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The Daily Cute: Amanda Parer’s ‘Intrude’ Exhibit

Tue, 4/26/2016 1:00 PM

Intrude is Amanda Parer’s public art installation which is touring internationally and is currently invading lower Manhattan. Giant inflatable rabbits laze around during the day and are illuminated at night. The artist chose rabbits as they are both, “…fairytale animals from our childhood,” as well as an invasive species in Australia which has caused, “a great imbalance to the countries [sic] endemic species.” Launch the gallery to see the images, and visit the installation in person or online to learn more about the issues it deals with.

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Chicago Fire: Are Casey and Gabby Headed for a Breakup?

Tue, 4/26/2016 10:05 AM

It’s been a season of love for Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Gabby (Monica Raymund) on Chicago Fire. After several years of ups and downs, Raymund says she is enjoying the relationship that they’ve carved out.

“I think that it’s natural for Dawson and Casey to be together,” she tells Parade.com. “I feel like it feels right. I feel like we’re America’s parents or something. We’re the couple that is safe, and we’re just all about love. When we weren’t together, I always felt a part of me was missing, and he’s such a great friend to me, and we have such a good chemistry together, that I much prefer it this way.”

But is that about to change for the couple who survived the heartbreak of her miscarriage at the beginning of the season now that Casey has a new woman in his life? We briefly met political consultant Susan Weller (Lauren Stamile) at the end of last week’s episode when she introduced herself and told Casey she could take his career far beyond being an alderman.

That, plus the fact that Dawson decides to become a foster mom to a young boy she meets while out on a call, starts to tear apart what they’ve so carefully built.

“They’re really going two different directions,” Chicago Fire showrunner Matt Olmstead told The Hollywood Reporter. “There are very concrete things that are pulling them apart from each other: His is a potential career beyond the firefighter and hers is being a foster parent, which is obviously a big deal. By the end of the [season finale], we kind of define which way they’re going to go. … This is really the fork in the road for these two characters.”

The seeds of dissension are  planted in tonight’s episode, in which Casey receives a suspicious package in the mail that casts suspicion on him from the Board of Ethics. Detective Holloway (guest star Jenny Mollen) continues to entrust Lt. Severide (Taylor Kinney) to watch over her young son at the firehouse while she testifies in court as part of an undercover operation. When the situation takes an unexpected turn, Severide is left to deal with the aftermath. And the firehouse responds to a blaze at an art gallery that has a victim trapped inside and prompts Cruz (Joe Minoso) to make a rash decision amid the chaos.

But before tuning in, check out the rest of our interview with Raymund in which she talks about real firemen being everyday heroes, what real-life skills she has, her lack of job security and more.

Casey and Dawson have been in a happy place. Is that kind of scary, because there’s no drama there?

It’s nice to take a breath from the drama. I feel  a lot of people are coming to Dawson for help or advice or support, so I like exploring that side of her too, that she can be a pillar and a staple in her family.

People who become firemen rush into burning buildings when everybody else is rushing out. What’s your take on that?

The fact that they can rush into a burning building and not think twice, that’s a trained instinct, I think, and a lot of these men and women were born to do it. Remember, a lot of these first responders used to be Marines, Army, or Navy, so a lot of them already have experience saving lives, being heroes and being on the front line. And when they leave the military, this is a way for them to fulfill that service.

Gaby was a paramedic when she started because she was interested in going to medical school. But now she’s transitioned to being a firefighter, but now that there’s Chicago Med, does she ever talk about maybe going back?

I don’t think so. I think she’s a firefighter through and through. I think we’ve invested too much, and she’s created too much of a bond with the firehouse, and this is the job for her, you know? Medical school takes a lot of schooling, you know? I don’t want to spend eight years in a classroom.

If you were caught in a real-life situation, do you have any of Gabby’s skills?

I can perform CPR. I can definitely do that. If I had to put a needle in, I could probably give you an IV, basic stuff like that. I can keep calm. I can make sure that you’re breathing.

Do you feel like you have security in your job because Chicago Fire characters have died, moved away, and been fired?

I’m not going to lie. I am completely dispensable. This industry is fickle. I never encourage people to buy a home right away, and make their roots here, because any time they need to change out characters or inject new blood, I can be written out. So that’s the job. It’s not just this job. It’s every single job I do for the rest of my life.

Do you wish you had more interactions with women on the show, because it is such a testosterone-driven show?

I know. It’s so nice when I have scenes with Kara Kilmer, who plays Sylvie Brett. She and I are becoming friends in the show as well. So I like that, too, because the girl needs a little lady time.

What do you do at the end of the day when you’ve had intense scenes?  

I go to hot yoga almost every day. It’s really important to me, actually, not just to stay physically strong, but also mentally. I need that hour. I cannot be constantly available for people. I don’t understand that, so I need an hour of my time every day where it’s about my meditation, it’s about my strength, it’s about my body and my mind, and I set an intention in every single class, so that’s really important to me.

What else do you have coming up?

I’m doing a play in Chicago this summer, actually, at Looking Glass Theater. So, that’s my next gig, and then I’m directing a short film for Hidden Tears Project, which is a huge national campaign I’m helping, so that will be live soon.

Chicago Fire airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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Happy Birthday, Carol Burnett! 10 of Her Most Wonderful Quotes

Tue, 4/26/2016 7:39 AM

Happy birthday, Carol Burnett! The “queen of comedy” turns 83 on April 26, 2016.

The groundbreaking The Carol Burnett Show went off the air 37 years ago, but Burnett is busier than ever. This spring, she’s touring the country with “Laughter and Reflection,” a 90-minute live show that harkens back to the famous audience Q&A sessions that opened her original variety program. And, this fall, the comedian will release her fourth book, about her experiences on The Carol Burnett Show.

See Also: How Did Carol Burnett Get Started in Show Business?

Launch the gallery to read some of Burnett’s funniest and most insightful quotes.

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The Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Incident: Was There a Breach of Exit Etiquette?

Tue, 4/26/2016 7:28 AM

Last week, when ABC announced that Live! with Kelly and Michael‘s Michael Strahan would be leaving his co-anchor post next to Kelly Ripa to become a full time Good Morning America co-anchor, fans were shocked. And apparently, so was Ripa, who sources say wasn’t briefed prior to ABC’s announcement.

Exit etiquette can be a delicate and tricky topic, which might explain those fax and Post-it note breakups, but that’s another story. There’s no excuse for bad exit strategies, but in the workplace where competitive and critical decisions often revolve around secrecy, exclusion can be a hidden gift—no one can accuse you of leaking anything. So why did the news and social media sites burn up with the ABC/Strahan announcement? It had everything to do with the popularity and likability of the on-air couple AND our own psychosocial experiences.

