Scarjo’s Black Widow Falls For Ultron In Marvelous Parody: ‘SNL’
In a generally weak SNL outing, the expected plug for host Scarlett Johansson’s latest romp as Black Widow in The Avengers: Age Of Ultron was delivered in the evening’s best video spoof, a promo for 2016’s Black Widow: Age Of Me. The upcoming film from Marvel will answer the question, “Does Marvel not know how to make a girl superhero movie? Chill.” This movie comes “from Marvel Studios — and the writers of 27 Dresses. Black Widow’s intern at “Fashion Week” magazine… Read
‘Pirated’ Pacquiao-Mayweather Bout Opens ‘SNL’ Return
Hat-tipping anticipated competition from the championship fight, Saturday Night Live returned after a brief hiatus and cold-opened with a screen-roll touting a “pirated” feed of the championship boxing match (featuring Jay Pharaoh and Aidy Bryant) — until everyone left to “watch” the real thing. Sports figured later in the broadcast as well, with Kenan Thompson and Colin Jost letting the malaprops tumble in awkward as he commented on a Chicago White Sox-versus-Baltimore Or… Read
Scarlett Johansson Loves To Love, Ya Baby: ‘Saturday Night Live’
Kicking off her fourth tour as host of SNL, Scarjo told Kenan Thompson and Tarran Killam that the best thing that’s happened to her in the past year was the birth of her daughter, making her officially a MILF (“mom in lots of films,” she explained, none too convincingly). With that she launched into what she insisted is her favorite lullabye, a sexually charged but weirdly nasal, honking cover of Donna Summer’s disco classic, “Love To Love You Baby.” First she soloed it… Read
‘Ultron’s Saturday Gets Tapped On The Chin By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight – Update
Update, 11:09PM: The masses are spending their excess income elsewhere tonight, specifically $90-$100 per subscription to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which is already on course to net $400M in PPV revenue. Many across the U.S. are watching the boxing match at parties. What this means for Avengers: Age of Ultron is a lower than expected Saturday of $59M per industry estimates, a 30% decline from yesterday’s $84.46M. The first Avengers saw a Saturday dip of 14%… Read
Oscar-Winning ‘Dances With Wolves’ Author/Screenwriter Michael Blake Has Died
After a long illness, Dances With Wolves author and screenwriter Michael Blake died today in Tucson, Arizona where he and his family lived for many years. He was 69. His passing was confirmed by his manager and producer Daniel Ostroff, who is working on a Dances With Wolves sequel, The Holy Road.
Blake’s best known novel sold over 3.5 million copies, and was translated into 15 languages. The 1990 film, which Kevin Costner directed and starred in, won seven Oscars… Read
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Delayed By Widespread Cable & Satellite Outages – Update
UPDATED 9:01PM: Massive cable and satellite service outages have forced the delay of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao championship fight. Service outages or connection problems have occurred in many parts if not most of the country. Pay-per-view customers who have forked over $90-$100 for the privilege of watching the bout are themselves in a fighting mood over problems with Time Warner Cable, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Dish, Cox, Charter, AT&T and Optimum, to name a… Read
Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Nets $400M For HBO/Showtime; Hollywood Comes Big
Understandable, since the event has overwhelmed cable systems, but even so, the staggering take from tonight’s Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is, well, staggering. Estimates are now holding that the event will bring in an amazing $400 million from PPV revenues.
With fight fans paying as much as $100 in the U.S. to watch the bout, #MayPac is looking to bring in what might be the biggest haul in pay per view history. 3 million individual PPV buys are being reported by HBO and Sho… Read
Controversy Dogs #MayPac: Were Reporters Banned For Criticizing Mayweather?
Are sports journalists being punished for criticizing Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s alleged history of domestic abuse? That’s the question with only hours to go before tonight’s Mayweather championship bout with Manny Pacquiao. Numerous reports and overnight tweets contend that ESPN/HBO reporter Michelle Beadle, USA Today’s Martin Rogers, and CNN/TNT reporter Rachel Nichols have been either denied press credentials or had them revoked due to pressure from the Mayweather… Read
David Goldberg Dies: Silicon Valley Entrepreneur, SurveyMonkey CEO, Husband Of Facebook COO
Silicon Valley entrepreneur David Goldberg died suddenly Friday night, members of the family said in Facebook posts. Goldberg, 47, was CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Cause of death was not announced.
A self-described serial entrepreneur, Goldberg also served previously as vice president and general manager of Yahoo Music, after the company acquired his music service Launch Media in 2001. Also known for his sense of humor and easy… Read
New ‘TMNT 2′ Set Pic Reveals First Look At Classic Character
Continuing the gradual trickling out of images from the currently shooting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, producer Michael Bay yesterday tweeted out a set pic that gives fans their first glimpse at a classic TMNT character.
Stephen Amell as Casey Jones https://t.co/3EszI6nT26 #TMNT2 pic.twitter.com/IQmHR7s5j8
— Michael Bay (@michaelbay) May 1, 2015
In the comics, Jones is an apartment building handyman who turns vigilante and cobbles together his costume and tools… Read
‘Beyond The Tank’ Ratings Strong In Debut, ‘Blue Bloods’ Finale Steady With 2014, ‘Grimm’ Down
With May sweeps in full bloom, there have been a number of finales peppered around the Big 4 the past week and last night was no exception. However, as Blue Bloods (1.3/5) ended its fifth season on Friday, there was also a debut on the primetime landscape too with ABC's Beyond The Tank (1.5/6) at 9 PM. Once again, the 10 PM Tom Selleck-led CBS series was the most watched show of Friday with 11.02 million tuning in last night and therefore CBS once again claimed the most… Read
A New Princess: U.S., International Media Welcome #RoyalBaby
“It’s a princess!” U.S. and foreign media proclaimed this morning in breathless coverage of the arrival of the latest member of the British royal family. #RoyalBaby was top trender on Twitter as social media muscled into the scene. Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and their newborn daughter subsequently have left St. Mary’s Hospital.
U.S. media don’t necessarily treat the royal family like the 24/7 soap opera that usually unfolds in Britain, but… Read