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Transformers: Power of the Primes Trailer Features Mark Hamill!

The third and final storyline in Machinima's Prime Wars Trilogy Begins on May 1st.

News Chris Cummins
Apr 26, 2018

For fans of Transformers G1, Machimima's Prime Wars Trilogy has been nothing short of a valentine to the hugely influential 1980s cartoon series/toyline. So it's somewhat bittersweet that the web series that continues the adventures of the Autobots and Decepticons is coming to an end following the Transformers: Power of the Primes block of episodes.

Starting on May 1st, the new installments will begin launching on various Verizon properties, including Tumblr, go90 and Oath. This final batch of ten episodes (each with an 11-minute runtime) sets up a dramatic conflict in which the Transformers universe will never be the same. Here's a synopsis:

After Megatronus eliminates Optimus Prime and claims the Matrix of Leadership and Enigma of Combination for himself, the other Transformers bots look to Megatron to lead the charge against their diabolical foe.

Unbeknownst to them, Megatronus’ pursuit of the next ancient artifact, the Requiem Blaster, goes beyond his desire for power and the search will uncover mysterious secrets from Cybertron’s past. Before the TRANSFORMERS: PRIME WARS TRILOGY concludes, a new Prime will ascend and all will bear witness to the true POWER OF THE PRIMES.

Adding further excitement to this mechanical mayhem is the participation of voiceover actors who are, if you'll excuse me, truly more than meets the eye -- including Mark Hamill, Ron Perlman, Gregg Berger (once again reprising his role as fan favorite Grimlock), Wil Wheaton, Judd Nelson, and My Chemical Romance's Mikey Way.

Here's your first look at the exciting chaos yet to come:

Yeah, we audibly gasped when we saw Perlman as Beast Wars' Optimus Primal as well.

The fun begins on May 1st, if you haven't been watching the Prime Wars Trilogy you really are missing out on what is arguably the greatest storytelling in the Transformers-verse since the franchise's 1980s glory days. Don't miss this.

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The Alien Movies: An Online Streaming Guide

Here's where to stream all of the movies in the Alien franchise.

The Lists David Crow
Apr 26, 2018

With Alien: Covenant in theaters, we're getting a hankering for that unique facehugger flavor that only the best (and even the not-so-great) Alien movies can provide. Whether it is Ridley Scott's original masterpiece, James Cameron's epic action movie throwdown, or even David Fincher's weird nihilist take on the misadventures of Ellen Ripley and the xenomorph, each Alien movie has its own quirks that are worth exploring.

But where can you find them for streaming purposes? Well, we're here to break that down for you right now!

Alien

The original and, some of us would argue, still the best Alien is certainly the scariest. Directed by Ridley Scott at the tailend of the 1970s, it is a product of its time in the best way--when characters were allowed to breathe with understated authenticity and drudgery. Their minimalist dynamics are also the undergirding of a massive vision, one that continued the devaluation of space travel from the glistening cleanness of Star Trek and 2001, or even the scrappy but endearing Star Wars, into something bleak and foreboding. The heroes of Alien are really victims, pawn in a game we'll never understand. These space truckers are also trapped in their claustrophobic ship which is comprised of an ugly collection of shadows and dark corners.

But it is the monster that is the real masterstroke. Scott's vision of the universe is a grim uncaring one filled with mysteries better left unsolved. Where did the derelict spacecraft that sent out a supposed distress signal come from? How long was it there? For whom were its eggs intended? And what exactly is the creature they hatch? There is no comforting absolution to any of these queries, only madness and oblivion. The creature in the film designed by H.R. Giger is a psychosexual nightmare with teeth, as is the orifice-filled ship it hails from. Unlike the sequels, this is no bug. I'ts a godlike being of unknowable motivation and indestructible power. It makes short work of the film's heroes too, at least other than Sigourney Weaver in a career-making turn as Ellen Ripley. Still not the superheroine of later films, Weaver is arguably even better here is the shrewd, quick-thinking, and utterly driven-to-her-limits Ellen Ripley.

The Ian Holm character of Ash is also every bit as fascinating (and disquieting) as the creature that stalks them. Overheated with existential dread, body horror, sexual perversion, and the most famous (and disgusting) dinner scene in science fiction history, Alien is a movie you never forget.

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, HBO

Aliens

If Alien was a chilling question mark transmitted  from the cold, violent, and meaningless void of space, Aliens is its loud, explosive, and infinitely satisfying answer. What are these things? Bugs. Can they be killed? Like cockroaches. Why are they here?! So we can wipe them out, now shut up and grab a pulse rifle!

James Cameron turned a horror story into what is arguably the most satisfying R-rated action movie spectacle ever devised. Part old school war movie with a dirty dozen group of colonial marines, and part pure-badassery, Aliens is a thrill ride that lives up to what Bill Paxton's Hudson unintentionally promises audiences: "We're on the express elevator to Hell, going down!"

It's been over 50 years since the events of Alien, and because of bad luck, Ellen Ripley has been frozen for all of them in cryosleep. Now awoken in a world that's passed her by--and her daughter has simply passed away--she has nothing but anger and fear for the xenomorph (another Cameron answer) that took everything from her. So when the most vile thing in the universe--a sleazy 1980s middle management yuppie--offers the chance for revenge she takes it, and the movie never looks back. Ripley becomes the action heroine pop culture needed, and the mother that the adorable Newt (Carrie Henn) deserved. She also gets one of the best movie lines in movie history, "Get away from her you, bitch!"

The aliens get uglier and bigger, now with an Alien Queen to boot, but that just means they blow apart real good too. If the franchise had stopped here, it would have been the ultimate happy ending. How's that for a game over, Hudson?

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, HBO

Alien 3

David Fincher might have abandoned this film, but plenty of fans still swear by it. Either the dumbest or bravest sequel of all time, Alien 3 rather defiantly revoked the happy ending of Aliens and discovered a new nihilistic corner of this universe that made the original movie look like a pleasure cruise. Beginning with the apathetic slaughter of all the likable survivors from the previous film, Alien 3 begins on a downer note and only gets grimmer.

Trapped on a prison planet with Born Again murderers, rapists, and thugs (all confusingly shaved bald, at that), Ripley has little hope for her future, and that's before she discovers she's carrying an Alien Queen embryo in her chest to term. Coupled with the fact that another Alien is running around on the ship, this one newly borne from what happens when a facehugger mates with a dog, all that is left is to find grace and meaning in a death and existence that's been so meaningless. And things are only going to get worse for her before she can have that peace.

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, HBO

Alien: Resurrection

The campy 1990s movie of the bunch, Alien: Resurrection still has its growing cult of admirers because it looks so damn good. A kind of steam punk version of a mid-90s Nike commercial, director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is every bit as gifted at creating a visual affectation and overwhelming atmosphere, albeit his is one with a much lighter touch. How can it not be with this premise?

Several hundred years after Alien 3 and Ripley's death, Sigourney Weaver's heroine is resurrected for another adventure (and paycheck), this time as an actual superhero with powers. See those nutty mad scientists crossed her genetics with a xenomorph, so she's part xeno herself, and mother to some abomination aboard the ship. Forced to survive in this Jurassic Park context with a colorful band of space pirates who would serve as Joss Whedon's first draft of Firefly (albeit he has since disowned this movie that he scripted with every almost every awful line in it), clone-Ripley gets to kick even more ass than normal. She also gets in a will-they-or-won't-they romance with a robot played by Winona Ryder, because... well, French director and the '90s?!

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, HBO

Alien vs. Predator

So imagine if Aliens and Predators fought? Video game worlds have turned on such ideas. A silly premise that was first broached by comic books in the 1980s, it got an official nod by 20th Century Fox when a xenomorph skull showed up in a Predator's spaceship in Predator 2. Then this abomination happened. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, it is one of his best movies to date--which means it never rises above mediocre.

It's a PG-13 romp where Predators and xenomorphs fight in Antarctica, because apparently for centuries humans used to worship Predators as gods, and for sacrifice, they allowed their virgins to be facehugged and give birth to serpents, and... C'mon. It's Alien vs. Predator. There need be no pretext for its absurdity. Sadly, no one told the filmmakers this, because we spend far too much time with the human meat here.

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, HBO

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

Why would you watch this? No, seriously it's an honest question. If you feel compelled to see this dumpster fire of a film again, the links are below, but please explain yourself in the comment section too.

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play

Prometheus

The Alien prequel that isn't really an Alien prequel, Prometheus has its fans and detractors. And it admittedly is quite flawed. The screenplay is particularly Damon Lindelof-y with bad characterizations, tin-eared dialogue, and lazy shifts in motivations for all of the background players. But, personally, we still think the movie has merit.

Flush with ambition and wonder, the most appealing aspect of the movie is while it's set in the Alien universe, it's not an Alien movie. Not really. It's a challenging piece of science fiction about creationism, positing what would happen if we met our creators, and it turns out they didn't like us? In fact, they hate us? And our reward for even attempting to commune with them is utter destruction?

Ridley Scott returns to the franchise he created over 30 years later and raises these big ideas in the backdrop of the original Alien's most enigmatic mystery: who is the Space Jockey tied to the ship and why is he there? The answers have grim implications for the fate of mankind, as well as our origins. And they are achieved in stunning spectacle, the likes of which only Ridley Scott can deliver. He also creates two memorable characters in his leads, the morally ambiguous David (Michael Fassbender), an android with a soft spot for Peter O'Toole movies and the wholesale slaughter of his colleagues, and Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Rapace) a walking paradox as a true believer Christian who also seeks scientific explanations for our creation.

It also holds a crackerjack of a nightmare scene that might be the most revolting (and thus best) piece of body horror since the original film--Elizabeth discovers she's "pregnant" with a parasitic-alien baby. And David is going to force her to carry it to term. She has other ideas, though.

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play

Alien Covenant 

Ridley Scott is clearly having the time of his life now that he's returned to the Alien universe. Critical and audience response has been...let's say slightly above average but Scott wants to fill the gaps between Prometheus and the original Alien. And Alien Covenant is where he's going to start.

Alien Covenant takes place roughly 11 years after the events of Prometheus. A new group of humans are in stasis aboard the colonization ship Covenant, where they are looked after by android Walter (played by Michael Fassbender who also plays andorid David in Prometheus and Covenant). A disaster befalls the ship, killing many of the colonists and "waking up the survivors." While they assess the damage, the survivors discover a radio transmission from a nearby planet. A group descends down to the planet's surface and that's where the real Prometheus sequel goodness begins.

Alien Covenant continues a dubious Alien series distinction of resetting too much of the plot and casts from previous films. Still, it's a worthy entry into the series and marks the enthusiastic return of the xenomorphs after they were only teased in Prometheus.

Available on: Amazon, YouTube, Google Play, HBO

The Weird Marketing of the Alien Films

We take a look at some of the cool and curious ways the various Alien-related films have been sold.

Feature Chris Cummins
Apr 26, 2018

Since it premiered in the United States on May 25, 1979, the Alien saga has become one of the most surprisingly enduring franchises in motion picture history. With only the first two entries in the ever-growing xenomorph phenomenon able to be called truly great, the Alien films have seen way more misses than hits. (This is said with condolences to apologists for Alien 3, Alien Resurrection, Prometheus and, if they even exist, the Alien vs. Predator movies). So it's something of a head-scratcher that these flicks are still so beloved by audiences.

But why? First and foremost is the unparallelled creature design. It's been mentioned ad nauseum since the creature first appeared, but remains saying again: The late genius who was H.R. Giger tapped into something truly primordial and terrifying with his Alien designs. It is the most beautiful and unnerving monster in celluloid history. As such, even a terrible Alien movie is still worth seeing just to witness the majesty of the creature -- although this point is somewhat invalidated by the dodgy CGI beasties that are prominent in Alien Covenant, but that is a complaint for another day.

The appeal of these films can also be attributed to Sigourney Weaver's consistently excellent performance as Ripley. Even in Alien Resurrection (where she plays a clone of her iconic character) she delivers a ferocious and courageous performance that you can't look away. When combined with the directorial mastery of a Ridley Scott or James Cameron, her on-screen magic becomes something unforgettable. So much so that the subsequent pictures can coast along on the strength of their excellent predecessors without bringing any new innovations to the table. And no, sexy shower kill scenes and useless Alien POV shots are not innovations, despite what 2017's Scott would have you believe.

With all this said, 20th Century Fox's marketing department still has to sell these movies to get butts into seats. And merchandisers hoping to cash in on the goodwill generated by the Alien name need to figure out how to use the license to best maximize sales. Which is where this very article comes in. From the cool to the curious to the utterly baffling, let's look at the most memorable examples of Alien marketing and advertising.

The original Alien movie trailer

Completely lacking dialogue and featuring a deeply unsettling sound design, this original trailer is all about creating mood. And that mood is this: Alien is a movie that will absolutely fuck your shit up. Nearly 40 years later and this is still as nightmare-inducing as it was when it first hit unsuspecting moviegoers like a brick across the forehead.

Alien TV spot

Imagine watching commercials in 1979 and seeing this visual barrage of WTF while waiting for Three's Company to come back on. Yikes.

Alien radio spots

Without the luxury of being able to share the film's compelling imagery, the above radio spots relied solely on sound effects, music and a grimly detatched voiceover to sell the flick. It works, creating an aural landscape that more than reflects the movie's foreboding atmosphere.

Alien UK radio adverts

For good measure, here are some UK radio spots for the film's inital exclusive engagement at the Odeon Leicester Theatre back in 1979.

Vintage Alien Interview

Despite having some troublesome A/V issues, this vintage 23-minute interview fron 1979 in which Sigourney Weaver, Ridley Scott, Tom Skerritt and H.R. Giger talk up the film is full of interesting insights about Alien.

Giger's Alien

Alien diehards speak about the above documentary -- taken here from a 1979 TV broadcast -- with a hushed reverence, as it provides an all-access guide into the dark and compelling world of H.R. Giger. For a look inside the creative process of the late visionary, the doc is invaluable stuff.

Alien action figure ad

For last year's Alien Day, I wrote an in-depth piece about Alien merchandise that delves into the long, complicated, and frankly, awesome, history of products based on the franchise. Despite having covering the above item -- Kenner's legendary 18-inch action figure of the Big Chap -- in that piece, I present it again here because no matter how many times I watch this I find it impossible to believe that ad execs at the company felt this was an acceptable thing to try to sell to Star Wars-loving kids.

Kenner Alien Movie Viewer

Also released by Kenner is the joyously named Alien Terror Movie Viewer, a hand-cranked camera toy that showed the above footage from the film. Jesus.

Alien Atari 2600 game

Another head-scratcher is 20th Century Fox's Alien game. A shameless rip-off of Pac-Man (the dots are supposed to be xenomorph eggs, natch), this game is surprisingly fun. And the fact that this somewhat obscure title actually exists is rather cool when you think about it.

Aliens original teaser trailer

Drawing inspiration from the original Alien marketing campaign, the original teaser for Aliens relies solely on fast-cut visuals and ear-piercing sound effects to remind audiences that they aren't even remotely done having their screams go unheard in the vacuum of space. Or their local movie house.

Aliens review from Siskel and Ebert's At the Movies

Admittedly this has nothing to do with marketing, but it's always great to hear what Siskel and Ebert have to say about contemporary classics...even if I disagree with what they have to say, which is the case here.

Japanese Aliens ad

It's always fascinating to see how blockbusters are marketed in other countries. Interesting enough, the above Japanese TV spot has the announcer referring to Aliens as Alien 2. But what you may not have realized is that there actually was an Alien 2, although it had nothing to do with Ridley Scott's original...

Alien 2: On Earth theatrical trailer

Is Alien 2: On Earth an attempted cash-in on Scott's sci-fi masterpiece? Duh. But it is one that is done with such thrill and panache that it is able to stand on its own B-movie, William Castle-esque legs. A recent Blu-ray edition of the flick is highly recommended for all fans of rip-off cinema.

Aliens toy ad

In which Kenner trades in the terror of their previous effort to dominate toy aisles with otherwordly monsters with sheer testosterone-driven stupidity. Truly one of the worst film-based action figure lines ever.

Alien War

Part Lazer Tag, part immersive movie experience, Alien War was a walkthrough experience that give visitors to a London shopping mall the opportunity to become a Colonial Marine. The above documentary gives you a sense of what this long-gone attraction was like. Why these things aren't a pop-up staple at comic cons is beyond me.

Jem

"Just what in the hell could Jem have to do with Aliens?" Jump to 2:53 in the above clip from the episode "Hollywood Jem" to see footage from the truly outrageous toon's take on the Academy Awards, in which animated actress Sigourney Reaver was nominated for her role in Poltergeist Aliens 4. Life is never anything but amazing.

Konami Aliens sales ad


Because there's better way to sell your middling arcade quarter basher than with an economy brand Ripley and Newt front and center in the trade ad.

Alien 3 original theatrical trailer

Look, I'm not going to slag Alien 3 here as that movie's problems have been analyzed to death elsewhere. So without getting into the film's quality or lack thereof what I will say is that this is a rather horrible trailer that is misleading at best. The bitch is back? Did the marketing team even see the flick? If so, why intone that the Alien Queen would be returning? Seeing how it was no secret how troubled the movie's production was, you would think that Fox wouldn't want to add any additional stink to the picture by lying about something that doesn't even remotely occur in it in the film's trailer. Sigh. At least it isn't the stupidest Alien 3 marketing blunder. No my friends, that honor goes to the choice of a new generation...

Alien 3 Pepsi commercial

I always pegged the Alien as more of a coffee fan. Plus, didn't E.T. used to schill Pepsi? Mixed messages guys. And that's Lost's Jeremy Davies as one of the kids being chased by the Alien.

Prometheus subway promotion

To promote Prometheus, a vacant Paris subway was transformed into a display that used imagery from the film. More stylish than substantive, this remains a fascinating promotion befitting its beautiful but empty cinematic inspiration.

Debbie Harry, "Now I Know You Know" music video

As a bonus, here's Debbie Harry's tangentially related music video for "Now I Know You Know," which was one of two music videos Alien visionary H.R. Giger directed for her 1981 album KooKoo.

BBC news report about the Harry/Giger collaboration

Will there ever be a period as chock-filled with weirdo invention as the 1980s?

The H.R. Giger Museum Bar

Finally, I don't know about you but all of this strange marketing and Alien horror has got me needing a drink. So let's wrap things up with this visit to a bar designed by H.R. Giger. Or as I call it, the single most unnerving place to get sloshed on the face of the Earth. Or any other planet for that matter.

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 4 Trailer, Release Date, and Episode Guide

The Expanse season 3 is ensconced in system-wide war, and we've got links to episode reviews, the latest trailer, and more.

News Michael Ahr
Apr 26, 2018

Fans and critics alike anxiously awaited the arrival of The Expanse season 3, and now it's finally here. The space drama has wowed fans with its complex characters, its political intrigue, its attention to scientific authenticity, and its stunningly good visual effects, and with several more books in the series that inspired the show, there's plenty more source material for the adaptation to explore in future seasons.

Picking up immediately following the emotional and suspenseful second season finale, the 13-episode third season of The Expanse finds Earth, Mars and The Belt at war, with each competing entity vying for control. Now, more than ever, the mission to unlock the secret of the protomolecule reaches an all-time high and every decision made could jeopardize the survival of the solar system. Return here each week for updates as the season progresses, and be sure to read our reviews including the latest one.

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 4 Trailer and Release Date

The Expanse season 3 had its premiere on April 11, 2018 and airs each Wednesday night at 9/8c. The next episode airs on May 2 and is titled "Reload." Take a look at this preview:

The Expanse Season 3 Reviews and Episode Guide

We've been reviewing The Expanse since the very beginning, and we're not about to stop now! The episode descriptions and air dates will appear below as we learn them, and the links lead to our reviews of each episode as they're written. Enjoy!

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 1: "Fight or Flight"

The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi's betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars. Avasarala and Bobbie hatch an escape plan. (air date: April 11, 2018)

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 2: "IFF"

The Rocinante answers an unexpected distress signal. Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor. UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war. (air date: April 18, 2018)

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 3: "Assured Destruction"

As Earth strategizes a costly ploy to gain advantage in the war against Mars, Anna struggles to convince Sorrento-Gillis to do the right thing. Avasarala and Bobbie seek refuge aboard the Rocinante. (air date: April 25, 2018)

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 4: "Reload"

The Rocinante tends to wounded Martian soldiers in exchange for supplies. Avasarala struggles with how to disseminate a key piece of evidence despite being in hiding. (air date: May 2, 2018)

The Expanse Season 3 Episode 5: "Triple Point"

The search for Prax's daughter comes to a head. Admiral Souther's men plan for mutiny aboard the Thomas Prince. (air date: May 9, 2018)

The Expanse Season 3 Trailer

Here is the trailer that accompanied the April release date announcement for The Expanse season 3.

This earlier trailer for The Expanse season 3 that came out of San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

The Expanse Season 3 Cast

Nadine Nicole of Casual will be joining The Expanse season 3 in major recurring role. She is billed as a lowly electrochemical technician who is single-minded of purpose in her hidden agenda. That description may sound awfully familiar for those that have read the novels, but we'll make that our little secret, shall we?

Those who enjoyed Defiance on Syfy will be glad to hear that Anna Hopkins (Berlin on that show) will be joining the cast of The Expanse season 3 in a recurring role. She will play the Earth journalist, Monica, a character quite familiar to readers of the James S.A. Corey novels. Hopkins will show up midway through the season to document how Holden runs the Rocinante and her crew.

It was announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 that Lost alum Elizabeth Mitchell will be in a recurring role in The Expanse season 3. Although the character's name is under wraps, she is described as someone who "brings a new, spiritual perspective to the series." For those who have read the James S.A. Corey novels, this could mean the appearance of Pastor Anna, who features in both Abbadon's Gate and Babylon's Ashes.

In other news, Deadline announced that David Strathairn of The Blacklist and Alphas would be appearing in The Expanse season 3 in a major recurring role. The producers are playing it close to the vest with any sort of description for the character, but with such a recognizable name, Strathairn is almost certain to be a highlight of the new season as well.

The Expanse tells the story of a colonized solar system 200 years in the future, when two strangers and their colleagues become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy. Based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), The Expanse stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Frankie Adams.

Season two broke into material from the second of six Corey books, Caliban's War. Although The Expanse has been remarkably faithful to the novels, there have been plenty of changes that keep even the readers guessing. We expect that to continue in The Expanse season 3.

Bill Cosby Found Guilty On All Sexual Assault Charges!

CNN and everybody else, including their mothers, are reporting that 80-year-old Bill Cosby has actually been found guilty on three counts of assault against Andrea Constand. He was being retried after a mistrial was declared last June. Hell hath frozen over.

Cosby was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in a Philadelphia suburb in 2004. The 80-year-old former comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but would likely serve them concurrently.

When we speak of Bill Cosby, we no longer need to use the word “allegedly“. Sounds fun, let me try! Bill Cosby is a convicted rapist! Yeah, that works for me. According to CNN:

The panel began deliberating Wednesday around 11 a.m., and worked for more than 14 hours over two days to reach the verdict.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing much more about this verdict in the hours and days to come. Call me petty, but my heart is filled with so much “nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah” right now. And my heart will overflow if we actually get video of a mad Cosby getting all mad in court:

I was originally going to post on Cosby’s lawyer, Tom Mesereau, who fell asleep in court, but this breaking news took obviously took precedence. Which is a shame because I really wanted to post this picture of him.

Suck it, Bill!

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The Alien 3 Story Ideas That Didn’t Make it to the Screen

Alien 3 was released on this date in 1992. We look back at the different versions of the movie we almost saw.

Feature Ryan Lambie
Apr 26, 2018

This article originally appeared on Den of Geek UK.

When the credits rolled on 1986's Aliens, the inevitable question from many moviegoers was, "What happens next?"

