25 de febrero de 2017

The ‘Vampire Diaries’ Producer Just Revealed MAJOR Clues About the Finale

Though the Vampire Diaries series finale doesn't air until March 10, it seems everything that's rumored to go down – between Nina Dobrev's return and the death of a major character – is slowly being confirmed. Last night, series producer Julie Plec took to Twitter to run a Q&A session for fans. In the process, she revealed a lot about what's going to happen.

"Dear #TVD twitter," she began in her first post. "You guys have been very patient and open-minded while I do my tweeting about the world. Now it's your time. Any ???'s" Fans immediately began responding, asking whether or not the death in the final episode is a main character's (it is), if Delena would be having a reunion (they will come "face to face") and where the finale will be taking place (the Salvatore house).

A few other key pieces of information that were revealed in the process were that we will be seeing Katherine in the finale, there will either be flashbacks or forwards (or both), and there won’t be any new kids introduced, just the ones we’ve already met (Caroline and Alaric’s).

Amid some of the more pressing questions that had to do with the plot itself, Julie was also able to answer a few about what's included in the hour-long special before the finale airs ("a nice trip down memory lane with cast interviews and clips and stuff") and that her hardest goodbye would be to the entire cast and crew – she couldn't pick just one.

"It's pretty beautiful," she concluded when asked about whether or not she'd enjoy watching the show come to an end. "Sad, but beautiful."

22 de febrero de 2017

Playback: Dev Patel on ‘Lion’ and Diversity’s Double-Edged Sword

Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast.
On this week’s show, with the year winding down (but the season heating up), Jenelle Riley and I take a few reader questions. Is Isabelle Huppert a threat to upset the lead actress race? Are the top three Oscars — best picture, director and screenplay — going to go to three different films? How do the critics groups influence the race? Are any of the current frontrunners in danger of peaking early like “The Social Network” and “Boyhood” in years past? We ponder all of that and more.
A little later I’m talking to “Lion” star Dev Patel, who also popped up in “The Man Who Knew Infinity” earlier this year. Eight years after “Slumdog Millionaire” shot him out of a cannon, he’s finding his way through more and more leading man territory.
For more, listen to the latest episode of “Playback” below. Check back next week when I’ll be talking to “The Jungle Book” director Jon Favreau, and be sure to subscribe!


“I was still trying to grasp the art of acting in front of a camera,” Patel recalls of that time. “When I did the TV show before that, I didn’t know what a boom mic was or what ‘speed’ meant. The next audition I got was for [‘Slumdog Millionaire’] and it was a real blessing, but at the same time, for your first film to come out and win 8 Oscars and you’re walking these carpets with these cinematic greats, it kind of gives you a level of anxiety. I was 17, 18 at the time, and I was like, ‘God, I haven’t really been able to test the waters and make mistakes and build a taste, really, or a style. So that’s been interesting. I never quite felt worthy when I was walking those carpets.”
A lot of Patel’s performance is internalized because of the guilt he’s trying to carry across, which the real Saroo Brierley felt profoundly, knowing his family was out there looking for him after he disappeared from an Indian railway station. How did he and director Garth Davis zero in on that?
“It requires a bigger command,” Patel says. “It’s far more exhausting, actually. He’s looking at this blurry laptop screen and he’s trawling his past. He’s in a world of nostalgia, and that’s what we spoke about. There’s a man who you see glimpses of being cool and funny, and all of a sudden when this Pandora’s box is opened, he starts to retreat into a land of nostalgia and becomes less present. It affects all the relationships in his life. It’s difficult to portray that and not overcook it.”
And both of the roles he’s taken on this year, obviously being biopics, are specific in their ethnicity. Diversity has come under scrutiny in this business the last few years, and rightfully so, but the question is whether there is ever a sense of pigeon-holing based on ethnicity. Does Patel feel like certain doors remain maddeningly closed to him?
“It’s a really tricky question, that,” he says. “Does Robert De Niro play ethnically specific characters? We don’t torture him for the fact that he’s playing a white guy or an Italian. We just embrace it. It confuses me sometimes because I feel people are mad at me for playing [Indian-specific roles]. When I look at ‘Lion,’ I want people to look at the transformation I went through. I don’t want them to look at me as an Indian guy. I want them to look at, ‘He put on 25 pounds worth of weight. He changed his voice to sound like an Australian. He spent eight months prepping.’ That’s what I want them to see, because that’s difficult.”

