Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com en-us Copyright 2017 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Carrie Fisher's Beloved Service Dog Gary Just Found His Forever Home <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="iVev8KVcl1r" 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="iVev8KVcl1r"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/js1voyR2N8Wl.jpg" title="Gary Fisher and Billie Lourd" alt="Carrie Fisher's Beloved Pup Gary Just Found His Forever Home" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>Of the many wonderful things <a href="/Carrie+Fisher">Carrie Fisher</a>&nbsp;left behind when she passed in December 2016, her service dog Gary is the second cutest &mdash; falling short only to her&nbsp;young daughter, <a href="/Billie+Lourd">Billie Lourd</a>.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="CGOJTI_2aXC" 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="CGOJTI_2aXC"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/mt75Zc9paRlx.jpg" title="Billie Lourd and Gary Fisher" alt="Carrie Fisher's Beloved Service Dog Gary Just Found His Forever Home" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>After Fisher's passing, many fans were concerned for her French Bulldog, who accompanied the <em>Star Wars</em> Princess to most functions to help her cope as she battled bipolar disorder.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="XNTLRmHOEpZ" 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="XNTLRmHOEpZ"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ZiD_9jAq07ux.jpg" title="Gary Fisher and Carrie Fisher" alt="Carrie Fisher's Beloved Service Dog Gary Just Found His Forever Home" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>While&nbsp;<em>TMZ</em>&nbsp;originally <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.zimbio.com/Celebrity%2BNews/articles/JKydZowN9lT/Carrie%2BFisher%2BFrench%2BBulldog%2BGary%2BTweeted&amp;sa=U&amp;ved=0ahUKEwj-muL27frSAhXLyFQKHXryDi0QFggFMAA&amp;client=internal-uds-cse&amp;usg=AFQjCNGebv0DlXyse08mtwe-f_fI4IMszA">reported</a>&nbsp;she'd be staying with Lourd and her own French Bulldog Tina, <em>Zimbio</em> has now learned Gary has found his forever home with Fisher's assistant Corby McCoin.</p> <p>The pairing makes sense, as McCoin was almost as consistent a fixture in Gary's life as Fisher. Lourd, 24, maintains an active career as an actress on shows like <em>Scream Queens</em>, making it difficult to provide all the love and attention two pups&nbsp;would need.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="1W-CbEaZ_Lk" 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="1W-CbEaZ_Lk"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/rLSIvJuOU6rx.jpg" title="Gary Fisher and Corby McCoin" alt="Carrie Fisher's Beloved Service Dog Gary Just Found His Forever Home" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>Carrie Fisher passed away on Dec. 27, 2016 in&nbsp;Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack on a United flight from London. Remarkably, her mother <a href="/Debbie+Reynolds">Debbie Reynolds</a>&nbsp;passed just the day afterward of a stroke.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="nQOe_9AaAol" 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="nQOe_9AaAol"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/tnfmMHFxqjnx.jpg" title="Gary Fisher and Carrie Fisher" alt="Carrie Fisher's Beloved Service Dog Gary Just Found His Forever Home" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram</div> </div> </div> <p>In the months following the deaths of her mother and grandmother, Lourd has posted a handful of pictures updating fans on her healing progress. Most recently, she <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSKwUS5gBbO/?taken-by=praisethelourd&amp;hl=en">shared</a>&nbsp;a picture of herself lounging in a beautiful poppy field joined&nbsp;by a caption very reminiscent of her mom's clever, dry humor.</p> <p>"I went to the poppy reserve and all I got was this bizarre pic of me in a kimono making a mildly awkward face surrounded by 4ish dying poppies," she <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSKwUS5gBbO/?taken-by=praisethelourd&amp;hl=en">wrote</a>, hashtagging the words, "#findingthefunny."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZbXfv2Up5cd" 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: 62.5% 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/BSKwUS5gBbO/" 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 went to the poppy reserve and all I got was this bizarre pic of me in a kimono making a mildly awkward face surrounded by 4ish dying poppies #findingthefunny</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 Billie Lourd (@praisethelourd) on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>All our best thoughts continue to go out to the Lourd and Fisher families.</p> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:14:43 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Carrie+Fisher/articles/hIwFLa_8h7g/Carrie+Fisher+Beloved+Service+Dog+Gary+Just hIwFLa_8h7g 'Trading Spaces,' Hit '00s Design Series, Set to Return to TV After 10 Years <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bfaHOfvb2bh" 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="bfaHOfvb2bh"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/g90ZETjnHfrl.jpg" title="'Trading Spaces'" alt="'Trading Spaces,' the First Hit Home Improvement Show, Set to Return to TV After 10 Years" /></div> <div class="below attribution">TLC</div> </div> </div> <p>Before TLC produced&nbsp;<em>Trading Spaces</em>, home improvement reality TV was practically unheard of. Two groups of average den owners re-doing each other's carpeting? On paper, it's not all that impressive an idea. As it turns out, however, not only was the show&nbsp;worth a watch (or a binge) but it started the TV home design trend that networks like HGTV now thrive on.&nbsp;So it's not shocking that in our revival-ridden era, TLC is bringing back the series that proved a genre.</p> <p>"TLC is back into home and property with <em>Nate &amp; Jeremiah By Design</em>, our new show helping distressed homeowners turn disasters into dream homes," said TLC President and general manager Nancy Daniels during&nbsp;the Discovery Communications Upfront presentation on Tuesday.&nbsp;"We are thrilled to expand in this space, and what better way to do that than to bring back <em>Trading Spaces</em>, the series that put property on the map."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KTwTSwLDmal" 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="KTwTSwLDmal"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/aWnk35kyx0lx.jpg" title="'Trading Spaces'" alt="'Trading Spaces,' the First Hit Home Improvement Show, Set to Return to TV After 10 Years" /></div> <div class="below attribution">TLC</div> </div> </div> <p>In <em>Trading Spaces</em>, host Paige Davis guided neighbors as they took over each other's home, completely redesigning one room based on what they thought (hoped, guessed, assumed) would fit their neighbor's tastes. With $1,000, 48 hours, and the assistance of professional designers like Vern Yip and Ty Pennington, neighbors went nuts with fixtures, furniture, color, and texture.</p> <p>The show was all the more interesting toward the end of each episode, when design-loving viewers would sit&nbsp;at the edge of their chic chaise lounges&nbsp;witnessing the neighbors&nbsp;either gasp in happiness or horror at the state of their new rooms.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Kb7MJ1mg-2o" 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/P6PO2XNfd3k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/839292/trading-spaces-returning-to-tlc-after-10-years-off-the-air">According</a>&nbsp;to <em>E! News</em>, Davis' return to the series is not yet confirmed, though she hasn't ruled it out.</p> <p>"All I know is fans are constantly bringing up to me how much they miss the show...so with TLC bringing it back, there will for sure be a lot of happy viewers out there!" she told the site.</p> <p>A few changes are inevitable. The original <em>TS</em> ran from 2000-2008, meaning we should expect budgets to expand, and chances are that the plot of <em>Spaces 2.0</em>&nbsp;will get a modern day feel.</p> <p>Look out for it on TLC in 2018.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PebvxWFDsKU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:ypFjig6HbkR"></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> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:21:07 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Ty+Pennington/articles/_SxZ3554wXo/Trading+Spaces+Hit+00s+Design+Series+Set+Return _SxZ3554wXo This ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reunion Was Predictably Fresh <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Tra_vAixV50" 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="Tra_vAixV50"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/r69YX6HYk3ll.jpg" title="The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cast" alt="This &lsquo;Fresh Prince of Bel-Air&rsquo; Reunion Was Predictably Fresh" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Bros. Television Distribution / Instagram / @therealalfonsoribeiro</div> </div> </div> <p>Now this is a story all about how <em>The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</em> cast still loves each other!