Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com en-us Copyright 2016 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Country Fried Romance? Rumor Swirls That Blake Shelton Proposed to Gwen Stefani With a Bucket of Chicken <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="CoZXfTIF7JZ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="CoZXfTIF7JZ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/sWVbwx55Nzll.jpg" title="Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton" alt="Country Fried Romance? Rumor Swirls That Blake Shelton Proposed to Gwen Stefani With a Bucket of Chicken" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>While a #Glake wedding would be a blessed event, we're not exactly convinced it's happening yet.</p> <p>On Saturday, rumors began to swirl that country music star<a href="/Blake+Shelton"> Blake Shelton</a> had proposed to alternative artist <a href="/Gwen+Stefani">Gwen Stefani</a>. There was a picnic, they said. There was a picturesque, sunny day, they said. And eventually, they said, there was&nbsp;a $1,200,000 million engagement ring hiding in a $7 bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.</p> <p>Surprise!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nCApTBkCOhi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="nCApTBkCOhi"><a href="/20+Photos+of+Blake+Shelton+and+Gwen+Stefani+That+Will+Make+You+Believe+in+Love+Again/articles/GyDcl3zCszk/Getting+Woodsy"> <img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/1JKCkKf99B2x.jpg" title="Getting Woodsy" alt="Country Fried Romance? Rumor Swirls That Blake Shelton Proposed to Gwen Stefani With a Bucket of Chicken" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/gwen-stefani-blake-shelton-engaged-diamond-ring-denied-proposal/">According</a>&nbsp;to <em>Radar Online</em>, 39-year-old Shelton recently popped the question by stuffing a ring in a fast food box, presenting it to his girlfriend in the guise of a typical chicken&nbsp;meal. The <a href="http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/gwen-stefani-blake-shelton-engaged-diamond-ring-denied-proposal/">report</a>&nbsp;goes on to say that while Stefani was flattered, she turned down the proposal because she simply wasn't ready.</p> <p>The couple has been dating 6 months, Stefani taking up with Shelton shortly after catching&nbsp;husband of 14 years <a href="/Gavin+Rossdale">Gavin Rossdale</a>&nbsp;in an affair with their nanny.</p> <p>The site's <a href="http://radaronline.com/celebrity-news/gwen-stefani-blake-shelton-engaged-diamond-ring-denied-proposal/">unidentified source claims</a>&nbsp;that Stefani&nbsp;"was very touched, but said she had to wait to make sure it was right for the kids," later adding that&nbsp;she "fears their age will get in the way of long-term happiness" given the duo's&nbsp;7-year age difference.</p> <p>In truth, there's not much evidence to legitimize this story,&nbsp;and we'd be surprised if the&nbsp;event&nbsp;actually occurred. But it's a crispy, crunchy, delicious tale&nbsp;that makes our hearts sizzle. Oh, questionable&nbsp;celebrity <span class="strikethrough">breadings</span>&nbsp;weddings, we can't get enough of you.</p> Sat, 28 May 2016 20:07:43 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Gwen+Stefani/articles/G81vG7iAW_i/Country+Fried+Romance+Rumor+Swirls+Blake+Shelton G81vG7iAW_i The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="39K20XJPZnS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="39K20XJPZnS"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/z7VOjLLeCVsl.jpg" title="'Full House' House for Sale" alt="The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Realtor.com</div> </div> </div> <p>Ultra envious of&nbsp;the gorgeous Tanner family home? It's time&nbsp;to put your money where your mouth is.&nbsp;</p> <p>For&nbsp;$4,150,000, you can purchase the same home featured in '80s staple <em>Full House</em>. It's sitting pretty on San Francisco's Broderick St., which we can say from experience is absolutely beautiful.</p> <p>As if the more than 3,000 square feet, three bedrooms,&nbsp;and four bathrooms weren't enough, it also has its original ornate Victorian architecture and an office.</p> <p>There's just one small catch: The inside of the San Francisco home for sale looks nothing like the inside of the Tanner's as we know it. The outside was used solely for the <em>Full House</em> intro, while scenes for the show were filmed on a Burbank, California set.&nbsp;On the bright side, the inside of <em>this</em> home is thrice as classy&nbsp;and absolutely breathtaking, hence its hefty price tag.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="QAqSE6mEb7P" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QAqSE6mEb7P"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/t9Go8Reed1Jx.jpg" title="'Full House' House for Sale" alt="The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Realtor.com</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="rP7UzW9xpWT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="rP7UzW9xpWT"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/MyJRR2ESpYYx.jpg" title="'Full House' House for Sale" alt="The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Realtor.com</div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="dPuNPjcW7pW" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="dPuNPjcW7pW"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/P1Rnmd040d9x.jpg" title="'Full House' House for Sale" alt="The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Realtor.com</div> </div> </div> <p>There's even a sizable garden in the back, which is pretty rare for a San Francisco residence.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="NwdrilpxjFc" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NwdrilpxjFc"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/PYNyNO1Featx.jpg" title="'Full House' House for Sale" alt="The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Realtor.com</div> </div> </div> <p>Even the front has been painted.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="oRGfrPLveh7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="oRGfrPLveh7"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/7b_TxFRtGojx.jpg" title="'Full House' House" alt="The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Realtor.com</div> </div> </div> <p>As epic as it would be for someone like<a href="/Bob+Saget"> Bob Saget</a> or <a href="/Mary+Kate+Olsen">Mary Kate Olsen</a>&nbsp;to take&nbsp;this home off the market for old time's sake, we're also rooting for you.</p> <p>Anything is possible.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="KguJrLLTbp9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="KguJrLLTbp9"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/DIupG0VfRMWx.gif" title="Michelle Tanner" alt="The Victorian Home From 'Full House' Just Went Up for Sale, and It's Gorgeous" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <p></p> Sat, 28 May 2016 19:06:30 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/8cVmdnVzFMV/Victorian+Home+Full+House+Just+Went+Up+Sale 8cVmdnVzFMV Amber Heard on Johnny Depp: 'I Truly Feared That My Life Was in Danger' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Bju6MxsdD6v" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Bju6MxsdD6v"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/dfz5CED4Xxll.jpg" title="Amber Heard and Johnny Depp" alt="Amber Heard on Johnny Depp: 'I Truly Feared That My Life Was in Danger'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Amber+Heard">Amber Heard</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/Johnny+Depp">Johnny Depp</a>&nbsp;were married only 15 months when <a href="/Amber+Heard/articles/YqIYRus8bpl/Amber+Heard+Files+Divorce+Johnny+Depp+After">Heard filed for divorce earlier this week, citing "irreconcilable differences."