Demi Lovato is the latest celeb to praise Amy Shumer’s Pirelli calendar photo.
The 34-year-old Trainwreck star made headlines after posting the image of herself wearing only lacy underwear and high heels to social media, and writing, “Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman.”
Lovato, 23, who recently released her album, Confident, took to Instagram to share the image with a message to the star, whom she says, “took a giant s**t” on how our society views women and their bodies.
“This is the perfect example of a #CONFIDENT woman taking a giant s**t on society’s twisted views of what perfection is,” the pop star captioned the pic of Shumer sitting on a wooden stool, drinking coffee. “I wrote Confident with women like her (men too) and examples like this in mind. The attitude captured in this photo is brave, sexy and inspiring but most importantly REAL!!!! F**k yeah @amyschumer.. Women all over the world thank you for this. Especially me.”
The “Cool For The Summer” singer wasn’t the only one impressed by the comedian’s confidence. Annie Leibovitz, the famed photographer who shot the calendar, sang her praises as well.
Jennifer Garner co-stars alongside Cranston in the movie, based on a novel of the same name, about a man who leaves his wife for an extended period of time. Here the two are on set, with Cranston looking decidedly more cleaned up.
According to Variety, Cranston agreed to do the drama for “scale.” In other words, the minimum allowable pay under the SAG-AFTRA master contract. (Still far from peanuts, however, at over $3,000 a week.)
Meanwhile, in September, Cranston talked to ET Canada about being ready to leave Walter White behind.
'Once Upon a Time': Colin O'Donoghue on 'Sociopath' Hook, Meeting Killian's Father & 'Kindred' Love With Emma!
Hell hath no fury like a Dark One scorned!
Once Upon a Time’s mid-season finale is sailing our way this Sunday, and – thanks to our double dose of Dark Ones and a mission to the underworld – it’s guaranteed to be one hell of an episode.
To get you even more pumped for all the action, we called up everyone’s favorite “piercing-eyed, smoldering pirate,” Colin O'Donoghue, to bring you exclusive details on Hook’s transition back into a perfect-haired villain, exploring the relationship between Killian and his father, and why Emma has eclipsed Milah as the love of his life!
We haven’t talked since Comic-Con, where I realize now that Jennifer Morrison gave the biggest spoiler ever when she joked that Emma was going to “suck [Hook] into the darkness” with her. How long have you known that you were going to become a Dark One? Colin O'Donoghue: I guess it happened! [Laughs] To be honest with you, we didn’t really know at Comic-Con. It was up in the air as to what way it could go, and with a show like this, there’s so many different things that can happen with each of the characters because we’ve got 22 episodes to do. But, I think the [executive producers, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz,] like to keep big secrets like that for just before we’re going to shoot the episode and then you kind of go, ‘What?! Are you serious?’ It was sort of a logical step for Hook in a sense. Not that he wanted this, but this is a character who already had been predisposed to the darkness and now to be able to go and delve into that is good. Also, Hook is character who kind of divides the fans in a lot of ways. I mean, some people really like him, and some people really hate him because of that very reason, and I think it was fun for me to be able to explore that side of him again.
Your portrayal as a Dark One has been so fun to watch, and fans are particularly loving your new hair. Talk to me about the process of changing your look and your demeanor to play a Dark One. CO: Oh, thank you very much! Thank you. [Laughs] The process of changing my hair was pretty simple, it was just parted on the other side, I guess. As for the approach – look, when I came onto this show, I was essentially a villain, and that was sort of what I spent a lot of time in season two exploring. He was a little bit more charming, and probably more of a bad boy, but definitely now, as a Dark One, he’s more of a sociopath, more malevolent, and enjoying the fact that he is like that. I think deep down inside, there is a tiny, tiny little part of him that hasn’t quite fully turned dark and that could still love, but he’s also just incredibly, incredibly pissed off with Emma for having done the one thing that he asked her not to do. He knows that he never had the willpower to be able to fight [the darkness], and he just sort of fully gives into it. Well, he had no choice; the darkness doesn’t give you much of a choice. He never really had the opportunity to say, 'Nah, no thanks. I’ll stay as the old Hook. Once he’d been changed, he’d been changed.
You mentioned how incredibly frustrated Hook is with Emma, but she really only had two choices: Hook becomes a Dark One or Hook dies. Would Hook really have rather died than become a Dark One? CO: Honestly, yes. I think he would have. When he was basically on his death bed he said to her, 'Let me go,’ and he meant it. I think because the Dark One is the one thing he’s always hated most in his life, I think that he would have definitely preferred to die. I’m glad that he didn’t because that means that I still get to be on this show, [Laughs] but I think for Hook as character, I think he really would have preferred death.
What is Dark Hook’s goal as we move into this Sunday’s mid-season finale? CO: Well, we’ve sort of teased in the teasers for the next episode that Hook, like all Dark Ones, wants to bring the Dark Ones back and use people to open the portal back to hell, and that’s what the darkness does. In doing so, that essentially would allow him to get his revenge on Rumpelstiltskin because he would be one of the people who would be sent to hell, or to the underworld. That’s his overriding goal. Hook understands that the darkness is using him, but as long as he gets what he wants, then he’s happy to do that.
Do you feel like becoming a Dark One and wanting to seek revenge on Rumple has, in turn, reignited the flame that he once carried for Milah? CO: Oh, no. Milah is sort of this whole different thing. She’s a love that he had and he truly loved her, but he now has a whole different new love that is such a huge part of who he is – and maybe even more so because they’re so kindred. That’s not to say that he’s not incredibly annoyed with Emma, but I think deep down, as we’ve seen with Rumpelstiltskin and even with Emma, you can still love somebody. It’s just how you treat that person is the problem when you’re the Dark One.
So you’re saying that no matter how annoyed Hook is with Emma right now, there’s still hope for Hook and Emma to have their future together? CO: Well, I’m not sure that I’m saying that. I’m just saying that they have the propensity to love. Maybe there is and maybe there isn’t, but they are both Dark Ones, so maybe they still could love each other. Who knows? You’ll have to watch and see. [Laughs]
Earlier this season, I chatted with Adam and Eddy and they revealed that we’ll be delving deeper into Hook’s past in the second half of this season. What was your reaction when you found out that was going to be happening and what can fans expect? CO: I was delighted to get to explore more of who Hook is and where he came from because that’s something that we haven’t really done before. I know that we saw a little bit with Liam, but it was nice because we’re going to meet Hook’s father. That was a very important thing for me to get to explore because he, obviously, was such an important part of forming who Killian Jones came to be as a person. It’s interesting, but I can’t really tease too much about it because it’s quite spoilery, but the fans should expect to see some very interesting stuff between Hook and his father.
Lastly, Colin, what is the one thing that you want Once upon a Time fans to know before they tune into this Sunday’s mid-season finale? CO: They should be prepared for a heartbreaking, heart-wrenching, huge, epic mid-season finale.
Once Upon a Time’s mid-season finale airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Do you think Dark Hook and Dark Emma have a chance at a happily ever after? Who else is dying to meet Hook’s father? Share your thoughts with @Leanne Aguilera on Twitter!
Welcome to the decline of humanity. Uhh, we mean 2015.
While 2014 saw parents name their kids after characters from Frozen, Game of Thrones, and The Hunger Games – good luck explaining why you’re named Katniss when you’re 40, little one! – this year, popular names were inspired by…Instagram, according to BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting digital resource.
Prepare yourself now, because someday you might meet:
Lux: Which is technically not a filter, but a tool that allows you to adjust the brightness and contrast of your Gram. Name popularity up 75 percent since 2014.
Ludwig: A great filter choice for #foodstagrams, because it makes the colors pop in all the right places. Up 42 percent.
Juno: Lots of saturation, but not in that tacky Lo-Fi way. Up 30 percent.
Valencia: A safe choice that never makes anyone look bad. Up 26 percent.
Amaro: The filter that makes your pictures kind of purple around the edges but light in the middle. Up 26 percent.
Willow: The worst of the black and white filter options. Up 13 percent.
Reyes: The filter that just washes your pictures in beige. Up 10 percent.
Hudson: That one that makes your pictures look kind of blue – but it’s not really a blue color tint, it just looks sad and lonely and cold. Up 4 percent.
Kelvin: You know Kelvin. Up 3 percent.
“Photo-sharing is a daily and emotional part of Millennials’ lives, and those two ingredients can trigger love for a name,” Editor in Chief Linda Murray explained. But people are naming their child after KELVIN, of all filters?!
Other popular baby names this year were inspired by royals. No, not Prince William and Kate Middleton, or even Prince George or Princess Charlotte. Just royalty in general: Like, Royalty (up 90 percent), Duchess (up 75 percent), and Princess (up 22 percent). And Empire, the TV show, may have upped the popularity of Dre, Hakeem, and Lucious – what? No babies named Cookie?!
BabyCenter also compiled the Top 100 Baby Names of 2015. “Sophia” topped the girls list for the sixth year, and “Jackson” once again is the most used boys name. Here are the top five:
Girls: 1. Sophia 2. Emma 3. Olivia 4. Ava 5. Mia
Boys: 1. Jackson 2. Aiden 3. Liam 4. Lucas 5. Noah
In other baby news, Kate Middleton shared new pictures of Princess Charlotte:
“We will never forget this place,” she captioned a photo posted to Instagram on Monday.