For 20th Century Fox, and writer-producers David Giler and Walter Hill, it took nearly six years to figure out an answer to that question. Certainly when Aliens was in production, director James Cameron had some ideas about a sequel; he once spoke about the prospect of Ripley, Hicks, and young Newt - a makeshift family thrown together by that film's events - meeting up again for a second sequel to Alien.

“I know that James Cameron had planned to have Hicks, Ripley and me in Alien 3, to have a family-type thing," Newt actress Carrie Henn said in 1995.

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A year after Aliens came out, Cameron was unequivocal about leaving the Alien universe behind. But in a 1987 issue of Starlog Magazine, he did mention in passing his ideas about what Alien 3 would - or, rather would not - entail. "It's not in the goddamned cat and it's not in Newt, either," he wrote, in response to the question of how the xenomorphs would have survived the cataclysmic explosion at the end of Aliens. "I would never be that cruel..."

In fact, Aliens and Ridley Scott's original Alien left Alien 3's producers in a situation akin to performance anxiety. How do you follow up two classic movies with something equally fresh and successful, from a creative standpoint? It didn't help that just about everyone - from Fox executives down to fans who'd flocked to Aliens - wanted to see a sequel more than Giler and Hill did.

"We weren't that enthused," Giler said in 2003. "David and I were a bit sick of it," Hill later added. Sigourney Weaver, whose presence in the franchise was almost as pivotal as the title monster, wasn't enthusiastic about doing a third film, either. But commerce required that Alien 3 be made, and with gritted teeth, Giler and Hill began hunting around for ideas.

Of course, we all know what happened in the end: Alien 3 finally emerged in cinemas in 1992, the directorial debut of David Fincher, and a film that he's still reluctant to discuss in public to this day. But before Alien 3 came out, a welter of sequel ideas were flung around offices and writers' rooms - some inspired, some ridiculous.

To date, they remain as mere concepts or discarded scripts, and it's likely that many more remain tucked away in a cupboard somewhere, still to see the light of day. For now, here are some of the unused Alien 3 ideas that we currently know about.

Aliens head to Earth

Before Alien 3 was released, a teaser trailer was put out by Fox. "In 1992, on Earth, we will discover that everyone can hear you scream" went its somewhat clunky narration, as an alien egg was shown hovering over the luminous bulk of our planet.

That the aliens would eventually end up on Earth seemed logical enough from a story point-of-view; villainous corporation Weyland-Yutani had long been intent on acquiring a xenomorph, after all, and the idea had already been pursued in the Aliens series of Dark Horse comic books.

According to a 1992 issue of Cinescape magazine, one of the earliest ideas for Alien 3 indeed saw the Earth visited by a swarm of dreaded Starbeasts. This time, however, the aliens would fuse into what the publication described as "a giant, multi-talented monster that destroys New York City."

Exactly what "multi-talented" means isn't clear (could the giant alien tap-dance?), but the idea, which sounds more like a Godzilla-like kaiju movie than an Alien sequel, was thankfully dropped.

Alien meets Blade Runner

Another idea, seemingly explored in the very earliest stages of Alien 3's production in the 1980s, was of Ripley and Newt ending up in a futuristic metropolis - albeit one on another planet, not Earth - where they hunted an "especially mobile creature" around the city sprawl.

If the concept sounds a bit like Alien meets Blade Runner, this might be because the concept surfaced around the time Ridley Scott was being courted to return as director. Unfortunately for Fox, Scott was already embroiled in a number of projects in the late '80s - he'd just completed the thriller Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), and was preparing to film Black Rain (1989) and road-trip drama Thelma And Louise (1991).

Two Sequels, and a Screenplay by William Gibson

In one early concept, Giler and Hill envisioned a story which would take place over two films. In the first, Michael Biehn would take the lead as Hicks while Ripley would spend the entirety of the story in hypersleep and Newt would be sent back to the safety of Earth. The second film would have seen Ripley revived for another fight with her mortal enemy, the aliens.

Although Giler and Hill's specific plans for Alien 4 remain hazy, their ideas for Alien 3 were explored at length, with famed sci-fi writer William Gibson hired to write two drafts of the script.

Gibson's version of the story sees the Sulaco picked up by an insular colony of people calling themselves The Union of Progressive Peoples. A communist group locked in a cold war with Weyland-Yutani, the UPP live on a remote station "the size of a small moon." Having boarded the Sulaco, the UPP find and capture the damaged remains of Bishop, before sending the ship on its way when they're attacked by a facehugger hidden in Bishop's hypersleep chamber.

The Sulaco is subsequently brought back to Anchorpoint, an outpost in an area of space owned by Weyland-Yutani. Hicks is awakened to learn that he's in the middle of a diplomatic crisis: the Sulaco's brief presence in UPP-controlled space being enough, it seems, to trigger the spectre of all-out war. Meanwhile, the seemingly omnipresent alien is about to introduce some complications of its own, as the UPP have acquired xenomorph DNA and recognize that it could be turned into a deadly weapon.

Weyland-Yutani, of course, are keen to harness the power of the alien themselves, and begin to fraternize with its DNA in the hope of creating a weapon of their own. Inevitably, their experiments go wrong, and Anchorpoint is quickly overwhelmed by screeching aliens.

Gibson's first draft for Alien 3 contains a number of new ideas - such as infectious gas seeping from alien eggs, and a new form of queen that also emits a gassy mutagen - but certain portions of the story read like fairly straight retreads of scenes from Alien. Towards the end of the script, Hicks leads a group of barely-trained young Colonial Marines into an alien nest where they fight the flatulent queen mentioned above.

It's a violent, chaotic script and probably too expensive for Fox to have committed to film in the late 1980s. Certainly, Gibson's second Alien 3 draft reduced the scale significantly, cutting down the number of aliens (the queen and grunt Colonial Marines are absent), and altering Anchorpoint from a bustling station to a largely deserted, semi-derelict outpost.

Ultimately, Gibson's scripts were simply added to the growing pile of drafts accumulated by Alien 3's producers between 1986 and 1992. Gibson later commented that the idea of a human head tattooed with a barcode was the only thing to make it into the Alien universe, but elements from his drafts appeared to inform subsequent films; the alien experiments were later seen in Alien: Resurrection while the infectious, mutagen gas made its way into Prometheus.

Eric Red's Mutant Animals and Rural Aliens

Alien 3's producers may have been indecisive about what direction the story should take, but they were in agreement about one thing: Alien 3 should offer something different from the familiar, metallic corridors seen in its predecessors.

One solution came from the typewriter of Eric Red, the screenwriter behind such cult classics as The Hitcher and Near Dark. His draft, dating from 1989, was written when Renny Harlin had been brought aboard as director - one of several filmmakers who would come and go during Alien 3's tumultuous production.

In Red's screenplay, the action takes place on an orbiting space station that looks uncannily like the American mid-west in the 20th century - or, to put it another way, like the third act space station recently seen in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. There are wheat fields, grain silos, a drive-in movie theater, and even windmills.

The protagonist is a new one: an amnesiac soldier named Sam Smith who wakes up one morning with a robot arm. Sam, we learn, was one of a detachment of grunts who explored the drifting Sulaco, which has somehow become overrun by aliens. Keen to learn more, Sam sneaks into a military base and discovers that a scientist named Doctor Rand has been busily carrying out experiments on the xenomorphs - in one scene, Sam discovers a pen full of animal-alien hybrids, including dogs, cats, pigs, and chickens.

As if that doesn't sound outlandish enough, Red's Alien 3 script also contained a zero-gravity sex scene, a Gremlins-like sequence where an alien gets its arm stuck in a waste-disposal unit, and a moment where the protagonist's mother, Mary, slaughters an alien with a chainsaw. Then there's a creature dubbed "The Alien Human Thing," and finally, the entire space station transforms into a 50-story alien.

Red later explained that he'd rushed through the writing of his Alien 3 draft within a few weeks, such was the rush to turn the results of various story meetings and producer notes into something approaching a rough draft. At any rate, Red's script - which has all the gore and salacious detail of a straight-to-video B-movie - joined the growing stack of abandoned drafts. "It was a real disaster," Sigourney Weaver said of Red's script. "Absolutely dreadful."

David Twohy's Orbiting Prison

Two years into Alien 3's pre-production, Giler and Hill found themselves more-or-less back where they'd started. Eric Red's "absolutely dreadful" draft had resulted in both his departure and the loss of director Rennie Harlin, who'd grown restless and went off to make Die Hard 2. Wondering where they could go next, the producers hired screenwriter David Twohy (Critters 2) who spent six months reworking elements of William Gibson's drafts into something Alien-shaped.

For the first time, we see something approaching the final Alien 3. At least in the broad strokes. Twohy's script takes place on a space station orbiting Earth - a prison facility called Moloch Island. With Ripley and the rest of Aliens' surviving cast still absent, the story is told from the perspective of a newly-arrived prisoner named Styles and a group of other fresh inmates.

As well as a prison facility, Moloch Island is also the venue for a series of hideous experiments. Years earlier, a facehugger (trapped in amber, Jurassic Park-style) had been discovered by a space miner and handed over to the xenomorph-obsessed company. Styles eventually learns that inmates are being experimented on in a hidden lab, and that the company now has the ability to grow aliens from scratch in a special chamber.

What follows is an amalgam of the kind of monsters-in-corridors action familiar from earlier Alien entries and a prison break movie, with Styles and his compatriots searching for a way off the station as a small group of xenomorphs starts to tear the place apart. Twohy had, it seemed, arrived at a workable scenario: one self-contained enough to generate the suspense critical to a good Alien movie, and also different in look and feel from 1979's Nostromo or 1986's Hadley's Hope.

There was, however, a small problem: Fox president Joe Roth demanded that Ripley return to the franchise. "This is a great script, but I won't make this film without Sigourney," Roth said. "She is the centrepiece of the series."

With Weaver coaxed back into the lead, Twohy started work on another rewrite, this time featuring Ripley on the prison planet. Now all the production needed was a director.

Vincent Ward's Wooden Planet

Hailing from New Zealand, Vincent Ward had recently directed a feature film called The Navigator (1988). Screened at Cannes and praised for its surreal and often beautiful imagery, it quickly caught the attention of Walter Hill. Here, perhaps, was the director he'd been searching for all along.

There was, however, a problem. Ward was an independent filmmaker with little interest in directing a Hollywood tentpole. When he read Twohy's Alien 3 script, he was even less interested. Seemingly desperate to have Ward onboard, the producers gave him the freedom to come up with his own screenplay. Finally, Ward relented.

Fascinated by medieval imagery and folklore (as well as making The Navigator, partly set in the 14th century, he'd also written a book on the subject called Edge of the Earth), Ward came up with a new concept based on his own interests. Ward imagined an orbiting station with an outer layer of wood. Here, a group of monks lived a simple life away from the evils of technology. And when Ripley lands on the planet in an escape vessel, the horrors she brings with her are, from the monks' perspective, straight from the depths of hell: the chestburster erupts from its victims like a demon. The full-grown alien is regarded as a dragon, or perhaps even the Devil himself.

The world depicted in Ward's story is surreal yet fully-formed: we see monks blowing glass. There's a huge library. At the top of the station lies an artificial sea, the thin atmosphere providing an unbroken window out onto the stars. Assuming Ward's techno-medieval setting could have been realized at all with early-1990s effects, it could have been a captivating one, though some of his other story ideas - such as a woolly xenomorph hatching from a sheep - are admittedly a bit too outlandish for comfort.

Nevertheless, many of the ideas in this draft, conceived by Ward and written by John Fasano, would make it into the final version of Alien 3 released in 1992. The notion of an order of monks in space - who, we later learn, are also prisoners - was kept, as was the location's lack of firearms. Ripley's been written back into the story, because by this point Sigourney Weaver had been convinced to return to the franchise. As in David Fincher's film, Ripley has been impregnated by an alien in this draft, and the story as a whole has a fiery, apocalyptic tone that would remain in subsequent screenplays.

Ward's script was also the origin of a particularly controversial plot point: that Ripley is the only survivor of the events in Aliens. Hicks and Bishop die aboard the stricken Sulaco, while Newt is killed when the escape vessel crashes on the monks' wooden planet. It's a cruel, almost casual end for the characters, and the conclusion of a common theme through the Alien 3 drafts we currently know about: all of them try to find some way of getting rid of Newt, either by packing her off to Earth or simply leaving her out altogether.

Ward and Fasano's first draft was completed in late March 1990, by which point it seemed as though production company Brandywine were ready to go into full production. Concept art had been drawn and sets had even begun to be built. But at the same time, executives still had misgivings over Ward's wooden planet concept. Why would its builders ship all that timber out into space? Couldn't it just be a standard prison colony, like the one in Twohy's script? One executive at Fox dismissed the wooden planet as "artsy fartsy."

Frustrated, Ward decided to bow out of the production.

The Fight to the Finish

With Ward being the latest in Alien 3's succession of writers and directors, Hill and Giler began to rewrite Fasano's script themselves. By this point, the repeatedly delayed Alien 3 was beginning to approach its shoot date, and time was running out. A script doctor, Larry Ferguson, had been hired to write his own draft, but Weaver complained that the dialogue he wrote for Ripley made her sound like a "pissed-off gym instructor."

First-time director David Fincher was brought aboard amid the chaos and found himself struggling to have his own ideas accepted as the start date loomed. Even when filming began in January 1991, pages of the script were still being rewritten, a process which continued even as scenes were going before cameras. It was a trial by fire for Fincher, as he oversaw 16-hour-long shoot days during the week and worked on revisions to the script in what little time he had left.

By the time Alien 3 arrived in theaters in 1993, it had cost Fox over $50 million to make - more than twice as much as Aliens had devoured six years earlier - largely due to the constant struggle to agree on what direction its story should take. The resulting film is a patchwork of ideas taken from previous drafts; ultimately, Alien 3's story was credited to Vincent Ward, but elements from earlier screenplays are also present, from the animal-derived Alien suggested by Eric Red's ill-received script to the prison colony in Twohy's draft.

A struggle from its earliest conception to its release, Alien 3's production wasn't unlike the gestation of a xenomorph: slow, painful, and often downright ugly. The process resulted in a veritable mountain of scripts and half-formed ideas - some, such as Vincent Ward's wooden planet, still capturing the imagination today, while others - like an alien with its hand trapped in a waste-disposal unit - remaining firmly on the printed page.

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What Queer Eye‘s Fab Fives’ Relationships Are Really Like Behind the Scenes

Ever since Netflix premiered the new Queer Eye series in February, the new Fab Five have really won us over with their on-screen chemistry. These five are fierce, fabulous, and talented, and it's easy to see why the guys they help are so charmed by them. What's even better is that the new Fab Five really are friends behind the scenes, according to series foodie Antoni Porowski.

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Porowski chatted with E! News on Tuesday, where he dished about how he and his co-stars had "weird electricity" from the first time they were in a room together. "We felt something special. We were weirdly finishing each other's sentences," Porowski said, adding, "We're all different, but we still manage to get along really well."

He told reporters that the cast has a lot of fun interacting on social media because they "don't get to see each other a lot in between working." Anyone who follows the Fab Five on Twitter knows what Porowski means, because the little interactions we see are just perfect.

Take, for example, how designer Bobby Berk reacted to Porowski's saucy shoot for Gay Times:

Or the saga of how Jonathan Van Ness lost some Beats headphones... only for Porowski to confess he had them:

Of course, Karamo Brown's birthday wishes for Tan France are adorable.

...and France's support for Porowski's corgi obsession is perfect.

Porowski even breaks out the emojis for France's announcement that Queer Eye was renewed for season 2:

Oh, yeah. That's friendship at its Twitter best. Porowski told E! News, "[Twitter] is such a fun platform to troll on each other's accounts, to support each other, bring each other up, down and then pick each other back up again." It's good to know that the Fab Five really do love each other, especially since the new Queer Eye is an important, culturally-relevant update on its predecessor. We need that refreshing positivity in our lives, our streams, and our social media feeds.

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Netflix has not announced a return date for Queer Eye season 2, nor any details about how many episodes will air. Regardless, the Fab Five is stoked, and so are we because it means that we can spend even more time with our fave Queer Eye guys and bask in the beauty of their friendship.

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Is there a medical purpose to wearing yellow tinted sunglasses? Because I do not want to find myself on an all-female panel show this Friday apologizing for my insensitivity.

I just don’t get it. The whole point of wearing sunglasses is to shield your eyes from the rays of the sun while also shielding your eyes from being seen while boob gazing. By making the lenses that transparent you negate the purpose entirely.

The only time a person should be wearing yellow tinted glasses is if they are cosplaying as Walter Sobchak, or they are partaking in a sharpshooting competition. I still do not understand the value in using them in the latter, but I support their right to do so. My hunch is that they do not want anyone to think they are wearing prescription lenses. That would open them up to a whole new world of bullying.

Just thinking about a person wearing glasses around me makes me want to punch them in the eyes and watch in glee as they feel their way to the bus stop looking like Mr. Magoo. I have actually needed to wear glasses for seven years but I’ve refused for the sake of my reputation. If that means I occasionally mistake a bottle of bleach for mouthwash, so be it.

 

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The Weirdest Thanos Moments in Marvel History

Fun isn't something one considers when Thanos is trying to wipe out half of all life in Avengers: Infinity War, but...

Feature Gavin Jasper
Apr 26, 2018

When it came time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to build towards the top villain threat at the end of the first Avengers, it was a no-brainer. Marvel has like three potential villains for that role and since Dr. Doom and Galactus are Fantastic Four characters and off-limits (at least for now), that leaves Thanos by default. And hey, it has worked out great so far as the whole Infinity Stones subplot has helped connect the many Marvel movies while killing time for Infinity War.

The Mad Titan has a great reputation as the be-all/end-all final boss of the Marvel Universe. He’s succeeded at obtaining great power and even total omnipotence all for messed up reasons like wanting to bone the Grim Reaper and wanting to slaughter all of his bastard children. He shrugs off hits from the Hulk, Silver Surfer, and even Black Bolt’s vocal cords. Thanos is serious business.

Sometimes, though, Thanos has his off days. Those head-scratching times when you remember how weird comics can be. Here are some fun examples.

THE THANOSCOPTER

Spidey Super Stories is an artifact that will never stop being funny. A Spider-Man comic for the kiddiest of kids, it featured some of the most dumbed down dialogue and adventuring you’d ever see in a superhero story. This late-70s tale came at a time when Thanos had only been around for a few years. Like his mainstream counterparts, Thanos was indeed out to gain power from the Cosmic Cube.

Unlike his mainstream counterparts, he did it in part from a generic helicopter that had his name sprawled across it. Coming off as more of a Wet Bandit than the cosmic bringer of doom, Thanos chased after the Cat (who had yet to become Hellcat in Marvel lore, which is probably for the better here), who for whatever reason carried the Cosmic Cube.

Somehow the Cube got in the hands of a skateboarding kid and Thanos snatched it from him. His defeat came when he attacked the Cat and Spider-Man with an earthquake, which made him drop the Cosmic Cube, leaving the skateboarder to get it and defeat Thanos with grass. Thanos was then arrested by the police.

The same issue had people losing their minds over Impossible Man being an alien, but Thanos? Some purple dork getting booked after fumbling omnipotence.

GAMORA’S CHRISTMAS

So we know the whole deal with Thanos and Gamora. She’s his adopted daughter and super-assassin who ultimately betrayed him. Jim Starlin and Ron Lim, the very creative team behind Infinity Gauntlet, did a short story for Marvel Holiday Special 1992. Their tale of Thanos was a good one, going into his attempt to give Gamora a pleasant upbringing to go with her assassin training. For some crazy reason, Thanos decided to celebrate Christmas with her.

Again, there’s some genuine heart in the tale of Gamora sacrificing her doll to save Thanos from a would-be assassin, but the whole “tossing in an Earth holiday” to make the story on-brand for the one-shot is just so strange.

Oh, and then they went and watched dolphins for a while. If it’s good for Lobo, I guess it’s good for Thanos.

DARKSEID ON THE PAYROLL

The book Secret Defenders was your usual superhero team-up book where the team-ups changed up by the story. One of the stories was actually a villain team-up where Thanos was the benefactor. His team ended up being made of Rhino, Titanium Man, Nitro, Super-Skrull, and Geatar and they went and fought alien robot monks or whatever.

Whenever you get a story like this with a bunch of random characters being selected to do a mission, one of the clichés you're likely to see is either a scattered pile of dossier pictures or a bunch of faces on monitors. Thanos went with the latter and had plenty of villains he was considering but didn’t choose. Guys like Juggernaut, Venom, Ultron, Annihilus...and Darkseid.

Yeah, for some reason he had Darkseid on one of his monitors, like he was a coin flip away from asking the ultimate evil of the DC Universe to run errands for him. Sure, Marvel and DC were on friendlier terms back then and all, but this was even before Marvel vs. DC where the two fought it out and later merged into becoming Thanoseid. Thanos simply had Darkseid on speed dial.

THE THANOSI

Sometimes when a certain writer is so in love with a certain character, they go a little wacky trying to explain their off days. Like for instance, John Byrne wasn’t happy that X-Men villain Arcade once lit a match on Dr. Doom, so he went out of his way to explain that it was a Doombot and not the real deal. Since Starlin is Thanos’ creator and can’t go five hours without writing a story about how awesome he is, he’s just as guilty.

In the miniseries Infinity Abyss, it was revealed that there was an army of Thanos hybrid clones out there being jerks and trying to end the universe. They all came off as Thanos trying to cosplay as other Marvel heroes like Iron Man, Gladiator, and Dr. Strange. There was even a failed Thanos Wolverine clone mixed in there, who got to make the cover of one issue.

It was revealed that Thanos had been cloning himself for years because the real Thanos is no punk and if he ever seemed like a punk, it was because the real Thanos wasn’t there. Like the time Ka-Zar got the best of him. Or that time Thor beat him into purple paste. No way, Jose. Thanos has the alibi of being too cool for that shit!

The storyline came to a climax when Thanos and a handful of heroes had to fight the especially ridiculous Thanos-Galactus. Yeah, Galactus has DNA, apparently.

SQUIRREL GIRL BEATS UP THANOS! ...MAYBE!

Squirrel Girl made her debut taking out Dr. Doom by overwhelming him with an army of squirrels. That eventually led to a trend of Squirrel Girl being this paradox of a character in the Marvel Universe. She was Koko B. Ware, only she was somehow pinning Andre the Giant. Once she started a resurgence as a member of the Great Lakes Avengers/Great Lakes X-Men, she returned to inexplicably taking out villains well above her pay grade.

In the pages of the GLX-Mas Special, after making short work of MODOK, Squirrel Girl was confronted with Thanos as a mid-issue cliffhanger. Many pages later, we got to see Squirrel Girl standing victorious over the Mad Titan while Uatu the Watcher looked on to verify that yes, indeed, this was the real deal Thanos and not some kind of lame copy or whatever.

Then Dan Slott, the guy who wrote that very scene, retconned it shortly after in the pages of She-Hulk where he outright claimed it to be a clone that would fool even the likes of cosmic beings. Why? Regardless, in Squirrel Girl’s solo series years later, she and Galactus shared a laugh over the fact that she totally handed the real, actual Thanos his ass, no backsies.

CUBE TO THE BALLS

Back in Annihilation, Thanos had the most metal death ever when Drax impaled him with his fist from behind and showed Thanos his own heart. It fucking rocked. Then in the original ongoing for the modern-day Guardians of the Galaxy, the series ended with Thanos’ resurrection. He was mindless and overly strong, much like the Hulk, except he was also totally naked because not wearing pants is how resurrection works most of the time.

When Star-Lord decided to wrap things up, he did it by getting his attention with a cracked, yet shiny, Cosmic Cube. Thanos slowly advanced with a flicker of recognition in his eyes. Star-Lord let loose with a blast capable of knocking out Thanos and that’s all well and good, but...

Um, okay, so you know how mainstream comics can’t show naughty bits and always have to find ways to obscure nudity? Well, I don’t know how intentional it is, but Star-Lord took out Thanos with a Cosmic Cube blast to the dick.

