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squeals*. Tipped to be one of the biggest Netflix releases of the year, The King will put a modern spin on Shakespeare's Henry IV and Henry V in the 15th century. The story follows a young prince who is forced into the role of monarch against his will after his brother's death. Despite not wanting to take on the position, Prince Hal learns to be a King amongst "palace politics, chaos and war his father left behind." Under the direction of Animal Kingdom's David Michod, Timothee takes on the role of disgraced Prince Hal, while Lily plays Catherine of Valois. The pair are joined by co-stars Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn and Joel Edgerton. "It's always exciting to work with somebody who you know has given themselves so wholeheartedly to their role and is so invested," Lily said when asked about working with Timothee. "It can be nerve-wracking to work with people whose talent you admire so much, but hopefully it can only make things better." In the trailer for the forthcoming historical drama, Timothee's King Henry V is seen expressing his concerns to friend and mentor John Falstaff. "Already I can feel the weight of this crown I wear. I've been forced to rely upon the counsel of men whose loyalty I question every waking moment," he states. The King is also seen talking with his love interest (both on and off screen), Lily's Catherine of Valois. Get ready to feel regal AF. The King will be released on 1 November on Netflix. (British Glamour)
DWTS' Val Chmerkovskiy Says It 'Sucks' He and Sailor Brinkley-Cook Were Eliminated: 'I Don't Think It's Right'. Sailor Brinkley-Cook was absolutely crushed when she and partner Val Chmerkovskiy were sent home on the Monday, October 21, episode of Dancing With the Stars. However, she wasn't the only one. The judges were shocked and her partner was extremely upset. "It sucks we got eliminated. That sucks, and I don't think it's right and I think that the show may or may not have made a mistake," the pro, 33, told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, October 22. "But it's not a perfect show. It is a show that has, at the core of its nucleus, this incredible effort to make people happy, and I think that's what makes the show very, very special. ... You appreciate the effort. There's a lot of people putting in the effort to make people happy like in the simplest form, that's the beauty of it. It's a humongous effort by a lot of people who are incredibly talented who are holding themselves to a very high standard all in the name of bringing joy to people." Brinkley-Cook, 21, explained that for her, she was most saddened by the thought that she wouldn't be able to spend time with the cast anymore -- something the 14-time U.S. National Latin Dance champion definitely agreed with. "It really is the people and Sailor. Sailor, myself, like-minded people that gravitate towards that camaraderie and that community of people that are supportive and awesome. It's about that collaboration," he told Us, with the model adding that she felt that this was "the collab of a lifetime." While he understands why she feels that way now, he doesn't necessarily see it that way. "Life goes on. Not everyone gets to be a winner unless they choose to be. Winning is a mentality. I'll take six weeks of this experience with her, with her mom, getting to know Christie Brinkley," he said. "To get to know this superstar and to realize what I've been missing out on and then to get to know her as a person. I have nothing but the most incredible things to say about Christie Brinkley because of the person that I've met in the last month and a half, not really having an extensive knowledge of what her career looked like. One of the things that I admire so much about her is how she embraces motherhood and how she prioritizes it. The fact that week 2 of rehearsal, she was having the time of her life but in the same breath, after Sailor visited for literally 10 seconds of that rehearsal when she walked out, she was so proud. 'That's my daughter, oh man she would be perfect for this show. She would kill this show, she would be so good.' For me, those are the moments that made me really gravitate towards people." Brinkley, 65, was Chmerkovskiy's original partner but, due to an injury just two days before the premiere, her daughter had to step in to fill in. "I gained a lifelong friend in Christie, and then by this incredibly unfortunate fortune, got a chance to really bond with her daughter Sailor," he continued. "What a gift for me as a dancer, as a teacher, as someone who's been part of this show for so long. This is easily one of my favorite seasons I've ever had." Dancing With The Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. (UsMagazine)
Watchmen starring Regina King has the world gripped after its pilot landed. The darker superhero series we've been waiting for. Passionate about the 'no makeup, makeup look', having a strong brow game, social change, activism, mental health and wellness. From the channel that hosted TV show Game of Thrones, HBO's latest venture, The Watchmen, already has everybody talking. The brainchild of Damon Lindelhof, the series takes the form of a sequel to the original comic book story in the same alternate universe, but all set in present day 2019. Context plays a huge part in the show's premise and its setting, Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the foundation. Known primarily for one of the worst racially motivated attacks on black residents and businesses, the Tulsa Race Riots of 1921, racial tensions frame the show's narrative. With Oscar winner Regina King as the leading lady, it's dramatic, plays with the racial dynamics of Tulsa's history and, of course, has the fantastical elements we all love. There's also nine episodes in the series to keep us entertained. Regina plays detective Angela Abar, a mother-of-three and bakery owner during the day and a black-clad vigilante-style detective at night. We follow Angela's journey as she tries to help stop the white Seventh Cavalry from taking control with a reign of terror and violence, all the while living her more normal life during the day. Starring alongside Regina is Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, Miami Vice's Don Johnson and Tim Blake Nelson as her detective partner. This isn't the first time we've seen the Watchmen storylines played out on screen. The long awaited Watchmen film released in 2009 is what started it all off, and rumors about the birth of a Watchmen TV show had been around since 2015. The show's pilot has already aired, but is repeated on Monday night at 9pm on Sky Atlantic. Alternatively, you can watch it on Sky's streaming service, NOW TV. (British Glamour)
