The Elephant 6 Recording Company is a music collective that featured ragtag psychedelic rockers such as Neutral Milk Hotel and Olivia Tremor Control.
The Elephant 6 Recording Company is a music collective that featured ragtag psychedelic rockers such as Neutral Milk Hotel and Olivia Tremor Control.
Few TV shows are as buzzy as Showtime‘s “Yellowjackets.” It’s the second-most streamed series in the network’s history after “Dexter: New Blood,” and its positive reception with critics speaks for itself. Look no further than its 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as proof.
Lauren Ambrose is revealed as adult Vanessa “Van” Palmer in three first-look images of Yellowjackets Season 2 released by Showtime. Liv Hewson played the character in Season 1 as a teenager.
Enough with all the buzzing about Yellowjackets; it’s time to see what the gals from that high school soccer team are going to do next in the frigid mountain air.
A woman has spoken of her shock after asking for 'bangs' to be cut into her hair - and leaving looking like Frodo Baggins.
Meredith Woerner Deputy Editor, Variety.com Guitarist, actor, friend and beloved subject from the 1999 documentary “American Movie” Mike Schank has died. According to the Milwaukee Record, Schank passed away early this morning, he was 56. The exceedingly gifted screamer was a highlight from the cult-loved documentary directed by Chris Smith. The film followed Wisconsin director Mark Borchardt as he attempted to film his fraught horror movie “Coven.” With a crew made up of friends and family members, just about every part of the production process fell apart, except for Schank who was always there for his friend. Schank appeared as an extra, assistant, edit bay buddy and epic storyteller.
M.I.A. has garnered backlash for a tweet she sent comparing alt-right figure Alex Jones’s falsehoods about the Sandy Hook shooting to celebrities “pushing” COVID-19 vaccines and suggesting the latter, too, should “pay for lying”.In a tweet shared today (October 13), the rapper and singer referenced conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was this week ordered to pay nearly $1billion in damages after falsely claiming for years that the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School never happened.
EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Alves, who plays the role of Travis Martinez on Yellowjackets, has been upped to series regular.
EXCLUSIVE: Yellowjackets has added Malaysian actress Nuha Jes Izman for a recurring guest star role.
K.J. Yossman Actor, writer and director Celyn Jones (pictured above, left, and below) is the triple threat no one saw coming. Originally from Wales, where he still films a lot of his projects, Jones built his career first as an actor of both theater and screen before pivoting to writing features such as “Set Fire to the Stars,” which starred Elijah Wood, “The Vanishing” featuring Gerard Butler and “Six Minutes to Midnight,” which he co-wrote with Eddie Izzard co-wrote and stars both Izzard and Judi Dench. Jones’ latest project, “The Almond and the Seahorse,” also represents his directorial feature debut. Jones co-wrote the film, which is about two couples dealing with traumatic brain injuries, with Kaite O’Reilly (on whose play it is based) and co-directs with Tom Stern (“Changeling”). He also stars in it alongside Charlotte Gainsbourg (“Melancholia”), Trine Dyrholm (“Queen of Hearts”), Meera Syal (“Yesterday”) and Rebel Wilson (“Pitch Perfect”). The film, which premieres at the Zurich Film Festival on Monday evening (Sept. 26) also represents a significant first for Wilson as it is the first time she appears in a dramatic role.
Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power star Ismael Cruz Córdova has united with original Lord Of The Rings film trilogy star Orlando Bloom for a selfie.The pair, who play Elves Arondir and Legolas respectively in the Tolkien universe, came together with a message of solidarity, Bloom sharing a picture on Instagram with the word “mellon” – the Elvish word for “friend”.Replying in the comments, Córdova wrote: “Big love mellon”.A post shared by Orlando Bloom (@orlandobloom)The post comes after a few of the original trilogy stars – namely Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Sean Astin – showed solidarity with the new show’s cast against racist abuse targeted at the series’ diverse actors. The former three were shown wearing T-shirts with elf ears in varying skin tones, and elf tongue translated as “you are all welcome here.” Astin shared a post wearing a hat with the same.The cast of the show has also condemned the “the relentless racism, threats, harassment and abuse” received, and have highlighted the “fellowship” inherent in Tolkien’s universe, noting that “Middle-earth is not all white” and that “BIPOC belong in Middle-earth and are here to stay.”“Tolkien created a world which, by definition, is multi-cultural.
Orlando Bloom is in full support of Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series, and its cast.
Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power star Cynthia Addai-Robinson has responded to racist abuse levelled at the series and its cast.The show and its actors have condemned “the relentless racism, threats, harassment and abuse” levelled at the series’ actors in recent days in regards to its diverse cast.Speaking to NME about her role as Queen Regent Míriel in the Amazon Prime Video show, Addai-Robinson addressed the trolls who have been “review-bombing” the series and targeting the show’s POC actors.“I would engage a healthy debate on a topic that I felt was coming from a place of respect and intelligence,” she said.“I do not engage with that other thing; that toxic thing. And in fact, I would never consider them to be fans.
cast isn't going to tolerate intolerance. Many of the core castmembers from the Oscar-winning trilogy are standing up in support for the cast of, who have faced a slew of hateful comments from online trolls.Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd and Sean Astin — who starred in the original trilogy as the core group of hobbits who risk life and limb in their heroic quest — took to Instagram to share a message of support for the new stars, and for BIPOC fans.The show has received some pushback for its racially diverse cast, specifically for casting actors of color to play dwarves, elves and hobbits in the Amazon Prime Video series.In a show of solidarity, Wood, Monaghan, Boyd and Astin shared photos of themselves in shirts and hats with elven script that reads «All You Are All Welcome Here» and features the drawn images of pointed ears in a spectrum of skin tones and colors.You Are All Welcome Here @LOTRonPrime@DonMarshall72#RingsOfPowerhttps://t.co/8txOhlHa2fpic.twitter.com/nWytILT0zGYou are all welcome here.#RingsOfPower@LOTRonPrime#MiddleEarth#Samwise@ElijahWood@BillyBoydActor@DomsWildThings@DonMarshall72https://t.co/w2tdZ4nFwNpic.twitter.com/f4RsBKE9anMeanwhile, the series' official Twitter account shared a message of unity as well, posting, «We, the cast of, stand together in absolute solidarity and against the relentless racism, threats, harassment, and abuse some of our castmates of color are being subjected to on a daily basis.
The debut of the first two episodes of Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power last week has brought some racist trolls out of the woodwork... leading to some original Lord of the Rings movie trilogy stars to speak out.Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd took to social media on Wednesday, showcasing new hats and t-shirts with a powerful message written in the Elvish language Neo-Sindarin, which translates to, 'You Are All Welcome Here.'The shirts, hats and other merchandise were created by Don Marshall, the self-dubbed, 'Obscure Lord of the Rings Facts Guy' who has nearly 600K followers on TikTok, which are currently available on his official website.
The cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has released a statement to condemn the racism the castmates of color have been subjected to.
Adam B. Vary Senior Entertainment Writer The cast of the Amazon Prime Video series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” released a pointed statement on Wednesday condemning “the relentless racism, threats, harassment, and abuse some of our castmates of color are being subjected to on a daily basis.” The message comes after months of epithets and smears surrounding the decision by executive producers and showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay to populate J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth — including humans, elves, dwarfs and harfoots (e.g., earlier versions of hobbits) — with actors of color. “Tolkien created a world which, by definition, is multi-cultural,” reads the statement. “A world in which free peoples from, different races and cultures join together, in fellowship, to defeat the forces of evil. ‘Rings of Power’ reflects that. Our world has never been all white, fantasy has never been all white, Middle-earth is not all white.”
The original stars of The Lord of the Rings film series by Peter Jackson are coming together to plead for inclusivity amid a racist backlash against the series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Some viewers have expressed their discontent over the casting of people of color for the series as they believe it goes against the source material created by author J. R. R. Tolkien.
Zack Sharf “The Lord of the Rings” cast members Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan banded together on social media to support the diverse casting in Amazon’s new series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” The series, which launched its first two episodes on Sept. 2 to critical acclaim and 25 million global viewers, has been come under fire by racist fans upset by the casting of actors of color in prominent roles. Wood, Boyd and Monaghan posed for a photo wearing t-shirts that features the ears of Middle Earth creatures in various skin tones. “You are all welcome,” Wood’s caption reads. The message is clear: Elijah Wood, Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan stand by Middle-Earth welcoming diversity just as “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” depicts. Wood included a link to an online store where fans can purchase their own t-shirts with the design on it. The store is also selling a sweatshirt and more clothing items with the same graphic. The shirt as seen in the photo is selling for $22.00. Per the online shop: “50% of all proceeds will go to a charity that support POC.”
Genre television couldn’t be more popular right now, and Showtime‘s post-trauma wilderness mystery series “Yellowjackets” is building a major audience alongside potential Emmys prestige as well. Director Karyn Kusama (“Destroyer“) helmed the show’s pilot and is an executive producer, and the series has landed some interesting new additions to the cast for season two.
