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See Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger in the New Black Mass Trailer

Johnny Depp plays the notorious criminal

Black Mass doesn’t arrive in theaters for four months, but Warner Bros. has already released a second trailer for the Johnny Depp crime drama. This one’s just as good as the first, featuring images of savage mob violence cut together with Rick Ross’ blistering “The Devil is a Lie.”

“I need you to listen very carefully to what I’m saying, because there are lessons and again and again throughout your whole life. You got to learn from these things, right?” Depp as notorious criminal Whitey Bulger tells his 6-year-old son at the trailer’s onset. “It’s not what you do. It’s when and where you do it, and who you do it to or with. If nobody sees it, it didn’t happen.”

Directed by Scott Cooper and starring Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon and Corey Stoll, Black Mass is out on Sept. 18.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Sharon Osbourne Takes Leave From The Talk Because of Exhaustion

TV personality Sharon Osbourne appears on CTV's "The Marilyn Denis Show" at Bell Media Headquarters on May 15, 2015 in Toronto.
Sam Santos—WireImage/Getty Images TV personality Sharon Osbourne appears on CTV's "The Marilyn Denis Show" at Bell Media Headquarters on May 15, 2015 in Toronto.

She will take a month off the CBS talk show

The Talk is going to have make do without Sharon Osbourne for a spell.

A spokesperson for the 62-year-old host said she “collapsed from mental and physical fatigue,” according to PEOPLE. She will take a month off the CBS talk show.

Osbourne’s doctors reported that she returned to work too soon after being hospitalized earlier this year for pneumonia. She recently traveled to Toronto and New York.

“Sharon has been advised and has agreed to take a month hiatus to recover fully from these recent events,” her rep told PEOPLE. “Sharon would like to thank everyone at The Talk for granting her this time off and to all friends, family and others for their incredible support.”

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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John Stamos ‘Heartbroken’ That Olsen Twins Won’t Return for Fuller House

"I can only wish them the best"

Fans aren’t the only ones upset about news that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won’t appear in Netflix’s forthcoming Fuller House. On Twitter, star John Stamos wrote that he was “#heartbroken” over the news.

“I understand they’re in a different place and I wish them the best,” Stamos added in a subsequent tweet. “I promise you will not be dissapointed [sic] with our reunion and spin off!!”

After retweeting another article on the news – as well as a fan who wrote, “respectfully, do they realize they wouldn’t have a career if not for that show?” – Stamos posted some further thoughts to his Facebook page.

“Just so you reporters know – this is not a money gig for any of us. Quite the opposite. We want to give the fans what they deserve for supporting us for so many years,” Stamos wrote. “We all just want to have fun – do it in a classy way on Netflix and have a good time. Sad that a few don’t share the rest of the cast’s opinion – I can only wish them the best.”

After the Full House revival was announced, both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen told Women’s World Daily they had not heard about the series’ return from their former co-stars. “I’m shocked I haven’t heard from John [Stamos],” Mary-Kate Olsen said.

In the days that followed the interview, Stamos tweeted that Olsen’s claim was “bulls–t.” (Stamos’ tweet has since been deleted.) But Stamos later wrote that he and Mary-Kate had a “sweet talk” to presumably clear the air.

Confirmation that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would not appear on Fuller House was given on Friday by show executive producer Robert L. Boyett.

Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family. It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Michael B. Jordan Slams Internet Trolls Who Say a Black Man Can’t Play Johnny Storm

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"To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer"

Actor Michael B. Jordan, who will play Johnny Storm—aka The Human Torch—in the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, is firing back at online commenters who did not think he looked the part because he is black and the character has blond hair and blue eyes in the comic book. Jordan wrote an op-ed published Friday on Entertainment Weekly’s website:

Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of “Black Film.” Or they could look at it as a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an interracial relationship himself—a reflection of what a modern family looks like today.

This is a family movie about four friends—two of whom are myself and Kate Mara as my adopted sister—who are brought together by a series of unfortunate events to create unity and a team. That’s the message of the movie…To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer…this is the world we live in.

The movie is set to be released in theaters on Aug. 7, 2015.

