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New ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Trailer Promises No Dry or Wet Humping With Campers (Video)
In the newest trailer for Netflix’s upcoming “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp,” H. Jon Benjamin lays down the rules to his fellow camp counselors. “No relations between campers and counselors,” he says. “This includes: dry humping, necking, wet humping, finger banging, wheelbarrow-ing, salt water taffy-ing.” That is just one of a series of hilarious exchanges in the latest preview of the prequel series to the cult favorite 2001 film “Wet Hot American Summer.” See video: Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd Camp It Up in First 'Wet Hot American Summer' Trailer Original stars Bradley Cooper, »
- Joe Otterson
Superman is Jesus and Lex Luthor has hilarious hair in new 'Batman v Superman' images
This morning Entertainment Weekly unveiled our best look yet into the world Zack Snyder is building with “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The crop of photos covers everything Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor to Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman’s alter ego Diana Prince to a Batman so emo even Lego Batman would be like “Dude, chill.” First up, a still image as Superman that evokes Jesus imagery. In case the metaphor wasn’t sinking in yet. We’ve also got a Lex Luthor with flowing locks that would make Fabio jealous. Does this mean Lex going bald is a plot point? Probably. Bruce Wayne and Diana Prince engage in some upper-class recreational activities. Is this their meet-cute or has Wonder Woman’s alter ego been among humanity for quite some time by the opening credits? Ben Affleck gets some direction from director Zack Snyder. Of course, no set »
- Donna Dickens
'The Walking Dead' Season 6 photos welcome you to the gun show
The first trailer for “The Walking Dead” Season 6 will be released next week during San Diego Comic-Con. Until then, AMC has given fans a tantalizing taste of what’s to come with photos of Glenn, Maggie, and Daryl courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. It was only a matter of time before things bottomed out in Alexandria and if these images are anything to go by, the Group’s time in civilization is drawing to a close. Glenn is in the midst of firing a round — as noted by the shell casing majestically twirling away from the gun — while sporting some brand-new facial injuries. Maggie might not be visibly injured, but her stance is one of someone ready to shoot a suburbanite. Daryl continues to be Daryl: nonplussed and ready for action. The lack of cookie-cutter houses behind him may indicate he’s already blown the Alexandria popsicle stand. »
- Donna Dickens
Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego Through 2018 (Exclusive)
One of the largest pop culture conventions in the world is staying put, at least for another two years. Comic-Con organizers have reached a deal to remain in San Diego through 2018, sources confirm to Variety. An announcement is expected later this morning.
San Diego has been the home of Comic-Con since it first began in 1970, but with an average over 130,000 attendees in recent years, the event, held at the San Diego Convention Center, had begun to outgrow its Bayfront property.
Comic-Con organizers were strongly considering relocating to a larger convention center in Southern California, such as Los Angeles or Anaheim, when the current contract expires next year.
At the heart of the intense negotiations was San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer trying to convince dozens of local hotels to keep the cost down on their room rates, which tend to skyrocket during the always sold-out event.
A spokesman for Comic-Con was not available for comment. »
- Stuart Oldham
Your First Look at Deadpool and His Guns
Lots of superheroes explicitly don’t use guns, but not Deadpool. Deadpool uses guns. And with the first official photo from the movie, Ryan Reynolds and the people behind the hard-r Deadpool movie wanted to remind everyone of exactly that. What is he doing with the guns? By the looks of it, shooting one man and one old car. He's not called Alivepool for a reason. »
- Jesse David Fox
How to Master Patriotic Style—Without Looking Like a Human American Flag
Let's be honest: It's hard to wear red, white and blue without looking like a walking American flag. We're all for patriotism, especially come this July 4 weekend, but there's a fine line between fashion-forward festivity and just straight-up costume. So how do we celebrate our nation's birthday without being quite so literal? We turn to the stars for inspiration. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself in the holiday spirit, here's how to do it at every level. Color Coded Red, white and blue all over? Your Betsy Ross' dream realized. For the modern-day gal, keep things simple with a single-tone ensemble in white or America's favorite primary colors. While the »
Is Paul Rudd Down for a Clueless Reunion? Watch and Find Out!
