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Lionsgate Nabs ‘The Monster’ Film Pitch From ‘Chaos Walking’ Scribe Patrick Ness; Temple Hill Producing

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Exclusive: Lionsgate has picked up an original feature pitch titled The Monster, from Patrick Ness, who co-wrote the studio’s forthcoming sci-fi film, Chaos Walking, directed by Doug Liman and starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley. Temple Hill is attached to produce the pic, which is being described as a sparky contemporary horror film with a new take on the Frankenstein mythology.

Ness will serve as an executive producer. Temple Hill producers are Marty Bowen, Isaac Klausner, and John Fischer, while Jim Miller and Aaron Edmonds are the execs who will oversee production on behalf of the studio.

Ness, the screenwriter behind the Focus Features film, A Monster Calls, with Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones, wrote the script for the upcoming Peter Dinklage-starring Rumpelstiltskin pic, which is set up at Sony.

He’s also authored eleven books for adults and teenagers, including Chaos Walking trilogy and A Monster Calls,
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Bebe Rexha's Advice to Her Younger Self Might Be the Dose of Inspiration You Need Right Now

Bebe Rexha isn't afraid to tell it like it is. Whether she's calling out a music executive for saying she's "too old to be sexy" or slamming designers who refused to dress her for the Grammys because of her size, the 29-year-old singer continues to motivate others to never give up on their dreams. And it's that hustle-and-grind attitude that makes her current role as a mentor to up-and-coming female music artists - in partnership with Bumble's Empowered by Bumble Bizz program - an apt fit.

Speaking to Popsugar about the team-up, Bebe said she's excited to have the chance to assist other women in the industry. "It's fun to work with new creatives because I remember all the people who have given me chances," she said over the phone on July 31. "Those people inspire you and give you the push to believe in yourself, which is the most important thing.
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The Greatest Monsters on TV – IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.

This week’s question: What is your favorite monster/creature of all time on TV?

April Neale (@aprilmac), Monsters & Critics

A tie for me, between “The Terror” (Season 1 on AMC) the Tuunbaq, which was a larger, toothier, freakishly lankier version of a polar bear crossed with a space alien sporting enormous claws and teeth. We met this monster in last summer’s breakout series, this lightning-fast terror within “The Terror” that was stalking, hunting and brutally killing the crew of the Hms Erebus and Hms Terror. It was a classic “and then there were none” scenario. The spiritual beast sported sci-fi elements and human-like hands and parts of its face adding to the creepy effect. Infamy, the next installment of “The Terror” for AMC this summer, cannot get here soon enough..

The
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The Dark and the Wicked Is Coming Next from The Strangers Director Bryan Bertino

The Strangers writer-director Bryan Bertino's new nightmare The Dark & the Wicked has just snagged it's cast in the form of Marin Ireland (The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Michael Abbott Jr. (The Death of Dick Long), and Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead). Bertino's new film follows the tale of terror centering on two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father's death, and what initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different.

While this has not been confirmed, I can only imagine that Ireland and Abbott Jr. will be playing the siblings mentioned above while Berkeley will be portraying the family patriarch at the end of his life. But again, this has not been confirmed at this time.

One of the main reasons I'm excited about today's news is the inclusion of actor Xander Berkeley.
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The Magicians Season 4 Episode 13 Review: The Seam

The Monster and his sister have been dealt with! On The Magicians Season 4 Episode 13 several threads from this season pull together nicely to create a satisfying, if a little rushed, conclusion. 

First, let's talk about Julia. The showdown that begins at the end of The Magicians Season 4 Episode 12 is over and done with quickly, but introduces a new set of problems. Mainly, what path Julia wants to choose. 

I talked a bit in my review of the last episode about how Julia hasn't had a choice, and this is yet another instance where choice is taken away from her.

She's unconscious, and Penny receives the power to decide as to whether she's going to be a full-goddess or if she's going to be a human forever.