Not cool, Quill. He needs that for...hm. Actually, I don’t think Death has genitals either. Never mind!

EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HERO

In the pages of Avengers World, mutant heroes Cannonball and Sunspot were sent on a mission to go into the future and meet up with the offspring Avengers from that crappy animated film that nobody remembers anymore because Marvel decided to start making good movies afterwards. It’s been about 20-25 years since Cannonball and Sunspot’s time and the world had become a very different place. As they traveled through Danvers City, it became apparent that Earth had become a more popular spot for aliens to hang out.

The two took a stop at a bar and tried to fit in by discussing how tough they were. They namedropped Thanos as one of their big enemies and that in turn started a bar fight. Somehow, Thanos had gone on to become the greatest Avenger to ever live. Apparently you can come back from wiping out half of the universe.

As Cannonball put it, “That is a face-turn I did not see coming.”

SANTA THANOS

Man, what is it with Thanos and Christmas?!

Marvel’s YouTube series What The--?! featured a holiday episode back in 2014 where Thanos had a master plan to steal all the Terrigen Crystals from the Inhumans. Unfortunately, their security was a bit too scary so he had a backup plan: become Santa Claus. After all, breaking into houses is one of Santa’s superpowers!

Thanos beat up Santa and stole his costume. He then got stuck having to listen to superheroes tell him what they wanted for Christmas before he had a chance to sneak off. Having to put up with Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Thor, and Captain America was bad enough, but then Hulk showed up and the whole plan went to Hell while Thanos' skull went into the floor.

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This one isn’t an official Marvel thing, but it’s mainstream enough for me to include.

The TV show Parks and Recreations had a long running gag about how backwards and prejudiced the town’s original traditions were. Main character Leslie Knope wanted to make some changes and citizen Garth Blundin (Patton Oswalt) was completely against it. In a funny scene, he did a very nerdy filibuster about how he wanted Star Wars Episode VII to work out.

Luckily, an eight-minute version hit YouTube shortly after its airing and it was a doozy. While Garth’s ideas for Star Wars itself were a little creative, like Leia leaving Han for Lando and Chewbacca being turned into a cyborg spider, it went into overdrive when he namedropped Thanos. Due to the Infinity Stones, Thanos would not only turn the movie into Star Wars vs. Avengers, but he’d also bring the X-Men in. He had control over time and space and could do that.

One great touch was that when he first mentioned Thanos, someone yelled, “Oh, come on!” That voice could have possibly belonged to Chris Pratt, who was only months away from filming Guardians of the Galaxy.

THE LOSS TO ARSENAL

Thanos has appeared on multiple animated series. He antagonized the Silver Surfer while lusting for “Lady Chaos.” He opposed the Guardians of the Galaxy while donning the Carnage symbiote. In Super Hero Squad, he even got full control of the Infinity Gauntlet, only to lose to another overpowered maguffin.

And you know what? At least there was honor in that loss. Getting beat by the Infinity Sword is way better than what happened on the Avengers Assemble cartoon. For half a season, Thanos gathered the six Infinity Stones and when he completed the collection, he made short work of the Avengers.

Then Iron Man revealed his rebuilt robot bodyguard Arsenal. Arsenal’s main ability was absorbing energy, so when Thanos blasted lasers at him, the robot took it head-on and advanced. Thanos had power over time, space, reality, and so on. There were so many ways to destroy that robot, including wishing it to not exist anymore.

So what did Thanos do in this situation? He shot MORE lasers! And it ended with him getting the Gauntlet pulled off. Thanos got beat up and then Arsenal transformed into Ultron and why did they cancel Earth’s Mightiest Heroes for this again?

THE SATSUI NO HADO GAUNTLET

The story for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is bananas. In it, Marvel and Capcom each have their own universe, which means that Final Fight, Street Fighter, Strider, Monster Hunter, Mega Man X, Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins, and Resident Evil all happened in the same era. Looking into that further means that Dr. Wily is a long-dead historical figure who presumably died before Zangief was born.

Anyway, the worlds got merged together by a hybrid of Ultron and Sigma, all because Death wanted to sneak off and get it on with Jedah from Darkstalkers. Long story. Throughout the game, Thanos was treated as a wild card forced onto the side of good. With the story revolving around the Infinity Stones, he was obviously going to make a go for them. That’s his thing.

Instead, Thanos became aware of Death’s activities and chose to focus on the violent darkness living inside Ryu. Thanos created a new gauntlet that absorbed all of Ryu’s killing intent, and then walked off to do his own thing.

After the credits, Thanos returned to threaten Death, as Ryu’s Satsui No Hado powers were capable of hurting her. To prove it, the game ended with Thanos performing a Hadoken.

Hopefully they’re saving that move for Avengers 4.

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Back in February, Kylie Jenner welcomed her first child.

Fans feared the worst when news of Kylie's pregnancy went public, but believe it or not, the pampered 20-year-old seems to have adjusted to new motherhood with remarkable ease.

Tyga and Kylie Jenner in NYC

Despite rumors to the contrary, Kylie is still dating Travis Scott, and it looks as though the two of them and little Stormi have formed quite the happy little family unit.

Of course, when you're as famous as Kylie, flaunting your happiness is the same as begging someone to take it away.

So we guess it should come as no surprise that the lip kit mogul's most infamous ex has come back around to complicate her situation.

You may remember that there was a time when Tyga thought Kylie's baby was his.

That matter was reportedly cleared up when Tyga requested a paternity test and Kylie gave in in hopes that he would go away for good.

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Predictably, that didn't work, and Tyga is still very much darkening Kylie's doorway.

In fact, according to In Touch, the rapper has not relented n his efforts to win Kylie back.

"Even though they’re not together, Tyga misses Kylie. For real," a source tells the tabloid.

"He misses her sexiness. Her body. The lavish life, connections, money and exposure she gave him. He misses all of that and kicks himself every day for letting their relationship die."

Um ... sounds like he doesn't miss Kylie so much as he misses having a young, hot meal ticket.

A Kiss for Tyga

Apparently, Tyga looks at Travis and sees a man living what was supposed to be his life:

"What’s worse: she’s got a baby with Travis. That gnaws at him," the insider continued.

"He wanted to be the one who gave Kylie a baby."

The source adds:

"He wanted that so much but she was opposed. Tyga’s pissed about that. But even still, he forgives her because he loves her. And he knows he could still have a baby with her later down the line if they were ever to rekindle the passion they once had."

We don't know what to tell you, T-Raww. Guess you'll have to find another attractive bajillionaire to impregnate.

We hear a few of Kylie's sisters are single!

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Johnny Manziel Says Baker Mayfield’s Arrest Is No Big Deal

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Lamar Odom to Khloe Kardashian: Can I Please See Baby True?!?

Khloe Kardashian likely feels very alone right now.

Yes, the reality star has a number of family members in her corner, but she just gave birth to a little girl while living in a foreign city (Cleveland), which she moved to in order to be close to Tristan Thompson.

And then she found out that Thompson had been cheating on her. A lot.

Lamar with Khloe

We feel terrible for Khloe.

We can't imagine what she has been going through over the past few weeks.

But we're comforted by the knowledge that she isn't truly going through it alone.

No, aren't talking about Khloe's famous sisters or her mother.

We're actually talking about her ex-husband, Lamar Odom.

"Lamar’s been texting Khloe, checking on her and the baby and making sure she’s good," an insider tells Life & Style, adding:

"He just wants to be a bed of comfort to her."

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First: LOL. Who actually talks like that?

It makes us question whether this supposed insider exists.

Second: Odom actually wants to be more than a "bed of comfort."

The same source goes on to say the following:

"He’s hopeful to meet baby True soon. Like her mother, he knows that True will be absolutely gorgeous and he’d love the honor of holding her in his arms.

"He’s adores that name and only wishes he could have lived up to her name when he was with Khloe."

This last part has been fairly well-documented.

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Ever since he and Kardashian divorce many years ago, Odom has made it clear that he wishes he had acted differently during their marriage.

By the end of the four-year union, Lamar had fallen off the wagon and was back to using drugs.

Sadly, he also admitted to cheating on Khloe during this difficult period of his life.

But that was a long time ago.

Just a day after Thompson's cheating scandal became public knowledge, Odom supposedly dialed up Khloe and said he wanted to get back together.

We somehow doubt this will happen, despite the strong feelings that still exist between the stars, but a reconciliation with Odom would certainly be a worthy act of revenge on Khloe's part.

She could really stick it to Tristan that way, sort of how he's been sticking it to many random women over the past several months with his penis.

It's Lamar

"Lamar really wants to be part of Khloe and True’s life," says this same tabloid source, concluding:

"He still loves her and doesn’t want her to have to be a single mother given the state of her relationship with Tristan. He really feels heartbroken for her."

So do we.

We also feel sort of bad because for her daughter because, well... True Thompson?!?

Where did that name come?

An explanation is below:

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Should the Marvel Cinematic Universe Reboot or Recast?

With an Avengers: Infinity War finally here, we take a look at the directions the Marvel universe might head in after its release.

Feature Guy Buckland
Apr 26, 2018

There is an enemy lurking behind the scenes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has the capacity to unravel the lucrative adventures of our collective heroes without the need for an Infinity Gauntlet. That enemy is time. (Well… time and contractual obligations, but the two are very much linked.)

Time is a funny old thing if you’re a superhero in print. The Silver Age of Marvel Comics, which introduced such stalwarts as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and Iron Man, started out pretty much in real-time with characters aging at the same rate as their non-fictional readers. Thus Peter Parker, introduced as a school kid in 1962, went through high school, graduated, and went to college, all within a few years of his debut.

Perhaps realizing that their stable of heroes might have a little more longevity than they could ever have hoped for, Marvel quickly put the brakes on this approach and started compressing the way time passed in their comics so that it went out of sync with real life. A multi-part storyline that occurs over several issues (and thus months) in the real world may only have been a day-long adventure for our featured hero. Timeless visual interpretation through artists’ pencils and inks keep our heroes young, and writers seamlessly incorporate the changing world into their lives and histories when necessary.

The MCU doesn’t have this luxury, because the actors that represent our heroes on screen are obviously mortal human beings. It doesn’t matter how much yoga Robert Downey Jr. does, he’s eventually going to get too old to convincingly put on the Iron Man armor. More likely, before that even becomes an issue, he will simply not wish to appear in any more Marvel movies beyond the occasional (lucrative) cameo. This is a problem Marvel will face for every present or future character in the MCU, regardless of how many films they manage to sign actors up for; compared with the comics, our celluloid heroes have a much shorter half-life.

Now with Avengers: Infinity War here, the future of most of the MCU's most popular contract players--including Downey as Tony Stark, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, and Chris Hemsworth as Thor--lies in doubt. While they're all slated to return next year for a still untitled Avengers 4, that is when most of the cast that began the MCU, and still are predominantly the faces of the Avengers, will see their contracts expire. Hemsworth has shown an eagerness to do more... but the others arguably less so. That leaves a big question mark: what comes next?

Well... there are some choices.

Option 1: Let It End

Certainly the least likely scenario, but what if Marvel has just accepted that this whole cinematic universe is finite? I mean the bottom’s got to fall out of this comic book movie thing eventually, right? Maybe by 2020, there will be so much "superhero fatigue" that what to do following Infinity War will be moot. I mean, surely making an obscene amount of money over 10 years will sate Disney, right?

Yeah, I don’t see it either.

It would take a Marvel movie to actually lose money--probably three or four in a row to avoid suggestions of an aberration--for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to close down. And I don’t think anyone sees that on the horizon, especially after films like Guardians of Galaxy and Black Panther made more obscure heroes box offices legends and cultural icons. Plus, the success of James Bond has shown there’s money to be made in a franchise that spans decades, as long as there’s an appropriate re-invention or two along the line.

So maybe we should just forget about option 1.

Option 2: Recast

The most obvious recourse is simply to replace the actors as they become too old, too expensive, or too troublesome to appear in future movies. Indeed, this has already happened in a couple of cases, and Marvel may well point to the success of re-casting both Bruce Banner and James Rhodes during Phase One as proof that this is a perfectly valid approach that the audience will readily accept.

However, these are very different examples compared to replacing a Thor or an Iron Man. In the case of the man who would be War Machine, we were dealing with a peripheral character before he became a superhero. Terrence Howard morphing into Don Cheadle was therefore a little jarring, but ultimately inconsequential--even if it reflects a troubling and sickening cynicism by some in the industry, including Marvel CEO Ike Perlmutter.

The transition from Ed Norton to Mark Ruffalo benefitted not only from an inspired bit of casting, but also the fact that Banner is only half the equation for this particular character--the main attraction is big, green, and computer-generated. Arguably, whoever plays Bruce is less important to the Hulk than the actor playing Tony Stark is to Iron Man, or the person filling Steve Rogers’ boots is to Captain America. 

And as much as fans embraced Cheadle and Ruffalo, I think the notion that these replacements were seamless and had no negative impact on the MCU's interconnectivity is false. To this day, The Incredible Hulk doesn’t quite feel part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They’ve referenced it throughout Phases One and Two, even including a cameo by William Hurt as the antagonistic Gen. Ross (now Sec. Ross!) in Captain America: Civil War, but it still feels separate from continuity, and a reason for that is because it features a different Banner and a stylistically different Hulk.

Another thing to consider is to what extent the paying audience is putting equity into the characters rather than the actors playing them. Did audiences go nuts for The Avengers due to the thrill of seeing Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor together? Or was it more the assemblage of Downey Jr., Evans, and Hemsworth?

Marvel may be grossly underestimating the recognition factor that gives crossovers their power. Can you imagine Buffy Summers showing up in her first guest appearance on Angel, but played by someone other than Sarah Michelle Gellar? Or if the producers of Freddy vs. Jason had decided not to invite Robert Englund back? There’s a reason Stephen Moffatt didn’t stick with his apparent original story idea and recast the ninth Doctor once Christopher Eccleston declined to appear in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special.

Marvel got away with it in The Avengers because the majority of the ensemble was unaltered from previous film appearances, and because of all the main players to recast, Banner was always going to be the least impactful. When the time comes to bid farewell to Robert Downey Jr. and the two Chris’, Marvel is going to struggle to maintain the sense of cohesiveness that has served the franchise so well.

Bond is a poor point of comparison because the 007 movies--certainly when they recast--aren’t that concerned about continuity. Craig’s Bond is not the same man as Moore’s Bond; when a new actor steps into the shoes of Britain’s favorite government-sanctioned killer, the story, tone, and approach are altered to suit. The MCU can’t do this when their films and characters crossover so frequently. Everything is taking place within the same established world, and so a new actor with a new 'take' on Tony Stark wouldn't so naturally work. To fit seamlessly into continuity, he’d have to do a Robert Downey Jr. impression. Who’s going to take on that kind of job? Who would want to?

Option 3: Retire 

The one thing Marvel has an abundance of is unique characters. Not all of them may have public awareness to the extent of a Spider-Man or a Hulk, but Guardians of the Galaxy proved that you don’t need protagonists that are known to the average moviegoer for a film to be a hit and for those characters to become a box office draw.

Perhaps our current Avengers simply exit the stage, allowing a new generation of heroes to protect the world in future films. More tantalizingly, could Marvel actually have the balls to retire some characters permanently? After all, the transient nature of death has been a bit of a bugbear for fans of the franchise so far, and a major character meeting their end in a non-reversible way could add some real heft to whatever film the ‘unfortunate event’ takes place in.

While the originating team of Avengers has never really gone away in the comics, it’s certainly true that the roster has changed considerably over the years. A post-Infinity War Avengers film led by Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Ant-Man is certainly a possibility. But will a Marvel Universe that no longer features Tony Stark or Steve Rogers have the same draw for loyal franchise viewers? Well arguably, yes. Spider-Man is a huge acquisition by Marvel, and enough of a draw to shepherd in an all-new Avengers call sheet.

And if the Disney-Fox deal goes through, as bad as it would be for the industry, the influx of X-Men mutants and the Fantastic Four could be a source of decades of sequels for Kevin Feige. And if it’s felt that the Marvel cinematic universe just isn’t the same without an Iron Man or a Captain America, there’s always option 4...

Option 4: Pass the Torch

This is not an option for all of our MCU heroes, but it may be a potential solution if Marvel believes in the power of brand recognition over star power. Iron Man can remain part of the established universe without Tony Stark in the armor, the mantle of Captain America can be held by someone other than Steve Rogers, and the Sorcerer Supreme doesn’t have to be Stephen Strange.

This option avoids having to recast or unceremoniously bump off established characters; the original stars can even pop up in cameos or short scenes to establish continuity. “You’re Iron Man now,” says RDJ as he hands off the majority of screen time to whatever young actor (or actress!) is hot in 2021.

There’s precedent in the comics, of course: Bucky Barnes carried the shield as Captain America for a good while before Steve decided not to be dead anymore and reclaim ownership. Barnes has already been effectively introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will continue to play a significant role in Avengers: Infinity War. A film that explores how someone with a slightly skewed moral compass carries the burden of Sentinel of Liberty whilst trying to atone for past sins is a flick I’d stand in line to see.

Anthony Mackie introduced a particularly charismatic version of Sam Wilson/The Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier too. Perhaps not coincidentally, the character who has long been considered one of Cap's best friends also took up the mantle of Captain America in the comics, wings and all. That would certainly make for a striking visual on screen, but will the less comic-savvy public accept a new Captain America film without the character that originated the role?

Option 5: Reboot

The nuclear option: start again.

In the comics, this is a technique of which DC is particularly fond: press the reset switch and start again from scratch, re-introducing familiar characters but with contemporary twists. Hollywood isn’t shy about a reboot either, of course. And some might point to the examples of Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman as evidence that it can easily be done. But setting aside the relative successes of those reboots, the MCU is in a very different situation.

Marvel has achieved the Holy Grail of a complex, fertile, and interconnected universe that spans both film and TV. It took an awful lot of risk and investment to get it up and running, but it’s now a license to print money. Why would they risk tearing it down and starting from scratch?

Answer: they’re not going to.

But here’s a crazy idea that might still fall into this category. If, by the time Avengers 4 rolls around, there are some sticky issues with regard to contracts, casting, or continuity, Marvel could always do a ‘soft’ reboot, picking and choosing the elements of the MCU that need tweaking, and readjusting the universe as they see fit.

How? Well when you have Infinity Gems with the power to warp time, reality and space wielded by a galactic madman, you kind of have license to do what the hell you want. Perhaps the MCU that survives the Infinity War will be a very different universe from the one we’ve come to know and love.

So what do you think is the best solution? Does the thought of another actor playing Tony Stark fill you with dread? Would you be happy for a brand new roster of heroes to lead Phase Four? Or is there another solution that I’ve missed? Sound off in the comments below, but a combination of options 3 and 4 would seem the best way forward.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 Release Date, Trailer, Episodes, and More Info

Offred's story continues in The Handmaid's Tale season 2. Here's everything we know...

News Den of Geek Staff
Apr 26, 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2 is here! Here's our spoiler-free review of the second season.

What is The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 be about? In an Emmy event with the cast, Elisabeth Moss teased that season two would continue the theme of motherhood: “What does it mean to be a good mother? It’s about the way we mother the people in our lives.”

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Episode Guide

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, Episode 1: June

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

Original air date: 4/25/18

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, Episode 2: Unwomen

Offred adjusts to a new way of life; the arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the colonies; a family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

Original air date: 4/25/18

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Release Date

Hulu will once again release the show in small batches, rather than in one big binge. The first two episodes of The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 arrived on April 25.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Trailer

Check out the full length trailer for The Handmaid's Tale Season 2!

Here's all the earlier footage we've seen so far...

The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Story

Here's the official synopsis:

"The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. 'Gilead is within you' is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth."

On the new scripts Moss offered: “I read the outline and got full body chills. Give up trying to guess what happens.”

Read: How the Handmaid's Tale's Depiction of Rape/Sexual Violence Mirrors Real Life

The Handmaid's Tale is set in the near-future in the dystopia Republic of Gilead where women are subjected and stripped of their individualism. Handmaids are fertile young women who are forced to submit to ritualized rape and bear the children of the ruling class. The series follows Offred, a handmaid, who pledges to survive and fight the unjust totalitarian rule. The dystopian thriller was created by Bruce Miller and is based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood.

Read: The Handmaid's Tale — Real World Inspirations


The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 Cast

We'll see more Rita in season two. Amanda Brugel has been promoted to a series regular according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Alexis Bledel's Ofglen will be back. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bledel has signed as a series regular for another season.

Sydney Sweeney will recur on The Handmaid’s Tale Season 2, reports Variety. She will play a 15-year-old named Eden, who is described as “pious and obedient.” The character will represent a new wave of believers in the rule of Gilead, armed with unflinching faith and aspirations to raise her lot in life by becoming a Commander’s wife. She is also described as being “naïve and dangerous to those around her,” making her an interesting player thrown into the mix of a sophomore season that will focus on the pregnancy of Offred (Elisabeth Moss) and her clandestine activism against the theocratic misogynist dystopia.

In other exciting news (via THR), Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones has been cast as Offred’s activist mother, Holly, in the second season.

Sweeney, an American actress, comes into what will be her highest profile role with The Handmaid’s Tale. She previously fielded TV runs on Sharp Objects and In the Vault, with guest spots on shows such as Pretty Little LiarsThe MiddleGrey’s Anatomy90210 and Heroes. She’ll next appear as a regular on the upcoming 1990s-set Netflix series, Everything Sucks! and the 2018 horror film, Tell Me Your Name.

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Kanye Vs. John! West Posts Legend’s Angry Texts To Twitter As Meltdown Continues

Kanye West is not backing down! In his latest Twitter drama, the rapper shared a screenshot of his text conversation with pal John Legend, in which the “All of Me” singer advised West, 40, not to show so much support for Donald Trump.

“Hey it’s JL. I hope you’ll reconsider aligning yourself with Trump. You’re way too powerful and influential to endorse who he is and what he stands for. As you know, what you say really means something to your fans. They are loyal to you and respect your opinion,” Legend, 39, texted West this Thursday afternoon. “So many people who love you feel so betrayed right now because they know the harm that Trump’s policies cause, especially to people of color. Don’t let this be a part of your legacy. You’re the greatest artist of our generation.”

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West also shared his icy response, which read: “I love you John and I appreciate your thoughts. You bringing up my fans or my legacy is a tactic based on fear used to manipulate my free thought.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Legend’s suggestion to West came after the father-of-three shared photos of himself wearing a “Make American Great Again” hat, and later tweeted various messages endorsing controversial president Donald Trump, 71.

Various angry fans pointed out how inappropriate it was that West shared the bizarre personal exchange all over social media. Explaining his decision to display such personal messages, West wrote: “I tweeted the John text to show that there are people around me that disagree with me and voice their opinion. I respect everyone’s opinion but I stand my ground.”

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“If you feel something don’t let peer pressure manipulate you,” he later added.

It didn’t end there! After receiving much backlash from fans, West posted another screenshot of his texts with Legend.

“Think freely. Think with empathy and context too. Your words and actions have consequences. Much love,” wrote Legend after West’s odd reply. “And since you’re posting texts, let me add that I have a new single out haha.”

The conversation then took a lighter turn, with West tweeting: “I really appreciate this dialogue with John Legend because I’m actually very empathetic. Im still the kid from the telethon. I feel when people think of MAGA they don’t think of empathy.”

He even took time to promote Legend’s new album!

Meanwhile, outspoken model Chrissy Teigen also responded to the awkward exchange between West and her hubby. 

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“Everyone keeps asking me to comment on shit. Comment on psycho Tami Lasagna, whom I refuse to give the joy to, say something about RHOA, speak up about kanye. When it comes to people we know, we DO speak up. To THEM. not on Twitter. And sometimes, I guess it makes it to Twitter,” she wrote.