It's no secret that Clueless is one of the most beloved films from the '90s, and with the endless amount of reboots today, it seems like only a matter of time before we see Cher Horowitz on the big screen again. So, when E! News caught up with Paul Rudd, who played Josh in the coming-of-age comedy, which also starred Alicia Silverstone as Cher and Stacey Dash as Dionne, we had to ask the 46-year-old star if he'd be up for a reunion. "I don't know," Rudd told E! News while receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. "I think they're getting ready to do it as a Broadway musical. I've heard about that recently, which is »
Christopher Reeve's Daughter Alexandra Welcomes Baby Boy, Names Son After Her Late Father
And baby makes three! Alexandra Reeve Givens, the daughter of late actor Christopher Reeve, welcomed her first child, a baby boy, last month, E! News has confirmed. Alexandra and her hubby Garren Givens honored her dad by naming their son after the late Superman star. "Alexandra Reeve Givens and Garren Givens welcomed their first child Christopher Russel Reeve Givens on June 13 in Washington D.C.," a rep for the famous family tells E! News. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation also announced the news via their Twitter with, "Congrats to Alexandra Reeve Givens on the birth of her son Christopher Russel! He is already rocking #TeamReeve gear." A family spokesperson told People of »
Animation Guild Reaches Deal with Producers
The Animation Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have reached a tentative agreement on a three‐year successor deal to the master contract for Hollywood animation writers, artists and technicians.
The deal was reached Wednesday night following three days of bargaining. If ratified by members, the successor deal will run from Aug. 1 to July 31, 2018.
The guild, which operates as Local 839 of the Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, said the new deal follows the contours of the 2015 Iatse Hollywood Basic Agreement including a 3% annual increase to wage minimums; unchanged health benefits; 10% increases in pension benefits for individuals retiring after Aug. 1; an updated New Media Side Letter that conforms to new dedia deals negotiated by SAG‐AFTRA, DGA, WGA and the Iatse in earlier negotiations.
The deal also includes higher health and pension contributions for freelance storyboard artists and timing directors.
The negotiation committee included Animation Guild President Jack Thomas, »
- Dave McNary
Elisabeth Moss’ Thriller ‘Queen of Earth’ Set for Aug. 26 Release
“Queen of Earth,” which premiered in February at the Berlin Film Festival, centers on Moss’s character dealing with the death of her father and being dumped by her boyfriend while attempting to relax at the lake house of her best friend, played by Katherine Waterston. Relaxation proves impossible to find as fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear and Moss’s character suffers a breakdown.
Variety’s Scott Foundas gave the film a strong review, calling it “unnerving” and “acidly funny.”
IFC picked up the U.S. rights in April.
- Dave McNary
TV, Movie Animators Agree to New 3-Year Deal With Hollywood Producers
The Animation Guild, Local 839 Iatse and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached agreement on a new three‐year collective bargaining agreement late Wednesday night after three days of bargaining. The new pact will run from Aug. 1, 2015 to July 31, 2018, and follows the contours of the 2015 Iatse Hollywood Basic Agreement. The deal includes: * 3 percent increases to contract wage minimums (compounded). * Unchanged Health Benefits (including no increases to premiums for dependents) * 10 increases in pension benefits for individuals retiring after August 1, 2015. * An updated New Media Side Letter that conforms to New Media deals negotiated by SAG‐AFTRA, DGA, »
- Todd Cunningham
Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers Dominate Late-Night Ratings Again in Q2
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have concluded another quarter that left the late-night competition in the dust. “The Tonight Show” averaged a 1.04 rating in the key adults 18-49 demographic, and 3.573 million viewers overall for 2015’s second quarter. That was 68 percent higher than Jimmy Kimmel’s average demo rating, and 32 percent better than the ABC late-night talk show in total viewers. CBS has run its “Summer Showcase” at 11:30 p.m. ever since David Letterman retired, which “Tonight” topped by a 121 percent demo margin, and 33 percent in overall audience. That demo percentage becomes another 68 percent advantage when combined with “The Late Show »
- Tony Maglio
How Does Magic Mike Xxl Stack Up? Real Male Strippers Rate the Moves
The dance moves (if one can call them that) in Magic Mike Xxl are good. Really good. In fact, Channing Tatum and his gyrating hips might be the only reason to see the movie in the first place. But the question at hand today is: How do the onscreen strippers measure up to the real thing? Sure, Tatum may have been a male entertainer back in the day, but it's been a long time since he was onstage for real. As such, the team at The Daily Share decided to gather some real life exotic dancers to have a look at the flick and give some input. What they said will, actually, make you want to run out and see all this hip gyrating for yourself. The panel of strippers included such renowned entertainers as Awesome »
Universal's new 'Fast & Furious Supercharged' ride points at the park's future
As I wrote in one of my "25 Years In La" pieces, I was a tour guide at Universal Studios. Technically, we were "studio guides," and in my time at the park, I did many different jobs. I was Leatherface for a full run of Halloween Horror Nights, and I managed to win a nod for "Best Scare" at the end of the event. That doesn't really mean anything, but it felt great at the end of a really tough eleven or twelve straight days. I worked "Backdraft" when it was an attraction that took up a full soundstage, and I made up my own slightly insane tweaks to the script that entertained me, if no one else. My friend and I figured out where we could stand in the "E.T." ride so we could say names to it at the beginning of the ride, since the end of the ride »
- Drew McWeeny
Steve Wozniak on ‘Steve Jobs’ Trailer: ‘I Felt a Lot of the Real Jobs’
“I don’t talk that way,” Wozniak said in an email to Bloomberg. “The lines I heard spoken were not things I would say but carried the right message, at least partly,” he said. “I felt a lot of the real Jobs in the trailer, although a bit exaggerated.”
