Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com en-us Copyright 2017 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Green Day Trashes Trump in New Music Video <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="9d00xZZv6TJ" 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="9d00xZZv6TJ"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ucZ3XrDtx2cx.jpg" title="Green Day Troubled Times Video" alt="Green Day Trashes Trump in New Music Video" /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube</div> </div> </div> <p>Green Day has never been a band that shies away from making political statements, and it doesn&rsquo;t look like they&rsquo;re going to stop anytime soon.</p> <p>On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the band released a lyric video for their song &ldquo;Troubled Times,&rdquo; off last year&rsquo;s <em>Revolution Radio</em>. The video contains striking images of the Civil Rights movement, the suffragette movement, and, of course, Donald Trump. The President-elect is depicted holding nuclear weapons with his trademark red Make America Great Again hat.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Today we celebrate love and compassion more than ever,&rdquo; lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong said in a statement that accompanied the lyric video release.<br /> <br /> During last November&rsquo;s American Music Awards, Green Day <a href="/Music+News/articles/ny23vqx4Q0N/Green+Day+2016+AMAs+Performance+One+Powerful">chanted</a>&nbsp;"No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA&rdquo; during a performance. So it's safe to say the band won't be playing at Trump's inauguration, although Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down will be.</p> <p>Check out the lyric video for "Troubled Times" below:</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="eZmN8I0b_vG" 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/9cVJr3eQfXc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:31:59 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Donald+Trump/articles/aOmyeZkXlD7/Green+Day+Trashes+Trump+New+Music+Video aOmyeZkXlD7 Melissa McCarthy Says She's Done Playing Sookie St. James <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6FSvAiMnMEz" 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="6FSvAiMnMEz"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/q9BsJVqiU5dl.jpg" title="Sookie St. James" alt="Melissa McCarthy Says She's Done Playing Sookie St. James" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life</em> ended with a shocking cliffhanger years in the making. When Rory uttered those momentous words &ndash; "Mom? I'm pregnant" &mdash; everything changed. But it wasn't&nbsp;enough to keep <a href="/Melissa+McCarthy">Melissa McCarthy</a>&nbsp;around.</p> <p>In a new <a href="http://www.etonline.com/tv/207543_exclusive_melissa_mccarthy_reacts_to_gilmore_girls_final_four_words_issues_challenge_to_lauren_graham/">interview</a>&nbsp;with <em>ET</em>, McCarthy said she (sad day) had no intention of returning to the reboot as Lorelai's BFF chef Sookie St. James.</p> <p>"No [I wouldn't come back as Sookie]," she <a href="http://www.etonline.com/tv/207543_exclusive_melissa_mccarthy_reacts_to_gilmore_girls_final_four_words_issues_challenge_to_lauren_graham/">told</a>&nbsp;the site, "but I would come back as Lorelai.&nbsp;And that is a challenge to Lauren Graham."</p> <p>Graham plays Lorelai on the show.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="CX1t9agJ_Ij" 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="CX1t9agJ_Ij"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/W8F0W_PetDkx.jpg" title="'Gilmore Girls'" alt="Melissa McCarthy Says She's Done Playing Sookie St. James" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Bros.</div> </div> </div> <p>It's unclear if the show will be renewed for a second season, though<em> that ending</em> would suggest there's much&nbsp;more of the story to be told. In late December 2016, the official Netflix account <a href="https://twitter.com/netflix/status/814247316131434497?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">posted</a>&nbsp;a very suspicious tweet&nbsp;</p> <p>"Where's an eighth grade science fair when you need one? #GilmoreGirls," the tweet read alongside a photo of an eighth grade science fair experiment featuring Logan, Paul, and "A guy dressed in a&nbsp;Wookiee costume."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="P_SC94BZBTj" 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">Where's an eighth grade science fair when you need one? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GilmoreGirls?src=hash">#GilmoreGirls</a> <a href="https://t.co/6qYnjbn32q">pic.twitter.com/6qYnjbn32q</a></p> &mdash; Netflix US (@netflix) <a href="https://twitter.com/netflix/status/814247316131434497">December 28, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>If this photo turns out to be more than just a cruel tease, we should expect to see Rory's as yet unborn child as a middle schooler in Season 2.</p> <p>No Sookie though, which is unfortunate. After all, we got a precious few minutes with her in <em>A Year in the Life</em>, and there really wasn't time for closure.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="vbEQKxZF6Zm" 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="vbEQKxZF6Zm"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/nBe8y-RSI1gx.gif" title="Melissa McCarthy Says She's Done Playing Sookie St. James" alt="Melissa McCarthy Says She's Done Playing Sookie St. James" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="j6oVOoeAbL5" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:suejV632VkI"></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> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:53:28 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Melissa+McCarthy/articles/EmPBgo138o8/Melissa+McCarthy+Says+Done+Playing+Sookie EmPBgo138o8 Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Announces the Death of Pro Wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="aMczqvkJanN" 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="aMczqvkJanN"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/TY068gJNK7Ml.jpg" title="Jimmy Snuka" alt='Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Has Announced the Death of Pro Wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka' /></div> <div class="below attribution">Twitter</div> </div> </div> <p>WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka died Sunday, January 15 after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was 73.</p> <p>Snuka's passing was <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRock">announced</a>&nbsp;by none other than fellow former wrestler <a href="/Dwayne+Johnson">Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson</a>, who was asked to share the news with the public by Snuka's daughter&nbsp;Tamina.</p> <p>"Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy Snuka has just passed away," Johnson <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRock">wrote</a>, finishing up with Samoan phrase "Alofa atu i le aiga atoa," which can be translated as "Family is forever."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-8i1ITThx4Y" 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">Our family <a href="https://twitter.com/TaminaSnuka">@TaminaSnuka</a> asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy Snuka has just passed away. Alofa atu i le aiga atoa. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RIPSuperfly?src=hash">#RIPSuperfly</a></p> &mdash; Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheRock/status/820717351066664960">January 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Snuka was an ever-present fixture in '70s and '80s wrestling. The native Hawaiian joined the&nbsp;World Wrestling Federation in 1982, quickly becoming famous for his agility and signature move "Superfly Splash," a body slam still seen in the sport.</p> <p>He went on to become&nbsp;one of the WWE's first major stars.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3GjqnQnc88r" 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="3GjqnQnc88r"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/s5m1i49uasjx.jpg" title="Jimmy Snuka" alt='Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Has Announced the Death of Pro Wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka' /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>Tamina, also a wrestler,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPS-dZ8Bt6D/">posted</a>&nbsp;a snapshot&nbsp;to Instagram on Sunday which appears to&nbsp;picture&nbsp;her father as he passed.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sVwjjylRf6Q" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 50.0% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPS-dZ8Bt6D/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_blank">I LOVE YOU DAD #FOREVERMYDAD #RestWell #FamiliesAreForever #BestDad #SnukaLegacy</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by SaronaSnuka (@saronasnukawwe) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>RIP Jimmy Snuka.</p> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 13:01:27 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Dwayne+Johnson/articles/6kjCSecv4E6/Dwayne+Rock+Johnson+Announces+Death+Pro+Wrestler 6kjCSecv4E6 Jeffrey Dean Morgan Channels John Winchester to Write 'Supernatural' Sons a Snarky Little Message <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KTXlkVrj0pE" 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="KTXlkVrj0pE"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/bWjTiqEK83Sl.jpg" title="Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles" alt="Jeffrey Dean Morgan Channels John Winchester to Write 'Supernatural' Sons a Snarky Little Message" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Twitter/Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>John Winchester might be long gone, but his spirit is still alive and well thanks to actor <a href="/Jeffrey+Dean+\Morgan">Jeffrey Dean Morgan</a>.</p> <p>In a Twitter post on Friday, the former <em>Supernatural</em> star shared a picture of himself in Transylvania, complete with a snarky little message directed at "sons" Sam (<a href="/Jared+Padalecki">Jared Padalecki</a>) and Dean (<a href="/Jensen+Ackles">Jensen Ackles</a>\).</p> <p>"Hey @JensenAckles and @jarpad in Transylvania," he taunted, "Gonna finish this vampire deal once and for all. You're welcome."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vUvBYS02BcX" 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">Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/JensenAckles">@JensenAckles</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/jarpad">@jarpad</a> in Transylvania. Gonna finish this vampire deal once and for all. You're welcome. <a href="https://t.co/2uWvD7itec">pic.twitter.com/2uWvD7itec</a></p> &mdash; Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) <a href="https://twitter.com/JDMorgan/status/819781114369691651">January 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Dracula being the ultimate baddie, it seems John is looking to take care of business for his sons.</p> <p>This was far from Morgan's first post as the Winchester patriarch, whose unfortunate death&nbsp;earlier in the series broke hearts at a global scale.</p> <p>In October of 2016, Ackles shared a pic of himself with a baseball bat a la Lucille, the hellish marker of Morgan's <em>The Walking Dead</em> character Negan.</p> <p>"Hey @JDMorgan I found this in the trunk...can I try it out?" Ackles joked. "Don't miss tonight's episode. It's a knockout! #Supernatural #walkingdead"</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZZ02Te8S8jv" 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">Hey <a href="https://twitter.com/JDMorgan">@JDMorgan</a> I found this in the trunk...can I try it out?. Don't miss tonight's episode. It's a knockout! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Supernatural?src=hash">#Supernatural</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/walkingdead?src=hash">#walkingdead</a> <a href="https://t.co/N0VooufX5u">pic.twitter.com/N0VooufX5u</a></p> &mdash; Jensen Ackles (@JensenAckles) <a href="https://twitter.com/JensenAckles/status/791758939259932672">October 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>"@JensenAckles J. You weren't supposed to find that," Morgan responded as John. "Gonna need her back son. I mean... I already gave you my car. And? I don't know? Sorta, died for you."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="AntiMnFeZrU" 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 href="https://twitter.com/JensenAckles">@JensenAckles</a> J. You weren't supposed to find that. Gonna need her back son. I mean... I already gave you my car. And? I don't know? Sorta, died for you.</p> &mdash; Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) <a href="https://twitter.com/JDMorgan/status/791762423103516672">October 27, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Fans of the long-running show have been nothing less than delighted at the group's antics. After all, John may be gone but with a face like that, he is long from forgotten.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="P1u1KjrXc-N" 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="P1u1KjrXc-N"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/zTUa6_xDAmix.jpg" title="Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles" alt="Jeffrey Dean Morgan Channels John Winchester to Write 'Supernatural' Sons a Snarky Little Message" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The CW</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JdXpo9eQtNw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:QqxKoaVZwwo"></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> Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:11:55 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Jensen+Ackles/articles/VD9bK7VjAKF/Jeffrey+Dean+Morgan+Channels+John+Winchester VD9bK7VjAKF Here's the First Trailer for 'Tangled: Before Ever After' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Mz0cQhh620w" 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="Mz0cQhh620w"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/5-madpp_pqPl.jpg" title="Rapunzel" alt="Here's the First Trailer for 'Tangled: Before Ever After'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Disney Channel</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">R</span>apunzel's back and so is her hair in the first trailer for <em>Tangled: Before Ever After</em>. It's a made-for-Disney Channel sequel to <em>Tangled</em> that's been made to launch a new TV series. The animation style may throw you for a loop if you're a fan of the movie. It isn't the high-end CG art of a AAA Disney release, but they still found a nice way to balance the style of the original with the demands of an episodic show. AND they managed to bring back Zachary Levi (Eugene) and Mandy Moore (Rapunzel) for the show.