Don’t worry, Sansa, Ramsay has already fallen for you so you might be able to avoid being physically and emotionally tormented by another man you don’t want to marry.
If you aren't on #TeamStannis by the end of this episode you need to check yourself. After hearing Stannis' wife complain some more about giving him a scarred daughter, we see Princess Shireen visit her father out of boredom. Instead of Stannis shooing her away, he regales her with a story about how she caught the greyscale from a poisoned doll.
Instead of sending her off to die, Stannis demands every maester and healer he can find to save his daughter. He may be cold and cruel to his enemies (and his friends, too) but he's the rightful heir to the throne and no one could ever doubt his love for his daughter.
Elsewhere at Castle Black, Melisandre really wants another creepy smoke baby, and wants Jon Snow to be the father. She wastes no time showing Jon what she wants (and what's under her robe), leaving Jon speechless and probably confused. Jon confesses he still loves Ygritte and we all swoon and awww because he's just so darn noble.
Melisandre leaves with "You know nothing, Jon Snow," and we all scream. …
The Kardashian silence finally makes (dollars and) sense.
E! on Monday announced a two-part special of Keeping Up With the Kardashians: About Bruce will air May 17 and 18. Family including Kris Jenner, Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and more will discuss their personal reactions to Jenner, who came out in a recent Diane Sawyer interview as a transgender woman. According to E!, the special will “take an earnest look at the family’s struggle to process their own feelings as they work through hearing from Bruce directly about finally living life as the person he’s always known himself to be.”
The newborn baby princess, born to parents Kate Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, is carried in a car seat by her father from The Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital, in London Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana it was announced on Monday May 4. (John Stillwell/Pool via AP, File)
Now that the palace has released the name of the newest royal baby, Twitter is predictably alive with jokesters. Meanwhile, sources report the princess appears laid back and unfazed. No comment yet from Prince George.
Some of this morning's Twitter action:
So the royal baby will be called Charlotte. Not Princess Consuela Banana Hammock. I for one feel let down.
The whole concept of royalty is ridiculous, he scoffed re: the royal baby, while watching Bush and Clinton gear up for 2016
As is typical with Mad Men seasons, the first few episodes of this final huzzah were a mild disappointment, last week’s mid-point episode proved an exciting turning point, and now the show looks poised to get better and better from here till the end. Sunday’s “Lost Horizon” is a real treat, funny yet meaningful, poignant yet exciting, taking time to move the plot forward while indulging in things like Mad Men’s Most GIF-able Moment.
That would be, of course, Peggy’s eventual entrance into the McCann-Erickson offices, when she strolls in with sunglasses on and a cigarette dangling from her mouth. It’s hands down the coolest Peggy has ever looked on the show, a strong, confident moment for the former mousy secretary that points to a satisfying ending for Mad Men’s co-lead.
Britain's Prince William, left, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, hold their newborn daughter as they as they leave St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Duchess gave birth to the Princess on Saturday morning. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Rudy and Helena have a lot of chemistry, but you better watch out, Scarface. These Castor boys are no match against the "seestras." BBC America
Time didn't move all that fast this episode, but we got some interesting reveals in the plot. One thing I love about the writing on this show is when the characters learn about things we the viewers already know, but may have forgotten, such as when Sarah learned that Helena's eggs were harvested and implanted in Gracie and her (Kira's going to have some weird cousins). But I'm well aware that the original Castor genetic material is super important, just like the Leda DNA will help cure Cosima. Can we just skip ahead a bit, because this plot seems very familiar. So let's talk about some new stuff:
Saddest honeymoon ever: I'm glad Gracie got some more airtime. That actress, with her sad Bambi eyes, is really committing to this role. However, Gracie and Mark's story just wasn't all that compelling. We learn that Mark officially had ties to Project Castor, and he was sent to infiltrate the Prolethean group to retreive "sensitive material" from Henrik. But the best scene in this storyline is when Sarah finds Gracie alone in a diner and reveals who Mark is. …
Caitlin E. O'Conner, Times Entertainment News Editor
Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:46pm
David Duchovny as a detective in Aquarius.
Your latest outlet for binge-watching is ... NBC?
After the May 28 broadcast premiere, NBC is plopping all 13 episodes of Aquarius starring David Duchovny on its website, app and video-on-demand the network announced Thursday. The episodes will continue to air weekly on TV, but they'll be online for four weeks, giving you plenty of time to beat out the old-school network airing.
Mr. Jerry Seinfeld himself helped announce the deal Wednesday at Hulu's Digital Content NewFront presentation and, yada yada yada, all nine seasons of the show, which originally ran from 1989(!)-1998 on NBC, will be on Hulu in June.
"That people will only watch television like this in the future is so obvious,” Seinfeld said on Wednesday, which makes sense, given that his most consistent media output these days is the web-only series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Fun facts: Seinfeld turns 61 today (HBD, Jer) and comes to St. Pete tomorrow and Friday for sold-out shows at the Mahaffey Theater.
Another day, another Amy Schumer sketch brilliantly skewering rampant Hollywood sexism. The Comedy Central comedian (who's been on a serious roll lately) released a video on Tuesday's episode of her Inside Amy Schumer show poking fun at boy band One Direction's makeup-shaming lines in their massive hit That's What Makes You Beautiful.