As Radar readers know, this is just the latest scandal in Kanye West’s bizarre weeks-long Twitter rant. While fans initially believed he was having a mental breakdown, various outlets are now saying the rapper is actually calling attention to himself ahead of a new album release!

What do you think about Kanye West sharing his text messages with John Legend? Sound off below!

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Steven Universe And Parental Relationships

We talk to the writers of Steven Universe about the complicated relationship between Steven and Rose.

News Shamus Kelley
Apr 26, 2018

One of the defining arcs of Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe is centered on the relationship between Steven and his mother Rose Quartz. At first Steven idealized anything associated with her but soon came to learn Rose was far more complicated. She had shattered Gems in the war. She didn’t always make the right decision. She was flawed.

As the series has progressed Steven continues to struggle to accept the flaws in his mother while still trying to love her. It hasn’t been easy but recent episodes have seen him finally start to understand why she did what she did. 

“No one is perfect in Steven Universe,” explains former Steven Universe writer Matt Burnett.

“No one is a straight good guy and no one is a straight bad guy, its about shades of gray,” adds fellow writer Ben Levin.

In writing the series the team focused on building up Rose Quartz for both Steven and the viewers and then tearing her down. Levin elaborates further.

“Rose was talked about in a way that felt like how a lot of characters are held up on a pedestal in supernatural fantasy type stories," Levin says. "Getting to explore that character as more of a nuanced person and what it’s like to live in the shadow of a nuanced person, that was a fun storyline to expand.”

The seminal episode “Storm in the Room” had Steven confront this image of his mother head on. Stories such as that were key to the writers of Steven Universe. “When someone you love does something wrong, do you cast that person out?” asks Burnett. “Or do you embrace them for their flaws? Do you try and teach them a better way?”

Burnett hints that Steven will continue to grapple with those questions in future episodes.

Shamus Kelley is a pop culture/television writer and official Power Rangers expert. Follow him on Twitter!  

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Tickets Placed Third In Advance Fandango Sales Behind EPISODE VII & VIII

If you prefer to base your box office projections by advance ticket sales, Fandago has revealed that only Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi outsold Avengers: Infinity War in pre-release sales.

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 20 Trailer, Return Date, and More Details

Riverdale Season 2 is racing towards its conclusion. Here's everything you need to know!

News Den of Geek Staff
Apr 26, 2018

Riverdale season 2 is back, and it's darker and sexier than ever. Read our review of the lastest Riverdale episode here!

There are plenty more questions to answer on the rest of Riverdale Season 2. The next episode, Riverdale Season 2 Episode 20, "Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt" airs on May 2nd on The CW.

Here's the synopsis:

As the town’s mayoral race between Fred (Luke Perry) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) heats up, Hiram (Mark Consuelos) sets his sights on a new ally – Sheriff Minetta (guest star Henderson Wade).  Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) for help when she has a suspicion about the Black Hood. Meanwhile, the reveal of a dark secret forces Archie (KJ Apa) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) to try and ease tensions between the Bulldogs and Serpents.  Finally, on the eve of the mayoral debate, a mysterious message leaves everyone on edge.

Riverdale Season 2 Episodes

Hit the blue titles to go to our full reviews!

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 1: Chapter Fourteen - A Kiss Before Dying

As Fred’s (Luke Perry) life hangs in the balance following the shooting at Pop’s diner, Archie (KJ Apa) struggles with the emotional aftermath of what he witnessed.  Meanwhile, as Veronica (Camila Mendes) steps out of her comfort zone to support Archie, she learns that her father Hiram (Mark Consuelos) has arrived to Riverdale earlier than expected.  Elsewhere, at Pop’s diner, Pop Tate (guest star Alvin Sanders) recounts the chilling details of the shooting, which leaves Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Betty (Lili Reinhart) questioning the gunman’s true motives.  Lastly, after running into Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) at the hospital, Betty and Kevin (Casey Cott) are surprised to learn about the fire at Thornhill.

air date: 10/11/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 2: Chapter Fifteen - Nighthawks

With the gunman still at large and the residents of Riverdale on edge, Betty (Lili Reinhart) leads the charge to save Pop’s after learning that the diner may be forced to close its doors forever.  Meanwhile, the gang becomes increasingly concerned for Archie’s (KJ Apa) well being after noticing a string of unusual behavior from him.  Elsewhere, Betty and Veronica (Camila Mendes) approach Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) for their help saving Pop’s, while Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) attempt to find FP (Skeet Ulrich) a new lawyer may have some serious repercussions.  Finally, when a past betrayal unexpectedly comes to light, Veronica finds herself at a crossroads with Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols.)  

air date: 10/18/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 3: Chapter Sixteen - The Watcher in the Woods

Frustrated by the lack of progress made in catching his father’s shooter, Archie (KJ Apa) takes matters into his own hands in order to send the gunman a message.  Meanwhile, Veronica (Camila Mendes) is thrilled when Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) attempt to start fresh means she gets to introduce him to her friends, including Archie.  Elsewhere, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) starts his first day at Southside High and is befriended by a Southside Serpent named Toni (guest star Vanessa Morgan), while Kevin’s (Casey Cott) attempt at having a little fun causes Betty (Lili Reinhart) to grow concerned for his safety.  Finally, an unexpected turn of events leads the town to realize their darkest chapter may be far from over.

air date: 10/25/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 4: Chapter Seventeen - The Town That Dreaded Sundown

When Alice (Madchen Amick) publishes a fiery piece in the Riverdale Register blasting the Southside, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is forced to take matters into his own hands to try and keep the peace.  Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Archie (KJ Apa) for help after receiving an ultimatum that could potentially destroy some of her closest relationships.  With their SoDale open house fast approaching, Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) enlist the help of an unlikely ally to get some potential investors on board.  Finally, Veronica (Camila Mendes) welcomes her old friend Nick St. Clair (guest star Graham Phillips) to Riverdale, but his plans for a wild night with the gang quickly takes an unexpected turn.  Madelaine Petsch, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott also star.

air date: 11/1/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 5: Chapter Eighteen - When a Stranger Calls

When Alice (Madchen Amick) publishes a fiery piece in the Riverdale Register blasting the Southside, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) is forced to take matters into his own hands to try and keep the peace.  Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Archie (KJ Apa) for help after receiving an ultimatum that could potentially destroy some of her closest relationships.  With their SoDale open house fast approaching, Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) enlist the help of an unlikely ally to get some potential investors on board.  Finally, Veronica (Camila Mendes) welcomes her old friend Nick St. Clair (guest star Graham Phillips) to Riverdale, but his plans for a wild night with the gang quickly takes an unexpected turn.  Madelaine Petsch, Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray and Casey Cott also star.

air date: 11/8/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 6: Chapter Nineteen - Death Proof

After a charge led by Mayor McCoy (guest star Robin Givens) threatens to further escalate tensions between the North and Southside, Jughead (Cole Sprouse), along with Archie (KJ Apa), tries to put a stop to a dangerous alliance being considered between the Serpents and a long-time rival.  Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Veronica (Camila Mendes) for help when she’s thrust into the center of a burgeoning mystery surrounding The Sugarman.  Finally, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) confronts her mother Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) after a traumatic run-in forces her to make a stark realization.

air date: 11/15/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 7: Chapter Twenty - Tales From the Dark Side

Riverdale remains on edge after a chilling letter from the Black Hood challenges the town’s residents to remain sinless for 48 hours – or he’ll strike again. Meanwhile, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and Archie’s (KJ Apa) friendship gets tested after Penny Peabody (guest star Brit Morgan) unexpectedly calls in a favor that Jughead owes her. Elsewhere, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) team up to investigate someone who Betty thinks could be the Black Hood killer. Finally, things take an unexpected turn for Josie (Ashleigh Murray) when a secret admirer takes things one step too far. Madelaine Petsch and Casey Cott also star.

air date: 11/29/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 8: Chapter Twenty-One - House of the Devil

When Jughead (Cole Sprouse) learns that FP (Skeet Ulrich) is getting released from prison, he and Betty (Lili Reinhart) organize a welcome home party with the Serpents to ease him back into his former life.  Meanwhile, Archie (KJ Apa) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) reach a crossroad in their relationship, but are forced to push their issues aside after Jughead and Betty ask them to take over the Black Hood investigation.

air date: 12/6/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 9: Chapter Twenty-Two - Silent Night, Deadly Night

After snooping around for Christmas gifts, Veronica (Camila Mendes) uncovers a major secret Hiram (Mark Consuelos) has been keeping from her.  Fallout from Jughead’s (Cole Sprouse) encounter with Penny Peabody (guest star Brit Morgan) creates tension between him and FP (Skeet Ulrich.)  Meanwhile, a defiant Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) takes matters into her own hands after Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) tells her they cannot afford Christmas this year.  Finally, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Archie’s (KJ Apa) vow to take down the Black Hood once and for all leads to a dangerous showdown.

air date: 12/13/17

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 10: Chapter Twenty-Three - The Blackboard Jungle

Tensions mount when the sudden shut down of Southside High forces Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and his fellow serpents to transfer to Riverdale High.  Veronica (Camila Mendes) ensures Hiram (Mark Consuelos) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) that she’s still on board with their plans for SoDale.  Archie (KJ Apa) is conflicted when he is asked to gather some information on Hiram’s suspicious business dealings.  Betty (Lili Reinhart) sets out on a quest to find her long-lost brother, Chic (guest star Hart Denton).

air date: 1/17/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 11: Chapter Twenty-Four - The Wrestler

Amidst preparations for the town’s annual Picken’s Day festivities, Jughead (Cole Sprouse) interviews Toni’s (guest star Vanessa Morgan) grandfather and learns some shocking details about Riverdale’s history. In an attempt to get closer to Hiram (Mark Consuelos), Archie (KJ Apa) tries out for the Riverdale wrestling team after learning of Hiram’s love of the sport.  Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) unearths some dark secrets about her brother Chic (guest star Hart Denton), and Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) clash as they prepare for their Picken’s Day performance.

air date: 1/24/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 12: Chapter Twenty-Five - The Wicked and the Divine

As preparations for her confirmation ceremony get underway, Veronica (Camila Mendes) becomes concerned that Archie (KJ Apa), who’s agreed to be Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) “intern,” may be learning too much about her family’s secret business dealings.  Jughead (Cole Sprouse) and FP (Skeet Ulrich) lead the charge after an incident at Pickens Park leads to increased tensions among the Serpents.  Meanwhile, Chic (guest star Hart Denton) helps Betty (Lili Reinhart) deal with her inner darkness, while Archie finds himself in over his head after a high-stakes poker game with Hiram’s shady inner-circle goes awry.

air date: 1/31/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 13: Chapter Twenty-Six - The Tell-Tale Heart

Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Jughead (Cole Sprouse) for help when the consequences of a hasty decision come back to haunt her.  Veronica (Camila Mendes) organizes a face to face meeting after tensions between Hiram (Mark Consuelos), FP (Skeet Ulrich) and Jughead spiral out of control.  Elsewhere, Archie (KJ Apa) is forced to make a tough decision after Agent Adams (guest star John Behlmann) takes things one step too far.

air date: 2/7/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 14: Chapter Twenty-Seven - The Hills Have Eyes

When Hiram suggests that Veronica and Archie head up to their lake house for the weekend, Veronica decides to invite Betty and Jughead to join them. Determined to uncover Hiram's plans for Riverdale, Jughead uses his time at the lake house to press Veronica about what she may know. Back in Riverdale, Cheryl makes a surprising connection with an unlikely friend, while Josie lands in hot water after revealing a secret to Kevin.

air date: 3/7/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 15: Chapter Twenty-Eight - There Will be Blood

After learning that his dad is considering running for mayor of Riverdale, Archie (KJ Apa) begins to grow concerned that the Lodges may have found their newest pawn in Fred (Luke Perry).  Meanwhile, Betty (Lili Reinhart) becomes increasingly suspicious of Chic’s (guest star Hart Denton) strange behavior and enlists Kevin’s (Casey Cott) help to figure out what Chic is hiding.  Finally, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) and Penelope (guest star Nathalie Boltt) are surprised when they learn that Clifford left a secret will, and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) makes a major discovery in his quest to take down Hiram (Mark Consuelos).

air date: 3/14/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 16: Chapter Twenty-Nine - Primary Colors

In the aftermath of Hiram's newly announced plans for Riverdale, Jughead resorts to drastic measures to voice his opposition. After making her own big announcement, Hermoine's friend Andy Cohen comes to town to lend a hand. Meanwhile, Veronica goes against her parent's wishes to keep a low profile when she decides to run for student council president. Elsewhere, Mary arrives in Riverdale just as tensions between Fred and Archie reach a breaking point. Finally, following a series of mysterious events, Cheryl begins to fear that someone is out to get her.

air date: 3/21/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 17: Chapter Thirty - The Noose Tightens

Just as the town’s mayoral race gets underway, Riverdale High’s own student council election heats up.  Archie (KJ Apa) steps up to help after learning that Hiram’s (Mark Consuelos) mobster associates have come to Riverdale to stir up some trouble.  Meanwhile, things take a dangerous turn for Alice (Madchen Amick), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Chic (guest star Hart Denton) when an unexpected guest shows up at the Cooper residence.  Finally, Toni (guest star Vanessa Morgan), Veronica (Camila Mendes) and Josie (Ashleigh Murray) team up to solve a strange mystery involving Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch).

air date: 3/28/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 18: Chapter Thirty-One - A Night to Remember

This is the musical episode where the gang will put on Stephen King's Carrie. Yes, you read that right. We have details on that here.

air date: 4/18/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 19: Chapter Thirty-Two - Prisoners

After an incident at Riverdale High leaves the town on edge, Archie (KJ Apa) leads the charge to uncover the culprit.  Meanwhile, the reveal of a devastating secret leads to a violent showdown between Chic (guest star Hart Denton), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Alice (Madchen Amick).  Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) takes matters into her own hands when someone from her past comes to town seeking revenge. Finally, Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) conspire to take down Sheriff Keller (guest star Martin Cummins).

air date: 4/25/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 20: Chapter Thirty-Three - Shadow of a Doubt

As the town’s mayoral race between Fred (Luke Perry) and Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) heats up, Hiram (Mark Consuelos) sets his sights on a new ally – Sheriff Minetta (guest star Henderson Wade).  Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) for help when she has a suspicion about the Black Hood. Meanwhile, the reveal of a dark secret forces Archie (KJ Apa) and Jughead (Cole Sprouse) to try and ease tensions between the Bulldogs and Serpents.  Finally, on the eve of the mayoral debate, a mysterious message leaves everyone on edge.

air date: 5/2/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 21: Chapter Thirty-Four - Judgment Night

When an incident at the Sheriff's Station triggers an all-out war between the North and the Southside, Archie and Jughead find themselves in the fight of their lives. Meanwhile Veronica makes a devastating discovery about Hiram, just as someone from his past arrives in Riverdale looking for revenge. Finally, Betty comes face to face with the Black Hood. 

air date: 5/9/18

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 22: Chapter Thirty-Five - Brave New World

air date: 5/16/18

‘He Survived’: FBI Chief Recalls Victim Who Outlived Unabomber’s Homemade Explosive

Victim Survived Unabomber Explosive

A Salt Lake City computer store staffer named Tammy looked out the window one day to find Ted Kaczynski wearing a hoodie and sunglasses, placing a large object — later found to be a homemade bomb — under her car. Seeing the criminal’s act, the woman’s coworker picked up the object, only to have it explode in his face.

That was the first glimpse Tammy got of the feared Unabomber.

“He survived,” says FBI Supervisor Donald Max Noel, in a show teaser for REELZ’s new docuseries, Murder Made Me Famous: The Unabomber. “They brought a police artist in and he did a composite.”

PHOTOS: The 10 Most Sensational Celebrity Murder Cases

The sketch of the Unabomber went national and became one of the most infamous images in modern history.

After three deaths, 23 injuries and decades of investigation, the crazed killer was finally exposed by an FBI unit.

“In my 31 years as a criminal investigator in the FBI, he was one of the most evil people that I’d ever come in contact with,” admitted Noel in the show promo.

PHOTOS: Most Shocking ‘Not Guilty’ Verdicts

Murder Made Me Famous: The Unabomber airs Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 ET/ PT on REELZ.

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Deadpool Shows Us That Size Does Matter With New ‘Deadpool 2’ IMAX Promo (VIDEO)

 

Once we all see Avengers: Infinity War this weekend, we’re gonna have to sit and twiddle our thumbs for two weeks until Deadpool 2 comes out. Sure, you could go see the “hilarious” new Overboard remake or that god awful Melissa McCarthy goes back to college movie, but it seems like a better idea to just sit on your hands and wait until DP2 takes over IMAX screens starting on May 17th.

In a nod to the increasing “See it in IMAX” ads that have become prevalent of late, Deadpool aims to show us how much bigger and better his sequel’s going to be in IMAX. Honestly, it’s just a chance to get in some digs at child actors and the notion of spending extra money to see a movie bigger and louder.

So yeah, I imagine the wait is going to be interminable once Infinity War ends, but the good news is that movie studios no longer want us to have any downtime. You’ll only have one week to catch Deadpool 2 in IMAX, between May 17 and 24, at which point I’m assuming Solo will take over IMAX screens. It’s a complicated time at the movies, but I’m sure you guys will be able to figure it out.

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Here are Your 2018 Eisner Nominees

Comi Con International has posted the list of nominees for the 2018 Eisner Awards. Fantagraphics and Image have the both individual and shared nominations, followed by DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Marvel, BOOM!, Nobrow, and Andrews McNeel. Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Things Are Monsters cleaned up with five nominations, while Monstress and its creative team of Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda earned four. Mister Miracle, The Flintstones, Louis Undercover, Black Hammer, and more also earned multiple nominations. Check out the full list below, and post your complaints about who got shafted in the comments. The winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con.

 

 

Best Short Story

  • “Ethel Byrne,” by Cecil Castelluci and Scott Chantler, in Mine: A Celebration of Liberty and Freedom for All Benefiting Planned Parenthood (ComicMix)
  • “Forgotten Princess,” by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Antonio Sandoval, in Adventure Time Comics #13 (kaboom!)
  • ”A Life in Comics: The Graphic Adventures of Karen Green,” by Nick Sousanis, in Columbia Magazine (Summer 2017), http://magazine.columbia.edu/features/summer-2017/life-comics?page=0,0
  • “Small Mistakes Make Big Problems,” by Sophia Foster-Dimino, in Comics for Choice (Hazel Newlevant)
  • “Trans Plant,” by Megan Rose Gedris, in Enough Space for Everyone Else (Bedside Press)

Best Single Issue/One-Shot

  • Barbara, by Nicole Miles (ShortBox)
  • Hellboy: Krampusnacht, by Mike Mignola and Adam Hughes (Dark Horse)
  • Pope Hats #5, by Ethan Rilly (AdHouse Books)
  • The Spotted Stone, by Rick Veitch (Sun Comics)
  • What Is Left, by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (ShortBox)

Best Continuing Series

  • Black Hammer, by Jeff Lemire, Dean Ormston, and David Rubín (Dark Horse)
  • Giant Days, by John Allison, Max Sarin, and Liz Fleming (BOOM! Box)
  • Hawkeye, by Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, and Mike Walsh (Marvel)
  • Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
  • The Wicked + The Divine, by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie (Image)

Best Limited Series

  • Black Panther: World of Wakanda, by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Alitha E. Martinez (Marvel)
  • Extremity, by Daniel Warren Johnson (Image/Skybound)
  • The Flintstones, by Mark Russell, Steve Pugh, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna (DC)
  • Mister Miracle, by Tom King and Mitch Gerads (DC)
  • X-Men: Grand Design, by Ed Piskor (Marvel)

Best New Series

  • Black Bolt, by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward (Marvel)
  • Grass Kings, by Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins (BOOM! Studios)
  • Maestros, by Steve Skroce (Image)
  • Redlands, by Jordie Belaire and Vanesa Del Rey (Image)
  • Royal City, by Jeff Lemire (Image)

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

  • Adele in Sand Land, by Claude Ponti, translated by Skeeter Grant and Françoise Mouly (Toon Books)
  • Arthur and the Golden Rope, by Joe Todd-Stanton (Flying Eye/Nobrow)
  • Egg, by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)
  • Good Night, Planet, by Liniers (Toon Books)
  • Little Tails in the Savannah, by Frederic Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci, translated by Mike Kennedy (Lion Forge/Magnetic)

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)

  • Bolivar, by Sean Rubin (Archaia)
  • Home Time (Book One): Under the River, by Campbell Whyte (Top Shelf)
  • Nightlights, by Lorena Alvarez (Nobrow)
  • The Tea Dragon Society, by Katie O’Neill (Oni)
  • Wallace the Brave, by Will Henry (Andrews McMeel)

Best Publication for Teens (ages 13-17)

  • The Dam Keeper, by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi (First Second/Tonko House)
  • Jane, by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez (Archaia)
  • Louis Undercover, by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault, translated by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)
  • Monstress, by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda (Image)
  • Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Humor Publication

  • Baking with Kafka, by Tom Gauld (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1, by Tom King, Lee Weeks, and Byron Vaughn (DC)
  • The Flintstones, by Mark Russell, Steve Pugh, Rick Leonardi, and Scott Hanna (DC)
  • Rock Candy Mountain, by Kyle Starks (Image)
  • Wallace the Brave, by Will Henry (Andrews McMeel)

Best Anthology

  • A Bunch of Jews (and Other Stuff): A Minyen Yidn, by Max B. Perlson, Trina Robbins et al. (Bedside Press)
  • A Castle in England, by Jamie Rhodes et al. (Nobrow)
  • Elements: Fire, A Comic Anthology by Creators of Color, edited by Taneka Stotts (Beyond Press)
  • Now #1, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • The Spirit Anthology, edited by Sean Phillips (Lakes International Comic Art Festival)

Best Reality-Based Work

  • Audubon: On the Wings of the World, by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer, translated by Etienne Gilfillan (Nobrow)
  • The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui (Abrams ComicArts)
  • Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary, 1852–1903, by Christian Perrissin and Matthieu Blanchin, translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (IDW)
  • Lennon: The New York Years, by David Foenkinos, Corbeyran, and Horne, translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger (IDW)
  • Spinning, by Tillie Walden (First Second)

Best Graphic Album—New

  • Crawl Space, by Jesse Jacobs (Koyama Press)
  • Eartha, by Cathy Malkasian (Fantagraphics)
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, by Emil Ferris (Fantagraphics)
  • Stages of Rot, by Linnea Sterte (Peow)
  • The Story of Jezebel, by Elijah Brubaker (Uncivilized Books)

Best Graphic Album—Reprint

  • Boundless, by Jillian Tamaki (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Black Hole by Charles Burns, edited by Eric Reynolds (Fantagraphics)
  • Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, by Colleen Coover (Oni/Limerence)
  • Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero, by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Unreal City, by D. J. Bryant (Fantagraphics)

Best Adaptation from Another Medium

  • Beowulf, adapted by Santiago García and David Rubín (Image)
  • H. P. Lovecraft’s The Hound and Other Stories, adapted by Gou Tanabe, translated by Zack Davisson (Dark Horse)
  • Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, adapted by Christophe Chabouté, translated by Laure Dupont (Dark Horse)
  • Kindred, by Octavia Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material

  • Audubon: On the Wings of the World, by Fabien Grolleau and Jerémie Royer, translated by Etienne Gilfillan (Nobrow)
  • Flight of the Raven, by Jean-Pierre Gibrat, translated by Diana Schutz and Brandon Kander (EuroComics/IDW)
  • FUN, by Paolo Bacilieri, translated by Jamie Richards (SelfMadeHero)
  • Ghost of Gaudi, by El Torres and Jesús Alonso Iglesias, translated by Esther Villardón Grande (Lion Forge/Magnetic)
  • The Ladies-in-Waiting, by Santiago García and Javier Olivares, translated by Erica Mena (Fantagraphics)
  • Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for the Freedom, by Marcelo D’Salete, translated by Andrea Rosenberg (Fantagraphics)

Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia

  • Furari, by Jiro Taniguchi, translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Golden Kamuy, by Satoru Noda, translated by Eiji Yasuda (VIZ Media)
  • My Brother’s Husband, vol. 1, by Gengoroh Tagame, translated by Anne Ishii (Pantheon)
  • Otherworld Barbara, vol. 2, by Moto Hagio, translated by Matt Thorn (Fantagraphics)
  • Shiver: Junji Ito Selected Stories, by Junji Itotranslated by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips

  • Celebrating Snoopy, by Charles M. Shulz, edited by Alexis E. Fajardo and Dorothy O’Brien (Andrews McMeel)
  • Crazy Quilt: Scraps and Panels on the Way to Gasoline Alley, by Frank King, edited by Peter Maresca (Sunday Press)
  • Foolish Questions and Other Odd Observations, by Rube Goldberg, edited by Peter Maresca and Paul C. Tumey (Sunday Press Books)
  • Sky Masters of the Space Force: The Complete Dailies, by Jack Kirby, Wally Wood et al., edited by Daniel Herman (Hermes Press)
  • Star Wars: The Classic Newspaper Strips, vol. 1, by Russ Manning et al., edited by Dean Mullaney (LOAC/IDW)

Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books

  • Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, by Katsuhiro Otomo, edited by Haruko Hashimoto, Ajani Oloye, and Lauren Scanlan (Kodansha)
  • Behaving MADly, edited by Craig Yoe (Yoe Books/IDW)
  • The Collected Neil the Horse, by Arn Saba/Katherine Collins, edited by Andy Brown (Conundrum)
  • Fantagraphics Studio Edition: Jaime Hernandez, edited by Gary Groth (Fantagraphics)
  • Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017, by Paul Gravett, Denis Kitchen, and John Lind (Kitchen Sink/Dark Horse)

Best Writer

  • Tom King, Batman, Batman Annual #2, Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1, Mister Miracle (DC)
  • Matt Kindt, Grass Kings (BOOM! Studios); Ether (Dark Horse); Eternity, X-O Manowar (Valiant)
  • Jeff Lemire, Black Hammer (Dark Horse); Descender (Image)
  • Marjorie Liu, Monstress (Image)
  • Mark Russell, The Flintstones (DC)

Best Writer/Artist

  • Lorena Alvarez, Night Lights (Nobrow)
  • Chabouté, Moby Dick (Dark Horse); Alone, The Park Bench (Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster)
  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
  • Cathy Malkasian, Eartha (Fantagraphics)
  • Jiro Taniguchi, Furari, Louis Vuitton Travel Guide: Venice (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)

Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team

  • Isabelle Arsenault, Louis Undercover (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)
  • Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)
  • Gary Gianni, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea (Dark Horse)
  • Ramón K. Perez, Jane (Archaia)
  • David Rubín, Black Hammer #9 & #12, Ether, Sherlock Frankenstein #1–3 (Dark Horse); Beowulf (Image)

Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)

  • Federico Bertolucci, Love: The Dinosaur, Little Tails (Lion Forge/Magnetic)
  • EFA, Monet: Itinerant of Light (NBM)
  • Jean-Pierre Gibrat, Flight of the Raven (EuroComics/IDW)
  • Cyril Pedrosa, Portugal (NBM)
  • Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)

Best Cover Artist

  • Jorge Corona, No. 1 with a Bullet (Image)
  • Nick Derington, Mister Miracle (DC); Doom Patrol (DC Young Animal)
  • Brian Stelfreeze, Black Panther (Marvel)
  • Sana Takeda, Monstress (Image)
  • Julian Totino Tedesco, Hawkeye (Marvel)

Best Coloring

  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
  • Mitch Gerads, Mister Miracle (DC)
  • Ed Piskor, X-Men: Grand Design (Marvel)
  • David Rubín, Ether, Black Hammer, Sherlock Frankenstein (Dark Horse); Beowulf (Image)
  • Dave Stewart, Black Hammer, BPRD: Devil You Know, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, Sherlock Frankenstein, Shaolin Cowboy (Dark Horse); Maestros (Image)
  • Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, What Is Left (ShortBox)

Best Lettering

  • Isabelle Arsenault, Louis Undercover (Groundwood Books/House of Anansi)
  • Clayton Cowles, Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Redlands, The Wicked + The Divine (Image); Black Bolt, Spider-Gwen, Astonishing X-Men, Star Wars (Marvel)
  • Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters (Fantagraphics)
  • Stan Sakai, Usagi Yojimbo, Groo: Slay of the Gods (Dark Horse)
  • John Workman, Mother Panic (DC Young Animal); Ragnorak (IDW)

Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism

  • Alter Ego, edited by Roy Thomas (TwoMorrows)
  • The Comics Journal, edited by Dan Nadel, Timothy Hodler, and Tucker Stone, tcj.com (Fantagraphics)
  • Hogan’s Alley, edited by Tom Heintjes
  • Jack Kirby Collector, edited by John Morrow (TwoMorrows)
  • PanelXPanel magazine, edited by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, panelxpanel.com

Best Comics-Related Book

  • Deconstructing the Incal by Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius, by Jean Annestay and Christophe Quillien (Humanoids)
  • How Comics Work, by Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher (Wellfleet Press/Quarto Group)
  • How to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels, by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden (Fantagraphics)
  • Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini, by Richard Pini (Flesk)
  • Monograph, by Chris Ware (Rizzoli)
  • To Laugh That We May Not Weep: The Life and Times of Art Young, by Glenn Bray and Frank M. Young (Fantagraphics)

Best Academic/Scholarly Work

  • The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life, edited by Jared Gardner and Ian Gordon (University Press of Mississippi)
  • Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics, by Kate Polak (Ohio State University Press)
  • Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics, by Frederick Luis Aldama (University of Arizona Press)
  • Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin, by Brannon Costello (LSU Press)
  • Picturing Childhood: Youth in Transnational Comics, edited by Mark Heimermann and Brittany Tullis (University of Texas Press)

Best Publication Design

  • Akira 35th Anniversary Edition, designed by Phil Balsman, Akira Saito (Veia), NORMA Editorial, and MASH•ROOM (Kodansha)
  • Celebrating Snoopy, designed by Spencer Williams and Julie Phillips (Andrews McMeel)
  • Monograph, designed by Chris Ware (Rizzoli)
  • My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, designed by Jacob Covey (Fantagraphics)
  • Will Eisner: The Centennial Celebration, 1917-2017, designed by John Lind (Kitchen Sink/Dark Horse)

Best Digital Comic

  • Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain/comiXology)
  • Barrier, by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
  • The Carpet Merchant of Konstaniniyya, by Reimena Yee (reimenayee.com/the-carpet-merchant)
  • Contact High, by James F. Wright and Josh Eckert (gumroad.com/l/YnxSm)
  • Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, by Harvey Kurtzman, Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Gideo Kendall (comiXology Originals/Kitchen, Lind & Associates)
  • Quince, by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, and Emma Steinkellner, translated by Valeria Tranier (Fanbase Press/comiXology)

Best Webcomic

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IRON MAN Was Never A Serious Possibility Says MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT’s Tom Cruise

Are you familiar with how Robert Downey Jr. secured the role of Iron Man? At the time, many at Marvel Studios didn't want the down on his luck star as Tom Cruise was said to be the preferred choice.

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The 100 Season 5 Episode 2 Promo, Synopsis, News

The 100 Season 5 is here, and we're keeping you updating on everything you need to know about the post-apocalyptic drama.

News Kayti Burt
Apr 26, 2018

The 100 season 5 is here! Here's our review of the latest episode.

Next up? The 100 Season 5, Episode 2, "Red Queen," which will air on May 1st. Here's the episode synopsis:

Octavia must take guidance from an unlikely ally when the future of the bunker and all those inside it is jeopardized.

And here's the promo for "Red Queen"...

Den of Geek visited The 100 set back in November. We talked to Bob Morley about where Bellarke is at when Season 5 picks up, Eliza Taylor about how being a mom has changed Clarke's character, and Marie Avgeropoulos about Octavia's leadership.

We also talked to Eliza Taylor at SDCC about what to expect from The 100 Season 5. You can read more about that here.

The 100 Season 5 Episode Guide

The 100 Season 5, Episode 1: Eden

In the fifth season premiere, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) struggles to survive on a desolate, scorched earth while her friends in space come across a long-awaited beacon of hope.

Original air date: 4/24/18

The 100 Season 5, Episode 2: Red Queen

Octavia must take guidance from an unlikely ally when the future of the bunker and all those inside it is jeopardized.

Original air date: 5/1/18

The 100 Season 5, Episode 3: Sleeping Giants

Bellamy leads the charge investigating a potential way home; Clarke and Madi deal with the new, uncertain threat to their home.

Original air date: 5/8/18

The 100 Season 5, Episode 4: Pandora's Box

The team must rely on the help of Shallow Valley's dangerous new inhabitants to save some of its own.

Original air date: 5/15/18

The 100 Season 5 Trailer

The CW went all in with this gorgeously-stylistic promo for The 100 Season 5...

Here's that extended trailer again (because it's that good)...

There was a sizzle reel and season 5 teaser unveiled at SDCC back in July. Check it out!

Oh, and here's a gorgeous poster promoting Season 5.

The 100 Season 5 Villain

The 100 Season 5 has cast William Miller as the season's Big Bad. According to TV Line, the Spanish actor will play Robert McCreary, a mysterious prisoner aboard the long-distance mining mission sent from our time. A former enforcer from a powerful crime syndicate, his ruthless, violent methods make him a formidable antagonist to our heroes." Watch out, Clarke!

The 100 Season 5 Cast

Ivana Milicevic (Love Actually) is Charmaine Diyoza, one of the "mysterious criminals" on the prison ship we see in the final moments of The 100 Season 4 finale. Milicevic will be a recurring guest star, so look for her to stick around for at least a few episodes.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Charmaine is a "ruthless military strategist who will go head to head" with our already established characters. Sounds like a worthy adversary for Clarke.

Jordan Bolger (Peaky Blinders) has also joined the cast in a recurring role of Zeke Shaw, an adrenale junkie "brimming with brains, wit, and bravado."

In other casting news, Tasya Teles (Echo) has been upped to a series regular, and Madi, Clarke's "daughter," will now be portrayed by Shadowhunters' Lola Flanery. 

According to Deadline, Shannon Kook (Shadowhunters) has been cast as a new character, set to appear in the Season 5 finale. The most interesting aspect of the casting announcement is that Kook's character has the potential to continue on into Season 6. Not many characters on this show get the assurance that they will survive the season!

We'll update this when we have more info.

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Spoiler-Free Review; “It Will Chew You Up, Spit You Out And Leave You A Shell Of A Fan”

Avengers: Infinity War is now in theaters but does it live up to those insanely high expectations and celebrate the Marvel Cinematic Universe's anniversary in a fiiting fashion? Here's our verdict...

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Rick and Morty Season 4 Negotiations Ongoing, Dan Harmon “Optimistic”

Dan Harmon tells us that he is optimistic about the direction contract negotiations are taking in regards to Rick and Morty Season 4.

News David Crow
Apr 26, 2018

Perhaps more than any other animated series for adults in the last decade, Rick and Morty has broken into the zeitgeist in a major way, leaving its growing fanbase always eager for another adventure with Rick, Morty, Summer, Beth, and even Jerry. Which is perhaps why so much anxiety met Dan Harmon’s tweet last month when he stated it’s hard to write for a series “that hasn’t been ordered by a network.” Indeed, both Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland then further elaborated that contract negotiations have “gotten complicated.”

So when we sat down with Harmon at the Tribeca Film Festival, we had to ask if the last month has brought better news for fans. Harmon appeared in relatively good spirits on the subject, as well as his new film, Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss by Passing Through the Gateway Chosen by the Holy Storch, despite claiming he was nursing a hangover. Even so, he still seemed more upbeat about the prospects of Rick and Morty Season 4.

“I’m optimistic right now, at the moment,” Harmon said. “Negotiations are tough. It’s an unprecedented situation, and everybody’s being real cool and wants to make an agreement happen so that we can get started. That’s about all I can say.”

Certainly more enthusiastic than his words on the matter during an appearance on Kevin Smith’s SModcast last month, these are cautiously positive tidings, especially as Harmon is still contemplating what more Rick and Morty adventures should (and should not) look like. We even tried to hear his pitch for one in honor of the most auspicious “holiday” our interview was conducted on, 4/20.

“How would Rick and Morty observe it,” Harmon said about the possibilities of a 4/20 episode. “I guess Rick would observe it by revealing that it actually had some other significance on some other dimension or something, or he’d take Summer to a timeline where all drugs are legal and show her why that can’t be the case in our timeline.” Then after pausing to laugh at his own suggestion, he added, “This is awful. I’m so hungover I’m writing bad Rick and Morty fan fiction.”

He might feel that way, but we’re sure there is audience for how he’d approach the material further, just as there is an audience for his next film, Seven Stages to Achieve Eternal Bliss. In the unique comedy, Harmon is intriguingly utilized as an actor as opposed to a writer. Within the story, Harmon plays Cartwight, a bitter and, at best, marginally competent police detective who’s more interested in finding a Hollywood career as an action movie screenwriter than in figuring out how to stop cult members from ritualistically committing suicide in the homes of a sweet Midwestern couple played by Kate Micucci and Sam Huntington.

We were able to sit down with the stars, Caldinelli, and comedy legend Mark McKinney to further discuss Seven Stages and how each of them would achieve their own personal eternal bliss, and we’ll have that on the site soon. Meanwhile the film is still playing at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night at 10:45pm.

Patton Oswalt Believes Michelle McNamara Deserves Some Credit For The Golden State Killer’s Arrest

Two years ago, Patton Oswalt lost his wife of ten years, true crime writer Michelle McNamara. Michelle had been working on a book about an uncaught serial rapist and killer from the mid-70s/80s she nicknamed “The Golden State Killer.” Patton finished the book after her death, and I’ll Be Gone In The Dark was finally released at the end of February 2018.

Yesterday, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a man they believe is The Golden State Killer. The police were quick to pat themselves on the back, saying: “We found the needle in the haystack.” Patton Oswalt, on the other hand, is like “Excuse me, but that ‘we’ better also include Michelle.

DeAngelo was an ex-police officer who allegedly committed at least 45 rapes in Northern California in the late 70s, and allegedly murdered at least 12 people in Southern California between the years of 1979 and 1986. Authorities say he was finally caught through DNA evidence obtained recently.

Patton appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night to promote his TV show A.P. Bio. but that’s not what he and Seth Meyers ended up talking about. Patton said he’d been awake since 3am because he was following the news of the arrest. He didn’t want to discredit the work done by police and detectives assigned to find DeAngelo, but he thought it was important that everyone knows Michelle’s work about The Golden State Killer “amped up” interest in the case. Patton added that it was never Michelle’s motive to get credit for the arrest, but all she really wanted was to know The Golden State Killer was finally in prison.

However, not everyone thinks Michelle’s involvement in the case is the reason why The Golden State Killer is in jail. When asked by reporters at a press conference yesterday about Michelle McNamara’s assistance, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said she had nothing to do with it.

“That’s a question we’ve gotten from all over the world in the last 24 hours, and the answer is no. It kept interest and tips coming in, but other than that, there was no information extracted from that book that directly led to the apprehension.”

Many of Michelle’s friends and family are a little pissed with the Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, with one saying, “I’m going to try not to be angry, but they’re taking all the credit.” Patton isn’t convinced the police will ever give Michelle the credit she’s due, but that hasn’t stopped him from congratulating her on social media.

#GoldenStateKiller #MichelleMcNamara #IllBeGoneInTheDark

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He’s also quick to point out how coincidental the timing of it all is, with an arrest taking more than 30 years, and yet happening less than two months after the release of Michelle’s book.

Let’s say the police never caught a whiff of Michelle’s book, and they really did catch The Golden State Killer all on their own. Well congratulations on the needle finding, and I hope the hay didn’t trigger any allergies. But they at the very least, throw Michelle a bone for coming up with “The Golden State Killer.” Because it’s going to get awkward every time someone refers to the Golden State Killer and police have to respond back with, “Oh, actually, around here he’s known as J.J. DeMurder Guy.

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Eminem Earned 10 Year Sobriety Token

Eminem hasn’t made a notable single in quite some time and we now know why, sobriety. The same man who once threatened to gut his mother, baby mother, and homosexuals has cast aside his trailer park pill popping ways in order to make songs with Beyoncé and pander to Black Lives Matter. The inner urge to self-medicate isn’t completely gone, as the result of his sobriety is due to switching highs. We’ve seen this before in Alcoholics Anonymous, swapping the Jack for Jesus. Eminem is switching Xannies for the high received from daily running. Great for his health, terrible for his music. Which is typically the case when superstars clean up their lives. I’d rather hear that he’s officially retired than hear raps about how to avoid chafing when your aerodynamic track shorts are too short.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, previously revealed he had a near-death experience from an accidental overdose back in 2007 after his addiction got so bad that he was taking up to 20 pills a day.

“I used to get pills wherever I could,” he told the New York Times in 2011. “I was just taking anything that anybody was giving to me.” In between his headlining sets at Coachella, the 45-year-old rapper shared a photo to Instagram, Saturday, proudly displaying a medallion he received for achieving the milestone.

“Celebrated my 10 years yesterday,” he wrote alongside the image, in which he held the coin up to the camera. The middle of the token features an “X,” the Roman numeral for 10, surrounded by the words “Unity,” “Service” and “Recovery.”

I’m having a hard time seeing the power of a meaningless medal. After 10 years of not raiding the elderly’s medicine closets for free opioids all you got was a stupid medal? Maybe these programs should crowdfund an all expense paid vacation. I’d relapse immediately if 10 years of struggling with sobriety resulted in only one gold token that has less value than a Chuck E Cheese coin. At least at Chuck’s you can trade your winnings in for a Chinese finger trap worth at least 2 minutes of fun at a time.

Celebrated my 10 years yesterday.

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Ariel Winter Puts On A Cheeky Display In Extra Short Dress

Should this be considered a crescent moon, or a waning moon? Regardless, I would give my left nut to be the asstronaut that gets to plant his flag on it. Even if it meant that decades later people would question the veracity of my claims, despite having photographs and video evidence.

Listen here, Ephraim. I am your father. I don’t have to prove myself to you. Both Ariel and myself know that it is true, and that is enough. Besides, this whole scenario is theoretical, so I don’t know why I am being hit with the third degree. Because of your theoretical lip, Ephraim, I am going to spill an extra load in the happy sock. Now you’ll never get to see the light of day, or the egg.

I envy the fact that women get to wear sun dresses in the summer. They have got to allow for the genitals to stay cool, especially considering how short hers is. In the summer I can’t walk more than a block without getting hit with swamp ass. If I could wear something as thin as a sundress then I would probably be able to make it two blocks.
 

Photo Credit: Instagram / Splash News 

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Dark Horse to Turn Portland Soccer Players into Superheroes for National Superhero Day

Move over, Guardian Project! There’s a new line of superheroes based on sports stars in town, coming out of a partnership between Dark Horse Comics and local soccer teams The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC. A press release from Dark Horse tells us who will be transformed into a superhero:

Timbers midfielders Diego Chara and Diego Valeri and Thorns FC midfielder Tobin Heath and forward Christine Sinclair will each be transformed into superheroes and have alter-egos created by local cartoonist Ron Chan. The collaboration will be launched on Saturday, April 28, on National Superhero Day.

As part of the project, comic book writer Arvid Nelson also created unique origin stories for each player, detailing the genesis of their individual “super-powers.” Valeri’s superhero will be ‘El Maestro’ giving him the power of clairvoyance and magic. Chara’s superhero will be ‘La Sonrisa’ and he will have the power of duplication and super speed. Heath’s superhero will be named simply ‘Tobin’ and her powers will include illusions and energy manipulation. Sinclair’s superhero will be ‘Captain Sinc’ and she will have powers of super strength and flight.

As part of the promotion, each superhero team member will have a t-shirt, scarf, and socks for sale at the respective teams’ stores. If you were saying to yourself, “that’s all well and good, but what do executives from these organizations have to say about each other in complimentary press release quotes?” then you’re in luck. We’ve got some of those too.

“We are elated to partner with an industry leader like Dark Horse on this collaboration,” said Cory Dolich, Timbers senior vice president of business operations and marketing. “They are a dynamic, local company, and working with their team to highlight our brand and players in such a unique way is exciting to see.”

 

“We’ve had a great time working with the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC to create these ‘super’ origin stories for some of the best players in the world,” said Mike Richardson, Dark Horse president and founder. “We’re excited to combine the creative talent of our staff and talented creators here at Dark Horse with the well-known athletic prowess of the Timbers and Thorns players.”

Check out some preview art below.

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Prince William’s Recent Behavior in Church Is Hilariously Relatable

Dads all across America are falling asleep—at soccer games, school performances, parent-teacher conferences, church masses, ballet recitals, and sometimes at the dinner table. Apparently, things aren't all that different across the pond, at least not for father-of-three, Prince William.

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Although he told reporters at the Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving on Wednesday that his newborn son is sleeping "reasonably well" and his family of five is "in good form, luckily," the Duke of Cambridge seemed to nod off during the service at Westminster Abbey. Oops! He surely received a scolding for that.

People posted a video to their Instagram showing Prince William sat beside Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle, clearly struggling to maintain his energy levels during the service. Check out the blinky eyes. Prince William is all of us in our early morning classes and at uber-long work meetings.

Life with a newborn.

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We can't stop watching this video. This poor, sleepy, balding man. It's okay, Prince William. People's caption is so appropriate. "Life with a newborn," they wrote, complete with the necessary emojis.

According to InStyle, Prince William was "all smiles" as he chatted with Markle and the crowd before entering the church, but once he sat down, all bets were off. Prince William currently has a newborn, a four-year-old and a six-year-old at home. Sleep is probably hard to come by, and Westminster Abbey's high-backed, cushioned chairs look just comfy enough for a nap... especially since church services are usually nice and toasty.

More: Kate Middleton & Prince William Shared a Rare PDA Moment, & We All Missed It

Of course, this isn't William's first totally relatable, totally hilarious, totally awkward public moment, nor do we suspect that it will be his last. On a ski trip to Verbier, Switzerland in 2017, he was caught on camera doing some kind of... arm... dance? We're not entirely sure what to call it, but it was Peak Dad, and so was nodding off in church.

But back to this "falling asleep in church" incident; we have some questions. What happened after this cameraperson stopped filming? We see Prince William jerk himself awake in the video, but did he fall asleep again and drool a little bit? Did he snore just loud enough to startle himself awake? Did Meghan Markle nudge him with her elbow?

Maybe we'll never know, but we do know this: we're desperate to know the name of Royal Baby No. 3, which Kensington Palace has yet to announce as of April 26.

How Archer: Danger Island Was Born

Archer producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis walk us through episode one of Archer: Danger Island.

Feature Daniel Kurland
Apr 26, 2018

There are many television programs that have rebooted themselves or embraced a fresh angle in order to give themselves new life in their waning years, but FXX’s long-running animated series, Archer, puts them all to shame. Archer re-invents itself whenever its current skin becomes boring.

The show’s ninth season transforms the series into Archer: Danger Island, which looks to be one of its most playful, creative premises yet. The show morphs back to a version of itself that exists in 1939 where the characters are situated on the South Pacific island of Mitimotu and run an air courier business. While Danger Island is a whole new show with a brand new overarching mystery and story this year, this is still the same old Archer. Furthermore, the well-defined, outrageous characters that fans have gotten to know for a decade still break through their new tropical counterparts. There’s a fresh coat of paint on this show, but it’s still the same hilarious, unbelievable series. 

The season’s premiere, “Strange Pilot,” spends a lot of time on acclimating the audience to this new version of the show, but we got the opportunity to chat with the series’ executive producer, Matt Thompson, to really break it all down and dig into the premiere’s secrets.