</p> <p>On Monday, <a href="/Alfonso+Ribeiro">Alfonso Ribeiro</a> (a.k.a. Carlton Banks) shared an epic Instagram photo of the Banks family and their quirky AF cousin from Philly, Will. The reunited cast members also included <a href="/Tatyana+Ali">Tatyana Ali</a>, <a href="/Karyn+Parsons">Karyn Parsons</a>, <a href="/Will+Smith">Will Smith</a>, <a href="/Daphne+Maxwell+Reid">Daphne Maxwell Reid</a>, and <a href="/Joseph+Marcell">Joseph Marcell</a> (a.k.a Geoffrey, the greatest butler to have graced the small screen).</p> <p>The absence of <a href="/James+Avery">James Avery</a>, who played the lovable Uncle Phil, fell heavy on the cast. &ldquo;Always amazing to spend an afternoon with my Fresh Prince family. Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete,&rdquo; Ribeiro wrote in his Instagram caption. Avery <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/495022/james-avery-dead-fresh-prince-of-bel-air-s-uncle-phil-was-65">died</a>&nbsp;in 2013 from complications during open heart surgery. He was 68 at the time.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SmjqrR5h3Gl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" 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="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 href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BSKWNlEgKGB/" style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" target="_blank">A post shared by Alfonso Ribeiro (@therealalfonsoribeiro)</a> on</p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <p>Although it&rsquo;s been more than a decade since the wildly popular &lsquo;90s hit was on air, the show's six-season run certainly left quite the mark on people. In fact, many fans are still holding out for a possible revival.</p> <p>So what does Will Smith think of that idea?</p> <p>In a <a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/784141/will-smith-has-zero-interest-in-a-fresh-prince-of-bel-air-reboot-when-hell-freezes-over">2016 interview</a>, Smith shared his thoughts: &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think ever, like pretty close to when hell freezes over. Like we&rsquo;re going to leave that alone.&rdquo;</p> <p>Well, alright then.</p> <p>What do you think of this <em>Fresh Prince of Bel-Air</em> reunion? Do you want to see the Banks family back in action on TV? Hit the comments to dish and discuss.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_Xio2V-MvQN" 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="_Xio2V-MvQN"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/sHuNbrzL3Dax.gif" title="The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Cast" alt="This &lsquo;Fresh Prince of Bel-Air&rsquo; Reunion Was Predictably Fresh" /></div> <div class="below attribution">tumblr</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="hxTQ7PAG_jA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:fHc298E_xeL"></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> <p></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="-sgzlTIR5BK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:awEamcqd_Ld"></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> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:29:32 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Will+Smith/articles/pD-8QA50AdY/Fresh+Prince+Bel+Air+Reunion+Predictably+Fresh pD-8QA50AdY 8 Things We Learned About 'T2 Trainspotting' from Danny Boyle <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="w5k39gcheUE" 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="w5k39gcheUE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/K3icpRqoeT3l.jpg" title="Danny Boyle" alt="Danny Boyle interview" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty Images</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">Y</span>ou don't get many sequels like this. Twenty-year-old indie films with cult followings aren't exactly prime sequel territory. So an opportunity to make a film like&nbsp;<em>T2 Trainspotting</em> is rare.&nbsp;Strangely enough, it's a sequel that was seemingly willed into existence by director <a href="/Danny+Boyle">Danny Boyle</a> and the movie writers who kept asking him about it.</p> <p>"You have to be careful what you wish for because these things begin with kind of casual chats with journalists," he explains. "You say something and the next time you meet them two years later, they say, 'So any further news on the sequel?' and suddenly you start inventing a bloody story because you just do. And suddenly the thing's real and it'll be along soon. Anyway it wasn't along soon. It took 20 years, but here we are."</p> <p>We had a chance to sit down with Boyle during a round-table interview in San Francisco, where he attended a screening and Q&amp;A for the film ahead of its wide release. Here's what&nbsp;we learned.</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>1. Danny Boyle and Ewan McGregor had to make up before making the movie.</strong></h3> <p>"We fell out in a very kind of British way without really talking about it. The only time anyone would talk about it was in interviews when the press would mention it. Really what we should have done was what Sickboy and Renton do when they get back together at the beginning of the film, is have a punch-up. That's really what you needed to do was have a good fight with some pool cues and throw a few glasses at each other and et cetera. It was Ewan really funnily enough because he was gracious, really gracious. When&nbsp;Slumdog started to get a bit of attention, he presented one of these pre-Awards Season awards, he agreed to present one in LA, I think it was called the Brittania award. He made this speech and it was really touching, so we built on that together.</p> <p>"I love him dearly, really. He's a very special person, and you don't see very much of each other because he lives in LA and I live in London. You're just not going to bump into each other that much, which is a shame, but whenever I do bump into him it's great. And it was great to get back together again and work. It felt very natural straight away, almost immediately. We fit together very well as a kind of actor-director combo."</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">2. The Cast Fell Right Back Into Old Habits</h3> <p>"The chemistry of the combo is something you can't predict even in a repeat of it. It's just there. It's always been there between them. They really do like each other in an interesting way &mdash; not in an entirely jovial kind of chummy way &mdash; there's bits of stuff going on, but it's in a good way."</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>3.&nbsp;Boyle&nbsp;Isn't Sorry About Making a Movie That Arguably Glamorizes Heroin.</strong></h3> <p>"You can read [the first film] as a social document about Edinburgh's drug problem, which was huge at the time, and still maintains. I would argue that these kinds of movies are important because our relationship with heroin is an ongoing one. It will come and go, but it will always be there. It always has. No one's found a way of eradicating, partly because we medically depend on it."</p> <p>"I think that first book is a masterpiece of presenting these characters who are normally marginalized and they're front and center. They're not victims and they're not evil. And they have a sense of humor and a point of view that is outrageously attractive, and that's why people are drawn to it. They dare to say things that people are frightened to say really. Like they say, "We don't take drugs because we're stupid. We take them because we enjoy them or we get something out of them." Which is something you're not allowed to say even now. It's like, "You can't say that, there's an opioid explosion. How dare you say it?" But you go, "Why are all those people taking them? They're not all stupid." Maybe some of them are but most of them aren't. They're taking them because they need them. They get something from them.</p> <p>"Drugs have always been with us. They will continue to be with us. They're not going to vanish. They're a life-long accompaniment&nbsp;with us really. What was wonderful about the book was he looked at that front and center and absolutely refused to back down or apologize for any of it."</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">4. Boyle&nbsp;was careful not to make the same movie twice.</h3> <p>"There are some similarities &mdash; because I'm not a fool &mdash; you want to try and generate some scenes that have the energy and the delight and the repulsiveness you remember from the first film. So Spud throwing up in the sick bag, and them doing the 'No More Catholic' scene in the pub. So that's fine, but also you want the film to be about something that's a bit more painful.</p> <p>"So they go to <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrour_railway_station">Corrour</a>, and they don't make a funny speech about Scotland being shite &mdash; and we got criticized for that, and it's like, 'What do you want us to do? Do you want us to do another <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29-LRuuqFT0">speech about Scotland being shite</a>?' Or do you want to go there and actually what happens is you get this terrible memory of Tommy and this baby and it just crucifies them because at some point there's a reckoning for that kind of behavior, and it's there when it comes, and they can't cope with it, so they go back to heroin, both of them for the first time in 20 years."</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">5. And He Wasn't Interested in Making a Straight Adaptation of the Literary Sequel.</h3> <p>Boyle based the first <em>Trainspotting</em>&nbsp;on Irvine Welsh's novel of the same name. When Welsh published a sequel called&nbsp;<em>Porno</em> in 2002, Boyle considered adapting it, but ultimately decided not to.