‘Westworld’: Stars, Producers Talk Season One Surprises at PaleyFest
Fans of HBO’s “Westworld” weren’t the only ones fascinated by the show’s continuous twists and turns. During Saturday’s PaleyFest session at the Dolby Theater, stars of the fantasy drama revealed that they were kept in the dark throughout the production process on season one.
Ed Harris, who plays the mysterious Man in Black, got a big surprise early in during filming.
“I walked by my trailer and someone told me that Jimmi (Simpson) was the guy playing the younger me and I was like, ‘What?’ ” said Harris.
Evan Rachel Wood, who plays Dolores, had just as much fun as many fans guessing what potential storylines for rest of the season would be.
“One of my theories was that Arnold was at the center of the maze or that all of our human versions were going to be locked in there! I didn’t know Bernard was a host when we were doing our »
- Maria Cavassuto
I. Marlene King Says ‘the Majority of People Will Be Happy’ With ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Finale
Nostalgia and anticipation filled the air at the Dolby Theatre Saturday afternoon at the “Pretty Little Liars” panel for PaleyFest La. In front of a rowdy crowd, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Tyler Blackburn, and almost all of the show’s stars sat down for a discussion about the Freeform drama’s seven-year history, while also looking forward at the series’ final 10 episodes, which begin airing next month.
The event started with a sneak peek at the first minute of the final season and then proceeded with a moderated conversation with the cast and two producers. The conversation, peppered with impromptu scene-readings by cast members, focused mainly on the long journey they had all taken with the show. The actors, who reunited after finishing shooting in October, shared stories about when they were cast and the friendships that developed on set.
Benson, who sat near the middle in between Mitchell and Blackburn, revealed »
- Daniel Grzywacz
‘Big Little Lies:’ Laura Dern’s Mom Thinks Her Daughter’s Character Is too Cruel to Reese Witherspoon
Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon developed a friendship while working on the 2014 film “Wild” together, and are currently starring as high-class enemies on the HBO limited series “Big Little Lies.” But Dern has revealed that playing the antagonistic role has upset her mother, who loves Witherspoon’s charm.
Speaking to The New York Times, Dern revealed that her mother, the iconic actress Diane Ladd, was shaken by the performance.
“My mother called me—and she’s an actress—and goes, ‘You didn’t prepare me for what a bitch you are,’” she said. “I’m like, ‘I didn’t know I was supposed to prepare you for any character I play!’ And she said, ‘Yeah, but you’re a bitch to Reese.’”
Witherspoon’s mother was also disturbed by the show’s vitriol. »
- William Earl
Aaron Hernandez Might Actually beat His Double Murder Charge After All
Before you go rushing to conclusions that Aaron Hernandez is going to get out of jail, start working out, and join the Patriots again, let’s just put those images to bed, and quick. On Thursday, Hernandez’s lawyer Jose Baez introduced a deleted text message witness Alexander Bradley sent in 2013 to his lawyer suggesting he was not certain who had shot him in the face. Bradley also claims he witnessed the former Patriots tight end murder both Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in a fatal shooting back in 2013. However, the text shows otherwise: This is via The Daily
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- Nat Berman
Feud Recap: Female Trouble
In Sunday’s Feud: Bette and Joan, the stars of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? braced for failure. But, as you well know, the movie was anything but a flop. How did Davis and Crawford, as accustomed as they were to being counted out, handle the success? Read on…
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‘I Couldn’T Have Done It Without You’ | As “More, or Less” began, Bette and Joan were learning just how little the pre-release buzz on Baby Jane was doing for their careers. After Bette »
America’s Oldest Working Nurse, 91, Has Been on the Job for 70 years
I know that we’re very focused on television and movies here but on occasion I do actually watch news programs on TV. There happened to be a segment on NBC Nightly news with Lester Holt on the other night that I had been meaning to share. It’s the story of Florence “SeeSee” Rigney and her 70-year-0ld job as a Registered Nurse. How in the world could she hold this job for that long? Simple, she’s 91 and still going strong today. She’s currently the oldest nurse in the United States. SeeSee says, “I do have something to get up for
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- Nat Berman
Sean Hannity Defends Himself After Ted Koppel Says “He’s Bad For America” On ‘CBS Sunday Morning’
Fox News host Sean Hannity called out CBS for editing his interview with veteran journalist Ted Koppel on CBS Sunday Morning, after Koppel said that Hannity's show is “bad for America." "’Fake Edited News' CBS News release the unedited 45-minute interview so people can see the Bs games you play in the edit room. I dare you!" he wrote, adding "Funny behind the scenes, after I answered the first question, Ted said 'none of that will air.' So I kept saying, 'Ted you need to… »
‘Girls’ Review: A Baby Daddy Surfaces While Another Character Grows Up
Last Week’S Review: Hannah Finally Confronts Her Future While Erasing Her Past
Love Her or Hate Her
Whatever Hannah’s full reaction to Adam’s movie is will have to wait, because this episode was all about some hard realizations that made us really feel for the character. Despite her better judgment Hannah finally got a hold of Paul-Louis (returning guest star Riz Ahmed) and just came right out with the pregnancy news. Well, after she reminded the guy who she was (surf article… threw up in his bed… said she had a lot of pubic hair). Hearing and seeing his freaked out and then relieved reactions when Hannah explained she didn’t need anything but was only fulfilling her moral sense of duty was like waking up from a weird romance with the character, both for us as viewers and for Hannah.