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B.B. King Viewing Draws More Than 1,000 People in Las Vegas

"Dad is just loving this. This is part of his homecoming"

(LAS VEGAS)—B.B. King kept drawing fans in Las Vegas, and a family feud simmered, during a public chance to say goodbye ahead of a weekend memorial service and a final King of the Blues road tour leading back home to the Mississippi Delta.

More than 1,000 people streamed past the body of the music legend during a four-hour public viewing Friday, said Matt Phillips, manager of the Palm South Jones Mortuary several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.

Ushers ran out of 900 printed cards bearing King’s dates of birth and death and lyrics to his signature song, “The Thrill is Gone.”

A steady string of King’s hit songs — “Everyday I Have the Blues,” ”Sweet Little Angel,” ”Why I Sing the Blues” — never stopped as ushers directed people to move past a casket framed by floral arrangements and two of his guitars, always called Lucille.

King died May 14 at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

One of his 11 surviving children, daughter Rita Washington, greeted some of the 350 people in line when the doors opened. The day smelled like desert rain, but just stayed gray.

“Dad is just loving this,” she said. “This is part of his homecoming.”

Hours later, another daughter, Shirley King, said she was nothing but angry about the venue and the viewing.

“I’m very upset,” she said. “I don’t want to be out here disrespecting my father’s rest. But something’s wrong here.”

Shirley King lives in Chicago, and it was her first glimpse of B.B. King since December. She said she thought there should have been seats for people to sit and talk, not just an aisle to shuffle past the body.

People who brought guitars had to leave them outside. No photos were permitted, and ushers stopped several people from trying.

But Marilyn and Tommy Burress weren’t disappointed.

The couple from Milwaukee knew when they heard B.B. King had died that they had to pay their final respects. They were in Las Vegas this week for Tommy Burress’ 72nd birthday.

“It’s inspiring to see how many lives he touched,” Tommy Burress, a retired auto worker, said afterward, “how many people loved his music and loved his attitude — friendliness, friendship and love of the people.”

Pam Hargraves, 50, flew to Las Vegas from Providence, Rhode Island, because she couldn’t bear not to say goodbye to a performer she’d seen maybe 50 times at venues around the world.

“I just knew when he passed, wherever he was, I would be there,” she said.

The viewing was followed by a Friday night musical tribute at a rock ‘n’ roll venue on the Las Vegas Strip hosted by Shirley King, who performs as Daughter of the Blues.

A Saturday memorial was set at a Palm Mortuary chapel in downtown Las Vegas.

In King’s Mississippi hometown, Indianola, hundreds of people were expected to attend the B.B. King Homecoming Festival on Sunday, a free gathering he started 35 years ago.

A procession Wednesday on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, is scheduled to begin the last leg of his trip back to Indianola for burial May 30.

In Las Vegas, the family feud began weeks ago, when King was hospitalized and then brought home for hospice care. Several of his adult children accused his longtime business agent, LaVerne Toney, of endangering his health and raiding his wealth.

A judge said two investigations found no evidence that King was mistreated or abused.

Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King accuse Toney of keeping them from seeing their father for a week after he died — and of preventing them from taking photos of him in his casket.

They and three other children — Washington, Willie King and Barbara King Winfree — refer to themselves as a family board. They’ve hired a lawyer to handle their complaints.

“We’re his children,” Patty King said after a private family viewing of King’s body on Thursday. “We’re going to fight with every breath in our body.”

Toney, who worked for King for 39 years, said she’s doing what B.B. King said he wanted.

“They want to do what they want to do, which is take over, I guess,” Toney said of the family group. “But that wasn’t Mr. King’s wishes.”

TIME Television

The Olsen Twins Aren’t Returning for the Full House Revival

The actresses will not reprise the role they shared as Michelle Tanner on the upcoming Netflix series Fuller House

Fuller House is moving forward without one very important member of the Tanner family.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not reprise the role they shared as Michelle in the upcoming Netflix revival of the beloved ABC sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

“Although Ashley and Mary-Kate will not be a part of Fuller House, I know how much Full House has meant to them and they are still very much considered family,” executive producer Robert L. Boyett said in a statement. “It has been exciting to see how they have built their professional careers, and I support their choice to focus on their fashion brands and various business endeavors. I appreciate their support and good wishes towards Fuller House.

