Thursday, April 26, 2018

NBC's 'Reverie' Trailer: Hostage Negotiator Has to Save People From Themselves

NBC's upcoming drama series gives getting lost in thought a whole new meaning.

The network released the trailer for "Reverie" Thursday, and the preview introduces hostage negotiator Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi), a woman who has to save people from technology and themselves. In the trailer, she learns of Reverie, a virtual reality program that allows users to visit the moments and memories they most treasure as if they're in a waking dream. The problem is that many of the people don't want to leave, so their minds get stuck there while their bodies waste away.

Mara's former boss (Dennis Haysbert) convinces her to help get them out, but that sets her up to face unexpected dangers. As we learn in the trailer, the program is designed for one person and they have "no idea what's going to happen" with a second person inside.

Watch the trailer below.

"Reverie" premieres May 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.



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'Westworld' Season 2 Premiere Revived Interesting Fan Theory

The jam-packed "Westworld" Season 2 premiere raised a lot of questions, including one that revived an intriguing fan theory.

There are spoilers from "Westworld" Season 2, Episode 1 ahead!

When the Man in Black (Ed Harris) awoke in premiere episode to the aftermath of the massacre, he spotted a character familiar to fans: a wolf. The creature was sniffing around the carnage, much as it had been in flashbacks we saw in Season 1. Some viewers were particularly struck by its appearance -- not so much because it had appeared on the show before, but because they thought they knew it from another show. Fans on Reddit, Twitter, and other social media sites were quick to suggest that the "Westworld" wolf is actually Nymeria, one of the "Game of Thrones" direwolves.

The theory -- which also cropped up after Season 1 -- is interesting because if Nymeria is indeed wandering around "Westworld," some fans say that Westeros from "Game of Thrones" could be one of the parks that Delos Destinations owns.

It would be one serious, surprising twist, that's for sure. Imagine if Cersei (Lena Headey) was really just a vacationing woman getting her twisted kicks and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was actually a host. Hmm... It might actually explain some things.

Still, we don't really think it's true, and the fans talking about it on Twitter don't seem to, either. Most are just expressing surprise, confusion, and delight at seeing what looks like a Stark direwolf wandering Westworld.

"Westworld" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.

[via: Reddit; h/t: Cosmopolitan UK]



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Chris Hemsworth's Shirtless Scenes Montage Embarrassed the Actor on 'Ellen'

What would an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" be without a little embarrassment?

Host Ellen DeGeneres isn't afraid to make her guests squirm, and she didn't spare Chris Hemsworth when he stopped by to promote "Avengers: Infinity War" before its release. When the actor couldn't confirm or deny that characters would die in the star-studded superhero flick, DeGeneres told him she had a tribute to his MCU "body of work" just in case. Hemsworth then had to sit there as she showed nothing but shirtless scenes and the audiences hooted, hollered, and laughed.

While the actor's body is certainly nothing to be ashamed of (hence the copious amount of half-nude scenes), the experience did look a tad awkward for him. Still, he was a good sport about it, quipping after the video was over, "I really cashed on on that, didn't I?"

Watch the montage and Hemsworth's reaction below, starting around 1:42.

"Avengers: Infinity War" hits theaters April 27. "Ellen" airs weekdays.



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A Movie About the Reporters Who Broke the Harvey Weinstein Story Is in Development

It took decades for the dozens of allegations against Harvey Weinstein -- ranging from sexual harassment to rape -- to be brought to light, and now, the story behind the story is set to get the big screen treatment.

Deadline reports that Annapurna and Plan B have partnered to tell the tale of New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who alongside editor Rebecca Corbett published the bombshell story last October that first uncovered Weinstein's alleged misdeeds. That report was soon followed by many, many others, with women including Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, and Annabella Sciorra all claiming that Weinstein either harassed or assaulted them, sometimes over a period of many years.

Weinstein reportedly used money and legal muscle to keep his victims quiet, and also attempted to silence Kantor and Twohey, too. That shadowy aspect to the story has inspired comparisons to Oscar-winning flicks about investigative reporting, which will influence this new movie.

Deadline reports:

The thrust of the film isn't Weinstein or his scandal. This is about an all-women team of journalists who persevered through threats of litigation and intimidation, to break a game-changing story, told in a procedural manner like 'Spotlight' and 'All the President's Men.'

Kantor and Twohey were recently awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their Weinstein reporting, alongside The New Yorker's Ronan Farrow. Those stories launched the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, which have since rippled throughout Hollywood and other industries across the globe.

[via: Deadline]



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Meghan Markle's Final Episode of 'Suits' Ended With a Wedding and Sobbing Fans

Well, it's official: Meghan Markle is now a former actress, with her last episode of "Suits" airing on Wednesday night.

The princess-to-be (she's engaged to England's Prince Harry -- and retired from acting -- in case you haven't heard) signed off after seven seasons of the USA drama with her character, Rachel Zane, marrying longtime love Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams, who's also leaving the show). It was a satisfying -- if bittersweet -- moment for which fans had been waiting what felt like forever, and the fancy wedding was the perfect occasion for both the show's characters and viewers to celebrate and send off the pair.

Of course, fans couldn't help getting emotional, too, with many admitting on social media that they teared up while watching the nuptials. Some wondered how the show could possibly continue without Rachel and Mike.

While the duo's absence will no doubt be felt, USA is determined to soldier on. "Suits" has already shaken up the cast for season eight, including adding TV vet Katherine Heigl to the ensemble.

Adams has yet to announce his next project (he previously said he's going to take an extended break), while we all know what's next on Markle's agenda. Maybe the Queen will give the star her blessing to make a guest appearance on the eventual "Suits" series finale.



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BREAKING: Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby has been convicted of sexual assault, after a Pennsylvania jury returned a guilty verdict against the disgraced comedian on Thursday afternoon.

This story is still developing. Check back for more updates soon.



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'SNL' Stars Colin Jost and Michael Che to Host 2018 Emmys

While television fans wait to see who will land nominations for the 2018 Emmys, we finally have some more information about the ceremony itself: "Saturday Night Live" stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will serve as co-hosts for the telecast.

NBC -- which will air the Emmys this fall -- announced the news on Thursday, and also revealed that "SNL" mastermind Lorne Michaels will executive produce the show. In a statement to Variety, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt teased that there would also be "surprise appearances by other cast members of 'Saturday Night Live,'" translating into an entertaining night for audiences watching at home.

"I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time," Greenblatt told the trade.

Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment's alternative and reality group, added in a statement to Variety that the network was "proud of our deep comedy roster," and promised viewers that the Emmys would be "the must-see comedy event of the year."

Jost and Che, who serve as writers and actors on the show in addition to co-anchoring "Weekend Update," released their own statement about the news, telling Variety, "We're proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that's a real fact."

The more you know.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Monday, September 17 on NBC.

[via: Variety]



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