Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com en-us Copyright 2017 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Are These Carol's Final Days on 'The Walking Dead'? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="znp0wj26GjX" 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="znp0wj26GjX"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/gcQXReZm3u4l.jpg" title="Carol TWD" alt="Are These Carol's Final Days on 'The Walking Dead'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">AMC</div> </div> </div> <p>This is based on nothing but 37 years of TV watching experience, but it seems like we're saying&nbsp;goodbye to Carol on <em>The Walking Dead</em>. Her decreased role on the show and subsequent decreased screen time makes her a prime candidate to be the big knockoff of season seven's second half. Let's discuss why.</p> <p>Last night's episode, "New Best Friends," was largely concentrated on Rick's gladiator battle with urchin zombie...</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="q9Wd54fdl9r" 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="q9Wd54fdl9r"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/1pcFET6G6qEx.jpg" title="TWD urchin zombie" alt="Are These Carol's Final Days on 'The Walking Dead'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">AMC</div> </div> </div> <p>...but there was another, more important happening back near the Kingdom: Daryl and Carol reunited. This scene was important because it felt like a goodbye. Typically, TV shows will give characters poignant final scenes before they disappear.&nbsp;</p> <p>But let's back up.</p> <p>The Survivors are priming for war with the Saviors. Rick and the crew are recruiting allies for the big brawl to come, and it will come. War is inevitable on&nbsp;<em>The Walking Dead</em> and things are<a href="http://comicbook.com/thewalkingdead/2016/08/21/greg-nicotero-says-the-walking-dead-season-7-gets-a-lot-worse-be/"> going to get worse before they get better</a>. Now, perhaps the worst is behind the Survivors. Losing Glenn and Abraham is about as bad as it gets, but what if the body count climbs? Who's another major character the show could knock off in the coming weeks?</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="0k0X9P7sspO" 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="0k0X9P7sspO"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/mGy1SrGGunEx.jpg" title="Carol TWD" alt="Are These Carol's Final Days on 'The Walking Dead'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">AMC</div> </div> </div> <p>My heart tells me Carol will make it to the end, but what I've seen on the show this season makes me wonder. She's been in three episodes in season seven and only in one significantly. In last night's episode, the Kingdom's Richard says this about her to Daryl:</p> <p><em>&ldquo;Living on her own like that, she might as well be dead right now.&rdquo;</em></p> <p>Richard wants to sacrifice Carol in a complicated plan to take out some Saviors and the idea is ridiculous. He also acts like it's the only option which is even more ridiculous. Why would the show broach Carol's death in such a manner? Why would the writers give this minor character a half-baked scheme&nbsp;centered on killing Carol? Obviously, the plan would never happen. But it says something the writers are talking so openly about Carol's death. They could be preparing the viewers. &nbsp;</p> <p>Then there's the Daryl scene.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="omIEs_szxkC" 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="omIEs_szxkC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/XaWAKyLoAn8x.gif" title="TWD" alt="Are These Carol's Final Days on 'The Walking Dead'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">AMC</div> </div> </div> <p>After a big hug and Daryl asking her why she left, Carol asks if everyone is safe back at Alexandria. She doesn't know about the deaths of Glenn and Abraham and Daryl doesn't tell her. He says "everyone's fine" to protect her feelings, but what if it's something else? Are the writers sparing Carol from those losses because she's on her way out also? If Daryl had told the truth, Carol would run to join the fight, something Morgan points out to Daryl later. But, by protecting her, it's possible Daryl's sealed her fate by accident.</p> <p>Carol is still living by herself in that little house. She's still a sitting duck for any Savior looking to have a little sadistic fun. Imagine Carol is murdered in such a fashion.</p> <p>Sure seems like a good way to start a war. If Carol dies, Ezekiel would have a reason to join Rick. That has to happen somehow. It would also lead to Daryl going ballistic, which fans would love.</p> <p>To recap: Carol's role on the show has diminished greatly. She's sworn off killing. She lives in a house by herself, a situation everyone deems more dangerous the longer she's there.&nbsp;Her death is the center of a plan suggested by one of the <em>good guys</em>. She hasn't had contact with any of her friends, but her closest friend just paid her a visit for no apparent reason other than dinner. And, her death would unite the groups. What do you think? Are we witnessing the final days of Carol? Comment below with your thoughts.</p> <p><strong><em>The Walking Dead</em> returns next Sunday on AMC.</strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="V5tfHL3MNlZ" 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/aC7T7u_dGrM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="hWK4Bs0nlbD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:BXWvRK6Fq4Y"></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> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:44:28 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/g9doiakVvw7/These+Carol+Final+Days+Walking+Dead g9doiakVvw7 These Major Leaguers Are Big Fans of Lucille & 'The Walking Dead' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="008MX4G5zOC" 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="008MX4G5zOC"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CJ1KvXnKxlJl.jpg" title="Baseball Lucille" alt="These Major Leaguers Are Big Fans of Lucille &amp; 'The Walking Dead'" /></div> </div> </div> <p>While <em>Walking Dead</em> viewers haven't taken to new bad guy Negan as quickly as producers might've hoped this season, at least his weapon is getting some love. Lucille, the baseball bat wrapped with barbed wire that Negan totes around like an extra you-know-what, has been seen at a surprising place recently: spring training.