The new incarnation will star original cast members Candace Cameron-Bure (D.J.), her on-screen younger sister, Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie), and Andrea Barber, who played her best friend, Kimmy Gibbler. John Stamos will produce and reprise his role as Uncle Jesse in a guest role.Dave Coulier will also return as Uncle Joey. Talks are under way to bring back fellow original stars Bob Sagetand Lori Loughlin.

Although much of the original cast is set to return, the Olsen twins’ participation had long been in question. Days after the revival was officially announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in late April, they said they had not been made aware of the plan to bring the show back. However, Stamos subsequently called their claim “bullshit” in a tweet that has since been deleted.

The actresses got their start on Full House when they were just nine months old. They quickly turned their notoriety on the show into an empire of direct-to-video movies and specials under their company, Dualstar Entertainment, which was formed in 1993. After Full House ended in 1995, they starred on two other TV short-lived series, Two of a Kind and So Little Time. In recent years, the Olsens have turned their attention to their two fashion lines, The Row and Elizabeth and James.

Ashley has not acted since an uncredited appearance in 2010’s I’m Still Here, and Mary-Kate has not acted since 2011’s Beastly.

Premiering on Netflix in 2016, the series finds D.J. Tanner-Fuller employed as a vet, pregnant and recently widowed, and living in San Francisco. Stephanie, now an aspiring musician, and single mother Kimmy — along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter, Ramona — all move in to help take care of D.J.’s two boys — the rebellious 12-year-old J.D. and neurotic 7-year-old Max — and her soon-to-arrive baby.

The multicamera comedy hails from Warner Horizon Television, Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions. Full House creator Jeff Franklin will return to oversee Fuller House alongside exec producers Boyett and Thomas L. Miller. The series originally aired on ABC from 1987 to 1995.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter

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Jessica Lange Says Hollywood Is Run From a ‘Male Point of View’

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Jason LaVeris—FilmMagic/Getty Images Jessica Lange attends the "American Horror Story: Freak Show" event at the 32nd annual PaleyFest at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 15, 2015

"Even if a woman runs a studio, she still does it with a male point of view."

Actress Jessica Lange expressed little surprise that a movie studio reportedly turned down 37-year-old actress Maggie Gyllenhaal as “too old,” declaring that the entire movie making industry was run from a “male point of view.”

“Even if a woman runs a studio, she still does it with a male point of view,” Lange, the lead actor on the FX series American Horror Story, said in an interview with TheWrap.

“That men continue to be fascinating and attractive and virile, and women age and are no longer sexual or beautiful ,” she said. “It’s a fantasy that has nothing to do with reality.”

TIME Television

‘Mad Men’ Finale Attracts Record Audience

Don Draper finishes on a high note

It turns out a record number of people wanted to say goodbye to Don Draper—it just took them a few days to get to him. After three days of time-shifted viewing, the series finale of Mad Men on Sunday ended up attracting 4.6 million viewers—an unprecedented amount for the seven-year-old AMC series.

The finale also posted a record high among adults 25-54 (2.5 million).

“While it’s true that AMC’s Mad Men ended with its highest-ever live+3 ratings, we believe the most meaningful metric for this iconic series will turn out to be live+forever,” said AMC President Charlie Collier in a statement. “We hope Matthew Weiner and the many extraordinarily talented people who helped elevate his vision over the last decade are smiling and finding peace like Don Draper at Esalen. This incredible team has produced 92 individual works of art, and we feel so fortunate to forever be known as the birthplace and home of Mad Men. To quote Roger Sterling from the show’s very first episode, ‘I don’t think I have to tell you what you just witnessed here.’”

The finale was also big on Twitter: Draper et al generated nearly 50 million impressions to become the No. 1 series across all of broadcast and cable that night.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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Nicki Minaj Drops ‘The Night Is Still Young’ Video on Tidal

Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Michael Tran—WireImage Nicki Minaj performs onstage during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It's the second exclusive music video she's dropped on Tidal

Nicki Minaj and Tidal might be better BFFs than Nicki and Beyoncé. The Pinkprint rapper dropped another exclusive music video on the streaming service this week, with “The Night Is Still Young” being the lucky pick.