Archer Season 9 Episode 1 – “Strange Pilot” 

                                       

"Archer inserts himself into a domestic dispute and engine troubles threaten to ruin his business."

Written by Adam Reed 

DEN OF GEEK: Why the whole "Danger Island" angle this season? Why did this seem like the best new direction to take things?

ARCHER EPS: Last season, Archer: Dreamland, was inspired by film noir and had a much darker tone than previous seasons. True to the film noir genre, the conclusion of last season was quite a heartbreaker. This season we wanted to go in a completely different direction with Archer and Danger Island was the perfect setting for that. Character designs, story lines, and even the color palette are all brighter and more adventurous. The Danger Island setting even made it possible for “Krieger” to become “Crackers,” the talking macaw!

Was the impending Second World War a big reason why you wanted to set this season in 1939? Talk on what that brings to the table?

The impending war seems to be a major part of the pulp genre. It gives us something to play with, especially regarding “Fuchs” and “Lanaluakalani” in terms of their relationship and their end goals. It’s also interesting to play with all the characters’ expectations, as they have no idea what lies ahead.

The whole "Arch of Darkness" trilogy from season three kind of saw a similar setting as this year. Did you consider making any connections to that material or calling back to it at all?

You’ll have to watch the entire season, but we can guarantee some bigconnections to “Heart of Archness” that we are very excited about.

Was there anything left in the “Archer: Dreamland” version of the show that you were sorry to leave behind, or were you pretty ready to move on from that playground?

One of Adam’s goals in Archer: Dreamland was to deal with the death of George Coe. He had a couple drafts for an episode in Season 7, but he didn’t feel that one episode was doing George and “Woodhouse” justice. The penultimate scene of the Dreamland season really summed up “Archer’s” feelings and helped show that he was ready to move forward.

I love that the opening frames of the first episode intentionally play into the end of last season, Archer's mortality, and just exactly when and where this season is taking place. Do you enjoy still jerking the audience around in this area?

I’m not sure if “enjoy” is the correct word, but it feels more like an unspoken wink and nod to the viewers. They are playing along with the concept of “Archer” being in a coma and we acknowledge that. We do like to play with the viewers’ expectations however, and we hope that shines through as the season continues.

Was it difficult trying to figure out how exactly this new season would start in this new scenario? Did you consider other ways to kick things off?

It actually wasn’t very difficult. The core interactions between the characters are essentially the same and that’s what is great about Archer. We are able to change genres, change relationships, even change species, but the characters are still the same dysfunctional assholes you know and love.

All of the new versions of these characters are a lot of fun, especially Krieger's parrot form, Crackers. Did any characters have different designs or go through a radical change while you were breaking this season?

For a short time “Crackers” was actually a dog named “Abe,” but changing him to a parrot was a great decision. “Crackers” works perfectly this season and we can’t imagine him being anything other than a plucky macaw. The other major change was “Pam’s” size and shape, which was always planned, but once we saw it onscreen it made her and “Archer’s” relationship click in our minds.

Archer and Pam are really partners in this episode and Lana really takes a backseat. She's not even in the first half of the episode. Talk a little on that and pushing those characters in that direction?

“Pam” and “Archer” always have great episodes together. Their chemistry is amazing and “Pam” has one of the purest souls of all our characters. “Pam” can even see the good in “Archer,” which is sometimes hard to do. Just like in Dreamland, it is always enjoyable to see “Archer” and “Lana” meet for the first time and see how their relationship develops. It’s also interesting to view these relationships in terms of them being in “Archer’s” subconscious. What is “Archer” trying to express with these relationships, and is there a deeper meaning to them.

A lot of this episode is interested in the new relationships and dynamics between these characters. Were you trying to explore anything new with the cast this year?

Absolutely. This is always interesting to us and we are always trying to play with our characters’ dynamics. The Figgis Agency in season seven and “Mother” in Dreamland are great examples of this. Danger Island was another chance to give character’s new motivations and relationships.

The animation is once again beautiful this season and ups its game. All of the shots of the exteriors of the island and the plane in flight are gorgeous. Did the animators and artists base this off of a real island and use actual reference points, or what?

The artist and animators are the backbone of the show and they continue to amaze us every day. The Danger Island season was just as difficult to prepare for as Dreamland and the team was able to produce fantastic results. To make two seasons of a show that both look great and look so different from one another, but still be Archer at their core, is an amazing achievement. Everyone did so much research that a shot is never reflective of just one reference but layers of many thoughts and ideas. The dedication of the artists and animators is what you are seeing shine through this season.

Was it always a big plane engine problem that fueled the episode's final act? With the new setting did that feel like the right way to end this premiere?

The Loose Goose is an integral part of the season and we wanted to highlight how temperamental it can be in the first couple of episodes. This is a nod to the pulp genre, our own work in “Heart of Archness,” and “Archer’s” relationship with vehicles throughout the show’s history.

This episode ends with Archer split up from the rest of the characters, at least for the time being. Why the decision to break up the gang like that?

 “Archer” isn’t alone. He’s got his plane. We wanted to highlight the relationship between the two of them. Additionally, putting “Pam,” “Fuchs,” and “Lanaluakalani” together was a great way to introduce how much of a badass “Pam” is this season.

The whole "Next time on Archer: Danger Island" is a nice callback to the serialized nature of shows like this from the past. Talk a little on bringing that in this season?

It was something fun we did for the first episode for the exact reason you mentioned. This is a callback to pulp serials of the past. But, as the episodes were written, the natural flow of the story and the way Archer episodes typically end made an announcer unnecessary.

Have we heard the last of Whitney Stratton the Fourth?

Probably!

Our walkthrough of Archer: Danger Island’s ninth season will continue in a few weeks with its fourth episode

Exporting the last class in NCAA Football video game to the NFL

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Riverdale Season 2 Episode 19 Review – Chapter 32: Prisoners

This season's race to its endgame begins with a powerful, secret-revealing installment.

This Riverdale review contains spoilers.

Riverdale Season 2 Episode 19

"Mom, where's Dad?"

"He went looking for you, why do you ask?"

And with that, a wave of realization washed over Nancy Drew acolyte Betty Cooper's face that her father is the Black Hood.

At least that's my interpretation of that final moment, but really, who else could it be? What other character would know of the young Ms. Cooper's childhood library habits, observed the secret darkness that lies within her, emotionally blackmailed her into distancing herself from her "sinner" friends, or any of the other clues that this season has laid down suggesting that Betty's link with Riverdale's resident masked killer was a personal one.

If this (admittedly a tad obvious) revelation proves to be nothing more than a red herring, so be it. But I suspect that Hal's way with dealing with his own tumultous inner life is to throw in some green contacts -- representing that most egregious of sins, jealousy -- and attempt to rid the town of whom he has judged with great vengeance and furious anger.

As for what exactly Hal could be jealous of, well that conveniently leads us into the other big revelation of tonight's episode: FP is Chic, er, Charles' father. We learned last season about the infamous homecoming night argument at Riverdale High involving Hal and Alice and supposedly about the latter's pregnancy, so what would fuel that fire even more than to know the kid was FP's. One can imagine that by having his girlfriend impregnated by someone he considered a hoodlum from the wrong side of the tracks would be something that would fester within him, on a quiet boil over years of "happy" matrimony like an emotional slow cooker.

Yet to hear Betty's speech in the fist season finale could have finally been the tipping point for Hal, just as the Hood claims it was, and pushed him into a path of cleansing Riverdale of its sinners. It all makes sense from a storytelling point-of-view, and creates some nice dramatic tension between Betty and her father. (Even moreso if she winds up being the one who finally brings him to justice, one way or another). After all, she still is running around with Fake Ms. Grundy's gun. Does she name it Ms. Gundy? She should.

The Cooper saga was front and center tonight, with most of the action spawning from the realization that Chic isn't a Cooper after all, but an imposter pretending to be Chic. So who really was this guy other than a murderous fraud with a middling sex cam operation hustle? We don't really know. And maybe we never will. Betty seems to think she's done with him forever, whispering a haunted "Goodbye Chic," not so much for him as it for the tragic brother she realizes she will never know now. (Although there's still a fairly solid chance the real Chic isn't dead, right? I wouldn't put it past the writers).

Upon learning that the son she never knew, and one she turned away twice, is now dead, Alice snaps like Margaret White on prom night. To the joy of Falice shippers everywhere, she runs to FP, revealing their secret child and his demise. We've never seen Alice as emotionally vulnerable as we have over the course of the past two weeks, with Mädchen Amick currently giving Lili Reinhart a run for her money as Riverdale's greatest performer. The character has transformed from a one-note cartoon to the show's most sympathetic character in a rather short period of time. Yes, a good chunk of this is due to writing that is forced at times, but she still sells it unbelievably.

Later, Alice lets Hal in on the full details of what Chic really has been up to, which serves no real purpose -- especially in light of everyone's suspicions over the Hood's true identity -- other than for Betty to take Chic to meet his fate.

Much less riveting was the Archie gets kidnapped by Nick St. Clair plotline. With so much happening this season and just three episodes remaining, this is a major waste of time. Other than once again showing off Nick's serious case of affluenza and providing several cast members to embarrass themselves by saying "make my bones" a lot, this storyline was completely without any dramatic purpose. There was no doubt that Veronica would turn the tables on Nick, and unless shit got really dark here i.e. she actually did ask for a power drill from the Five Seasons' concierge to exact her revenge, it was just more of Ronnie getting shit done -- something that the character has already demonstrated she is more than capable of doing on the series in much more engaging ways. The time spent here would have been much better utilized exploring the Kellers and their conflict, both with Riverdale and at large.

Sigh. Then there's Archie. During his super awkward conversation with Hiram, he mentions that all he could think about while getting the crap beaten out of him was how he hasn't yet fully proven himself in front of the man who just one week ago he was standing up to for meddling with his relationship with his father. Huh? So much for the last episode's revelation that Dark Archie needed to go. Further muddying Archie's thinking is that he decides the way to best impress Mr. Lodge is to bring down the Black Hood, a character whose impact on the lives of Hermione, Veronica, and Hiram has been considerably minimal in comparison with others on the series. Wouldn't it make way more sense for him to go after Nick St. Clair, so that this living example of toxic masculinity doesn't stroll into town in a few months seeking more revenge? Not one of our greatest minds, that Archie. At least he didn't sing this week.

Riverdale Rundown

- Before we get into the odds and ends of this week's installment, here's a deleted scene from last week's episode -- a touching reprise of "You Shine" between Cheryl and Toni. Choni 4 Ever!

- The Rivervixens have dress uniforms, such as the funeral black outfits the cheerleaders were wearing this week. Mr. Weatherbee is doing a shitty job on Riverdale High's budgeting.

- Some other items of note involving Midge's funeral: Cheryl's mom and uncle were at the funeral but Fred wasn't? Huh? And notice how emotionless Hal was during the funeral sequence. Perhaps he only can enjoy the moment of the actual kill...

- Pop was at the funeral. Pop is the best.

- If Sheriff Keller turned in his badge, why did he still have it? Who exactly is policing Riverdale right now? Why doesn't the law enforcement in that town make any sense.

- The Good Parenting Award of the Week goes to FP Jones, for not wanting Jughead to get Chic's blood on his hands. Although then he is quick to say that the Jones men will help with whatever Betty and Alice decided to do with Chic, so I guess he has no issue with being an accessory after the fact?

- Veronica mentions she wears Diabolique perfume, which is a real fragrance. This is not as awkwardly handled as the Cover Girl references of seasons past, but still a bit off.

- Nick St. Clair. No. I'd like to say that this will be the last we see of him, but in my heart of hearts I know it isn't.

- Foreshadowing! This exchange between Betty and Jughead after the Black Hood calls:

"Is that your Mom?"

"No, it was my Dad."

UH-HUH!

- Chic's room at the Centerville flophouse is Room 237, a somewhat unsubtle reference to The Shining but one that is appreciated all the same.

- Another horror movie reference: When Archie thinks he sees the Black Hood in the bushes it references Laurie Strode's Michael Myers sighting in the original Halloween.

- Speaking of horror movies, is anyone else just really eager for this show to go full-on weird and start ramping up the supernatural elements. I know that's likely not going to happen now because of Sabrina heading to Netflix, but we still can dream.

- So just who the hell was Chic anyway?

- If he doesn't appear again, let's hear it for Hart Denton, whose Chic was a nicely maleovelent force this week. His scene wieldling a knife in the Cooper's kitchen was especially terrifying. (It should be noted that Serpent Tough Guy Jughead was absolutely useless in this fight).

- Best line of the night? "He OD'd on Jingle Jangle." Womp womp.

- Where did Veronica get the roofies she used on Nick from?

- Archie, why would Nick St. Clair give a shit about the Black Hood causing chaos in Riverdale. Archie's like the friend in your life who wants to share vacation snaps while you are lying in a hospital bed. C'mon dude.

- While Archie is back to his usual BS, at least Veronica seems to have learned her lesson and chose not to get involved with her parents' -- the worst characters on the show -- scheming. "Now if you'll excuse me, Boris and Natasha." Ouch.

4/5
Review Chris Cummins
Apr 26, 2018

One Of Russell Simmons’ Sexual Assault Cases Has Been Dismissed

There’s an old Public Enemy song called Burn Hollywood Burn that comes to mind whenever I think about all of the sexual misconduct allegations taking place right now. Bill Cosby is currently on trial. Harvey Weinstein has a Soul Train line full of accusers ready to throw that ass in the clink. And Def Jam founder Russell Simmons has also been accused by quite a few women for the same crime. Now one of his accusers, filmmaker Jennifer Jarosik, has decided to drop her lawsuit against him.

Jennifer, one of over a dozen women who have accused Russell of becoming the octopus with eight hands, filed the suit back in January. She alleges that she was invited to Russell’s home to discuss his assistance with a possible documentary, and Russell became aggressive with her after she tried to remind him that no means no. The suit had been pending but now, according to the LA Times, it’s been completely dismissed with no further information given as of now.

A federal lawsuit accusing music mogul Russell Simmons of raping a documentary filmmaker in 2016 was dismissed Wednesday.

The $5-million suit, filed in January by Jennifer Jarosik, was dismissed by agreement from Jarosik’s and Simmons’ attorneys. No reason was given in the court filing for the agreement to dismiss the case “with prejudice,” meaning the suit can’t be filed again.

But Russell’s legal troubles are far from over as he still has a $10 million lawsuit pending from last month by a woman named “Jane Doe” who alleges he forced himself on her after a concert back in 1988. And as far as Jennifer’s case is concerned, the LA Times’ attempts to reach out to both parties for more information proved futile. I can only assume that Russell pulled out that bottomless checkbook of his behind closed doors and kept adding zeros until Jennifer and her lawyer said, “Ok”.  But who can really blame her. Who would want to look at Russell’s face court.

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The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 Review – Playing with Lucifer’s Ribcage

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Writer: Andrew Constant, Artist: Brad Walker, Inker: Andrew Hennessy, Color Artist: Chris Sotomayor, Letters: Tom Napolitano, Cover by: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Chris Sotomayor, Assistant Editor: Diego Lopez, Group Editor: Marie Javins, The Demon created by Jack Kirby, Publisher: DC Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $2.99

Belial has attained ultimate power. He will soon be in control of all the Earth, and the Demon, Xanadu, and Merlin are almost powerless to stop him. However, Merlin has one last ploy that may just give the team the upper hand. Unfortunately, it puts the fate of all the Earth in the hands of Etrigan the Demon.

The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 cover by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Chris Sotomayor
The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 cover by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Chris Sotomayor

So, Etrigan gets Excalibur in this, and he duels Belial, whom wields a rib bone of Lucifer. I’m almost tempted to leave the review there, because I feel like that’s all you need to know about this book—meaning you should buy it. But, alas, that would seem more unprofessional than even my usual antics.

It is indicative of how thoroughly fun this book is. It doesn’t reach for any deeper meaning in all this, and it gets away with not doing so. It’s just a wall-to-wall demonic slugfest between to immensely powerful beasts.

It tries to reach for a little bit of emotional resonance with Merlin, but it doesn’t have the momentum to drive that home. Also, the ending feels cheap regarding the earthly consequences, but it isn’t a fatal blow to the overall comic. Etrigan has a good ending though.

The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 art by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Chris Sotomayor
The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 art by Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, and Chris Sotomayor

Brad Walker’s artwork sticks the landing with another book of impressive devilish figures, hard and defined features, and bombastic action sequences. Plus, Lucifer is a giant bat-dog, so that earns some visual points on its own. Andrew Hennessy’s inking adds some extra emphasis to the figures. Chris Sotomayor’s colorwork is the right mixture of blood reds and night black for this kind of book.

The Demon: Hell is Earth #6 is the ending this book deserves—which is to say that it was fun and vicious. It’s not especially thoughtful, but it never made pretenses of being so. Walker, Hennessy, and Sotomayor nail it in the visuals department, bringing Etrigan to devilish life impressively. This one earns a recommendation. Check it out.

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Shocking New Details: Drugs Discovered At Avicii’s Death Scene, Cops Claim

Drugs were discovered at the scene of late DJ Avicii‘s death, Muscat, Oman officials exclusively told RadarOnline.com.

“I do know drugs were found on the scene,” a spokesperson at the Muscat Governorate Police Headquarters told Radar today.

While authorities could not confirm the 28-year-old musician — whose legal name was Tim Bergling — died by suicide, his family released a second statement on Thursday implying he took his own life.

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“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who traveled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress. When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.”

“He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness,” the statement continued. “He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight. Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive.We love you,Your family.”

A full police report is expected to be released in the coming days.

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The superstar was found dead in his hotel room in Oman — a middle eastern country that borders Saudi Arabia — on April 20.

As Radar previously reported, he admittedly struggled with addiction for years, and suffered serious health issues including pancreatitis.

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Blake Griffin Denies Baby Mama’s Claims He’d Promised To Support Her For Life

Blake Griffin Denies Baby Mama Claims

Blake Griffin fired back a response denying ex fiancè Brynn Cameron’s claims he broke promises he made when they were together and “traded” her for model Kendall Jenner, RadarOnline.com can report.

The 29-year-old NBA player, who was himself traded by the Los Angeles Clippers and is now with the Detroit Pistons, said in his April 20 response that Cameron’s claims were insufficient and fraudulent. The basketball player also alleges the complaint filed by the mother of his two children should be “barred by unclean hands,” meaning Cameron has done something to disqualify her from receiving monetary relief.

Cameron initially filed her complaint on Valentine’s Day after Griffin allegedly refused to provide “promised financial support” for her and their two children, Ford, 4, and Finn, 1. In her affidavit, Cameron said she and Griffin made an oral agreement that Blake would support her “commensurate with her lifestyle for the rest of her life,” and that during the time they lived together they would combine their earnings and properties.

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Instead, the basketball player postponed their July 2017 wedding and shortly began to date Jenner, Cameron said. Rather than showing up for the daughter Finn’s birthday, Griffin was reportedly with Jenner in New York, Cameron said in her complaint.

In his response, Griffin asked the court to dismiss Cameron’s complaint with prejudice. The two have a hearing set for the case on June 11 at Los Angeles Superior Court.

As Radar first reported, the former couple are still embroiled in a separate, but related paternity suit filed by Griffin in October. Griffin filed for joint and legal physical custody of their two children.

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In court documents in the paternity case, Cameron claimed Griffin kicked her out of his swanky $12 million Pacific Palisades mansion in August, and was left to “couch surf” at family and friends’ homes. In her January 17 declaration, Cameron also claimed she was “reduced to being homeless” and only had $100 in her personal bank account.

She is asking for the court to order Griffin to pay child support and establish visitation and legal custody between her and Griffin.

In documents filed in January, Griffin’s attorney, Lauren Landesman, said Cameron’s demands were unreasonable and called her various demands “overly broad, unduly burdensome, oppressive and designed, in whole or in part, to harass” Griffin.

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Bill Cosby found guilty on three charges of assault, could face 30 years in prison

Fourth day of Bill Cosby's retrial for sexual assault charges

I hadn’t been following the Bill Cosby retrial in Pennsylvania at all. His first trial ended in a mistrial, and props to the DA for re-trying the case before a new jury, because Bill Cosby has been found guilty on all three charges. Cosby was only facing prosecution for the rape of Andrea Constand, not the dozens of other women who came forward in 2014 and 2015 to tell their pre-MeToo stories of being drugged, raped, abused, assaulted and mistreated by Cosby.

Comedian and TV icon Bill Cosby has been convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault at his sexual-assault retrial here Thursday, on the second day of deliberations. It was not the outcome Cosby or his high-powered defense team wanted but it was an answer to the question that has haunted America since October 2014: Is “America’s Dad” really a serial sexual predator who drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his nearby home in January 2004?

Last June, another jury at Cosby’s first trial deadlocked on that question after days of deliberations, forcing Judge Steven O’Neill to declare a mistrial.

For the retrial, the jury of seven men and five women voted unanimously that the answer was yes. Cosby, charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, could get 10 years in prison on each count. He denied the charges, asserting that his sexual encounter with Constand was consensual and that he only gave her an over-the-counter allergy medication. At 80 and in failing health, any prison term is likely a death sentence.

Advocates for rape victims and lawyers who represent many of the five-dozen women who have accused Cosby of being a serial rapist immediately started celebrating outside the courthouse here. They mounted regular protests during both trials, including a topless protest on the opening day of the retrial, hoping to influence the media and the public. But the jury, which was sequestered at a local hotel, saw and heard none of this. They were instructed not to let outside influences, such as the Me Too movement to call out sexual harassment and assault, creep into the jury room.

“The pressure to be politically correct coming from the Me Too movement should not but unfortunately could influence the jury,” says California trial attorney Lara Yeretsian, who followed the case.

Cosby could appeal the conviction, arguing that the jury was biased, “but it’s not easy to show the jury was tainted,” Yeretsian says. “You have to get inside their minds to determine bias or hope they make statements to others to that effect.”

[From USA Today]

That USA Today story is very detailed, with some interesting analysis. Cosby’s lawyers could ask for a retrial, but they would have to make the case that the jury was somehow biased, which… legal experts are saying was not the case. Some tweets:

Bill Cosby arrives at Montgomery County Courthouse

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Claudia Romani and Ana G Bikini Miami Photoshoot

Why these two women would ever wear anything other than bikinis is a mystery to me. Regardless of the weather they should still tough it out and wear the two piece. It is a matter of principle. There were a countless number of women who fought for their right to wear whatever swimsuit they chose, and it seems like an insult to their struggle to wear anything else. Hell, there are still women in parts of the world that are forbidden from wearing such a garment to the point of facing the death penalty if they dared to.

If either of these women were to climb Mount Everest, no matter how farfetched of a scenario this might be, I think they should still have the courage to wear the bikini. If they are really that worried about hypothermia or frost bite then I will permit them to have a Sherpa following them with a portable space heater, but only one. Any more than that would make the venture way too easy. Anyone can climb a mountain if it is as warm as my bedroom. (I don’t have a very warm bedroom.)

 

 

 

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Titans Annual #2 Review: Mallah and Brain Forever

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Writer: Dan Abnett, Artists: Tom Grummett and Tom Derenick, Inkers: Cam Smith, Mick Gray, and Trevor Scott, Color Artist: Adriano Lucas, Letters: Travis Lanham, Cover by: Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy, and Adriano Lucas, Assistant Editor: Dave Wielgosz, Editors: Alex Antone and Brian Cunningham, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, Publisher: DC Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $4.99

Victory is at hand for the Brain. His cognitive capability is reaching its full potential, and he is on the cusp of the hypergenius. The Justice League has been pacified by the Brain’s storms and robotic army. The only thing that stands in his way is Arsenal and Donna Troy of the Titans. These are gnats unworthy of his time, so he sends Monsieur Mallah to deal with these intruders.

Titans Annual #2 cover by Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy, and Adriano Lucas
Titans Annual #2 cover by Paul Pelletier, Andrew Hennessy, and Adriano Lucas

I have rarely been so invested in a comic book relationship as I am now in the one between the Brain and Monsieur Mallah. These two need to be together.