</p> <p>Of course, it's not really that surprising considering Lucille's real purpose is to smash horsehide, not brains. But Major League Baseball's wholesome fields of dreams are, nonetheless, an unexpected place to see a horror weapon usually coated in blood. It appears we've got some <em>Walking Dead</em> fans among the game's elite:</p> <p>This photo of Washington's Bryce Harper stretching out with her was posted on <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/thewalkingdead/comments/5v0ayc/looks_like_lucille_has_been_cheating_on_negan/">Reddit </a>yesterday.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="2BzmeO_dWUy" 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="2BzmeO_dWUy"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/aFPHYzBxuk1x.jpg" title="Harper Lucille" alt="u/N7_Nate" /></div> <div class="below"><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/thewalkingdead/comments/5v0ayc/looks_like_lucille_has_been_cheating_on_negan/">u/N7_Nate</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <p>Ace Noah Syndergaard joked about bashing the Mets' mascot on <a href="https://twitter.com/Noahsyndergaard">Twitter</a>.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="ZGz5BpMdVc2" 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">My bats came in for Spring Training today. Got one specially made for <a href="https://twitter.com/MrMet">@MrMet</a>. Anyone seen him around?<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/lucillerakes?src=hash">#lucillerakes</a> <a href="https://t.co/Odknk8unMT">pic.twitter.com/Odknk8unMT</a></p> &mdash; Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) <a href="https://twitter.com/Noahsyndergaard/status/826626687915823104">February 1, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <p>Royals catcher Salvador Perez got Lucille <a href="http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article133622999.html">as a gift </a>last week and was all smiles.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="gUX04_aVixu" 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="gUX04_aVixu"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ZVdlLhwf_Zsx.jpg" title="Perez Lucille" alt="Kansas City Star" /></div> <div class="below"><a href="http://www.kansascity.com/sports/mlb/kansas-city-royals/article133622999.html">Kansas City Star</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <p>Detroit's J.D. Martinez got Lucille as a gift also and tweeted this vid of the unboxing:</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="HaJuNAH_oJ6" 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'm so happy right now! Thanks <a href="https://twitter.com/WalkingDead_AMC">@WalkingDead_AMC</a> for this gift! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeetLucille?src=hash">#MeetLucille</a> <a href="https://t.co/rdAWXpxZ3O">pic.twitter.com/rdAWXpxZ3O</a></p> &mdash; J.D. Martinez (@JDMartinez14) <a href="https://twitter.com/JDMartinez14/status/832671854800166914">February 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <p>And, Yasiel Puig got ready for batting practice at Dodgers camp with a special new friend as well.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="yRtD5_7pgmt" 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">Lucille reporting for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DodgersST?src=hash">#DodgersST</a>. <a href="https://t.co/1bgJAcYmoB">pic.twitter.com/1bgJAcYmoB</a></p> &mdash; Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/832643520993206273">February 17, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Don't expect to see Lucille on the diamond this year. Barbed wire is generally frowned upon in the batter's box. But you can catch Lucille in action on <em>The Walking Dead</em>, Sundays on AMC.</p> <p>And baseball's opening day is April 2!</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="WNtSR2OI4bQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:BXWvRK6Fq4Y"></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> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:42:15 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/3yYFa9LxAoH/These+Major+Leaguers+Fans+Lucille+Walking 3yYFa9LxAoH 'Game of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Has Booked His First New Major Roles After 7 Years as Jon Snow <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="1gnDgg8EuUd" 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="1gnDgg8EuUd"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/xS6qh8CWzdel.jpg" title="Kit Harington" alt="'Game of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Has Booked His First New Roles After 7 Years as Jon Snow" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO/Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Oh Kit, you'll always be Jon to us.</p> <p>In the summer of 2016, HBO announced <a href="http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/game-of-thrones/news/a799422/game-of-thrones-bosses-confirm-two-more-seasons-before-show-ends/"><em>Game of Thrones'</em> time was coming to a close</a>. While we can expect two more seasons of the show to end all shows, after Season 8, winter will have come and gone for the last time. Spin-offs? Most assuredly. But I digress.</p> <p>Naturally, the actors we've grown to love since 2011 are going to be looking out for their next exciting opportunities, and according to <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3229685/">IMDb, Kit Harington</a>&nbsp;is getting the jump. The Brit has officially signed on to two new projects.</p> <p><em>The Death and Life of John F. Donovan</em>, filming now, is the star-studded story of a U.S. movie star whose life is turned upside-down when his interactions with a child actor are revealed to the public. Harington will play John F. Donovan himself alongside&nbsp;such talent as Jessica Chastain, Kathy Bates, Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Nicholas Hoult, and Thandie Newton.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="rutNXCgabO5" 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="rutNXCgabO5"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/FyO4zKHsjyUx.jpg" title="The Life and Death of John F. Donovan" alt="'Game of Thrones' Star Kit Harington Has Booked His First New Roles After 7 Years as Jon Snow" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Imdb</div> </div> </div> <p>Second on Harington's list is BBC&nbsp;mini-series <em>Gunpowder</em>, also starring Mark Gatiss (<em>Doctor Who</em>) and Liv Tyler (<em>Lord of the Rings</em>).&nbsp;</p> <p>Interestingly, Harington is related to the subject of the series, Robert Catesby. In 1605, devout catholic&nbsp;Catesby spearheaded&nbsp;a scheme to blow up the House of Lords, murdering King James I and rocking a protestant England. Harington's mother is Deborah Jane Catesby.</p> <p>No word yet on exactly when the series will be released, though we'd be willing to bet on the fifth of November. Wild guess.