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Legion Recap: The Broken Places

The battle against the Shadow King has steadily intensified over the course of Legion’s second season, but writers Noah Hawley and Nathaniel Halpern ditch that overarching plot in “Chapter 12.” David Haller is on a psychic voyage through his girlfriend’s memories in this character study of Sydney Barrett, and the specific focus makes for a story that is leaner than the usual Legion episode, but has significantly more emotional depth. This is the shortest chapter of the season thus far, and with the exception of an interlude showing Division 3 dealing with the aftermath of the monk’s death, most of these 42 minutes are spent inside Syd’s head.

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The Path Comes to An End on Hulu After 3 Seasons

After three seasons, Hulu is canceling its original series The Path, reports Deadline. The show starred Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan as a married couple deeply invested in a religious cult. They followed a complicated belief system that seemed like a combination of elements from many ancient religions that had some notable similarities to Scientology. Though the series received mostly positive reviews when it premiered in 2016, it did not garner as much attention in later seasons. The show came to end with its third and final season finale on March 28.

Kanye West and Scooter Braun Are Reportedly No Longer Working Together

When Kanye West isn’t grabbing headlines with his tweets — both of the controversial and philosophy book variety — he’s been working on multiple albums. In the past week the rapper announced he has two albums due out in June and he’s producing Nas’s next album, also out in June. From reports it sounds like Yeezy is doing all this with very little help.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 8:08 PM

Matt Smith Gives His Best Elevator Pitch for Mapplethorpe

At the Tribeca Film Festival, Matt Smith happens to run into two very powerful “executives” in an imaginary elevator — giving him the perfect opportunity to pitch Mapplethorpe. Does he have what it takes to sell them on this biopic about photographer Robert Mapplethorpe? You be the judge.

  • Posted 4/24/18 at 7:57 PM

Meek Mill Released From Prison, Heads Straight to the Philadelphia 76ers Playoff Game

Meek Mill is once again a free man, and his day keeps getting better. Hours after TMZ first reported that the rapper would be released on bail early from prison, Michael Rubin, the co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers and a long-time ally to Mill, posted a picture on Instagram of Mill and him in a vehicle with the caption, “On the way to the sixers game let’s go!!!! #meekfree.” Rubin also told the New York Times that he wants Mill to ring the ceremonial bell, a Philadelphia basketball tradition, at the start of the playoff game against the Miami Heat.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 7:31 PM

Cosby’s Lawyers Call His Accuser a ‘Pathological Liar’

Closing statements in Bill Cosby’s felony sexual assault trial officially wrapped up this evening at the Montgomery County Courthouse near Philadelphia. After more than two weeks and 25 witnesses, the judge is expected to hand off the case to the jury to begin deliberations Wednesday.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 6:00 PM

Avengers: Infinity War Will Dazzle, Stagger, and Rile You Up

Well, that was a night out. It’s after midnight on 4/24/18, and I’m sitting across from my 15-year-old daughter, who claims not to like movies much but is an exuberant Marvel fan, and who rocked and laughed and gasped throughout the long running time of Avengers: Infinity War. Before the film, she couldn’t believe she was seeing it days ahead of the rest of the world, which made me feel like Super Dad. Now, I feel extra puny. She is curled up in a chair, repeating, “What the f— just happened?” over and over. Her eyes are still red from crying. She begs me to do the movie justice.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 5:35 PM

Lethal Weapon’s Clayne Crawford Admits Reports of His Bad Behavior Are True

A day after it was reported that Lethal Weapon star Clayne Crawford was in serious jeopardy of being recast on the hit Fox drama due to continued toxic behavior on set, Crawford has issued an apology for his actions. Posting a note on Instagram, the actor and director admitted that the reports of his bad behavior were indeed “true,” as he was reprimanded twice this season. “The first reprimand was because I reacted with anger over working conditions that did not feel safe or conductive to good work under the leadership of a guest director and assistant director who, in turn, were angry at my response,” he wrote. “I met with Human Resources, I apologized for my part of the conflict, and I completed studio-approved therapy. I even shared a sizable portion of my paycheck with one of the parties involved per the instruction of the studio.” Crawford’s second reprimand, meanwhile, occurred during a recent episode he directed. “An actor on set felt unsafe because a piece of shrapnel from an effect hit him,” he continued. “It was an unfortunate event that happened in spite of all safety precautions and procedures being followed. I take responsibility for the incident because I was in charge of set.”