This story is a good example of a just solid superhero fiction writing. It admittedly doesn’t throw anything at you which you wouldn’t have expected. The Titans do reunite. Mallah does turn and help the Titans stop the Brain so that he can have is beloved back to him. Apologies are made between the heroes. A fairly sweet ending I given to the villains.

The dialogue between Arsenal and Nightwing is cocky and full of “I told you so’s.” It’s entertaining. Mallah’s huffing and puffing about Brain’s distance and arrogance does veer dangerously close to the realm of melodrama, but it never fully crosses that line.

Titans Annual #2 art by Tom Grummett, Cam Smith, Mick Gray, Trevor Scott, and Adriano Lucas
Titans Annual #2 art by Tom Grummett, Cam Smith, Mick Gray, Trevor Scott, and Adriano Lucas

Tom Grummett and Tom Derenick split the penciling on this issue, and both halves look very good. Grummett brings a certain energetic and kinetic stylism to his with a decent amount of detailing and texturing. Derenick compliments it well with something that focuses more on expression and line detailing. Both look very good, and Adriano Lucas’ work gives the book a great color balance that really pops off the page.

Titans Annual #2 finishes this arc as it should, with the Titans getting back together and Mallah and Brain mending their relationship. Grummett, Derenick, and the rest of the art team do great work on the visuals. Dan Abnett wrote a fun and compelling Annual for the Titans here. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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Yesterday Kanye West found out that the easiest way to get national media coverage is to say that you’re dragon energy brothers or whatever with the president, and now – with his signed Make America Great Again hat in tow – he’s making conservatives lactate and liberals unable to comment because they support Hillary supporter Kim Kardashian, who yesterday voiced her support for her husband. What a tangled web we weave when we’re bipolar gay rappers. What do you think of Kanye’s recent wave of Trump support? Genuine? Publicity stunt? Significant? Who the fuck cares? Bipolar? Gay? Rapper? Let us know.

 

 

 

 

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An Update on George H. W. Bush’s Health After His Recent Hospitalization

The Bush family experienced another health scare recently, but things seem to be looking up as of Thursday. Just one day after the funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, her husband, former president George H. W. Bush, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital. Bush reportedly had contracted an infection that spread to his blood, and he was placed in the ICU for treatment. To say that the last few weeks have been harrowing for Bush and his family is putting it mildly.

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According to Us Weekly, the former president has since improved in his condition and is in relatively good spirits. On Wednesday, a spokesman for the Bush family tweeted that he has been moved into a regular patient room, where he is "expected to continue his recovery... for several more days."

According to the statement, Bush is "alert and talking to hospital staff" and "is more focused on the Houston Rockets closing out their playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves" than on his health. It's good to see Bush has a little pep in his step, so to speak. Better still, it sounds like he's feeling himself again, like that time he went parachuting for his 90th birthday. Despite several hospitalizations in recent years for issues with shortness of breath, he's still fighting.

That's a good thing for him and for his family, especially after the death of their matriarch. In mourning her loss, the Bush family has rallied together to celebrate her her legacy. The day before his current hospital stay, Bush attended his wife's funeral wearing a pair of socks decorated with little books, which surely had to be a nod to Barbara Bush's tireless work promoting literacy through the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy.

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On April 18, Bush released a statement on the death of his late wife, which read, “I always knew Barbara was the most beloved woman in the world, and in fact I used to tease her that I had a complex about that fact. But the truth is the outpouring of love and friendship being directed at The Enforcer is lifting us all up. We have faith she is in heaven, and we know life will go on — as she would have it. So cross the Bushes off your worry list.”

The Bushes were married for 73 years — the longest presidential marriage in history. They had six children together including one president, George W. Bush, and one presidential hopeful, Jeb Bush.

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Avicii Died Of Suicide, Family Suggests

Avicii died of suicide, his family tragically suggested in a recent statement following his April 20 passing.

“Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions. An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress,” read the note, translated from Swedish.

“When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music. He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer.”

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RadarOnline.com previously reported that the beloved DJ has struggled with alcohol and drug addiction in the past, and pals were unfortunately not surprised by his sudden death at 28 years old.

“He wanted to find peace. Tim was not made for the business machine he found himself in; he was a sensitive guy who loved his fans but shunned the spotlight,” continued the statement. “Tim, you will forever be loved and sadly missed. The person you were and your music will keep your memory alive. We love you, Your family.”

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A source told Variety that the family’s message “made the implication [of suicide] more overt.”

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Mammoth Biosciences launches a CRISPR-powered search engine for disease detection

Most people tend to think of CRISPR as a groundbreaking gene-editing technology that can hunt down and snip away bits of DNA, like the cut and paste function on a keyboard. While many research projects tend to emphasize the potential of that process in replacing target bits of genetic material, for Mammoth Biosciences, the search function is the real game changer.

“Control + F is the exciting part,” Mammoth co-founder and CEO Trevor Martin told TechCrunch in an interview. “At core it’s just this amazing search engine that we can use to find things. The way that we search for things is just like Google.”

To conduct that search, one must enter a guide RNA and tell a CRISPR protein what to search for, any specific DNA or RNA sequence, from a malaria pathogen to a biomarker for leukemia. Mammoth’s novel technology uses a reporter molecule that exudes color when the sequence is located and snipped, indicating that the genetic search term was present in the sample and making the result of such a search viewable with the naked eye.

As the company’s documentation explains, the process would go like this:

This could be as simple as a rapid test on a credit-card sized disposable paper strip that anyone could use at home… For at-home testing, once the user has completed the test, they will securely upload an anonymous photo of the strip to Mammoth’s corresponding application for remote analysis and then receive their confidential results and professional advice – all in under an hour.

While the diagnostic element is big for the company, Mammoth is positioning itself as the platform for an “infinite number of tests” that the company and its partners could run. And while cancer is a massive application for CRISPR, the technology isn’t limited to health. Martin notes that it could be used in something like agriculture to identify a soil biome or to crack a forensic case gone cold.

Mammoth’s team is led by two Stanford PhDs, Trevor Martin and Ashley Tehranchi, CEO and CTO respectively. The research portion of the work will be helmed by Berkeley PhD students Janice Chen and Lucas Harrington. Notably, Mammoth also lists the legendary Jennifer Doudna, the scientist who discovered the CRISPR gene-editing mechanism, as a co-founder and chair of the company’s advisory board.

Doudna’s breakthrough is what makes Mammoth’s platform — and all things CRISPR — possible. “[That] really amazing work shows that you can build this kind of platform using CRISPR-based technology,” Martin said.

Mammoth Biosciences raised $120,000 from NFX Guild in 2017 and since then has pieced together capital from a variety of sources, including Mayfield, NFX, 8VC, AME Cloud, Wireframe, Kairos and Boom Capital, though the company declined to disclose the amount it has raised.

“Because we have this really transformative platform for disease detection, it’s really allowing us to rethink the business models about building this type of biotech company,” Martin told TechCrunch. “Because the technology is so programmable, we’re really leveraging [to make] Mammoth a platform company for detection.”

Mammoth’s next big step is to search for partners like universities and corporations that have interesting biomarkers that could be plugged into its CRISPR platform. The ultimate goal, as Martin explains, is to leverage its device-free system “to bring those biomarkers the last mile or even the last foot into the healthcare system.”

“We’re really excited to partner with these companies to use our platform,” Martin said. “[Mammoth] enables these awesome biomarkers to actually get used.”

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Kanye’s Bizarre ‘Sunken Place’ Tweets Are Confusing The Crap Out Of Everyone

The Self-Help Books Kanye West Should Read, Based on His Tweets

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As fans no doubt noticed, Kanye West returned to Twitter with an absolute vengeance after a four-year absence from the platform, firing off a week-long tweet storm that left many excited, some concerned for his mental health and frankly, everyone pretty baffled. Many of his tweets included some succinct insight and wisdom that wouldn’t look at all out of place in a self-help book.

Is West a madman or a guru? It’s hard to say, but here is a list of self-help books that he might enjoy.

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West should read The Power of Love by James van Praagh. Praagh’s book describes the transformative power of love that West might really identify with.

West should read The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level by Gay Hendricks Ph.D.. West is an advocate for fearlessness, so he might enjoy Hendricks’s book about how overcoming fears leads to success.

West should read You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. Since he’s all about self-love these days, maybe West would enjoy Sincero’s book aimed at elevating readers’ self-esteem.

West should read Louder than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice by Todd Henry. West definitely proved he’s not afraid to be himself, so Henry’s book about empowerment and the “authentic voice” might be a hit for the rapper.

West should read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Kondo’s all about decluttering the house to achieve peace of mind. And it looks like West is on the same page.

West should read The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Byrne says that by visualizing and believing in the reality a person wants, it can be achieved. Maybe this is West’s secret?

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The day when my internal organs all raise up several white flags after I repeatedly pour bowls of Why Me? stew (uncooked cake batter, a box of wine, 2 pounds of snickerdoodle weed cookie crumbs, 4 blended up Double Doubles, and my own tears) into my crying hole is a little over three weeks away. That means news about Prince Hot Ginge and Meghan Markle’s wedding is going from “Jesus Christ, Make It Stop” to “Jesus Christ, Buddha, Allah, Krishna, And Bea Arthur, Make It Stop.

Kensington Palace has already announced shit about the wedding cake, the wedding flowers, the guests, and the music (which surprisingly doesn’t include Meghan Markle singing Boom I Got Your Boyfriend to us haters at her wedding reception). And today, Kensington Palace burped up the announcement that we’ve all been waiting for. No, not the announcement that Prince William and Duchess Kate named their third kid Prince Morrissey Is Trash of Cambridge. Kensington Palace announced that PHG has chosen his brother as his best man. Who else, really? The British royals are like 12-year-old me: they don’t have fwends!

Kensington Palace first tweeted that PHG asked his brother to be his best man:

And then they tweeted that P. Willy said yes:

Club owners in Switzerland better up their insurance, because the walls of their clubs are going to shake off the foundation when P. Willy busts out his explosivesuburban dad dancing to an Ace of Base song after having half a beer at a barbecue” moves at Prince Hot Ginge’s bachelor party.

P. Willy being PHG’s best men was a given, but I was hoping he would shake boring, predictable things up and name Prince George as his best man. And only because if Prince George was standing next to PHG on the altar during the wedding, he wouldn’t have to strain his little royal vocal cords by loudly screaming, “Bitch, I do….. just kidding”, from the pews after the priest asks if anyone objects. He could just say it in his normal voice.

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The Mighty Thor #706 Review: Life After Death

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Writer: Jason Aaron, Artist: Russel Dauterman, Color Artist: Matthew Wilson, Letters: VC's Joe Sabino, Cover by: Russel Dauterman, Variant Covers by: Walter Simonson and Laura Martin; Marco Checchetto; Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, and Dave McCaig, Associate Editor: Sarah Brunstad, Editor: Wil Moss, Executive Editor: Tom Brevoort, Thor created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $3.99

The Mighty Thor is dead. Asgardia is in shambles, and the Odinson is distraught. Jane Foster is standing at the gates of Valhalla and is met by Odin himself. Jane feels that her story is not over, and it may not be. The Odinson attempts to channel the power of the god Tempest, which once dwelled in Mjolnir, to bring Jane back to the land of the living.

Go ahead and expect spoilers in this review, because I can’t really talk about what I genuinely liked about this issue without giving away the big twist of the comic. So, spoiler warning to reiterate the point.

Thor #706 cover by Russell Dauterman
Thor #706 cover by Russell Dauterman

I really liked that Jane Foster didn’t stay dead. I know that the Big Two have practically killed the concept of death itself to the point where Hunt for Wolverine was a forgone conclusion since the announcement of Death of Wolverine years ago, but Jane Foster shouldn’t have stayed dead. It isn’t the ending this character deserves, and it’s not as satisfying.

I’ll admit that this opinion is even more subjective than usual (not that a truly objective critic exists, but that is a conversation for another day), but killing Jane would have been the expected thing to do. Jane’s cancer seemed like something of a built-in trapdoor for this character. When “The Death of the Mighty Thor” was announced, I just assumed that it was said trapdoor being operated. It’s not great watching heroes die, especially to something as real and familiar as cancer (even if Death of Captain Marvel is a freaking masterpiece). Seeing Jane make it is almost comforting as a result, but the cancer isn’t magic-ed away, which shows some restraint.

Beyond that, Odin’s acceptance of Jane is gratifying. The Odinson’s complete breakdown upon Jane’s death adds some emotional heft.

Thor #706 art by Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson
Thor #706 art by Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson

As always, Russel Dauterman’s artwork is downright gorgeous, and the depiction of Valhalla and the afterlife is beautiful. The creativity of the paneling looks good. Matthew Wilson’s color work is bright, wild, and stunning.

The Mighty Thor #706 is a bittersweet yet ultimately heartwarming conclusion to this arc and Jane Foster’s tenure as Thor. Jason Aaron has given this saga a near-perfect finish, and I look forward to the epilogue issue to come. This one is highly recommended. Give it a read.

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‘He Was One Of The Most Evil’: FBI Agent Recalls Moment Feared Unabomber Was Caught

New Details Unabomber Murder Plan

A former math genius and retired college professor, Ted Kaczynski became known as the feared US “Unabomber” after he began mailing bombs to seemingly random individuals with the motive of killing them for the greater good.

Living as a disheveled hermit in a remote cabin, the genius-level mathematician plotted a sinister decades-long campaign and sent out his intricately-built bombs to universities and airlines between 1978 and 1995. He also sent written manifestos on the problems of modern society and demand they be printed in the paper, following his deadly threats.

REELZ’s new docuseries, Murder Made Me Famous: The Unabomber, shines a light on Kaczynski’s creepy murder plan, secluded life and his bizarre motive.

“When you read his letters and you read the intent of what he was trying to do, it’s frightening!” U.S. Postal Inspector Paul Wilhelmus says in the show teaser.

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As RadarOnline.com readers know, the Unabomber eventually claimed he was trying to save mankind (from itself) with his bizarre murder plot.

“No matter what his reasoning… when you kill somebody like that, when you plan it, and when you pick out the individual that you wanna kill, you’re playing God,” adds FBI Unabomb Task Force John Conway.

Kaczynski’s wild crimes let the FBI on one of the longest and most expensive man-hunts in history.

“This is a case that went on for 18 years and it was a big mystery. It was completely unknown as to who was behind all of these bombings,” says Special Agent Terry D. Turchie FBI in the clip.

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For decades, the world knew him only by his iconic police sketch. It wasn’t until the genius made a fatal miscalculation that his identity was finally revealed.

“In my 31 years as a criminal investigator in the FBI, he was one of the most evil people that I’d ever come in contact with,” concludes FBI Supervisor Donald Max Noel in the show promo.

Murder Made Me Famous: The Unabomber airs Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 ET/ PT on REELZ.

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Things That Will Make You Want To Die: People Lauding Ableist Headline Redaction


The only headline I would ever change is “Oh Shoot” because it should have been “Cruz Control,” but some dumpy website in New Zealand that doesn’t have the journalistic integrity that we do changed a headline about a red tartar kid or whatever after it offended red tartar readers. Now the fact that they slightly altered a headline to appease the four people who gave a shit is getting coverage, including a post on BuzzBottomFeeder.

 

 


Writer Rebecca Moore originally chose the headline “Teenager bound by wheelchair to enter in first Lego competition.” This is obviously insanely offensive and should be what we focus all of our attention on right now. The kid wasn’t slighted by God and Jesus and just a total freak of nature for being basically a cyborg. He’s lucky to be in the wheelchair, not “bound” by it, okay you ableists? Being a crippled joke is the best. After Twitter users put up a fight, the website “stuff” changed the headline to “Teen wheelchair user enters first Lego competition” – a change that was apparently significant enough to draw applause from advocates high off of the most important civil rights win in the history of the world. Rosa Parks? Go fuck yourself. Harvey Milk? AIDS much.

 

 

I’m not sure exactly what year everyone got sand in their vaginas, but, “ableist” isn’t a real term, and identifying someone as being technically “bound” to a wheelchair isn’t an opinion as much as it is a fact. Or am I missing something. What I do know is that “ageist” is the real thing that we should all be fighting against, and I can’t help but notice that the article’s author identified the cripple as a “Teenager.” Seriously not cool. He’s age non-binary you ignorant bitch. Everyone knows the headline should have been “You gotta handicap it to him.”

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John Cena Is Just as Heartbroken Over His Breakup as You Are

It's been 11 days since John Cena and Nikki Bella publicly announced their split on April 15, and we're still reeling from the news. On Saturday, Nikki and twin sister Brie Bella attended the Nirvana Food and Wine Festival in Arizona, where Brie spoke exclusively to Us Weekly about the breakup... while Nikki stuck to Instagram to express her feelings. Now, Cena has spoken up about how he feels, and no surprise here: he's heartbroken.

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While promoting Bumblebee: The Movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Cena spoke with several reporters about the split, including Extra's Mark Wright. Cena told Wright that he will always love Bella and said, "The one take away — and it sucks — but the one take away I can have for me is that... because I feel so heartbroken, I know I was in love and I will never be able to take that away.”

Cena said that he wants people to know, “When you feel down, just hang in there and fight through it… every low comes with a high.”

In another interview with TMZ reporters, Cena made similar comments. He said, "I love Nicole with all my heart and the split's tough." He added, "It's a tough time but that's life... We all go through highs and we all go through lows."

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CinemaCon was Cena's first public appearance since the announcement of the split, and his social media presence has been scattered. Meanwhile, Nikki hasn't spoken to reporters, but she's steered her focus on Instagram away from the breakup and toward bluer skies, like accomplishing her personal goals.

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Marvel Rising #0 Review: Rodents and Embiggening

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Writer: Devin Grayson, Artist: Marco Failla, Color Artist: Rachelle Rosenberg, Letters: VC's Clayton Cowles, Cover by: Helen Chen, Editors: Heather Antos and Sarah Brunstad, Consulting Editor: Sana Amanat, Special Thanks: Ryan North and G. Willow Wilson, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: Free!

Kamala Khan is on a field trip to Howard Anthony Stark School for Technical Excellence with Doreen Green as the guide. Things are dull when A.I.M arrives to take the students hostage. Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl quickly spring into action to halt these technological terrorists for a team-up of titanic teenagers.

Marvel Rising #0 by Helen Chen
Marvel Rising #0 by Helen Chen

So, Marvel Rising #0 is free to read online, but it doesn’t deliver all the stories promised. Only the team-up between Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl is provided, with the rest coming along in the $4.99 Alpha. Maybe everyone else knew this already, but, if you didn’t, there’s your disclaimer.

That aside, the story provided is fun enough. It breezes by quickly. The fight between Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl against A.I.M. is pretty much the entirety of the story. They immediately get along, having wanted to meet one another for some time apparently. That’s a decent change of pace, but they don’t talk about anything beyond declaring their respect for one another. More in-depth dialogue would have added something to the book.

The ending is a stinger for the Alpha issue, with A.I.M. apparently having something bigger planned for the information gained from this operation.

Marvel Rising #0 art by Marco Failla and Rachelle Rosenberg
Marvel Rising #0 art by Marco Failla and Rachelle Rosenberg

Marco Failla’s artwork is what makes this worth it in the end. The style is light, airy, and very kinetic. The punches and kicks have a lot of impact to them which really draws you into the fight. Plus, Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl look great. Rachelle Rosenberg brings a bright and eye-catching color palette to this one that helps bring the visuals to life all the more.

Marvel Rising #0 is a fun read, and it’s hard to beat the low, low price of free. It’s not the most substantial read, but it is objectively cool to see Ms. Marvel and Squirrel Girl team up at last. Plus, Failla and Rosenberg make it all look great. This one gets a recommendation. Check it out.

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You know that saying, “If you play with fire, you get burned?” It just got a fresh 2018 reboot. The new saying is, “If you play with a monkey, you end up with a busted face covered with blood and regrets.Metro UK posted a video from the Xitian Temple in Dehua County in the East China province of Fujian where a tourist decides it’ll be really hilarious to abuse a monkey by pushing it off a railing. This tourist is obviously brand new, because he didn’t know that monkeys are never the one, and if you screw with them, they’ll ruin you, your family, your family’s family and your entire family tree. They’re not the one today, tomorrow or next century.

As you’ll see in the video, the dumbass pushes the monkey over, and everyone laughs, but their laughs directed at the monkey turn to laughs directed at the stupid human. Because the monkey rises like a Phoenix and jumps over the railing and comes after the dumb fuck who messed with it. The monkey chases the dude into the temple, and soon after a monkey friend joins in on the act of revenge. They attack the dude and scratch his face up. Metro UK has pictures of the man’s face covered with karma handed down by a monkey who never plays.

This is how Revenge of Planet of the Apes starts. And if that monkey had a purse, I’d gladly hold it for it for them. Whoop that trick, monkey!

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People: Kanye West ‘just thinks that no one gets his genius’ & ‘genius is erratic’

Kanye West greets our shutterbugs with open arms!

Kanye West is a mess. I find it interesting that his messiness mirrors that of his idol, Donald Trump. They are both megalomaniac lunatics with itchy Twitter fingers. They are both prone to braggadocious claims of their own greatness. They are both obsessed with Obama. They are both gigantic, gaping a–holes. And of course, they both believe that their own petty dramas are somehow reflective of some greater national or universal struggle.

Kanye West’s tweets are more than a stream of consciousness, he believes they’re “changing the world” in a battle of “good vs. evil.” The “Famous” rapper, 40, is not, however, concerned by people’s reactions to his love for President Donald Trump or to those expressing concern over his mental state – as long as they do not call him erratic.

“He’s actually not as upset as you’d think about what’s being said,” a source close to West tells PEOPLE. “He just thinks that no one gets his genius.”

“He hated the word erratic, but he likes to say that genius is erratic,” the insider continues, referencing the term a different source close to West used to describe him. “You can’t be a genius if you’re not erratic in some way. So it’s not wrong, but he thinks it’s more than being erratic.”

As for West’s admiration of Trump, which has caused his friends John Legend and Chance the Rapper to speak out, the source says, “He believes that he’s changing the world right now, for the better.” They add, “He believes that this is good vs. evil. Anyone who says or writes anything negative about him is evil, while he is good.”

Multiple sources told PEOPLE the father of three has cut off contact with multiple people in his inner circle, including his managers, lawyers and closest friends.

[From People]

“He just thinks that no one gets his genius.” It’s not a matter of “genius” to love Donald Trump. I mean… I could go into a huge thing here and actually try to argue Kanye point by point, but it would be like trying to argue with a Deplorable on Twitter: pointless. I also think this People Magazine story came from Kamp Kardashian and that all of them are freaking out about the state of Kanye right now.

Photos courtesy of Backgrid, Kanye’s Twitter.
Kanye West greets our shutterbugs with open arms! Kanye West greets our shutterbugs with open arms!

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I have so many questions that I do not think I will ever get answers to.

Is this shirt an example of what happens when a non-English speaker tries to make a t-shirt with an English phrase? Is what I am feeling right now the same thing that a Chinese man feels when he sees a poorly translated Chinese symbol? Or is Ana Braga trying to conduct a poll about how many men are still attracted to their wives?

And I wish the shirt was the beginning and end to all of my questions.

Who is the dominatrix that we have to thank for the shorts that she is wearing? I am not so sure they even qualify as shorts any more. They are more like bikini bottoms+.

The good news is that fathers do not have to worry about their young daughters wearing those shorts because they have a built in age minimum. If you are not old enough to tie your shoe laces then you certainly can’t get those shorts on. I think I may even be included in that number, which is probably for the best because those might be a good addition to my Rocky Horror Picture Show costume.

