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‘Bones’ Series Finale Postmortem: Showrunner Michael Peterson on How This May Not Be the End (Spoilers)
Read no further if you haven’t seen the series finale (for now) of “Bones.” Spoilers ahead!
There are any number of ways to end a series. There’s the flat cut to black; the reveal that this has all been a dream. Most of them involve some level of controversy after the fact. But when it came time to end “Bones” after 12 seasons on Fox, showrunners Michael Peterson and Jonathan Collier wanted to send their characters riding off into the sunset fully intact. And so we ended not with a bang or a whimper, but with Booth and Brennan bantering into the black. Peterson called up Variety to discuss the very last episode of “Bones” — and why it may not be the very last episode of “Bones.”
Unlike some finales, we don’t get a special last line of dialogue — it’s more akin to the end of a regular episode. When »
- Oriana Schwindt
Billy Eichner Cast in ‘American Horror Story’ Season 7
The comedian is the newest star to come aboard Ryan Murphy’s anthology series, which switches up the cast each season, but also brings back returning players in new roles for each installment.
Details on Eichner’s character or storyline are being kept under wraps, staying true to “American Horror Story’s” secretive nature. The theme of Season 7 is also unknown at this point.
The funny-man has been cast in a heavily recurring role, and will appear in more than half of the episodes for Season 7, according to Deadline, who reports Eichner will play a close confidante of Paulson’s character and will mostly be wearing “mysterious tank tops.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TLC to Revive ‘Trading Spaces,’ Animal Planet Takes Aim at ‘My Fat Pet’
TLC unveiled its plan to revive the show at the Discovery Communications upfront presentation Tuesday in New York, where the company unveiled a slew of new programs for core channels Discovery, Investigation Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Own. Among the new offerings that got a rise out of the upfront crowd was “My Fat Pet,” an Animal Planet series that vows to tackle obesity among cats and dogs.
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav gave a shout-out in his opening remarks to TLC for its growth spurt during the past year. He credited TLC president Nancy Daniels with understanding the mood of the cabler’s largely female audience and the desire for a respite from the topsy-turvy world of politics and the edgier aspects of pop culture.
“TLC is Middle America,” Zaslav »
- Cynthia Littleton
Paramount’s ‘Amusement Park’ Movie to Become Nickelodeon TV Show After Theatrical Release
Paramount’s Motion Picture Group President Marc Evans announced that the studio’s 2018 animated release “Amusement Park” is headed to Nickelodeon as a TV series. The TV series is aiming to launch in 2019, said Nickelodeon Chief Marketing Officer Pam Kaufman, who joined Evans on stage at CinemaCon 2017 in Las Vegas Tuesday. The project is a Ilion Animation Studios production that Paramount will distribute, and has a voice cast that includes Mila Kunis, Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Ken Jeong and Jeffrey Tambor. Also Read: Dwayne Johnson Calls 'Baywatch' Cast the 'Avengers of the Beach' Viacom CEO Bob Bakish gave »
- Matt Donnelly
WGA to Send Strike Authorization Vote to Membership
Writers Guild of America’s two boards voted unanimously to send a vote to its membership, raising the stakes in the contract wrangling with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
The board of the WGA West and council of the WGA East have approved the recommendation from the WGA negotiating committee to conduct a strike authorization vote among the 12,000 members of both guilds. The negotiating committee took that step on Friday after ending two weeks of contract talks with the AMPTP. The current Minimum Basic Agreement, jointly negotiated by West and East, expires on May 1.
