Have you ever wanted to talk to Peter Pan? More than a few people might want to chat with the J.M. Barrie creation, though they might hesitate to swap words with the version currently tearing up the joint on "Once Upon A Time" (Sun. at 8:00 p.m. on ABC). As Pan, Robbie Kay has gotten to take the iconic character to dark, dark places, and now he's poised to take down Storybrooke and all of our beloved fairytale characters with a killer spell in this week's midseason finale. I spoke to Kay about playing Pan, playing Henry, and why this week's midseason finale should be "very iconic."
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The teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan's first foray into filmmaking with the "Dark Knight" trilogy firmly in his rear view mirror landed today, and it's certainly a tease. Fleeting images of America's space race populate it, from Bell X-1 aircraft dropping into the atmosphere for collision course with the sound barrier to Walter Cronkite removing his glasses in awed disbelief after Neil Armstrong, the alien, set foot on the moon. Matthew McConaughey's voice over reflects a world that has left that innovation behind, and with it, the spirit to achieve wonders.
This is a thematic thread I'm very, very interested in, and where once "Interstellar" was a genre curiosity — well, more than that, a sci-fi excursion I was very much looking forward to from an immensely talented commercial filmmaker and a charismatic, revived leading man fronting an amazing cast — it has now taken on a whole new hue for me. This could be an extremely meaningful portrait at a time when NASA is seemingly funded just enough to keep the lights on, when that eagerness to "make the unknown known" has given way to global concerns that are often times necessary, others merely a distraction.
Garth Brooks’ comeback continues as his boxed set, “Blame It All On My Roots,” remains at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200.
The Walmart-only exclusive picks up speed as it sells up to 175,000 copies in its third week of release, increasing from its first and second week numbers, according to Hits Daily Double.
However, Hits Daily Double put up its predictions before Beyonce surprised the world by dropping a 14-track album on iTunes Thursday night, so if Bey has her way she will outsell Brooks. But for now, we’ll to look at the top 10 without Beyonce in the picture.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Wrapped In Red” remains the hit Christmas album of the season, boasting 140,000 in sales for No. 2. One Direction’s “Midnight Memories” is No. 3 (110,000-120,000). The Robertsons’ “Duck The Halls” is No. 4 (115,000).
The week’s two debuts (other than Beyonce) take the next two spots as R. Kelly’s “Black Panties” bows at No. 5 (110,000) and Childish Gambino’s “Because The Internet” will launch at No. 6 (95,000).
Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP 2” is No. 6 (75,000) and Katy Perry’s “Prism,” at No. 7 (60,000). Two more holiday titles —Mary J. Blige’s “A Mary Christmas” and Susan Boyle’s “Home For Christmas” are at No. 8 (55,000) and No. 9 (50,000) respectively. The soundtrack to “Frozen” heats up the No. 10 spot (50,000).
In continuing bad news for Britney Spears, her new album, “Britney Jean,” which came on the chart at No. 4 this week, falls out of the top 15.
Is "Homeland" taking a page from the "24" playbook with exits of Jessica & Dana Brody?
Just like Kim Bauer, Dana Brody is gone after three seasons.
Slovakians are upset with Jon Stewart
Slovak Republic residents were apparently not happy when they got word of Stewart's "Daily Show" jokes this week that their countrymen's "main export is farts" and their president is a cow.
David Spade to HBO?
The "Just Shoot Me" and "Rules Of Engagement" alum is close to a deal with HBO to co-write and star in a comedy set in the music industry.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is sorry -- she didn't mean to compare shooting "Veep" in a Maryland town to prison
"Thank God the work’s good," Louis-Dreyfus told NY Magazine. "Can you imagine if it wasn't? It would be a prison." That comment sparked outrage in Columbia, MD, where "Veep" shoots in a warehouse, prompting this tweet from the "Veep" star: "Just want 2 clarify.I love Maryland.Our crew is fab.The prison joke was a joke re: the warehouse.Truly sorry if anyone was offended."
"Entourage" creator: I've never met NFL star Rob Gronkowski
In a tweet, Doug Ellin seemed to debunk a TMZ report, picked up by Fox Sports, that "Gronk" is making a cameo in the "Entourage" movie, even after tearing his ACL.
"Seinfeld's" Festivus co-writer responds to Fox News host's outrage
"Am I to understand that some humanoid expressed outrage that the baby Jesus was behind a pole made of beer cans?" Dan O'Keefe says of Gretchen Carlson's rant against a Festivus display in Florida's capitol building.
Jon Stewart's head writer is joining John Oliver's HBO show
Tim Carvell, who's been with "The Daily Show" for nearly a decade," will become Oliver's showrunner.
"The Killing's" new mystery details revealed
Season 4 will be set in an all-boys military academy outside Seattle.
Connie Britton is OK with no "Friday Night Lights" movie
Britton is glad a decision has been made, adding: "I feel like the only way that was ever going to work is if it just fell into place beautifully, and if everybody was on board, because we couldn’t do anything to risk what Friday Night Lights has already been."
George Lopez's FX comedy promotes "Dexter's" David Zayas
He'll become a series regular on "Saint George."