&nbsp;He didn't like the book&nbsp;as much as the original. (He said so himself twice during this roundtable.) And when he and screenwriter John Hodge&nbsp;hashed out some ideas for an adaptation, neither of them got very excited. Ultimately,&nbsp;<em>T2 Trainspotting</em>&nbsp;isn't anything like&nbsp;<em>Porno</em>, so the characters diverge more from their literary counterparts over the course of the story.</p> <p>"We follow our path and he follows his, and they run in kind of respectful parallel. They don't seem to cross over. I would have thought they would cross over. From my perspective, I would have thought Irvine would have started writing them more like they are in the film, but from his perspective he probably thinks our films should be more like his books. It's very harmonious, but parallel rather than overlapping."</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>6. Boyle Didn't Mean to Make a Movie About Fatherhood.</strong></h3> <p>"I was surprised &mdash; when we finished shooting the film and we saw our first assembly &mdash; at&nbsp;the impact of those children. There are multiple different children who are in it constantly. There's children everywhere. They've all got children or they've got imaginary children. These children are disappointed. There's that final scene about Begbie and his father. This fatherhood thing, I was surprised how present it was. I thought it would be more background noise, but it felt very present really, and it's because the film became about male behavior over time. The movement from boyhood to fatherhood or manhood over time, and that's what the film was about."</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">7. Culture Can Save Your Soul.</h3> <p>"It seems to be obvious to me where we're heading. With the mechanization or robotization of jobs and society, it's culture that should expand. Culture can save almost anyone really. You find you're not alone. You read to know you're not alone. That's the key thing they say, 'Well what is it to read a book?' And it's to know you're not alone. That loneliness, which is a product of the way we organize societies at present, people can become lonely-ized so easily. Culture solves that. You find a space, and that's obviously what we try to do in the film.&nbsp;So I would just read, listen to music, watch movies, soak up culture, and you'll find your heart in that. That's all I can say."</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple"><strong>8. Renton's New 'Choose Life' Speech Is Steeped in Regret</strong></h3> <p>"His updated speech, the 'Choose Life' speech, the final third of it, you realize it's not like the first speech, which is a litany of sneering at the choices available to him. It's actually a confession about how desperate he is, that he's disappointed that his choices, what he's done, hasn't worked, and that he needs help."</p> <p><strong>[SPOILERS]</strong></p> <p>"Then he ends up sleeping with the girl right after it because she's impressed with his speech, and who wouldn't be? It's a great speech. But sadly that makes him forget what he should be doing. Guys are like that, you get to sleep with a young girl, and you think, 'Wow! I've still got it!' It's terrible really, men aging."</p> <p><strong>[END SPOILERS]</strong></p> <p>Here are the two speeches for comparison:</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="fhpwRHKmJOF" 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/Naf_WiEb9Qs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="GtK3zH1DaHI" 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/ht6k8dSBpdQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="9oHiDDFQj4z" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:2kB_zvuj39a"></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> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:45:56 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Zimbio+Exclusive+Interviews/articles/x_wC_xtTzwN/8+Things+Learned+T2+Trainspotting+Danny+Boyle x_wC_xtTzwN 'Unfortunately Yours' Ep. 2: Count Olaf Creeps Us Out <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Bg3XCM-PZkE" 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="Bg3XCM-PZkE"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/xlVjIGoJSXex.jpg" title="The Bad Beginning, Part 2" alt="'Unfortunately Yours' Ep. 2: Count Olaf Creeps Us Out" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">W</span>elcome once again, if welcome is the right word for something so unpleasant, to <em>Unfortunately Yours</em>, Zimbio's podcast recap for <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em>. On our second episode we dig into <em>The Bad Beginning, Part 2</em>, drilling down into Count Olaf's creepy plan to marry Violet, and how the bizarre world of <em>Unfortunate Events</em> relates to the real world.</p> <p>If this is your first time listening to <em>Unfortunately Yours</em>, you'll join hosts and fans <a href="https://twitter.com/jjduncan">JJ Duncan</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily">Cecily Trowbridge</a> as we talk through <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> one episode at a time &mdash; pondering the depths and meanings of the show, and filling you in on tidbits you might not have known about.</p> <p>If you like the show, please rate us five stars on iTunes and subscribe for weekly updates. We'll be back with Episode 3 next week!</p> <p><strong>iTunes link:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1212719920">https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1212719920</a></p> <p><strong>RSS:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:293462586/sounds.rss">http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:293462586/sounds.rss</a></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="uz9cC1rO2ad" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/313999086&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false"></iframe></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Show Notes for Episode 2</h3> <p>&bull; In Episode 2 of <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em>, Count Olaf hatches a plan to secure the Baudelaire orphans' fortune by marrying 14-year-old Violet Baudelaire. We spend some time talking about the overall creep factor in the plot, and how the show balances real world darkness with its own semi-cartoonish style.</p> <p>&bull; Justice Strauss disappoints us by falling for Count Olaf's absurd con. The clever Count quickly intuits Strauss' loneliness and takes advantage. Once again, oblivious adults are bad for the kids.</p> <p>&bull; During this episode we talk about the Gothic Archies, the <a href="http://www.houseoftomorrow.com/">Stephen Meritt</a>&nbsp;project that gave us the songs used for the&nbsp;<em>Series of Unfortunate Events</em> audio books. Here's their song "Scream and Run Away."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="JL-KeYFs-jj" 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/vB4G5hzDqeE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>&bull; In case you didn't notice, Al Funcoot is an anagram for Count Olaf.</p> <p>&bull; During Klaus's legal arguments he name drops some big time Black History luminaries. Here are Wikipedia links for <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_B._Wells">Ida B. Wells</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurgood_Marshall">Thurgood Marshall</a>, and (of course) <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.">Martin Luther King, Jr</a>.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="Sw0pLAiMAEP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:n6t5tIB2Cxh"></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> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:30:24 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/-_f1xsM1go6/Unfortunately+Yours+Ep+2+Count+Olaf+Creeps -_f1xsM1go6 Set Fire to the Rain! Adele Says She May Never Tour Again <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="qRGizt9IdeP" 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="qRGizt9IdeP"><a href="/photos/Adele/The+59th+GRAMMY+Awards+Show/QcMbCg8y_MX"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/MT7ohzh3YCrl.jpg" title="Adele Photos Photos: The 59th GRAMMY Awards - Show" alt="Set Fire to the Rain! Adele Says She May Never Tour Again" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Somebody please pinch us.&nbsp;</p> <p>Adele, musical goddess, revealed&nbsp;she may never tour again during one of the&nbsp;last shows off&nbsp;her&nbsp;<em>25</em> tour. Yeah, let that sink in for a second.&nbsp;</p> <p>The <em>New Zealand Herald</em> <a href="http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&amp;objectid=11825811">reports</a>&nbsp;that&nbsp;Adele told the audience during Sunday night's performance in Auckland, New Zealand that "touring isn&rsquo;t something I&rsquo;m good at" and that &ldquo;applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don&rsquo;t know if I will ever tour again. The only reason I&rsquo;ve toured is you. I&rsquo;m not sure if touring is my bag." The concert was Adele's last before she officially wraps her tour in&nbsp;London in June.&nbsp;</p> <p>Though the idea&nbsp;of never seeing Adele on tour again stirs up all sorts of emotions, we kind of don't blame her. Touring seems hard. Plus, photos from her Auckland concert showed her performing&nbsp;through rough, rainy weather conditions&nbsp;and facing off with a huge beetle on stage.