</p> <p>It's clear Harington intends to depart from <em>GoT</em> with a running leap. Despite appearing in films like <em>Pompeii </em>and<em> MI-5&nbsp;</em>during his time on the show, the new roles listed above represent the&nbsp;first major&nbsp;projects the actor has tackled in years, not to mention the first he'll perform&nbsp;without <em>GoT</em> on the back-burner.</p> <p>Catch <em>Game of Thrones</em> Season 7 in the summer of 2017.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Rzdm_NVklmN" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:pXLtsmB70E0"></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> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:05:25 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Celebrity+News/articles/qwuYmAxHzHA/Game+Thrones+Star+Kit+Harington+Booked+First qwuYmAxHzHA Angela Lansbury to Join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hobuJu2L0RQ" 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="hobuJu2L0RQ"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/g5c6k3iHJeLl.jpg" title="Angela Lansbury" alt="Angela Lansbury to Join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Mary Poppins Returns</em> is poppin' in all the right ways.</p> <p><em>Beauty and the Beast</em> icon <a href="/Angela+Lansbury">Angela Lansbury</a>&nbsp;is now set to join <a href="/Emily+Blunt">Emily Blunt</a>&nbsp;and <em>Hamilton</em> creator <a href="/Lin-Manuel+Miranda">Lin-Manuel Miranda</a>&nbsp;in the sequel. Lansbury, also known for long-running mystery series <em>Murder, She Wrote</em>, will play the Balloon Lady.</p> <p><a href="http://ew.com/movies/2017/02/17/angela-lansbury-joins-mary-poppins-returns/">According</a>&nbsp;to <em>EW</em>, it was <a href="/Dick+Van+Dyke">Dick Van Dyke</a>&nbsp;who first hinted at 91-year-old Lansbury's involvement in December. Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies,&nbsp;Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson will also star in the film.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sfVdAPea7Y4" 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="sfVdAPea7Y4"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/NkJthvDXcuGl.jpg" title="Colin Firth and Emily Blunt" alt="Angela Lansbury to Join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Emily+Blunt/articles/S6x79oOsmZs/Colin+Firth+Will+Join+Emily+Blunt+Mary+Poppins">Firth, who joined the project in October</a>, will portray balloon enthusiast William Weatherall Wilkins,&nbsp;president of Fidelity Fiduciary Ban, while&nbsp;Miranda will&nbsp;star alongside Blunt's Mary Poppins as street lamplighter Jack. The legendary Meryl Streep&nbsp;will play Poppins' cousin.</p> <p>Talk about a dream team.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="fLmn8CUI3NE" 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="fLmn8CUI3NE"><a href="/photos/Lin-manuel+Miranda/89th+Annual+Academy+Awards+Nominee+Luncheon/jXVinCJgHzO"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/89th+Annual+Academy+Awards+Nominee+Luncheon+jXVinCJgHzOx.jpg" title="Lin-manuel Miranda Photos Photos: 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon - Arrivals" alt="Angela Lansbury to Join Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in 'Mary Poppins' Sequel" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Mary Poppins Returns</em> will take place 25 years after the original story played out, with kids Jane and Michael all grown up and living very adult lives &mdash; until, that is, Mary Poppins re-enters and mixes things up.</p> <p>Look out for the new flick&nbsp;Dec. 25, 2018.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mCqtLHemA_p" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:pXLtsmB70E0"></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, 18 Feb 2017 12:37:08 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Angela+Lansbury/articles/IJ7KJBhvT4j/Angela+Lansbury+Join+Emily+Blunt+Lin+Manuel IJ7KJBhvT4j 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Star Zoe Saldana and Husband Marco Perego Announce Arrival of Third Son <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Tsn_OSzs94v" 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="Tsn_OSzs94v"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/2rr29CEa-Ezl.jpg" title="Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego" alt="'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Star Zoe Saldana and Husband Marco Perego Announce Arrival of Third Son" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Zoe+Saldana">Zoe Saldana</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/Marco+Perego">Marco Perego</a>&nbsp;are now proud parents to three boys!</p> <p>On Saturday, Feb. 18, the <em>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</em> star <a href="https://www.instagram.com/zoesaldana/?hl=en">announced</a>&nbsp;the good news via Instagram.</p> <p>"Marco and I are elated to share the news of the the birth of our son Zen," she <a href="https://www.instagram.com/zoesaldana/?hl=en">wrote</a>. "We couldn&rsquo;t feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys... oh boy!"</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Xie0CS5hXpz" 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: 37.4537037037037% 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/BQqTc7lhlxo/" 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">Marco and I are elated to share the news of the the birth of our son Zen. We couldn&rsquo;t feel more blessed with the new addition to our family. #threeboys... oh boy!"</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 post shared by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>News of Saldana's second&nbsp;pregnancy was not released prior to her announcement, leading fans to believe little Zen was either produced via surrogacy or adoption. Zimbio cannot confirm the veracity of either&nbsp;assumption at this time.</p> <p>Saldana, 38, is known to keep her personal life private, so it's also possible Zen was the product of an incredibly low-key pregnancy.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Bi_5lVItYIS" 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="Bi_5lVItYIS"><a href="/photos/Zoe+Saldana/Premiere+Warner+Bros+Pictures+Live+Night+Arrivals/m7XOCNkCZWO"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Premiere+Warner+Bros+Pictures+Live+Night+Arrivals+m7XOCNkCZWOx.jpg" title="Zoe Saldana Photos Photos: Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Live By Night' - Arrivals" alt="'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Star Zoe Saldana and Husband Marco Perego Announce Arrival of Third Son" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Whatever the case, Zen is also welcomed by Saldana's twins&nbsp;Cy and Bowie, who were born&nbsp;November 27, 2014.