In addition to doing the damn thing, Becca has made it clear that the biggest theme in her season of The Bachelorette is . . . drum roll, please . . . honesty. If we’d all been given a dollar for every time Becca has uttered her desire for an honest pa…
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Waiting for the Downton Abbey movie to finally get made was beginning to feel like waiting for Lady Edith to catch a break – it was never going to happen. The British period drama ended its sixth season in the US in 2016, and ever since, the production team behind the show has been hinting that a feature film will eventually make its way to screens. Although we’ve fallen for the same song and dance before, the Downton Abbey movie was officially given the green light back in June 2017 and is filming this Summer, according to Deadline.
Julian Fellowes, who wrote the TV series, penned the screenplay for the movie (meaning more sassy lines from Lady Violet, which is something we can all get behind). He will also produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. The Book Thief‘s Brian Percival, who actually directed the show’s pilot in 2010, is on board as the film’s director. As for who you can expect to see from the original cast? Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, and a handful of others are reportedly set to reprise their roles as members of the Crawley family, but Deadline noted that “not every” recurring character is going to make their movie debut, including Lily James.
The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again actress confirmed to People that she will not appear in the film. “My character Rose moved off to New York, so it would be far-fetched to bring her back,” she explained. “I would have loved to have come back for a scene, but for a movie it can’t be like a Christmas special and it needs to be a focused storyline. There was no space for Rose.” Fortunately, the series’ iconic set – Highclere Castle – will once again serve as the backdrop for their story.
The story is still being kept very much under wraps, but last year Fellowes suggested at a China Exchange event in London that a Downton Abbey prequel with younger versions of the show’s main stars could be an option, since “rounding up the actors who have now gone off to the four corners of the earth, in Hollywood, on Broadway, doing plays, doing series, and so on” is a difficult hurdle. “I think it would be possible to do a prequel that was recast and do a love story,” Fellowes said. “So you went right back and had the young cast arriving in the show as footmen and Mrs. Patmore being a kitchen maid.”
Now that we know most of the principal cast is returning, maybe Fellowes has written a few illuminating flashbacks into the story? We wouldn’t mind seeing the family in their early stages, but to be fair, we’ll be happy to see them at all at this point.
This year’s batch of Emmy nominations went out on Thursday, and though the list includes plenty of familiar faces – Claire Foy, Sterling K. Brown, and the cast of The Handmaid’s Tale – one repeat nominee caught peoples’ eyes for an emotional reason: Anthony Bourdain.
The late, great chef, best-selling author, and travel journalist picked up a posthumous Emmy nod for his work on CNN’s Parts Unknown, which he hosted and executive produced. The food-centric series scored six nominations overall, including best informational series or special, cinematography, picture editing, sound editing, sound mixing, and writing. As a bonus, CNN.com’s Anthony Bourdain: Explore Parts Unknown was also recognized in the best shortform nonfiction or reality series category.
Parts Unknown followed Bourdain – who died from suicide at age 61 in France last month – as he ate his way around the world, touching down in remote cities and villages to speak with locals about their cultures and traditions while sampling their cuisine. The cooking world’s resident “bad boy chef” was working on a new episode of the series at the time of his tragic death, but previous seasons of the series are streaming on Netflix now, so check them out if you haven’t already.
It might feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating exciting wins for Elisabeth Moss, the cast of Big Little Lies, and more stars at the 2017 Emmys, but this year’s award season is fast approaching. While there are plenty of familiar faces on the long, long list of worthy candidates, there are also a few surprises. Check out all the nominees below, and get ready for the 70th annual award show on Sept. 17, which will be hosted by Saturday Night Live‘s Colin Jost and Michael Che.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
This Is Us
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels, The Looming Tower
John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesse Plemons, “USS Callister,” Black Mirror
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Michelle Dockery, Godless
Edie Falco, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders
Regina King, Seven Seconds
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Donald Glover, Atlanta
William H. Macy, Shameless
Bill Hader, Barry
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Pamela Adlon, Better Things
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Issa Rae, Insecure
Allison Janney, Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Foy, The Crown
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Matt Smith, The Crown
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Vanessa Kirby, The Crown
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson, Baskets
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Henry Winkler, Barry
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta
OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race
American Ninja Warrior
RuPaul’s Drag Race
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
At Home With Amy Sedaris
I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman
Saturday Night Live
The Tracey Ullman Show
OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones
Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder
Viola Davis, Scandal
Kelly Jenrette, The Handmaid’s Tale
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale
Going to Europe with your best friend sounds like it would be the perfect trip, right? Well, not for The Spy Who Dumped Me‘s Audrey and Morgan. The two BFFs, played by Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon – both of whom have perfect, hilarious chemistry together, it should be noted – unwittingly find themselves entangled in a dangerous international conspiracy after Audrey discovers her handsome ex-boyfriend, Drew (Justin Theroux), has been a spy all along. Check out our exclusive clip from the comedy, above, before it hits theaters on Aug. 3!