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bY8bmuBIWBB" 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">Ok so excuse swearing but oh my goodness. Adele vs a HUGE beetle on stage tonight. God love this women, she's the best <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/adeleAuckland?src=hash">#adeleAuckland</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/adele?src=hash">#adele</a> <a href="https://t.co/msrXrfqXRh">pic.twitter.com/msrXrfqXRh</a></p> &mdash; Just a Mum (@JustamumNz) <a href="https://twitter.com/JustamumNz/status/844854420877721600">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Ultimately, here's to hoping that "Hello" is not goodbye.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="FzIX9UyhA7Z" 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="FzIX9UyhA7Z"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Pz6l0nt7QK-x.gif" title="Adele" alt="Set Fire to the Rain! Adele Says She May Never Tour Again" /></div> </div> </div> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:32:47 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Adele/articles/q_0x5YmocuT/Set+Fire+Rain+Adele+Says+May+Never+Tour+Again q_0x5YmocuT Here’s Why THAT ‘Once Upon a Time’ Happy Ending Was a Major Letdown <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="6EoqHou5dLR" 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="6EoqHou5dLR"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Vy-s-tEGOljl.jpg" title="OUAT" alt="Here’s Why THAT ‘Once Upon a Time’ Happy Ending Was a Major Letdown" /></div> <div class="below attribution">ABC</div> </div> </div> <p>Oh, Regina. When will you catch a break, girl?</p> <p>While Regina didn&rsquo;t end up with <em>any</em> version of Robin, someone else sure did. For some reason, <em>Once Upon a Time</em> has decided to jerk Regina around because apparently that&rsquo;s better than giving her a happy ending.</p> <p>After the Evil Queen and Regina faced off in a rather random sword-fighting match, the two eventually reached an emotional truce that swiftly ended the Evil Queen&rsquo;s season-long narrative arc. Thanks to her reformed faith, Regina has learned to find the good in even the most evil versions of herself. So, of course, Regina stepped up and became the hero she was always meant to be when she combined the light from her heart with the darkness in the Evil Queen&rsquo;s heart.</p> <p>Damn, Regina. Why are you so darn incredible? This woman has gone to hell and back, but she&rsquo;ll always be paying for her past sins while even the Evil freakin&rsquo; Queen gets a happy ending.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="C3YCXZL3hH_" 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="C3YCXZL3hH_"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/P-hOWSGt0eIx.gif" title="OUAT" alt="Here’s Why THAT ‘Once Upon a Time’ Happy Ending Was a Major Letdown" /></div> <div class="below attribution">tumblr</div> </div> </div> <p>In last night&rsquo;s episode, Henry&rsquo;s power as the Author came to good use when&nbsp;he was able to give the Evil Queen a fresh start. He sent her back to the famed tavern where she first saw the lion-tattooed Robin, except it was in the Wish Realm this time.</p> <p>How is this fair when Regina is the one who put in <em>all</em> the hard work to become a better person? She lost both lovers (Daniel and Robin) and then had to watch the Evil Queen of all people swoop in to reclaim the happy ending that she has been searching for her whole life. Sure, in a way, a part of Regina is finally happy now, but that&rsquo;s just not good enough at this point. This woman deserves so much more than what she is given on <em>Once Upon a Time</em>.</p> <p>Belle seems to always run back to Rumple, even though he is a power-hungry monster with a knack for destroying everyone&rsquo;s lives. Hook murdered David&rsquo;s father, but we all know he&rsquo;s going to become Mr. Emma Swan really soon. Apparently, Emma and Hook can survive the worst of fates, but poor Regina can never catch a break.</p> <p>If Regina&rsquo;s happy ending is not supposed to come from a romantic relationship, then there needs to be less emphasis on her love life and more on her personal&nbsp;development and ever-growing bond with Henry. Those plot points are definitely intriguing enough, and it would be nice to not have to watch her suffer through yet another doomed romance.</p> <p>Here's to hoping that&nbsp;Regina will find her peace of mind soon because she certainly deserves it.</p> <div class="separator three"> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="vLDGh2ydY-7" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:sd0xbDNTbVU"></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> <p></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="O1B6-bxDDMx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:7JPTWTJi18c"></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, 27 Mar 2017 11:24:21 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Lana+Parrilla/articles/pNJE5wkPhql/Once+Upon+Time+Happy+Ending+Major+Letdown pNJE5wkPhql Mindy Kaling and Sen. Cory Booker Set Up a Date on Twitter, Break Hearts Across the World <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="GgW6tEPz-Qk" 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="GgW6tEPz-Qk"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/vPDBUTRb49dx.jpg" title="Sen. Cory Booker and Mindy Kaling" alt="Mindy Kaling and Sen. Cory Booker Set Up a Date on Twitter, Break Hearts Across the World" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Cory+Booker">Senator Cory Booker</a>&nbsp;took the path of the real man on Saturday, opting out of&nbsp;sliding into <a href="/Mindy+Kaling">Mindy Kaling's</a>&nbsp;DMs and straight into charming a date out of the actress.</p> <p>Booker, apparently a big fan of <em>The Mindy Project,</em> took mock offense when Kaling's character poked fun at Newark, New Jersey, the city where Booker was mayor for a decade.</p> <p>"Ouch! @MindyKaling, heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night... @VogueMagazine &amp; I disagree," the NJ Senator wrote, linking&nbsp;an article praising the city. "(I still [heart] U!)" he finished sweetly.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PHQTVcdR8J6" 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">Ouch! 💔<a href="https://twitter.com/mindykaling">@MindyKaling</a>, heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night 🤔... <a href="https://twitter.com/voguemagazine">@VogueMagazine</a> &amp; I disagree ✌🏼: <a href="https://t.co/2wP7ZqJKQd">https://t.co/2wP7ZqJKQd</a> (I still ❤️U!) <a href="https://t.co/FSwfkxenQJ">pic.twitter.com/FSwfkxenQJ</a></p> &mdash; Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/844971581084516353">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>It wasn't long before Kaling, 10 years Booker's junior, responded in kind.</p> <p>"Senator," she wrote, "if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the [love]. It's mutual!"</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6x4N-bjxZJW" 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">Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the ❤. It's mutual! <a href="https://t.co/KW2ibviREc">https://t.co/KW2ibviREc</a></p> &mdash; Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) <a href="https://twitter.com/mindykaling/status/844973476007989249">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>*collapses in happiness*</p> <p>"You are making my day!" the sweetest man alive wrote. "Thanks for the clarification."</p> <p>At that point, we imagine Booker took a big calming breath, pet his fluffy, well-behaved dog, and took a sip of craft beer before propositioning his apparent celebrity crush:</p> <p>"And If the [love] is really mutual..." he wrote, "Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes"</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QCeCTO_4weV" 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">You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification. And If the ❤️is really mutual... Come have dinner with me in Newark? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PleaseSayYes?src=hash">#PleaseSayYes</a> 🤞🏾 <a href="https://t.co/fI9IYJYZEX">https://t.co/fI9IYJYZEX</a></p> &mdash; Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/844980250958336000">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Kaling, a sane woman with a beating heart, accepted.</p> <p>"yes," she wrote simply. "Now let me get the PATH train schedule."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_HNmrgCdD2f" 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/CoryBooker">@CoryBooker</a> yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule.</p> &mdash; Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) <a href="https://twitter.com/mindykaling/status/844996730449899520">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Mind you, all of this took place in the public eye. Guess who was watching, just waiting for their opportunity to help a guy out?&nbsp;The PATH train, also known as the commuter train connecting Kaling's New York and Booker's Jersey.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ULFLhlQ0-Xn" 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/mindykaling">@mindykaling</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/CoryBooker">@CoryBooker</a> Here's the schedule: <a href="https://t.co/X0CTn8lD54">https://t.co/X0CTn8lD54</a></p> &mdash; PATH Train (@PATHTrain) <a href="https://twitter.com/PATHTrain/status/844998112309628930">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>But Booker wasn't going to let Kaling hitch any old ride.