In the first season, Roberts played Heidi Bergman, a caseworker who helps soldiers transition to civilian life after completing their tours of duty, leading her to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy.
While fans may be surprised about Roberts’ “Homecoming” departure, Deadline reported back in January that she had never intended to do more than one season, but will remain as an executive producer.
Meanwhile, it’s not yet known whether stars Stephan James, Bobby Cannavale, Shea Whigham, Alex Karpovsky and Sissy Spacek will be returning for the second season.
“Homecoming” creator Sam Esmail told TVLine that the post-credits scene in the Season 1 finale — in which Colin Belfast (Bobby Cannavale) squared off with his recently appointed Geist Group superior Audrey Temple (Hong Chau) — was “a hint of things to come.”
Brendan Fraser definitely gave it his all while filming “The Mummy” back in the ’90s.
Fraser, who played Rick O’Connell in the 1999 flick, spoke to Entertainment Weekly about one scene in particular that saw him get hanged, but not killed, in a prison.
Fraser recalled, “I did get fully choked-out. It was scary. Rick is dangling at the end of the rope, and he’s such a tough guy that his neck didn’t snap.”
“We did the wide shot, which was the stuntman going down, and he had a harness on, and it looked great. Then they’ve got to go in [for a close-up]. There was a hangman’s gallows, and there was a hemp rope tied into a noose that was placed around my neck. The first take, I’m doing my best choking acting. Steve says, ‘Can we got for another one and take up the tension on the rope?’ I said, ‘Alright, one more take.’”
Fraser went on, “I remember seeing the camera start to pan around, and then it was like a black iris at the end of a silent film. It was like turning down the volume switch on your home stereo, like the Death Star powering down. I regained consciousness and one of the EMTs was saying my name.”
“There was gravel in my ear and s— really hurt. The stunt coordinator came over, and he said, ‘Hi! Welcome to the club, bro! Ha ha ha!’ And I was like, ‘Ha ha, funny? Ha ha?’ Like, what the hell? I want to go home! Steven — he and I disagree — but I think he was trying to go, ‘Oh, that wacky Brendan, acting up a storm again!’, or something like that. I was like, ‘Hey, you guys think what you need to, but I’m done for the day.’”
Despite Fraser’s version of events, director Stephen Sommers had a rather different story and blamed Fraser entirely.
He insisted, “He tightens the noose, and then, as we’re about to get the shot, he’s trying to make it look like it’s really strangling him. I guess it cut off his carotid artery, or whatever, and knocked him out. He did it to himself.”
Dean McDermott is getting real about the tough conversations he’s had with son Liam.
McDermott chatted about his eldest son on Monday’s episode of his “Daddy Issues” podcast, where he looked back at nasty comments about 12-year-old Liam’s weight.
The actor, 55, and his wife Tori Spelling shared a sweet family photo to Instagram in March, featuring Liam, Stella, 11, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 2, eating Little Bites snacks as part of a sponsorship. But Internet trolls quickly infiltrated the comments section.
“So [Spelling] did this post about, you know, having a snack with the family, and all the moms got up in arms. ‘You feed your kids this? … No wonder they’re obese,’” McDermott said during the episode. “So, Liam saw this. He saw it on my phone, and he took me aside, and he said, ‘Dad, am I obese?’ And I said, ‘Dude, no. You are not obese.’”
He added, “I took him aside, and I said, ‘Look, you know what? People are going to say horrible things. We’re in the spotlight, Mom and Dad. People know who you are, and people are going to say nasty things. So you can fire back at them, or you can stop and think and send them some love.’”
And McDermott made sure to use the negative experience as a teaching moment.
“‘Think of how horrible their life must be if they’re gonna take the time to go on Mom’s account, look at it, and write something horrible about somebody they don’t know. How messed up is their life? How sad are they? They probably live in their mom’s basement. They probably have no friends,’” he said he told Liam. “So I said, ‘We can get mad about this, or we can take the high road, send them some love because they’re hurting.’ … Liam’s 12, going on 30. So, you know, he really got it.”