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="D_f22hKoC6u" 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/BQNfe_UgPlz/" 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 got your back....</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 post shared by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>Saldana and Perego, 37, have been married since 2013.</p> <p>News of the couple's tiny addition comes just a week after Saldana's film <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/guardians-galaxy-vol-2-scores-extremely-rare-100-test-screening-974277"><em>Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2</em> scored a coveted 100 in audience test screening</a>, meaning the vast majority of viewers would recommend the film. The score is relatively unheard of in the industry, calculated based on a random group of fans chosen&nbsp;to watch&nbsp;and rate&nbsp;the film months prior to its May 5, 2017 release.</p> <p>Needless to say, it's a good time for Saldana, who plays badass Gamora in the popular franchise.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="a1l6pdNwfxU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:pXLtsmB70E0"></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, 18 Feb 2017 11:20:01 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Zoe+Saldana/articles/mEziKeWtpwM/Guardians+Galaxy+Vol+2+Star+Zoe+Saldana+Husband mEziKeWtpwM Jar Jar Binks' Fate Has Been Revealed <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="9YMb-8Zx-Og" 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="9YMb-8Zx-Og"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/XQIwJp2mQLVl.jpg" title="Jar Jar" alt="Jar Jar Binks' Fate Has Been Revealed" /></div> <div class="below attribution">LucasFilm</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">S</span>orry everyone, it turns out Jar Jar Binks is not the Sith mastermind you <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/3qvj6w/theory_jar_jar_binks_was_a_trained_force_user/">might have thought he was</a>. The&nbsp;most-hated character in all of&nbsp;<em>Star Wars</em> history enjoyed a brief redemption in the eyes of certain fans thanks to a popular theory that he was actually an evil genius pretending to be an idiot. According to this theory, he was the Sith Lord behind all the galaxy's troubles in the&nbsp;<em>Star Wars</em> prequel trilogy, secretly pulling the strings while pretending to be a hapless fool.</p> <p>Alas, it turns out he was actually a hapless fool. Jar Jar's fate has finally been addressed in a canon property, meaning (in theory) there's no going back on this. In the new&nbsp;<em>Star Wars</em> novel by Chuck Wendig,&nbsp;<em>Aftermath: Empire's End</em>,&nbsp;our favorite punching bag pops up for a cameo appearance.</p> <p><a href="http://mashable.com/2017/02/16/jar-jark-binks-back/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#pQ8z91ftZmqR">Excerpt via Mashable:</a></p> <div class="widget pull-quote-blockquote w60" data-widget-guid="fHKZK-N_teL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">A refugee boy named Mapo encounters a Gungan performing for kids on the streets, clowning around in a fountain twice a day while being studiously avoided by the grown-ups. <br /> <br />"Meesa Jar Jar," says the clown when Mapo introduces himself. <br /> <br />The clown distracts the orphan from his own sadness by popping his eyes and bulging his cheeks, but is hiding a sadness of his own. <br /> <br />"Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens," the Gungan says, explaining why he isn't wanted anywhere either. "Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire." He stares into the distance, suggesting he knows more than he's saying.</p> </div> <p>So there you have it.&nbsp;The once-happy clown is now a very very sad clown.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="3q2HcdP-I9s" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:kU9XYMMastK"></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, 17 Feb 2017 18:15:16 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Screen+News/articles/ZuHmwBKHuAR/Jar+Jar+Binks+Fate+Revealed ZuHmwBKHuAR Donald Glover and James Earl Jones Have Been Cast in the Live-Action 'The Lion King' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GVheZgLNqsH" 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="GVheZgLNqsH"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/6gpucsHUQuMl.jpg" title="Donald Glover as Simba " alt="Donald Glover Cast as Simba and James Earl Jones in the Live-Action 'The Lion King' " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty | Disney</div> </div> </div> <p>On Friday, director Jon Favreau revealed that the multitalented Donald Glover would star as Simba in the upcoming live-action remake of&nbsp;<em>The Lion King</em>. (Hold on one second while we jump for joy.)</p> <p>Favreau made the announcement via Twitter and <em>Variety </em>later&nbsp;<a href="http://variety.com/2017/film/news/donald-glover-simba-lion-kng-remake-1201991771/">confirmed</a>&nbsp;the news.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="z-_qvcCDIoW" 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 just can&rsquo;t wait to be king. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Simba?src=hash">#Simba</a> <a href="https://t.co/wUYKixMBJI">pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI</a></p> &mdash; Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jon_Favreau/status/832747544450998274">February 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>If that weren't good enough, there's also the casting of Mufasa.</p> <p>Favreau also revealed&nbsp;that the legendary James Earl Jones would reprise his role as Simba's dad Mufasa, because, you know, the only person who should ever voice&nbsp;Mufasa is James Earl Jones.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ye28YJgXuxb" 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">Looking forward to working with this legend. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mufasa?src=hash">#Mufasa</a> <a href="https://t.co/1LszbWrcYT">pic.twitter.com/1LszbWrcYT</a></p> &mdash; Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jon_Favreau/status/832754734557601792">February 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Though we<a href="/Beyond+the+Box+Office/articles/BmI1PuZ4v3n/Let+Dream+Cast+Six+Upcoming+Live+Action+Disney"> would have really loved to see&nbsp;</a>John Legend lend his singing chops to the role of Simba, we're so down with this casting.