MORE: Behind the Scenes with Michael Strahan 

When it comes to Ripa and Strahan, the branding and success of Live! with Kelly and Michael—has made them one of the most beloved teams on morning television. A dynamic duo who continue to split the spotlight 50/50 (even though Ripa’s tenure with the show is significantly longer than Strahan’s), they appear to be the perfect example of “work spouses”—co-workers who have a close, strictly platonic friendship. So, when one party is not made privy to a critical decision that affects the couple, we shouldn’t be surprised if there are some repercussions.

Why do others care so much? We’ve all been there. And it feels awful. Most people want to get invited to the party, even if they don’t want to go. From the kid whose parents kept her out of the loop to spare her premature pain or frustration, to the adult who was the last one in the room to learn his partner was cheating on him, knowing you were the odd person out feels horrible. Since Strahan’s announcement, plenty of people have been putting themselves in Ripa’s fabulous shoe collection, and it hasn’t felt the least bit fabulous.

Regardless of the intentions behind keeping secrets, if there’s an in-the-know group of individuals and you’re not in it (And it sort of seemed like you had all of the qualifications to belong), you’re later left scrambling to make sense of the exclusion. Was it something you did? How do you reconcile your feelings about the other players? And how do you move forward?

These days, many believe they know how Kelly Ripa feels, but in actuality, few know her thoughts about Strahan’s exit (Maybe she’s thrilled.) That may change Tuesday, when she returns to Live! with Kelly and Michael. Experts are predicting sky high ratings for the episode. I’m predicting that no matter what the ratings, Ripa has a fan base who’ll go to bat for her any day of the week. That’s a surprise she probably didn’t see coming either.

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Living in the Real World

Tue, 4/26/2016 5:00 AM

Alyssa Dare in Elkridge, Maryland, writes:

I have a friend with a Ph.D. and a day job, who wanted to earn some extra money in the evenings. He applied for a job at one of the major chain stores. Part of the job application was a multiple-choice test about situations and problems that might arise while working at the store, and what the employee would do to resolve them. My friend failed the test! Why might a person with a Ph.D. fail a test about working at a store, when people with far less education often pass it?

Marilyn responds:

Because education doesn’t prepare you for the real world! To know how to deal with people and handle everyday situations in a reasonable, practical manner requires experience and a bit of street smarts.

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Jadium – April 26

Tue, 4/26/2016 12:00 AM

How to play Jadium
Also, try Nexus4 puzzles

Monday and Tuesday – 16 givens, Wednesday to Sunday – 4 to 15 givens

To solve online, copy the puzzle between the delimiters (including the date and the nine puzzle rows), then click here for where to paste the copied puzzle. (Thanks to Kenneth R. Whitaker.)

*** April 26, 2016 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 15 __ 09 04 55 __ 59 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 21 __ __ __ __ __ 67 __ __ 22 __ __ __ __ __ 70 __ __ 27 __ __ __ __ __ 71 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 35 __ 41 42 47 __ 75 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ ***

 

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DWTS Recap: Which Two Couples Should Go Home?

Mon, 4/25/2016 11:17 PM

Famous dances night brought the highest scores of the season — but still no perfect scores in sight. Looking ahead to next week, however, this tightly scored pack is going to lose not one but two stars.

After saying goodbye to NFL legend Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff, there are three couples tied for last place, none of whom really deserve to go home next. Read on to find out how your favorite stars did and tell us in the comments: which two couples should go home next week?

Kim Fields and Sasha Farber: 24
Giving her spin on a jive to Hairspray‘s “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” Fields was completely in her element, despite dancing through some ankle pain. Head judge Len Goodman thought she “captured the fun of Hairspray” and called the routine a “terrific opening to the show.” Bruno Tonioli said she got him dancing through their routine, but whispered as he pointed out a minor mistake. Carrie Ann Inaba said that Fields is “so consistent, sometimes it scares me” because she doesn’t want the Facts of Life star to get stuck in a rut.

Von Miller and Witney Carson: 24
Miller went “Bad” for his famous jazz dance to a Michael Jackson hit. The style of the routine was a perfect mix of Jackson’s flare and Miller’s own special pizzazz. Tonioli called the dance “badass!” and was thrilled to see some of Jackson’s signature difficult moves mixed in along with some other stylistic touches. Inaba thought he was “killing it” on the dance floor and said he brought his own style and flavor to the routine. Goodman was also a fan of the dance, calling it “terrific.”

Jodie Sweetin and Keo Motsepe: 25
Sweetin and Motsepe’s rehearsal for their Pink-themed contemporary routine was riddled with injuries. First she hit her nose and then she hurt her ankle and foot during one of the routine’s most iconic lifts, which Motsepe ultimately cut from the choreography in order to preserve Sweetin’s spot in the competition. And after all of that, they delivered one of the most emotionally charged performances of the season. Inaba said it was a difficult routine to watch but that they transformed the aggression into something artistic and beautiful. Goodman enjoyed that it had the same “confrontational feel” that the “Try” video had. Tonioli found the performance “incredibly demanding, [both] physically and emotionally.”

Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas: 28
After their original song and style fell through for legal reasons, Ballas and VanZant took on a jazz dance in the style of Austin Powers. For a dance and song that demanded stylistic nuance, they delivered in spades. Goodman almost scared the pair with his reaction, but concluded: “there is nothing about that dance I didn’t like.” Tonioli loved the “accuracy of the stylistic details” and especially enjoyed seeing hints of Fosse choreography included. Inaba continued the praise and said it was “by far one of my favorite dances.”

Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd: 25
DiMarco and Murgatroyd performed a quickstep to “Hey Pachuco” in the style of Jim Carrey from The Mask. And while other stars had to learn specific stylistic touches for their dances, DiMarco had to learn an entire personality. Tonioli was bowled over by the routine, but the other two judges… not so much. Inaba thought DiMarco’s frame was broken and said that his routine was “not as crisp as I would have liked.” And then Goodman came out and was incredibly nitpicky about different dance styles and choreography, but finished his review with the caveat: “you never cease to amaze me.”

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy: 24
Zee got “Nasty” for her Janet Jackson-inspired jazz routine that was as clean as can be, but lacked some of Miss Jackson’s signature attitude. Inaba said Zee was very well rehearsed, but she wanted to see more. Goodman echoed Inaba’s review that the Good Morning America anchor was “precise” but thought it “lacked a bit of attitude on occasion.” Tonioli thought there was nothing nasty about the performance and said she needed to “punch it much more.”