Wozniak is referring to the scene in the trailer in which the Wozniak character tells Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender, that he has taken credit for Apple Inc. without actually doing much.
“What do you do? You’re not an engineer. You’re not a designer. You can’t put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board. The graphical interface was stolen. So how come, 10 times in a day, I »
- Mannie Holmes
16 Movies to See (Or Not See) This Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is upon us. That means you'll probably spend just enough time under the sun—baking in its heat, getting sweaty, feeling light-headed, peeling clothes from your body, worrying about melanoma, talking to people you see all the time, anyway—to realize that you'd rather not be spending time under the sun. When that occurs, know that there are plenty of options awaiting you at a nearby movie house. Here's a list of 16 flicks— and what Vulture's reviewers had to say about them—to help expedite your escape from the outdoors. Magic Mike XXLThe Channing Tatum-produced follow-up to 2012's surprise hit Magic Mike, Xxl is fun despite the inherent cynicism of sequels, according to David Edelstein: “My hunch is that the whole thing was thrown together quickly and shot on the fly, which accounts for the loose narrative and let’s-put-on-a-show sense of immediacy. And »
- Jack Holmes
Is 'Pinocchio' in Paul Thomas Anderson's wheelhouse?
"I wanted to make something my kids could see." Ah, if I had a dollar for every time I've heard that phrase, I could retire comfortably by now. It's a common refrain because many artists start their careers with a kind of ferocity, unafraid to explore any topic, unwilling to compromise, and determined to demolish taboos in every form. But like everyone, when they have kids, they are changed by that experience, and it makes sense that when those kids start asking about what their parents do, those parents get real motivated real fast to be involved in something that they can share with their kids. There's nothing I've made that I can show my own kids any time soon. "Cigarette Burns," "Pro-Life," and "Skin and Bones" are all horror with some truly nasty and dark little corners. I'm not even sure how I'd preface screening any of those for the boys. »
- Drew McWeeny
Oscars: Biopics, Diversity Dearth Shape Midyear Race
As 2015 hits the halfway mark, it’s encouraging that so many upcoming films look promising — because so far, the Oscar possibilities are meager, to say the least.
Once again, fact-based dramas will dominate awards buzz. There are at least 14 with scheduled dates, and another three possibilities for this year. Six of these earn the highest possible praise: People from rival studios like them.
That roster includes “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp as mob kingpin Whitey Bulger; “Concussion,” about the NFL’s efforts to deny the repercussions of players’ repeated concussions; “Spotlight,” with Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams as the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered child abuse in the Catholic Church; “Trumbo,” about Dalton Trumbo and the House Un-American Activities Committee; “Truth,” the Dan Rather-George W. Bush scandal pic; and “The Walk,” about high-wire artist Philippe Petit, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Other reality-based pics that are either »
- Tim Gray
Channing Tatum Out-Vogues Madonna, Makes the Funky Chicken Dance Sexy & More—Watch Now!
God bless Channing Tatum! There aren't many men who can make the "funky chicken" sexy, and there are even fewer who could even think of out-vogueing Madonna, but this Magic Xxl hunk is a true American treasure—he can do it all! In video for Vanity Fair, Channing demonstrated seven moves in 30 seconds—on command! When he's not impersonating poultry or bringing the '80s back, he's doing classic, usually cheesy dance moves in a way that only a real-life former stripper could perfect: His running man will make you sweat, his twist will wind you up, his hula will have you begging for a lei and his pony will have you sending personal notes of praise to Ginuwine. That Jenna Dewan »
Marisa Tomei Joins Empire Season 2—Get the Scoop On Her New Role!
The star power for Empire season two just keeps on growing with Marisa Tomei! Fox's breakout hit drama just cast the Oscar winner in a major season two role, and it's sure to bring some big drama for the Lyon family. As if they didn't have enough to deal with, since Lucious (Terrence Howard) is still behind bars! Deadline reports that Tomei has landed the recurring role of Mimi Whiteman on the hip hop music business drama. Mimi is a demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved in Lyon family drama...meaning Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) better watch her back! A Forbes list billionairess, Mimi is a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion...and beautiful women. Other major stars »
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