Vergara and Manganiello tied the knot on Nov. 22 at The Breakers Palm Beach resort in Florida, surrounded by nearly 400 of their close family and friends, including Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, and several of Vergara’s Modern Family co-stars.
If you’re jealous of the star’s lavish honeymoon, just wait until you see her wedding ring in the video below.
The 18-year-old reality star covers the magazine’s December/January issue clad in a skin-tight black bodysuit, but it’s not the lack of clothing or the bondage theme that has some offended, it’s the fact that she’s posing in a wheelchair.
Interview responded to the controversy on Tuesday, and stands by the photoshoot.
“At Interview, we are proud of our tradition of working with great artists and empowering them to realize their distinct and often bold visions,” the magazine said in a statement to ET. “The Kylie Jenner cover by Steven Klein, which references the British artist Allen Jones, is a part of this tradition, placing Kylie in a variety of positions of power and control and exploring her image as an object of vast media scrutiny. Throughout the Art Issue, we celebrate a variety of women who are both the creators and subjects of their artistic work, and the Kylie feature aims to unpack Kylie’s status as both engineer of her image and object of attention. Our intention was to create a powerful set of pictures that get people thinking about image and creative expression, including the set with the wheelchair. But our intention was certainly not to offend anyone.”
ET spoke to Amy Richardson from Hartlepool, England, whose own tweets about Kylie’s use of a wheelchair as a prop have been striking a chord with other Twitter users.
Oh I see! When I’m in my wheelchair noone can look me in the eye but when Kylie Jenner sits in a wheelchair it’s FASHION. silly me.
Richardson, who doesn’t need a wheelchair 24 hours a day, said that in her own experience, she’s had to cancel photoshoots with photographers whenever she’s had to use her chair. She said her first thought when she saw Kylie’s controversial cover was, “Not again.”
“It’s common for fashion magazines and models to use wheelchairs or other mobility aids to look 'edgy,” she commented. “I would much rather that disabled models were used if a photographer really wanted to do a certain concept using wheelchairs, etc. But most of the time the models used are able-bodied.”
“I guess what I and many other disabled people really want is just to be given the same opportunities as everyone else,” she added. “If disabled people weren’t excluded from the fashion world then there would be no problem with able-bodied people using wheelchairs in fashion. It would all be equal. But right now we’re almost invisible and so what I hope for is more visibility. More opportunity and more acceptance of the disabled body.”
Richardson said she doesn’t want an apology from Kylie, but rather, an “explanation.”
“Mostly, I’d like an explanation of how not one person at the magazine, nor Kylie herself, or her manager/mother thought, 'Maybe this could hurt people,’” she mused. “An apology would be lovely but it’s not completely necessary. I just want them to know that what they did was harmful because I know it might not have crossed their mind.”
“I’ve been bullied my whole life, whether it was about my peers or comments on Instagram or Twitter, whatever,” she shared. “And I never talked about my story really. I feel like I’ve kind of accepted it because I realized that just comes with the territory. So I kind of was online and just finding other girls and boys my age who have been bullied and have kind of overcome it, and just done something amazing with it, who inspire me.”
One person recently featured on the campaign is an artist named Audrey, who uses a wheelchair.
Not surprisingly, some of Kylie’s followers took issue with the choice in light of the photoshoot. “This coming from a girl that did a photo shoot in a wheelchair,” one user wrote. “You are mocking the wheelchair community.”
“Yes it’s a horrendous attempt at PR trying to make amends for a seriously bad judgment call,” another user commented. “She is young but her mother and other people around her should have known better if she didn’t. The whole thing is just shocking! And this just makes it worse.”
Meg Ryan Dismisses Speculation About Her Changing Face: 'I Love My Age'
Meg Ryan is totally over all the hubbub on her evolving looks.
The 54-year-old actress opens up to Porter magazine on aging, and says there are “more important conversations” than how a woman looks as she ages.
“I love my age,” Ryan stresses. “I love my life right now. I love what I know about. I love the person I’ve become, the one I’ve evolved into. In my life I’ve been scrappy as hell, but I feel easy with things now. I think that comes with age.”
“We get stuck in these conversations about looks and hair color and our roots,” she adds. “It’s interesting and funny for five minutes, but it’s not that interesting.”
And she doesn’t let the haters get her down.
“I don’t pay a lot of attention frankly,” she says about what’s written about her. “There’s a lot of hatred in the world today, it’s so easy to judge. Imagine being a hater, how stupid! My women friends are not sitting around talking about… well, sometimes there are conversations like that, but the people I value talk about kids growing up, what kind of world they are going into, what we are eating, what we are breathing.”
The notoriously private Ryan also opens up about her ex, musician John Mellencamp, who she’s still on good terms with. Ryan chose Mellencamp to write music for her 2015 film Ithaca – which she both directed and starred in – even after the two reportedly split last August after three years together. After reconciling last October, the two broke it off for good a few months later, according to reports.
“He’s world class,” she gushes about 64-year-old Mellencamp, who’s now dating supermodel Christie Brinkley. “There’s not one speck of music that’s not his. He’s got some kind of magic touch.”
Ryan says she’s on a “break” when it comes to dating again.
“I’m with my life right now in a way that I adore, with my kids and my world,” she says.
However, she leaves the door open for her next “unexpected” choice.
“They [men] have all been [unexpected]… Don’t you think every one of them has been unexpected?” she asks about her famous exes, which include Dennis Quaid and Russell Crowe. “Ha! I tell you what, it will be unexpected whatever it is!”
To see the full interview with Ryan, pick up the latest issue of Porter, on sale Friday. For a digital edition, click here.
Sir Bob Geldof has said that he “half-expected” the death of his daughter Peaches. The 25-year-old was found dead at her Kent home on 7 April with her 11-month-old son Phaedra playing beside her. Drug paraphernalia was found at the property, which she shared with her two children and husband Thomas Cohen.
Speaking candidly about the deaths of three women in his life, namely his mother, his estranged wife Paula Yates and Peaches, the Boomtown Rats singer said he was helpless to prevent his daughter succumbing to drugs.
He told Ireland’s RTE Radio 1:“With Peaches it was different; I was half-expecting it. The way she was carrying on, there’s nothing you can do about it. I find that label ‘forever 25’ unbearable. You’re not supposed to see your children die,” he added.
Earlier he described being wracked by guilt at her passing, feeling that he had “failed as a father.” The 63-year-old star explained: “For anybody watching, who has a dead kid and you’re a parent, you go back, you go back, you go back, you go back, you go back, you go over, you go over, what could you have done.”
Describing the grief as “intolerable” he said that he continues to feel the loss of his daughter and her memory is ever-present. “She’s with me every second of every day. She’s the girl that bounds into my consciousness when I least expect it.” The singer said he plans to pen a song about the pain of losing his daughter.
Peaches’ death echoed that of her mother Yates, 41, who was found dead at her London home in September 2000 after a heroin overdose. “With Paula, the leaving me was worse than the dying. It made me realise that love isn’t enough,” he said.
An inquest ruled that Peaches had heroine in her system when she died suddenly at her family home in Wrotham, Kent in April 2014.
Joey Feek and her daughter are donning matching hairstyles these days.
Shortly after the singer’s musical partner and husband, Rory Feek, posted a blog update on his wife’s condition following her decision to continue hospice care at her family’s home, he posted an adorable picture of the performer and their child on Facebook.
The photo split features his smiling wife wearing knitted brunette braids and a purple crown with little jewels on top. The couple’s 21-month-old daughter, Indiana, is seen sporting a matching knitted hairpiece with blonde hair and a pink crown on top of her head, while riding a three-wheeler.
“…hand-maid pigtails and a second-hand tricycle,” Rory captioned the sweet picture.
Joey was first diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May 2014. Despite multiple treatments, tests and surgeries, her cancer returned. She was admitted into hospice care after ending treatment for colorectal cancer in late October. Since then, Joey has decided to return to the home she grew up in as she lives out her final days.
In a blog post titled, “Braver than me,” Rory gave heartbreaking details of his wife’s struggle, but also shared that she hasn’t given up hope.
“Though now, she can no longer get out of bed – she is so sharp and clear and her pain, for the most part, is so under control by the medicine that talking to her – you would think she’s her normal self. Thinner. Much thinner. And with a hip new hairdo. But she is beautiful. So so so beautiful,” he penned.
To see what inspiring thing Joey tells her family every day, watch the video below.
No sane person would. But Billy Eichner, the mad genius behind Billy on the Street, did, by forcing Oscar winner Julianne Moore to compete with randoms dressed as Spider-Man and Elsa from Frozen for tips in Times Square. Behold, “The Julianne Moore Acting Attack!”
Billy recently revealed to ET that he slide into Julianne’s DMs to get her on the show. “She followed me for some reason, we were chatting back and forth on Twitter, and I just DMed her,” he said. “She had literally just won the Oscar [for Still Alice] and I was like, 'There’s no way you’re going to do this, but we’re about to film Billy on the Street. Would love to have you on the show. I don’t even know if you know what it is, but here you go.’ And she wrote back an hour later and she was like, 'Yeah, where do we do it? I love it.’”
Now, he calls their time on the street, “A highlight of my life!”
Our 1st Oscar winner on Billy On the Street this Thurs - the remarkable @_juliannemoore!!! Cant believe she’s on. A highlight of my life!
