New York Blackout, Part II: As Many As 30,000 People Are Offline In Heatwave

Con Edison had to cut power to some 30,000 New York City customers on Sunday night, most of them in the Brooklyn borough. As of 10:30 PM Eastern time, the outside temperature was still 87 degrees. The move to cut power was announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio, allegedly so that Con Ed could “make [R... #

Deadline | 22.7.2019 2:31:24

The Den of Geek Podcast: SDCC 2019 Highlights

Michael AhrJul 21, 2019 In our two-part podcast, we talk to our editors about some of the biggest news to come out of San Diego Comic Con 2019.There has been plenty of news coming out of San Diego Comic Con this weekend, but there were definitely bigger moments that we wanted to talk about with some... #

Den of Geek | 22.7.2019 2:20:50

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Finale: The Monterey Five’s Surprise Move; Celeste’s Custody Outcome & More Childhood Secrets

Spoiler alert: The following contains spoilers for ‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2, episode 7. The big question in Big Little Lies’ Season 2 finale episode “I Want to Know” was always going to be whether the Monterey Five would get busted. The answer is, sort of, but not exactly. Then there w... #

Deadline | 22.7.2019 2:13:28

Brandi Carlile Gives the Dudes of Country Music Some Advice in New ‘Cowgirls’ Song (Watch)

Would it surprise you to learn that, when it comes to the oft-cited gender imbalance in country music, Brandi Carlile has … thoughts? She’s put her money where her mouth is by forming a new supergroup, the Highwomen, in which she’s enlisted three fellow singers whose ties to Nashvi... #

Variety | 22.7.2019 1:49:56

Lakers Star Anthony Davis Again Avoids Long-Term Promise To Stay In LA

Anthony Davis isn’t buying in to the notion that he’s a long-term pillar for the Los Angeles Lakers. Davis, who is signed with the basketball team only through this year, told the Chicago Tribune in an interview Saturday that he’d be interested in exploring something with the city&... #

Deadline | 22.7.2019 1:39:17

‘Mayans MC’ Rumbles Into Comic-Con With Season 2 Preview

FX’s Mayans M.C.rumbled into Comic-Con International on Sunday afternoon to shut-down the place as the final Hall H preview panel of the 2019 convention. It was an appropriate scheduling spot given the biker show’s upcoming Season 2 which promises a wild ride of final showdowns and last ... #

Deadline | 22.7.2019 1:09:27

Loki TV Series Timeline Explained

David CrowJul 21, 2019 Kevin Feige and Tom Hiddleston revealed how the Loki TV series can happen after the character died in Avengers: Infinity War.So, as you might’ve heard, Marvel Studios’ Loki TV series just got a release window on Disney+ for spring 2021. Announced to euphoric fanfare at San Die... #

Den of Geek | 22.7.2019 0:32:31

Concert Review: Hugh Jackman Sparkles and Shines at the Hollywood Bowl

Hugh Jackman is out to prove he truly is the greatest showman.On Friday and Saturday night, Jackman’s “The Man. The Music. The Show.” world tour stopped in Los Angeles for a sold-out two nights at the Hollywood Bowl. Ten years ago, Jackman hosted the 2009 Oscars just a few blocks south of the venue ... #

Variety | 22.7.2019 0:01:24

Batman Beyond: How Will Friedle Became Terry McGinnis

David CrowJul 21, 2019 Will Friedle and SDCC audiences alike learn that Boy Meets World played a big role in him joining Batman Beyond.For any Batman fan of a certain age, Terry McGinnis is as true a Dark Knight as the best of them—and the best has always been Bruce Wayne. This is in no small part t... #

Den of Geek | 21.7.2019 23:33:50

Westworld Creators Think Their Dystopia is Humanity’s Best Chance

David CrowJul 21, 2019 Westworld showrunners talk development of AI technology, and how it might be better than our "artificial stupidity."Westworld does not promise a happy future. Set in a distant but tangible tomorrow where everything is synthetic—and luxury is to feign Old West grit—th... #

Den of Geek | 21.7.2019 22:42:01

Paul Krassner Dies: Author And Radical Activist Was 87

Paul Krassner, an author and radical political activist credited with naming the Yippies, has died. He passed Sunday at his home in Desert Hot Springs, according to his daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson. He was 87. Krassner was an old-line counterculture figure whose political activism made a large im... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 22:32:29

Paul Krassner, Satirist, Yippies Co-Founder and Counter-Culture Figure, Dies at 87

Satirist, publisher, author and American counter-culture figure Paul Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs, California on July 21. He was 87. His daughter Holly Krassner Dawson, confirmed the news to the Associated Press. Born in New York City on April 9, 1932, Krassner eventually moved to... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 22:22:21

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Kills Their Midseason Finale With Kindness

