became TV's Most Chilling Trump-Era Series

How 'The Handmaid's Tale' Became TV's Most Chilling Trump-Era Series
"Girls, I know this must feel very strange," the woman in the black robe says. She is older, stern, severe, authoritarian; she's addressing a group women seated in a circle, all of whom have been stripped of their reproductive rights, forcibly separated from their families and remanded to sexual slavery. "But ordinary is just what you're used to," she continues. "This might not seem ordinary to you right now. But, after a time, it will. This will become ordinary."

The promise of a "new normal," spoken by an apparatchik of a totalitarian theocracy – it's chilling,
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Nintendo on Switch connectivity: avoid aquariums

Ryan Lambie Mar 6, 2017

Following reports of connectivity problems with its new Switch console, Nintendo advises keeping your Joy-Con away from fish tanks...

Nintendo's brand new Switch console appears to have enjoyed a relatively smooth launch so far, and while it's too early to say whether it's been a success, American outlet GameStop has already described it as one of the "strongest" console launches of recent years.

See related  Star Trek: what can we expect from Bryan Fuller's new show? Star Trek: what do we want from the new TV series?

This isn't to say there haven't been one or two teething problems with Nintendo's new system. Shortly before release, several reports emerged that the Switch's wireless Joy-Con controllers have a tendency to lose connection - a frustrating state of affairs, particularly if you're in the midst of a vicious boss battle in Breath Of The Wild.
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Our favourite voice work performances in time for The Lego Batman Movie

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Our favourite voice work performances in time for The Lego Batman MovieOur favourite voice work performances in time for The Lego Batman MovieAdriana Floridia1/23/2017 10:13:00 Am

Many of us have different opinions on who played Batman best, but we'd be willing to throw out a far left candidate: Will Arnett.

That's right. Will Arnett plays Batman in a whole other way, by voicing Lego Batman. He was such a scene-stealer in The Lego Movie that he got his own spin-off, which has to say something, right?

Arnett is no stranger to voice work as he stars as the titular "Bojack Horseman" on the Netflix series. Playing a horse who once starred on a popular sitcom and now has fallen from grace, this is another voice performance that is so good, it makes Bojack-- an anthropomorphic horse, feel real. We'd argue Arnett does the same with the Lego version of Batman.
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Hands on with Nintendo Switch

Ryan Lambie Jan 18, 2017

At a recent hands-on event, we got to have an early go on Nintendo's brand new console. Here's what we made of the Switch...

It’s fascinating to think that, a decade ago, Nintendo turned the games industry on its head with its hand-waving, vase-breaking, cat-frightening Wii remotes. Suddenly, rival companies Microsoft and Sony were clamouring to bring in their own answer to that control system - the kind of simple yet effective idea that made the Wii one of the most accessible and best-selling consoles of all time.

See related Power Rangers, boob armour, and impractical costumes

A decade’s an unfathomably long time in tech, though, and the Wii U comprehensively failed to capture the same audience as its predecessor. You could blame the branding (as with the 3Ds, some would-be consumers initially assumed that the Wii U was an upgrade, not a brand new
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‘Good Behavior’ Exclusive Clip: Letty Plans To Take Custody of Her Son, But It Quickly Goes Awry

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‘Good Behavior’ Exclusive Clip: Letty Plans To Take Custody of Her Son, But It Quickly Goes Awry
While most TV has wrapped up for the year, TNT’s new drama “Good Behavior” has episodes lined up through the end of the year. The series follows Letty Raines (Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist who’s recently released from prison and desperate to take custody of her son Jacob (Nyles Julian Steele). But when she’s saved by hit man Javier (Juan Diego Botto), they soon team up together, all the while contending with her parole officer Christian (Terry Kinney) and her mother (Lusia Strus).

Read More: ‘Good Behavior’ Review: Michelle Dockery Drops ‘Downton Abbey’ for a Bad Romance

In tonight’s episode, Letty returns to her hometown with a new plan to take custody of her soon, but the plan soon goes awry and could send her back to prison. Watch an exclusive clip from the episode below.

The series is co-created by Blake Crouch, author
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Which Apple Makes the Best Pie? Your Guide to Each Variety and How to Use Them

Which Apple Makes the Best Pie? Your Guide to Each Variety and How to Use Them
It wouldn’t be fall without Pumpkin Spice Lattes, flannel shirts, and dragging your significant other or willing friends to the apple orchard.

While some apples are long gone from the trees, many of the most popular kinds are still waiting to be plucked or can be bought at your local grocery store.

Even if you’re going to the orchard simply for the Instagram, it’s beneficial to know which kinds are best for snacking and which should be sliced and diced for pies galore. From what to pair with slices to recipes to use up the bushels you bring home,
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Westworld episode 1 review: The Original

David Crow Oct 3, 2016

HBO's Westworld grabs you utterly in its first, ambitious episode, which arrives on Sky Atlantic in the UK on Tuesday the 4th of October...

This review contains spoilers.