</p> <p>Thoughts? &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DxluZjO1-HQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:DdUgSoFozzM"></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, 17 Feb 2017 17:59:50 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Screen+News/articles/deDm1IShAKJ/Donald+Glover+James+Earl+Jones+Cast+Live+Action deDm1IShAKJ Rumor Alert: Mel Gibson Might End Up Directing the 'Suicide Squad' Sequel <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="H11Pi-VQ9y3" 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="H11Pi-VQ9y3"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/eCN7PWW1PIDl.jpg" title="Mel Squad" alt="Rumor Alert: Mel Gibson Might End Up Directing the 'Suicide Squad' Sequel" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty Images | Warner Bros.</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">F</span>ile this news under weird and probably inadvisable, but there's a rumor floating around that Warner Bros. is trying to get Mel Gibson to direct the sequel to&nbsp;<em>Suicide Squad</em>. It's strange for any number of reasons, but let's just reel off a few.</p> <p>First, <b>MEL GIBSON</b>&nbsp;would officially end his stint as a Hollywood pariah&nbsp;by directing a comic book movie in which one of the key characters, Harley Quinn, is trapped in an abusive relationship. Second, Gibson's directorial efforts up to now have been high-minded dramas over which he had complete control. Following up&nbsp;the Oscar-nominated&nbsp;<em>Hacksaw Ridge</em>&nbsp;with a comic book movie would make for a strange transition into territory that is neither high-minded nor independent. Comic book films are notoriously convoluted behind the scenes with studios and creative teams regularly over-ruling directors in both the DC and Marvel universes. Third, the movie would inescapably be a Mel Gibson&nbsp;movie first, no matter what anyone else says &mdash; such is the power of Gibson's name. Fourth, David Ayer would be out of a job. Fifth, remember one of&nbsp;<em>Suicide Squad</em>'s saving graces was its diversity. Doesn't Warner Bros.&nbsp;they might be courting some serious backlash by putting Mel Gibson in charge?</p> <p>Of course, it's a little too early to get all worked up about this development.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warner-bros-courts-mel-gibson-suicide-squad-sequel-974436"><em>The Hollywood Reporter</em> notes</a> in its story&nbsp;that talks are in their earliest stages, and no one has made any kind of official comment on the subject.</p> <p>The news is the latest tidbit that makes the DC Cinematic Universe seem like this massively unstable beast that no one knows what to do with. Especially since over the past week Ben Affleck went from being the next Batman movie's director to <a href="http://www.vulture.com/2017/02/ben-affleck-quitting-batman-might-be-better-for-everyone.html">maybe leaving the franchise altogether</a>.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="dCmqse5uWJP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:thzXH9PyBR_"></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> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:23:59 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Mel+Gibson/articles/sKl4KzjCcZq/Rumor+Alert+Mel+Gibson+Might+End+Up+Directing sKl4KzjCcZq Emma Watson Addresses 'Beauty and the Beast's Stockholm Syndrome Debate <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bUVhmGNnJCY" 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="bUVhmGNnJCY"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/BrLKVLzA-s1l.jpg" title="Beauty and the Beast" alt="Emma Watson Addresses 'Beauty and the Beast's Stockholm Syndrome Debate" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Disney</div> </div> </div> <p>When in doubt, do some research!</p> <p>That's exactly what <a href="/Emma+Watson">Emma Watson</a> did to fully&nbsp;understand&nbsp;the controversy surrounding <em>Beauty and the Beast</em> and the question of whether Belle is trapped in an abusive relationship. Watson, who stars in the live-action version of the Disney film,&nbsp;gave a meaningful and articulate answer&nbsp;on the hotly-debated topic.</p> <p>Does Belle fall in love with her captor?</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s such a good question and it&rsquo;s something I really grappled with at the beginning; the kind of Stockholm Syndrome question about this story,&rdquo; explained Watson in the <a href="http://ew.com/movies/2017/02/16/beauty-and-the-beast-emma-watson-belle-beast-relationship/">interview</a>&nbsp;with <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>. &ldquo;That&rsquo;s where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor. Belle actively argues and disagrees with [Beast] constantly. She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm Syndrome because she keeps her independence, she keeps that freedom of thought.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vF3iese1_aH" 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="vF3iese1_aH"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/OHTSByEa4a6x.gif" title="Beauty and the Beast" alt="Emma Watson Addresses 'Beauty and the Beast's Stockholm Syndrome Debate" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <p>Belle sacrifices herself by taking her father's place as Beast's prisoner. This choice falls in line with Belle's independent and selfless nature. In fact, Watson is quick to point out that the heroine goes toe-to-toe with the Beast and fights back every chance she gets. She's not a quiet, feeble prisoner who simply accepts her fate.&nbsp;Belle only changes her mind about the&nbsp;Beast after he demonstrates his buried vulnerability and capacity to love and be empathetic&nbsp;towards others.</p> <p>&ldquo;I think there is a very intentional switch where in my mind Belle decides to stay. She&rsquo;s giving him hell. There is no sense of, &lsquo;I need to kill this guy with kindness,'&rdquo; Watson added.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0LprYZIzxpx" 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="0LprYZIzxpx"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/sYi-AZN35Jex.jpg" title="Beauty and the Beast" alt="Emma Watson Addresses 'Beauty and the Beast's Stockholm Syndrome Debate" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Entertainment Weekly</div> </div> </div> <p>Watch the full interview below and then hit the comments to dish and discuss.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="lgoxaN-2mMi" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/51NxeWInaxI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><b><i>Beauty and the Beast</i> hits theaters March 17.