</a>&nbsp;Since news of the divorce order broke, further details have revealed Heard's claims that her husband was both emotionally and physically abusive for the duration of those 15 months.</p> <p>On Friday, the 30-year-old visited a Los Angeles court house<a href="/Celebrity+News/articles/WRsnlo5FZOc/Amber+Heard+Files+Domestic+Abuse+Restraining"> to request a domestic abuse restraining order</a>, which she was granted that same afternoon.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_z0tWGclYY-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_z0tWGclYY-"><a href="/photos/Johnny+Depp/Amber+Heard/Amber+Heard+Johnny+Depp+Called+Quits/iVZQ4Am9aF5"> <img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/fp/File+Amber+Heard+Johnny+Depp+Called+Quits+iVZQ4Am9aF5x.jpg" title="Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Photos: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Have Called It Quits" alt="Amber Heard on Johnny Depp: 'I Truly Feared That My Life Was in Danger'" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">FameFlynet</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.etonline.com/news/189789_amber_heard_alleges_johnny_depp_abused_her_throughout_relationship/">According</a>&nbsp;to <em>ET</em>, in her court petition she outlines the considerable damage&nbsp;she allegedly experienced, citing 52-year-old Depp's often "inebriated and high" state as a major factor. Please remember that while the allegations below are harrowing, they are <em>allegations</em> and tell only one person's side of the story:</p> <p>"During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.&nbsp;I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny, which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.</p> <p>"Johnny has a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse.&nbsp;He is often paranoid and his temper is exceptionally scary for me as it has proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life threatening to me.</p> <p>"Johnny['s] relationship with reality oscillates, depending upon his interaction with alcohol and drugs.&nbsp;As Johnny's paranoia, delusions and aggression increased throughout our relationship, so has my awareness of his continued substance abuse."</p> <p>The document goes on to detail the altercation that convinced Heard to file for divorce, stating that Depp went off during a conversation about his mother, becoming "obsess[ed] about something that was untrue." In this particular situation, the actress also says her husband was intoxicated and on drugs.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="q9_oyqUZ1CE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="q9_oyqUZ1CE"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/_kQk7h19L3-l.jpg" title="Amber Heard and Johnny Depp" alt="Amber Heard on Johnny Depp: 'I Truly Feared That My Life Was in Danger'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Meanwhile, the couple had been on the phone with mutual friend&nbsp;iO Tillett Wright, a New York photographer. But when Depp grew&nbsp;agitated, Heard says, he became&nbsp;violent, prompting her to scream for Tillett to call 911:</p> <p>"Johnny then grabbed the cell phone, wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and eye with great force.&nbsp;He then forceably [sic] pulled back my hair as I attempted to stand from the sofa...Johnny continued screaming at me, pulling my hair, striking me and violently grabbing my face."</p> <p>The fight was only put to a stop when a friend Heard had given a house key entered the couple's condo. Police later arrived to the scene, but Depp had left the home and she chose not to file a report of any kind at the time.</p> <p>Finally, Heard says, "I live in fear that Johnny will return to the residence unannounced to terrorize me, physically and emotionally."</p> <p>This story is developing.</p> Sat, 28 May 2016 12:57:22 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Johnny+Depp/articles/EMftgu9l45Z/Amber+Heard+Johnny+Depp+Truly+Feared+My+Life EMftgu9l45Z Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Bell Said to Be in Running for James Bond Role <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="j0gECe_MrhU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="j0gECe_MrhU"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/eS6xZCNd0Wzl.jpg" title="bonds" alt="Tom Hiddleston, Jamie Bell Said to Be in Running for James Bond Role" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty Images</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>ho will be the next James Bond? With <a href="/Daniel+Craig">Daniel Craig</a> reportedly on his way out, a changing of the guard seems to be on its way, and two British actors are already rumored to be in talks to discuss taking on the iconic role.</p> <p><a href="http://deadline.com/2016/05/daniel-craig-steven-soderbergh-logan-lucky-bond-questions-1201763020/">According to Deadline</a>&nbsp;Jamie Bell (<em>Fantastic Four</em>,&nbsp;<em>Snowpiercer</em>) is being considered for the role in the next Bond film, but there's no script for it yet. Bell has the dapper qualities Bond needs, and while he'd be a bit shorter than usual for the famous spy, he's proved in his work that he can be as physical as anyone.</p> <p>The higher profile choice for 007 would definitely be Tom Hiddleston, a fan favorite who, <a href="http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/05/27/exclusive-tom-hiddleston-in-talks-for-bond-25">according to&nbsp;<em>Birth Movies Death</em></a>, is in "advanced talks" to take on the role. Interestingly, Hiddleston actually attended Eton College, the same school where both Bond and Bond author Ian Fleming were educated. So he's go that going for him.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 16:32:53 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Jamie+Bell/articles/eTELEQuXQ14/Tom+Hiddleston+Jamie+Bell+Running+James+Bond eTELEQuXQ14 This Stunning 'Game of Thrones' Art Is the Best Way to Remember Hodor the Hero <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="DGj1-7HlPQi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DGj1-7HlPQi"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/vmiN1B5ieuSl.jpg" title="Hodor Art" alt="This Stunning 'Game of Thrones' Art Is the Best Way to Remember Hodor the Hero" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO/Robert Ball</div> </div> </div> <p>The moment <em>Game of Thrones</em> lost Hodor, fans realized just how much he truly meant to the show. Giant teddy bear, unsung hero, and loyal friend &mdash; Hodor was all of these things and more. Unlike the show's other fallen paladins, though, it has now become apparent Hodor's sole role was to protect and serve.</p> <p>For these reasons and more, one beautiful depiction of Bran's guardian has touched the hearts of many. <a href="https://twitter.com/RobertMBall">Released</a>&nbsp;on Friday via Twitter, here is artist Robert Ball's portrayal of Hodor's life and sacrifice:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="N1DAZUNIOF2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="N1DAZUNIOF2"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/926OeRoXqThx.jpg" title="Hodor" alt="This Stunning 'Game of Thrones' Art Is the Best Way to Remember Hodor the Hero" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Robert Ball</div> </div> </div> <p>Shared both on Ball's and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/GameOfThrones"><em>Game of Thrones'</em> official accounts</a>, the image comes from&nbsp;<a href="http://beautifuldeath.com/">BeautifulDeath.com</a>,&nbsp;a Tumblr website dedicated to the characters we've loved and lost &mdash; AKA every fan's go-to&nbsp;destination to grieve.