Monday, May 22, 2017

'The Bachelorette': Rachel Lindsay Drops Some Hints About Her Winner

2017 Billboard Music Awards - Press RoomThe latest season of "The Bachelorette" is just kicking off, but we're not going into it with no idea of what to expect.

Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay hasn't been shy about teasing what's to come, like the fact that she left the show engaged. More recently, she offered hints about her fiancé during an interview with THR, describing some of her perfect man's qualities. If you want to try to figure out who he is as you watch the show, here's what you should look out for (spoilers ahead!):

Lindsay has already spoken of her winner in glowing terms, of course. Apparently, he "checks every box" when it comes to qualities she was looking for, including being "confident, direct, [and] self-aware," plus having "a sense of humor [and a] great smile." She also wanted to find someone who was on the same page as her in terms of their future goals, not to mention someone who likes sports.

There's a long season ahead of us, but we can try to guess who fits the bill when "The Bachelorette" premieres Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

[via: THR]

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'Justice League': Fans Support Zack Snyder As He Steps Back From Film After Family Tragedy

Director Zack Synder Promotes 'The Man Of Steel' In TorontoDirector Zack Snyder has gotten his fair share of harsh comments from DC fans over the years, but they recently gave him a lot of love.

The "Justice League" director announced Monday in a THR interview that he was stepping back from the film to cope with his daughter Autumn's March suicide, inspiring a wave of heartfelt tweets. His decision was clearly not an easy one, and Snyder admitted that he and his family have been struggling. Although he had initially taken a two-week break and then returned to work, he came to realize it would be better for him and his family if he handed over the reins.

"I've decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me," Snyder told THR. "They are all having a hard time. I'm having a hard time."

While Warner Bros. was reportedly willing to push the film back, Snyder and his wife, Deborah, one of the film's producers, opted to let others take over. Fortunately, the project is being left in good hands; Joss Whedon is stepping in for Snyder.

Like the studio, many fans felt for Snyder and understood his decision. Supportive tweets rolled in, wishing the director and his family the best during this horribly difficult time.

"Justice League" is still on track to open Nov. 17.

[via: THR; Twitter]

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Netflix Nabs the Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o Heist Comedy

Miu Miu : Front Row - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2014-2015The people of the internet have long been calling for a movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o, and they're going to get it.

Netflix bought the project, which will be directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Issa Rae, EW reports. Not surprisingly, the streaming service wasn't the only company interested; Netflix had to make a huge bid to land it, according to the publication's sources.

The idea for the project came courtesy of the internet. When the two women were photographed sitting front row at a Mui Mui show during Paris Fashion Week in March 2014, fans started dreaming up possible collaborations, including a heist flick. Soon, others started calling for DuVernay and Rae to be involved as well, and all four women were willing to make fans' dreams come true.

The film is still a ways out, though. Production is not expected to begin until 2018, so we won't get to see the finished film anytime soon. Yet, with those four talented players involved, the wait will be worth it.

[via: EW]

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'Friends From College' Teaser Features a Drug-Fueled Night of Tap Dancing

Older doesn't always mean wiser.

Netflix has released a new teaser for its upcoming comedy "Friends From College," and the preview makes it clear that being an adult doesn't mean you have to act like one. The series' friends are more than a decade removed from college, but in the teaser, you'd never know it. We see part of the gang hanging out, and after doing cocaine, they mark up the apartment with permanent marker, throw pizza on the walls, and get super into tap dancing.

Described as a series "about acting your age," it centers on a group of long-time friends who attended Harvard together and are now closing in on their 40s. The ensemble cast includes Cobie Smulders, Keegan-Michael Key, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park, not all of whom appear in the teaser.

"Friends From College" is set to premiere with eight episodes on July 14 on Netflix.

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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Fail at Smack Talk on 'Lip Sync Battle Preshow'

2017 Days Of The Dead - Atlanta, GeorgiaThe "Stranger Things" kids smack talk like they do most other things: adorably.

Four of the show's stars -- Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, and Noah Schnapp -- are set to appear in an upcoming episode of "Lip Sync Battle," so the hosts of the preshow helped them get their game faces on. The young actors were each given the chance to "rattle some cages" and intimidate their co-stars, but as good as they are at acting, a couple of them seemed to have missed the finer points of talking trash.

"I think I might win ... But I think you guys might win, too," Schnapp said.

McLaughlin was even worse -- he offered encouragement instead of fighting words: "Do good out there."

Luckily, Wolfhard saved it all, busting out the big guns by bringing up how Matarazzo's "Les Misérables" character died every night. "That's going to happen again tonight," he said.

Spike released two promos for the episodes, including one of McLaughlin performing LL Cool J's "I'm Bad."

The other video teased Wolfhard's rendition of "Buddy Holly" by Weezer.

"Lip Sync Battle" airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Spike.

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'Resident Evil' Franchise Is Getting Rebooted, Of Course

"Resident Evil" isn't done yet.

The franchise's production company is developing a six-movie reboot, Constantin Film chairman Martin Moszkowicz told Variety at the Cannes Film Festival.

The franchise was set to end with "Resident Evil: The Final Chapter," which made $312 million worldwide after its January release (including a hefty $160 million in China). Those figures likely made Constantin Film reconsider ending the successful title.

Based on the video game, the first "Resident Evil" came out in 2002 and five subsequent movies followed, all written by Paul W.S. Anderson (who also directed four of them). The franchise has made $1.2 billion to date and is the most successful video game adaptation of all time.

It's unclear how the reboot would be tied to the original series (if at all), or if star Milla Jovovich would appear in the new films. Anderson also may not be involved, since he's adapting the "Monster Hunters" video games into a movie set for release later this year or in early 2018.

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'Bride of Frankenstein' to Be Next 'Dark Universe' Monster Movie

Get ready for a monster mash!

Universal has announced a series of reboots of its classic monster movies, dubbing it the "Dark Universe." The series begins with "The Mummy" starring Tom Cruise, and will feature crossovers between the monsters.

After "The Mummy," the next "Dark Universe" movie will be "Bride of Frankenstein," to be directed by Bill Condon ("Beauty and the Beast") and set for a February 2019 release.

"I'm very excited to bring a new 'Bride of Frankenstein' to life on screen, particularly since James Whale's original creation is still so potent," Condon said in a press release. "'The Bride of Frankenstein' remains the most iconic female monster in film history, and that's a testament to Whale's masterpiece—which endures as one of the greatest movies ever made."

Universal's press release also confirmed that Johnny Depp will play the Invisible Man and Javier Bardem will play Frankenstein. It seems likely the latter will appear in "Bride of Frankenstein," but there's word on whether any of the stars of "The Mummy" will cross over.

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