</b></p> <div class="separator three"> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZzLFeBFRS-M" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:x0o2WuXuzKE"></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> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="K4eBxqnWk4G" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:7dnr9If96TX"></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> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:08:02 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Emma+Watson/articles/3LEnVshYAO9/Emma+Watson+Addresses+Beauty+Beast+Stockholm 3LEnVshYAO9 Season 7 of 'American Horror Story' Will Tackle the 2016 Election <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="-gDx_kTXWRc" 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="-gDx_kTXWRc"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/jY_mFJEqBv6l.jpg" title="American Horror Story " alt="Season 7 of 'American Horror Story' Will Tackle the 2016 Election" /></div> <div class="below attribution">FX</div> </div> </div> <p>It looks like <em>American Horror Story</em> is about to get&nbsp;political.</p> <p>On Wednesday night's episode of&nbsp;<em>Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen</em>, <em>AHS&nbsp;</em>creator Ryan Murphy revealed that Season 7 of the FX anthology horror series would focus on the 2016 presidential election. Yes, you read that right.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t have a title,&rdquo; Murphy&nbsp;said,&nbsp;&ldquo;but the season that we begin shooting in June is going to be about the election that we just went through.&rdquo; When asked whether Donald Trump could potentially be a character, Murphy replied, "Maybe." Hmmm, inerrressting.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="LV3eZ_WL_So" 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">Ryan Murphy Reveals the Theme for Season 7 of American Horror Story <a href="https://t.co/ZsGW0PmOql">pic.twitter.com/ZsGW0PmOql</a></p> &mdash; AmericanHorrorStory (@fyeahahs) <a href="https://twitter.com/fyeahahs/status/832090428912570368">February 16, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Though details about the upcoming election-themed season remain scarce, the topic definitely lends itself easily to horror. So far, Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson are the only two cast members confirmed to return.</p> <p>Murphy's&nbsp;reveal&nbsp;also makes us wonder if that ambiguous&nbsp;<a href="/TV+News/articles/0rhG6e3Ris5/Thar+Blows+American+Horror+Story+Season+7">teaser</a>&nbsp;FX released shortly after the conclusion of <em>AHS: Roanoke</em>&nbsp;has anything to do with the upcoming seventh season.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="QQ3j0Yim3qb" 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">The monsters are all gone. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AHSRoanoke?src=hash">#AHSRoanoke</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ikj0bblc61">pic.twitter.com/Ikj0bblc61</a></p> &mdash; AmericanHorrorStory (@AHSFX) <a href="https://twitter.com/AHSFX/status/799100237734244352">November 17, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>We anxiously await Donald Trump's tweet on the matter.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="DvFwJy1kxK8" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <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","crowd </div> // ]]></script> </div> <p></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:59:17 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/mwxUoEku3-I/Season+7+American+Horror+Story+Will+Tackle mwxUoEku3-I Nicole Kidman Reveals She Was Once Engaged to Lenny Kravitz <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="GpcSTXFPack" 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="GpcSTXFPack"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/1eAg7ghJGqKl.jpg" title="Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz" alt="Nicole Kidman Reveals She Was Once Engaged to Lenny Kravitz" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Well, alright then.</p> <p>In a <a href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/magazine/389/10">new interview</a>&nbsp;with <em>The Edit</em>, <a href="/Nicole+Kidman">Nicole Kidman</a> dished about working on HBO's forthcoming crime drama series <em>Big Little Lies</em> and revealed some juicy details about her personal life in the process. <a href="/Zoe+Kravitz">Zoe Kravitz</a> also stars on the TV adaptation of Liane Moriarty's smash-hit novel of the same name, and she also happens to be the only child of Kidman's former flame and all-around cool guy, <a href="/Lenny+Kravitz">Lenny Kravitz</a>.</p> <p>&ldquo;Well, I knew Zoe because I was engaged to her father,&rdquo; Kidman explained in the interview. &ldquo;It's all in the family! I love Lenny; he's a great guy.&rdquo;</p> <p>Damn, way to drop a bombshell, girl!</p> <p>Kidman and Kravitz briefly dated in the early 2000s, but their romantic life was kept tightly under wraps. Although the couple was rumored to be engaged, the news was never confirmed . . . until now!</p> <p>In a 2007 interview with <em>Vanity Fair</em>, Kidman detailed why things didn't work out with Kravitz. &ldquo;It just wasn't right. I wasn't ready. We weren't ready,&rdquo; she said.</p> <p>Well, things worked out in other ways. The Oscar-winning actress married <a href="/Keith+Urban">Keith Urban</a> in <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/775402/inside-nicole-kidman-and-keith-urban-s-10-epic-years-of-marriage-an-intense-and-determined-romance">2006</a>&nbsp;and the couple share two daughters. In fact, they are also on friendly terms with Kravitz and don't shy away from wishing greeting each other at events.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="VM4q7oNvazb" 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="VM4q7oNvazb"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nicole+Kidman+Lenny+Kravitz+Arrivals+CMT+Music+sVq3AEtd0Ovl.jpg" title="Nicole Kidman, Lenny Kravitz, and Keith Urban" alt="Nicole Kidman Reveals She Was Once Engaged to Lenny Kravitz" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Now, that's definitely the most mature way to deal with a breakup!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="1ieJTVXg8WG" 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="1ieJTVXg8WG"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nicole+Kidman+Lenny+Kravitz+Arrivals+CMT+Music+XH7D30jfXD7l.jpg" title="Nicole Kidman, Lenny Kravitz, and Keith Urban" alt="Nicole Kidman Reveals She Was Once Engaged to Lenny Kravitz" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Damn, they Kravitz and Urban can even hug it out! Looks like these three could write a book on gracious breakups!</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="ETsRfVtGDlk" 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="ETsRfVtGDlk"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Nicole+Kidman+Lenny+Kravitz+Arrivals+CMT+Music+e6c5UKfIsKNl.jpg" title="Nicole Kidman, Lenny Kravitz, and Keith Urban" alt="Nicole Kidman Reveals She Was Once Engaged to Lenny Kravitz" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>What do you think about Kidman's big reveal? Are you shocked? Hit the comments to dish and discuss.