Doug Flutie and Karina Smirnoff: 21 Eliminated
Taking a departure from traditional ballroom, Flutie took inspiration from Slumdog Millionaire for his Bollywood dance to “Jai Ho.” The judges were a bit at a loss for how to critique it since, as Goodman admitted, the dance was outside of their culture, but he called the performance “jolly good.” Tonioli thought it was a “catchy number.” Inaba said that this was her favorite number of Flutie’s and she loved that it was evident he was having a good time during the dance.

Wanya Morris and Lindsay Arnold: 29
Here’s hoping it’s not time to say “Bye Bye Bye” to Morris, even though he’s performing a jazz dance to the NSYNC song by the same name. And despite being from a different boy band, he nailed the performance, earning a standing ovation from two-thirds of the judges. Tonioli called it “pure and brilliant” and said that nothing was missing from that routine. Inaba thought he “brought the stuff.” And Goodman, though he didn’t stand and clap, thought that Morris took a “great step forward towards the final.”

Antonio Brown and Sharna Burgess: 27
In one of the most surprising turns of the night, Brown delivered an incredibly sharp and high energy jive to the titular song from Footloose. But after falling to the bottom of the leaderboard last week, was it enough for him to stay in the competition? Inaba said he “killed it” and Tonioli said Brown proved he is a leading man. Goodman looked to the mirrorball trophy and said, “this competition is anyone’s to win or lose, it’s as much about the will to win as it is about the skill to win.”

Which two couples do you think should go home next week?

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The Voice Recap: The Top 11 Perform To Find Out Who Will Make It Into the Top 10?

Mon, 4/25/2016 10:24 PM

Monday night’s The Voice began with a tribute to Prince on his passing as each of the judges talked a little bit about what his music means to them.

Adam Levine: “It has all been shocking. It seemed as if I woke up and he was gone. He was probably one of the profound musical influences on me. He did things his way. I have a lot of respect for someone who is able to make amazing music and not change who he is.”

Pharrell Williams: “I will never forget when I was a little boy when the Purple Rain album came, it was played all summer. It is a shock and we are going to miss him.”

Christina Aguilera: “He will always be such an inspiration for every generation to come. It is so fascinating to listen to his genius on records. That is a true sign of somebody who is legendary. I love his passion for artists and artists’ rights. There was nothing manufactured about him.”

Blake Shelton: “I wish I had had a chance to meet him, so I could speak about him as more than a fan. His music can change my day. He was larger than life and now he’s gone. He is already missed.”

The Top 11 competition began with Team Adam’s Shalyah Fearing, who performed “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. She chose the song because she used to watch it on YouTube and it kept her going.

Blake told her that because she is so young, they feel like they get to see her developing before their eyes. He felt that Miley’s song was true to her story. Christina complimented Shlayah on a beautiful rendition of the song, adding she was sure Miley would be so proud to hear it. It was nice hearing something a little different than the gospel choices she’s done. Pharrell agreed with Christina, saying, “You didn’t do gospel, but you could feel it in you. This was aspirational. There are a lot of kids who need to hear that and you sealed it. Adam added, “You are amazing. Pharrell took the words out of my mouth. Considering what you have been through, you are the embodiment of that dream. You are so advanced in your talent for how old you are. I can’t wait to see you grow and change.”

Daniel Assino decided to perform the P!nk version of Cyndi Lauper‘s “Time After Time” and it was handy that he had Justin Derrico, P!nk’s guitarist on hand, who is also a member of The Voice band.

Blake said that Daniel was smooth. His voice is so strong, but there is a smoothness and coolness. Christina said she had to give kudos to Pharrell for being his coach. Every week she listens to what Pharrell tells him and he gives spot-on advice. It is great that he has him on his side to push him. Pharrell said, “Great job. You took your time. You worked the room. Your note choices were signature. That last note was so crazy, they were clapping when you were still singing. Good job.”

Team Blake’s Paxton Ingram selected Tasha Cobbs‘ inspirational “Break Every Chain.” The idea to sing something inspirational was actually suggested by Pharrell last week, and Paxton went for it big time.

Pharrell complimented him, saying that it was like the unleashing of power. The modulation, to Blake’s credit, was genius. Pharrell also said it was the freest he has ever seen Paxton. Now America and the 305 know who Paxton is. Adam said he is such an amazing performer. This was the perfect song to take the skill he has and display his talent. Blake first thanked Pharrell for the suggestion of an inspirational song. Then he said that this is the first time that Paxton opened his heart up to everybody.

Team Adam’s Owen Danoff, who was Twitter saved last week after being in the bottom two with Emily Keener, chose James Taylor‘s “Fire and Rain” for his Top 11 performance.

Christina said she was glad he made it through. He is a great storyteller. His performance was vulnerable and well-executed. Adam said he is always happy when he gets to hear Owen do a song that has a lot of importance to him. He loved Owen’s version.

The competition continued with Team Blake’s Texas country singer Mary Sarah, who sang a more modern song than normal: “Johnny & June” by Heidi Newfield.

Christina admitted that Mary Sarah is introducing her to new songs, but she felt the performance was constant and strong. Pharrell, too, had never heard the song before, so he didn’t know how to judge it. But he felt that since she spent so much time in her higher register, he would give it to her for being able to do that. Blake told her, “I stand by what we said in rehearsal. This is your moment. We are going to move the dial on iTunes. We heard different elements of your voice tonight.”

Team Christina’s California mom Alisan Porter was next. Her song choice was “Stay With Me Baby” by Lorraine Ellison, which has been covered by Bette Midler and Janis Joplin, each who did a unique version, as did Alisan.

Adam said, “I prefer to be right about who is going to win when they are on my team, but I do like to be right, so I said it day one and I still believe it, you are still going to win this thing. You are amazing.” Blake joked, “I don’t see that much growth in your performance because where is there for you to go? His favorite thing about her is this moment she is having, coming from where she has been. Christina told her she was unbelievable. Alisan walked away from show business because she wanted her family. But she is out here every week making her family proud and that is awesome. She is bringing her kids are along for the ride.

Team Christina’s Bryan Bautista chose Bruno Mars‘ “Just the Way You Are,” because he likes songs that are emotional. This song, he says he sang for his sister’s 16th birthday two years ago. Monday night, she was in the audience crying during his performance.

Pharrell complimented Bryan on an effortless performance, adding that the power that he has in his upper register is crazy. Also, the arrangement was perfect with the Mavin Gaye break in the middle. It proves that Bryan is where he belongs. Adam said he thinks that Bryan has the greatest range of everybody. He respect that his upper register is so pristine and he never loses power. Christina told him that once again he was silky smooth and his choices were all the right ones. What he does is hard. He has a touch of old school and he can deliver anything.