Everyone is so... Nice? #

Decider | 21.7.2019 22:05:17

‘The Lion King’: Cursed by the Uncanny Valley? No, Blessed by the Uncanny Chiwetel Ejiofor (Column)

I’m astonished that people are having an uncanny-valley problem with Disney’s live-action version of “The Lion King.” Characters like Simba and Mufasa have been described as having “dead eyes,” but I saw the movie well before I heard any of those complaints, and their eyes se... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 21:53:48

A$AP Rocky Continues In Swedish Custody Despite Trump’s “Personal Guarantee”

He’s the leader of the free world, a billionaire, and offered his personal guarantee in a phone call with the Swedish prime minister. But evidently that isn’t enough from Donald Trump for Swedish officials to allow bail for rapper A$AP Rocky, who stands accused of assault charges in that... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 21:41:16

See All the Best Photos From Inside Marvel’s Massive Hall H Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

Have you recovered from the freaking tsunami of news that Marvel dropped on our heads last night during the studio's San Diego Comic-Con presentation? If you somehow missed it, Kevin Feige took the stage to lay out the plans for Phase 4, which will encompass feature films and Disney+ series, ann... # #marvel

Collider | 21.7.2019 21:00:35

How Cooking-Travel Shows Are Changing TV

Toyo hunches over his street food stove, cooking tuna with a blow torch, stopping to light his cigarette with it and produce a cheeky grin. The Japanese chef, who owns a roadside stand in the city of Osaka, is one of many highlighted in the Netflix series “Street Food.” Over the course of 30 minutes... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 21:00:23

Taylor Swift Block Vote May Be In Jeopardy For Kamala Harris, Thanks To Scooter Braun Fundraiser

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris may have put the Taylor Swift block vote in jeopardy, thanks to holding a fundraiser at Swift archrival Scooter Braun’s home in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The Swifties recoiled at the news of the fundraiser at Braun’s Brentwood home. He... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 20:52:45

Cat’s Meow: ‘The Lion King’ Rises To $531M Global In 10 Days; ‘Aladdin’ & ‘Spider-Man’ Each Near $1B WW – International Box Office

UPDATE, writethru: With a mighty roar, Disney’s The Lion King was the No. 1 movie in all of its opening markets this weekend, adding $269.4M at the international box office. The adaptation of the classic animation debuted in 51 new hubs, which joined China after its early bow last week. Through 10 d... # #spider-man

Deadline | 21.7.2019 20:47:11

SAG-AFTRA Leaders Approve Proposal for New Film-TV Contract

The SAG-AFTRA national board has approved proposals fora successor deal to its master contract covering feature film and primetime television — a key step in the upcoming negotiations cycle with companies. The board approved the package Saturday with the performers union declining to reveal an... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 20:46:24

NOS4A2 Season 2 Confirmed

Alec Bojalad Jul 21, 2019 The battle between Vic and Manx will continue. AMC has ordered NOS4A2 Season 2. NOS4A2's vampiric villain Charlie Manx wants to live forever. Now his show is one year closer to that goal.AMC announced during their SDCC 2019 panel that the Joe Hill horror adaptation NOS... #

Den of Geek | 21.7.2019 20:37:05

Cameron Crowe on Why He Loved Leaving David Crosby Doc on a CSNY Question Mark

David Crosby may or may not have stuck a joint in Cameron Crowe’s mouth the first time he ever met the future filmmaker, when Crosby was peaking with Crosby Stills Nash & Young and his interviewer was a precocious 15-year-old Rolling Stone correspondent. As Crowe said to Jimmy Kimmel the other n... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 20:29:02

Nigeria’s Kunle Afolayan: African Audiences Shouldn’t Be ‘Second-Class’

DURBAN–A young boy from a middle-class home gets an unconventional schooling in the ways of the world when he’s forced to apprentice at a mechanic’s workshop in a rough-and-tumble section of Lagos. “Mokalik” is the latest feature from Kunle Afolayan, a leading figure in the wave of filmmakers ... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 20:12:20

President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

President Donald Trump has reached out once again to slam The Squad, the four female Congresswomen who have been at odds with his policies. In today’s tweetstorm, the President gave them what may be his harshest rebuke yet: “I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving ou... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 19:50:55

David Crosby on ‘Remember My Name’, Cameron Crowe, and Why He Still Tours in His 70s

From director A.J. Eaton and producer/interviewer Cameron Crowe, David Crosby: Remember My Name is not just a great music documentary about an iconic rock musician, but it’s also an intimate, honest and heartfelt portrait of a man who’s had soaring career highs and incredible personal lows, and isn’... #

Collider | 21.7.2019 19:48:45

Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 8 Review: Is Anybody Out There?

Does Alicia’s fate in the mid-season finale mark a turning point for Fear the Walking Dead?