</p> <div class="separator three"> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="pOrdqHSlWzU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:x0o2WuXuzKE"></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> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="EzzvEfhZI7g" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:7dnr9If96TX"></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> </div> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:56:30 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Nicole+Kidman/articles/PTuPaipMg3X/Nicole+Kidman+Reveals+Once+Engaged+Lenny+Kravitz PTuPaipMg3X Lena Dunham Defends Taylor Swift Against Election Backlash <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Wiu_36VXdVp" 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="Wiu_36VXdVp"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/hukg3YJNYPOl.jpg" title="Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham" alt="Lena Dunham Defends Taylor Swift Against Election Backlash" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Once a squad member, always a squad member.</p> <p><a href="/Lena+Dunham">Lena Dunham</a> has always been very vocal about her political beliefs, and she passionately supported <a href="/Hilary+Clinton">Hilary Clinton</a> in last year's U.S. presidential election. Her close friend <a href="/Taylor+Swift">Taylor Swift</a>, however, remained notoriously tight-lipped and refused to <a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/10/taylor-swift-wont-save-us-from-donald-trump.html">discuss</a>&nbsp;either <a href="/Donald+Trump">Donald Trump</a> or Clinton.</p> <p>Instead, Swift posted a single Instagram photo on Election Day, urging citizens to vote.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="2EKTWtUZp5S" 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: 50.97222222222222% 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/BMjht18hMbW/" 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">Today is the day. Go out and VOTE 🇺🇸</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 post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on </p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>Swift's desire to keep mum and not endorse either candidate quickly came under fire, especially since her music contemporaries (and rivals) such as <a href="/Katy+Perry">Katy Perry</a> have been incredibly vocal about their views. Some believed that Swift is a fair-weather feminist since she refused to speak out despite having a wide-range of influence on her fans. Also, Swift's <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/01/23/why-is-taylor-swifts-tweet-about-the-womens-march-so-controversial/?utm_term=.1222d118bf15">decision</a>&nbsp;to only Tweet in support of the Women's March rather than actually participating in it also added to the argument against her.</p> <p>Dunham, however, quickly came to her friend's defense in a <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/lena-dunham-why-i-ended-girls-w465924">recent interview</a>&nbsp;with <em>Rolling Stone</em> and explained why Swift has every right to stay silent if she wishes to.</p> <p>&ldquo;I just think everyone has to do it their way,&rdquo;&nbsp;Dunham said.&ldquo;When I was lesser known, I was like, &lsquo;Who could not share their opinion?&rsquo; Then I found out that when you talk about politics, people straight up tweet you the floor plan of your house and say they&rsquo;re coming to your house. You have to fucking watch it because people are nuts.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="ZPr6L2F9HFd" 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="ZPr6L2F9HFd"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/InvYEyFBxvJx.gif" title="Lena Dunham" alt="Lena Dunham Defends Taylor Swift Against Election Backlash" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <p>Dunham went on to praise Swift's restrain, especially when it comes to dealing with criticism.</p> <p>&ldquo;She&rsquo;s been in the public eye since she was 15,&rdquo; added Dunham. &ldquo;I felt young when my career started and I was 23, 24. When I met her, she was newly 22, and she was a f&mdash;ing seasoned pro at this stuff. Watching the way that she understands the vicissitudes of the cycle, and she just keeps making her work, &ndash; that&rsquo;s just really impressive to me. That&rsquo;s how I hope to live my life, which is not as a slave to public opinion but just as somebody who continues to make things . . . People who understand how to protect themselves but aren&rsquo;t so beaten down that they can&rsquo;t be creative &ndash; that to me is the greatest.&rdquo;</p> <p>What do you think about Swift's decision to not endorse either presidential candidate? Hit the comments to dish and discuss.</p> <div class="separator three"> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="bwYl6bEh6zE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:7dnr9If96TX"></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> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="Id63X24uBlT" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:SAOHXdmRSUp"></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> </div> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:37:52 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Taylor+Swift/articles/bZpfRob6p0H/Lena+Dunham+Defends+Taylor+Swift+Against+Election bZpfRob6p0H Here's Ashton Kutcher Blowing a Kiss to John McCain <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="nCGckAsiJpZ" 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="nCGckAsiJpZ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ZYn0XkKmC-ll.jpg" title="Ashton Kutcher" alt="Here's Ashton Kutcher Blowing a Kiss to John McCain" /></div> <div class="below attribution">C-Span</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">C</span>elebrity and politics both make for some unexpected alliances, and&nbsp;sometimes some unexpected air kisses. While Ashton Kutcher and John McCain definitely don't agree on everything, they do have some political common ground in the fight against human trafficking.On Wednesday, Kutcher came face-to-face with the Arizona Senator during a hearing on the subject, and&nbsp;the two had a little bit of a bro moment as McCain joked that Kutcher isn't as hot in person and Kutcher blew him a kiss in response. Skip to :56 seconds into the video below to see the full exchange.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="ELqopsUtTaU" 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/QN0CVWxgDWw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>The light moment came in the middle of a much darker discussion.