Bryan was followed by Team Blake’s Adam Wakefield, who stepped out of his safe place by singing something outside his genre: Journey’s “Lights.”

Pharrell told him he has a classic voice that is out of the Southern rock genre from the ’70s, but he also has some Steve Winwood. That said, he made the song his own. Also, his falsetto was so soulful, [record label] Big Machine should be watching him right now. Adam said Adam looks one way and leans one way, but he can do everything. What makes him special is he can do it all. Blake added that the amazing thing about Adam is that every time he performs, people are on the edge of their seat waiting for him to do more.

Team Christina’s Nick Hagelin picked up his guitar for John Mayer‘s “Your Body is a Wonderland.”

Blake said he did a great job, and he liked seeing Nick get centered and back to the guitar. Christina said, “I have become such a fan of yours. I see where your son gets it. There is an energy when you come on stage. You are just loveable.”

Team Pharrell’s schoolteacher Hannah Huston chose Bonnie Raitt‘s “I Can’t Make you Love Me,” because it is the kind of song that she wants to write someday.

Adam said what is great about Hannah is she can sing so proficiently, but she still has a unique character in her voice. It knocks him out. Pharrell said all of Nebraska is standing up for her right now. Her performance was so eloquent. It makes him wonder: Where does all that feeling come from?

The final performance of the night was Team Adam’s Laith Al-Saadi. Adam asked him to do something contemporary, so he chose Ed Sheeran’s “Make it Rain.”

Blake said it was funny to see Laith’s backstory and hear him saying that he was honored that America had voted him through. Blake felt it was crazy  because as coaches, they can’t wait to see what he is going to do. Adam told him he was amazing and he loves him.

The Voice returns tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC when the Top 10 will be revealed.

 

 

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Numbrix 9 – April 26

Mon, 4/25/2016 8:00 PM
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Netflix May 2016: The Shows and Movies Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in May

Mon, 4/25/2016 5:13 PM

A lot of great movies and TV series are coming to Netflix in May, including season 2 of the hit comedy Grace and Frankie and a bevy of new Netflix originals. Here’s the full list of everything coming and going from the streaming service in May:

May 1

A Study in Sherlock (2016)
Admiral (2015)
Ava’s Possessions (2015)
Bring It On (2000)
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Easy Living: Seasons 1-3
El Crítico (2013)
FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
Finger of God (2007)
Gary Gulman: It’s About Time (2016)
Great Expectations (1998)
I Am Road Comic (2014)
Jesus Town, USA (2014)
Just Friends (2005)
Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny (2015)
Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent (2015)
Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz (2015)
LoliRock: Season 1 (2014)
My Last Day Without You (2011)
The Nutty Professor (1996)
Off the Map (2013)
Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
Pleasantville (1998)
Shark Lake (2015)
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
Sugar Coated (2015)
Terra (2015)
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream (2007)
Who’s Driving Doug (2016)

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May 2

The Replacements (2000)

May 3

Submerged (2015)

May 4

The Keeping Room (2015)
Shanghai Knights (2003)

May 5

Fourth Man Out (2015)
Marseille — Netflix Original

May 6

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra — Netflix Original
Baby Daddy: Season 5
Grace and Frankie: Season 2 — Netflix Original
Young & Hungry: Season 3

May 8

The Chosen Ones (2015)

May 9

A Stand Up Guy (2015)

May 10

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

May 11

Chelsea — Netflix Original
Goosebumps (2015)
They Look Like People (2015)

May 12

Bleeding Heart (2015)

See Also: New on Netflix in April 2016

May 15

We Are Still Here (2015)
Yo Soy la Salsa (2014)

May 17

American Dad!: Season 10
Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
Slasher: Season 1 (2016)

May 18

A Girl Like Her (2015)

May 19

Benders: Season 1 (2015)

May 20

Lady Dynamite: Season 1 — Netflix Original

May 22

David and Goliath (2015)
The Letters (2014)
The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2015)

May 23

Electricity (2014)

May 26

Graceland: Season 3
The Last Man on the Moon (2016)

May 27

Bloodline: Season 2 — Netflix Original
Chef’s Table: Season 2, Part 1— Netflix Original
The Do-Over (2016)— Netflix Original
Mako Mermaids: Season 4— Netflix Original

May 28

Hell on Wheels: Season 5

Leaving Netflix in May 2016:

Leaving May 1

The Animatrix (2003)
Anna Karenina (1948)
Author! Author! (1982)
Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
Broadway Idiot (2013)
Bus Stop (1956)
Election (1999)
The Good Life (2012)
Holiday Engagement (2011)
Kiss of Death (1995)
Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
Mona Lisa Is Missing (2012)
Ralphie May: Austin-tatious (2008)
Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013)
That’s What I Am (2011)
Thérèse (2012)
Truth or Die (2012)
Young & Handsome: An Evening with Jeff Garlin (2008)

Leaving May 2

Slightly Single in L.A. (2012)

Leaving 5/3/16

JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)

Leaving May 4

Stealing Harvard (2002)

Leaving May 6

Finding Normal (2013)

Leaving May 7

JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)

Leaving May 9

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
Cracks (2009)
Tears of the Sun (2003)

Leaving May 10

The Score (2001)

Leaving May 12

The Ladykillers (2004)

Leaving May 13

Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Leaving May 14

The Master of Disguise (2002)
Offender (2012)

Leaving May 15

A Pope For Everyone (2013)
Bratz: BFF: Best Friends Forever (2007)
The Greatest Places: IMAX (1999)
In Her Skin (2009)
Inhale (2010)
The Quest: Season 1 (2014)
Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX (1995)
Tiger Eyes (2012)

Leaving May 16

Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut (1982)
The Last Tycoon (2012)

Leaving May 19

Peep World (2010)

Leaving May 21

Struck by Lightning (2012)

Leaving May 22

Ida (2013)
Stand Off (2012)

Leaving May 23

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Leaving May 27

Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Run & Jump (2013)
Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Leaving May 28

Barfi! (2012)

Leaving May 29

These Birds Walk (2013)

Leaving May 31

Clerks (1994)

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Eddie Kaye Thomas of CBS’ Scorpion on Being a Smart Guy

Mon, 4/25/2016 3:24 PM

What happens when you put together a group of super geniuses who can do pretty much anything but function socially in the real world? You get the CBS hit Scorpion—a mix of drama, action and even comedy. And the comedy part is where Eddie Kaye Thomas fits right in.