On 20th November Netflix released their second Marvel Television Program, which in this particular instance is Jessica Jones, which is based on Brian Michael Bendis’ Alias comic series. I’ve never read it, personally, but I’ve heard some very good things. Obviously, here be spoilers.
Episode One - AKA Ladies Night
Two things stand out in the first episode: Jessica and Kilgrave.
Krysten Ritter is pretty damn awesome as Jessica Jones. Her performance is fantastic, and I really love the character; she’s bitter and sarcastic, and struggling with alcoholism and PTSD. It’s a subtle and nuanced depiction of such a character, which is realised extremely well. She’s a really compelling character, and I think it’s brilliant that these stories are beginning to be told; it’s great that this is a show with a female lead, and it’s even better that the lead is such an atypical one. Jessica Jones is, in short, an excellent lead character.
Kilgrave, who’s the villain of the piece, isn’t exactly in this episode as such, but his presence is very much felt; AKA Ladies Night does a brilliant job of setting up the Purple Man, making him genuinely terrifying. All of that “we don’t say his name” from Daredevil last year seems like child’s play, at this point - without even a second of screentime, we know exactly how brutal and sadistic Kilgrave is, and it’s terrifying. I get the impression he’ll be a really compelling, memorable villain.
Episode Two - AKA Crush Syndrome
This episode picks up where the last one left off, and develops the plotline further; Jessica starts to pursue Kilgrave, hoping to prove the innocence of Hope, the young girl who shot her parents under Kilgrave’s instructions.
We see Kilgrave for the first time this episode, albeit only partially; the full reveal is still being held back, which makes his appearances all the more tense. Kilgrave is genuinely quite frightening; he’s brutal and sadistic, and he just doesn’t care about people. Jessica Jones is doing a really great job of setting up this central villain as someone to really, really give a damn about. They’re making great use of the motif of purple light, too - any scene with even the slightest hint of purple in its palette is significantly more tense than it would be otherwise.
Luke Cage is also developed a little more in this episode, which was nice to see. Interesting that he already has his powers by this point; I wasn’t expected that, I must admit. Looking forward to the next episode, and seeing how they further the relationship between Luke and Jessica.
Episode Three - AKA It’s called Whiskey
We’ve got some more revelations about Jessica this episode, and particularly her past. It’s quite interesting, actually; I’m starting to get the impression that Jessica killed Luke’s wife, and that was why she was spying on Luke. If I’m right (and that seems to be what the show is suggesting, so if I’m wrong I’ve heavily misinterpreted something) then this should prove to be an interesting change to the dynamic between Jessica and Luke; obviously I know the pair of them end up as a long term couple, but I think this aspect with regards to his wife is a new development of the show itself? Regardless, it’s a nice concept.
Kilgrave’s story is furthered as well; his targeting of Patsy is frightening in its sadism, but also it’s pettiness - it’s a childlike act of retribution, carried out on a larger scale because of the scope of his powers. Scary stuff, especially considering how nice Patsy comes across; they’ve done a good job of endearing her to the audience as Jessica’s old friend. Once again, this was another great episode.
-orks, of course, because we’ve already seen this moment from the other perspective. What was earlier a clever in media res style opening is now viewed in an entirely different light; what was serious becomes farcical, contributing to the jovial, lighthearted tone that had been present throughout the whole episode. Naturally, though, it’s all set up for the final twist, the entry that punctures the episode itse-
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So, the sixth episode of The Flash, with a fairly ominous sounding title. Enter Zoom. Zoom, of course, is our big bad for this season. I admit, I’ve had my doubts about Zoom. It seemed to me to be a little reductive to simply have another speedster bad guy after the wonderful Harrison Wells; like, say, continually pitting Oliver Queen against a series of increasingly more accurate archers. I didn’t really feel like any speedster villain could match the emotional stakes of Barry vs the Reverse Flash, so I wasn’t sure if there was any point, really. Much better to just further the development of the Rogues, say, or introduce another new villain. (Aliens seemed like a cool idea, actually.)
Regardless, though, this episode was a good one. The character arcs of all involved are furthered along, but particularly those of Barry and Harrison Wells.
Barry’s dedication to stopping Zoom was well realised, and he was given an interesting motivation to do so as well; his fear that the other Wells, Eobard Thawne, was right about him when he said he’d never be happy. The suggestion is, I suppose, that Barry is depressed in some regards, and he’s leaning into his secret life as the Flash to try and cope with it. It’s a compelling idea they’ve put forward, there, albeit one I’m not expecting them to delve into particularly deeply. Still, as subtext, it’s a nice concept, and Grant Gustin did a great job of portraying it - as an actor, I don’t think I give him enough credit for the work he does in portraying Barry Allen, because he really is fantastic at it.
Wells’ storyline revealed more about his past on Earth-2, as well as some interesting information about his daughter - when her name was revealed, I was pretty surprised, lemme tell you. It’s a great motivation to give him, which makes this Wells both distinct from and similar to his predecessor in several ways; the old Wells, after all, did come to care about Barry as though he were his own child. I’m really looking forward to seeing more of Jesse… quickly.
The main plot of this particular episode is also actually genuinely very funny in many respects. After Dr Light from Earth-2 escapes (the one that we met in last week’s episode), Barry and the STAR Labs team end up recruiting Linda Park from ‘our’ Earth, who dated Barry last year, to pretend to be Dr Light in the hopes of fooling Zoom.
It is, as you can imagine, the sort of set up that’s ripe to develop humour with. And that’s exactly that the show does - they take the concept and they run with it (haha). You get lots of great jokes; Cisco’s cardboard cut-outs of each character are a particular delight, and it feeds into a great comic sequence where Linda is learning how to use her powers. It’s an effective bit of levity, and it’s something they do a really good job of maintaining all the way throughout the episode. It carries forward to a similarly effective reframing of the opening of the episode; the circumstances of the first fight between Dr Light and the Flash are now explained, and it’s revealed to have been Linda all along.
It works, of course, because we’ve already seen this moment from the other perspective. What was earlier a clever in media res style opening is now viewed in an entirely different light; what was serious becomes farcical, contributing to the jovial, lighthearted tone that had been present throughout the whole episode. Naturally, though, it’s all set up for the final twist, the entry that punctures the episode itself.
Zoom was a genuinely threatening villain. He had a real screen presence, which I don’t think any of the CW DC villains have had before; Reverse Flash, Malcolm Merlyn and Slade Wilson never had this weight attached to them. He has a power over the narrative itself; Zoom distorts the episode, pushing it off course, and changing the very genre and tone of the story. The sheer brutality of the character is juxtaposed with the lighthearted humour that’s prevailed throughout, and the whole episode shifts, the moment Zoom arrives.
Zoom wins, at the end of this episode. He fights Barry, and he beats Barry. Wipes the floor with him. But that’s not all Zoom does; he destroys the Flash, going to great lengths to humiliate him, and end the image of the hero. This is something that not even the Reverse-Flash did; Zoom has one singular goal, and in his pursuit of it, he’s brutal and sadistic and effortlessly cruel, as though in the end, it’s all just inconsequential to him.
That’s truly, really effective. Zoom is shown to be effective; in just ten minutes of this episode, he’s almost completely destroyed our hero with brutal efficiency - not just in terms of his life, but his legacy as well. The ability to not just run faster than Barry, but to control Barry’s own TV show, completely changing the tone and the feel of the episode… it marks Zoom out as a truly threatening adversary.
I was wrong, you see. Zoom is not just a cheap imitation of the Reverse Flash.
Sometimes you just have to slow down to get back to where you want to be.
One of the things which is, in many ways, the most fun about The Flash is how totally and unashamedly it’s willing to lean into the more ridiculous comic book-y aspects of the premise. I mean, just a few weeks ago, they used King Shark totally and completely seriously, just for a throwaway scene. Like I said at the time, you’ve got to admire the panache of The Flash.
It’s even more apparent, though, in the Grodd episodes. Because on this program we are actually getting a massive great big telepathic Gorilla as the main foe for the episode. How ridiculously wonderful is that? And this isn’t even the first, or the last, time that we’re getting Grodd as the bad guy; he was in the first series last year, and by the looks of the end of this episode, we’ll probably be seeing Grodd again - in a full on Gorilla city episode, no less!
The production team do a really wonderful job of realising this character, actually; the CGI work is genuinely pretty impressive, managing to give this Gorilla some genuine weight and screen presence, and the fact that the reactions from all the regular cast are played entirely straight really helps to make Grodd a threatening, imposing adversary.
Another impressive aspect, I thought, was the way they reversed the usual status quo of the episodes; with Barry recovering from Zoom’s attack last week, he was stuck wheelchair bound within STAR Labs, while Cisco, Caitlin and Wells all ended up out in the field, doing the work that Barry normally does. It was an interesting set of parallels, which added a nice new aspect to the episode; the whole thing ended up feeling a little more distinct from the normal set of episodes, which is always a nice thing to see. There was a great, bitter irony to the fact that Barry ended up stuck in Wells’ wheelchair, whilst Wells was out and about in a Flash suit.