</p> <p>On a more triumphant note, this piece is a reference to the oppressive Dothraki Khals to whom&nbsp;Daenerys laid ruin on Sunday:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="-S53EQGtU43" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="-S53EQGtU43"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/31OtLsIHGVnx.jpg" title="Daenerys' Fiery Khal Domination" alt="This Stunning 'Game of Thrones' Art Is the Best Way to Remember Hodor the Hero" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Robert Ball</div> </div> </div> <p>Here's Roose Bolton's death:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="oXKDOmVCoV5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="oXKDOmVCoV5"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/y6TrQJEaZ-Ix.jpg" title="Roose Bolton Death" alt="This Stunning 'Game of Thrones' Art Is the Best Way to Remember Hodor the Hero" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Robert Ball</div> </div> </div> <p>As well as Ellaria Sand's Dorne take-over:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="9qCytaNIbWB" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="9qCytaNIbWB"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/JS3HWcVH3wTx.jpg" title="Ellaria Dore Takeover" alt="This Stunning 'Game of Thrones' Art Is the Best Way to Remember Hodor the Hero" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Robert Ball</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="https://robertmball.wordpress.com/">To see more, visit Robert Ball's personal website here.</a></p> Fri, 27 May 2016 15:05:02 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/q89qzEulYQ7/Stunning+Game+Thrones+Art+Best+Way+Remember q89qzEulYQ7 Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Smashed an iPhone into Her Eye, Tried to Bribe Her to Stay Quiet <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pVdNqjWWdPo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="pVdNqjWWdPo"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/y-Dkaj-QYg_l.jpg" title="Amber Heard, Johnny Depp" alt="Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Threw an iPhone at Her Face, Bribed Her to Stay Quiet" /></div> <div class="below attribution">FameFlynet</div> </div> </div> <p>New details have emerged in <a href="/Amber+Heard">Amber Heard's</a>&nbsp;domestic abuse case against husband <a href="/Johnny+Depp">Johnny Depp</a>.</p> <p>On the heels of&nbsp;<a href="/Celebrity+News/articles/WRsnlo5FZOc/Amber+Heard+Files+Domestic+Abuse+Restraining">Heard's request to divorce Depp, the actress&nbsp;provided photo evidence</a>&nbsp;on Friday that Depp&nbsp;has physically abused her. One unidentified source from <em>People</em>&nbsp;<a href="/Celebrity+News/articles/WRsnlo5FZOc/Amber+Heard+Files+Domestic+Abuse+Restraining">claims</a> that&nbsp;"this was not an isolated event," and that an image provided to police&nbsp;of a bruised right eye&nbsp;is evidence of "only the latest incident." Her request for a domestic abuse restraining order has been granted.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="f9F0DXyqY59" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="f9F0DXyqY59"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/mppL_jHCG49x.jpg" title="Amber Heard" alt="Heard is seen in her vehicle after exiting the Los Angeles&nbsp;court house." /></div> <div class="lowerright c200 dark gradient">Heard is seen in her vehicle after exiting the Los Angeles&nbsp;court house.</div> </div> <div class="below attribution">X17Online</div> </div> <p>On Friday afternoon, legal documents <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2016/05/27/amber-heard-johnny-depp-cops-no-injuries/">obtained</a>&nbsp;by <em>TMZ</em> shed more light on the alleged abuse, outlining&nbsp;that the injuries below were sustained after Depp "smashed"&nbsp;an iPhone onto Heard's eye during a domestic argument on Saturday evening.</p> <p>Furthermore, the report says,&nbsp;Depp offered Heard money in order to keep quiet about the altercation, but Heard opted to file for divorce the following Monday instead.</p> <p>According to a source from the Los Angeles Police Department, however, Heard had "no evidence" of bodily harm&nbsp;when they visited the couple's home&nbsp;following a 911 call.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DwY0OyCcB1W" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DwY0OyCcB1W"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/QQiqcN9pix1x.jpg" title="Amber Heard Eye" alt="Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Threw an iPhone at Her Face, Bribed Her to Stay Quiet" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Amber Heard/People</div> </div> </div> <p>At the time, Heard also refused to file a police report, or provide them with any further information on the incident.</p> <p>Somewhat bafflingly, <em>TMZ</em> cites the photo below as proof that Heard's claim may not be legitimate. Posted to Instagram by a friend of the star, the image shows Heard posing with friends over the weekend. However, it's clear that Heard is covering the entire portion of the alleged injury &mdash; her right eye socket and cheek bone &mdash; with her hair, furthering her claims if nothing else.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Dpo2ASSqK7n" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Dpo2ASSqK7n"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Rky8Rk-iA4jl.jpg" title="Amber Heard" alt="Amber Heard Claims Johnny Depp Threw an iPhone at Her Face, Bribed Her to Stay Quiet" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>The image has now been deleted from Heard's account.</p> <p>The 30-year-old said she was on the phone with a friend when Depp's abuse hit its peak, at which point she asked her friend to call 911. By the time&nbsp;the police arrived, however, Depp had already left the apartment.</p> <p>Heard says Saturday's abuse was just the most recent in a string of physical altercations, claiming Depp has shoved her and hit her on multiple occasions while "inebriated and high."</p> <p>This story is developing.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 14:51:27 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Johnny+Depp/articles/iYAz6ts94mm/Amber+Heard+Claims+Johnny+Depp+Smashed+iPhone iYAz6ts94mm Prince George Featured in New Children's Book 'Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="__bcRaycb4D" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="__bcRaycb4D"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/qmWa1xTSwE5l.jpg" title="Prince George, Winnie the Pooh" alt="Prince George Featured in New Children's Book 'Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Twitter/Disney</div> </div> </div> <p>The perks of being a prince have just reached Winnie-the-Pooh status.</p> <p>In honor of <a href="/edit/shortform_article/Queen+Elizabeth+II">Queen Elizabeth's</a>&nbsp;90th birthday (we'll have whatever she's having), a brand new children's book has been written with the Royal Family as the main characters. As it happens, Winnie-the-Pooh is also turning 90 this year, which makes it truly a momentous time in history.</p> <p>Most importantly, there are now professionally crafted illustrations of <a href="/Prince+George">Prince George</a>&nbsp;handing a balloon to Piglet, which is everything we never knew we needed.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ou53Mdyrpw9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ou53Mdyrpw9"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/8N5g4Et0tfGx.jpg" title="Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday" alt="Prince George Featured in New Children's Book 'Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Disney</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday</em> tells the story of a day in the life of <a href="/Prince+William">Prince William</a>, <a href="/Kate+Middleton">Kate Middleton</a>, Prince George, Pooh, Piglet, and &nbsp;as they travel to London in celebration of Queen Elizabeth's big day.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="BoVfHWAGude" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="BoVfHWAGude"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/FyZv3auc5Rjx.jpg" title="Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday" alt="Prince George Featured in New Children's Book 'Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Disney</div> </div> </div> <p>Pooh even meets the Queen.