Minaj’s crew dances around her before she descends upon downtown Los Angeles, with an enormous moon and youthful (as the song indicates), irresponsible partygoers. Like, who run through typically busy and trafficky tunnels and streets with reckless abandon? I guess if one can afford riding in a Ferrari-type cab, rules are merely abstract. Watch the video on Tidal here, or on YouTube before it’s yanked.

This article originally appeared on EW.com.

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Here’s What Happened to Other TV Shows Embroiled in Controversy Like 19 and Counting

As the fate of 19 and Counting is debated, a look at the outcomes of similar cases

On Thursday, Josh Duggar, the eldest of the 19 siblings on the TLC reality show 19 and Counting, resigned from his post at the Family Research Council amidst allegations of child molestation. In a statement to PEOPLE, Duggar confirmed that the allegations are true, saying that he is deeply regretful for his actions as a teenager.

In the wake of Duggar’s statement, focus has shifted to TLC, which has yet to make a statement about whether 19 and Counting will continue to air. On Thursday night, as the controversy picked up steam, TLC aired a marathon of the show, causing a minor uproar on social media. On Friday afternoon, the network removed the show from its schedule but still hadn’t confirmed what the future holds in store for the series. As the show’s fate hangs in the balance, many are calling for TLC to permanently cancel it—lodging comparisons to another TLC series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which was pulled in 2014 under similar circumstances.

For insight into what might happen to 19 and Counting—notwithstanding the question of what should happen—here’s a look at the fates of several other TV shows that came under fire when a star became embroiled in allegations of sexual abuse and assault.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo: The Toddlers & Tiaras spin-off, which centered on the sassy child beauty pageant star Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, ran for four seasons before TLC canceled it, in 2014, in response to allegations that Alana’s mother June was dating a man convicted of child molestation.

As details surfaced, the allegations were confirmed; Alana’s older sister Anna had been the victim. The man, Mark McDaniel, had already served 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated child molestation. TLC had filmed a fifth season of the series, which remains unaired.

7th Heaven: In 2014, seven years after the final episode of the WB family drama—which aired from 1996 until 2007—the New York Police Department began investigating actor Stephen Collins, the show’s fictional patriarch. The police had obtained a recording of a man, alleged to be Collins, confessing to having sexually abused a minor. Two months later, Collins disclosed to PEOPLE that he had, in fact, had “inappropriate sexual conduct with three female minors.”

The television network UP, which had been airing reruns of 7th Heaven since 2012, pulled the series immediately after the allegations surfaced. UP quietly began showing the series again in 2014 in response to requests from viewers, but quickly pulled it. In a statement, the network explained its on-again, off-again relationship with the show: “We brought the show back because many viewers expressed they could separate allegations against one actor from the fictional series itself, as it turns out they cannot.” Collins was never prosecuted due to the expired statute of limitations on all of the incidents.

Bill Cosby 77: Bill Cosby had a long list of credits to his name—from the long-running Cosby Show to Cosby to hosting Kids Say the Darnedest Things—before the allegations of rape and sexual assault began accumulating. More than 40 women have levied accusations against the comedian since 2000, with incidents reportedly dating back to 1965.

In 2014, media attention increased significantly, due in part to the comedian Hannibal Buress remarking on the allegations in a stand-up routine. Following a number of new accusations, a stand-up comedy special called Bill Cosby 77 slated to air on Netflix was postponed indefinitely just ten days ahead of its release. Netflix made the announcement on the same day that model Janice Dickinson accused Cosby of rape.

CeeLo Green’s The Good Life: In 2012, singer, producer and then-coach of The Voice CeeLo Green was accused of sexual assault, leading to a lengthy police investigation. The following year, he pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of providing a controlled substance to the woman involved in the sexual assault controversy, though no charges were brought for the assault itself. Despite his checkered past, TBS green-lit a reality show starring Green, CeeLo Green’s The Good Life, which premiered in June 2014. But when Green took to Twitter to express a slew of controversial opinions about rape and consent, TBS canceled the show.

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