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TV Writers Just Authorized A Strike That Would Blackout Late Night
Over nine years after the last writers' strike shut down production of dozens of popular TV shows for 100 days, another protest looms over Hollywood. The strike would begin May 2, causing an immediate late-night blackout. The dispute stems from demands by TV writers who, despite living in the golden age of television currently enjoyed by viewers, haven't reaped the benefits themselves. Since writers are paid per episode, working on a season's worth results in less pay.
Tom Hanks jokes Twitter CEO inspired his character in 'The Circle'
Hanks appeared alongside Dorsey on Periscope, Twitter's service for live broadcasts, to promote the film that premiers on Wednesday at New York's Tribeca Film Festival. I played you, Hanks said, as co-stars including Emma Watson laughed. The film, which opens widely in the United States on Friday, is based on a Dave Eggers novel. The fictional company at the center of the film and the book is obsessed with getting people to share their daily activities publicly.
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Elton John spent two nights in intensive care with a potentially deadly bacterial infection and has canceled all his concerts for the rest of April and May, his publicist said on Monday. The British musician, 70, became violently ill on a flight home from his recent South American tour, spokeswoman Fran Curtis said in a statement. The infection was not identified, but the statement said John contracted the harmful and unusual bacterial infection during his South American tour, which ended in Chile on April 10.
And On His 92nd Day, He Fired The Surgeon General
The 30-second PSA ends with a 24/7 helpline number to call if you or someone you know needs help. Last week, 48 hours before Donald Trump fired him, Dr Murthy came to Los Angeles to talk to a roomful of TV show runners, producers and writers. Communicating public health messages is central to the surgeon general's job, and Murthy understands how powerfully entertainment can influence audiences.
Gregg Allman Denies Rumors He's In Hospice Care
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman is denying reports that he's entered a hospice facility. The hospice speculation came up partly because Allman announced last month that he would not be touring this year. He also canceled previously scheduled concerts for June, according to Rolling Stone. No reason was given for the canceled shows. Allman's last performance was in October at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Loved and lost, Heath Ledger shows carefree side in new documentary
Nine years after his death at age 28, audiences are seeing a different side of Australian actor Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera. Documentary I Am Heath Ledger uses thousands of hours of self video shot by Ledger, as well as his art work and music videos, to paint a portrait of the young actor who took Hollywood by storm in roles like Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight.
17 Mother's Day Gifts And Cards For All The Geeky Moms Out There
May 14 is Mother's Day, and if your mom wants a way to celebrate her favorite fandom, we've got some ideas. Whether she proudly wears her Harry Potter Hogwarts house colors or just can't get enough of Star Wars, moms wanting some geeky gifts this year are in luck.
'Grey's Anatomy' Star Jesse Williams And Wife Split After Five Years Of Marriage
Another one of Hollywood's favorite couple has called it quits. Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee have split after five years of marriage, according to People. Williams and Drake-Lee met before his career in Hollywood took off, while he was still teaching high school in New York. I was a teacher when I met her, so she's been with me through all the different facets of my career, Williams told USA Today in 2010.
Everyone Missed Something In Those New 'Game Of Thrones' Photos
It's the same feeling you get from yelling at Steve on Blue's Clues about what the clues actually mean. We might know something new about him and where Game of Thrones is going. A prophecy tells of the return of Azor Ahai, sometimes used interchangeably with the term The Prince That Was Promised. Something is coming to Game of Thrones, and it ain't winter. Old Nan told Bran about them back in Season 1, saying the White Walkers' spiders were as big as hounds.
'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author Pirsig dies at 88
Robert M Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, died on Monday at the age of 88, his publisher said. Published in 1974 after being rejected by more than 100 other publishers, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, was the father-son story of a motor-cycle trip across the western United States. Loosely autobiographical, it also contained flashbacks to a period in which the author was diagnosed as schizophrenic.
You Can Now Download And Use The Fonts Of Your Favorite '90s TV Shows
Fan fiction in the exact font the iconic '90s horror anthology used for its logo -- well, dedicated SNICK follower, your time has come. Thanks to this website, you can write all the teenage campfire drama you want, in the Benguiat Bold typeface you've come to love. ' logo is an interesting one, he explains on the site. While it's seemingly very simple with the oval and a clip art like hand, the decision to use this particular typeface is slightly more sophisticated.