</p> <p>"Thank you! PATH train is awesome when you are Jersey bound. But you are @Lyft worthy!" he gushed. "I will send one to you for the door to door."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="4sCz78x1RWr" 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">🎉 😁Thank you! PATH train is awesome when you are Jersey bound. But you are <a href="https://twitter.com/lyft">@Lyft</a> worthy! I will send one to you for the door to door. <a href="https://t.co/hTHqqyXLZn">https://t.co/hTHqqyXLZn</a></p> &mdash; Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/845003316732055552">March 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>This man deserves a standing ovation.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="p43f-jGJZNB" 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="p43f-jGJZNB"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/HOBDsVJroB8x.gif" title="Mindi Lahiri" alt="Mindy Kaling and Sen. Cory Booker Set Up a Date on Twitter, Break Hearts Across the World" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Giphy</div> </div> </div> <p>While there's no way to know if the date will actually take place, we'll be looking out for updates. Next order of business: Do we prefer "Bookling" or "Mory?"</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6EZocCm8ojE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:aWIUq2UU_Yz"></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, 25 Mar 2017 19:30:13 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Mindy+Kaling/articles/3JQHzBl9z5t/Mindy+Kaling+Sen+Cory+Booker+Set+Up+Date+Twitter 3JQHzBl9z5t Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher Joined By R2-D2 at Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="TTSGiYEBB1J" 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="TTSGiYEBB1J"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/j_jv1DcyMrsl.jpg" title="Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher, R2-D2 at Memorial" alt="Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher Joined By R2-D2 at Carrie Fisher &amp; Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Fans gathered to say a final goodbye at the public memorial for <a href="/Carrie+Fisher">Carrie Fisher</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/Debbie+Reynolds">Debbie Reynolds</a>&nbsp;on Saturday, Mar. 25. The actresses, whose storied careers touched the world, passed in December 2016.</p> <p>Personal friends of the beloved mother (Reynolds) and daughter (Fisher) like Dan Aykroyd, Kat Kramer,&nbsp;Connie Stevens,&nbsp;Ruta Lee, and&nbsp;Peter Asher were joined by R2-D2 himself.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="o1MAqEuEjQw" 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="o1MAqEuEjQw"><a href="/pictures/sB55WtPRMii/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial"> <img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial+Z4pcgHSD0Q1x.jpg" title="Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial" alt="Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher Joined By R2-D2 at Carrie Fisher &amp; Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Over 1,000 people attended the event, which was held&nbsp;at Hollywood's Forest Lawn Cemetery.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="jrkBS5F6MWU" 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="jrkBS5F6MWU"><a href="/pictures/sB55WtPRMii/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial+V4AfAsIYnXwx.jpg" title="Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial" alt="Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher Joined By R2-D2 at Carrie Fisher &amp; Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Fisher's daughter was originally set to attend,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/03/25/public-memorial-to-carrie-fisher-and-debbie-reynolds/99623236/">reportedly</a>&nbsp;deciding to stay home at the last minute.</p> <p>The ceremony felt less like a memorial and more like a celebration of the women's&nbsp;lives, with a live stream from Reynolds' site DebbieReynolds.com sharing the event's happenings for all those who couldn't be there in person.&nbsp;</p> <p>After a color guard performance in honor of the "very patriotic" Reynolds, a video was played showing Fisher's birth certificate transforming into Princess Leia's. Home video of Fisher followed, and R2-D2 took the spotlight.</p> <p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/03/25/public-memorial-to-carrie-fisher-and-debbie-reynolds/99623236/">According</a>&nbsp;to <em>USA Today</em>, the robot "beeped mournfully" until Fisher's brother Todd, who organized the event, joined him on stage, offering condolences.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="swRzmD91dLi" 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="swRzmD91dLi"><a href="/pictures/sB55WtPRMii/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial"> <img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial+GIi1L1idp6Vx.jpg" title="Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial" alt="Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher Joined By R2-D2 at Carrie Fisher &amp; Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Scenes from Reynolds' classic film&nbsp;<em>Singin' in the Rain</em> were played afterward, and&nbsp;Lee performed a heart-wrenching rendition of "I'll Be Seeing You" in honor of her friend.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="vUHCEDQ2L6F" 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="vUHCEDQ2L6F"><a href="/pictures/sB55WtPRMii/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial+emjp0mvOyfex.jpg" title="Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial" alt="Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher Joined By R2-D2 at Carrie Fisher &amp; Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Later, Aykroyd, who was engaged to Fisher for a short time, took the stage to speak about his friend and ex:</p> <p>"We shouldn't be here so soon in our lives," he said.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60" data-widget-guid="wuZZN5ibDCj" 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="wuZZN5ibDCj"><a href="/pictures/sB55WtPRMii/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Debbie+Reynolds+Carrie+Fisher+Memorial+18SlGgmixXLx.jpg" title="Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Memorial" alt="Dan Aykroyd, Todd Fisher Joined By R2-D2 at Carrie Fisher &amp; Debbie Reynolds' Public Memorial" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Rounding out the event was singer James Blunt, who performed a brand new song in Fisher's honor:</p> <p>"You left without saying goodbye," he crooned. "I'm here to let you know, I'm here to let you go."</p> <p>Fisher was Blunt's son's&nbsp;godmother.</p> <p>RIP Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.</p> Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:37:57 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Dan+Aykroyd/articles/ftLd0yq8ZaY/Dan+Aykroyd+Todd+Fisher+Joined+R2+D2+Carrie ftLd0yq8ZaY 5 Relaxing Movies on Netflix to Chill With This Weekend <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="0TWd3RGvS4y" 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="0TWd3RGvS4y"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/WVKp0vLy15nl.jpg" title="Netflix" alt="Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams in Midnight in Paris, Jennifer Lawrence in The Beaver. (Sony Pictures Classics | Summit)" /></div> <div class="below">Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams in <em>Midnight in Paris</em>, Jennifer Lawrence in <em>The Beaver</em>. (Sony Pictures Classics | Summit)</div> </div> </div> <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>he advent of high definition and audio may have a hand in it, but it seems like most movies made today are created to induce the most stress possible in an audience. Indeed, many come for that experience. In Los Angeles and some other places new 4D theaters have been installed complete with moving seats and mist to give you an "experience" when a car crashes or the rain starts. Movies are full-on sensory overload and that's cool, but not all the time.</p> <p>Sometimes you're just in the mood to relax and not worry about the volume button. Sometimes, you want a movie to be like a massage, transportive and relaxing. Well, look no further. I've culled the depths of Netflix to bring you five relaxing movies that are all very different. And, make no mistake, relaxing isn't synonymous with boring. These movies are simply dialogue-driven. You won't find car chases or annoying swagger here. Think of these movies as the exact opposites of flicks like <em>The Fast and the Furious </em>or<em> The Avengers</em>.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">1. Spotlight (2015)</h3> <p>Starring: Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Billy Crudup</p> <p>The 2015 Best Picture Oscar winner is a serious film about a very serious true subject, but it's so methodical and smart you'll be riveted. Following the Boston Globe's "Spotlight" investigative team as they uncover a massive sexual abuse scandal within the local (and revered) archdiocese, <em>Spotlight</em> doesn't spend time on the horrible details of the crimes like most movies of this ilk. Instead, it's a procedural about how a story comes about and is executed by trained professionals. Now, with Trump in the White House, the media is more scrutinized than ever. Watch this movie and see how real reporters work.