He continues: “That being said, are there good scripts flooding in? No. And I would like to pride myself on the fact that out of the hundred Indian-centric scripts I get sent, the five I’ve chosen have landed. I had to fight for ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.’ I was too obvious for ‘Lion,’ coming off ‘Slumdog,’ so I had to fight for it. I just hope people don’t look past the struggle it takes for us. They’re doing us a bigger injustice that way. But yeah, I’d love to play a role that it doesn’t matter what his name is and where he’s from. It’s happening slowly.”
Patel had much more to say on that topic, in fact, and confided off the air that he was happy to wrangle with it in a much longer thought, as it’s something he’s often asked. Check out all of that and more in the streaming link above.
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21 de febrero de 2017


Happy news, DAYS fans: NBC has renewed the show for another year. “We feel so privileged to be able to continue the remarkable legacy of DAYS OF OUR LIVES,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment, in a statement.” “We thank [Executive Producer] Ken Corday and his team for their incredible accomplishments and look forward to all the stories from Salem that will continue to unfold.” Enthused Corday, “It’s a great day in Salem! We’re pleased to announce that after more than 51 years in the hearts and homes of our amazing fans, DAYS OF OUR LIVES will continue to be part of the NBC family. We are grateful to our incredible network and longstanding partner Sony for their continued support, and we look forward to what the future will bring under the new creative direction of the show. I’m especially proud to be able to shepherd DAYS into the new season, continuing my parents’ dream and the show’s legacy.” Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television, added, “DAYS OF OUR LIVES has a legacy of rich storytelling that has traveled across generations. Ken Corday and the cast and crew continue to deliver dynamic storylines and unforgettable performances, and we are proud to continue to bring this award-winning series to audiences both in the U.S. and around the world.”

16 de febrero de 2017

Elena Reunites With Stefan in New 'Vampire Diaries' Finale Promo - Watch Now!

So we already saw a first glimpse at Elena (Nina Dobrev) talking in the series finale, but now we know who she was talking to – Stefan (Paul Wesley)!

In this new promo via EW, Elena says, “What happened? What am I here right now?” to her smiling ex-boyfriend.

It looks like Elena and Stefan are outside in the scene, and he’s wearing a very dapper suit.

Also, is it just us or do his eyes seem a little teary?

Could Elena be returning for the Stefan and Caroline (Candice King) June wedding fans have been hoping for?

The Vampire Diaries series finale airs Friday, March 10 on The CW.

13 de febrero de 2017

Grammy awards 2017 – full list of winners

Chance the Rapper takes home best new artist and David Bowie’s Blackstar makes posthumous wins as the night unfolds with our definitive list

Album of the year

25 - Adele - WINNERLemonade - Beyoncé
Purpose - Justin Bieber
Views - Drake
Sailor’s Guide to Earth - Sturgill Simpson

Record of the year

Hello - Adele – WINNERFormation - Beyoncé
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Work - Rihanna
Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots

Song of the year

Formation - Beyoncé
Hello - Adele - WINNERI Took A Pill In Ibiza - Mike Posner
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
7 Years - Lukas Graham

Best rap album

Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book - WINNERDe La Soul - And The Anonymous Nobody
DJ Khaled - Major Key
Drake - Views
Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo

Best urban contemporary album

Beyonce - Lemonade - WINNERGallant - Ology
King - We Are King
Anderson Paak - Malibu
Rihanna - Anti

Best country solo performance

Love Can Go To Hell - Brandy Clark
Vice - Miranda Lambert
My Church - Maren Morris – WINNERChurch Bells - Carrie Underwood
Blue Ain’t Your Color - Keith Urban

Best rock song

Blackstar - David Bowie - WINNERBurn the Witch - Radiohead
Hardwired - Metallica
Heathens - Twenty One Pilots
My Name Is Human - Highly Suspect

Best pop duo/group performance

Closer - The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
7 Years - Lukas Graham
Work - Rihanna
Cheap Thrills - Sia featuring Sean Paul
Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots - WINNER