The strike authorization vote does not mean the writers will automatically walk. But a vote by the membership is necessary before the governing bodies of both guilds can call a strike against the studios. The turnout and vote on the authorization question will also be a bellwether of how strongly the membership feels about a work stoppage if the sides »
- Cynthia Littleton
Michelle Pfeiffer Reveals She “Cried Herself To Sleep” During Scarface Filming
Before Michelle Pfeiffer landed the part of Elvira, Tony Montana’s wife, in the movie Scarface she had just acted in Grease 2 which was a box office flop. It turns out that director Brian de Palma and star Al Pacino initially resisted auditioning her because of Grease 2. However producer Martin Bregman convinced the two to give her a shot and as you know, she not only nailed the role but became a total superstar afterwards. 34 years later Pfeiifer is being candid about her experience in Hollywood, why she’s been out of the spotlight so long, and what exactly
- Nat Berman
Bones Series Finale: An Ending to Be Proud Of
After twelve years of crime solving, Bones has officially signed off. All in all, the series finale did a good job of tying up everyone’s stories in preparation for the next chapter of their lives. At the same time the show paid tribute to some of the best moments of the show, either by sharing memories or through physical representations of those moments we wish we could buy. Let’s recap the best of the series finale and you be the judge. The only reason Booth, Brennan, Hodgins, and Angela wake up with nothing more than cuts and bruises is because
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- Araceli Aviles
Sylvester Stallone Remains One of the Best Hollywood Stories of All-Time
Before Sylvester Stallone was the “Italian Stallion” he was one of many faces in the crowd. He, like many in his industry, was a struggling actor trying to find work but it was proving to be extremely difficult. His lowest point game when he was forced to sell his dog for $25 because he needed food. Only a few days later he watched an iconic fight between legend Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner. This fight inspired him to write the script for Rocky. He wrote the script in 20 hours. Yes, 20 hours. He tried to sell it but with
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- Nat Berman
Chicago Fire Review: Feeling Important
Chicago Fire always does what they can to help where they can. The point is not to assume that in this line of work you can help everyone, but that you do your best and hope that fate, or God, or whatever you believe in takes care of the rest. There’s one thing we should all believe. Heroes are not made, they are built. Acts large and small with no expectations of gratitude in return are what makes a hero. Dawson has to teach a guy who doesn’t understand that a lesson. I love Stella and Herrmann, but if the
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- Araceli Aviles
Trump Says, “We Don’t Make Mistakes” Right Before Making a Mistakw
Is it me or do the guys on the right and left of Trump look absolutely terrified in this picture? Anyway, today the internet was quick to pounce on something we’ve been doing since day one: pointing out quick mistakes made by Donald Trump. Only this time Trump actually said the exact words “we don’t make mistakes” before making his mistake. Honestly it’s almost too easy at this point. May I remind you all that this is the President of our entire nation? You know, just in case you forgot. We’re not even talking about mistakes that Trump makes as
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- Nat Berman
Mika Brzezinski To Seth Meyers: Donald Trump Presidency “Far Worse” Than She Expected
Seth Meyers asked if Trump presidency is what they expected. “It’s far worse,” said Mika Brzezinski. “It’s as bad as it gets,” chimed in Joe Scarborough, noting they’ve known Trump more than a decade “and we never expected it to be quite this bad.” “We had a good friendship,” he said. Trump recently un-followed them on Facebook. “It was actually the highlight of the month, Scarborough said. “It shows we got in his head,” Brzezinski added. Meyers wondered what they said… »
Legends of Tomorrow: Reality is Rewritten. Legends Memories Lost.