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="0T9kviVwFlr" 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="0T9kviVwFlr"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/UQ98oHJncP9x.jpg" title="Spotlight" alt="5 Relaxing Movies on Netflix to Chill With This Weekend" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Open Road Films</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">2. Midnight in Paris (2011)</h3> <p>Starring: Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Tom Hiddleston, Kathy Bates, Corey Stoll, Michael Sheen, Allison Pill, Adrien Brody</p> <p>Woody Allen's intellectual romance is a must-see for English majors and any fan of the arts and literature. The Capra-esque story is about an American, Gil, traveling in Paris with a fiancee he doesn't truly love. On a walk late one night, he finds himself magically transported to his dream era&mdash;the '20s, where he meets dozens of his heroes. Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, Salvador Dali, Luis Bunuel, Cole Porter, Gertrude Stein, and Pablo Picasso all make appearances. Torn between his real life and his newfound fantasy, Gil has to decide what he wants most.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="v544rTvFIAN" 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="v544rTvFIAN"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/T-FGCZzEsyzx.jpg" title="Midnight in Paris" alt="5 Relaxing Movies on Netflix to Chill With This Weekend" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Sony Pictures Classics</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">3. Chef (2014)</h3> <p>Starring: Jon Favreau,&nbsp;Emjay Anthony, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt</p> <p>Lightweight and entirely charming (a word I normally loathe), <em>Chef</em> is hard to hate. Written and directed&nbsp;by Favreau, he also stars as Carl Casper, a disgraced head chef who remakes his life from scratch. He quits his restaurant job and buys an old truck. Quickly, he, his son, and best friend make it over and head off on a road trip to bring great food to the people. It's an easy-to-watch success story with a big all-star cast that most anyone should enjoy. Favreau brings&nbsp;along all his <em>Iron Man</em> buddies.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="_KtgEoWNpzz" 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="_KtgEoWNpzz"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/S6Gvcu1pdV7x.jpg" title="Chef" alt="5 Relaxing Movies on Netflix to Chill With This Weekend" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Open Road</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">4. Only the Lonely (1991)</h3> <p>Starring: John Candy, Ally Sheedy,&nbsp;Maureen O'Hara, Jim Belushi, Anthony Quinn, Kevin Dunn, Macauley Culkin, Kieran Culkin,</p> <p>I love the late, great John Candy and often relax with his movies. My favorites, <em>Uncle Buck </em>and<em> Planes, Trains and Automobiles</em>, aren't available to stream at the moment but there's a lesser-seen Candy movie on Netflix I think you'll enjoy. <em>Only the Lonely</em> stars Candy as Danny Muldoon, a Chicago cop who still lives with his overbearing mother. She's a nightmare, fully racist, judgmental, and perfectly happy to keep her son to herself forever. So, when he falls for an Italian girl, Danny has to keep her secret until he's ready to break the news to Mom. This is a sweet, funny movie with tons of parental&nbsp;issues and family themes we all recognize.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="ENQOA1pzgIf" 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="ENQOA1pzgIf"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/YxAKfoiMAEyx.jpg" title="Only the Lonely" alt="5 Relaxing Movies on Netflix to Chill With This Weekend" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Fox</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">5. The Beaver (2009)</h3> <p>Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin</p> <p>Yeah, on the surface it has a silly title and premise, but this is a strange, worthy movie starring some very talented actors. It starts out serious, as Walter Black (Gibson) is depressed with his toy company going bankrupt and marriage failing. He moves into a hotel and attempts suicide but isn't successful. Stuck in life, he decides to communicate with people using a beaver hand puppet,&nbsp;something he tells his wife is part of a therapy program. Walter reconnects with his youngest son thanks to the beaver and his wife can't help but empathize. But his elder boy (Yelchin) still won't accept him and Walter runs into other problems trying to win him over. This is a dramatic film with a light touch you'll be surprised is so watchable.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="Z-O2hY1SMkn" 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="Z-O2hY1SMkn"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ZMcXLtBbZXWx.jpg" title="The Beaver" alt="5 Relaxing Movies on Netflix to Chill With This Weekend" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="AaLPvWsRlOm" 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="AaLPvWsRlOm"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/GKGqRD6NvQWx.jpg" title="The Beaver" alt="5 Relaxing Movies on Netflix to Chill With This Weekend" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Summit</div> </div> </div> <div class="separator one"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="ZtMb34z8cWh" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:C3Q7NBkIs5P"></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="biosSkEZscN" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:p-NRBXzP03P"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:26:45 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/All+Things+Netflix/articles/5occu3eXUl_/5+Relaxing+Movies+Netflix+Chill+Weekend 5occu3eXUl_ We're Tripping Out That Han Solo's Name Isn't Really Han Solo <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9aQ4jDmFFK_" 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="9aQ4jDmFFK_"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/RNfBccz491Il.jpg" title="Harrison Ford as Han Solo " alt="We're Tripping Out That Han Solo's Name Isn't Really Han Solo" /></div> <div class="below attribution">LucasFilm</div> </div> </div> <p>Boy oh boy&nbsp;is this news making waves for<em>&nbsp;Star Wars</em>&nbsp;fans.&nbsp;</p> <p>During a lecture at the University of Southern California on Thursday, Disney CEO Bob Iger gave a quick update about <em><a href="/Screen+News/articles/mTj5A-XspDm/First+Look+Cast+Han+Solo+Movie">Han Solo: A Star Wars Story</a></em>, which is currently in production.</p> <p>According to Iger, the series picks up when&nbsp;Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) is 18 years old and follows him through when he was 24. &ldquo;There are a few significant things that happen in Han Solo&rsquo;s life, like acquiring a certain vehicle and meeting a certain Wookiee that will happen in this film,&rdquo; Iger said. &ldquo;But you will also discover how he got his name.&rdquo;</p> <p>Time out. Wait, what? "How&nbsp;he got his name"?&nbsp;</p> <p>Though we know a little bit about Han Solo's&nbsp;backstory &mdash;mainly, how he was orphaned at a young age&nbsp;and later turned to smuggling&nbsp;&mdash; it's weird to think that Han Solo was, at some point, not Han Solo, because Han Solo is Han Solo damnit!&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="MJpzSLd5Gl2" 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 DONT WANNA KNOW HAN SOLOS REAL NAME BC THIS HAN SOLO ISNT HAN SOLO AND HAN SOLO WILL ALWAYS BE HAN SOLO JDHDHD <a href="https://t.co/3XNPuui1bM">pic.twitter.com/3XNPuui1bM</a></p> &mdash; lucy (@heathlcdgers) <a href="https://twitter.com/heathlcdgers/status/845226862720757761">March 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>I mean, what if James Bond wasn't James Bond? Or what if Disney's Aladdin was actually some guy named Alfie? Ultimately, if&nbsp;we're going to be forced to accept the fact that Han Solo had, at some point, a different name, let's hope it isn't something like&nbsp;Jek Tono Porkins or something <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/3096s8/most_ridiculous_name_in_star_wars/?st=j0o616wx&amp;sh=7bc4a25f">ridiculous</a>&nbsp;like that.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RxcHeC3kcQL" 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="RxcHeC3kcQL"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/xZY_Vtx_L6xx.gif" title="Porkins from Star Wars " alt="We're Tripping Out That Han Solo's Name Isn't Really Han Solo" /></div> </div> </div> <p>May the force be with you Han Solo, or whoever you are.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Wg183F7VIhc" 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="Wg183F7VIhc"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/NfUmtqtSHOax.gif" title="Han Solo " alt="We're Tripping Out That Han Solo's Name Isn't Really Han Solo" /></div> </div> </div> <p></p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:03:13 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Screen+News/articles/t8xGr37kVmL/Tripping+Out+Han+Solo+Name+Isn+t+Han+Solo t8xGr37kVmL Emma and Regina Are Runners-Up of Zimbio's 2017 March Madness Challenge! <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="t_QUMfYdEUy" 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="t_QUMfYdEUy"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/zv/BYhER1vmvVkl.gif" title="March Madness 2017" alt="Emma and Regina Are Runners-Up of Zimbio's 2017 March Madness Challenge!" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Art for Zimbio by Rafael Hidalgo</div> </div> </div> <p>Congratulations to Emma and Regina of <em>Once Upon a Time</em> for being the runners-up of Zimbio's 2017 <a href="/brackets/TV+Couples+March+Madness+2017">TV Couples March Madness Challenge</a>! After making it to the Final 4 for four years, Swan Queen had a major breakthrough moment this year and made it all the way to the Championship Round.</p> <p>The dynamic, magical duo even received some love on Twitter from&nbsp;<em>Once Upon a Time</em> co-creator <a href="/Adam+Horowitz">Adam Horowitz</a> and the ever so popular Evil Queen/Regina Mills,&nbsp;<a href="/Lana+Parrilla">Lana Parrilla</a>. The shout outs are a result of the undying passion and dedication of the Swan Queen fandom. Even though their ride-or-die couple is not canon, they believe that someday Emma and Regina might be. After all, these two&nbsp;<em>always find each other,&nbsp;</em>especially during tough times.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="A-oH8A5H5Sm" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="tumblr-post" data-href="https://embed.tumblr.com/embed/post/kgv48LNQPp7vhewcrjr-RQ/130942531569" data-did="2315a795f0e6484ac2bf9e5d77e5eb8622e2471a"><a href="http://ouat-art.tumblr.com/post/130942531569/thececilz-swan-mills-family-requested-by">http://ouat-art.tumblr.com/post/130942531569/thececilz-swan-mills-family-requested-by</a></div> <script async="" src="https://assets.tumblr.com/post.js"></script> </div> <p>So what makes this supernatural duo so darn incredible? Well, apart from their unparalleled magical abilities, Emma and Regina have one of the most complex and well-developed relationships on the show. They started off as enemies and then found common ground based on their unconditional love for their son, Henry. Over time, they went from being cordial acquaintances to friends and allies to BFFs. It's unclear what the future holds for them, but one thing's for sure: Their bond will only get stronger.</p> <p>Just like Emma and Regina always <em>believe</em> in each other, the Swan Queen fandom believes in their ship whole-heartedly. In fact, they showed up in&nbsp;top form to support their OTP during the <a href="/2017+TV+Couples+March+Madness+Challenge/articles/j18NHuUHiSu/The+ABCs+of+Emma+and+Regina">ABCs of Swan Queen</a>&nbsp;and also submitted beautiful <a href="/2017+TV+Couples+March+Madness+Challenge/articles/eOmMajrdibm/Final+4+Fandoms+Created+Mind+Blowing+Fan+Art">fan art </a>for this year's competition.</p> <p>We want to congratulate Swan Queen shippers for coming so far. You never gave up, even when the match-ups were tough and it seemed like the tide was turning against you. You embody what <em>Once Upon a Time</em> is all about: Holding onto hope. So here's to a <em>charming</em> future for Emma and Regina! We hope to bring you yet another magical celebration next year.</p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:31:03 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/2017+TV+Couples+March+Madness+Challenge/articles/b8wTleiaA7L/Emma+Regina+Runners+Up+Zimbio+2017+March+Madness b8wTleiaA7L Clarke and Lexa Win Zimbio's 2017 TV Couples March Madness Challenge <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="cOKparO4O7N" 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="cOKparO4O7N"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/zv/EGiVA0Q3UYQl.gif" title="March Madness 2017" alt="Clarke and Lexa Win Zimbio's 2017 TV Couples March Madness Challenge" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Art for Zimbio by Rafael Hidalgo</div> </div> </div> <p>After an incredible 3.7 million votes were cast in Zimbio's 2017 <a href="/brackets/TV+Couples+March+Madness+2017">TV Couples March Madness Challenge</a>, <em>The 100</em>'s Clarke and Lexa snagged the coveted crown for a second, consecutive win.&nbsp;Clearly, this victory is no small feat, especially given the fact that the character of Lexa passed away over a year ago. But the warrior queen has lived on in the hearts of her fans, who have spent the year since her death advocating for LGBTQ causes and doing their best to bury the "bury your gays" trope once and for all.</p> <p>For Clexa fans, Lexa's death was an inexcusable letdown, and it became much larger than what the show had intended. It's cultural impact started an in-depth discussion about improving the visibility of LGBTQ characters and understanding the impact they have on their fans.&nbsp;The Clexakru took their frustrations about the insensitive way <em>The 100</em> handled Lexa&rsquo;s death, which occurred just moments after she slept with Clarke for the first time, and worked to turn those frustrations into action.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3HmAY9dUmUo" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="tumblr-post" data-href="https://embed.tumblr.com/embed/post/YLg5lKYsrfs6LbBr8q27MQ/154475214295" data-did="8fa6b68a2577ea909c9fcbeae06594ac728185bb"><a href="https://wan-heda212.tumblr.com/post/154475214295/sheep-in-clouds-never-forget-the-two-commanders">https://wan-heda212.tumblr.com/post/154475214295/sheep-in-clouds-never-forget-the-two-commanders</a></div> <script async="" src="https://assets.tumblr.com/post.js"></script> </div> <p>Rather than waiting for someone else to make things better, Clexa fans rose up and decided to create the change they wished to see in Hollywood.&nbsp;They raised money for <a href="https://give.thetrevorproject.org/fundraise?fcid=625415">The Trevor Project</a>, and they launched the first annual <a href="https://www.clexacon.com/">ClexaCon</a>. Named after Clarke and Lexa, this media and entertainment convention aims to provide a platform for fans, allies, and content creators from around the globe so that they can disseminate positive content about the LGBTQ community.</p> <p>Lexa may have died on the show, but her memory will live on thanks to her loyal fans. We want to congratulate the Clexa fandom for repping their OTP to the best of their abilities. You guys came out in full force and this victory is a result of your unyielding support of Clexa. Your Commander would be proud, so keep fighting the good fight.</p> <p>We also want to thank everyone else who participated in this year's challenge. You represented your ride-or-die couples with fervor and emphasized all the great things about being in a fandom. We look forward to bringing you another epic celebration next year.</p> <p>May we meet again.</p> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:18:59 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/2017+TV+Couples+March+Madness+Challenge/articles/9y45p9lwbWW/Clarke+Lexa+Win+Zimbio+2017+TV+Couples+March 9y45p9lwbWW 5 TV Shows You Can't Wait to Use Netflix's New 'Skip Intro' Button On <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="iokZvneN2gX" 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="iokZvneN2gX"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/es6oybfqNOix.jpg" title="Skip Intro" alt="5 TV Shows You Can't Wait to Use Netflix's New 'Skip Intro' Button On" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p>Strangely, the roll out of Netflix's semi-new and much appreciated "Skip Intro" button came with little fanfare. <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/netflix/comments/5vn0an/new_feature_skip_intro_button_us/">Reddit</a>&nbsp;noticed first, as usual, and this week, <a href="http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/17/netflix-opening-sequence-skip-button/">major websites</a>&nbsp;have been posting articles about the feature, seen below at the bottom right:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="R4F9fwOnHbR" 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="R4F9fwOnHbR"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/0Xspx2URi4px.jpg" title="Skip Intro Netflix" alt="Netflix's 'Skip Intro' Button Will Be Best Applied to These 10 TV Shows" /></div> <div class="below attribution">NBC</div> </div> </div> <p>One would think Netflix would advertise this more. If they were smart enough to do it, you'd think they'd be smart enough to tell us about it. The button obviously came as a result of subscriber griping. No one wants to binge <em>The Office</em> and sit through that garden variety opening credit sequence every 22 minutes.&nbsp;Maybe Netflix is just testing it out for now.&nbsp;</p> <p>There is a caveat to the new button. It only works for certain shows. Programs that begin and then cut to the credit sequence after a few minutes don't always feature the new button (most don't). And some shows don't feature it at all, no matter when the opening credits roll. That means horrible intros like the ones on <em>Star Trek: Enterprise </em>and<em> Shameless</em> must still be tolerated. Thankfully, the button can still be found on enough shows to be considered useful.</p> <p>There are a few things to take into consideration when it comes to how annoying an opening credit intro is. First is how re-watchable it is. If you binge-watch the show, this is crucial. You'll have to endure the credits like enduring commercials, over and over. Next is how long the credits are. And, lastly, is how necessary the credits are.</p> <p>So which shows should we be excited to use the button on? Here we go:</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">The Killing</h3> <p>It's not long, just totally unnecessary. Linden drives her car around Seattle and we get it, it's gloomy. Plus,&nbsp;opening credit sequences are the worst on serialized murder mystery shows like this where you can't wait to see what happens next.