Vince Gilligan spent more than 90 minutes this week talking "Breaking Bad" with NFL Network
Listen to Gilligan, who isn't an NFL fan, answer burning questions on the "Rich Eisen Podcast."
Jimmy Kimmel creates a Fox News version of "It's a Wonderful Life"
Watch Kimmel's recut trailer. PLUS: Watch Kimmel address Oprah and the other 99 most powerful women in entertainment, and check out Kimmel's holiday card.
Jeff Probst promises a "brutal" final "Survivor" tribal council
"I feel for these people who have gone through 39 days of hell; the jury can't wait to get their licks in," he says.
Danny Trejo is headed to "NCIS: LA"
He'll appear in an episode set in Mexico.
"Psych's" musical episode: What took so long?
Creator Steve Franks first got the idea to stage a musical while filming the pilot. So why did it take seven years to come to fruition?
Letterman talks to Andy Cohen about quitting drinking at age 34
"I was always drunk," says Dave, "and I loved it. Oh dear god I loved. I loved everything about being drunk."
TNT orders reincarnation drama "Proof" from Kyra Sedgwick and O.J. Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark
The supernatural medical drama about a female surgeon who investigates out-of-body experiences will also include "Nashville's" showrunner.
Watch Britney Spears' E! documentary trailer
"I am Britney Jean" premieres Dec. 22.
"Scandal" burning questions
The midseason finale left behind more questions than answers.
Ranked: TV's Top 10 Christmas specials
Where does "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" place?
"Treme": An appreciation
The HBO drama from David Simon never recovered from the loss of John Goodman.
TLC compiles "Outrageous 911" calls for a TV special
"Outrageous 911" premieres Saturday.
Nat Geo presents "Kentucky Justice"
The reality show going behind the scenes of the Harlan County Sheriffs' Dept. premieres Sunday.
Check out the fan-made "Almost Human" trailer
Presented side-by-side with the original movie trailer.
Ian Ziering reenacts a "Beverly Hills 90210" scene
Watch him try to recapture the magic of the "Spring Fling" fight with Brandon.
Steven Van Zandt: "Lilyhammer" is the most violent show in Norwegian history
"In the second season," Van Zandt says, "he's becoming more Norwegian and it's a slightly different dynamic. We keep the violence pretty moderate because Norway doesn’t like violence at all — it's the most violent show in the history of Norway."
Presenting the Worst TV of 2013
From "Do Not Harm" to "Killing Kennedy."
"The Vampire Diaries" releases its 100th-episode trailer
Is Katherine dying?
Rockmond Dunbar welcomes a baby girl
"The Mentalist" star had a reason to celebrate this week, despite what happened on "Sons of Anarchy."
Another nomination list, another leading haul for "12 Years a Slave." This time, it's the San Francisco Film Critics Circle, and Steve McQueen's film receives nine nods. It's not an especially inventive list, but it's a solid one: nice to see the stars of "Blue is the Warmest Color" rack up another mention, while those of you rooting for "The Wolf of Wall Street" will be pleased to note nominations for Best Picture, Director and Actor. Perhaps the least expected mention: Harrison Ford's supporting actor nod for "42." That dogged FYC campaign finally yields some fruit. Winners will be announced on Sunday.
The Detroit Film Critics Society mixed things up a little with their awards, giving Spike Jonze's "Her" another Best Picture win, but also going so far as to hand Scarlett Johansson their Best Supporting Actress prize for her voice work in the film. They also went against the grain in Best Actress, giving the win to Brie Larson for indie darling "Short Term 12" -- then doubling up by handing her their Best Breakthrough Performance award too. Larger-scale filmmaking muscled in with a Best Director win for "Gravity." Full list after the jump.
In this banner year for black filmmakers, the African-American Film Critics' Association -- which doesn't exclusively honor black-themed cinema, but leans heavily in that direction -- was always going to be spoilt for choice. No surprise, then, to see "12 Years a Slave" take Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Breakout Performance for Lupita Nyong'o, while their Best Picture runner-up, "Lee Daniels' The Butler," won acting awards for Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Sandra Bullock and Jared Leto round out the top prizewinners, while it's nice to see Andrew Dosunmu's superb "Mother of George" recognized further down. Full list after the jump.
Steve Harvey lands an interview with Obama
The president is taping an interview at the White House for Harvey's daytime talk show.
Warren Buffett dresses as Walter White for his Christmas card
"Spoiler alert: Walter faked his death and moved to Omaha," says the billionaire "Breaking Bad" fan's Christmas card.
Cheryl Hines to guest on "The Crazy Ones"
She'll reunite with her former "RV" co-star, Robin Williams.
Watch videos of the black female comedians who are competing for "SNL" slot
They include standup comics and sketch performers who've appeared on shows like "30 Rock" and "My Wife and Kids."
"Hawaii Five-0" does an episode devoted to Pearl Harbor
Tonight's episode will not only revolve around the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941 but will also delve into the Japanese-American internment camps on Hawaii. PLUS: It's a hell of an episode.
Welcome to Oscar Talk.
In case you're new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is broadcast in special installments throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty of things change en route to Oscar's stage and we're here to address it all as it unfolds.
On the docket today…