</p> <p>Expect some controversy around Rapunzel having her hair back. The whole show is built around her getting it back, which might disappoint the same fans who complain that there are no toys of Rapunzel with her shorter hair. Disney knows Rapunzel's hair is easy to sell, so they threw in a magical explanation for her getting it back.</p> <p>Okay, rant aside, the show looks kind of cute, and given how great <em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRpmMwQ0aR4">Elena of Avalor</a></em> has been, we're willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="semaEN4zD4h" 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/G44HxQpAcI4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="ED_oOe-oFQP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:FmaKKtILCK_"></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> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:46:28 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/66MmGHnYpCI/First+Trailer+Tangled+Before+Ever+After 66MmGHnYpCI Michael Gambon Was the Better Dumbledore and It's Not Even Close <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="pfe9BoUnf1L" 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="pfe9BoUnf1L"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Yto-RBOsN3Nl.jpg" title="Gambon and Harris" alt="Michael Gambon Was the Better Dumbledore and It's Not Even Close" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Bros.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>ho was the better Dumbledore? Richard Harris or Michael Gambon? Obviously I'm rolling with Gambon here, but you're welcome to your opinion.</p> <p>Careful how you answer that question, though, because it's sneaky. Your preferred House? Your opinion on the Harry/Ron/Hermione love triangle? Your read on Snape? None of those opinions speak more to your larger view of the Potter saga&nbsp;than what you think of Albus Dumbledore. And that's why a fan's opinion on who played Dumbledore best, by extension, is a quick way to determine what kind of fan they really are.</p> <p>It's important here that Dumbledore isn't always around. He's working largely behind the scenes, popping up in key moments to either reveal some new information or to act as a walking, wand-wielding deus ex machina. So what's he up to in all those absences? And why were those absences so necessary? (You know, apart from being a story-telling device.)</p> <p>I don't know about you, but I think Dumbledore was keeping himself busy in those absences. I think he was neck-deep in some life-or-death wizard junk, and that's why Michael Gambon, without a doubt, was the better Dumbledore. Let's dig in.</p> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Richard Harris as Dumbledore</h3> <p><strong>Casting Harris</strong> was a bold move that&nbsp;<em>Sorcerer's Stone</em> director Chris Columbus had to have known would get a lot of attention in the press. While today's moviegoers might not be familiar with him, Harris was, once upon a time, known for being a British bad boy <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/dec/15/peter-otoole-60s-hellraiser">who would get into all kinds of mischief </a>with buddies Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, and Oliver Reed. Columbus likely felt that background would help bring some texture to&nbsp;the onscreen Dumbledore.</p> <p>It's important here to note that Harris didn't think much of anything about the Harry Potter books. I've seen other fans cast aspersions on Michael Gambon for not reading the books, but it's not like Harris had done the homework either. He says he&nbsp;accepted the role because his granddaughter was a fan and begged him to do it.</p> <p>"I haven't, even today I haven't read them," <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2001/11/07/richard_harris_2001_interview.shtml">he told the BBC</a>&nbsp;in 2001. "Not because they're not grand, I know they're great. I love the script, but I don't read fiction, it's as simple as that. There's more fiction in my life than in books, so I don't bother with them."</p> <p><strong>Harris played Dumbledore very straight.</strong> In the same interview quoted above, Harris said he "avoided the temptation" of embellishing the role with his own spin. What this means on a practical level is&nbsp;we're not really getting a sense of Dumbledore's inner life. Which is actually fine for the first two movies. It's not until the third book that Rowling started to pull back the curtain on Albus. But Harris' portrayal of Dumbledore&nbsp;still feels restricted.</p> <p>The Harris version of Dumbledore speaks with a raspy voice, moves kind of slowly, and comes off as a wise old grandfather who occasionally cracks a few jokes. At no point do we get a sense that he's a guy who could be hiding some seriously dark stuff behind those half-moon glasses of his.</p> <p>By the way, yes, screenwriter Steve Kloves, who wrote all eight movies, had a "dark" read on Dumbledore from the beginning. It's not something he decided on later. Here's what he had to say about Dumbledore in a <a href="http://www.accio-quote.org/articles/2003/0302-newsround-mzimba.htm">2003 interview</a>&nbsp;on the DVD for&nbsp;<em>Chamber of Secrets</em>:</p> <div class="widget pull-quote-blockquote w60" data-widget-guid="L5Y9Jf25ANH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">"I think Dumbledore's a fascinating character because I think he obviously sort of imparts great wisdom that comes from experience, but I've always felt that Dumbledore bears such a tremendous Dark burden, and he knows secrets and I think in many ways he bears the weight of the future of the wizard world, which is being challenged, and the only way that he can keep that at bay, the darkness, is to be whimsical and humorous. And I think that's just a really interesting thing, I think he's a character of so many layers and I think when he does say, that it is our choices and not our abilities. I just think coming from him it doesn't feel like a sermon, it doesn't feel like a message, it just feels like an absolute truth and it goes down easy. And I like that about him."</p> </div> <p>Wow. That is a very nuanced read of the character. If only Harris had been able to project that level of nuance, maybe the switch&nbsp;from Harris to Gambon wouldn't have seemed so dramatic.</p> <p><strong>Did Harris' health affect his work as Dumbledore?</strong> I don't think so. He wasn't hospitalized until well after <em>Chamber of Secrets</em> had wrapped, and his cancer didn't seem to even be affecting him. When he was originally hospitalized Harris told Chris Columbus, who directed the first two films and produced the third, that he'd kill him if he recast the role. "I cannot even repeat what he said. He still has got that fight inside of him," <a href="http://ew.com/article/2002/10/01/harry-potters-richard-harris-dies-72/">Columbus said at the time</a>.