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We never really got an answer as to what Julia would want before she got nabbed by
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Amber Heard Details Alleged Abuse by 'Monster' Johnny Depp as He Calls Her Claims a 'Hoax'

Amber Heard Details Alleged Abuse by 'Monster' Johnny Depp as He Calls Her Claims a 'Hoax'
Amber Heard is detailing the alleged abuse she experienced while married to ex Johnny Depp in a new court filing.

In response to Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit against her, the actress, 32, claims the actor became “the Monster” when he was allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to court documents obtained by People.

Depp’s attorney issued a statement to People denying Heard’s new claims in the court filing.

“A hoax confronted with the reality of evidence requires new lies to sustain itself,” Depp’s attorney said in the statement. “Yesterday’s filing, made by a
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The Magicians Season 4 Episode 10 Review: All That Hard, Glossy Armor

I would like to submit The Magicians Season 4 Episode 10 as evidence that pop anthems from the 80s cure a multitude of ills. 

"All That Hard, Glossy Armor," is a musical episode that plays nicely after The Magicians Season 3 Episode 9, "All That Josh."

The musical episode was an amazing exercise in how music can enhance a story, but while it showed off a lot of the core cast's performances, it didn't give Hale Appleman a chance to show off his voice much.

His parts of the "Under Pressure" duet left the audience wanting more, and that's what "All that Hard Glossy Armor" delivers.

Sure, this is a figment Eliot but the second Margo sees him on the sand dune singing "Don't Get Me Wrong" it infuses some excitement that we didn't realize we were missing this season. 

The use of 80s anthems is also a strong choice for this plot.

With
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The Magicians Season 4 Episode 9 Review: The Serpent

Okay, let's unpack all that just happened. By and large, The Magicians Season 4 Episode 9 is a growing episode for a lot of our characters. We see Zelda reflecting on her role with The Order, we see Alice contemplate the role magic has played in her life, and we see Margo let go of her role as High King of Fillory. 

But then we have a twist that most viewers probably saw coming a mile away. The Hedgewitch terrorism group called "The Serpent" is trying to eliminate hedgewitches with the use of a blood worm.

Related: 23 Fantastical Characters and the Shows that Need Them

The thing about this plot is that it reeks of contradictions and doesn't align with the hedgewitch agenda. They explain that The Library has turned down the ambient magic, but if that's the case, wouldn't the hedges want to find ways to access more magic?

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The Magicians Season 4 Episode 8 Review: Home Improvement

There's a lot of motherhood talk and misdirects on The Magicians Season 4 Episode 8.

From finding a charlatan in Fillory to Poppy pregnant in The Physical Kids cottage, the Brakebill students have their world turned upside down. 

Let's start with Fen's quest for the green hooded woman from her dreams. Margo joined her and throughout the episode learns a few things about herself.  

Fen's development has mostly been tied to Eliot. The most we've seen her act outside of their marriage and her place in Fillory was in The Magicians Season 3 with her daughter Fray when she mourned her loss by going away to Earth.

She bonded with Julia there, and it gave her some dimension.

"Home Improvement" continues that trajectory, teaching Fen that she needs to put herself first. 

Related: The Magicians Review: The Side Effect

Fen's storyline can teach viewers a lot about themselves and who they value too.
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‘The Masked Singer’ finale spoilers: The Bee, Monster and Peacock are …

‘The Masked Singer’ finale spoilers: The Bee, Monster and Peacock are …
Are you as excited as we are to find out who wins “The Masked Singer” on February 27? Part of the fun of watching this show has been figuring out which famous faces are hiding behind those elaborate masks. We are 100% certain we know the real identities of the three celebrities still in the competition. Keep reading if you want to know who the Bee, Monster and Peacock really are. Spoilers ahead.

The Bee is Gladys Knight. Our suspicions were confirmed when this singing legend belted out the the national anthem at the Super Bowl. The Bee sounded just like Gladys when she sang “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin on the semi-final on Feb. 20.