Den of Geek | 21.7.2019 19:42:20

Shannen Doherty Joins ‘Riverdale’ Season 4 in Luke Perry Tribute

“Riverdale” is planning to make a special tribute to Luke Perry. The show’s executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced at Comic-Con that Shannen Doherty, Perry’s longtime friend and “Beverly Hills 90210” co-star, will guest star in the season 4 premiere. ... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 19:06:56

‘Riverdale’s Luke Perry Tribute Season Opener To Feature ‘90210’ Cast Mate As Special Guest – Comic-Con

Luke Perry is gone, but the Riverdale actor will be remembered with a special tribute for the show’s Season 4 debut with a blast-from-the-past guest star, Comic-Con learned today. On the last day of SDCC50, the cast and creatives of the soapy CW teen drama revealed to Hall H that Shannen Doher... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 19:02:58

Concert Review: Queen and Adam Lambert Capitalize on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

About half way through Queen and Adam Lambert’s Saturday night show at the Forum in Inglewood, guitarist Brian May took the stage solo to perform a few numbers. He began by acknowledging that day’s 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, as the video screen behind him streamed... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 19:02:55

Will Riverdale Go to College?

Kayti BurtJul 21, 2019 We talked to the Riverdale cast and creators at SDCC about what Riverdale might look like post-high school, and how that affects Season 4.It is the destiny of any successful teen drama to eventually go to college (or other post-high school fates), and so too must Riverdale. Th... #

Den of Geek | 21.7.2019 19:01:03

‘Supernatural’ Cast And Creators Tease Details For Final Season, Prepare For Emotional Goodbye And Giveaway Show’s Iconic Impala – Comic-Con

On Sunday morning, the cast and creators of Supernaturaltook the dais in Hall H during Comic-Con — for the last time. Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Alexander Calvert and executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner, and Robert Be... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 18:41:27

‘Supernatural’ Team Gets Emotional Final Season Sendoff at Comic-Con

The cast and creative team of “Supernatural” bid a fond farewell to the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday. At the show’s final panel in the gargantuan Hall H, the team thanked the fans for all of their support over the years as the series prepares to enter its final season... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 18:39:44

R. Kelly to Face Charges in New York on Aug. 2

R. Kelly has been ordered brought to New York for his arraignment on racketeering charges that allege he recruited young girls for sexual abuse at concerts across the country, according to the Chicago Tribune. The charges are part of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the singer that ... #

Variety | 21.7.2019 18:24:20

‘Shang-Chi’ Star Simu Liu Reacts to His Own Tweets Hoping to Be Marvel’s First Asian-American Hero

It's been an absolute unit of a weekend forSimu Liu, who was announced as the star of Marvel's forthcomingShang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.Liu, who will play the titular martial arts master, was on hand during Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con 2019 presentation on Saturday, July 20, ... # #marvel

Collider | 21.7.2019 18:17:09

‘The Farewell’ Salutes Robust 2nd Weekend Expansion with $33K PTA; ‘David Crosby’ Settles to $10K Opening Average: Specialty Box Office – Update

UPDATED with more numbers and analysis. Specialty newcomers are mostly wilting in the heat this weekend. Meanwhile, though, second-week holdover The Farewell from A24 packed a wallop with an expansion and Bleecker Street’s The Art of Self-Defense jumped to well-over five hundred runs for a seven-fig... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 18:05:14

ABC-Univision Democratic Debate In September Likely To Feature Much Smaller Field

ABC News confirmed Texas Southern University in Houston will host the third Democratic debate in September, as the field starts to shrink from its original cavalcade of two dozen hopefuls. ABC and Univision are hosting the debate on September 12 and, if necessary, September 13. In announcing the hos... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 18:03:28

DC Universe Debuts Trailer for ‘Harley Quinn’, an Animated Original Just Here to Shake Things Up

DC Universe has finally unveiled a first-look full-length trailer for upcoming animated seriesHarley Quinn. The voice cast is impressive withKaley Cuoco,Alan Tudyk,Giancarlo Esposito, andLake Bellleading the way and supporting cast includingWanda Sykes,Christopher Meloni,Tony Hale, and so, so many o... #trailer #

Collider | 21.7.2019 17:33:00

SAG-AFTRA To Establish Guidelines for On-Set Intimacy Coordinators

SAG-AFTRA said Sunday it will codify and implement guidelines for on-set intimacy coordinators, addressing a workplace issue that has become increasingly conspicuous in the #MeToo era. “The guidelines will seek to establish new, relevant policies for nudity and simulated sex; define the duties and s... #

Deadline | 21.7.2019 17:27:34

First ‘Supergirl’ Season 5 Trailer and Image Reveal Kara’s New Costume

Swooping down out of San Diego Comic-Con are the first looks at Supergirl season 5, which hits The CW on Sunday, October 6. A new trailer and image give some idea of the shadowy threat Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) will face this time around—smartphones, they'll kill ya!—as well as a few new ad... #trailer #

Collider | 21.7.2019 17:18:20