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_ZOVi5AM9K-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_ZOVi5AM9K-"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/B8VjtdOEcsOx.jpg" title="Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday" alt="Prince George Featured in New Children's Book 'Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Disney</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://cdnvideo.dolimg.com/cdn_assets/c746f1893ff36c08a697a03e750688ae3bc4c498.pdf">Best of all, you can view&nbsp;a free PDF of this adorable story here.</a></p> <p>The book was written by&nbsp;Jane Riordan with illustrations by Mark Burgess.&nbsp;Here's an excerpt of the tale at its most cringingly sweet, just in case you're not thoroughly convinced:</p> <p>"The Queen was so close that they could have reached out and&nbsp;touched her fine coat. Winnie-the-Pooh knew that it was now or&nbsp;never. Boldly he stepped forward and recited his hum in the loudest,&nbsp;bravest voice he could manage in the circumstances. The Queen&nbsp;smiled warmly at them all.</p> <p>"Behind The Queen ran a little boy. He was much younger than&nbsp;Christopher Robin and almost as bouncy as Tigger. He caught sight&nbsp;of Piglet and the balloon and he jumped up and down in delight.&nbsp;The little boy patted Piglet fondly and tickled Winnie-the-Pooh&rsquo;s&nbsp;ears. Piglet handed him the beautiful balloon and he giggled and<br />skipped away with it."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gg5vLNTkJns" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t2tSqyVJC7M" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe></div> <p></p> Fri, 27 May 2016 11:51:41 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Kate+Middleton/articles/9uw1u8H71n1/Prince+George+Featured+New+Children+Book+Winnie 9uw1u8H71n1 What the Internet Gave Us This Week <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WJ3I_NZRgCO" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="WJ3I_NZRgCO"><a href="/photos/Adele/Adele+Performs+Hallenstadion+Zurich/0tL8Y7L6X6b"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Adele+Performs+Hallenstadion+Zurich+0tL8Y7L6X6bx.jpg" title="Adele Photos: Adele Performs at Hallenstadion, Zurich" alt="What the Internet Gave Us This Week" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Viral videos, trending stories, social media snaps, and other links from the Internet to help get you through the weekend.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><strong>Watch Adele forget the lyrics to her own song and recover like a boss.<br /></strong>The singer's on-stage mistake went down during her recent concert in Lisbon, Portugal.&nbsp;You're a true fan if you can identify what song she was singing in this very short clip:&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GdC2Apo4nos" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Adele forgot the lyrics to her song and this was her reaction. 😂 <a href="https://t.co/n1EyHwXM56">pic.twitter.com/n1EyHwXM56</a></p> &mdash; Pop Crave (@PopCrave) <a href="https://twitter.com/PopCrave/status/735269222910021632">May 25, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p><strong>Please marvel at Blake Shelton chowing&nbsp;down on sushi for the first time with Jimmy Fallon.&nbsp;<br /></strong>The country star is a simple man with simple pleasures. Fishy gonads and rice wine are&nbsp;not one of them.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZfEPMLDaEj-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7WYmWo28svg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong>Britney Spear's little sister has a new TLC special, and it looks kind of interesting.&nbsp;<br /></strong>Jamie Lynn Spears&nbsp;starred in Nickelodeon's&nbsp;<em>Zoey 101&nbsp;</em>before getting pregnant at 16&nbsp;and facing harsh media criticism. In <em>Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out, </em>we'll finally get to hear&nbsp;her side of&nbsp;things. Check out the trailer below:&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SM8vVlx_YvA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="402" src="http://www.tlc.com/embed?page=199001" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p><strong>Kate Middleton wore the same outfit twice (gasp!) and the press&nbsp;is&nbsp;going mad.&nbsp;<br /></strong><a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/05/kate-middleton-prince-george-christening-coat-queen-garden-party">OMG</a>. <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/767558/is-it-time-for-kate-middleton-to-stop-recycling-clothes">How</a>. <a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/style/2016/05/kate-middleton-prince-george-christening-coat-queen-garden-party">Dare</a>. <a href="http://www.chron.com/life/style/fashion/article/Kate-Middleton-7945299.php">She</a>!&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="diSfuN2rAK-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="diSfuN2rAK-"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ThMmho69HWsx.jpg" title="Kate Middleton " alt="What the Internet Gave Us This Week" /></div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Steven Spielberg's advice to the graduating class of 2016: Be a movie hero.&nbsp;<br /></strong>"A hero needs a villain to vanquish, and you&rsquo;re all in luck. This world is full of monsters,&rdquo; he said in his Harvard commencement speech. &ldquo;There&rsquo;s racism, homophobia, ethnic hatred, political hatred and religious hatred.&rdquo;<strong><br /></strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tZcy-Ivxy0t" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TYtoDunfu00?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong>Could this be&nbsp;the most hated man in <em>Jeopardy</em> history?&nbsp;</strong><br />Meet Buzzy Cohen.&nbsp;He's a music executive&nbsp;from Los Angeles and he's pretty damn smart. He's won over $100,000 over eight straight days.&nbsp;Buzzy has a fancy haircut, sports a&nbsp;smug grin, hipster glasses, and a pretty <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/buzzy-cohen-might-be-the-most-polarizing-jeopardy-contestant-yet_us_57470468e4b0dacf7ad40deb?ir=Entertainment&amp;section=us_entertainment&amp;utm_hp_ref=entertainment">big ego</a>,&nbsp;apparently.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rIJgXnDJp2N" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mM5Uan4-PFI?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><b>This adult stroller lets you test out what&nbsp;your child gets to cruise around in.&nbsp;<br /></b>The lesson of this charming&nbsp;ad is: it's good to be a baby.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="gLbU45f0WzF" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4pT7By3PZhU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>Happy weekend, ya'll!&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 10:44:05 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/nkztJ0Sr55G/Internet+Gave+Week nkztJ0Sr55G Amber Heard Files Domestic Abuse Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp, Releases Photo of Bruised Eye <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8vTkKlvIADu" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="8vTkKlvIADu"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Wzz9hR8UPp2l.jpg" title="Amber Heard, Johnny Depp Abuse Allegations" alt="Amber Heard Files Domestic Abuse Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp, Shows Photo of Bruised Eye" /></div> <div class="below attribution">FameFlynet</div> </div> </div> <p>Mere days after <a href="/Amber+Heard/articles/YqIYRus8bpl/Amber+Heard+Files+Divorce+Johnny+Depp+After">Amber Heard's&nbsp;request to divorce Johnny Depp</a>, she has now released evidence that the actor physically abused her.