You may know Thomas as Finch from the American Pie movies or as the voice of Barry Robinson on American Dad!, but now he’s playing the part of a genius—literally.

On Scorpion, the geniuses, led by uber-smart guy Walter O’Brien, played by Elyes Gabel, end up working together as a team for Homeland Security solving all kinds of near-disasters in high-intensity situations that regular folks would have no clue how to fix. Paige Dineen, played by Katharine McPhee (who you may remember from American Idol), keeps them grounded in the real world, and they help her with her son Ralph (Riley B. Smith), who is a genius just like they are.

Providing comic relief is Toby Curtis, played by Thomas. While Toby, a Harvard-educated psychiatrist, is caught up in all the action, he acts as the team’s behaviorist and interprets all kinds of signs, signals, and behaviors that the villains exhibit.

Working on Scorpion is “as fun as you get for an actor,” says Thomas. “We get to do the action, we can do the romance, and then the writers have kind of turned Toby into a wannabe Groucho Marx, and it’s great. Some of his jokes are as corny as it gets and some of them are actually kind of funny. This character just kind of goes through life having fun with things—even in these life-threatening situations, he’s making a smart-ass remark. It’s kind of a great way to be.”

Toby, like each of the geniuses, has his faults. He’s a gambling addict who, throughout the show has done everything from make serious money bets to simply betting Happy Quinn, the mechanical genius and his love interest on the show played by Jadyn Wong, that she couldn’t make a paper plane that would fly all the way down a street.

“I think this show, as a whole, has found this really great place of not taking itself too seriously and that just goes along with Toby’s world—no matter how serious a situation is, it’s still entertaining and fun to watch,” says Thomas. “And even though he can be the smartass, I never feel like he’s ill-willed, and it all comes from a loving place, which makes it nice. Even when he’s making fun of people, he loves them, and I think that’s the heart of the show. It’s a nice world to be in.”

Don’t get Thomas wrong, though: Scorpion is not a lovey-dovey schmaltzy love fest. In fact, it’s full of action—the geniuses have done everything from break into Fort Knox to, most recently, keeping Chernobyl from another meltdown.

“It’s really clever,” says Thomas. “But all these big special effects and crazy action sequences don’t really work unless people are invested in the characters.”

Thomas says that he enjoys playing both a smart guy as well as the smart aleck of the group. “A lot of comedy is timing…when they’re working up to a joke, I’m working with the editor as much as anybody else, and I’ve barely met the guy. It’s definitely a team effort,” he says.

While he likes playing a genius and the funny guy of the group, there’s something else Thomas loves about being on Scorpion: “It really feels like I’m a kid playing cops and robbers every day,” he says. Thomas recalls when shooting the pilot, he was in a scene where he was being chased through downtown Los Angeles by someone in a hot-rod. At the time, he didn’t know if the show would be picked up or not, but he remembers thinking, “Oh my God—it’s like I’m in an action movie, and I’m being chased by the bad guy—it’s so much fun!”

The show has been renewed for another season. Thomas says that the finale, which airs tonight, is really exciting. “When the showrunners told me what they were doing, my hat was off to them,” Thomas says. “I was excited as a fan, and I’m excited for the fans. It’s going to be really cool.”

The season finale of Scorpion is on CBS tonight, Monday, April 25, at 9 p.m. ET.

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Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts That Give Back

Mon, 4/25/2016 12:20 PM

Moms and giving…well, they just go hand in hand.  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8 and a great way to honor the mom in your life is to give her a  thoughtful gift that gives back—a sweet gesture that makes the world a better place. She probably doesn’t want or need a gift, but if you want to send her something special, I found some fabulous presents…with a purpose! 

From an adventurous getaway to a dreamy night’s sleep…click “Launch Gallery” to discover a beautiful gift for a beautiful cause that’s perfectly suited for your mom’s style and personality.

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The Daily Cute: Koala Kickoff

Mon, 4/25/2016 11:37 AM

It’s scientific fact that nobody gets bad news while looking at cute koalas. So launch the gallery to kick your week off with koalas and have a great Monday!

Click here to see “Your Weeekend Adorabundle” and check back every weekday for a new Daily Cute! If you would like to submit cute photos which you took, please send them to DailyCuteParade@gmail.com. You will be credited if they’re used in a future Daily Cute.

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Len Goodman Turns 72! His Funniest Quotes from Dancing With the Stars

Mon, 4/25/2016 11:29 AM

Happy birthday, Len Goodman! The ballroom dancer and Dancing With the Stars panelist turn 72 on April 25, 2016. Goodman has been everyone’s favorite grumpy judge since he joined the show in 2005. He, along with his fellow DWTS judge Bruno Tonioli, also appear on Britain’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Launch the gallery to read some of Goodman’s funniest quotes from the show over the years.

Don’t Miss: Bruno Tonioli’s Most Outrageous Quotes from DWTS

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Survivor, Big Brother And Amazing Race Take Over The Price Is Right: See The Photos

Mon, 4/25/2016 11:01 AM

In May, the three cornerstones of CBS reality competition series are trading in their buffs, slop and express passes to pay and play a different kind of Price.

The hosts and veteran players from Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race join Drew Carey and The Price is Right for three primetime special editions of the long-running game show, with individual episodes dedicated to each individual franchise. Read on for details of each installment.

The Price is Right Primetime Special: Survivor Edition airs on Monday May 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, including an appearance from Survivor host Jeff Probst and the following former contestants:

Natalie Anderson (Season 29 winner)

Joe Anglim (Seasons 30 and 31)

Rupert Boneham (Seasons 7, 8, 20 and 27)

Jeremy Collins (Season 29, winner of Season 31)

Cirie Fields (Seasons 12, 16 and 20)

Woo Hwang (Seasons 28 and 31)

Boston Rob Mariano (Seasons 4, 8, 20 and winner of 22)

Kelley Wentworth (Seasons 29 and 31)

Tina Wesson (Season 2 winner, seasons 8 and 27)

The Price is Right Primetime Special: Big Brother Edition airs on Tuesday May 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, including an appearance from host Julie Chen and the following former contestants:

Frankie Grande (Season 16)

Britney Godwin (Season 12 and 14)

James Huling (Season 17)

Will Kirby (Seasons 2 winner, Season 7)

Janelle Pierzina (Seasons 6, 7 and 14)

Rachel Reilly (Season 12, and Season 13 winner)

Da’Vonne Rogers (Season 17)

Jeffrey Schroeder (Seasons 11 and 13)

Ian Terry (Season 14 winner)

The Price is Right Primetime Special: Amazing Race Edition airs on Wednesday May 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, featuring host Phil Keoghan and the following teams:

Leo Temory and Jamal Zadaran (Seasons 23 and 24)

Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl (Season 28)

Erin Robinson and Joslyn Davis (Season 28)

Joey Buttitta and Kelsey Gerckens (Season 27 winners)

Nat Strand and Kat Chang (Season 17 winners)

William “Bopper” Minton and Mark Jackson (Season 20)

Tiffany Chantell Torres and Krista DeBono (Season 27)

Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin (Season 17)

Nathaniel “Big Easy” Lofton and Herbert “Flight Time” Lang (Seasons 15, 18 and 24)

Launch the gallery to see photos from all three specials, and check back with Parade in May for more details about the Survivor, Big Brother and Amazing Race takeovers of The Price is Right.