</p> <p><strong>My final verdict</strong> is that Harris simply read Dumbledore a certain way, and it wasn't actually consistent with how many readers (e.g. me) think of him. I don't think it was ultimately consistent with Kloves' vision of Dumbledore, either. Dumbledore simply wasn't the kindly grandfather type. He was busy dealing with some next-level dark magic behind the scenes, and Harris' version of the character didn't seem like he could handle that kind of thing.</p> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Michael Gambon as Dumbledore</h3> <p><strong>Casting Gambon</strong> was every bit as bold as casting Harris, but not as flashy. He didn't have the old school bad boy reputation or the aggressive wit that made Harris a great interview. Gambon was&nbsp;mostly known as a hard-working British character actor, but he had an edge that made him seem dangerous. Anyone who ever saw <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5eoFyPK9mA">him in&nbsp;<em>The Cook, The Thief, His Wife&nbsp;&amp; Her Lover</em></a>&nbsp;knows this is an actor who can emotionally turn on a dime. He's explosive and kind of scary.</p> <p>"He&rsquo;s got to be a bit scary," Gambon <a href="http://herocomplex.latimes.com/uncategorized/harry-potter-countdown-michael-gambon/">told the <em>LA Times</em> in 2009</a>. "All headmasters should be a bit scary, shouldn&rsquo;t they? A top wizard like him would be intimidating. And ultimately, he&rsquo;s protecting Harry. Essentially, I play myself. A little Irish, a little scary. That&rsquo;s what I&rsquo;m like in real life."</p> <p><strong>Dumbledore wasn't the only thing that changed</strong> when Gambon came onboard. The third book,&nbsp;<em>Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban</em>, marks a shift in tone, taking the series from Children's Literature to Young Adult. With its Dementors and ever-present threat of a madman on the loose, it's darker, and the movie is darker, too. As Chris Columbus vacated the director's chair, he stayed on to&nbsp;produce, helping&nbsp;to choose up-and-coming director (and future Oscar winner) Alfonso Cuar&oacute;n to helm the picture. Cuar&oacute;n had a specific look in mind for the third film, changing the entire world's aesthetic to suit his vision. In the process, Dumbledore's costume was changed to match that aesthetic. The heavy, stiff robes were gone and in their place were a layered silk get-up that allowed Gambon to be faster, more engaged, and more physical than his predecessor.</p> <p>All this is to say that the change in Dumbledore isn't something you can chalk up just to Gambon. It was intentional. It was methodical. It was a team effort, and remember that J.K. Rowling remained an integral part of that team as she worked with Kloves on the scripts. So whatever you think of Gambon as Dumbledore, don't try to act like he was going rogue when he shook Harry and demanded to know, "Did you put your name in that Goblet of Fire?!"</p> <p>Oh yeah, about that scene...</p> <p><strong>Let's revisit the part&nbsp;where Dumbledore loses it</strong> on Harry in&nbsp;<em>The Goblet of Fire</em>. Harris fans <a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/its-time-to-talk-about-how-the-recast-dumbledore-was-literal?utm_term=.yrWDX95YJ#.qdw1bvDM5">point to this as proof</a>&nbsp;that Gambon didn't get the character. They cry, "It was so much different than what was in the book!" Okay, yes, Dumbledore stayed calm in the book, but this was the moment when Gambon claimed the character for his own. Let's watch again.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="BS0tYL3n6NL" 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/uDyju7qp9zs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>Okay so yes this moment has been picked apart and memed to death, and maybe it would have been smoothed out a little if everyone involved knew we would spend too much time focusing on it, but it's useful. This scene very quickly communicates to us that Dumbledore is more than the kindly Hogwarts headmaster. THIS is the wizard who Voldemort rightfully fears. This is a dude who can handle that next-level dark magic business we've been talking about.</p> <p><strong>Gambon takes us deeper.</strong> His facial expressions belie doubt, suspicion, concern, and maybe even damage. This is the Dumbledore who kept secrets. This is the Dumbledore capable of wielding the Elder Wand with ease. This is the Dumbledore who made a fatal mistake in a moment of weakness <a href="http://harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Marvolo_Gaunt's_Ring#Destruction_by_Albus_Dumbledore">by slipping Tom Riddle's cursed ring</a>&nbsp;onto his finger, thus sealing his fate. By the end of&nbsp;<em>Goblet of Fire</em>, Dumbledore is a fully fleshed out character. If Harris had kept playing Dumbledore all the way through the end, I suspect he would have robbed&nbsp;us of Dumbledore's complicated emotional side.</p> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Putting It to Bed</h3> <p>With all that in mind, it's hard for me to imagine why some fans still insist Harris was the better Dumbledore. Perhaps it's because we have fundamentally conflicting views of the character. I like the flawed Dumbledore, doing his best, but still not totally sure he's doing the right thing. I like Dumbledore having an angry side, a passionate side. That feels more true to life, and that's how Gambon played him.</p> <p>So let's put this thing to bed. I've made my argument, but who do&nbsp;<em>you</em> think was the better Dumbledore?</p> <div class="dynamic-widget" data-url="/widgets/poll_widget/ij3LO09rea2" data-style="width:601px;height:201px;float:none;" style="width: 601px; height: 201px; float: none;" data-widget-guid="ij3LO09rea2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/poll_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="poll_widget"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="in3mrpmYIJo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:HF5Z8xK90uG"></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> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:06:35 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/J.K.+Rowling/articles/OPlsSI_GJAi/Michael+Gambon+Better+Dumbledore+Not+Even OPlsSI_GJAi Paris Jackson Says Joseph Fiennes' MJ Look 'Makes Me Want to Vomit' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="ca3omCckHXm" 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="ca3omCckHXm"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/xR4Zu8bA66-l.jpg" title="bad mj" alt="Paris Jackson Says Joseph Fiennes' MJ Look 'Makes Me Want to Vomit'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty Images</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>he first trailer for British comedy&nbsp;<em>Urban Myths</em> went online Wednesday, revealing to us what Joseph Fiennes will look like as he plays Michael Jackson. The Internet was quick to judge this gimmicky performance terrible, and we're not surprised to hear that Jackson's daughter, Paris, feels the same way. Here's how she responded when asked about it on Twitter.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="LOaLuks2BqY" 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 href="https://twitter.com/TheMJCast">@TheMJCast</a> i'm so incredibly offended by it, as i'm sure plenty of people are as well, and it honestly makes me want to vomit.