It’s worth commenting on Barry’s recovery arc, actually, because I think it was actually really well handled; Grant Gustin is a fantastic actor, who I really haven’t been singling out enough in these reviews, and Aaron and Todd Helbing (the writers) did a pretty impressive job with the actual course of the recovery, and developing the fact that this was, for Barry, much more of a mental block than a physical one. It was a rather effective way to show the repercussions of Zoom’s attacks, and I’m really hoping that we see this aspect developed further when Zoom eventually does reappear.
The performances were strong all round, really; Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes remain excellent together, for one thing. It’s actually fascinating to see the slow evolution of their relationship - Cisco is starting to become a little more accepting of the E-2 Harrison Wells, and it’s interesting to see the changes in their interactions to reflect that.
John Wesley Shipp also deserves some plaudits, actually, for another great performance as Henry Allen. It is a little bit of a shame that he couldn’t just be a series regular, because he’s such a wonderful character, and a genuinely decent individual; he’s the only one of them who, despite everything, unconditionally accepted the new Wells. The handshake between the pair of them was a really nice moment.
In the end, then, this was another really entertaining episode. I enjoyed it quite a lot, and I’m looking forward to the next one - crossover episode! Fantastic. Seems like it’ll be really awesome!
Amanda Bynes Makes Rare Appearance in Revealing Dress at Hollywood Hotspot
Amanda Bynes smiled and waved to the cameras when she showed up at Craig’s restaurant in West Hollywood, California on Monday night.
The former What I Like About You star entered the celebrity hotspot wearing a cleavage-baring, zip-up white dress and big sunglasses. An eyewitness tells ET that Kris Jenner was also at the eatery and that both stars were seated in the front room of the establishment.
The appearance marks the first time Bynes has been seen since August.
The 29-year-old actress was last spotted at the SOAR Los Angeles Gala, and tweeted out a picture alongside designer Michael Costello. “Me and the fabulous Michael Costello,” she wrote. “(I’m wearing one of his beautiful gowns) at the SOAR Los Angeles Gala!”
Bynes also supported Costello in July when she showed up to his and Style PR’s capsule collection launch, held in Los Angeles. A blonde Bynes was dressed in another figure-hugging, white dress that she paired with black stilettos and large sunglasses. This was the actress’ first public event since her meltdown in 2014, and was also her first public appearance since the 2011 MTV Movie Awards.
In October 2014, the former Nickelodeon child star was placed in a Pasadena treatment center where she was admitted involuntarily.
A week after being released, Bynes said via Twitter that she had been diagnosed as bi-polar and manic depressive. “I’m on medication and I’m seeing my psychologist and psychiatrist weekly so I’m fine,” she explained.
The two broke up before Thanksgiving after going through counseling in an attempt to work on their relationship, according to Hollywood Life.
The Friends star, 51, and Snow Patrol rocker, 39, started dating near the end of 2013 and got engaged in June 2014. They both shared the news via Twitter. Courteney tweeted, “I’m engaged to him!” while Johnny posted, “I’m engaged to her!”
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Courteney revealed that Johnny proposed to her at Jennifer Aniston’s home. “We went to Jen’s house for dinner because it was [my daughter] Coco’s birthday, and she was god mom,” she recalled. “They [Johnny and Coco] made a plan to count down from three, and when they got to one, he was gonna get down on his knee and say, ‘Will you marry me?’ and she was gonna say, ‘Will you marry him?’”
The two have appeared quite happy since the proposal. In August, Johnny supported Courteney at the premiere of the Amazon series, Hand Of God, in Los Angeles, California.
She also told Ellen DeGeneres in August that her 11-year-old daughter was planning her wedding. “She wants to be the maid of honor, which I think is weird, but… she wants to be the flower girl, all the bridesmaids,” Courteney quipped. “She’s very excited about it.”
“We are real people with real lives and real s**t. We’re both very honest,” she bluntly tells the magazine about herself and Shelton. “This is what it is now, and we’re moving forward. We don’t need all the opinions. We just need y'all to be supportive, and nobody pick a side – because there ain’t a side.”
“We were together for 10 years, married for four, were very quickly divorced, and are friends,” she stresses. “I’m still processing everything and figuring out where to go and what happened. Marriage is tough business, and we gave it our best college try… I do have a completely different outlook on marriage and what it should be about. If I ever were to get married again – which is completely not on my radar at all right now – I feel like it’s not about it being a step in life.”
One thing’s for sure – she isn’t settling for anything less than she deserves.
“We will offer you a sweet tea and hug and love you to death, but we will not put up with your s**t,” she says about the strong women in her family.
The “Little Red Wagon” singer remains optimistic and excited about her future, although she admits that she’s not adverse to “nights on [her] porch crying, drinking whiskey.”
“I know I have great girlfriends and family and that there are awesome times and adventures ahead,” she shares. “I’m excited about those.”
Indeed, Lambert has a star-studded group of girlfriends – including Carrie Underwood, Kelly Pickler, and Taylor Swift – that she’s been presumably leaning on these days. Obviously, it’s an emotional time for the country superstar, given that Shelton has publicly moved on with his fellow Voice coach, 46-year-old Gwen Stefani.
Fox is developing a new series based on the 1980s movie franchise, Rambo, and star Sylvester Stallone is already attached as an executive producer.
According to Deadline, who first reported the news, the series is entitled Rambo: New Blood and will focus on the relationship between John Rambo and his adult son J.R., a former Navy Seal who has not appeared in any of the four Rambo movies.
Surprisingly, this is not the first time that Rambo has fought his way to the small screen. The franchise previously got the animated series treatment with the 1986 syndicated series Rambo: The Force of Freedom.
As of now, it’s not clear if Stallone will once again step into the titular role of Rambo, or if the character will be re-cast.
We personally think Stallone would be crazy not to reprise the character. Given the huge box office success of Creed, in which the 69-year-old actor returns as Rocky Balboa, it’s clear that audiences love seeing the ‘80s icon back on their screens.
Press play on our video below to see Stallone at the Creed premiere with his stunning daughters!
It’s not currently possible to transmit STD’s while sexting, but MTV wants to help your emoji’s wrap it up anyway.
In support of World AIDS Day, the TV network is airing a sultry new spot featuring some of your most scandalous emojis getting it on, we’re talking the eggplant and the peach, the donut and the banana. Only now, there’s a brand new emoji in the mix – the condom.
Chart-toppers Ed Sheeran and Adele will face indie acts Foals and Jamie xx for the title of British Artist of the Year at the 2015 BBC Music Awards.
Six artists are in the shortlist for the category, which also includes Florence And The Machine and Years And Years.
Florence Welch takes to the stage at Glastonbury 2015 (Yui Mok/PA)
Prince and Taylor Swift are amongst those fighting it out to be crowned International Artist of the Year, alongside Irish singer Hozier, Foo Fighters, Major Lazer and The Weeknd.
Adele – who has smashed UK and US records with her third album, 25 – leads this year’s ceremony with two nominations, with her BBC One special, Adele At The BBC, also up for BBC Live Performance of the Year.
Florence Welch’s Glastonbury appearance alongside her Machine bandmates has also been picked for the shortlist, as well as Lionel Richie’s hit-packed set at Glastonbury, Jeff Lynne’s ELO’s Radio 2 In Concert, and two BBC Proms shows – Late Night With… BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Xtra.
Lionel Richie performing at Glastonbury 2015 (Yui Mok/PA)
Two other awards – Song of the Year and the BBC Introducing – will be featured on the night.
One Direction will perform at the BBC Music Awards (Paul Thomas/BBC)
One Direction, Little Mix, Mumford And Sons and Ellie Goulding will perform at this year’s ceremony, alongside Rod Stewart, Faithless, Hozier, James Bay, Jess Glynne and Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, as well Jack Garratt, who has been named the 2016 Brits Critics Choice winner.
Fearne Cotton and Chris Evans will host (Thane Bruckland/BBC)
Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton will host the Awards, now in its second year, which takes place at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on December 10.
Bob Shennan, director of BBC Music, said: “What a year it’s been for music. Our shortlists represent the artists who have created some of the biggest and most impactful music moments of the year. I’m looking forward to the big unveiling in Birmingham next week.”
Cilla Black will return to TV screens on Christmas Day, with an hour-long tribute featuring famous friends Ringo Star, Sir Cliff Richard and Paul O’Grady.
ITV’s Our Cilla will celebrate the life of the Liverpudlian singer and entertainer, who died on August 1 at the age of 72.
Paul O’Grady and Cilla Black (Ian West/PA)
Famous faces including Elaine Paige, Christopher Biggins and Lynda la Plante will join members of Black’s family and her close friends – as well as her costume designer, hairdresser and photographer – to share their insights on the showbiz legend.
The documentary will feature rare interview and archive footage of Black, who rose to fame in the 1960s with hit songs including Anyone Who Had A Heart and You’re My World.
Cilla Black (Yui Mok/PA)
She then transformed herself into one of the nation’s most famous entertainers as the front woman on shows such as Surprise! Surprise! and Blind Date.
Black became the first woman to have her own prime-time chat show on BBC One, a variety show called Cilla which ran for eight years.
The tribute programme follows ITV’s 2013 biopic, The One & Only Cilla Black, which starred Sheridan Smith and told the story of her rise to fame and pulled in more than seven million viewers.
Paul O’Grady and Cilla Black (Yui Mok/PA)
Reading the eulogy at Black’s funeral in August, O’Grady said: “I am just so grateful that she allowed me into her whirlwind of a life and we spend nearly two decades together hellraising – if you pardon the expression. I loved her dearly.