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="IthrCM7ypv6" 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/CP6oHbPK_jU?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">House of Cards</h3> <p>At almost two minutes, the <em>House of Cards</em> opening credit sequence is the longest on this list. It's dark and the music is harmless so the annoying factor is low, but the length... Just get to the show, please.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="BbWmCY3iIJJ" 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/wTJ8ndXFnjQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Orange is the New Black</h3> <p>Another Netflix Original Series, <em>Orange is the New Black</em> has a highly annoying opening credit sequence that features Regina Spektor's "You've Got Time." The song is okay, but not 10 times in a row and not paired with an onslaught of too-close faces. Awkward.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="lQlfZv5kSMu" 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/fBITGyJynfA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">The Office</h3> <p>The most unnecessary intro on the list, <em>The Office's</em> opening credits are hard to tolerate because they're so uninspired and they occur every 22 minutes while binge-watching. <em>Parks and Recreation</em> has the same problem.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="oXB9GEKNfOP" 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/ovkz3mVedK0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading oak">Gilmore Girls</h3> <p>Corny and long, the <em>Gilmore Girls</em> opening tests your limits every time. It looks and sounds like every single melodramatic dramatic soap opera primetime show ever created. They all have <em>Family Ties</em> to thank.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="1sLMl9FtuOM" 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/6UA4-a0OOpc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="AaHYNeEEMam" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:WG2XW8aSmMA"></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="iEPphj0wiZp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:By3dPgUWIcw"></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, 23 Mar 2017 13:05:20 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/All+Things+Netflix/articles/9KeiS7cL0pB/5+TV+Shows+Can+t+Wait+Use+Netflix+New+Skip 9KeiS7cL0pB Livingly Media Names Erica Carter as CEO <p>Livingly Media, the San Francisco-based women&rsquo;s lifestyle digital publisher, today announced that its Board of Directors has named Erica Carter as Chief Executive Officer and appointed her to its Board, effective April 14, 2017. Since its acquisition by aufeminin Group two years ago, Livingly Media has driven growth and achieved profitability, with year-over-year revenues increasing more than 50% in 2016.</p> <p>Erica Carter has served as Livingly Media&rsquo;s SVP and General Manager since 2015 and has been responsible for its marketing, operations, analytics, and finance functions. She joined the company in 2013 as its first Head of Finance. Erica has been essential to the company&rsquo;s growth and success and has demonstrated a passion for the brands, commitment to her colleagues, and drive to deliver consistent revenue and marketing results. She has extensive experience with lifestyle brands in prior management roles at&nbsp;<a href="https://www.onekingslane.com/">One Kings Lane</a> and <a href="http://www.williams-sonoma.com/">Williams-Sonoma, Inc.</a>, and began her career at <a href="http://www.ey.com/">Ernst &amp; Young LLP</a>.</p> <p>"I&rsquo;m delighted to announce Erica&rsquo;s well-deserved promotion. She has been a strong leader for the Livingly Media team throughout her tenure and I have complete confidence that her leadership will continue Livingly&rsquo;s innovation and growth. I&rsquo;m pleased to see a skilled woman take an executive position in tech,&rdquo; said Marie-Laure Sauty de Chalon, Chairman of the Board.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am honored to have been chosen by the board to lead Livingly Media into its next exciting phase of growth,&rdquo; said Erica Carter. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m looking forward to working more closely with our team on the things we do best: creating deeply engaging content that speaks to things women are passionate about, doing so at scale, and introducing our brands to more smart, independent women in authentic ways.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain left w30 gutter" data-widget-guid="Tg7bcw2hkzf" 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="Tg7bcw2hkzf"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/TSiquPwDPlxx.jpg" title="Livingly Media" alt="Livingly Media publishes four leading women's lifestyle brands enjoyed by over 25 million global readers each month. [Google Analytics, March 2017]" /></div> <div class="below">Livingly Media publishes four leading women's lifestyle brands enjoyed by over 25 million global readers each month. [Google Analytics, March 2017]</div> </div> </div> <p>Christophe Decker, COO of parent company aufeminin Group and Livingly Media board member, will also assume responsibilities as Livingly&rsquo;s COO. He relocated to San Francisco in an advisory role in 2015 following the Group&rsquo;s acquisition of Livingly Media . Christophe joined aufeminin Group in 2005 and has managed product development, technology and innovation, and traffic acquisition operations during his tenure.</p> <p>Bruce Martin and Jill Slattery round out Livingly Media&rsquo;s executive team. Bruce serves as Livingly Media&rsquo;s CTO , focusing on the performance, reliability and flexibility of technical systems. Bruce has 25 years of experience in engineering and software development. Prior to joining Livingly in 2006 , he was an architect at LookSmart, Ltd and an engineering lead at SAIC . As Editor in Chief, Jill is responsible for maintaining the voice and vision of all of Livingly Media&rsquo;s brands, and she is driven to keep finding new and innovative ways to engage readers with content they love. Jill started her career in digital media with Livingly Media in 2011, initially as Zimbio.com&rsquo;s TV editor and later as its Managing Editor.</p> <p>Long-time executives Tony Mamone (CEO and Founder) , Danny Khatib (COO and Founder), and Cleve Pasarell (VP Product) are stepping down from their roles in a planned departure two years following the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12526480.htm">aufeminin Group acquisition</a>. &ldquo;I would like to personally thank the founders for their leadership, strategic vision, and thoughtful transition,&ldquo;said Sauty de Chalon. &ldquo;I wish them the best in their next venture."</p> <p>Founded in 2006, Livingly Media has become one of the most popular digital lifestyle destinations for women. The company publishes Livingly.com, StyleBistro.com, Lonny.com, Zimbio.com. Combined, these sites attracted 14 million readers and served 420 million pageviews in the U.S. alone in January 2017, according to comScore Inc.</p> <p></p> <h3 class="article_heading oak">ABOUT LIVINGLY MEDIA</h3> <p>Livingly Media is a digital media company that reaches more than 24 million global monthly readers in the fashion and beauty, home and design, and entertainment news categories. It currently publishes four websites: <a href="http://www.livingly.com">Livingly.com</a>, <a href="http://www.stylebistro.com">Stylebistro.com</a>, <a href="http://www.lonny.com">Lonny.com</a>, <a>Zimbio.com</a>, and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.</p> <p>Read more about the company at <a href="http://www.livinglymedia.com">http://www.livinglymedia.com</a>.</p> <h3 class="article_heading oak">ABOUT AUFEMININ GROUP</h3> <p>1st creator of communities, the aufeminin Group provides an editorial and community-based offer covering all the most popular topics among women: Fashion, Beauty, Parenthood, Cooking, News, Entertainment, etc. With media brands such as <a href="http://www.aufeminin.com/">aufeminin</a>, <a href="http://www.marmiton.org/">Marmiton</a>, <a href="http://www.mylittleparis.com/">My Little Paris</a>, <a href="http://www.mercialfred.com/">Merci Alfred</a>, <a href="http://www.onmeda.de/">Onmeda</a>, <a>Zimbio.com</a>, <a href="http://www.lonny.com">Lonny.com</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.livingly.com">Livingly.com</a> and <a href="http://www.stylebistro.com">Stylebistro.com</a>, the Group is present in more than 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. With a global audience of 149 million monthly visitors (1), the Groupe&rsquo;s presence is gaining momentum on all platforms such as mobile, videos and social networks. The Groupe aufeminin, which is 78.43% owned by the Axel Springer group, is listed on compartment B of Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0004042083, Ticker: FEM). In 2016, the Group recorded revenue of &euro;107 million and an EBITDA of &euro;24.7 million.</p> <p>Read more about the group at <a href="http://corporate.aufeminin.com/en">http://corporate.aufeminin.com/en,</a> or contact Delphine Groll, Head of Group Communication, delphine.groll@aufeminin.com, Tel: +33 (1) 53 57 15 52.</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:42:32 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Company+News/articles/-WUWNsw2Djz/Livingly+Media+Names+Erica+Carter+CEO -WUWNsw2Djz