Seven episodes in, we’ve gotten used to Becca Kufrin eliminating suitor after suitor on her season of The Bachelorette. Recently, we watched through our fingers as both David and Jordan got the ax, followed by a seriously cringeworthy goodbye to Chris. But nothing prepared us for Becca’s choice to send Wills Reid home on Monday night.
After telling Leo it just wasn’t working out during a group date in the Bahamas, it was down to the 29-year-old graphic designer and Buffalo, NY, native Jason Tartick in terms of whom Becca would choose for her fourth hometown date. Sadly, Wills, a Harry Potter fanatic and fashion icon, got the boot. On the bright side, he now has all of Bachelor Nation rallying for ABC to make him the next Bachelor (they settled on adding him to the new season of Bachelor in Paradise, FYI). See the best tweets about his heartbreaking exit ahead.
Orange Is the New Black will finally drop season six this July, and in the meantime, there’s plenty for us to obsess over. In addition to refreshing ourselves on what goes down in season five’s explosive ending, Netflix has kindly provided both the intense trailer and first look images for the new episodes. Unfortunately, things aren’t looking good for our beloved ladies of Litchfield.
Now separated and jailed in a maximum security facility after taking part in last season’s three-day prison riot, it looks like Piper (Taylor Schilling), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), and more are going to be pushed to the limit. Will they turn on each other to survive their harsh new surroundings? Or will they make it through stronger than ever? Until Jenji Kohan’s award-winning series returns on July 27, you’ll just have to pore over the photos ahead for clues.
The first trailer for Orange Is the New Black‘s sixth season has arrived, and we can officially say we already have anxiety on behalf of our favorite characters. Following season five’s explosive three-day prison riot, most of the ladies of Litchfield are transferred to a maximum security facility full of “psychos,” according to Lorna. There they find themselves separated from their friends, caught up in the midst of a violent power struggle among three groups within the prison, and involved in a shady investigation by the company that runs the prison. Check out the trailer above (which includes a pretty sweet Fiona Apple cover), and then feast your eyes on the first handful of photos from the new season before it drops on July 27.
The Fourth of July had no shortage of fireworks this year, especially the ones going off between Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn. Instead of hosting another epic bash at her home in Rhode Island, the “Babe” singer enjoyed a romantic tropical getaway at a luxury resort in Turks and Caicos with her British boyfriend, 27, who she’s been dating since May 2017. Taylor still showed off her love of the holiday with a red, white, and blue bikini, which she wore while snorkeling (and cuddling) in the ocean with the Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk actor.
The lovebirds have managed to keep their romance relatively private since they began dating last year. The 28-year-old pop star has never publicly discussed her relationship with Joe – with the exception of the love songs she reportedly wrote about him, of course – but she has given us a few glimpses of their real-life love story from time to time. Thanks to a few adorable photo ops here and there, it appears their relationship is stronger than ever. Take a look at more snaps from their vacation ahead!
When it comes to reinventing her image, Lady Gaga has proved time and time again that she’s a master at keeping us guessing. That being said, there’s one thing about each of her looks that has yet to change: the level of heat she brings to each era. From her daring red carpet ensembles to rocking the world’s tiniest shorts out and about on the sidewalk, Gaga certainly knows how to have tongues wagging, and that doesn’t stop in her music videos. Revealing costumes, risqué dance moves, and hunky screen partners have made for some seriously sexy moments over the years, so check out the steamiest highlights ahead.
Picking out the perfect Fourth of July playlist is no easy feat (you can only hear “God Bless the U.S.A.” so many times before you pay someone to set a firework off in your ear), but we have a suggestion for you: narrow down the list of songs by state. Whether you opt for a newer track (like “California Gurls” by Katy Perry or “New York” by St. Vincent) or stick to older classics (which West Virginian hasn’t belted out John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” at some point in their life?!), we guarantee you’ll find something to pair with all that American flag cake you’ll be eating.
Despite what the trailer and posters for Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper might have led you to believe, he’s not the only hero in the upcoming action-thriller. House of Cards‘s Neve Campbell stars as his wife, Sarah, who’s tasked with saving their two young children from a massive, high-tech burning building after they’re separated from Johnson’s character. Sarah – a military surgeon with serious hand-to-hand combat skills – proves time and time again that she’s just fine on her own, especially in a scene where she goes toe-to-toe with an armed, sleazy criminal (Noah Taylor). Watch our exclusive clip of the tense moment above before Skyscraper hits theaters on July 13!