“Cilla, I would just like to say, ‘thanks for all the fun, thanks for all the laughs – ta-ra girl, I will see you on life’s highway’.”
Cilla Black with Cliff Richard (AP)
Sir Cliff Richard described Black as “the greatest TV presenter of all time” and praised “all the fabulous things about her”.
Our Cilla airs on Christmas Day at 10.45pm on ITV.
One Direction are to see in 2016, by performing at a New Year’s Eve live telecast.
The four-piece – Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – will appear on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, but rather than being in New York City’s Times Square with the host, they will actually be playing at the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.
Ryan Seacrest produces and hosts Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve (Dan Hallman/Invision)
Carrie Underwood, Demi Lovato, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth and Luke Bryan will help Ryan do the countdown in the Big Apple.
Wiz and Charlie will play their hit, See You Again, while Demi will sing songs from her new album, Confident.
One Direction, who released their fifth album Made In The A.M. in November, are set to take a break over Christmas.
They will reunite to continue promoting their record in February, before embarking on their hiatus next year.
Andrew Bird fans will be happy to hear that the musician has announced a world tour. The 42-year-old singer-songwriter is set to embark on a gruelling six-month trek across the globe with a full-band. Although he will be playing a handful of shows in his home state of Illinois ahead of Christmas, his strings of dates will kick off properly in February 2016.
The tour is in support of his ninth solo studio album Echolocations: Canyon, which was released in February 2015. He previous headlining show in Kansas City was in March 2012.
The philanthropist’s first good deed of 2016 will be a generous contribution towards the battle against gun crime. “$1 for every ticket sold on the North American tour will be directed to organizations working to end gun violence to build safer communities,” he explained.
Where can I buy tickets?
Tickets for European shows will be available to buy from the star’s website on 3 December with North American performances being released the following day.
How much will they cost?
Fans can expect to fork out anything between $25 (£16) to $45 (£30) to see the singer and songwriter live.
How many dates?
He will play a total of 28 dates across the US, Canada and parts of Europe, with pit stops in New York, Montreal, Minneapolis, London, and Amsterdam.
Full list of Andrew Bird tour dates:
7-10 — Chicago, Ill. @ 4th Presbyterian Church
11 — Chicago, Ill. @ The Hideout
25 — Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Muziekgebouw
26 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ
27 — Rotterdam, Netherlands @ De Doelen
28 — Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort
30 — Nashville, Tenn. @ The Ryman
1 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ Big Ears Festival
2 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle
4 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
5 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
7 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Kings Theatre
8 — New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
9 — Boston, Mass. @ Citi Wang Theatre
11 — Montreal, Quebec @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
13 — Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Music Hall
14 — Detroit, Mich. @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
15 — Columbus, Ohio @ The LC Pavillion
16 — Cleveland, Ohio @ House of Blues
18 — Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Riverside Theater
19 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
21 — Kansas City, Mo. @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
22 — St. Louis, Mo. @ The The Pageant
30 — Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
2 — Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Queen’s Hall
3 — Manchester, United Kingdom @ Cathedral
4 — London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse
6 — Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
8 — Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royale
9 — Paris, France @ Trianon
“A lot of [child stars] were forced into being role models and they had to pretend to be something that they didn’t feel matched up with who they were,” the 19-year-old star explains. “You’ve got to realize when you’re really young you don’t know who you are yet. And as soon as you figure it out, you’ve already been forced to become something that you didn’t really know you signed up for. So it’s like, I get it. There’s a lot of pressure, so I completely understand.”
“Everyone has their different ways of learning and growing and finding out who they are, and you can’t fault people for that,” she adds.
When it comes to herself though, the singer explains that there will be no dramatic transformation because she’s always been true to who she is.
“In order to avoid those problems just be yourself from the beginning and be honest with the world, because that’s the only thing you can do,” she tells the mag. “There will be no surprises.”
“I’m not suddenly going to be like woo, crazy,” Zendaya adds.
Although she won’t be going changing up her persona anytime soon, she still has experienced her own personal struggle with stardom, especially when it comes to her music.
“The challenge that I think young musicians face is that it is hard to stay with your vision, because everyone has an opinion and everyone has an opinion on how they see your career should go,” Zendaya shared. “Sometimes you just got to stick with your gut instinct and stick with your personal vision.”
To see who the starlet finds inspiration in when she’s down, watch the video below.
And it is seriously exciting, because none other than Alan Partridge is set join Chris Evans as host.
Speaking about taking on the role of co-host, Alan said: “I was honoured to receive the invitation to co-present Thank Frig It’s Friday.
“The fee was more than generous, and as soon as I received photographic evidence my dressing room had its own shower, I signed on the dotted line.”
The fictional character, played by Steve Coogan, is no doubt gearing up to bring his arrogant interview tactics to the show, with guests for this episode including James Corden, Jack Whitehall, Lee Mack, and Tom Jones.
Chris said of Alan’s upcoming appearance: “Having staggered through nearly 200 TFI rehearsals and live shows, it’ll be a relief to see how it should be done by Norfolk’s master of broadcasting.”
The 90-minute TFI Friday special will air on Channel 4 on December 18 at 7.30pm.
Will her gal pal and New Zealand native, Lorde, be joining her friend on stage during her concert? According to her Instagram, the “Royals” singer is also in the country, but she already surprised Swifties at a show in Washington D.C.
Prior to her “family road trip,” Taylor made her first concert stop Down Under, and was super psyched at the turnout for her show in Sydney. “I love you, Sydney. All 76,000 of you,” she Instagrammed.
Both Kelly Brook and Katie Price have ‘fallen victim’ to the dreaded wardrobe malfunction in recent weeks, with Katie shocking fans when she accidentally flashed her bum on the red carpet for the Mockingjay Part Two film premiere.
Not too long after that, Kelly flashed her own undergarments at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, with a gust of wind blowing up the dress’ split and showcasing the former glamour model’s knickers.
Although we all brushed these two incidents off as unfortunate accidents, sources have now come forward to claim that both women planned their wardrobe malfunctions in a bid to nab more column inches.
Speaking to Closer magazine, a source shared: “Kelly’s friends worry if her cheekily flashing her knickers was
“In some ways, she misses being in the papers all the time
and loves the attention that comes with modelling.”
Meanwhile, another insider said of the Pricey: “Katie misses the hysteria that once surrounded her. Pals say she’s showing off her body again as she knows that unless she gets people talking, she could be overshadowed.”
Neither Kelly or Katie have responded to the accusations, however, Katie has teased that she will be making a very exciting announcement in just two days time.
Taking to her twitter page, the mum-of-five wrote: “2 more days until my new exciting news”, followed by an entire stream of emojis, including the baby bottle, farmyard animals, and a camera.
Could the star be making a documentary about life on the farm of her Sussex home?
Legally Blonde star Alanna Ubach is ready for a Delta Nu reunion!
Reese Witherspoon totally has our hopes up for Legally Blonde 3. Back in October, the actress told ET she was speaking with the screenwriters, Karen McCullah and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, about the project.
So, when ETonline caught up with Witherspoon’s co-star on set of her Bravo show, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, we had to know where Ubach thinks Serena – her character in the first two flicks – would be in the three-quel.
“She would probably be… I’m assuming one of those Housewives of Beverly Hills, or something like that,” Ubach guessed. “Maybe the next Bethenny Frankel, I’m assuming. Who knows? Who knows? That’s what the writers are for. Karen, Kiwi, get cookin’!”
Ubach’s answer was perfect because there was an actual Real Housewife on the Girlfriends’ Guide set that day: Orange County star Shannon Beador! The reality star dropped by to film a cameo for season two.
“Well, I’m playing myself,” Beador told ETonline before her scene. “So I’m not really acting, ‘cause I’m not an actor and I don’t think I ever will be one … The ratings are gonna shoot up after I’m on this show… just kidding!”
“Jake and Abby are giving it a go,” Edelstein’s on-screen ex, Paul Adelstein, explained. “So, you know, it’s gonna be Jake and Abby 2.0, seeing if they can keep it together without falling back into their old patterns.”
“It’s a really cool season,” Ubach promised.
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce’s second season premieres Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 10 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Check out more of ETonline’s behind-the-scenes chat with Adelstein in the video below.
At last night’s Global Gift Gala, Katie Piper was honoured with the Global Gift Humanitarian Award, and looked absolutely stunning as she attended the bash in a Victoria Beckham designer gown.
Giving her emotional speech, which included detailing the horrific acid attack that she suffered back in 2008, it has been reported that Katie moved hard-nosed Victoria to tears.
According to The Mirror, Victoria welled up after the inspirational TV personality thanked her for “bringing light into her life” and getting her out of hospital gowns.
Speaking to the audience, a humbled Katie shared: “I won a bravery award and Victoria gave me a dress.
“I went from an NHS gown to one of Victoria’s gowns. For those of you who don’t know my story, seven years ago I was just a young, 20-something confident girl living in London.
“I was single and started dating a guy and went on a handful of dates and decided that guy wasn’t the right person for me.
“When I decided I didn’t want to take things further with him, he forced
me, he raped me and he decided that nobody would ever want me ever again
by arranging for somebody to throw sulphuric acid into my face.
“For me, I’ve been on such a long journey and I’ve discovered that a negative mind will never ever give you a positive life.”