Jameela Jamil Calls Out Love Island Host Caroline Flack's Controversial New Show. Face off! Jameela Jamil is putting Caroline Flack (UK's Love Island host) on blast. The Good Place actress isn't afraid to speak her mind and share her opinions on social media, which is exactly what she did after learning about the TV host's new gig: The Surgery. Like the title of the series suggests, the show features a panel of 12 people who try to convince participants that they are in need of plastic surgery. After hearing about this, Jamil shared an article on Twitter that called it a "new low for television." "Welp. Black Mirror is officially happening guys. It's here," the 33-year-old actress tweeted. Of course, it didn't take long for Flack to leave her own comments about the topic. "Have you managed to see a copy before me? Please forward .. am desperate to see..," she wrote. Before Jameela chimed in, though, a person asked the TV host, "are you saying it's not how the article suggested? Is it done in a 'positive, compassionate way"?" Caroline responded, "Well mental health is a sensitive subject and as we progress we are constantly asked to be more open and visible. My feeling toward the show is that it opens up conversations on why some people turn to surgery to help them lead the life that they believe will make them happier." The How to Build a Girl actress further expressed her point to the Love Island host. "This is why I said it was like Black Mirror @carolineflack1," Jameela shared. "Because it's a VERY surreal concept that (perhaps unintentionally) will prey on people's insecurities. I think of the effect on teenagers of the messaging of this. Fingers crossed it doesn't affect anyone negatively." She continued, "Just wanna remind everyone that teenage cosmetic surgery numbers are the highest they've ever been. Teenage suicide/self harm numbers are the highest they've ever been. Teenage eating disorders are the highest they've ever been. This is why I never shut up. Fix it and I'll chill." However, The Good Place star explained that, well, her initial tweet came from a good place. "I didn't go for Caroline. I said the show sounded like black mirror, and Caroline came for me over it," she said. "I was not criticizing her. She didn't create the show. I hope it doesn't cause adverse effects on young people. Reality Tv is so insane these days. A jury judging bodies is wild." While Jameela's concerns about the show were valid, Caroline also brought up a good point about the contestants who signed up for the series. "As you know self-image is a complicated, sensitive and personal subject," she began her caption. "At the heart of this show are people not contestants who have sought help to want to better themselves in their own eyes. Their stories deserve to be told and not ridiculed online." (Eonline)
RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race Is Coming to VHI. Ready for some sickening news? Celebs are getting in on the Drag Race fun with VH1's new event series, RuPaul's Celebrity Drag Race, which will feature 12 celebs competing for the title of "America's Next Celebrity Drag Superstar." The names of the competing celebs have not yet been announced, but each episode will feature three celebs undergoing a complete drag transformation with help from some famous Drag Race queens, including Alyssa Edwards, Asia O'Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monet X CHange, Monique Hart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel, and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. Over four episodes, the celebrity cast will then compete for the title and prize money for charity. "Doing drag does not change who you are, it reveals who you are," RuPaul said in a statement. "I can't wait for the world to see what happens when our celebrity contestants get all up in drags!" The show will premiere in 2020 on VH1. Drag Race is currently airing its first ever season in the UK, which is also airing in the US on Logo, and will be premiering Drag Race season 12 and All Stars 5 in 2020 on VH1. (Eonline)
John Lithgow on Comedy in Age of Trump: "No Sense of Irony, Wit or Self-Awareness". During his interview with Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show,' the actor joked that his wife still hasn't recovered from seeing him as Roger Ailes in a preview of 'Bombshell,' where he looked "300 pounds heavier" and was disguised with prosthetics. Ahead of the release of Bombshell, John Lithgow dropped by The Late Show Tuesday to chat with host Stephen Colbert about his role as disgraced former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes in the Jay Roach-directed drama. During the interview, the two also spoke about the comedy of Trump and Lithgow's satirical poetry collection inspired by the current administration. Bombshell follows a group of women, including Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, who confronted the toxic atmosphere at Fox News and accused Ailes of sexual harassment, which eventually led to his resignation in 2016. Lithgow joked that his wife still hasn't recovered from experiencing the "first look" at the movie, which shows Lithgow looking 300 pounds heavier with "a fat nose and earlobes." Opening up about the transformation, he said the prosthetic sessions took two and a half hours each day for the seventeen day shooting period. Lithgow stars in the film, which releases Dec. 20, opposite Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Kate McKinnon and Allison Janney. Moving on to other projects, The Late Show host mentioned the op-ed that Lithgow wrote in The New York Times recently, titled Trump is a Bad President. He's an Even Worse Entertainer. "Why can't we look away?" he asked the actor, referring to the Trump's worldly audience. Lithgow said that Trump is doing "something" right; yet there is "no sense of irony, wit or self-awareness" in his language or behavior. The actor went on to say, "I've never seen him attempt to tell an actual joke, he mangles everything that resembles a punchline. Yet he has a mass audience... he's doing something right," the actor concluded. He later said, "There's one thing he has achieved in entertainment: He's turned our comics into geniuses. Political satire has never been more important." Speaking of political satire, Colbert took an opportunity to mention Lithgow's book, a satirical poetry collection called Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse, which was published last month. As the title suggests, the book is inspired by the Trump administration. In addition to writing the poems, Lithgow is responsible for the front cover illustration, which shows a smirking Trump in his signature suit and red tie. Asked why this particular art form appealed to him, Lithgow told a story of when he was asked to perform at the New York Public Theater gala and sing "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General" from the comic opera Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. He decided to perform the song as former U.S. National Security advisor Michael Flynn, and appeared on stage in full Flynn makeup, a navy suit and a red tie. He launched into the song, with the audience having "no idea" who he was impersonating, but then tweaked the last line of the song to include Flynn's name. When the audience realized, Lithgow slowed the tempo down and sang his own rewritten lyrics to the third verse. Months later, he met with his literary editor and sang the song to him. "He looked at me and said, "There's your book." The actor then turned to Colbert: "Here's my book." (Hollywood Reporter)