“And we’re going to see how they’re all sort of intertwined and how they all affect the Pearsons,” she added. “That’s a pretty good clue, that’s a pretty good hint for you.”
In response to another viewer question, Metz also revealed that she and the rest of the cast already know how the beloved series is going to end.
“I know everything, we all know everything,” she said. “It’s definitely gratifying. I’m sort of nervous and scared about it because there’s so much going on, but no, it’s satisfying. I think everyone will be satisfied.”
During the after-show segment, Metz opened up about singing with Carrie Underwood on live television at this year’s ACM Awards and the decidedly 21st-century way in which she met her current boyfriend.
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With the MTV Video Music Awards around the corner, the 2019 nominations are in and Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish leading the charge.
Both Grande and Swift, who have 10 nods each, will be up against each other in most of the same categories, including Video Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Pop. But Swift only has two videos eligible (“ME!” and “You Need to Calm Down”), while Grande has four (“Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings,” “God is a Woman” and 2 Chain’s “Rule the World”).
Meanwhile, Eilish follows closely behind with nine nominations, including Best New Artist.
“Old Town Road” hitmaker Lil Nas X earned eight nods himself, sliding behind Eilish in third.
Along with their nominations announcement, MTV has introduced two categories Video For Good (Halsey – “Nightmare”, The Killers – “Land of the Free”, Jamie N Commons & Skylar Grey – “Runaway Train (ft. Gallant)”, John Legend – “Preach”, Lil Dicky – “Earth” and Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”) and Best K-Pop (BTS – “Boy With Luv (ft. Halsey)”, BLACKPINK – “Kill This Love”, Monsta X – “Who Do You Love (ft. French Montana)”, TOMORROW X TOGETHER – “Cat & Dog”, NCT 127 – “Regular” and EXO – “Tempo”).
“The kids like ‘The Princess Bride’. But we do try to show them movies that we loved as kids,” the 43-year-old said. “And they’re very problematic now in this age of trying to raise very kind of socially aware, morally responsible kids. And you try to show them these movies and we’ll be like, ‘Kids, we’re gonna show you a movie!’ and they’ll be like, ‘Oh, great, what misogynistic, racist movie are you gonna show us today?’ And I’m like ‘What are you talking about?!’ And we look at the movies and I’m like, ‘Oh, these are problems.’”
As an example, Savage pointed to the 1984 classic “Splash”, starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah as a mermaid who grows legs.
As Savage says, the movie features “a lot of nudging about this guy taking a girl that can’t walk or talk up to his apartment.”
Wesley Snipes has voiced his opinion on Mahershala Ali being cast to replace him as the new Blade.
Snipes said in a statement to ET Canada: “To all the DAYWALKERS losing their minds right now, chillaaxx. Although the news comes as a surprise, it’s ALL good. Such is the ‘business’ of ‘entertainment!’ Much peace to the MCU crew – always a fan.”
“Honour and respect to the grandmaster Stan. Congratulations and Salaam to Mahershala Ali, a beautiful and talented artist whose expressions I look forward to experiencing for many years to come. Inshallah, we will someday work together.”
“Most importantly to my loyal fans, the incredible outpouring of love is overwhelming. I am grateful for the never-ending support. So, ‘nah fret nah worry, it’s not de end of de [sic] story.’ Welcome to the Daywalker Klique.”
The 1975 took the stage of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Monday night but apparently the stage wasn’t big enough for frontman Matt Healy.
Healy — a close friend of host James Corden — pulled out all the stops during the band’s performance of “I Like America & America Likes Me” from their latest album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, running off the stage and taking a seat at Corden’s “Late Late Show” desk.
Clad in a blue jumpsuit and red Converse sneakers, Healy then hopped on top of Corden’s desk as he continued the energetic performance, singing directly into the camera before running back to the stage and climbing atop drummer George Daniel’s kick drum.
“Not only does it tune your voice, it stops it, compresses it, punctuates it,” said Healy. “It turns it into an instrument. But also, this song started out as an homage to SoundCloud rap. It’s the sound of America to me at the moment. I was almost going to put it out with just mumble lyrics, to see how far I could take it.”