Cult character actor Michael Ironside has a long list of worthy accomplishments. He played the brain-bursting telepath in Scanners, the jingoistic one-armed military commander in Starship Troopers, and the victim of the immortal line “See you at the party, Richter!” in Total Recall. (And, no big deal, he was Jester in Top Gun.) And for the last decade, Ironside has also been voicing stealth superagent Sam Fisher in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series. That’s all about to change. In the just-announced sequel Splinter Cell Blacklist, Sam Fisher will be played — that is, voice-acted and performance-captured — by Eric Johnson, star of Rookie Blue and the Flash Gordon remake. READ FULL STORY
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Chris Daughtry announced at a concert last night that he has teamed up with DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” campaign, an initiative to stop hunger in the horn of Africa.
As part of the effort, Daughtry recorded an acoustic version of their song “Rescue Me” and performed it for the first time at their concert in Los Angeles last night in front of a backdrop featuring some of DC Comics’ most popular superheroes.
EW has the exclusive video of the performance. Watch it below:
I could explain to you how the new IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang! (premiering June 8 at 10 p.m.) will feature celebrity guests like Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler, and Michael Cera. I could note that its host, Scott Aukerman, based the show on his popular podcast, and co-created Between Two Ferns with Galifianakis. I could mention that comic musician Reggie Watts is Aukerman’s one-man band, and that his improv’d jams with the aforementioned guests will appear as webisodes called Reggie Makes Music.
But, really, this quick clip between Watts and Cera, in which they create the magical song “Friends and Pie,” needs no preamble. Enjoy: READ FULL STORY
I call this week’s episode “Open Mouth, Insert Bachelor.” Over the last ten years I’ve seen all sorts of things, but for some reason, this week, a few of the guys said and did things that you just shouldn’t do when courting a woman.
Chris got the first date this week, and fortunately for him, he wasn’t one of the guys who shot himself in the foot. There aren’t a lot of extreme dates this season but Chris and Emily got a great one. Emily told me later she thought Chris looked a lot like Gerard Butler. I found it amusing how much she gushed over how good-looking she thought he was. It was entertaining to see how uncomfortable it made Chris because he obviously felt the same about her.
Once again I loved how public this date was, right there in the middle of downtown Charlotte. Emily and Chris hit it off immediately and had great chemistry. By the time they got to the Luke Bryan concert (which was awesome, by the way) it was like they had been dating for months. Chris got the first real, legitimate kiss from Emily, but how it happened is very interesting and brings up a recurring theme this season. The guys are so thoughtful of Emily and the fact that she’s a single mom that they’re almost too respectful, if that’s possible. Emily was sending signal after signal for Chris to go for it but he ended up waiting ’til the end of the concert and at that point he still asked her for permission. In the end he got the kiss and definitely got Emily’s interest. The date couldn’t have gone much better. READ FULL STORY
'Batman: Arkham City': Watch Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, and Stana Katic play the Joker, Batman, and Talia al Ghul -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Of the many, many great things about Batman: Arkham City, hearing Mark Hamill’s lethal shriek as the Joker opposite Kevin Conroy’s commanding baritone as Batman was a welcome nostalgia bomb for anyone who spent their afternoons in the 1990s glued to Batman: The Animated Series.
To commemorate the release of the “Game of the Year” edition on May 29 — which includes all the game’s downloadable content plus the new level Harley Quinn’s Revenge — EW has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Hamill and Conroy in action for a key scene from the game. And if it’s just too unnerving to watch Luke Skywalker deliver a sinister giggle, just wait for the far more pleasant segment featuring Castle‘s Stana Katic performing as Batman paramour Talia al Ghul.
Check it out below: READ FULL STORY
There’s no question that the first night of every season is one of the most exciting nights of any Bachelor or Bachelorette’s life, but the next day is where the real journey begins. Anyone can make a great first impression if they really put their minds to it, but when you go on a date and have to really let someone see who you are, inside and out, that’s when real relationships begin to form.
I have to admit it feels a little strange to move into a whole new mansion. Little things feel different and while it takes some getting used to, it’s pretty exciting. For me, little things like calling all the guys into the outdoor courtyard was a challenge. You might have noticed I was screaming like a mad man to get the guys to come outside to join me. I didn’t notice until I watched the show back that I had to yell so loud. Guess it wasn’t a good idea to have all the doors closed but it was so hot that day, the house was locked up.