The happily married mum-of-one went on to explain her appearance as she revealed the grueling hospital operations that she is still undergoing as a result of the horrific attack.
“You’ll see tonight I’ve got some very interesting couture tubes in my nose to go with my dress,” Katie joked, “My treatment is ongoing and I had surgery on Monday.
“I had some skin
grafted from my right bum cheek, so I have a major Kim Kardashian bum
cheek on one side with loads of bandaging under my dress, and flat ar*e on the other side.”
Following her speech, Victoria reportedly told Katie that she was “amazing” as they shared a hug after the ceremony.
Victoria’s best friend, Eva Longoria, helped to organise and host the 6th annual Global Gift Gala, which raised £100,000 for the Global Gift Foundation, The Diana Award and The Eva Longoria Foundation.
It’s that time of year again! The Arrow and The Flash crossover is here, and it’s bigger than ever.
The CW’s anticipated two-night event kicks off on Tuesday’s Flash when Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) seeks the help of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and Team Arrow after the villainous immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) becomes more than they can handle. Vandal’s unwelcomed presence in Central and Star Cities isn’t without reason: The 4,000-year-old soul is dead set on going after winged warriors Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) and Hawkman (Falk Hentschel), with whom his history is fraught with tension.
While last year’s Arrow and Flash crossover was less a two-parter, that’s simply not the case this time around. Miss the first or second hour, regardless of which show you have an affinity to, and you’ll be having a serious case of FOMO.
“This time around, given the success that we’ve had previously and how people are viewing this as much more of a collective, shared universe, we felt emboldened to really have a two-hour true event with one story and one villain and one storyline,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg says.
“Story-wise, it was appealing to us to try and do something different than we had done previously,” executive producer Greg Berlanti adds. “We wanted to challenge ourselves to see if we really had two hours’ worth of storytelling and could follow everybody all the way through. What would that look and feel like?”
In a word: epic.
Nearly all of Star City and Central City’s masked heroes play integral roles in the explosive two-hour jaunt, which sets the table for Legends with the origins of Vandal Savage, Hawkgirl and Hawkman – though not everyone from Legends comes along for the ride.
“We wanted to have some [characters] but not all in it,” Berlanti explains, “so it also felt right that we would use the characters that we hadn’t introduced on the individual series yet – with the exception of Rip Hunter, who we saved for the pilot of Legends.”
Flash fans have already begun peeling back the layers on Hawkgirl, aka Kendra Saunders, but it’s Hawkman, aka Carter Hall, who they’ll see in action for the very first time. For Hentschel, who auditioned for various parts on Arrow and The Flash before snagging this one, the role was meant to be even if it took a long time coming.
“My name Falk, literally means hawk in German. And not to be too serendipitous, it was like, 'OK, this makes sense,’” the East Germany native tells ET. “I saw the character description and showed it to a friend and they said, 'Oh, that’s sort of you!’ I’m sort of hippie-dippy and into reincarnation and all of that. It all fell together and felt very natural. It was right.”
Hawkman, like Vandal Savage, is centuries old and he’s lived – and died – through more than 200 lifetimes. Fated to be with Hawkgirl, the winged hero does just about anything for his soulmate, including an entrance that can only be described as “brash.”
“He’s just like, 'Here I am and this is what I do,’” Hentschel says of his alter ego’s memorable arrival. “Before, he’s never encountered any opposition – this time it’s Flash and Arrow. I love this girl and she loves me, so [get] out of the way.”
“At first, Oliver, Barry and Carter don’t get along because they think he’s a dangerous person who wants to harm Kendra. Then, they start to warm up to him. If you don’t know him and don’t know that he’s right, he sounds crazy.” Hentschel adds.
Playing one half of a couple who’s destined to be soulmates for the rest of time is a daunting task, but one Hentschel is intrigued by.
“You get to see that really play out. In movies, you usually go, 'This is my soulmate,’ and then you get the Notebook ending and it all works perfectly. But these guys have done it,” Hentschel says. “They’ve done it 206 times and I’m sure they’ve gone through all scenarios. They’ve lived together and probably had 10 lifetimes of happy love, but is it still that intense? There’s potential for these two characters to really get into it and mess around with that subject.”
It helps that the chemistry between Hentschel and Renee, with whom he shares many of his scenes in the crossover, is undeniable. “All the good things you can say about a person, I will say about her,” he marvels. “We had a natural liking for one another.”
That mutual admiration extends to the Arrow, Flash and Legends casts. A former professional dancer, Hentschel shared that he and members of the cast engaged in an intense dance-off during downtime while filming the crossover.
“Grant Gustin made me laugh a lot. We had a tap [dance]-off. I wouldn’t even say it was a tap-off, I would just say that he annihilated me and I tried to defend myself and lost,” Hentschel concedes, chuckling at the thought. “Next time, I’m going to challenge him in hop-hop – let’s see if he still does well. I’ll get him back in a different style.”
Producers have been up front about using the early part of Arrow and The Flash’s current seasons to lay the groundwork for Legends, and the crossover event is no different. Once the spinoff launches next year, however, it’s back to business as usual for the Green Arrow and scarlet speedster.
“Once Legends is born in January, there’s really no intersection on the other shows,” Berlanti says. “Legends is its own wacky, crazy kind of thing that allows for some fun surprises, in terms of who may visit and how because they’re flying through the timeline, but not on Arrow or Flash.”
The Flash and Arrow fans, are you excited about the two-night event? Share your comments by using the #ETnow hashtag on Twitter!
Part one of The Flash-Arrow crossover airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT, with part two following on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
We might be leaving the putting-up of our Christmas decorations up to Made In Chelsea’s cheeky Jamie Laing after seeing what he did to castmate Binky Felstead’s house.
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Teaming up with NOW TV, mischievous Jamie decided to play an amazing festive prank on his good pal Binky, transforming her Chelsea townhouse into the ultimate homage to the Christmas period.
Landing himself firmly on the naughty list, Jamie and his 11 Christmas helpers spent 12 hours transforming Binky’s home into a winter wonderland, taking inspiration from classic festive films like ‘Elf’ and ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ for their masterpiece.
Over 2,500 Christmas lights
Nine giant inflatable characters, including snowmen, Santa Clauses and reindeer
Three six foot tall candy canes
The obligatory snow machine
25 metres of tinsel and 75 baubles
They also drunk 33 mugs of hot chocolate and 26 cups of tea AND ate 19 mince pies during the course of the creation.
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Speaking about his festive mischief-making, Jamie said: “I
absolutely love Christmas and can’t get enough of the festive
traditions that happen year after year – the carols, the terrible
jumpers, the pigs-in-blankets, and of course, the classic Christmas
“I’m a big believer in spreading festive cheer, so
I couldn’t resist surprising my good friend Binky by sprinkling a bit of
that Christmas movie magic on her house.
“She’s a stylish girl so I knew
she would love what I did with the place – I mean what says Christmas
in Chelsea more than a giant inflatable snowman
and a six foot candy cane?”
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Binky added: “Jamie is definitely top of my naughty list after this prank.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw what he’d done to my house and I’m not
sure my neighbours are thrilled, but it certainly got me in the festive
spirit so I couldn’t stay mad at him for long!”
Fancy doing the same to our house, Jamie?
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Caroline Flack has said working on The X Factor has made her realise her own strength – because of the criticism she faces as a woman on TV.
Since returning to the ITV singing contest fold this year as co-presenter alongside Olly Murs, she has had to face the strong opinions of viewers.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs host The X Factor (ITV)
She told Cosmopolitan: “The X Factor has made me realise how strong I am. The show elicits strong opinions, and often they aren’t nice. But you can’t let it get to you. People don’t have to like you.”
Caroline, 36, also believes being a woman makes her a target.
“It’s a lot harder to be a woman on TV,” she said. “We have to face more criticism. I have a private message group with Dawn O’Porter, Gemma Cairney, Laura Whitmore and Gizzi Erskine, and we support each other.”
Last week she spoke out on Twitter about online abuse attacking her weight and appearance.
It’s very easy to take a shot at someone online. The vile comments about my weight and just all round look tonight are quite shocking ….
Gordon Ramsay has bared his protective side after hitting back at “sick” online trolls who commented on his Instagram pic to criticise the outfits his teenage daughters were wearing.
The famous chef shared a gorgeous family portrait from his twins, Holly and Jack’s, sweet sixteen birthday party.
The snap showed the twins alongside their sisters, 14-year-old Matilda, 17-year-old Megan, and a pal, Emma Montagu, with Gordon writing alongside the pic: “Very cool 16th birthday party @heddonstkitchen last night congratulations Jack & Holly #prouddad.”
However, the jovial mood soon turned sour when the photo was inundated with comments from users laying into the teenage girls for their outfit choices.
One wrote: “Wouldn’t let my daughter out like that. I’m 29 and I wouldn’t even go out like that. It’s called modesty.”
Others added: “Skirts are a bit short there, dad!
“Beautiful girls but let them be GIRLS. Those dresses are for grown a*s women
“Those girls are 16?? Jeez from the clothes I would have guessed 21.”
When asked about the negative comments, Gordon was eager to slam the haters, saying: “Like they have any right to suggest what our daughters wear….hilarious What next…. ”
Responding to another fan, he added: “Sick minded people Claire, my job is to teach my son how to respect girls.”