&nbsp;Kutcher was there to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about progress made in fighting modern slavery. Kutcher is chairman of an organization called <a href="https://www.wearethorn.org/">Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children</a>, which builds software to help fight human trafficking. He co-founded the organization in 2009 with then-wife Demi Moore.</p> <p>While speaking to the committee Wednesday he told them, "As part of my anti-trafficking work, I've met victims in Russia, I've met victims in India, I've met victims that have been trafficked from Mexico, victims from New York and New Jersey and all across our country. I've been on FBI raids where I've seen things that no person should ever see."</p> <p>McCain&nbsp;and several other legislators thanked Kutcher for his work.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="_F0org9U27-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:UOFzY0RmGxQ"></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, 15 Feb 2017 14:51:40 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Celebrity+News/articles/xHPctz59jZ4/Ashton+Kutcher+Blowing+Kiss+John+McCain xHPctz59jZ4 American Girl Has Officially Introduced Its First-Ever Boy Doll <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hv-HHjtsl3r" 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="hv-HHjtsl3r"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/WF4UkIvl1YPl.jpg" title="Logan Everette, First Boy American Girl Doll" alt="American Girl Has Introduced Its First-Ever Boy Doll " /></div> <div class="below attribution">Mattel</div> </div> </div> <p>For the first time in American Girl&nbsp;history, the company has officially unveiled its first-ever boy doll. The 18-inch doll is named&nbsp;Logan Everett, and he's a hip musician who performs&nbsp;with another&nbsp;new American Girl doll Tenny Grant.&nbsp;</p> <p>"A boy character has been a top request from our fans for decades," American Girl spokeswoman Stephanie Spanos <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/02/14/meet-logan-american-girls-first-boy-doll/97912476/">told</a>&nbsp;USA Today. "We're hopeful Logan will appeal to both girls and boys... For boys, we know Logan can speak directly to them and give them something unique and special to call their own." &nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ydzR1nBLP3G" 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="ydzR1nBLP3G"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/5sEKGZNIcqNx.jpg" title="American Girl Doll, Logan Everett" alt="American Girl Has Introduced Its First-Ever Boy Doll " /></div> </div> </div> <p>The news is part of the company's push towards more diverse characters. According to their <a href="http://www.americangirl.com/explore/articles/more-characters-to-love-in-2017/">website</a>, American Girl will&nbsp;soon release a Korean-American doll named Z Yang and a Hawaiian doll named Nanea.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hs3WLCfc5Jl" 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="hs3WLCfc5Jl"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/sFnEV7FxxXSx.jpg" title="New American Girl Dolls" alt="American Girl Has Introduced Its First-Ever Boy Doll " /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> <p>Well&nbsp;on that note!&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="E0ZR0eYprid" 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/Ic5vxw3eijY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>Sorry, I couldn't resist.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:19:42 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/For+The+Win/articles/un8EpiJdxyB/American+Girl+Officially+Introduced+First un8EpiJdxyB The 'Love Actually' Cast Is Reuniting for a 10-Minute Sequel! <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="CXJzGPANvHj" 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="CXJzGPANvHj"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/jN4kfJiRMpBl.jpg" title="Love Actually" alt="The 'Love Actually' Cast Is Reuniting for a 10-Minute Sequel!" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Universal</div> </div> </div> <p><em><span class="dropcap">L</span>ove Actually</em> is coming back for an unexpected sequel of sorts. As part of the <a href="https://rednoseday.org/">Red Nose Day</a>&nbsp;charity fundraising event,&nbsp;writer and director Richard Curtis is working on a 10-minute short that'll check up on many of the characters from the 2003 film to see what they're doing now.&nbsp;And most importantly, much of the original cast is returning for the short.</p> <p>"I would never have dreamt of writing a sequel to <em>Love Actually</em>, but I thought it might be fun to do 10 minutes to see what everyone is now up to," Curtis said of the project. "Who has aged best? I guess that&rsquo;s the big question &hellip; or is it so obviously Liam?</p> <p>"We&rsquo;ve been delighted and grateful that so many of the cast are around and able to take part &ndash; and it&rsquo;ll certainly be a nostalgic moment getting back together and recreating their characters 14 years later."</p> <p>Curtis' wife, Emma Freud, is the script editor, and she took to Twitter to break the news Wednesday, saying they start shooting Thursday. Oh and if you have any ideas for the short, let her know because apparently they're still finalizing the details...</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="de-IsyTXb81" 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">Script for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rednosedayactually?src=hash">#rednosedayactually</a> still being written. Any story developments you'd like to see? ideas welcome. won't air til <a href="https://twitter.com/rednoseday">@rednoseday</a>.</p> &mdash; emma freud (@emmafreud) <a href="https://twitter.com/emmafreud/status/831898359719985152">February 15, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>While many of the original stars are coming back, Emma Thompson hasn't yet been confirmed.&nbsp;She and Alan Rickman played a married couple in the original film, and after Rickman's passing it's unclear how they would work that storyline into the film.</p> <p>In case you're curious, here's a list of the actors who will be coming back: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, Rowan Atkinson,&nbsp;Martine McCutcheon, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Olivia Olson.</p> <p></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="yWawY7A5hG2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:UOFzY0RmGxQ"></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, 15 Feb 2017 11:31:02 -0800 http://www.zimbio.com/Screen+News/articles/FS5tLBaE-vA/Love+Actually+Cast+Reuniting+10+Minute+Sequel FS5tLBaE-vA