</p> &mdash; Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/ParisJackson/status/819310838708256769">January 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="wT_-0bLwKzR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/TheMJCast">@TheMJCast</a> it angers me to see how obviously intentional it was for them to be this insulting, not just towards my father, but my godmother liz as well</p> &mdash; Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/ParisJackson/status/819312995310260224">January 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="OJ2j0TRSvK6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/TheMJCast">@TheMJCast</a> where is the respect? they worked through blood sweat and tears for ages to create such profound and remarkable legacies. shameful portrayal</p> &mdash; Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/ParisJackson/status/819313438358847489">January 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Apparently Paris does not mince her words. Her cousin, Taj Jackson, also commented on the film.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="vaGQPD98L97" 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 href="https://twitter.com/soledadobrien">@soledadobrien</a> Unfortunately this is what my family has to deal with. No words could express the blatant disrespect. <a href="https://t.co/WKCiwOqPpN">https://t.co/WKCiwOqPpN</a></p> &mdash; Taj Jackson (@tajjackson3) <a href="https://twitter.com/tajjackson3/status/819287758006951936">January 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>And in case your curious what all the fuss is about, here's that trailer.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="lrD7cTyZZso" 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/le7214gXqB0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="bU5Jn3M1nMs" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:Sm-sAf2hM2Y"></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, 12 Jan 2017 17:26:51 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Joseph+Fiennes/articles/TEQY9pZDodL/Paris+Jackson+Says+Joseph+Fiennes+MJ+Look TEQY9pZDodL Good News, Scary Fans: We're Getting at Least 3 More Seasons of 'American Horror Story' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uQJJwNF8enp" 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="uQJJwNF8enp"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Vfpp0Zkn73Tl.jpg" title="James Patrick March From 'American Horror Story'" alt="Good News, Scary Fans: We're Getting at Least 2 More Seasons of 'American Horror Story'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">FX</div> </div> </div> <p>Calm your fretful little horror-loving heart because <em>American Horror Story</em> isn't going anywhere any time soon.</p> <p>In addition to a&nbsp;previously promised 7th season of the hit FX anthology series,&nbsp;two additional&nbsp;seasons of the show are now ensured. That's right: At least nine seasons of <em>AHS</em>&nbsp;will premiere in total. The network made the announcement on Thursday during&nbsp;the Television Critics Association's winter press tour.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_oyCG2EyE3o" 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="_oyCG2EyE3o"><a href="/photos/John+Landgraf/2017+Winter+TCA+Tour+Day+8/fy-a8sAj_vB"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/2017+Winter+TCA+Tour+Day+8+fy-a8sAj_vBx.jpg" title="John Landgraf Photos Photos: 2017 Winter TCA Tour - Day 8" alt="Good News, Scary Fans: We're Getting at Least 3 More Seasons of 'American Horror Story'" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>FX CEO <a href="/John+Landgraf">John Landgraf</a>&nbsp;had this to say of the updated renewal:</p> <p>"American Horror Story launched the modern limited series revolution and &mdash; as evidenced by the most recent installment, Roanoke &mdash; it remains as vital today as when Murder House stunned audiences six years ago.&nbsp;Each new chapter is a cultural event, beloved for every new twist in imagery, style, cast and plot. We are thrilled that Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and the entire creative team will continue to deliver the groundbreaking, celebrated American Horror Story for years to come."</p> <p>It's no surprise <em>AHS</em> has received such a hospitable schedule from FX, considering it's&nbsp;the network's&nbsp;most popular series. Over the years, the show has managed to maintain &mdash; if not increase &mdash; ratings, probably due in part to the fresh, creepy themes each season offers. There's no staleness where <em>AHS</em> is concerned.</p> <p>For the most part.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="wEN4gnhZIIT" 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="wEN4gnhZIIT"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/fvGX8V1f89Ex.jpg" title="Emma Roberts in 'AHS'" alt="Good News, Scary Fans: We're Getting at Least 3 More Seasons of 'American Horror Story'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">FX</div> </div> </div> <p>The last few years have been incredibly fruitful for <em>AHS</em> creator <a href="/Ryan+Murphy">Ryan Murphy</a>, who rolled out&nbsp;award-winning series <em>American Crime Story</em>, as well as&nbsp;Fox's <em>Scream Queens</em>. In addition, the ever-hustling Murphy is working on a&nbsp;new show based on&nbsp;famous celebrity battles, the first season of which will star <em>AHS</em> legend <a href="/Jessica+Lange">Jessica Lange</a>. <em>Feud</em> premieres&nbsp;Sunday, March 5.</p> <p>You just keep doing you, Ryan.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uCs_JQnx69f" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:lQOXpCH0Wsf"></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, 12 Jan 2017 16:39:04 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/DLYo8SzA3yQ/Good+News+Scary+Fans+Getting+Least+3+More DLYo8SzA3yQ 'Once Upon a Time' Is Casting Tiger Lily from 'Peter Pan' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vaSZeQbZsXg" 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="vaSZeQbZsXg"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/qm24e0DRyXhl.jpg" title="Tiger Lily from 'Peter Pan' " alt="'Once Upon a Time' Is Casting Tiger Lily from 'Peter Pan'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Disney</div> </div> </div> <p>Well this could get interesting...&nbsp;</p> <p>According to TVLine,&nbsp;<em>Once Upon a Time</em> is currently <a href="http://tvline.com/2017/01/11/once-upon-a-time-season-6-cast-tiger-lily-episode-17">casting</a>&nbsp;the role of Tiger Lily, the famed princess from the Disney animated classic&nbsp;<em>Peter Pan.&nbsp;</em>Tiger Lily is described as "a force to be reckoned with," and "the kind of woman who&rsquo;ll risk her life to save yours &mdash; and she&rsquo;ll do it even quicker if it benefits her." Ummm, okay.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you will recall, the ABC fairytale series has already visited Neverland once before in Season 3 when the characters traveled there to defeat Peter Pan. However, it's curious&nbsp;that we never&nbsp;met Tiger Lily back then. Tiger Lily is set to be a&nbsp;recurring character on the series. &nbsp;</p> <p>With the casting call comes serious questions about who they'll get to play&nbsp;the Native American princess, which has been&nbsp;the vicim of cultural stereotyping and, more recently, whitewashing (<a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/news/rooney-mara-pan-tiger-lily-whitewashing-1201712000/">See</a>: Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in 2015's&nbsp;<em>Pan</em>). According to TVLine, showrunners&nbsp;are indeed "seeking a Native American actress in her late 20s to early 30s to fill the role." However, it remains to be seen how Tiger Lily will be portrayed on the series.