Best new artist

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper - WINNERMaren Morris
Anderson Paak

Best pop vocal album

Adele - 25 - WINNERJustin Bieber - Purpose
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Demi Lovato - Confident
Sia - This Is Acting

Best pop solo performance

Hello - Adele - WINNERHold Up - Beyoncé
Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
Piece By Piece (Idol Version) - Kelly Clarkson
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Best R&B performance

BJ The Chicago Kid - Turnin’ Me Up
Ro James - Permission
Musiq Soulchild - I Do
Rihanna - Needed Me
Solange - Cranes In the Sky - WINNER

Best R&B song

PartyNextDoor Featuring Drake - Come See Me
Bryson Tiller - Exchange
Rihanna - Kiss It Better
Maxwell - Lake By the Ocean - WINNERTory Lanez - Luv

Best rap performance

Chance The Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - No Problem - WINNERDesiigner - Panda
Drake featuring the Throne - Pop Style
Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared - All the Way Up
Schoolboy Q featuring Kanye West - That Part

Best rap/sung performance

Drake - Hotline Bling - WINNER
Beyoncé featuring Kendrick Lamar - Freedom
DRAM featuring Lil Yachty - Broccoli
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream - Ultralight Beam
Kanye West featuring Rihanna - Famous

Best R&B album

BJ The Chicago Kid - In My Mind
Lalah Hathaway - Lalah Hathaway Live - WINNERTerrace Martin - Velvet Portraits
Mint Condition - Healing Season
Mya - Smoove Jones

Best rap song

Fat Joe & Remy Ma featuring French Montana & Infared - All The Way Up
Kanye West featuring Rihanna - Famous
Drake - Hotline Bling - WINNERChance the Rapper featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - No Problem
Kanye West featuring Chance the Rapper, Kelly Price, Kirk Franklin & The-Dream - Ultralight Beam

Best metal performance

Baroness - Shock Me
Silvera - Gojira
Korn - Rotting In Vain
Megadeth - Dystopia - WINNERPeriphery - The Price is Wrong

Best rock performance

Alabama Shakes - Joe (Live from Austin City Limits)
Beyoncé featuring Jack White - Don’t Hurt Yourself
David Bowie - Blackstar - WINNERDisturbed - The Sound of Silence (Live on Conan)
Twenty One Pilots - Heathens

Best dance recording

Bob Moses - Tearing Me Up
The Chainsmokers - Don’t Let Me Down - WINNERFlume - Never Be Like You
Riton - Rinse and Repeat
Sofi Tukker - Drinkee

Best dance/electronic album

Skin - Flume - WINNERElectronica 1: The Time Machine - Jean-Michel Jarre
Epoch - Tycho
Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future - Underworld

Best music video

Beyonce - Formation - WINNERLeon Bridges - River
Coldplay - Up and Up
Jamie xx - Gosh
OK Go - Upside Down and Inside Out

Best country song

Keith Urban - Blue Ain’t Your Color
Thomas Rhett - Die A Happy Man
Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw - WINNERMy Church - Maren Morris
Miranda Lambert - Vice

Best country duo/group performance

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King - Different For Girls
Brothers Osborne - 21 Summer
Kenny Chesney and Pink - Setting the World On Fire
Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton - Jolene - WINNERChris Young With Cassadee Pope - Think of You
For a complete list of the 2017 Grammy nominees in all 83 categories, go to the official website.

12 de febrero de 2017

Lady Gaga arma una fiesta en su clóset preparándose para los Grammys (+ Videos)

Todos nos preguntamos qué look usará esta noche en la #AlfombraRojaE!

Una semana después de haber brillado en el medio tiempo del Súper Bowl, Lady Gaga se presentará esta noche en los Grammys... Y, como suele suceder con una megaestrella de su talla, todo el mundo está muy ansioso por ver con qué nos sorprenderá en esta oportunidad...