1.1 The Original

Like that long awaited locomotive pulling into Tucson for the first time, Westworld is finally here. Many at HBO have anticipated this day with just as much reverence and optimism as the 1880 denizens of that famous railroad town from the Old West, watching anxiously as the smoke clouds plumed beneath the fading Arizona light. Of course, in spite of the dust, horses, gunplay, and even coal-powered engine from that oft-romanticized era, Westworld is not a Western; nay, for all we know it’s not even located in North America.

Rather, this is the culmination of several years’ worth of work, reshoots, ballooning budgets, and the high expectations that come implicit for the prestige network, particularly when it
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HBO’s Westworld: ambitious, clever, unmissable sci-fi

Louisa Mellor Sep 20, 2016

The new Westworld TV series feat. Anthony Hopkins comes to Sky Atlantic on the 4th of October, and does not disappoint…

Up until its last half-hour when Yul Brynner’s fearsome robot gunslinger engages relentless pursuit mode, Michael Crichton’s 1973 film Westworld is a romp. Its premise—the android attractions in a high-tech theme park malfunction with deadly consequences—may be nightmarish, but the film is rollicking.There’s a lively bar brawl set to old-timey piano, a cartoonish prison-break, a comedy underdog who appoints himself sheriff… Any blood we see is poster paint red and the brothel scenes now feel as chaste as Sunday school.

HBO’s TV adaptation goes a different route. Devoid of high-jinks, it starts serious and stays that way. This is cerebral sci-fi that asks more complex questions than ‘what if the humanoid attractions in a high-tech theme park malfunctioned with deadly consequences?
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Battlestar Galactica Has Happened Before, Will Happen Again With 'Westworld' Writer

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Battlestar Galactica Has Happened Before, Will Happen Again With 'Westworld' Writer
Remember a few years ago when Universal was working on a Battlestar Galactica feature film? Turns out it's still happening and it has some exciting new names attached. We first have to go all the way back to 2009 when work on this film project first started. The 2003/4 Syfy reboot of the 70s series was just wrapping up and Universal got together with Glen A. Larson to start work in a big-screen version. The project was meant to be a reimagining of the story which did not continue with the continuity of the original television series or the reboot but would include the characters we know like Adama, Starbuck, and Baltar. Bryan Singer was attached to direct at one point and in 2011 John Orloff was close to writing, telling Deadline “I have wanted to write this movie since I was 12 years old, and built a Galactica model from scratch out of balsa wood, cardboard, old model parts and LEDs. I love BSG, and I would pass on the job rather than frak it up.” Things were quiet for a bit and then in 2014 Universal hired Transcendence writer Jack Paglen (who's also worked on Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant) for screenwriting duties. Earlier this year they picked up Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of Bluegrass Films to produce but now we get to the really exciting news. Deadline reports on a new writer and a possible new director: The long-awaited big-screen transfer of the Glen Larson 1978 TV series is moving forward at Universal. Lisa Joy, who scripted and is exec producer on HBO’s series Westworld, is writing the script. Francis Lawrence is circling the movie to direct...Numerous directors have taken cracks at the feature film version over the years. It gives Universal a strong chance to create another tentpole franchise. This is excellent news from where I'm standing. Joy's credits also include Pushing Daisies and Burn Notice. She was also writing a film for Sony Pictures in 2014 which would have focused on female characters from Spider-Man lore, though there hasn't been any updates on that for a while. Lawrence of course ushered the last three installments of The Hunger Games franchise to screen and I'd be interested to see what his BSG would look like. Here's a tip for you though - keep Katee Sackhoff as Starbuck.
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‘Gods of Egypt’ Strikes Down ‘Deadpool’ Reign Atop Disc Sales Charts

‘Gods of Egypt’ Strikes Down ‘Deadpool’ Reign Atop Disc Sales Charts
Four new releases debuted among the top 10 sellers on the national home video sales charts the week ended June 5.

One of them, Lionsgate’s “Gods of Egypt,” bumped Twentieth Century Fox’s “Deadpool” out of the top spot on both Npd VideoScan’s combined Blu-ray Disc and DVD sales chart and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The superhero movie landed at No. 2 on both charts, after three weeks at No. 1.

Gods of Egypt,” an action movie about feuding Egyptian deities, grossed just $31.1 million in U.S. theaters, against a budget estimated at $140 million. The film was criticized for its white cast but it went on to gross more than $142 million worldwide.

The three other new releases that made it into the top 10 are Sony Pictures’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which debuted at No. 3 on both sales charts; Universal Pictures’ “Triple 9,” which bowed at No. 6, also on both charts; and “Race,
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‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Mad Max’ Top Golden Trailer Award Nominations

‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Mad Max’ Top Golden Trailer Award Nominations
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” “Deadpool” and “Mad Max: Fury Road,” along with Universal Pictures, led nominations for the 17th annual Golden Trailer Awards, announced Friday by Evelyn Watters, executive director of the GTA.

The awards ceremony celebrates the year’s most outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television marketing. The Golden Trailer Awards has emerged as one of the biggest events acknowledging the work of film marketers and companies that create trailers, commercials and posters worldwide.