&nbsp;</p> <p>They better get this one right.&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LOxGAk8fUID" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:UFicsk6ANeB"></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, 12 Jan 2017 15:18:28 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/VcoK6j3RjSI/Once+Upon+Time+Casting+Tiger+Lily+Peter+Pan VcoK6j3RjSI Robert De Niro Writes Lovely Letter of Support for Meryl Streep Following Golden Globes Speech <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="IZbtGEtoixl" 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="IZbtGEtoixl"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/qCy_-gCCrj9l.jpg" title="Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep" alt="Robert De Niro Writes Letter of Support for Meryl Streep Following Golden Globes Speech" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Robert+De+Niro">Robert De Niro</a>&nbsp;has joined the growing list of celebrities showing support for <a href="/Meryl+Streep">Meryl Streep</a>.&nbsp;While&nbsp;the legendary actress accepted&nbsp;the Cecil B. Demille Award at Sunday's Golden Globes, she&nbsp;encouraged Hollywood to promote empathy during&nbsp;a reign&nbsp;of&nbsp;"powerful bullies" like president-elect Donald Trump.</p> <p>Here is De Niro's response letter in full, first published by <em>People</em> on Wednesday:</p> <p>"Meryl -</p> <p>What you said was great. It needed to be said, and you said it beautifully. I have so much respect for you that you did it while the world was celebrating your achievements. I share your sentiments about punks and bullies. Enough is enough.</p> <p>"You, with your elegance and intelligence, have a powerful voice &ndash; one that inspires others to speak up as they should so their voices will be heard too. It is so important that we ALL speak up.</p> <p>"We love you. -&nbsp;Bob"</p> <p>De Niro, 73, was also honored with the&nbsp;Cecil B. Demille Award in 2011.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="kJ0ZyLM7uLz" 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="kJ0ZyLM7uLz"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/74th+Annual+Golden+Globe+Awards+Show+WUVGxCOQo77x.jpg" title="Meryl Streep" alt="Robert De Niro Writes Lovely Letter of Support for Meryl Streep Following Golden Globes Speech" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>After condemning Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter, 67-year-old Streep called upon the Hollywood Foreign Press and other influencers to protect journalists such as&nbsp;that reporter:</p> <p>"We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call him on the carpet for every outrage," she told the audience. "That&rsquo;s why our founders enshrined the press and its freedoms in the Constitution. So I only ask the famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press and all of us in our community to join me in supporting the Committee to Protect Journalists, because we&rsquo;re gonna need them going forward, and they&rsquo;ll need us to safeguard the truth.</p> <p>"One more thing," she added. "Once, when I was standing around on the set one day, whining about something &mdash; you know we were gonna work through supper or the long hours or whatever, Tommy Lee Jones said to me, 'Isn&rsquo;t it such a privilege, Meryl, just to be an actor?' Yeah, it is, and we have to remind each other of the privilege and the responsibility of the act of empathy. We should all be proud of the work Hollywood honors here tonight.</p> <p>"As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art," she finished.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-dZEuJSaSFB" 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="-dZEuJSaSFB"><a href="/photos/Meryl+Streep/74th+Annual+Golden+Globe+Awards+Press+Room/WN-zGmWXvAx"> <img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/74th+Annual+Golden+Globe+Awards+Press+Room+WN-zGmWXvAxx.jpg" title="Meryl Streep Photos Photos: 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room" alt="Robert De Niro Writes Lovely Letter of Support for Meryl Streep Following Golden Globes Speech" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>In October, De Niro said he'd like to "punch [Trump] in the face" in <a href="/Robert+De+Niro/articles/aD54f_y2ba2/Robert+De+Niro+Like+Punch+Donald+Trump+Face">a video project by Anonymous Content.</a>&nbsp;The&nbsp;comment led to the removal of his speech from the bi-partisan video project for which it was intended, "#VoteYourFuture." Instead, the segment was released to major news networks.</p> <p>In the video, De Niro was&nbsp;asked, "What do you care about?" The 73-year-old opened up about his sincere concern regarding to the 2016 presidential election, and the direction in which the U.S. was headed. Referring to Trump as a "punk," he labeled him "blatantly stupid," and a "bulls&ndash;t artist."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="LbmT1sJqcf4" 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="LbmT1sJqcf4"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/QI-wDm21azOx.jpg" title="Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep" alt="Robert De Niro Writes Lovely Letter of Support for Meryl Streep Following Golden Globes Speech" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Anonymous Content</div> </div> </div> <p>De Niro and Streep have a long history, having acted together in multiple films including 1974's&nbsp;<em>The Deer Hunter</em>, '80s flick <em>Falling in Love</em>, '96's <em>Marvin's Room</em>, and 2004's<em> First Man</em>. In this case, however, friendly support is only a small part of De Niro's motivation to speak up.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 13:36:18 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Donald+Trump/articles/rEj3kE1oUrJ/Robert+De+Niro+Writes+Lovely+Letter+Support rEj3kE1oUrJ 'Fargo' Stars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Are Engaged <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3jC7xSYFurs" 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="3jC7xSYFurs"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/NHWsuwrM-Pwl.jpg" title="Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons" alt="'Fargo' Stars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Are Engaged" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>She's come a long way since <em>Bring It On</em>: <a href="/Kirsten+Dunst">Kirsten Dunst</a>&nbsp;is engaged!</p> <p>Originally <a href="http://pagesix.com/2017/01/10/kirsten-dunst-and-jesse-plemons-get-engaged/">reported</a>&nbsp;by<em> Page Six</em>&nbsp;and later&nbsp;confirmed by <em>E! News,</em>&nbsp;Dunst is set to walk the aisle with <em>Fargo</em> co-star <a href="/Jesse+Plemons">Jesse Plemons</a>. According to reports, the two became engaged over the weekend.</p> <p>Dunst, who plays Peggy on the hit FX series, will be marrying on-set husband Plemons, who plays Ed. Both celebs have starred on the series since 2015.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="LsIwJlsdqVK" 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/M_sRcQi8lYA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>Dunst, 32, and Plemons, 28, reportedly became close while filming the show's second season. While they've been romantically linked since May of 2016, the couple has yet to make an official public statement of engagement, let alone coupledom. Still, the writing was on the wall.