Which we think is a pretty brilliant response.
Fans have since flocked to the photo in question to flood it with positive comments, with many praising Gordon for being such a great dad and also slamming the haters for “sl*t-shaming” teenage girls.
A local photographer became a chauffeur to the stars when he gave Public Enemy a lift to their Sheffield show in his Ford Focus.
Professional gig photographer Kevin Wells came to the rescue after the hip-hop group, fronted by rappers Chuck D and Flavor Flav, were stranded at a record store in Broomhill, minutes before they were due on stage at the Motorpoint Arena with The Prodigy.
Christmas is rarely a happy occasion in soaps with death, cheating scandals and even baby swaps among the shocking storylines to have kept the public at the edge of their seats in the past. EastEnders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks will be stirring up the action as Christmas Day (25 December) approaches, but which characters are set to dominate screens during this festive period?
As the countdown to turkey day begins, IBTimes UK recalls and teases all the storylines that will entertain the public over the Christmas and new year period…
Dean Wicks will finally get his comeuppance for raping Linda Carter with the drama expected to unfold during her new year’s wedding to Mick. Previous reports suggest Dean could die in a drowning accident but who will be responsible?
Almost two years after he committed the deed, it looks as though little Bobby Beale will finally be brought to justice for murdering his older sister, Lucy – but not before he strikes again. The young killer will push his mother Jane down the stairs during an argument with his back-from-the-dead grandmother Kathy, but will Jane survive?
After swapping miserable Walford for the sunny climes of Spain following their lottery win, Kat and Alfie return but with a whole new set of dramas. Will Kat find out that she has a secret son and will Alfie reveal his brain tumour?
Kat’s dad Charlie returns to Albert Square but it will not be a happy reunion for long as he is expected to die in the new year. Meanwhile, Stacey’s huge secret comes to light – that Kush is the real father of her baby boy, betraying boyfriend Martin and her best friend Shabnam. Although it looks as though the mother-of-two will escape the fallout with pictures showing her fleeing the hospital in the back of her uncle Charlie’s black cab.
Will it be an unusually happy occasion for the Mitchells? Phil is seen taking a group selfie and appears to be back on the wagon after giving into the temptations of alcohol recently. However, with Vincent revealed to be a police informant on a mission to take the Mitchell clan down, a happy Christmas is unlikely.
Surprisingly, show producer Stuart Blackburn promises Christmas on the cobbles will be a lot more chirpier than previous years. He said: “We shot the Christmas show about a month ago. We are going to have a happy Christmas this year. I think we deserve it.”
Tracy has gotten herself into a real tangle of a situation – the mother-of-one has been secretly dating her incarcerated ex-boyfriend, Rob Donovan, but she is unaware he is seeking revenge on both her and Carla for putting him behind bars.
Tracy believes they have a future together but is also expecting a proposal from her boyfriend Robert. On the other hand, Carla is planning on proposing to Nick but their romantic bliss could be rudely interrupted by Rob threatening to expose a Connor family secret.
Tyrone is desperate to ensure his sick daughter Hope sees Lapland but he is falling further into debt, which will perhaps throw a spanner in the works. The Platt family are still in turmoil after Kylie murdered blackmailer Callum in the live episode, and David is hell-bent on keeping her quiet at the cost of their marriage.
Could Eric Pollard finally reconcile with his son David on Christmas Day? Their relationship has been strained since the death of Eric’s wife Val but perhaps they will put their differences aside in time for the new year. Eric thought he would be alone for Christmas but a difficult guest at the B&B will keep him occupied. The festive grump in question is Mrs Winterbottom, played by Liz Dawn who is best known to viewers for playing Vera in Corrie.
Elsewhere, Vanessa Woodfield has brought premature baby Johnny home just in time for Christmas but life will not be quite so straightforward – she has been dating ex-boyfriend Kirin Kotecha but is unaware he is the biological father of Johnny after Kirin’s father Rakesh faked the DNA tests to shield his son from becoming a young father.
Channel 4 will make sure its staple show’s 20th anniversary year will close with explosions – quite literally. Patrick’s health is deteriorating and he has asked Maxine to help him die. However, he is secretly masterminding a plot to frame her for his murder. Will he go through with it?
Pete has been exposed as a paedophile after abusing Porsche and grooming Cleo. However, his plans to dissuade Cleo from telling the police appear to backfire when he is seen being put into handcuffs in the show’s winter trailer.
Lindsey worries that she could be revealed as the Gloved Hand Killer but judging by the trailer, her secret could be out with Mercedes catching her in the act, trying to kill Kim who knows everything. Harry and Ste enjoy a passionate hook-up but Ste has a deal with John Paul – that they would meet up under the arch on Christmas Day if they still want to be together.
WATCH: Psy Releases Bizarre New Music Video And Ed Sheeran Collaboration
Anybody who said that ‘Gangnam Style’ mastermind, Psy, was going to be a one-hit wonder definitely needs to eat their words today, with the Korean pop sensation dropping a surprise album and brand new music video.
And yes, it’s just as crazy and bizarre as you could have imagined.
First things first, the album is creatively titled ‘Psy 7th Album’ and it is definitely something to take notice of considering it features collaborations with some of the most A-List talent out there, including Ed Sheeran.
Yep, the 37-year-old has teamed up with our fave red-haired popstar to create a cover of Ed’s single, ‘Sing’, and will.i.am also features on the track ‘ROCKnROLLbaby’.
The album also features ‘Daddy’, Psy’s brand new single that features A+ lyrics, including: “You be my curry, I’ll be your rice.”
The star surprised his four million YouTube followers last night by dropping the single’s new music video, which features Psy dressed as a baby, an old man, and a rapper.
The video has already caused a bit of an online frenzy, racking up over five million views in less than 24 hours.
Back in 2012 Psy officially broke YouTube when his smash hit ‘Gangnam Style’ was viewed over two billion times, surpassing the website’s highest possible viewcount of 2,147,483,647 last December.
Kyle Christie has quit Geordie Shore to put his family first, after his granddad was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Kyle has had a turbulent time on the show, breaking up with Holly Hagan earlier in the series.
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SPOILER ALERT: On tonight’s show, he will walk out of the show following another heated row with his ex and co-star.
Explaining the heartbreaking reason behind his departure, Kyle told The Daily Star: “I had to
put my family first. [My granddad has] got stomach, pancreatic and bone cancer all in
“It’s been hard because he’s my best friend. If I’d gone back for the next series it wouldn’t have been fair on production.”
He added that, despite their split and subsequent drama, Holly had been fully supportive. He said: “When she heard about my grandad she got in touch and said, ‘Can I be there for you?’ She’s been supportive.”
He told Heat that ‘the house couldn’t cope with [him] and Holly any longer’ and that he wouldn’t watch her leave, continuing on to say the show’s production team had also been very supportive.
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Kyle said: “For the time being I’ve got to put family first. I
couldn’t leave my mum and dad and my brother, we’re a very close family.
“I can get paid whatever for Geordie Shore but I spend all my time away from home. At the end of the day, love and family are the most important things and the most valuable currency in the world.”
He had reassured fans on Twitter that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of him, teasing that he’s got another show coming soon.
Kyle Richards Reveals the Famous Actor She Lost Her Virginity To
Kyle Richards was definitely in a sharing mood during her recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s SiriusXM show, Andy Cohen Live.
The 46-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star talked about her first boyfriend, The Outsiders star C. Thomas Howell, and revealed that the now 48-year-old actor was her firsts in many ways. The two dated for five years, around the time he starred in the now classic 1983 film.
“[He] was my first kiss, my first boyfriend,” Kyle revealed, before admitting that she lost her virginity to him.
“You lost it to C. Thomas Howell?” Cohen said in shock, causing Richards to blush on air. “That’s amazing.”
Kyle also described his intense popularity at the time, which had her hanging out with the star-studded Outsiders cast.
“It was a nightmare going out in public with him,” she recalled. “I would be, like, with Rob Lowe, and Tom Cruise and Matt Dillon… ”
On a more serious note, Kyle also talked about her relationship with her older sister, 51-year-old Kim Richards, who’s openly struggled with sobriety this year. Kim entered rehab for the fourth time in April, after she was arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel and was charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer. In August, she was arrested for shoplifting at a Target in Van Nuys, California.
“She’s good right now,” Kyle said. “She’s happy, she’s sober. She shows up this season.”
The reality star admitted that their relationship – its ups and downs having long been portrayed on their hit Bravo show – will probably always be “a work in progress.”
“It’s very difficult,” Kyle admitted. “We will be OK, and then the show reruns, and we’re like, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and it kind of brings things up again, honestly. It’s not just that, but we have a difficult relationship and we will probably always be a work in progress – always, honestly. I don’t think it’s ever going to be like, 'Oh my gosh, it’s just like we were little, woo-hoo, let’s go have ice cream together!’ I hope, but it’s probably not.”
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and not just because it is the 1st of December.
The festive season wouldn’t be the same without the Doctor Who Christmas special, and to whet our appetite for the 2015 episode, the BBC have unveiled the official title, synopsis and even some sneaky photos.
So, are you sitting comfortably? Because it’s all about to get very, very exciting.
First things first, the hour-long special is called ‘The Husbands Of River Song’, and it features a giant robot, a crashed spaceship, and a whole lot of Christmas.