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The Voice: Is Team Christina—Alisan Porter, Nick Hagelin and Bryan Bautista—the One to Beat?

Mon, 4/25/2016 10:05 AM

Is Season 10 going to be the year that a female coach finally wins The Voice? It looks as if it actually may happen with Christina Aguilera having put together quite the team: Alisan Porter, who received a four-chair turn during her Blind Audition; soulful Bryan Bautista, who wowed the audience last week with his performance of Seal‘s “Kiss From a Rose,” and charmer Nick Hagelin, who joined Team Christina as her Comeback Artist and America voted him through to the Top 12.

Alisan, who is considered this season’s female frontrunner, is modest when asked about her status as the one to beat. She says, “The second you have done the best performance of your life, someone like Adam Wakefield, Mary Sarah or Hannah Huston goes on stage, and you’re like, ‘I quit.’ No matter how good you’ve done or how amazing you are, every single person is just bringing it.”

Bryan, who has been on Team Christina since the Blind Auditions, feels that the competition has moved past the point where which team you are on matters. He says, “I just feel that there are four coaches. Once you get to the Top 12, everyone has to put their best foot forward and everyone has to show up. Team Christina is great, but now I consider us a whole group.”

And Nick, who already knows what it’s like to be sent home, just feels honored to be a member of this potentially winning team. He says, “These are two such amazing powerful singers, so to be part of such a powerful, amazing team next to these amazing vocalists, it is very humbling for me. So I don’t let anything go to my head in this process. I can hardly believe I am here.”

Tonight, the Top 11 will compete to see who moves forward to the Top 10 as America continues to vote for their favorites.

But first, here is more of the interview with Alisan, Bryan and Nick talking about last week’s performances, singing on live TV, song choice and what lies ahead for them.

How do you feel about the coaches comments on last week’s performance?

Nick Hagelin/”Mine Would Be You”: I am just glad that Blake [Shelton] liked my song because it was his song. It was such a huge song for him, so he seemed to appreciate my version. He made a nice joke about how people will be requesting that at his show, so that made me feel real good. Christina has been such a wonderful coach and she continues to pour out love and support in what she says to me in coaching and afterward, so I felt really good.

Alisan Porter/”Stone Cold”: They were amazingly wonderful and said some really beautiful things to me. Christina said she was excited for my album, and I am, too. That was awesome, so I will leave it at that.

Bryan Bautista/”Kiss From a Rose”: I picked the song because I wanted to go back and cover one of my influences, a song I grew up on. As far as the coaches reactions, it was awesome. I spoke to Pharrell [Williams] prior to my performance and he was just basically dropping jewels on me. Any time you can get a moment with someone of that caliber, you embrace it, you enjoy it and you stop and listen, so it was awesome. Also, my coach loved it. She has been supportive since day one, so it is amazing to have her on my side each round.

What was the most helpful thing Pharrell told you?

Bryan: When he told me that based on my performance from last week, that no matter what happens on the show, there is a place for me in the industry, I felt that put me at ease in my performance.

Alisan, that was such a powerful performance. What was going through your mind before you heard the coaches’ comments?

Alisan: Honestly, I really connect to that song. I have been there more than I’d like to admit. I think that heartbreak is the rawest emotion a person can have. The song speaks about it so perfectly. It really does explain how you feel. You genuinely want somebody to be happy, but inside, you’re a disaster. So it was very easy for me to emotionally connect to that song. I was feeling blessed and emotional.

Why did you pick “Stone Cold”?

Alisan: I really wanted to sing that song because I have been singing a lot of throwback songs, which I will always do because that’s the genre I connect to the most—the ’60s and ’70s and rock and roll and nice ballads and whatever. But I also want to make a current record, so I felt I should showcase something that I would want to do on my own record and that’s why I chose it.

You are all used to singing live, but is singing live on television what you thought it would be?

Nick: It’s put a mirror on myself in a way that I haven’t done in the past. I have been performing live for 11 years, but rarely do I sit and watch a live recording of my shows. I might pick the best 15 seconds and put it on Instagram. I hear myself tune in the studio and listen to me singing, but it’s a very produced product, so this has been a huge reflective process for me. Ultimately, that’s how I’m going to grow. I felt a little naked for sure in this process.

Alisan: I also think you spend the whole week torturing yourself about however many minutes you are going to be on stage, which isn’t that many. Then you walk on stage and go, ‘Oh, okay. This is just what I do.” But there is that extra added element of the insane audience, the four huge superstars sitting in front of you and the fact that if you screw up, it is on live television.

What is the best piece of advice your coach gave you to motivate you for this week?

Alisan: She basically has told me to just be true to myself and stay authentic. She has been very, very clear that she feels super strong about that, and I do, too. It’s a huge part of why I wanted to be on this show particularly. I did want to show my true self. I think we all get the opportunity to do that. I think this season in particular everybody is amazing. These are 12 of the coolest people I have ever met in my life. It’s not just that they’re talented, they’re good-looking, they’re brilliant at their craft, but they’re good people. We are an incredible group of people.

How far ahead do you start picking out songs for future weeks?

Bryan: We are always brainstorming. Sometimes you can have a list but you may like a song that comes out next week and now that song is on your list. The list is ever changing. You are always going to fill it out and have a list in your head but it’s never complete because there is always music coming out.

Did a coach ever talk you out of a song?

Nick: It’s a dialogue. It’s not just us and the coaches. It is also the amazing music department on the show. There are so many amazing eyes and ears going into making sure you are picking the best song, not just for you as an artist, but the story you are weaving during the season. To make sure you don’t jump from X to Y too fast. There might be excellent songs for you, but it might need to happen in three weeks, or whatever it is. There is definitely an open dialogue about what we call our dream list, our coaches ideas — Blake Shelton is notorious for just coming up with songs on a whim  — Adam Wakefield’s “Seven Spanish Angels” that was totally Blake’s idea. You never know where the songs are going to come from. We’ve been encouraged to sit for at least a half hour with songs that might surprise us before we go, “No, no, no,” because sometimes it is hard for us to see what the best song choice is.

