“BattleBots” just aired its thrilling, flame thrower-filled, metal shrapnel-rich finale on Sunday and pronounced Bite Force its champion, but that doesn’t mean the competition show is finished — not by a mile.The show did pretty well for ABC. It averaged 4.6 million viewers and saw increases in both viewers and the advertiser-coveted 18 to 49-year-old demographic over the past two weeks.”We don’t know about Season 2 and I don’t want to jinx it,” “BattleBots” co-founder and executive producer Greg Munson told Business Insider of the chances for renewal. “But, if you look at the Magic 8-Ball, it would say, ‘All signs point to yes.'””BattleBots” producers are definitely looking forward and feeling confident that ABC will renew the series for a second season (seventh if you count the five seasons it ran on Comedy Central from 2000 to 2002). And they’ve definitely given some thought as to what they’d like to do similarly and what they’d like to change up.
Curtis Jackson, otherwise known as the rapper 50 Cent, acknowledged in open court this month that he literally threw money away during a visit to a strip club right after he filed his bankruptcy petition.50 Cent’s bankruptcy came after he lost two high-stakes lawsuits, including one filed by a woman whose sex tape he published on the internet. Lawyers for that woman, Lastonia Leviston, have publicly suggested that 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy just because he doesn’t want to pay up — not because he’s really broke.In Manhattan civil court earlier this month, Leviston’s lawyer grilled 50 Cent on his
Over the last year, the reports about Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual assaults have been relentless. Just last week, the New York Times released a bombshell court deposition revealing how Cosby used sedative drugs in his sexual pursuit of young women. In total, more than 40 women have come forward to accuse Cosby of sexual assault. Add another story to the list.On Sunday night, New York Magazine released a stunning cover story, collecting the accounts of 35 of Cosby’s accusers to paint a picture of Cosby as an unrepentant, manipulative sexual predator. The cover image is particularly striking. It features all 35 women seated in a row, with an empty 36th chair for the victims that have yet to come forward.
ATLANTA (AP) — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own.Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by the achievements and demons of others before she could begin to figure out who she was.Her demise was the most awful inheritance of all.Bobbi Kristina died on Sunday, about 7 months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband. She was 22-years-old.”Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months,” Kristen Foster, a representative for the Houston family said Sunday.Police said she was found Jan. 31 in the suburban Atlanta townhome she shared with Gordon. A police report described it as a “drowning.”
It seemed like a home run for Adam Sandler. The trailer for “Pixels” came out in March and broke Sony’s record for the most-viewed trailer in its first 24 hours ever.Adapted from a two-and-a-half minute short film with the same title, “Pixels” is about classic video games from the 1980s being controlled by aliens who want to take over Earth. And only the games’ best players (played by Sandler, Kevin James, Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad) can stop them.This premise seemed perfect for Sander’s brand of comedy (his production company Happy Madison is behind the film). But it turns out even silly 8-bit characters from the past can’t revive the former SNL star’s career.“Pixels” has a 19% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and it’s shaping up to become Sandler’s latest box office bomb.
Cara Delevingne has been one of the biggest models for years now. She has garnered fame and a massive social media following, with nearly 16 million Instagram followers and 3.1 million Twitter followers. Now, she is her leap to Hollywood. Her first major leading role is in “Paper Towns,” which was released in theaters Friday.Prior to “Paper Towns,”Delevingne had roles in smaller films like” The Face of an Angel” and “Anna Karenina,” as well as some other short films and music videos. She has already been cast in six more roles over the next two years, including as a main part of the cast for the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” in 2016.Delevingne will turn 23 next month, but she already has accomplished more than some ever do. Learn about how she got to where she is now.
“Fables” is a comic book that crept up on me, one that I didn’t know I loved until it was too late and I was 60 issues in and the story broke my heart. Years ago, someone handed me a copy of the first volume, subtitled “Legends in Exile,” and insisted that I read it. It’s hard not to read “Fables” once it’s in front of you — the series is about characters from fairy tales of yore secretly living among us, and the volume that introduces them is a murder mystery where the Big Bad Wolf has reformed, taken human shape, and is a detective investigating the violent death of Snow White’s sister Rose Red. That’s a pretty good hook. Then you meet the rest of the fairy tale characters, and see how they live once happily ever after is over and done with, and it’s fascinating. Prince Charming is an unrepentant womanizer, Cinderella pretends to be an airheaded narcissist but is secretly a deadly superspy, and Goldilocks is straight-up homicidal — the list goes on.There’s also Boy Blue, Flycatcher the Prince who was once a frog, and a little girl named Therese but you need to read their stories yourself. Those are the ones that broke my heart, and would probably do the same to yours, too.
If you’ve been waiting to hear something, anything about the upcoming Green Lantern movie, the update you’ve been craving is finally here. Kicking off the DC portion of the Warner Bros. panel, the studio announced the official title of the reboot and released the first official details on what to expect. First things first, the Green Lantern movie will be called Green Lantern Corps. And you know what that means, right? There will be multiple Lanterns! The big Hall H panel on Saturday morning began with a comic reel highlighting the history of DC Comics and their relationship to the movies, and it was here that the WB dropped this massive bomb on us all. Tyrese Gibson has been teasing a role in the film on his Instagram account, posting fan-made images to his page and hinting at meetings with the studio. Meanwhile, Chris Pine is reportedly up for a DC Comics movie role, as well. At first it was thought he’d be playing the main male role in the Wonder Woman film, but intel changed to suggest he could be showing up as a Lantern instead. With this new information about the Lantern Corps, both are possible.
The second “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” trailer debuted at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, and it was absolutely jam-packed. Clocking in at nearly three and a half minutes, the trailer gives us our first look at the plot of the film alongside a plethora of Easter eggs and glimpses at what the wider DC Universe will look like in the movie.
They’re addressing one of fans’ biggest issues with “Man of Steel.”
A big problem a lot of fans had was the widespread destruction in the big finale to “Man of Steel.” The movie sort of acted like it was no big deal. “Batman v Superman” looks like it’s going to take this head on, revealing that Bruce Wayne was at the scene, and he’s very, very angry.
During the “Hannibal” panel at Comic-Con Saturday afternoon, showrunner Bryan Fuller divulged that the recently cancelled NBC series could have had a second life on Amazon. Amazon “would like to have done it,” Fuller said to a room full of Fannibals, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fuller expressed that it wouldn’t have worked out though because the streaming platform wanted them to rush to put together the next season. “[They] wanted to do it very quickly and I wanted to be able to get all the scripts in advance before we started shooting a fourth season and their desire to put it out immediately was impossible for us to do,” said Fuller. Netflix couldn’t pick up the show due to Amazon’s streaming deal for the series. Fuller confirmed that during the panel.