“Everyone loves trailers,” said Watters. “They are the most important and impactful part of a film campaign, and they now live well beyond the movie theaters and have become the most consistently popular content online.”

Universal (including Focus Features) racked up 46 nominations for “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “The Secret Life of Pets” and others. Fox (including Fox Searchlight) was runner-up with 44 nominations for projects such as “Deadpool,” “The Martian” and “The Revenant.
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‘War Room,’ ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Take Top Prizes at Movieguide Awards

‘War Room,’ ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Take Top Prizes at Movieguide Awards
War Room” and “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” were named the most inspiring movie and TV program, respectively, of 2015 at the 24th annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards.

Each won an Epiphany Prize, which includes a $100,000 honorarium, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The awards are sponsored by the Christian Film & Television Commission and recognize uplifting and inspiring movie-television work.

Other winners include Kairos Prizes for spiritually uplifting screenplays by first-time and beginning screenwriters, with the grand prize (worth $25,000) going to Wayne Sable and Christopher Lovick for “Heaven’s Messenger.” First runner-up (worth $15,000) was Harry Keinman for “Wind and a Prayer”; second runner-up (worth $10,000) was Birgit Myaard for “The Hands of a Woman.”

The Chronos Prize for inspiring screenplay by established artists went to Katherine Craddock for “American Exodus.”

Fox’s “Joy” took home the Bradley Foundation faith and freedom award for movies. Also on the film side,
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‘War Room,’ ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Take Top Prizes at Movieguide Awards

‘War Room,’ ‘Coat of Many Colors’ Take Top Prizes at Movieguide Awards
War Room” and “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” were named the most inspiring movie and TV program, respectively, of 2015 at the 24th annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards.

Each won an Epiphany Prize, which includes a $100,000 honorarium, supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. The awards are sponsored by the Christian Film & Television Commission and recognize uplifting and inspiring movie-television work.

Other winners include Kairos Prizes for spiritually uplifting screenplays by first-time and beginning screenwriters, with the grand prize (worth $25,000) going to Wayne Sable and Christopher Lovick for “Heaven’s Messenger.” First runner-up (worth $15,000) was Harry Keinman for “Wind and a Prayer”; second runner-up (worth $10,000) was Birgit Myaard for “The Hands of a Woman.”

The Chronos Prize for inspiring screenplay by established artists went to Katherine Craddock for “American Exodus.”

Fox’s “Joy” took home the Bradley Foundation faith and freedom award for movies. Also on the film side,
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Costume Designers Guild nominees: 'Cinderella,' 'Carol,' 'Mad Max,' 'Star Wars' ...

Costume Designers Guild nominees: 'Cinderella,' 'Carol,' 'Mad Max,' 'Star Wars' ...
All five frontrunners for Best Costume Design at the Oscars reaped bids for the Costume Design Guild kudos. Two of our predicted Oscar nominees -- frontrunner "Cinderella" and fifth place "Mad Max: Fury Road" -- vie for the fantasy film award as do "Ex Machina," "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Our second, third and fourth place Oscar contenders -- "Carol," "The Danish Girl" and "Brooklyn," respectively -- contend in the period race as do "Crimson Peak" and "Trumbo." -Break- Subscribe to Gold Derby Breaking News Alerts & Experts’ Latest Oscar Predictions The contemporary costume nominees are "Beasts of No Nation," "Joy," "Kingsman: The Secret Service," "The Martian" and "Youth." Last year "The Grand Budapest Hotel&..."
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Box Office Report: What Will Stop 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'?

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens - $88.3 million ($740.2 million total) 2. Daddy's Home - $29.0 million ($93.6 million total) 3. The Hateful Eight - $16.2 million ($29.5 million total) 4. Sisters - $12.5 million ($61.7 million total) 5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip - $11.8 million ($67.3 million total) 6. Joy - $10.4 million ($38.7 million total) 7. The Big Short - $9.0 million ($32.9 million total) 8. Concussion - $8.0 million ($25.3 million total) 9. Point Break - $10.2 million ($22.4 million total) 10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - $4.6 million ($274.2 million total)   The Big Stories Down Goes Avatar! That should be the headline come Tuesday as Star...

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Box Office Weekend: The Force Awakens to Boast Highest Domestic Gross of All Time

Happy New Year! And it looks to be a very happy new year for the box office as well. Star Wars: The Force Awakens remained in first place, to likely the surprise of no one, though its success is far and away going to put Avatar to shame…in its third week, it earned an estimated $88.3 million, and is only about $20 million shy of being the highest earning domestic grosser in history…and with many weeks of revenue to come, it may be a record held for a very long time.

Things are also looking much better for Daddy’s Home…with an estimated $29 million, the critically flamed Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell comedy has picked up $93.6 million in gross revenue, and probably cost nowhere near the $200 million of The Force Awakens. In third, The Hateful Eight made a strong climb from its tenth-place finish last week (after real totals
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