Elijah Wood is the latest actor to join season 2. Showtime revealed the newest cast member will have “a season-long guest arc” as Walter, when the Emmy-nominated drama returns with new episodes.
More intriguing casting news for season 2 of Yellowjackets: Showtime announced today that Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) is joining the Emmy-nominated drama.
EXCLUSIVE: A 1980s pop culture mainstay is plotting a comeback. AMC Networks is developing a Max Headroom drama series reboot, with Matt Frewer set to reprise his role as the world’s first artificial intelligence TV personality. Halt and Catch Fire co-creator Christopher Cantwell is writing the adaptation and is attached as showrunner for the project, which is produced by Elijah Wood and Daniel Noah’s SpectreVision and All3Media.
Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Lawrence, Sigourney Weaver, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Bacon, Elijah Wood, Clint Eastwood, Kylie Minogue, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton. Despite not being quite as high profile as the likes of Cannes, Venice or Sundance, Edinburgh can boast to be the world's oldest continually running film festival.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1-9) will open this Friday with Italian director Paolo Genovese’s relationship drama Superheroes and close with George Miller’s Cannes title Three Thousand Years of Longing, it has revealed in a final pre-kick-off announcement.
The Lord of the Rings fellowship – well, part of it – reconvened for another meeting this weekend to celebrate 20 years since the second film in the famous trilogy was released. Actors Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd– who played hobbits Frodo Baggins, Samwise Gamgee, Merry Brandybuck and Pippin Took – enjoyed a night out which concluded with some seriously delicious-looking desserts. Lost star Dominic, 45, shared a heart-warming snap of the group as they posted around a dining table.
Coronation Street newcomer Phill Whittaker arrived onto the cobbles last summer. The character was at the centre of one of the ITV soap's juicy storylines, as he was introduced as Fiz Stape's new love interest after her long-term relationship with Tyrone Dobbs broke down following his affair with Alina Pop.
Laverne Cox sure knew how to light up the red carpet at the 2022 Oscars on Sunday afternoon.The Orange is The New Black star wore a dramatic strapless black gown with her hair up in a bun that made her look like Audrey Hepburn.The 94th annual Academy Awards are taking place at the Dolby Theater with hosts Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina King. That glow:Laverne Cox sure knew how to light up the red carpet at the 2022 Oscars on SundayThe day beforeCox said she felt 'like she [was] somebody' when she was in the same nightclub as Leonardo DiCaprio.The 49-year-old star worked as a waitress when she first moved to New York in a bid to kickstart her acting career but she loved the buzz of knowing she could go out somewhere and be in close proximity to some of the biggest names in showbiz at the time.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds will be matching up to $1million (£745,711) in donations to the United Nations Refugee Agency as Russia’s attack on Ukraine intensifies. President Vladimir Putin declared war against Ukraine around 5am local time on Thursday, ordering troops into the neighboring country in a three-pronged invasion from the north, east, and south, appearing to target the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Kherson.
Gabrielle Union, 49, and other celebrities called out Texas Governor Greg Abbott, 64, for a direction he gave to the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services, ordering them to investigate the parents of transgender children who have received gender-affirming surgeries as potential cases of child abuse. The actress and other stars slammed the governor’s decision as “dangerous” for the LGBTQ+ community.
Congratulations are in order for James Gunn and “Peacemaker” star Jennifer Holland.
“Lord of the Rings” fans are getting a brand new look at the hotly anticipated TV series.
Harry Potter actor is set to play the musician and actor in WEIRD: The Weird Al Yankovic Story on Roku. Production will begin in February.WEIRD promises to follow Yankovic’s life “from his rise to fame in the music industry to his celebrity love affairs”, according to a press release.“When my last movie UHF came out in 1989, I made a solemn vow to my fans that I would release a major motion picture every 33 years, like clockwork.
Lord of the Rings trilogy is certainly in this category, with the starring cast synonymous with their roles. That includes Elijah Wood, who recently compared his Frodo fame to Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford in Star Wars.
Lord of the Rings series, The Fellowship of the Ring, came out 20 years ago, it began an iconic journey into JRR Tolkien’s world that changed the course of cinematic history.Half a century after the book first introduced the characters, both longtime fans and newcomers were able to lose themselves in Middle-Earth on the big screen, becoming absorbed by the tale of a young hobbit from the Shire and his companions.The doe-eyed Elijah Wood led the cast as Frodo Baggins, setting off on a dangerous
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