La cantante publicó este sábado varios videos en su cuenta de Instagram en los que se le ve bailando como si nadie la estuviese viendo (a pesar de que tiene más de 22 millones de seguidores).
Cantando y bailando, con el mismo espíritu de la semana pasada, la intérprete de Joanne se ve que está muy emocionada con su actuación de esta noche... ¿Y cómo no estarlo si a pesar de las críticas, su show en el súper bowl fue uno de los mas vistos en los últimos años, además de que esta semana oficializó su nuevo noviazgo.

¿Qué nos tendrá preparado para esta noche?

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7 de febrero de 2017

Zayn Malik Defends Gigi Hadid As Fans Blast Her for Mocking Asian People on Instagram

Not everyone is buying his argument.

Zayn Malik is standing up for girlfriend Gigi Hadid as the model weathers accusations of racism stemming from an Instagram video that showed her imitating Asian facial features at a dinner party over the weekend.
With Gigi having yet to speak out on the controversy, a Twitter user messaged Zayn to find out how he feels about the video. The "I Don't Wanna Live Forever" singer offered a somewhat cheeky defense, insisting that Gigi adores Asians and fans should take his word for it.

An apology seems to be the only thing fans are interested in hearing at this point.

4 de febrero de 2017

Feeling the Buzz: Stars Who Would Shave Their Head for a Role

One part of being an actor is being able to completely transform your look to get into character. After all, when you're on stage, on screen, or in another role, you're not yourself – you're portraying a completely different person who exists in a different world. So it's no surprise that a lot of our favorite stars have gone through dramatic hair makeovers for their craft – and others are 100% willing to do so if a role requires it.

Celebs like Selena GomezDove Cameron, and more of your faves have confessed that they would go so far as to shave their heads to transform into another character – and actors like Joey King and Amandla Stenberg have already gone through with it to fantastic results!

Click through the gallery to find out which of your favorite stars have shared that they would shave their heads for a role – and see which actors have actually gone for it! Then, let us know if you'd ever make the bold move yourself by commenting below.

Selena Gomez

Selena has said she would go to great lengths to prove to casting directors that she can play any character.

"I’ll cut my hair, I’ll shave it, I’ll dye it. I’d go there in order for people to let Selena go," she told W.

Dove Cameron

Dove shared that she would change up her look in any way for a role!

Sofia Carson

"I always wanted to shave my hair off like Natalie Portman did," Sofia tells our sister site M. (Natalie shaved her head on camera for her role in V for Vendetta.)

Amandla Stenberg

Amandla shaved their head for a part in the upcoming film Where Hands Touch.

"I shaved my head for the role. Feels really good. I feel so aerodynamic now. I've achieved ultimate speed," the star posted on Instagram.

Joey King

Joey shaved her head for her role in Wish I Was Here.

"I was really nervous. I did it myself on camera—it was pretty crazy," she confessed.

Katherine McNamara

Kat's red hair is iconic, and she went blonde for roles before. But she says she'd even go more extreme if the right part came along.

Blake Michael

Blake is a little bit on the fence about a major hair makeover, but he once said he'd consider it!

Karen Gillan

Karen completely shaved her head for her role in Guardians of the Galaxy.

"I had to formally agree to shave my head before I could even audition for the role," Karen shared. "But that was something I was really up for doing because I just think it's amazing! I think everybody should do it once in their life. It was a really weird experience, but it was also weirdly liberating. And fun and interesting as a social experiment just to see how differently people treated me."

"I think people were pretty intimidated by me, and I kind of liked it while I was playing the role. It's never happened to me before!"

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel buzzed his own hair on camera for his role in Imperium.

"It was very important to both of us that it be captured for real on film; it’s an emotional moment for the character as well," director Daniel Ragussis said about the moment. “On the day, everyone on the crew was nervous and excited. It was one of those ‘you’re only getting one take of this!’ moments. We only had one camera so we had to get it right. It was definitely surreal — like the character himself, we were all taking a big step into the unknown when he started using those clippers! And after that moment, there was no looking back.”

Actress Millie Bobby Brown shaved her head for her role in Stranger Things.

"They told me, 'I want you to have the mind-frame of Charlize Theron in Mad Max,'" she told IndieWire. "And we did this sort of split-screen of her and me, and the resemblance was amazing! I thought, 'Wow, that's such an amazing way to put it, you know?' It was the best decision I’ve ever, ever made."

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