Each of the Bee’s performances to date has showcased her outstanding voice. She nailed her covers of the vocally demanding “What’s Love Got to Do with It” by Tina Turner,
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The Magicians: Is the Syfy TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

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Does the magic endure? Is The Magicians TV show cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Syfy? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Magicians, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   

What's This TV Show About?

A supernatural Syfy drama, The Magicians stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran, and Trevor Einhorn. The series follows Quentin Coldwater (Ralph) and his friends as they hone their magical abilities and fight off evil threats. Last year ended with The Monster finding a mind-wiped Quentin. In season four, it will also seek out the others, and something else, as
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The Magicians Season 4 Episode 5 Review: Escape From The Happy Place

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Eliot is dead! Or so The Monster wants us to believe on The Magicians Season 4 Episode 5. However, all hope is not lost, since Eliot is actually in The Happy Place. The Happy Place is somewhere that The Monster cannot come, and it's filled with all of his past remembrances. 

For the most part, Eliot seems unaware of what's going on, which wasn't what I was expected compared to the end of The Magicians Season 4 Episode 4. It's sort of forgiving that Eliot isn't aware of everything that's going on, but it's offset by the fact that Eliot has to go through all of his dark memories and find the one with a door. 

The sequence where Eliot goes through all of his memories with remembrances of particular instances of  Fen, Margo, and Quentin actually plays a little bit like a clip show. It's not a bad use for the format. 

The
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‘The Masked Singer’ spoiler: The Monster is …

‘The Masked Singer’ spoiler: The Monster is …
The Monster scared up enough votes in his first four appearance on “The Masked Singer” to make the semi-final on February 20. We love his fighting spirit and are fairly certain we know who is the famous face hidden behind that furry mask. His performance on Wednesday’s show reinforced our theory. Spoilers ahead.

The Monster is the rapper T-Pain. While he had relied heavily on AutoTune when he ruled the charts a decade ago, T-Pain has showcased his natural singing ability lately. The Monster certainly sounded like a trained singer to our ears when he wailed away on the classic “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in the quarter-final.

The Monster had first dazzled the crowd with his cover of the Queen classic “Don’t Stop Me Now.” That was followed in successive weeks by “I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin DeGraw, which was
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The Magicians: Season Four Ratings

Last year, The Magicians TV show was still working its Nielsen ratings magic for Syfy. The show ranked number one in the demo and slipped to number two, just behind the freshman outing of Krypton. Now that it is back for a fourth season, will the spell still hold? Will The Magicians be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

Based on Lev Grossman's best-selling books, The Magicians stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran, and Trevor Einhorn. The supernatural Syfy drama follows Quentin Coldwater (Ralph) and his friends as they hone their magical abilities and fight off evil threats. Last year ended with The Monster finding a mind-wiped Quentin. In season four, it will also seek out the others, and something else, as well.
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The Magicians Season 4 Episode 4 Review: Marry .... Kill

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Two words come to mind at the end of The Magicians Season 4 Episode 4: love and death. It is an episode that rests on quiet and intimate moments, focusing on specific relationships instead of an overarching adventure; and it works. 

The main storyline on The Magicians Season 4 Episode 4 though is Josh experiencing The Quickening. We've known that The Quickening was coming and connected to his sexually transmitted lycanthropy, but not when or what it is. It turns out that Josh either has to sleep with someone else who is L-negative or kill them. 

Understandably, Josh isn't sold on the fact that he is either going to have to become a rapist or a murderer to satisfy the urge.

Writing about Josh's sexually-transmitted lycanthropy soon turns into a story about sexual consent and responsibility. Josh is extremely careful about his L-Positive status, knowing that it isn't curable. 

Trevor Einhorn's performance on this episode is brilliant,
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‘The Masked Singer’ spoiler: The Monster is …

‘The Masked Singer’ spoiler: The Monster is …
We’d already seen the Monster perform three times on “The Masked Singer” before his appearance in the quarter-final on February 13. Between his singing and the clues he gave, we had a pretty strong hunch as to the name of the celebrity hiding inside that elaborate costume. His performance on Wednesday confirmed our suspicions. Spoilers ahead.