Although we had no reason »
- Amber Dowling
‘Homeland’ Recap: Carrie Learns to Say No in Episode 10, ‘The Flag House’
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not seen the March 26 episode of “Homeland.”
Carrie Mathison learns an important lesson in “The Flag House,” as Season 6 of “Homeland” heads into its final two hours.
Peter Quinn, Dar Adal, and President-elect Elizabeth Keane have flashier moments in the 10th episode of the season, but there are two big Carrie moments that are revealing about this most complicated character, limned to near perfection by Claire Danes.
For one, we get the extraordinary sight of Carrie Mathison telling the next president of the United States: “I can’t.” With her daughter Franny already a pawn of the larger conspiracy, Carrie can’t risk charging ahead with her plan to go on the record about CIA honcho Dar Adal’s past shortcomings as a way to stop his maniacal campaign against President-elect Keane. This tells us that Carrie took the words of her court-appointed counselor seriously two episodes back when »
- Cynthia Littleton
‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Everyone’s Allegiances Are Tested in ‘Something They Need’
Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the penultimate episode of season 7 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Something They Need.”
If there’s one place where “The Walking Dead” consistently delivers, it’s raids. Rick and co. are so damn good at running up into other settlements and taking what they want, as much a testament to their apocalyptic skills as the show’s directors. In this case, the credit goes to Michael Slovis, who previously directed the infamous “Thank You” episode and worked as cinematographer on the unimpeachable “Breaking Bad.”
But before we get into the great action of “Something They Need,” let’s take a step back and recap what’s going on in the rest of this crazy world. Sasha, unsurprisingly, has gone and gotten herself captured by the Saviors. Some creep named David visits her cell and immediately starts throwing out rape vibes when she asks for water. It »
- Ian Servantes
‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Something They Need’ Has A Lot Going On, But Little To Show For It
Last Week’S Review: Everyone Gets a Chance To Bury The Hatchet In ‘The Other Side’
Whose Episode Is It?
It’s the penultimate episode, so it’s time to check in with just about everybody (the Kingdom excluded). That makes “Something They Need” a busy episode, but not a particularly compelling one. The issue is that while the back half of Season 7 has been a vast improvement over the first, its plotting has been overly predictable, since it’s mostly been about Rick assembling his army, a mission that will obviously succeed because the show doesn’t have anywhere to go, otherwise. The all-out war is clearly being held for next year, and there’s not enough time left in this season to build up any specific stakes or narrative steam to make the Season 7 finale worth looking forward to. What does happen this episode is completely expected: The Ricketeers gets Oceanside’s guns, »
- Jeff Stone
The Walking Dead Recap: Life Swap
You know how it is. In a zombie wasteland, allegiances can shift faster than a corpse can turn. So it probably won’t come as a huge shock that, in Sunday’s penultimate Season 7 episode of The Walking Dead, a couple of major characters appeared to be switching teams. Who really was turning their back on their community, and who was just faking? Read on…
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‘If I Want Greenery, I Eat A Salad’ | Let’s start our recap at the Hilltop, why don’t we? After observing Maggie’s leadership skills in action, »
Will the Kardashians Be Getting an Animated Series?