</p> <p><a href="http://www.people.com/article/amber-heard-files-domestic-restraining-order-against-depp">According</a>&nbsp;to <em>People</em>, 30-year-old Heard&nbsp;has filed a domestic violence restraining order against Depp, 22 years her senior. The publication's unknown source alleges&nbsp;"this was not an isolated event," and that the disturbing picture below shows evidence of "only the latest incident."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="520w32dKg1A" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="520w32dKg1A"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/QQiqcN9pix1x.jpg" title="Amber Heard Abuse Case" alt="Amber Heard Files Domestic Abuse Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp, Shows Photo of Bruised Eye" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Amber Heard/People</div> </div> </div> <p>Heard and Depp were married only 15 months when Heard filed for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences." Since news of the divorce order broke, the fate&nbsp;of Depp's considerable fortune has been in question as<em> The Adderall&nbsp;Diaries</em> actress has requested spousal support. No pre-nup was signed.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RoUVNBhHDVE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="RoUVNBhHDVE"><a href="/photos/Johnny+Depp/Amber+Heard/Amber+Heard+Johnny+Depp+Called+Quits/D8qSMm6HC-M"> <img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/fp/File+Amber+Heard+Johnny+Depp+Called+Quits+D8qSMm6HC-Mx.jpg" title="Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Photos: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Have Called It Quits" alt="Amber Heard Files Domestic Abuse Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp, Releases Photo of Bruised Eye" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">FameFlynet</div> </div> </div> <p>On Thursday, Depp's reps released a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.people.com/article/amber-heard-files-domestic-restraining-order-against-depp">statement</a> to <em>People</em>:</p> <p>"Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."</p> <p>This story is developing.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <p><strong>Update &mdash; 2:16 p.m.:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://pagesix.com/2016/05/27/amber-heard-accuses-johnny-depp-of-domestic-violence/">According</a> to <em>Page Six</em>, a Los Angeles judge granted Heard's request for a domestic abuse restraining order on Friday afternoon. The actress will be allowed to stay in their marital LA home, though Heard's request to retain temporary custody over&nbsp;their Range Rover and dogs has been denied. She&nbsp;also requested that Depp enter anger management classes and that he pay her $50,000 per month in legal fees until such time as the divorce process is completed &mdash; both of these stipulations were also denied.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 10:34:47 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Johnny+Depp/articles/WRsnlo5FZOc/Amber+Heard+Files+Domestic+Abuse+Restraining WRsnlo5FZOc Norman Reedus Hypes 'TWD' Return: 'The Planet is Going to Explode' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Q_GyIT_rxN_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Q_GyIT_rxN_"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/XRrS6dWL_HNl.jpg" title="TWD" alt="Norman Reedus Hypes 'TWD' Return: 'The Planet is Going to Explode'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">AMC</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>[**Spoilers if you're not caught up on <em>The Walking Dead</em>**]</strong></p> <p>In a new interview with <a href="http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/26/walking-dead-norman-reedus-season-7"><em>EW</em> Radio on Sirius</a>, actor <a href="/Norman+Reedus">Norman Reedus</a> sounds entirely pumped about the reception <em>The Walking Dead</em> will receive upon returning, likely this October.</p> <p>"I think probably the planet is going to explode. That&rsquo;s my feeling. It&rsquo;s so good. Every time we go on a promotional tour talking about what&rsquo;s going to come, we all say &lsquo;Oh my God, it&rsquo;s amazing. I can&rsquo;t wait for you to see it.&rsquo;"</p> <p>Yeah, we can't either, considering the show's <a href="/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/DcwEpwi8tVB/Gutless+Ending+Walking+Dead+Makes+Fans+Victims">nonsensical fade</a>&nbsp;to (very) fake blood and black at the moment we had all been waiting for&mdash;Negan's arrival and subsequent beating of <span class="strikethrough">Glenn</span> an unknown survivor&nbsp;whom the show decided to keep secret from the fans.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="GvPWt_RkL6h" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="GvPWt_RkL6h"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/UrcsoerUpiFx.jpg" title="TWD" alt="Norman Reedus Hypes 'TWD' Return: 'The Planet is Going to Explode'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">AMC</div> </div> </div> <p>At this point, it better NOT be Glenn since fans of the comic are all expecting him to be on the receiving end of Lucille's barbed wire-wrapped barrel. A surprise would be nice...as long as it's not Daryl, or Rick, or Michonne. Feel free to take Carl though!</p> <p>How often has the actor been&nbsp;asked&nbsp;about the last episode?&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Probably about a zillion times,&rdquo; Reedus said. "Like, all the time.&rdquo; But he wouldn't want to know as a fan. &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t like spoilers, to be honest, I don&rsquo;t want people to tell me the ending to the movie when we sit down in a movie theater. I don&rsquo;t like them, so I don&rsquo;t do them. I like the enthusiasm behind everyone wanting to know, but it&rsquo;s a good feeling to have that enthusiasm, so let&rsquo;s hold onto it.&rdquo;</p> <p>Head over to <em><a href="http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/26/walking-dead-norman-reedus-season-7">EW</a></em>&nbsp;for the full interview.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="BPShPIrIyNb" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:fvGiE0DmFaw"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> Fri, 27 May 2016 10:29:54 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Norman+Reedus/articles/YSLdfNk2v8F/Norman+Reedus+Hypes+TWD+Return+Planet+Going YSLdfNk2v8F This 'Harry Potter' Fan Theory About Hogwarts' Small Class Size Is Super Depressing <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0brRtGyubDP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="0brRtGyubDP"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/-Tru7ZLy3l1l.jpg" title="Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" alt="This 'Harry Potter' Fan Theory About Hogwarts' Small Class Size Is Super Depressing" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Brothers</div> </div> </div> <p>Most can't imagine what it would be like to have a graduating class of 18 students, but for Harry Potter this may have been a reality.</p> <p>A new fan theory on Tumblr predicts&nbsp;that the reason there are only 18 Gryffindor graduates&nbsp;in the class of '98 may not be because they're&nbsp;special wizards-in-training. Be warned: you may need to consume many chocolate frogs after reading below:</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0pq8XosBoIu" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="tumblr-post" data-href="https://embed.tumblr.com/embed/post/LflWL7MiBALJcoZPrmKTrw/140524900827" data-did="b0e1b73f9034f4c0fde0ee53d2fec95409e5a8ab"><a href="http://marauders4evr.tumblr.com/post/140524900827/oh-my-god-i-just-realized-something-for-years">http://marauders4evr.tumblr.com/post/140524900827/oh-my-god-i-just-realized-something-for-years</a></div> <script async="" src="https://secure.assets.tumblr.com/post.js"></script> </div> <p>The movies&nbsp;seem to support this fan theory, showing a limited number of Gryffindors in Harry's year. Hogwarts during Harry's time&nbsp;there looked to be smaller and far from J.K. Rowling's estimate of <a href="http://www.beyondhogwarts.com/harry-potter/articles/doing-the-math-how-many-kids-are-at-hogwarts.html">1,000 students</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>It does make sense that during Voldemort's reign of terror the wizarding world's population was at risk, with wizards and witches being killed and refusing to repopulate. Another factor that could play into this low student count is that muggleborns were barred from entering the wizarding world and probably lived their lives never knowing that Hogwarts (or butterbeer) existed.