Right from the get-go, there was a lot of tension around the first date card. I think by now everyone knows that going on the first date of the season is a huge deal, though it can also be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, getting to jump right in and develop a connection with Emily is a great advantage. On the other hand, if you start to develop feelings really early, it can make each passing week in the house harder and harder as you watch a woman you have feelings for date other men. READ FULL STORY
Diablo fans finally had their 12-year wait come to an end on Tuesday with the release of Diablo III. In fact, there was such intense demand to revisit Sanctuary, the world that’s always coming under attack from all manner of hellspawn, that many fans weren’t even able to log in to Blizzard Entertainment’s Battle.net site — a requirement whether you’re slaying demons solo or in multiplayer droves. EW spoke to Blizzard’s senior VP of creative development, Chris Metzen, a living legend in the gaming world for his work developing Warcraft, StarCraft, and all three Diablo games. He sees Diablo III as the “end of a trilogy” and an opportunity at last to tell stories in that universe that he’s always wanted to tell. So is this the last Diablo game? And why did it take 12 years to get made? Read on and find out:
EW: Fans have had 12 years to speculate about Diablo III. What’s the one question you’ve been asked the most?
CHRIS METZEN: The really easy answer is “When the hell’s it coming out?” But from a lore standpoint I think the biggest question is “How does Diablo fit into this one when we apparently kicked his butt at the end of the last two games?” READ FULL STORY
It feels like it’s been a while, so I’m excited to say “Welcome to a new season of The Bachelorette.” As you will see in so many ways over the course of this season, this Bachelorette is unlike any you have ever seen before. This goes for both the season and the woman. First of all, we kicked things off in Charlotte, North Carolina, which of course is Emily’s hometown. At first I wasn’t sure I loved the idea of leaving the traditional ‘Bachelor Pad’ in Los Angeles. It’s become such a recognizable starting point and a big part of our show the last several years. But the moment we rolled into Charlotte I quickly realized it was the best way to start Emily’s season.
Emily is so unlike any other Bachelorette we’ve ever had so we really needed to think outside the box to make the show look and feel as special as she is. For me, the best part about shooting in Charlotte was the way we were received by the hometown crowd. The people of Charlotte welcomed us with open arms, and I can’t thank them enough for the hospitality. Not only did we shoot in Emily’s hometown, but for the first time ever, she actually got to live at home. This not only allowed her to keep being the fantastic mother she is to her daughter Ricki, but also allowed her to relax and enjoy a new kind of home-court advantage. READ FULL STORY
'The Amazing Race': Chat live with Phil Keoghan on EW.com during hour two of the season finale at 9:00 p.m. ET
Don’t let any roadblocks, detours, or speed bumps prevent you from being on EW.com tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT because Phil Keoghan himself is going to chat live with you during the second hour of The Amazing Race‘s season finale. He’s going to be adding his live commentary to everything that happens as Rachel & Dave, Vanessa & Ralph, Art & JJ, and Brendon & “Big Brother” Rachel face a Japanese game show and a lifeguard challenge in Hawaii, then race to the finish line of the 20th season.
Expect Vanessa to suggest “surgical enhancements” to “Big Brother” Rachel, Dave to yell at his wife, paranoid Art & JJ to think the other teams are out to get them (they are, guys!), and “Big Brother” Rachel to have another meltdown. Why wouldn’t she? She has every other week.
Even more importantly, Phil will be taking your questions, so be thinking of what you want to ask. Possible topics for consideration: Are Mark & Bopper as lovable in real life as they are on TV? What’s more fashionable: Azerbaijani oil bathing or Tyrolian beard twirling? Does “Big Brother” Rachel need hair to be pretty? And just who exactly provides Phil’s never-less-than-awesome country-specific attire?
I’ll be starting the chat myself at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT–we’ll be going live simultaneously on the West Coast–then Phil will take over an hour later to close out the season. Consider me his opening act. See you then! Or, as Phil might say, don’t be the last team to arrive.
Given the line-up for the upcoming dating show parody Burning Love, I’m pretty sure it’s mathematically impossible that the web series won’t leave you clutching your sides from laughter. Along with star Ken Marino — of Wanderlust, Wet Hot American Summer, and “I wanna dip my balls in it!” fame — and producer/star Ben Stiller, the show features Michael Ian Black, Adam Scott, Ken Jeong, Kerri Kenney, Party Down‘s Ryan Hansen, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, and even a former Bachelor himself: Jake Pavelka.
All that’s without mentioning Burning Love‘s unabashed skewering of all the tropes that make shows like The Bachelor a guilty pleasure. Well, PopWatchers, abandon your guilt as Marino offers EW an exclusive preview and explains the origins of Love.