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Turns Out Damian Lewis Actually Makes a Terrific Rob Ford

When it was announced that original Billions boy Damian Lewis would play late Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the biopic Run This Town, many skeptics were not convinced Lewis would be able to pull it off. How could the tiny-mouthed Englishman, whose whole thing is barely simmering intensity, embody the notably boisterous ex-mayor? Well, it turns out the makeup team did one heck of a job, as new photos from the set see Lewis … actually looking kind of like Rob Ford. It’s no Darkest Hour, but we’ll take it.

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The Very Best Schoolhouse Rock Songs by Bob Dorough

Bob Dorough, the musician best known for writing and performing some of the most beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs, has died at 94. For anyone who grew up learning grammar and multiplication tables by listening to songs like “Conjunction Junction” or “Three Is a Magic Number,” it’s like a light in our childhood playrooms has gone out.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 4:44 PM

McQueen Captures the High Emotion and Creative Brilliance of the Late Fashion Designer

The skull motif, launched over a decade ago and seen now on countless knockoff scarves around the world, might be the most lasting imprint of the late British designer Alexander McQueen. Given his suicide in 2010, it’s a legacy that risks feeling both uncomfortably on the nose and overly simplistic, especially for a designer whose explosive, frequently morbid imagination took so many other less literal forms. But in the hands of directors Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui, it’s an endlessly pliable canvas, from the first frame of McQueen and throughout, in evocatively animated chapter markers. Bonhôte and Ettedgui find new dimensions in the skull’s contours, covering it in creeping gold filigree or reflecting the misty Scottish highlands off of it, letting it be both chilling or gorgeous depending on the context of their subject’s tumultuous life. It’s a brilliant, evocative touch that demonstrates early on how deep the film is willing to go in its appreciation.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 4:17 PM

Report: Meek Mill to Be Freed From Prison Shortly

Meek Mill’s long, muddled legal troubles may soon be coming to an end. Both TMZ and a local Fox news affiliate are reporting that the rapper will be released from a Philadelphia prison Tuesday afternoon. Mill has been incarcerated for a probation violation since last November, when a Philadelphia judge gave him a controversial two-to-four-year sentence. Since then, Mill’s attorneys have fought, with the support of city officials, to have the decision overturned and the judge recused from the case, though the latest news had cast doubt on his imminent release. However, Fox reports that the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled on Tuesday that the lower courts must release Mill on “unsecured bail” effective immediately. Mill shared the following statement to TMZ:

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 4:13 PM

Disney Screened a Sneak Peek of Solo: A Star Wars Story at CinemaCon

Save for a couple of brief and none-too-revealing trailers, Disney has maintained a CIA-like veil of secrecy around one of its most eagerly anticipated summer films, Solo: A Star Wars Story, the stand-alone prequel detailing the personal backstory of a Galaxy Far Far Away’s favorite interstellar smuggler. But at a panel at CinemaCon — Las Vegas’s annual convention where Hollywood studios attempt to wow theater-chain owners with their impending blockbusters — Disney screened an extended sequence from Solo detailing the first meeting between the young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) and Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), a scene shedding light on their future rivalry that also accounts for Han’s ownership of the Millennium Falcon.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 4:01 PM on The Cut

Women in The Handmaid’s Tale: A Comprehensive Taxonomy

The Handmaid’s Tale — an even darker timeline than real-life 2018 — returns with its second season tomorrow. As we prepare to reacquaint ourselves with TV’s foremost patriarchal dystopia, the Cut has created a handy taxonomy of all the possible roles for women in the totalitarian state of Gilead, based on source material from Margaret Atwood’s book and what we’ve seen so far in the show. All the options are bad, some are worse, yet each is uniquely awful in its own special way. Take a look:

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 3:15 PM

Cosby’s Wife Appeared in Court Today for the First Time

When Bill Cosby arrived at the Montgomery County Courthouse near Philadelphia this morning, his wife Camille Cosby was on his arm. It’s the first time the 80-year-old comedian’s wife has made an appearance at his contentious felony sexual-assault retrial since it started earlier this month. Both Cosbys were smiling as they made their way past fans and protesters and into the courthouse for what are expected to be lengthy closing arguments.

