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Grey’s Anatomy Fans Launch Petition to Bring Mcdreamy Back

ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" - Season Ten
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More than 4,000 people have signed it so far

Grey’s Anatomy killed off Patrick Dempsey’s Derek Shepherd on Thursday night, and one fan launched a petition on Change.org in an effort to bring McDreamy back. “It’s like you’ve killed the President of Grey’s Anatomy!” petition creator Courtney Williams wrote. “YOU HAVE TO BRING DEREK BACK! NOW! IMMEDIATELY!”

Bad news for Williams and the 4,268 (and counting) who’ve signed the petition: He’s not coming back—but Dempsey, who spoke to EW about leaving the show, understands why the fans are upset. “I think any time an original cast member has left, there’s always a void that will never be filled,” he said. “Shepherd is a beloved character. People don’t want to lose him. He’s been in their lives for over 10 years. But it goes on, and it will evolve.”

The petition writer suggests showrunner Shonda Rhimes make the episode where he dies a “dreamt one” or “a hallucination.” “You do NOT get to toy with our lives and emotions like this Shonda, NO! That is NOT RIGHT! How do you sleep at night?!?!!”

Read the whole petition over at Change.org, and tune in to Grey’s Anatomy on Thursday at 8 p.m. on ABC to watch how the doctors of Grey Sloan Memorial grieve.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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David and Victoria Beckham Are ‘So Proud’ After Son Finishes London Race

Romeo's run was in support of UNAIDS and the 7 Fund

This year’s London Marathon was the biggest in the event’s history – and it included at least one famous face: Romeo Beckham, who completed the children’s race Sunday morning while his family cheered him on.

“We r so proud!! Romeo ran London mini Marathon for UNAIDS and 7 Fund x vb,” mom Victoria posted on Instagram early Sunday. “Well done Romeo!!” she wrote in a second post.

She and David Beckham, plus Romeo’s brothers Brooklyn and Cruz, were waiting after he crossed the finish line.

We r so proud!! Romeo ran London mini Marathon for UNAIDS and 7 Fund x vb

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Well done Romeo!! We r all so proud!! Running @londonmarathon for UNAIDS and 7 Fund x vb

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Romeo’s run was in support of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the “7” fund, a collaboration with UNICEF providing assistance to children in danger zones around the world, according to Victoria’s posts.

Romeo seems to be following in his dad’s footsteps: David said earlier this yearthat the fund was his “number one priority.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

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Furious 7 Is Now Bigger Than Frozen

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Scott Garfield—Universal Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Paul Walker and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges star in Furious 7

It could be dethroned with the coming opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron

Furious 7 earned $18.2 million to finish at the top of the box office for the fourth straight week, and it’s now a bigger earner than Frozen.

The film, which stars Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, is the first since 2012 and one of only 29 ever to keep the No. 1 box office spot for four weeks, according to box office tracker Rentrak. The movie has earned $320.5 million domestically and more than $1 billion worldwide.

The global box office total makes Furious 7 one of the five highest grossing films of all time, according to Box Office Mojo. It sits just ahead of Frozen in total worldwide earnings at $1.32 billion to Frozen‘s $1.27 billion, but the latter is still ahead by $80 million at the domestic box office.

Furious 7 could be knocked off its throne with the May 1 opening of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is expected to earn more than $200 million in its opening weekend.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, the Kevin James comedy sequel, finished second at the box office for the second weekend in a row, earning $15.3 million. Age of Adaline, a romantic drama starring Blake Lively, opened in third with $13.4 million.

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Bruce Jenner Interview Boosts ABC Ratings as Millions Watch

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Ethan Miller—Getty Images Bruce Jenner attends the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter on April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.

A total of 6.9 million viewers tuned in

Diane Sawyer’s exclusive interview with Bruce Jenner delivered huge ratings for ABC on Friday night.

A total of 16.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the former Olympian confirm that he identifies as a woman. Perhaps even more impressive, Bruce Jenner—The Interview scored a 5.2 rating among adults 18-49. That’s a Fox’s Empire-sized number, and about four times as large as 20/20’s typical performance.

The two-hour much-anticipated special easily dominated the night. In fact, this was the biggest Friday night episode of 20/20 in more than 15 years, and the highest-rated non-sports telecast on Friday night since 2003. According to Nielsen Social, the interview inspired 972,000 tweets, ranking it as the most social Friday telecast of all time (excluding sports events).

During the special, Jenner declared: “My brain is much more female than male. For all [intents and] purposes, I am a woman.”

The 20/20 performance could bode well for E’s planned reality show, an eight-part series that follows Jenner’s life as a transgender woman, which the cable network plans to premiere July 26.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Evan Peters Checks Into American Horror Story: Hotel

He's joining a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson and more

American Horror Story maestro Ryan Murphy has announced another guest for next season’s Hotel: series alum Evan Peters. The actor has appeared in all four iterations of AHS so far and has become a fan favorite. Murphy tweeted Peters’ addition.