The synopsis reads: “It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from
Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls
upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s
squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy.
Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious, and his giant Robot bodyguard is
out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas)
survive? And when will River Song work out who the Doctor is?”
Series 9 of Doctor Who ended with the Doctor losing his companion and potentially stumbling into a whole load of his old enemies, but thankfully this episode is set to be a little bit more lighthearted.
Speaking to the Radio Times, Steven Moffat explained exactly why he decided to bring back River Song for Christmas, sharing: “Obviously, we’ve just lost Clara so I didn’t want to go straight into a
new companion, and it’s not right to set that up at the end of a series
where you’re all exhausted.
“So, I’ll be honest, I brought River Song back in because I thought
there’s a possibility I’d never write it [Doctor Who] again so that’ll
be my goodbye. But also I really fancied it. I hadn’t written River for a
couple of years and I’d always loved writing for her and I’d missed
“I thought, given that I’m knackered at the end of a series, what
would be a treat for me would be getting Alex Kingston back onto Doctor
Steven also assured viewers that the episode was going to provide a good insight into the Doctor’s relationship with River, adding: “The big deal is Doctor No 12 encountering River and vice versa.
strange because they’re now, in our human terms, the perfect couple.
They’re both sexy older people. It’s always been slightly strange before
with Matt [Smith]. Now, yeah, they could actually be married. It works.
“If you’re a long-term fan of the show, you might be interested because
there’s been a lot of talk about the Doctor and River’s glory years but
we’ve never seen them.
“Here at last we see them as Mr & Mrs Who at
the height of their powers. It’s great fun.”
“I look like Paul bloody Schofield!” he exclaimed as he looked in the mirror, although host Ruth Langsford quickly corrected him that he meant Phillip.
His gaffe was all the more embarrassing for the fact that it was Phillip who had brought the club owner into the studio under a paper bag as part of his #Pipknit campaign to appear throughout the day in every show on the ITV schedule.
Seventy-five-year-old Peter said he was “frightened” and “wanted his mummy” as hairdresser Nicky Clarke first got to work on his 80s style locks.
But the look seemed to grow on him, as he admitted he would benefit from the reduced amount of hairspray he had to buy.
“I’ve got three people to worry about, my wife who loves it short, Ozzie Rizzo who is my regular hairdresser and he’s going to kill Nicky, and my little girl, I hope she recognises me! It’s going to cost me one hairspray per five years,” he said.
LOVING Peter Stringfellow’s hair on @loosewomen !! Looks a bit like “Paul Schofield”! 😂
Something’s afoot at Downton Abbey and there’s an unexpected arrival on the case to solve the mystery.
In a new sketch for ITV’s Text Santa day, the Earl of Grantham and Isobel Crawley have just settled down in the living room to begin the arduous task of auditioning for the house’s official Father Christmas.
But one auditionee has arrived with a more ominous task.
DCI Vera Stanhope, has shown up at the door to investigate, dun-dun-duuuun, a murder!
Brenda Blethyn as Vera (ITV)
“There hasn’t been a murder,” argues Lord Crawley.
“It’s a stately home, there’s always been a murder,” hits back Vera.
Penelope Wilton, Brendan Coyle and Hugh Bonneville (ITV)
And there’s one shifty suspect already popping out of the woodwork…
The movie, which tells the story of two holiday travelers stranded in Montana after their Christmas Eve flight is cancelled, also stars The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik and Ryan McPartlin (Chuck).
The film will mark the first time VelJohnson and Payton have worked together since Family Matters went off the air in 1998. However, both actors have been busy outside the series.
Veljohnson, 63, played the LAPD Sgt. Al Powell in both Die Hard and Die Hard 2. He also had brief appearances in Ghostbusters and Crocodile Dundee. He most recently had a recurring role on CW’s Hart of Dixie.
Meanwhile, Payton, 65, provided the voice the Sugar Mama Proud on Disney Channel’s The Proud Family, and also had a recurring role on Will & Grace. She’s also the star of Mann & Wife on the digital network, Bounce TV.
Sir Bob Geldof has revealed he “half-expected” the death of his daughter Peaches.
In an emotional interview, the singer and campaigner spoke of the impact of the deaths of three women in his life – his mother, his former wife Paula Yates and his 25-year-old child.
“It’s different, I mean, part of me kind of half expected Peaches, to be honest with you,” he said.
“The way she was carrying on, there is nothing you can do about it, but she is the one who is with me every second of the day and she’s the one who bounds into my consciousness at any moment, especially in any down moment. I don’t mean any depressing moment I mean when I am not doing something.”
Sir Bob added: “This thing of being forever 25, in my head, that’s unbearable simply because of that cliche you’re not supposed to see your children die.
“The rest in context is alright.”
The Boomtown Rats frontman said he felt lucky that he had music to help deal with grief and spoke of the catharsis of performing on stage and the prospect of writing a song about Peaches.
“It will out. I’m a lucky man. I get to realise these things in songs,” he said. “I feel afterwards light, literally light. My head is clear, there is no ache, there’s no gut sadness.”
Sir Bob spoke openly about the losses in his life in an interview on Sunday with Miriam on Ireland’s state broadcaster, RTE Radio.
His daughter Peaches, a mother of two, journalist, model and television presenter was found dead in her home in Kent in April last year. A post mortem discovered heroin in her system.
Sir Bob spoke of the different feelings he had following his daughter’s death and the death of his late wife Paula Yates from a heroin overdose in 2000 aged 41.
“The leaving was worse than the dying,” he said. “I couldn’t understand it. I loved her profoundly. I didn’t understand it then that love is not enough.”
Sir Bob recalled being phoned with the news of his former wife’s death on a Saturday morning when he was holding a breakfast birthday party for his daughter Pixie.
His mother Evelyn died when he was seven.
In a television interview last year Sir Bob said he “blames himself” for his daughter’s death.
Adele – who has smashed UK and US records with her third album, 25 – announced her first live gigs in four years on social media, saying: “I have been bluffing the whole time and I am so relieved to finally tell you I am of course coming on tour and I can’t wait to see all of you there.”
The tour, which kick off at Belfast’s SSE Arena on February 29, also includes shows in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and four dates in London.
Fictional broadcaster Alan Partridge has a new gig – co-hosting the TFI Friday Christmas comedy special with Chris Evans.
The Radio Norwich DJ – a character played by Steve Coogan – was “honoured” to be given the role, and said his “only slight niggle” is that he is not having his transport paid for.
Alan Partridge (Yui Mok/PA)
The pair will be joined by big names on the Channel 4 show including James Corden, Sir Tom Jones, comedians Jack Whitehall and Lee Mack, and singers Bryan Adams, Lianne La Havas and Elle King.
Speaking about his co-host, Chris said: “Having staggered through nearly 200 TFI Friday rehearsals and live shows over the years, it’ll be a relief to see how it should be done by Norfolk’s master of broadcasting.”
Chris Evans presents TFI Friday (Channel 4)
Alan added: “I was honoured to receive the invitation to co-present ‘Thank Frig It’s Friday’. The fee being offered was more than generous, and as soon as I received photographic evidence that my dressing room had its own shower, I signed on the dotted line. My only slight niggle is that they refused to pay for my transport.”
The character has been one of Steve’s biggest successes with the Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa movie doing well at the box office in 2013.
Steve Coogan (Dan Hallman/AP)
Last year he said of the character: “We will do a few more shows for TV and then lay him to rest and get on with other things.
“I’m not going to kill him off, we’ll just cryogenically preserve him, put him on ice, put him in a morgue, chill him.
“Maybe we’ll bring him back at a later date but I think you can slip into overkill sometimes with a character, best to leave the audience wanting more, you don’t want to oversaturate people.”
Meanwhile, an online petition calling for the Norwich DJ to be hired for Top Gear has attracted more than 34,000 supporters.
The BBC motoring show’s new presenter Evans has hinted that there may not be co-hosts with him at all times throughout the show. But back in March, before Chris was named as the new host, a change.org petition was launched, calling for Partridge to replace Jeremy Clarkson.
It says: “Alan has a strong track record for broadcast presenting, from his relaxed professionalism with guests on BBC chat show ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ to his effortless banter on his talk shows at Radio Norwich.
“He has good experience with motoring TV, after his brilliant work on ‘Crash! Bang! Wallop! (What a video)’. His work as sports presenter on news programme ‘The Day Today’ also shows off his ability to talk about and inform on a range of topics.”
Remember the Evil Dead films starring Bruce Campbell? Well, the gory flicks have been given the TV treatment in a brand new series picking up from where the third film, Army of Darkness, left off.
Bruce Campbell reprises his role as chainsaw-wielding Ash in Ash vs Evil Dead, a hilarious horror/comedy that sees hell unleashed on Earth once again.
And good news for British fans, because the show is now airing exclusively in the UK on Virgin Media.
The first five episodes are available on demand to customers from today, December 1, while new episodes will be added each week after they air in the US.
David Bouchier, Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, said: “We are very excited about bringing Ash vs Evil Dead to the UK, exclusively for Virgin Media customers.
“This long-awaited and much anticipated series marks a step-change in our TV programming strategy and demonstrates the true potential for video on demand. By investing in original series and bringing more exclusive TV shows to Virgin Media customers, we are unlocking the power of the boxset once again. Ash Vs Evil Dead is just the start for Virgin Media customers.”