The Monster is the rapper T-Pain. From 2006 to 2011, he enjoyed a string of chart toppers. Then the tide turned against him because of his use of Auto Tune. T-Pain is the middle of a comeback and this show is a great showcase that allows him to show off his singing voice.

The Monster has already triumphed with a trio of tunes including his most recent, Lenny Kravitz‘s version of “American Woman.” Prior to that he had the crowd standing for his covers of the Queen classic “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “I
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‘The Masked Singer’ clues for February 13 episode: Spoilers about the Alien, Bee, Lion, Monster, Peacock and Rabbit [Video]

‘The Masked Singer’ clues for February 13 episode: Spoilers about the Alien, Bee, Lion, Monster, Peacock and Rabbit [Video]
The Masked Singer” brings back the six remaining celebrities for the quarter-final on February 13. The title of episode 7, “All Together Now,” says it all as the famous faces hidden behind the masks of the Alien, Bee, Lion, Monster, Peacock and Rabbit perform against each other for the first time. In advance of this, the show has released a teaser video with clues as to the real identities of each of these costumed crooners. Take a look at the video above, and then if you dare, read our spoilers as to the true identities of these six contestants. Spoilers ahead.

The Alien is reality show star La Toya Jackson. On her most recent appearance on episode 5, when she sang the Pharrell Williams hit “Happy,” she flashed a police badge. As she explained to the judges, “This badge is not a prop. I swore to protect and serve.” La Toya starred in
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Masked Singer Week 6: Biggest Clues About the Remaining Celebrities

Masked Singer Week 6: Biggest Clues About the Remaining Celebrities
And then there were six. Following this week’s Rav-ealing episode of of The Masked Singer, we’re now down to a half-dozen costumed celebrities to figure out (not that we haven’t already).

In fact, if you were at all surprised to learn that talk show legend Ricki Lake was posing as the Raven, you clearly haven’t perused our gallery of clues and predictions. With the help of our readers, we also predicted Tori Spelling as the Unicorn, Margaret Cho as the Poodle and Terry Bradshaw as the Deer — and we’re pretty positive about our picks for the Alien,
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‘The Masked Singer’ spoiler: The Monster is …

‘The Masked Singer’ spoiler: The Monster is …
Before the Monster returned for episode 6 of “The Masked Singer” on February 6, we’d seen him sing twice and give two set of clues as to his real identity. We were pretty sure we knew the name of the celebrity hidden beneath that elaborate mask and costume. His third performance of the rock classic “American Woman” on Wednesday confirmed our suspicions.

Forget that idle speculation by Robin Thicke that he is a sports star like New York Yankees great Derek Jeter. He sounds so clearly to be a professional singer. Remember how he rocked out on episode 3 to “I Don’t Want To Be” by Gavin DeGraw, and capped off his performance with that electrifying falsetto note. Spoilers ahead.

The Monster is the rapper T-Pain. This one-time chart-topper took a long break from the business after being criticized for his overuse of Auto Tune. But he is looking to stage a comeback and this show,
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‘The Masked Singer’ clues for February 6: Spoilers about the Bee, Monster, Peacock and Raven [Video]

‘The Masked Singer’ clues for February 6: Spoilers about the Bee, Monster, Peacock and Raven [Video]
The Masked Singer” brings back the Bee, Monster, Peacock and Raven for episode 6 on Wednesday, February 6. In advance of their return, the show has released a teaser video with clues as to the real identities of each of these costumed crooners. Take a look at the video above, and then if you dare, read our spoilers as to the true identities of these four contestants.

The Bee is the Grammy-winning singer Gladys Knight. This singing legend is coming off her stellar rendition of the national anthem at the Super Bowl. In the clues video, we see kitchenware. Gladys is almost as famed for her cooking as she is for her singing. This week, the Bee generates lots of buzz with her cover of the Miley Cyrus hit “Wrecking Ball.”

The Monster is the rapper T-Pain. This one-time chart-topper took a long break from the business after being criticized for his overuse of Auto Tune.
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