This is the first and probably the last time I’ll ever be posting two Keeping up with the Kardashians articles in the same day, but there’s no way I could keep this news to myself. So yeah, it looks like the Kardashians might be making even more money than they already do. Not only do they rake it in with their show, endorsements, social media posts, various businesses, apps, products, and about 6 million other things, now they’re going to have an animated series? According to People A source close to the Kardashians tells People that the family has been
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- Nat Berman
Homeland Season 6 Episode 10 Review: “The Flag House”
We’re in the home stretch of Homeland Season 6. Tonight’s episode, “The Flag House,” is the first of this season’s final three episodes, and while there are no major reveals (ones that we didn’t know about before anyway) or shocking deaths, this week’s Homeland still remains a tension-filled installment from beginning to end and nicely sets up the last two hours of the season, which should feature all the fireworks that fans have of the show have been waiting to see over the past 10 episodes. What “The Flag House” does best throughout its running time is remind us just how deep and wide
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- Chris King
Homeland Recap: A Deal With the Devil
Need to catch up? Check out the previous Homeland recap here.
Carrie admitted defeat to Dar Adal this week on Homeland to get a chance to see her daughter Franny. But look out, Dar: Your evil empire has some cracks in the foundation.
Carrie’s excited for her supervised visit with Franny, but first, she has to meet with Keane’s Doj nominee and testify against Dar (and Saul) in the whole Berlin mess. When the driver drops her off to testify, though, he makes an ominous reference to her visit with Franny. Carrie quickly calls the child-services worker Christine, »
Once Upon A Time Review: Several Characters Return Marked On “Page 23”
Think about how impossible it must be to act alongside yourself. More and more common in present day are actors playing dual roles, and in Once Upon A Time those supernatural situations arise more frequently than you’d think. Facing off against oneself was a theme throughout this episode. Though some of it was physical and some of it was emotional, “Page 23” used several returning characters to help some of the main characters battle their most powerful enemies: themselves. This week on Once Upon A Time: Captain Hook seeks Captain Nemo’s advice, but doesn’t take it in time to not screw things up
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- Nick Hogan
Once Upon a Time Recap: Regina's Change of Heart, Hook Sunk by Secret
This week on ABC’s Once Upon a Time, Regina and the Evil Queen had a duel to the “death,” while Hook embarked on a most unexpected voyage.
RelatedOnce Upon a Time on the Bubble and Eyeing a ‘Reset’: Should ABC Keep or Cut?
Upon making the acquaintance of the Wish Realm’s Robin, the Truly Evil Queen scoffed at his idea to get a new start in New York. Rather, she offers him return passage to the Wish Realm, in trade for his help in digging up the Spear Shears of Destiny, with which she plans to sever »
Who Knew This 2013 Donald Trump Tweet Would be So Relevant Today?
The first thing I wondered about this Donald Trump tweet was whether or not he stole it from somewhere. Amazingly Trump did not. I liken this quote to my favorite quote from the movie Rounders” If you can’t spot the sucker in your first half hour at the table, then you Are the sucker. While the quotes are a little different, there’s similar meaning behind the two. The point of both of these quotes is to be prepared, have all the knowledge at your side, and know what to do with all of it. Sometimes having all the weapons is
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- Nat Berman
‘Scandal’ Cast Tease 100th Episode & Characters’ Fates At Emotional Panel – PaleyFest
Gladiators united at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday afternoon for the Scandal PaleyFest panel. Representing the hit Shonda Rhimes drama were stars Kerry Washington, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Perry, Bellamy Young, Joshua Malina, Scott Foley, George Newbern, Cornelius Smith Jr. and Joe Morton. Before the panel began, the audience was treated with a screening of the pilot episode, reliving the first time they were introduced to the… »
Here’s What You Don’t Know about Laura Kinney From Logan
After 17 years, two of the most recognizable X-Men in the movie world — Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Patrick Stewart’s Professor Charles Xavier — have given their final bows as their beloved characters. Logan may be the most dystopian X-film, but it also represents a new beginning, introducing a brand new character — Laura Kinney — played by Dafne Keen. But what do we know about this fresh mutant hero and the young actress who portrays her? Very simply put, Laura Kinney is a clone of Wolverine engineered to do everything her “father” can do which is obviously a bit
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- Nat Berman
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