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 2:30 PM

The Cast of All About Nina Plays ‘Super Common or Not So Common’

While at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival with his new film All About Nina, Academy Award–winning recording artist Common — along with co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead and director Eva Vives — took a moment to play everyone’s favorite game: “Super Common or Not So Common.” How likely is it that Common will mention his Oscar? How frequently does he play a little music on set? Come for the silly premise, stay for the great shade against Three 6 Mafia.

  • Posted 4/24/18 at 2:16 PM

Jessica Chastain Fights Sexism With a Paintbrush In Woman Walks Ahead Trailer

Jessica Chastain loves playing women with a job to do who will face extreme adversity along the way. In Woman Walks Ahead, that woman is Caroline Weldon, an artist in 19th-century New York City on a mission to find Sitting Bull, a Hunkpapa Lakota tribe leader in the Dakotas, so she can paint his portrait. What Weldon also finds, however, is a lot of misogynist white men set on wiping out Native Americans. The timeline of the movie takes place in the lead-up to the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890, making the story quite sad even in moments of triumph. The real Caroline Weldon was already an activist with the National Indian Defense Association by the time she met Sitting Bull, and came to the Midwest to help fight against the Dawes Act, which broke apart tribal lands to distribute land among individuals. But if you want to see the One Woman’s Awakening version of that story, Woman Walks Ahead opens on June 29.

Here’s When the Sense8 Finale Will Air

After experiencing an apocalyptic uproar following its choice to cancel the Wachowskis’ ambitious drama Sense8 — so much so that an unprecedented statement of apology had to be released — Netflix pulled a Timeless and revived the series for a two-hour finale to tie up those cluster-centric loose ends. And now, without further ado, those hams over at Netflix have a date for us! Teasing the finale as “the end,” Sense8’s last hurrah will air on Friday, June 8. (We mean, really, could it have been any other day?) Prime-number enthusiasts need not watch, this is number 8’s time to shine, baby!

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  • Posted 4/24/18 at 1:53 PM

HBO’s Dern-aissance Continues With The Tale Trailer

Amy Jellicoe spiraled so Renata Klein could scream. Renata Klein screamed so Jennifer Fox could become one of Sundance’s most talked about performances. The Tale is the latest entry in HBO’s Laura Dern-aissance, the story of a journalist investigating her own sexual abuse. At Sundance, The Tale received rapturous reviews: Documentarian and producer Jennifer Fox wrote and directed this film about her own experience with an inappropriate relationship she repressed for decades. Vulture anointed Dern’s Tale co-star Elizabeth Debicki’s performance as Fox’s glamorous riding coach, Mrs. G, the “Scariest Performance by a Man, Woman, Animal, Ghost, or Monster.” Watch The Tale May 26 on HBO.

This New Dating Series From the Bachelor Creator Sounds Wild

At this point, keeping up with Bachelor Nation enterprises may soon prove to be more difficult than keeping up with the Kardashians. Following the decent reception of Bachelor Winter Games earlier this year, Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss has landed another reality dating series on ABC, although this one has no official affiliation with the overall Bachelor franchise. Titled The Proposal — deep breath for those still suffering from post-Peter shock — the Jesse Palmer–hosted series will follow ten eligible daters as they attempt to woo a mystery suitor or suitress “with their words in a first impressions round; bare their souls in a beachwear round; answer the mystery suitor’s most pressing romantic questions; and strive to receive a seal of approval from the mystery suitor’s most trusted family member in the final round.” (Yes, beachwear round, whatever the hell that means.) Oh, and did we mention the daters will never see the suitor’s face? Twist!

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