Are you starting to think past the competition?

Alisan: I think we all know that there’s The Voice and then there is life after The Voice. The most important thing is to take what we’ve gained here and bring it into our careers after this. None of us want to disappear after this show. We’re all planning and figuring out what will we do if we don’t win; what will we do if we do win? Making a plan. You have to have a plan for yourself. I think we are all motivated to stay in the public eye.

The Voice returns tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC with performances from the Top 11.

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Parking in a Handicapped Space

Mon, 4/25/2016 5:00 AM

Howard Upchurch in Garland, Texas, writes:

I have mobility problems and thus have a handicapped placard for my car. Say I enter a parking lot that is almost full, but with two open spaces, equally distant from the store entrance. One is designated for people with handicaps. The other is undesignated. This presents a quandary. If I take the handicapped space, the other one will soon be filled, and the next handicapped person will have to park farther away. But if I choose the unmarked space, allregular drivers will have to do without close-in parking. Which slot should I choose? 

Marilyn responds:

I would choose the undesignated parking space. Even if another good spot doesn’t open soon, let a few of those non-handicapped people get a little exercise. You’ll be doing them a favor! You’ll also be doing an even bigger favor for the next handicapped person who wants that designated space.

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The Parade Preview: What to Watch, Rent or Buy April 25 – May 1

Mon, 4/25/2016 5:00 AM

TV shows, new DVDs, movies and books you’ll want to check out this week!

(All times Eastern.)

MONDAY, April 25

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service (coming in August), this rebroadcast of Ken Burns’ six-episode series from 2009 chronicles the uniquely American idea of our special outdoor places that were set aside not for royalty or for the rich, but for everyone (9 p.m., PBS).

National Parks Week 2016: Celebrate in 10 of the Most Gorgeous Parks Across America

Turn: Washington’s Spies

Season three of the Revolutionary War spy thriller begins with tension building toward one of the most notorious events in American history: the treasonous defection of Benedict Arnold and espionage on both American and British sides (10 p.m., AMC).

TUESDAY, April 26

Chopped Junior

Little chefs with big ambitions once again take over TV’s Chopped kitchen on season two of this kid-sized cooking competition, vying to appease the taste buds of celebrity judges (including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Tony Hawk, Ali Larter, Ailson Sweeney and Christine Taylor) and bring home a $10,000 prize (8 p.m., Food Network).

Sarah Michelle Gellar on No Kid Hungry, Breakfast and Buffy

Top Gear

The popular series featuring exotic supercars, extreme stunts and over-the-top global road challenges returns for a new season with hosts Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrar and Rutledge Wood pushing themselves—and their rides—to the limit (9 p.m., History).

WEDNESDAY, April 27

Heartbeat

A case brings back memories for Alex (Melissa George), Jesse (Don Hany) and Millicent (Shelly Conn) as they fight to save a heart transplant patient when she sustains devastating injuries in a car crash (8 p.m., NBC).

The Goldbergs

Cast members Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jeff Garlin, George Segal and Sean Giambrone host this special edition of hilarious behind-the-scenes footage, bloopers and outtakes, plus interviews and a spotlight on the retro-riffic decade of the ’80s that defines the series (8:30 p.m., ABC).

Wendi McLendon-Covey Dishes on The Goldbergs

THURSDAY, April 28

Scandal

As Mellie (Bellamy Young), Susan (Artemis Pebdani) and Hollis (Gregg Henry) prepare to meet with Florida’s governor and vie for her political endorsement, a spin war between Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) threatens to keep their candidates grounded (9 p.m., ABC).

What Has Kerry Washington Learned from Being Olivia Pope?

2 Broke Girls

When a law firm courting Randy (Ed Quinn) for a job invites him and Max (Kat Dennings) to dinner at a hip new restaurant, the menu’s exotic new cuisine causes quite a stir (9:30 p.m., CBS).

2 Broke Girls‘s Beth Behrs: I’m ‘Genuinely Best Friends’ with Costar Kat Dennings

FRIDAY, April 29

Celebrity Name Game

Celebrity guests on tonight’s all-new episode of the fast-paced identity-discovery game, hosted by Craig Ferguson, are actor Gilles Marini (from TV’s Brothers & Sisters and Switched at Birth) and former NBA player Rick Fox (check listings, syndicated).

What Happens When a Joke Bombs? Craig Ferguson On Just Being Honest

Danger Mouse

The world’s raddest rodent secret agent is back! Action and comedy collide in an all-new reboot of the classic British cartoon series—the first across-the-pond ’toon to air on Nickelodeon in the ’80s—with the voices of Alexander Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Stephen Fry, Shauna Macdonald, Lena Headey and narrator Dave Lamb (begins streaming today on Netflix).

SATURDAY, April 30

Jazz at the White House

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host this hour-long primetime special featuring an array of artists from around the world paying tribute to the American art form of jazz, with performances by Chick Corea, Aretha Franklin, Pat Methey, Sting, Trombone Shorty and dozens of others (8 p.m., ABC).

National Treasure: Jazz, America’s Musical Melting Pot

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Watch the all-star tribute performances and other highlights as Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A and Steve Miller enter the hallowed hall in front of an audience of admirers and musical heavyweights (8 p.m., HBO).

SUNDAY, May 1

American Country Countdown Awards

Luke Bryan, Florida Line, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and other hit-makers take the stage live in Los Angeles to honor the best country music of the past year, based on the American Country Countdown radio show (8 p.m., Fox).

 Photos: The Faces of Country Music Fans May Surprise You

Penny Dreadful

Season three of the popular Showtime series returns with regulars (Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Harry Treadaway) and newcomers (Patti Lupone, Shazid Latif) jumping into the pulpy psychological mash-up of fictional characters including Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll and Victor Frankenstein (10 p.m., Showtime).

READ ALL ABOUT IT

It began as a best-selling novel written by a U.S. Army surgeon about his experiences in the Korean War, became an Oscar-winning movie and then morphed into one of the most beloved, awarded, iconic TV shows of all time. Dale Sherman’s MASH FAQ (Applause) serves up everything a fan could ever want know about the world of M*A*S*H, including before-and-after chapters on the TV cast members, famous guest appearances, lists and trivia.

 

Michael Schulman, a contributor and arts editor at the New Yorker, chronicles the life of one of America’s most lauded actresses in Her Again (Harper), a thoroughly researched biography that traces Meryl Streep’s career from her suburban New Jersey roots, up the rungs of the Hollywood ladder and finally to today’s pinnacle of award-winning achievement.