The 'Dirty Dancing' Remake Promo Dropped And We're Unwell
You don't need me to tell you that this is a bad decision. Abigail Breslin will take on Jennifer Grey's Baby Houseman while the relatively unknown Colt Prattes will transform into the ineffable Johnny Castle, originally played by Patrick Swayze. The remake also stars Debra Messing as Kelly Bishop's Marjorie Houseman and Bruce Greenwood as the late Jerry Orbach's Dr Jake Houseman. A lot of ground to cover. Especially if the intention is to still pay homage to the glory of the original.
Target Turned Its Shopping Carts Into 'Mario Karts'
In honor of the April 28 launch of Mario Kart 8 for Nintendo Switch, Target has unveiled themed shopping carts, entrance music and more. On April 20, over 650 Target stores across the country went into full game-on mode with Mario Kart carts featuring Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach. The stores also feature big round Mario and Luigi bollards, and the entrances have been transformed into starting lines.
Lamar's 'Damn.' scores biggest debut of the year on Billboard chart
Rapper Kendrick Lamar scored the biggest debut album of the year on Monday as his latest album Damn. Sold more than 600,000 copies, eclipsing Drake's More Life. The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album). Outpaced Canadian rapper Drake's More Life, which debuted on the Billboard 200 chart in March with 505,000 album units sold in its first week.
Ivanka Trump's Brand Was Purposely Mislabeled Under Another Name At Stein Mart
Business of Fashion reported Monday that discount retailer Stein Mart has been selling Trump's merchandise in stores labeled under another designer's name -- Adrienne Vittadini Studio. Brands like Ivanka Trump oftentimes don't like to be associated with lower-tier retailers like Stein Mart, so both BoF and The Cut questioned whether the move was made to disassociate Trump's name from the retailer.
Happy 50th Anniversary To 'The Outsiders,' The Book That Created A Genre
The result -- the classic, best-selling novel The Outsiders -- was published in 1967, 50 years ago today. Hinton was only 15 when she started writing the book, which was later turned into a film, and 18 when it was published. I really wanted to read a book that dealt realistically with teenage life as I was seeing it. By the end of the book, it's revealed that Ponyboy's story is being told for an English paper.
Drew Barrymore Shows How Massive A Parent's Love Can Be In Sweet Instagram Post
To celebrate her daughter's third birthday, Drew Barrymore wrote a sweet Instagram post that sums up a parent's love. I love you and your sister bigger than the universe, she wrote. Barrymore added that Frankie and her older sister, Olive, have taught her the meaning of life while also highlighting the importance of simple pleasures. From day to night and every minute in between, you are both my favorite part of life, she wrote.
'Lady Macbeth' star talks murder, sex and playing her scary part in new film
The star of dark and racy period drama Lady Macbeth, Florence Pugh, says playing the new British film's protagonist was terrifying, not just because her character was so complex but because she herself was scared of her. I knew Katherine was an incredible character but I also knew that the job behind her was huge and it did terrify me because there was a lot of her to tackle in just one film, Pugh told Reuters.
Chris Pratt Tried To Get That 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Easter Egg Out Of James Gunn
) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is just about as eggs-cellent as the first movie. After the first Guardians of the Galaxy, director James Gunn teased one big Easter egg that no one had been able to find. Since then, the conundrum has given the internet conniptions, with countless heroes failing to figure out the secret. James really loved the font, this made up alien font, and they ended up using that image on the shirt .
Coachella's Second Weekend Of Outfits Was More NSFW Than Ever
With the last click of a selfie, Coachella and its yearly parade flower crowns and crop tops came to a close this weekend. Weekend two saw similar vibes, with attendees putting their best Converse-wearing feet forward. If the lack of actual clothing is any indication, it must have been warmer in the desert this time around, too. Check out the most Coachella looks from Coachella's second weekend below -- and be warned, a few are not so suitable for work.

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