One cannot alter time. Even if one succeeds, time will find a way to right itself. On the other hand, what if reality itself changes? On tonight’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow, we get a glimpse of that very reality. The hour begins in present day Star City. Sara and Amaya are chasing after a vigilante through a warehouse. Imagine my surprise when the vigilante is none other than Felicity Smoak. That and Damien Darhk is the mayor instead of Oliver. Evil has triumphed over good and that, in the words of Happy Quinn, is not good. At least Team
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- Tiffany C. Lockhart
First Look Photos of The Big Bang Theory “Collaboration Fluctuation”
Last week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory focused on Raj trying to find a place to stay given his new dire financial situation. He was being tossed between staying with Leonard and Penny and Howard and Bernadette. Ultimately Raj winds up with Leonard and Penny. It was in last week’s episode that I discovered that Raj and Stuart could easily have their own spinoff show called “Two Broke Guys.” Come on guys. Raj and Stu running the comic shop? It’s got “hit” written all over it. In Thursday’s new episode, “The Collaboration Fluctuation,” we get to see what this
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- Nat Berman
‘2017’ Trailer: Louis C.K. Takes The Stage In Netflix Stand-Up Special
Louis C.K.'s first stand-up special, titled 2017, is making its way to Netflix this April 4. A week before its big debut, the streaming service has released the first trailer, which you can check out above. Filmed in Washington D.C., the teaser doesn't feature any jokes from the comedian, only showing C.K. arriving to the venue, getting ready, preparing to take the stage and making his way in front of the crowd. The stand-up comes after Netflix released Dave Chappelle's… »
Twitter Account “Grumpy Skeletor” Posts Hilarious Tweets from Skeletor Himself
If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Youtube video that highlights some of Skeletor’s best insults from He-Man then I highly recommend you watch it Asap. The funny thing about Skeletor is that when you’re a kid the character scares the hell out of you, as he should. I mean this is a jacked up muscular ruler whose face is a skeleton. How is this not incredibly scary? But when you’re older and you actually see his actions and hear the dialogue you realize that Skeletor is one of the most entertaining cartoon villains we’ve ever seen. You
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- Nat Berman
Trading Spaces Is Getting a Revival on TLC
Trading Spaces is another fan favorite program that’s set to get a revival. Earlier this week we discussed that Cash Cab would be making a comeback on Discovery. Earlier last year we found out there will be reality show called “Search for the Next Mythbusters.” Question: why were these shows canceled in the first place? Trading Spaces ran for 8 seasons from 2000-2011. The original version followed two sets of neighbors as they swapped houses to transform a room in 48 hours and on a $1,000 budget. It ran for eight seasons from 2000-11. TLC announced that a new iteration
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- Nat Berman
Trevor Noah Announces ‘The Daily Show’s Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library
Comedy Central’s The Daily Show host Trevor Noah announced Tuesday night that it is building The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library, in Manhattan. The library will open in June and feature interactive displays celebrating President Donald Trump’s “most important and insane tweets, which are often the same thing,” Noah conceded. “You know how every American president gets a library when they leave office. It’s a place where they display all their important… »
Rugby Player Ben Tameifuna Could be a 340-lb NFL Star
The transition from any sport to the NFL is a tough one. While there have been a reasonable amount of success stories of transitioning from one sport to the NFL, there are even more stories of failure. It’s just not that easy to pull it off. Jimmy Graham is a great example as is Chris Hogan on the Patriots. These guys were basketball and lacrosse players respectively. However, if there’s one sport where you’d think the transition might be easier, it’s Rugby. While Rugby isn’t exactly Football, it’s got some key elements that are extremely similar. Players are tackled (only
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- Nat Berman
Maxine Waters Tells Bill O’Reilly To Buzz Off
MSNBC primetime host Chris Hayes had Rep. Maxine Waters on his show so she could respond to Fox News Channel primetime host Bill O’Reilly, who, this morning, made a crack about her hair being a “James Brown wig.” O’Reilly apologized, but, on his show tonight said he had made a mistake describing her “distracting” hair that way. Of course, he did also say her remarks about President Donald Trump were demagoguery. At any rate, Waters was not having O’Reily’s apology. “I’m a… »
‘New Girl’ Finally Reveals Schmidt’s First Name (Watch)
After six seasons and more than 130 episodes, Schmidt’s full name was finally revealed on Fox’s “New Girl” tonight.
But on Tuesday night’s episode, that all changed. The character revealed his first name to his best friend Winston (Lamorne Morris), telling him that from now on he wants to go by his full name, Winston Schmidt.
If you’re following closely, you’ll notice that now “New Girl” will have two Winstons. And the original Winston, played by Morris, was not pleased in tonight’s episode when Schmidt told him that he’d like to start going by his first name.
For what it’s worth, if his first name isn’t enough for you, Fox issued a press release tonight that specified Schmidt’s cumbersome full name is actually “Winston Saint-Marie Schmidt.”
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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