The Crown‘s third season might be just a gleam in Netflix’s eye at this point, but that hasn’t stopped the lavish historical drama from getting casting underway. Since the show follows the rise and fall of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in the British monarchy, we always knew that a few different actors were going to play the key characters over the years so as to accurately portray their progressing age (instead of, say, using extensive prosthetic makeup). From the perfect replacement for Claire Foy to the actress who will be stepping into Princess Margaret’s badass shoes, read on to meet The Crown‘s season three cast – so far.
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of your beach bag begging you to stuff it with the Summer’s best new books. June already blessed us with a ton of great reads, so it’s time to take a quick peek at what’s hitting shelves in July. Need a spine-tingling thriller? How about a breezy romance or some of the best new memoirs? No matter what you’re into, we’ve got you covered this month. Check out our top 25 picks ahead!
For many, paying attention to the news cycle is a brutal, stressful, but wholly unavoidable part of living under an administration dedicated to ripping away the rights – and the families – of people in America. How do you balance feeling overwhelmed by the constant horrific news with wanting to help? While performing at LA’s Families Belong Together rally on Saturday, John Legend debuted a gorgeous new song about exactly that.
“This is a song I wrote called ‘Preach,’” he told the crowd, who was also treated to a passionate, fiery speech from Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen, earlier in the day. In “Preach,” the Oscar award-winner sings about wanting to “turn off the phone just to get out of bed” but also acknowledging that he “can’t just preach, baby, preach.”
Watch his moving performance of the new track above, and then check out all the ways you can help hold our lawmakers accountable, donate money to organizations that support migrant families, and raise your voice against the Trump administration’s rampant human rights abuse.
– Additional reporting by POPSUGAR News and Culture Director Lindsay Miller
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend had the company of their entire family while attending the Families Belong Together rally in LA on Saturday to protest the forced separation of migrant families under the Trump administration. While there, the supermodel and cookbook author took the stage to make a passionate speech with baby Miles strapped to her chest, highlighting “the simple message of keeping families together.” POPSUGAR News and Culture Director Lindsay Miller was there to capture it all on video, which you can see above.
“This is his first rally,” Chrissy told the crowd of Miles, to applause. “I’m really proud to be here, obviously. You guys are so incredible and give me so much hope. . . . I’m incredibly proud to be a daughter of an immigrant. My mother grew up in a very small village in Thailand . . . we love that the American story is filled with people who come from all over the world to have a better life here. America at its best is big, beautiful, and diverse. It’s not small, it’s not petty, and it’s not exclusive, like Mar-a-Lago.”
Watch her speech in full for some truly touching words on immigration and diversity, as well as a spot-on Donald Trump impression, and then check out John Legend’s gorgeous performance of “Preach” at the rally.
– Additional reporting by Lindsay Miller
Prince William and Prince Harry took advantage of a sunny day at Coworth Park Polo Club in Ascot, England, on Saturday for an Audi-sponsored charity polo match. The exciting event ended up being a star-studded affair, attracting the likes of Tom Holland, Serena Williams and husband Alexis Ohanian, and, of course, Duchess Meghan Markle herself.
While Harry and William – the latter of whom just returned from a history-making trip to Jerusalem – hit the pitch, Meghan walked around talking with attendees, and was seen kneeling down to chat with an adorable little girl. For the Berkshire event, the newlywed chose to wear a Shoshanna gingham sundress, Sarah Flint Grear Sandals, sunglasses, and a Panama hat, confirming that she’s got that whole royal style thing (and etiquette!) down pat.
See all the sunny photos ahead!
The Bold Type‘s second season has come roaring back into our lives, and with it plenty of drama for our favorite trio of Manhattanites. As we follow the professional and personal ups and downs of Jane (Katie Stevens), Kat (Aisha Dee), and Sutton (Meghann Fahy), it’s hard not to wonder where you’ve seen their faces before, in particular Fahy’s. If you’re curious as to why the 28-year-old actress looks so familiar, take a peek at the notable projects she’s popped up in over the last few years ahead.
A group of young kids biking around their neighborhood in the ’80s, falling in love for the first time, and discovering a horrifying secret about their small town all set to a pumping synth soundtrack . . . sounds like Stranger Things, no? Well, it’s also the premise for Summer of ’84, which looks like a nostalgic entry into the slasher genre this year.
The film, directed by Roadkill Superstar (RKSS for short) – aka the name for Canadian directors François Simard, Yoann-Karl Whissell, and Anouk Whissell – follows four teenage friends who begin to suspect that their police officer neighbor (GLOW‘s Rich Sommer) is a serial killer. Naturally, they take it upon themselves to figure it out, which leads to spying on him, going on dangerous missions to gather evidence, and some life-or-death situations. (Raise your hand if you’re getting some Disturbia vibes, too.)
Watch the first trailer above.