Peters joins a cast that includes Lady Gaga, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Chloe Sevigny, Wes Bentley, Kathy Bates and Cheyenne Jackson. Production on AHS: Hotel begins this summer in L.A. and the series will debut this fall on FX.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Laverne Cox Says Transgender People Need More Than Just Media Visibility

Time And People's Annual Cocktail Party On White House Correspondents' Weekend
Larry Busacca—Getty Images for Time and People Actress Laverne Cox attends TIME and PEOPLE's annual cocktail party on White House Correspondents' Weekend at St Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C., on April 24, 2015

It's time to focus on "how we treat transgender folks"

Laverne Cox, transgender activist and star of Orange Is the New Black, stopped by the TIME/PEOPLE party in Washington, D.C., on Friday night. Standing on the patio in a gold sequin dress, she talked about Florida’s bathroom bill and the next steps in the trans movement, and also gave a hint about the next season of Orange Is the New Black.

Who are you most excited to see at the White House Correspondents Dinner this weekend?
I haven’t really thought about it, honestly. I feel like this neophyte in D.C. for this weekend, and I’m just coming to explore and be curious and open.

There’s a bill being put forward in Florida to make it illegal for trans people to use the bathrooms that don’t belong to their biological sex. What do you think of this and other bathroom bills around the country?
These bathroom bills are unfortunate in that they are sort of scare tactics. If you look historically at cities like New York City that have passed public accommodations protections for trans people, nothing crazy has happened when trans people go to the bathroom. We just want to go to the bathroom. It’s a way to sort of scapegoat us … We are the ones that are really unsafe. The first eight weeks of 2015, seven trans people were murdered, almost one a week. So we’re the ones whose lives are in danger. So to portray us as potential predators is unfortunate.

2014 was a watershed year for the trans movement. What do you see as the next steps?
I would say that 2014 was a watershed moment for visibility, but the record unemployment rates, homicide rates and discrimination that we experience, that has not changed. So we need more of what’s happening in the media in terms of visibility to affect policies and how we treat transgender folks.

Can you give me any sneak previews of the upcoming season of Orange Is the New Black?
Jenji [Kohan, the show’s creator] was really interested in faith in the third season, what do you believe in?

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See Jared Leto as The Joker in Suicide Squad

The photo celebrates The Joker's 75th anniversary

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Mr. J.

David Ayer, director of the upcoming Suicide Squad film, has teased what Jared Leto as the iconic DC villain The Joker would look like. But now, he’s given us our first official look at Jared Leto as the latest take on one of Batman’s greatest foes, and it may not be what fans would expect.

The picture of Leto, which Ayer released late Friday to celebrate The Joker’s 75th anniversary, shows off a quite unique Joker compared to his previous live-action pictures. Gone is the suit-clad Jack Nicholson version or the shaggy, disheveled look of Heath Ledger’s take. Instead, this Joker—or at least the version Ayer is revealing—looks to be the most maniacal yet, with tattoos, chrome (or just horribly kept) teeth and a slicked back, shockingly bright green tuft of hair. The character’s iconic use of purple is still there, but only in the form of a single glove.

Whether this is how the Joker will look throughout the film or simply for a portion of it, this picture sure takes a stand and proves that Ayer is looking to do something quite different than The Joker’s previous appearances on the big screen. We’ll likely find out more in the months to come before Suicide Squad’s release on Aug. 5, 2016.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Read GLAAD’s Moving Statement Supporting Bruce Jenner as He Comes Out as Transgender

13th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational Gala At ARIA Resort & Casino
Ethan Miller—Getty Images Bruce Jenner attends the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter on April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.

"Today, millions of people learned that someone they know is transgender"

As Bruce Jenner‘s much-anticipated interview with Diane Sawyer premiered Friday, GLAAD released a statement supporting the former Olympian.

“Today, millions of people learned that someone they know is transgender,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “By sharing this story, Bruce Jenner has shined a light on what it means to be transgender and live authentically in the face of unimaginable public scrutiny. Though Jenner’s journey is one that is deeply personal, it is also one that will impact and inspire countless people around the world.”

After months of remaining silent about his life-changing decision, the famed decathlete spoke publicly for the first time about transitioning from male to female in the interview on ABC’s 20/20.

“I would say I’ve always been very confused with my gender identity since I was this big,” said an emotional Jenner, 65.

“I tried to explain it, because I’ve had all my kids sitting in that chair … and I’ve tried to explain it this way. God’s looking down, making little Bruce … he says, ‘Okay, what are gonna do with this one. Make him a smart kid, very determined … and then when he’s just finishing he says, ‘Let’s wait a second.’

With his decision to go public Jenner hopes to make a permanent change in the transgender community,

“Every transgender person’s journey is unique, and by choosing to share this story, Bruce Jenner adds another layer to America’s understanding of what it means to be transgender,” said Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Programs, Transgender Media.

“We hope that after hearing Jenner’s story, people will want to learn more about the issues and challenges facing their transgender friends, co-workers, and family members. Stories like these will help create a world in which everyone can express their gender identity without fear of discrimination and violence.”

This article originally appeared on People.com

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