 

 

 

 

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Thanos Annual #1 Review: Reading Nietzsche While Watching Caddyshack

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Writers: Donny Cates, Chris Hastings, Kieron Gillen, Katie Cook, Ryan North, and Al Ewing, Artists: Geoff Shaw, Flaviano, Andre Araujo, Heather Breckle, Will Robson, and Frazer Irving, Color Artists: Antonio Fabela, Federico Blee, Chris O'Halloran, Heather Breckle, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Frazer Irving, Letters: VC's Clayton Cowles, Cover by: Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela, Variant Cover by: Mike Deodato and Edgar Delgado, Assistant Editor: Annalise Bissa, Editor: Jordan D. White, Publisher: Marvel Comics, Release Date: Out Now, Price: $4.99

Thanos Annual #1 presents us with a series of stories of the Mad Titan delivered by the Cosmic Ghost Rider in the afterlife. The first gives an anecdote of Thanos training Gamora to be a warrior. The second is an interesting hobby of the tyrant. The third is a show of artistic flair from the Titan. The fourth is him finding a world of joy and stuffed animals. The fifth is that time he helped an old lady cross the street. The sixth is him killing a planet’s god to test their morality.

Thanos Annual #1 cover by Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela
Thanos Annual #1 cover by Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela

To celebrate the antagonist of Avengers: Infinity War and the movie coming out this week, Marvel is taking the absolute piss out of the character. I’d say that is ballsy but taking the piss out of things is one of Marvel’s hobbies these days.

Also, tonal whiplash does not begin to describe the experience of reading this comic, and you can’t tell me that you’re supposed to space them out because this book isn’t any longer than a regular Annual. You go from watching a preteen Gamora cutting the head off a Skrull disguised as her to Thanos making a yearly habit out of being a dick to some random person. Thanos helping an old lady cross the street as some means of ruining the world (butterfly effect nonsense) to him ripping the heart out of a god and showing it to the worshippers.

As far as the overall quality goes, it’s a mixed bag. The Gamora section is effective but short. Thanos ruining Dave’s birthday every year actually made me laugh. The “Exhibition” of destroying artistic worlds as a form of nihilistic art was clever but a little shallow. Thanos on the stuffed animal world was subpar Happy Tree Friends, and I don’t even like Happy Tree Friends. The one where he helps the old lady cross the street is contrived and, ultimately, unsatisfying. The Mad Titan killing the god was probably my favorite.

Thanos Annual #1 art by Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela
Thanos Annual #1 art by Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela

The art was similarly holds together well throughout, with each segment matching the tone and idea of its story. The god-killing one was the most visually stunning, courtesy of Frazer Irving. Heather Breckle’s cartoon world with stuffed animals looks about as you’re picturing in your head and fits that story, even if I didn’t care much for that particular story. The bumper segments look good, as does the Gamora segment. Both were done by Geoff Shaw and Antonio Fabela.

Thanos Annual #1 probably should have settled on a theme. As it is, jumping between these stories filled with anarchic humor, child abuse, existential horror, genocide, god-killing, and helping an old lady cross the street isn’t especially satisfying. Individual segments hold well, but even some of those feel incomplete.

If you were hoping for a series of chilling stories about the Mad Titan, this isn’t for you. If you want a bunch of funny stories about the Mad Titan, this still isn’t for you. Honestly, I’m not sure who this is for. You could argue, “It’s for those who want both,” but it’s hard to wire your emotions and your brain to accept both in such extremities in this proximity to one another. It’s like reading Nietzsche while watching Caddyshack, but even that sounds like a weirdly fulfilling exercise.

In the end, I didn’t hate the experience, but I can’t quite recommend it either. It’s just that much of a mismatched product.

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Ellen Pompeo put her family on a vegan diet and her kids miss bacon

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Ellen Pompeo, 48, revealed in a recent interview with People that she went vegan, and had her whole family go vegan, after a doctor told her it could prevent breast cancer. She said that it hasn’t been that hard and that they find it fun to prepare meals together. Her kids are 8, 3, and 1 year old. Her eight year-old daughter say she misses bacon and that the substitute is just “ok.” They’ve only been doing it two weeks though.

“I just went for my yearly appointment a couple of weeks ago and [Dr. Kristi Funk] told me about her book,” Pompeo told PEOPLE at the launch party for Dr. Funk’s book Breasts: The Owner’s Manual in Hollywood. “Since then my whole family has gone completely vegan.”

Dr. Funk is the founder of Pink Lotus Breast Center in Beverly Hills and has notably treated patients like Sheryl Crow and Angelina Jolie. In the book, she recommends a vegan diet — backed up by studies — as one way to help prevent breast cancer.

“[Dr. Funk] told me she turned her three kids completely vegan and I came home from my appointment with her where she basically gave me [the information] … and I said, ‘That’s it, we’re all vegan,’ ” Pompeo shared…

“It’s super fun,” she shared. Her husband, Chris Ivery, and children Stella Luna, 8, Sienna May, 3, and Eli Christopher, 1, are adjusting well to veganism. “I don’t think it’s tricky at all — it’s actually easier because meat you have to cook it before it goes bad. Grains and lentils and rice and beans, everything’s in the pantry already. You just have to get vegetables, but vegetables stay good for a week — and I think we all feel better.”

While Pompeo’s kids are on board with the family’s new vegan lifestyle, they still crave some of their old favorite foods. Stella, who accompanied her mom to the event, was “missing bacon” and said she “tried fake bacon today.” When asked how she liked it, Stella said “It’s okay,” optimistically.

“I think we’re at a critical point for our planet and in the United States this health issue is out of control, the obesity, the diabetes everything … Sickness is a huge business, I know that really, really well. The message of veganism is not one that they want to get out but not only will it help us, it helps the planet.”

[From People]

She’s right that a lot of people are sick and that diet can be the deciding factor in getting well. I have a friend who made a similar radical diet change on a doctor’s advice. She gave up gluten and dairy years ago. It sounded quacky to me and I’ve read the studies that say it’s unnecessary for people without celiac disease or lactose intolerance. However she since developed ulcerative colitis and has found that a strict diet controls her symptoms, so maybe in her case it was necessary and helpful.

While I understand the environmental reasons for going vegan it sounds extreme to me. Wouldn’t adding more vegetables, whole grains and whole foods be just as beneficial without giving up the occasional treat? I’m not talking about meat necessarily, but I believe in letting kids have desserts and letting them eat at parties. You can feed them healthy food at home and they don’t feel like they’re missing out. However I imagine things are much different in California, specifically in LA where Pompeo lives. A lot of people are on specialized diets and it must be more convenient to be vegan there. It certainly sounds healthy and nutritious, just limiting.

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This stunning map of the Milky Way pinpoints more than 1 billion stars – PBS NewsHour


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Kim Zolciak Blames Editing & ‘RHOA’ Production For ‘Out Of Context’ Racist Comment

Kim Zolciak is not staying quiet about her controversial — and very dramatic — Real Housewives Of Atlanta finale. This Thursday in a shocking Instagram post, the reality star defended her allegedly racist comment, blaming editing and productions for taking her words out of context.

“During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people,” Zolciak wrote.

“Racism is a sad reality in the United States,” she added. “It has been prevalent throughout our country’s history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep – I am open to all and always have been.”

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As RadarOnline.com readers know, Zolciak has been bashed for a series of allegedly racist comments she made, starting with the NeNe Leakes cockroach debacle.

After the scandalous RHOA finale, host Andy Cohen confronted her about the roach drama and how it was often used as an offensive term towards African Americans. Zolciak wasn’t having it, and defensively replied: “You’re f**king reaching. You’re reaching!”

“I was heartbroken when I watched the last few minutes of the episode and saw how my words were taken out of context,” Zolciak continued in her Instagram message. “My comment that seemingly “racism didn’t exist 10 years ago” was made as part of a larger, emotional 45-minute conversation about how, sadly, social media has become a hub for hate. Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said that “it’s not as real as it is now” referring to the power of social media. But those remarks didn’t make the show.”

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As readers know, NeNe Leakes, 50, also slammed Zolciak for her comments, even causing her to have a tragic meltdown on the RHOA finale!

“I believe that social media has made a centuries-old issue more real. Before social media, the public simply observed the news. Now, the public actively participates and has an opportunity to take action – in real time,” Zolciak explained. “But this is a double edged sword. Now, when false accusations are made, they are amplified by online platforms regardless of their merit. This wasn’t the case 10 years ago when I started on RHOA.”

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“I truly pray that the people wishing horrible things on others, and on me, channel that energy into something positive. Our world would be a much better place if you do,” the star continued. “I am committed to making this world a better place to live. I will continue to learn from, and be open to, ALL people.”

What do you think about Kim Zolciak’s apology and wild explanation? Sound off in the comments below.

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Stephen King’s The Long Walk Movie in Development

New Line Cinema plans to bring King’s dystopian thriller The Long Walk to the screen.

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One of Stephen King’s earliest novels, The Long Walk, is in development as a feature film at New Line Cinema, the same division of Warner Bros. Pictures that produced last year’s King blockbuster It and its upcoming sequel.

The Long Walk is actually King’s first completed novel: he wrote it as a freshman at the University of Maine in 1966 and 1967, although it did not see the light of day until 1979, when he published it as a paperback under his famous pseudonym, Richard Bachman.

The novel could be considered both science fiction and Y/A, two genres that King was not known for at the time of publication, which is perhaps why he chose to publish it under the Bachman name.

The story takes place in a totalitarian future America where the government stages an annual event known as the “Long Walk.”

In the contest, 100 teenage boys are forced to walk down the East Coast, starting at the Canada/Maine border, until there is only one contestant left standing. The walkers cannot stop, accept aid from onlookers or interfere with each other, and if they slow down to under a pace of four miles an hour more than three times, they are shot dead by the soldiers patrolling alongside them.

King specialist Frank Darabont, who has adapted and directed three of King’s works (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist), owned the rights to The Long Walk for years, although he never was able to get the novel out of development.

Now New Line has picked up the option, and is hungry -- like a lot of studios these days -- to get more King material into the pipeline. Screenwriter James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man), who has been on his own personal quest to get The Long Walk made for more than a decade, is penning the script, but it’s too early to talk about things like a director, cast or start of filming.

The production company teaming with New Line on this, Mythology, has three more genre-related movies coming up, including Slender Man in August, Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in its Walls on September 21, and Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria, which has yet to nail down a release date.

King’s other books under the Bachman nom de plume include Rage (1977), Roadwork (1981), The Running Man (1982), Thinner (1984), The Regulators (1996) and Blaze (2007).

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Janelle Monae came out on Rolling Stone: ‘Being a queer black woman in America…’

Janelle Monae is my current jam. Her new album is so good! It absolutely feels like music that Prince would have produced and then enjoyed, and then he would have performed with Janelle for one night only on a special occasion. Janelle covers the current issue of Rolling Stone, and she used the cover story to “come out” officially. Anyone who has listened to her current album or seen any of her music videos already knew who she is, but this is a nice confirmation:

She’s about to reveal, for the first time, something the world has long guessed, something her closest friends and family already know, something she’s long been loath to say in public. As she sings on a song from her new album, Dirty Computer, “Let the rumors be true.” Janelle Monáe is not, she finally admits, the immaculate android, the “alien from outer space/The cybergirl without a face” she’s claimed to be over a decade’s worth of albums, videos, concerts and even interviews – she is, instead, a flawed, messy, flesh-and-blood 32-year-old human being.

And she has another rumor to confirm. “Being a queer black woman in America,” she says, taking a breath as she comes out, “someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherf–ker.” She initially identified as bisexual, she clarifies, “but then later I read about pansexuality and was like, ‘Oh, these are things that I identify with too.’ I’m open to learning more about who I am.”

[From Rolling Stone]

Queer, pansexual, bisexual, whatever you want to call yourself, just be you and have fun with other responsible adults. At least now we know for sure that every single one of us could conceivably have a shot with Janelle! Except that she might be dating Tessa Thompson? God, I hope they’re dating. They are so hot together in Janelle’s “Make Me Feel” video.

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Sorry, But I Feel Pretty Is Not a Movie That Helps Fat Girls

Since the first trailer for Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty dropped in February, folks have had quite a lot to say about the film's perceived message. Across social media, critics spoke out against the film's apparent fatphobia — the fear or hatred of fat bodies — while others pointed out that Schumer has been criticized for her weight throughout her career.

First, to be clear — I am a "fat woman." And from what I gathered when I watched the trailer, I assumed that I Feel Pretty would be a 2018 woman-led version of Shallow Hal, a film that shaped my perception of romantic relationships and how I needed to lose weight to be considered sexually attractive all through my adolescence. Films about fat people are rarely written or directed to be in our favor.

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I went into I Feel Pretty wanting to give it a chance. I wanted to like it. And to a certain extent, I did. But in reality — while I Feel Pretty is more nuanced than the trailer suggests (thankfully) — it's not by much. The film relies heavily on fatphobia for the butt of its jokes, and Schumer's character Renee is mocked by almost everyone when she discovers her newfound "supermodel confidence." It was hard for me to sit in the audience and watch. Every time people laughed, I found myself cringing, not only because of what they were laughing at, but because they were laughing at all.

The cons: Fatphobia & a failed message

Fatphobia points to systemic discrimination against fat folks, which makes it harder for fat people to find jobs and earn a decent wage, which makes it harder for us to find clothing that fits and looks professional, which starts the cycle all over again. All this stress then leads to poor eating habits, which leads to more problems with weight and exercise.

In I Feel Pretty, Schumer's character also calls out one of the biggest elements of fatphobia: how online dating is harder for fat people, especially fat women.

In this respect, I Feel Pretty does many things absolutely right. It calls out discrimination in social situations, discrimination in online dating and discrimination in the job market. Renee works for a major cosmetics brand, but isn't stationed at the company headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Instead, she works in a cramped basement in Chinatown alongside another fat person; when she goes to HQ to drop off paperwork, she's visibly mocked by the people who are allowed to be seen.

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As Renee gains her newfound confidence following her accident, this slowly begins to change. Her confidence gives her a door into working as "the new face" of the cosmetics company, and she's even asked to help with their new diffusion line (a secondary line from a high-end brand that's available at lower price points). But that, too, is hard to swallow, because fat women are expected to be poor. Diffusion lines from high-end brands often occupy small sections of the makeup aisles at local drugstores — and despite I Feel Pretty repeatedly talking about how important it is for "average women" to feel confident and beautiful, this point sticks to the ribs.

Even in a film that purports to be about body acceptance and finding inner confidence, ingrained social opinions about fatness undermine the entire point of the movie. That won't help fat women.

And the body-positivity message obviously isn't being communicated clearly enough. As I left the theater, two audience members commented on how "annoying" the end of the film was — one even said, "I wish she could have just shut up." This made me wonder — how many others who saw the film left without any deeper understanding of how fat people are discriminated against in day-to-day life?

However, I imagine there are a lot of audience members who saw themselves in Renee and related to her struggles. They likely left the theater feeling that maybe it's possible to find that kind of confidence and then soar. But was that number significantly lower because of how the implicit biases damaged the overall message Schumer set to present?

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The (fat) pros: Renee's friends & a fat-positive character

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One of the most believable facets of the film was Renee's friends — who loved her before her accident changed how she saw herself and who continued to love her after, even though her newfound supermodel confidence turned her into a mean girl.

The most fat-positive aspect of I Feel Pretty was Aidy Bryant's character doing her thing and loving herself regardless of how Renee belittled her. Bryant was amazing, and I wish she had a larger role in the film.

At the end of the day, while the message of I Feel Pretty isn't quite as damaging as the trailer makes it seem, the execution is still super-lacking. It points to a lot of implicit bias on behalf of the filmmakers as well as the intended audience. Until we address that these "funny fat-girl films" won't help fat women, they'll only make us feel more alienated.

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What Did You Think of This Week’s Comics?

It was another big week for the comic book industry, as The Mighty Thor reached its series finale and Marvel kicked off its Hunt for Wolverine crossover. Check out our new reviews and thinkpieces and be sure to let us know your favorite new books of the week in the comments below.

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"Marvel Comics has an annoying tendency to take a good story and overextend it with too many tie-ins and offshoots. That was the case with the Death of Wolverine event in late 2014. The initial Death of Wolverine miniseries was well-crafted, but the story turned into a bloated mess thanks to the numerous spinoffs that followed and the dreadful Wolverines weekly series. Unfortunately, Marvel doesn't seem to have learned any lessons from that particular event. Rather than simply give readers a clear, straightforward look at the hows and whys of Wolverine's return, Hunt for Wolverine #1 is merely a prelude to a four-month-long crossover no one asked for." -Jesse

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President Trump Returns to the White House on his helicopter

Every single day this week, my Twitter has been a mess. If it’s not royalty, it’s tennis, and if it’s not tennis, it’s politics. Well, in case you haven’t been on Twitter this morning, everyone in the political world is currently going crazy about Donald Trump’s call-in interview with Fox News’ morning show. Apparently he was just full-on unhinged. Here are some highlighted comments, some of which are “breaking news.”

Trump on Ronny Jackson, the candidate for VA Secretary who is apparently a messy drunk and pill-popper: “These are false accusations. These are false— They’re trying to destroy a man.” Trump blames Jon Tester for bringing out the allegations against Jackson, says Tester should have “a big price to pay.” Trump repeats his argument that “nobody has experience” to run an organization as giant as the VA so it doesn’t matter that Ronny Jackson had basically no experience.

On the fact that he now admits he stayed overnight in Russia: Trump tells Fox & Friends that he stayed overnight in Moscow, contradicting the claim in Comey’s memo: “I went to Russia for a day or so… of course I stayed there.” Trump, very agitated, says he never told Comey he didn’t stay overnight on that Russia trip. “I went to Russia for a day or so. A day or two…Of course I stayed there. I stayed there a very short period of time, but of course I stayed…I never said I left immediately.”

Trump on James Comey: “I did a great thing for the American people by firing him.”

On Michael Cohen: Trump confirms that Michael Cohen represented him on Stormy Daniels: “Michael would represent me, and represent me on some things. He represents me— like with this crazy Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me.” Trump says Cohen represented him in a “tiny” amount of legal issues.

Trump on the DOJ: “Our Justice Department, which I try to stay away from, but at some point I won’t.”

On Republicans and African-Americans: If you go back to the Civil War, “it was the Republicans that really did the thing.”

On Melania’s birthday (which is today): Trump tells Fox and Friends that he decided to do an interview with them because it’s Melania’s birthday. Asked what he got her, he pauses and says, “Maybe I didn’t get her so much. I got her a beautiful card.” Trump explains that he got Melania flowers but not another gift because he’s very busy being president.

[Via @KyleGriffin1 and @DDale8, and some of my comments too]

Apparently, Trump was full-on screaming towards the end of the interview about how he was so persecuted and how everything is a “witchhunt” and he doesn’t even want to work with DOJ anymore. My bae Michael Avenatti was on MSNBC concurrently and he was super-interested in Trump’s admission that he knew that Cohen was representing him in the Stormy Daniels matter. Avenatti thanked Fox & Friends for their exclusive. Also: apparently, Fox & Friends shut down the interview!!! They were the ones cutting Trump off because even they know he is completely f–king bonkers and he can’t open his mouth without incriminating himself.

Trump Presents the Congressional Gold Medal to Dole

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Carrie Underwood had ‘extensive reconstruction around her mouth and lips’

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When Kaiser previewed the People Magazine cover featuring the royal baby news, some of you noted that Carrie Underwood’s injury was featured as a sidebar across the top. There have been strong reactions to Carrie, from her initial announcement about her “gruesome” injury to her gradual release of photos of her face and eventual return to the spotlight. She came out of hiding after several months and looked exactly the same to many people. Even the release of a photo showing scarring around her mouth didn’t convince everyone that she was as affected by the accident as she claimed. For what it’s worth I believe her, I can see the scarring and I can imagine that she went through a lot of personal turmoil. I think that she was so self-focused that she overcompensated for something that she could have been hidden or downplayed. However as she said several times she didn’t know how it was going to turn out in the end. A new brief article in People supports that, stating that Carrie had a lot of reconstructive work.

A source close to Underwood tells PEOPLE the singer — whose sixth studio album Cry Pretty drops Sept. 14 — looks “gorgeous in person.”

“You honestly couldn’t see any scarring even up close,” says the source. “She had extensive reconstruction done around her mouth area and lips, but the doctors did a really great job obviously.”

[From People]

For everything you can say about Carrie, that she’s milking this or whatever, consider how much ongoing publicity she’s received. It’s her job to get press and she just got a bunch of it for her new single and for her athletic line. (People has a new “behind the scenes” photo of her doing a photoshoot for it.) I do think she paid the price for that and that she went through an ordeal. This just showed how hard she works to control her image, and she owned that and was upfront about it from the beginning. I don’t know how much more she could have done. If she had shared photos of her face all cut up people would complain about that too.

Free Comic Book Day, May 5th 2018, All Across London

Man… if I got to Portsmouth Comic Con on May 5th — what will I be leaving behind in the capital? This is how London is celebrating Free Comic Book Day 2018.

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Giving away comics to everyone who gets in line.

Free 2000AD Regened All-Ages title, with signing from noon with 2000AD creators Matt Smith, Alec Worley, Colin Bell, Tanya Roberts, Ned Hartley, Neil Googe, Pye Parr, INDIO, Owen Michael Johnson and editor Keith Richardson.

Giveaways at London libraries:

Hammersmith and Fulham: Askew Road, Shepherds Bush, Fulham and Hammersmith

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea: Kensington Central, Notting Hill Gate, Kensal, Brompton, North Kensington and Chelsea

Westminster: Charing Cross, Church Street, Maida Vale, Marylebone, Paddington, Paddington Children’s, Pimlico, St John’s Wood, Queen’s Park, Victoria and Mayfair

Gosh Comics

  • Opening half an hour early at 10am.
  • Five free comics per customer, downstairs.
  • Kids Drawing Workshop Table, where artists will join kids aged 8-12 at our drawing table with artists from the Flying Eye Books (Ben Newman and special guests), Bog Eyed Books and friends (Tor Freeman and Sarah Mcintyre) and Improper Books (Laura Trinder and friends). All kids participating will also get a grab-bag of FCBD titles.
  • Live painting in the shop windows with Dan White, Crom, Lord Hurk, Lizzy Stewart, Paul Shinn and Isabel Greenberg.

1-2pm Guardian Cartoonists Signing, with Stephen Collins, Tom Gauld, and Simone Lia.

3-4pm The Wicked + The Divine signing with Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie.

5-6pm Michael and Laura Allred signing.

  • And based on the last two years someone from the Mighty Boosh will be in there at some point.

Raygun Comics

  • Pick five free comics on the day
  • Come in any day before FCBD and get a flyer to qualify you for one of every free comic.
  • Guest artist Hamish Steele, author of the Pantheon and upcoming all-ages graphic novel DeadEndia, signing through the day.

Forbidden Planet Megastore

  • One bag of free comics per customer.
  • The first 150 comic bags will contain an ashcan edition of Angelica from Simon Spurrier.
  • FREE copies of the first issue of the new magazine Comic Scene, while stocks last.
  • Forbidden Planet Exclusive variant of the Doctor Who title featuring the first comic appearance of the Thirteenth Doctor.
  • Doctor Who creators Rachael Stott, George Mann and cover artist Simon Myers chatting, sketching and signing from 1 – 2pm.
  • All comic back issue Grab-Bags will be Buy-One-Get-One-Free all day on both Saturday and Sunday.

 

Other participating comic stores include Forbidden Planet Croydon, A Place In Space Croydon, Piranha Browmley, Piranha Kingston, Calamity Comics Hatfield, MegaCity Comics of Camden, ComicBiz of North Finchley and probably others who haven’t updated their websites yet.

 

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Think for a moment about what a big deal it would be if William wasn’t Harry’s Best Man! There would be headlines for weeks/months/years about the snub. Anyway… I thought this was already announced, but I guess not. So there you go. The KP Twitter “pinned” these tweet too, so God knows, maybe there won’t be a baby-name announcement today after all. Sigh.

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