 

Just ahead of the May 6 movie release Captain America: Civil War comes Marvel’s Captain America: The Ultimate Guide (DK) by Matt Forbeck. It’s packed with full-color illustrations and jammed with information about the red, white and blue Avengers leader’s friends, enemies, allies, associates, storylines, adventures and battles, from his beginnings in 1941 to the present. Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee provides the foreword.

 

NEW ON DVD & BLU-RAY

Natalie Portman goes wild, wild West in Jane Got a Gun (Anchor Bay Entertainment) as a frontier wife who turns in desperation to a lover from her past (Joel Edgerton) to help her defend her wounded outlaw husband (Noah Emmerich)—and her family—from the vicious leader of a gang (Ewan McGregor) who wants to kill them all.

 

Cary Grant: The Vault Collection (Universal Studios Home Entertainment) features 18 films, all released between 1932 and 1936 (including his debut, This is the Night), showing how the young man born Archibald Leach transformed into the dashing debonair silver-screen icon as he honed his comedic timing and sharpened his dramatic chops alongside Mae West, Charles Laughton, Gary Cooper, Randolph Scott and other major Hollywood stars of the era.

 

A surprising new cross-generational duo is born with the pair-up of Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa (Lionsgate Home Enertainment), a riotously raunchy road-trip comedy about an uptight young lawyer tricked into taking his grandpa along on a spring-break trek. Aubrey Plaza from TV’s Parks and Recreation, Julianne Hough, Danny Glover and Dermot Mulroney also appear. Available on digital HD Tuesday, April 26.

 

 

A great way to remember Glen Campbell, now dealing with the ravages of Alzheimer’s, in happier times is with The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour Country Special (Shout! Factory), a delightful collection of two episodes of his 1969 network variety series featuring guest performances by Johnny Cash, June Carter, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and Minnie Pearl.

 

And if you’re still in a country frame of mind, time-travel back even farther, to 1962, when an Ozark mountain clan invaded Hollywood and took over primetime for almost a decade. The Beverly Hillbillies: The Official First Season (CBS Home Entertainment/Paramount Home Media) includes 36 digitally remastered episodes, including an extended version of the rarely seen pilot, which introduced the Clampetts, Jed (Buddy Epson), Granny (Irene Ryan), Elly May (Donna Douglas) and Jethro (Max Baer Jr.) to the world.

 

Buckle up. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are back as mismatched cops in Ride Along 2 (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment). This misadventure takes them to Miami and picks up Olivia Wilde, Ken Jeong, Sherri Shepherd and Tyrese Gibson for the ride. Extras include gags and gaffes, a look behind the scenes, commentary and more.

 

 

Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White made the TV Land series Hot in Cleveland—about a group of “aging” Hollywood veterans who find second career winds when their plane makes an emergency landing in Ohio, where they decide to remain—a hit for six hilarious seasons. Now you can laugh all over again with this Complete Series collection (Paramount Home Media), a 17-disc package that includes all 128 episodes of the show, which aired from 2010 to 2015.

THIS WEEK AT THE MOVIES

From the TV team of Key & Peele comes Keanu, a hilariously ribald tale of two friends (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele) who hatch a crazy plan to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

Sylvester Stallone, Rosario Dawson, Bella Thorne, John Goodman, Paul Giamatti, James Arnold Taylor and David Kaye provide the voices for Ratchet and Clank, an animated family film about two heroes who band together with a group of space rangers to stop an alien from destroying the galaxy.

Sylvester Stallone Wants To Move Behind The Camera

Chick flick alert: Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Annison and Britt Robinson headline the cast of Mother’s Day, the Gerry Marshall-directed comedy of four intersecting stories that all (somehow!) come together on One Special Day.

Kate Hudson on what it is Like to Have Goldie Hawn as a Mom

In Green Room, starring Patrick Stewart (like you’ve never seen him before!), Imogen Poots and Anton Yelchin, a punk rock band is forced into a vicious fight for survival against a group of maniacal skinheads after stumbling up a brutal murder scene at a remote nightclub.

Why Is Patrick Stewart Starring in his First Comedy Series at 75?

A thief (Vince Vaughn) wanted by various thugs and hit men hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his daughter (Hailee Steinfeld) in the action-comedy Term Life.

Is Hailee Steinfeld Focusing More on Music or Acting?

 

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Cote de Pablo Not Returning to NCIS For Michael Weatherly’s Exit

Mon, 4/25/2016 2:22 AM

Cote de Pablo, who is best known for her role as Ziva David on NCIS, broke the news that CBS was hoping to keep under wraps: She will not be returning as a guest star for Michael Weatherly’s May 17 final episode as Special Agent Tony DiNozzo.

According to cartermatt.com, De Pablo reportedly made the announcement during an appearance at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., as part of a post-screening Q&A in regard to her film The 33, which recounts the story of the Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days. The film was her first project after leaving NCIS. 

Unlike de Pablo’s decision to leave the show,  which was sudden, Weatherly gave the producers of the hit drama plenty of notice to craft his departure. And while show runner Gary Glasberg has said that Ziva will be a big part of Tony’s decision to leave, we now know the two won’t be walking into the sunset hand-in-hand as she won’t be making an appearance.

De Pablo, who was silent about her reason for leaving NCIS back in 2013, also apparently told the audience Babson College audience that her abrupt departure had to do with “political things and the [scripts] not being good enough.”

“I worked eight years crafting this character and loving her, so when I perceived the character wasn’t being treated with the respect she deserved… all the money in the world [can’t change that],” she said. She added, “I said, ‘Until someone can write something fantastic for her, I won’t go back.'”

Even so, de Pablo also indicated she remains good friends with Weatherly, saying, “One of the greatest things about my job is that every once in a while you meet people and say, ‘They’re going to be in my life forever,’ and I think he’s one of them.”

NCIS will return with new episodes on Tuesday, May 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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Jadium – April 25

Mon, 4/25/2016 12:00 AM

How to play Jadium
Also, try Nexus4 puzzles

Monday and Tuesday – 16 givens, Wednesday to Sunday – 4 to 15 givens

To solve online, copy the puzzle between the delimiters (including the date and the nine puzzle rows), then click here for where to paste the copied puzzle. (Thanks to Kenneth R. Whitaker.)

*** April 25, 2016 __ __ __ 78 79 70 69 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 01 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 08 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 62 09 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 55 12 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 54 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 47 __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 19 34 35 42 __ __ __ ***

 

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