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank goodness the class of '98 defeated&nbsp;Voldemort, and helped to once again&nbsp;fill the halls of Hogwarts with knowledge and angsty wizards and witches.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PHdLraMhyLm" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:7mIcmQnCNX9"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> <p></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 14:59:27 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/_gP51iD-Yrv/Harry+Potter+Fan+Theory+Hogwarts+Small+Class _gP51iD-Yrv Wait, Captain America's Been a Nazi the Whole Time? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="V_DRHYQv9kE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="V_DRHYQv9kE"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/GnCyu6pSIPql.jpg" title="Captain America" alt="Wait, Captain America's Been a Nazi the Whole Time?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Marvel Comics</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">C</span>aptain America occupies a special place in comic book fans' hearts. He's honest and sincere. He's a protector. His ego never gets&nbsp;in the way. His moral judgment is unimpeachable. He's the best of us. He's what we mean when we say&nbsp;"good."</p> <p>So Marvel's latest twist on Cap feels pretty damn painful to a lot of fans. At the end of Marvel's all new&nbsp;<em>Captain America</em> #1, he utters two words that totally change Marvel history: "Hail Hydra."</p> <p>The idea is that from the beginning, Steve Rogers has actually been the most covert, most dangerous Hydra plant in the Marvel universe. It's easily one of the biggest twists in comic book history, and&nbsp;<em>Captain America</em> writer <a href="http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/25/captain-america-villain-hydra-nick-spencer-tom-brevoort">Nick Spencer assured&nbsp;<em>Entertainment Weekly</em></a> that it is the real Steve Rogers &mdash; no mind control, no clones, no imposters, just the real deal.</p> <p>"He&rsquo;s an inspiring figure, somebody who brings people together," Spencer said. "Everybody here obviously gets that. What you hope is that this story, in its own very different way, highlights those things and only continues to elevate the character in importance, and only serves to illustrate how powerful that symbol is."</p> <p>Not surprisingly, fans are not pleased.</p> <p>It didn't take long for the hashtag "#SayNoToHYDRACap" to surface, leading to epic levels of fan venting. It was called lazy, mean, greedy, and much more. Even the movie version of Cap chimed in.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vby9BUMde11" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="in" dir="ltr">Hydra?!?!? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sayitaintso?src=hash">#sayitaintso</a></p> &mdash; Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisEvans/status/735696011172012033">May 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>As the tweetstorm reached fever pitch, Spencer replied:</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="r62NMq39Jxt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">I can't respond to 9000 tweets per second, but if I could, I would say I admire your passion</p> &mdash; Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/735466503303233536">May 25, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>And promptly re-angered fans by virtually hi-fiving the team behind the twist.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="h1fdB5MhyUH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">I knew that would have a big response, but I'm still stunned by HOW big. Anytime you get to be a part of something like that, you're lucky.</p> &mdash; Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/735819374477467651">May 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="fCfZPIk0wLM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">A huge amount of credit goes to <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeTabs">@JoeTabs</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/DlandoCalrisian">@DlandoCalrisian</a>, who did an absolutely amazing job coordinating the media stuff. Unreal.</p> &mdash; Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/735820007796408320">May 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="AY5cwPtSz-P" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Also, really grateful to <a href="https://twitter.com/TomBrevoort">@TomBrevoort</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AlannaWrites">@AlannaWrites</a>, who went above and beyond to keep this under wraps. Should've leaked months ago.</p> &mdash; Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) <a href="https://twitter.com/nickspencer/status/735820719754346497">May 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Now obviously this whole Cap Nazi thing is bad. We can't have a Nazi Captain America. It just doesn't work. But before you jump on the bandwagon, remember this is the comic book world, and the MARVEL comic book world at that. I'm not saying they get a pass because comic books aren't serious. I'm saying hold your horses because this isn't the first time things have gotten weird for Cap, and everything in comics is eventually reversed.</p> <p>In the history of the character, Captain America has been a werewolf more than once...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="TtDEkZ4vFUp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="TtDEkZ4vFUp"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/9R47DwCCW8mx.jpg" title="9R47DwCCW8mx" alt="Wait, Captain America's Been a Nazi the Whole Time?" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="p3472uPdKta" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="p3472uPdKta"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/fCBN5Xiu_KUx.jpg" title="fCBN5Xiu_KUx" alt="Wait, Captain America's Been a Nazi the Whole Time?" /></div> </div> </div> <p>He's been a vampire...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3HbkYZwqSL2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3HbkYZwqSL2"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/7nc6nuquWGRx.jpg" title="CapVamp" alt="Wait, Captain America's Been a Nazi the Whole Time?" /></div> </div> </div> <p>He's gotten <a href="http://copperbadge.tumblr.com/post/38153844133/that-time-cap-went-on-a-meth-fueled-rampage">high on meth</a>&nbsp;and beaten up his fellow Avengers...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="y-YBeyHntjJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="y-YBeyHntjJ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/TN6yt0MQLlWx.jpg" title="CapMeth" alt="Wait, Captain America's Been a Nazi the Whole Time?" /></div> </div> </div> <p>And, of course, he died...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="YLwmkijhndB" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="YLwmkijhndB"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/FcTjjv22uX-x.jpg" title="Cap Dead" alt="Wait, Captain America's Been a Nazi the Whole Time?" /></div> </div> </div> <p>All of this is to say, this too shall pass.