</p> <p>Plemons has previously called working with Dunst "a gift," speaking the actress's praises like nobody's business.</p> <p>"I loved Kirsten's work for a long time," he said at PaleyFest 2015, "and I was really excited once I'd met her, and she&rsquo;s a great person. We're both actors that just...have fun with the material."</p> <p>So much fun. The most fun, evidently.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="eSKTyjxUCRI" 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="eSKTyjxUCRI"><a href="/photos/Kirsten+Dunst/Jesse+Plemons/Kristen+Dunst+New+Beau+Jesse+Plemons+Enjoy/f067ywtL10W"> <img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/fp/Kristen+Dunst+New+Beau+Jesse+Plemons+Enjoy+f067ywtL10Wx.jpg" title="Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Photos Photos: Kristen Dunst and Her New Beau Jesse Plemons Enjoy the Day Together" alt="'Fargo' Stars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons Are Engaged" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">FameFlynet</div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to both Dunst and Plemons!</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="8FbCdWegXL7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:QqxKoaVZwwo"></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, 12 Jan 2017 12:24:48 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Kirsten+Dunst/articles/JJa1S8z0R8w/Fargo+Stars+Kirsten+Dunst+Jesse+Plemons+Engaged JJa1S8z0R8w Billie Lourd Speaks Out for the Second Time Since Deaths of Mom Carrie Fisher & Grandma Debbie Reynolds <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="xcwc_yr5zGt" 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="xcwc_yr5zGt"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/gi-wms0jQGbl.jpg" title="Billie Lourd, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds" alt="Billie Lourd Speaks Out for the Second Time Since Deaths of Mom Carrie Fisher &amp; Grandma Debbie Reynolds" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Following the deaths of Billie Lourd's mother Carrie Fisher and grandmother Debbie Reynolds, the 24-year-old took a break from social media. As if Fisher's sudden Dec. 27 passing&nbsp;wasn't enough, Reynolds passed the following day after suffering a stroke.</p> <p>On Wednesday evening, Lourd made a rare appearance on Instagram&nbsp;in order to honor her family one more time.</p> <p>Quoting the brilliant Fisher, Lourd wrote:</p> <p>"'If my life weren't funny then it would just be true and that is unacceptable'" -Carrie Fisher.&nbsp;Finding the funny might take a while but I learned from the best and her voice will forever be in my head and in my heart."</p> <p>The statement was accompanied by a touching old&nbsp;photo of&nbsp;Fisher and herself.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="KIr-2WgEGxO" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 37.4537037037% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BPJmv3mlEtE/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_blank">"If my life weren't funny then it would just be true and that is unacceptable" -❤☪️🅰️rrℹ️📧 Fℹ️💰♓️📧r ❤Finding the funny might take a while but I learned from the best and her voice will forever be in my head and in my heart</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on </p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>The post was only her second public statement since the tragedies.</p> <p>On January 2, the <em>Scream Queens</em> actress thanked fans for their love and well wishes.</p> <p>"Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist," Lourd wrote. "There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="JOapZ6LCkY6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 44.285714285714285% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BOxYL-rlIKK/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_blank">❤👩&zwj;👩&zwj;👧❤ Receiving all of your prayers and kind words over the past week has given me strength during a time I thought strength could not exist. There are no words to express how much I will miss my Abadaba and my one and only Momby. Your love and support means the world to me.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A photo posted by Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on </p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>On December 27, 2016, Carrie Fisher passed away after suffering a heart attack during a flight from London to Los Angeles. The following day, Debbie Reynolds passed after suffering a major stroke.</p> <p>Fisher, best known for her iconic role as <em>Star Wars'</em> Princess Leia, left behind one daughter, Lourd. Reynolds, who rose to fame after appearing in cinematic classic <em>Singin' in the Rain</em>, was mother to both Carrie and brother Todd Fisher.</p> <p>Our thoughts remain with the Lourd and Fisher families.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:04:07 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Carrie+Fisher/articles/wbfVjv6mUeu/Billie+Lourd+Speaks+Out+Second+Time+Since wbfVjv6mUeu 'Game of Thrones' Actor Iwan Rheon Has Gone From Playing Ramsay Bolton to Adolf Hitler, Naturally <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="EOUWl55TU-C" 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="EOUWl55TU-C"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/-PhASEfqO_8l.jpg" title="Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton/Hitler" alt="'Game of Thrones' Actor Iwan Rheon Has Gone From Playing Ramsay Bolton to Adolf Hitler, Naturally" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO/Sky Arts</div> </div> </div> <p>What do Ramsay Bolton and Adolf Hitler have in common? Incredibly&nbsp;psychotic tendencies notwithstanding, the answer is <a href="/Iwan+Rheon">Iwan Rheon</a>. Rheon, who played the sadistic Ramsay&nbsp;in <em>Game of Thrones</em> until the character's ruff death in Season 6, will portray Hitler in Sky Arts' new TV movie&nbsp;<em>Adolf the Artist</em>.</p> <p>Guess once you've played one psychopath, you've played them all.</p> <p>This&nbsp;freshly disturbing role is intriguing, but&nbsp;the news doesn't end there. Acting alongside 31-year-old Welshman Rheon is none other than Ron Weasley. How the tables do turn.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="6i5S-atH3is" 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="6i5S-atH3is"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/2SzUia9tZYLx.gif" title="Ron Weasley" alt="'Game of Thrones' Actor Iwan Rheon Has Gone From Playing Ramsay Bolton to Adolf Hitler, Naturally" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Tumblr</div> </div> </div> <p>Actor Rupert Grint, who played Ron in all eight&nbsp;of the <em>Harry Potter</em> films, will also star in <em>Adolf the Artist</em>, a flick&nbsp;focused on Adolf's life before the whole innumerable atrocities gig. The movie is part of the network's&nbsp;<em>Urban Myths</em> collection.</p> <p>Check out the trailer below, and catch it on Sky Arts soon.