</p> <p>Whatever scheme Spencer is cooking up in the issues to come, we're pretty sure the whole Nazi Cap thing isn't going to stick for too long. If you want to dig deeper into the reasoning behind the big twist, <a href="http://moviepilot.com/posts/3933883">this deep dive</a>&nbsp;might help. But for now, assume Cap will be back to his good ol' flag-waving self by the 4th of July.</p> <p></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="TG-EeBeXUPD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="generator:3KOgG7FgeRv"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> <p></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 14:21:40 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/What+Were+They+Thinking/articles/848fwTvNKg9/Wait+Captain+America+Nazi+Whole+Time 848fwTvNKg9 5 Movies Coming This Summer You Don't Know About and Need to See <p><span class="dropcap">S</span>ummer is blockbuster season in the film industry and that means smaller movies that didn't cost $200 million to make sometimes get blotted out by the sun. That's where we come in. You know about <em>Finding Dory</em> and <em>Independence Day: Insurgence</em>, but what about <em>Captain Fantastic</em>? <em>Indignation</em>? Perhaps <em>Don't Breathe</em>? Film buffs are already looking forward to these movies, but in case you don't have a subscription to <em>Variety</em>, here are five movies flying under the radar that you should look out for this summer.</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Wiener-Dog</h3> <p>Directed by Todd Solondz<br />Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ellen Burstyn, Danny DeVito, Zosia Mamet, Kieran Culkin</p> <p>I would recommend any Todd Solondz movie, depending on the person of course. He's one of the industry's most unique filmmakers&mdash;an auteur who sees the world in a totally unique (and usually twisted) way. He's not for everyone. Yes, Solondz has delved into the worlds of pedophiles, freaks, and outcasts in his previous work, but&nbsp;<em>Wiener-Dog</em>&nbsp;is his most accessible movie since <em>Welcome to the Dollhouse</em>. The story is seen through the eyes of a little dachshund who witnesses&nbsp;the lives of a variety of people around the country and brings them happiness. <strong>[In theaters: June 24, 2016 | 90 minutes]</strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w80" data-widget-guid="sydQzO6yWgv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XBNKaQQYMWE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Captain Fantastic</h3> <p>Directed by Matt Ross<br />Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kathryn Hahn, Frank Langella</p> <p>One of the best-reviewed movies&nbsp;out of the Sundance Film Festival this year, <em>Captain Fantastic</em> stars Mortensen as Ben, a father raising his kids in the Pacific Northwest wilderness on a steady diet of hard work, exercise, and intellectual stimulation. They're off the grid, but soon must return to society where Ben has his entire life upended. If that set up isn't enough to entice you, consider Mortensen is getting some of the best reviews of his career for his work here. Ben is a character whose emotions run the spectrum from selfish and arrogant to caring and hilarious. See it for him. <strong>[July 8, 2016 | 118 minutes]</strong>&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mGQKRSO-AcY" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/w5jeBvjcJe4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Indignation</h3> <p>Directed by&nbsp;James Schamus<br />Starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Pico Alexander, Tracy Letts</p> <p>Based on the novel by Philip Roth, <em>Indignation</em> was another Sundance favorite this year. Brought to the screen by longtime writer (<em>The Ice Storm</em>) and producer (<em>Brokeback Mountain</em>) James Schamus, the story is set in 1951, Ohio where a young New Yorker&nbsp;transfers to a new school and a new life. Marcus is bright and inexperienced and immediately smitten with Olivia, a beautiful student who has recently attempted suicide. But Marcus finds college life suffocating and, instead of having the school's religious agenda forced down his throat, chooses to enlist and fight in the Korean War. Like many of Roth's novels, <em>Indignation</em> is full of questions about society and how one person can upend an institution through rebellion and sex.&nbsp;<strong>[July 29, 2016 | 110 minutes]</strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="XvB783JXo1T" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ELKsrUssyQE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">The Hollars</h3> <p>Directed by John Krasinski<br />Starring: John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Sharlto Copley, Richard Jenkins</p> <p>Krasinski's first directorial effort since&nbsp;<em>Brief Interviews with Hideous Men</em> in 2009 sounds like a winner. <em>The Hollars</em> is from a script by James Strouse (<em>People Places Things</em>) who has an ear for melodramatic dialogue that doesn't make you want to retch. He's a smart, funny writer and his latest&nbsp;has a great cast to bring it all to life. <em>The Hollars</em> stars Krasinski as a guy who leaves his New York girlfriend (Kendrick) to return home when his mother falls ill. But, once there, he's soon caught up in the drama of hometown life thanks to his old rival (Copley) and ex-girlfriend (Winstead).&nbsp;<strong>[August 26, 2016 | 105 minutes]</strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hHi2JZ21YfV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QYCV6wa-98s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Don't Breathe</h3> <p>Directed by&nbsp;Fede Alvarez<br />Starring: Jane Levy, Stephen Lang,&nbsp;Daniel Zovatto, Dylan Minette</p> <p>The <em>Evil Dead</em>&nbsp;duo of Alvarez and Levy team up again for another thriller. It's hard to gauge horror films based on trailers, but <em>Don't Breathe</em> has a great one wrapped around an even better premise. Three young thieves decide to break into a blind man's house and rob him. Simple. But, once inside, they realize this blind guy (Lang) isn't anywhere near as helpless as they expect. I trust in Alvarez to bring the horror. He's a filmmaker who can surprise you. But the real reason I'm looking forward to this one is Lang. I've been waiting for him to get another high profile&nbsp;villain role since <em>Avatar</em> and, although this is a small movie, it'll have to do.&nbsp;<strong>[August 26, 2016]</strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="TpPKPrkmP4J" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/76yBTNDB6vU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> Thu, 26 May 2016 13:08:35 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/ybw4_ocRQka/5+Movies+Coming+Summer+Don+t+Know+Need+See ybw4_ocRQka Here's Your First Look at 'Alien: Covenant' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="8nq_F5xUydR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="8nq_F5xUydR"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/pzT7Oogzncpx.jpg" title="Alien: Covenant" alt="Here's Your First Look at 'Alien: Covenant'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">20th Century Fox</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">C</span>ertain franchises breed extraordinarily hardcore fans, and few are as hardcore as fans of the&nbsp;<em>Alien</em> movies. These fans, and you might be one yourself, are hoping and praying that when Ridley Scott finally gives them&nbsp;<em>Alien: Covenant</em>, not only will it expand the&nbsp;<em>Alien</em> mythos in new and interesting ways, but it will also make some goddamn sense out of&nbsp;<em>Prometheus</em>. And maybe (just maybe) help set up that <a href="/Screen+News/articles/TBucN993_ho/4+Questions+Neill+Blomkamp+Alien+Movie">Neill Blomkamp&nbsp;<em>Aliens</em> sequel</a>&nbsp;he's been teasing for the past year and a half.</p> <p>Today is a landmark day for those <i>Alien</i> fans because it brings us the first image from&nbsp;<em>Alien: Covenant</em>, and thus begins the painstaking process of analysis, prediction, theorizing, and preaching that will accompany this film all the way to its home release and follow it for years (maybe decades) after that.</p> <p>The image shows Katherine Waterston (her character's name is Daniels) sitting in a very&nbsp;<em>Aliens</em>-like corridor holding what appears to be a space rifle of some sort while a fire burns in a room at the end of the corridor. It&nbsp;was <a href="https://www.facebook.com/alienanthology/photos/a.450250496604.240391.8432351604/10154114346906605/?type=3&amp;theater">posted to the official&nbsp;<em>Alien</em> Facebook page</a> with the caption, "Nowhere to run."&nbsp;We don't know why there's a fire or why Daniels&nbsp;needs a weapon or anything else about this image, but it sure LOOKS like it belongs in the&nbsp;<em>Alien</em> universe.</p> <p>Here's hoping the final film deserves a place in that universe, too.</p> Thu, 26 May 2016 12:22:18 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Katherine+Waterston/articles/ch-qYWjbkv2/First+Look+Alien+Covenant ch-qYWjbkv2 Hardcore Speculations as 'Mr. Robot' Season 2 Approaches <p><em><strong>[Season one spoilers ahead.]</strong></em></p> <p>Season two of USA Network's <em>Mr. Robot</em> will begin July 13 and, despite the world economy in utter chaos, there's another plotline that's more important: the realization of&nbsp;Elliot's sanity. How will the hacker genius reconcile the fact he's been seeing and talking to a figment of his imagination the entire show?</p> <div class="widget left pull-quote-big-icon w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="VoFpWychJST" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">"You not knowing what we did or didn't do&mdash;infinite loop of insanity."</p> </div> <p>The second-to-last episode of season one, in which Elliot (<a href="/Rami+Malek">Rami Malek</a>) discovers the truth about himself, represents a door to a new level of understanding for the character. How will this knowledge change him? He hasn't had time to think since he found out. Once the smoke clears, will Elliot survive what's in his own head?</p> <p>"You not knowing what we did or didn't do&mdash;infinite loop of insanity." Mr. Robot tells Elliot. He gets the best lines doesn't he? The early episodes of season two will definitely find Elliot in a state of paranoid confusion. This is a guy who does things he can't remember. He loses hours, even days. Showrunner <a href="/Sam+Esmail">Sam Esmail</a> has revealed there are other things in season one, besides Mr. Robot, that also aren't real. "There's a reason why (Darlene) isn't in the Times Square sequence." He has said. So there are more surprises for Elliot on the way. One of the show's greatest accomplishments is how it organically develops these twists. The audience learns everything right along with Elliot so nothing feels counterfeit.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w80 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9aBgm7JZnXo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="9aBgm7JZnXo"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/0r6JTm8yZvLx.jpg" title="Mr. Robot" alt="Hardcore Speculations as 'Mr. Robot' Season 2 Approaches" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Outside his head, Elliot must deal with the pressure to lead fsociety&mdash;pressure he's putting on himself through the fragment of his personality known as Mr. Robot. "Our revolution needs a leader!"&nbsp;He'll also have to deal with new Evil Corp chief&nbsp;Phillip Price (<a href="/Michael+Cristofer">Michael Cristofer</a>), who reveals to White Rose that he knows who the culprit is in the final scene of season one. Angela (<a href="/Portia+Doubleday">Portia Doubleday</a>), newly hired by ECorp, will likely be used to get to Elliot. In the season two trailer she says,&nbsp;"I will follow my dreams no matter what."&nbsp;</p> <p>And what's up with White Rose? She was seemingly on Elliot's side before the season one finale where she's seen in men's clothing&nbsp;beside the fire with Price. Is she playing both sides against the middle? Judging by her attire&mdash;a suit when meeting with Price, women's clothes with Elliot&mdash;one could argue her true self is the one we see with Elliot. The suit may simply be her disguise for meeting with the elite. What her motivations are will have a big impact this year.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w50 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="o4z_tI_zlAA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="o4z_tI_zlAA"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/tXydw2u9xWDx.jpg" title="Mr. Robot" alt="Hardcore Speculations as 'Mr. Robot' Season 2 Approaches" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Carly Chaikin and Portia Doubleday as Darlene and Angela. (USA)</div> </div> </div> <p>Coltan is also&nbsp;mentioned in that final scene in front of the fireplace. White Rose alludes to the Coltan mines, which makes sense for the show. Coltan is an ore that yields tantalum, an element used in the production of electronics. ECorp may be positioning itself in new markets or even attempting to put a stranglehold on the industry in the wake of the financial fallout. Whatever the deal, ECorp is not going away and the simple fact White Rose seems to have a secret handshake with Price should scare the hell out of all of us.</p> <p>Esmail has <a href="http://deadline.com/2015/09/mr-robot-sam-esmail-season-2-spoilers-season-1-finale-1201513203/">also said</a>&nbsp;season two will see the "rise" of Joanna Wellick (the otherworldly <a href="/Stephanie+Corneliussen">Stephanie Corneliussen</a>), who has a Bond villain-like encounter with Elliot at the end of season one and seems like the ultimate scorpion woman in every way. Where is her husband, Tyrell (<a href="/Martin+Wallstrom">Martin Wallstrom</a>)? He helped Elliot take ECorp down and then just disappeared. The media is blaming him, but what was his role exactly? That mystery should unravel in the early episodes this year as well. If Joanna killed him herself, I wouldn't be too surprised but it would be a shame to lose the talented Wallstrom from the show. Esmail has called her "the hinged version" to Tyrell, which suggests she wouldn't cede control of her life by killing her husband (despite her sadomasochistic tendencies).</p> <p>New additions to the cast, <a href="/Grace+Gummer">Grace Gummer</a>, <a href="/Joey+Bada$$">Joey Bada$$</a>, and <a href="/Craig+Robinson">Craig Robinson</a> should add some intrigue to season two as well. Gummer is best speaking from a place of intelligence&nbsp;(like on <em>The Newsroom</em>) so her role as a FBI agent investigating the ECorp hack should play to her strengths. Bada$$, the Brooklyn rapper, will make his <a href="http://pitchfork.com/news/63947-joey-bada-joins-the-cast-of-mr-robot/">acting debut</a>&nbsp;on the show as a neighborhood friend of Elliot. Robinson will also play a neighborhood friend so he and Bada$$ may share scenes.&nbsp;</p> <p>With season two fast approaching, questions abound. <em>Mr. Robot</em> took the television landscape by storm last year and, although it never saw a huge audience share like <em>The Walking Dead</em> or others, the show has instantly legitimized USA Network as a player. A second killer season will only enhance its popularity and kick the door further open for television that challenges viewers instead of appealing to the lowest common denominator.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="owFAAVHTXbt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YibylhkLwGo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> Thu, 26 May 2016 11:42:24 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/2CyDU_D68IC/Hardcore+Speculations+Mr+Robot+Season+2+Approaches 2CyDU_D68IC