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="hU0W3uxt37R" 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/le7214gXqB0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="ioxEGDIvebM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:lQOXpCH0Wsf"></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> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:14:37 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Celebrity+News/articles/DbdCPJVbS3H/Game+Thrones+Actor+Iwan+Rheon+Gone+Playing DbdCPJVbS3H 4 Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix That Lay Waste to American Thrillers <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="L62HMnNuAj4" 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="L62HMnNuAj4"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/TPs6ldj1ARgl.jpg" title="Netflix horror" alt="4 Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix That Lay Waste to American Thrillers" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix | IFC Midnight</div> </div> </div> <p>The cold months beg for more stuff to watch and Netflix always has a good selection of horror. The problem is finding the right movies. I've got four from the last two years that impressed me in many different ways. They all happen to be from outside the U.S.. America needs to step it up horror-wise.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">The Wailing (2016)</h3> <p>From South Korea and director&nbsp;Na Hong-jin,<em> The Wailing</em> follows a cop caught in the midst of an unexplained crisis in his little town. People are dying horribly and falling ill. Meanwhile, a rumor about a savage Japanese man haunts the cop, who's not exactly John McClane.&nbsp;Jong-goo is a family man who loves his daughter and he leaps at even a hint of violence, leading to some very funny moments.<em> The Wailing</em> is an original, haunting and grounded in the lives of normal people facing immense evil.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="bgJJawxix_E" 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="bgJJawxix_E"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/91tP2Sj_nmVx.jpg" title="The Wailing" alt="4 Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix That Lay Waste to American Thrillers" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Fox Korea</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">The Hallow (2015)</h3> <p>From England and Ireland, <em>The Hallow</em> takes us into the woods where a couple and their newborn son are traveling to a small Irish village. Adam is a conservationist and, while on a walk, finds a strange fungus on the carcass of a deer. He takes it home and the fungus turns out to be something much more sinister. The locals call the forest around the village "The Hallow" and it has taken their babies. This film has some cool creature scares and gothic designs that recall <em>Children of the Corn</em> and other movies. There's also a sickle on fire, pure metal.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Y9akT67TKpn" 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="Y9akT67TKpn"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/iSOjXGD1A0wx.jpg" title="The Hallow" alt="4 Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix That Lay Waste to American Thrillers" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Entertainment One</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Under the Shadow (2016)</h3> <p>From Iran, <em>Under the Shadow</em> is set in the '80s during the War of the Cities. A mother and her young daughter wait out the shelling of Tehran in their apartment building, but something else dwells within. The double meaning action/social commentary of the story had critics in love with this one last year. But the thrills are very real as the daughter becomes increasingly maddened and eventually the demon reveals itself.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="xX_KZKLx6Li" 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="xX_KZKLx6Li"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/F_EO6i5s16Hx.jpg" title="Under the Shadow" alt="4 Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix That Lay Waste to American Thrillers" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix | Vertical</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Shelley (2016)</h3> <p>From Denmark, <em>Shelley</em> is a new inclusion in the horror pregnancy genre that manages to generate its own identity. At a house with no electricity, where a couple lives humbly in the Danish countryside, a housekeeper arrives and soon becomes the couple's surrogate. But things don't feel right. Shelley, the housekeeper, wakes up with blood on her mouth and everyone's getting that <em>Rosemary's Baby</em> feeling. But the film isn't explicit about the evil. It's a psychological thriller made with delicate restraint. Love this poster, an homage to <a href="http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/72013/rosemay13.jpg">Polanski</a>.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="35OWowxTOLm" 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="35OWowxTOLm"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/whyvuMfm0Nwx.jpg" title="Shelley" alt="4 Foreign Horror Movies on Netflix That Lay Waste to American Thrillers" /></div> <div class="below attribution">IFC Midnight</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="wXXUlllj_wD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:lgMirAj41sy"></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> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:16:15 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/All+Things+Netflix/articles/PDdI7NCl_Ue/4+Foreign+Horror+Movies+Netflix+Lay+Waste PDdI7NCl_Ue Woody Harrelson Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Movie <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="45r3pldToG0" 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="45r3pldToG0"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/9TpwB-K6QB_l.jpg" title="Woody Harrelson" alt="Woody Harrelson Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Movie" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty Images | LucasFilm</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>he&nbsp;<em>Star Wars</em> universe is adding a veteran to its ranks. Woody Harrelson has been confirmed for the Han Solo stand-alone movie that'll explore our favorite space rogue's younger days before he hooked up with the Rebellion.</p> <p>LucasFilm made the announcement Wednesday that Harrelson would be joining the film, which is set to star Alden Ehrenreich in the title role. Co-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (<em>21 Jump Street</em>,&nbsp;<em>The LEGO Movie</em>)&nbsp;sound excited to have him on board.</p> <p>"We couldn&rsquo;t be more excited to work with an artist with as much depth and range as Woody," they&nbsp;said in a statement. "His ability to find both humor and pathos, often in the same role, is truly unique. He is also very good at ping pong."</p> <p>Well okay then. Now that you've got our expectations up, if we don't see Woody play space ping pong with Chewbacca then we're boycotting.</p> <p></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="ybabei8A_Bw" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:omZrQ3tAJlc"></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> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:01:17 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Woody+Harrelson/articles/AYuwOLzxPv-/Woody+Harrelson+Joins+Han+Solo+Stand+Alone AYuwOLzxPv-