In her song, Girl, You Don't Need Makeup, a group of boy banders sing to her about how she doesn't need all the makeup she's wearing because she's beautiful without it. That is, until she takes it all off, and not in a "I'm still wearing makeup but it just looks natural" Hollywood way, but in an actual "This is my bare face" way. At that point, the boys backtrack: "Hold up girl we spoke too soon ... we kinda changed our mind on the makeup thing."
Ah, unrealistic beauty standards. Don't ever let anyone tell you you're not a thing. Watch the video below.
That's right, Timberfans. Get ready to be bombarded with pictures of Justin Timberlake, and excerpts from *NSync's 2000 song, It's Gonna Be Me.
The song is 15 years old (yikes!). But thanks to Justin's harsh inflection on the word "me"and the annual recurrence of the month of May, the song has lived on well past its prime. We here at The Feed want you to be ready tomorrow with the best Justin Timberlake memes, scoured from the dark corners of the internet.
Like that overhyped, underwhelming Unauthorized Saved By the Bell movie, did you? Well, then you’ll be happy to read that Lifetime is dipping into the same overplayed well of nostalgia to create the Unauthorized Full House Story (working title).
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Full House Story will detail the rise of the cast — love of my life John Stamos, and also Bob Saget and the Olsen twins — telling the story of how they balanced all that on-screen happiness with their off-screen realities. And naturally, the story would be nothing without delving into the super-strong, family-like bond that the cast developed and will never stop talking about, ever. Ever.
Casting starts ASAP, so now’s your chance to be a part of something that's desperate to be part of something great.
A cup and saucer, part of the new Obama state china service, feature a fluted band of "Kailua Blue" framed by a textured gold rim, is seen during a preview ahead of Tuesday's State Dinner hosted by President Barack Obama for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Monday, April 27, 2015, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
In case you were feeling smug about that set you nabbed from your Macy's wedding registry, the Obamas have us all beat. Bye, basics.
The White House today unveiled the new Obama State China. According to whitehouse.gov, "The First Lady chose a blue inspired by the waters off the President’s home state of Hawaii, calling it 'Kailua Blue.'" It's a mix of historic, traditional and modern, designed to work with food of this decade (no sun dried tomatoes or parsley bombs, we guess). Also -- hold onto your hats -- THERE'S A TUREEN. The First Lady has been working with staff to design it since 2011.
The set, according to the White House, has eleven-piece settings for 320 people and was made in Illinois (the Obamas' home state) by Pickard China of Antioch.
See the backstory behind the China, and watch President Obama scope it out while clutching a latte (or something) in a decidedly more blasé travel mug. He gets the feels when he hears the name of the color blue used.
Three episodes into season five and things in Westeros have been, well, surprising. Sansa and Tyrion remain possibly the two unluckiest characters. Fan favorite Jon Snow (that’s Lord Commander to you) lays down the law and shows everyone at Castle Black who’s boss. Apparently he knows some things.
From the High Septon’s naked whipping in the streets of Kings Landing (not to mention his apparent fetish for the New Gods), to Arya’s continuous sweeping of the dark at the House of Black and White -- religion was a big theme.
The exchange between Cersei and the High Sparrow was interesting, though I still don’t fully understand what the Sparrows want. Cousin Lancel reminds me of the albino monk from the Da Vinci Code.
Back in episode two, King Stannis offered to make Jon Snow a Stark! It's all he ever wanted! Of course, Jon refused, but minutes later was elected the newest Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. In your face, Alliser Thorne. He surprised us all when he executed Lord Janos for refusing his command. Jon: "Lord Janos, you’re going to be in charge over here." Janos: "I don’t wanna." Jon: "Too bad, that’s a command." Janos: "I refuse." Jon: "Off with his head!" …
By Michelle Stark and Sean Daly, Times staff writers
Monday, April 27, 2015 10:11am
Sean and Michelle are back this week to talk Sunday night's episode of Mad Men, the fourth in this final seven-episode run, which means we're just three hours away from this show ending for good. Episodes like "Time and Life," a gorgeously shot, richly acted escapade, makes us realize just how much we're going to miss it.
Michelle: Ah, thank goodness, after a couple weeks of morose subtleties and new characters, we get a shenanigans episode that's all about our main men and women. And, man, this ep was a whole lot of fun, albeit one that's dripping with deja vu. That's intentional, as Season 7, Part 2 seems to be all about how the same old tricks that worked before - particularly for Don, but really for all of our characters - don't work now. I couldn't help but think of that second-time-around syndrome during this episode, in which the partners at SC&P connive to keep their business afloat after McCann-Erickson decides to dissolve it (it's the classic NYC problem: their rent's too high!). The partners' plan feels way too convenient from the start, down to the easy laughter at Pete's Secor Laxatives joke set-up. Heck, at one point, Roger even tells Ken, "We've done this before." …
The face starring in my (and Kira's) nightmares. Ari Millen, you're one creepy dude. RIP Mustache. BBC America
Orphan Black's strength has always been Tatiana Maslany. And there just wasn't enough of her this episode. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of expanding this world with new clones, but I hate that we're taking away airtime from Maslany. This season's success will rely heavily on Ari Millen's ability to match Maslany's exquisite skills. So far, his clones all seem a little too similar. But maybe that's because they were "raised" self-aware, and built with severe defects. Let's talk about some of this episode's highlights:
Cold open: Mustache (Seth) and Scarface (Rudy) are back to their rapey hijinks with another saucy little lady. Luckily, they let her go, and we later find out that one of the clones pulled out a piece of her hair and kept it. Their mission is track down the original tissue samples, so I'm not sure what this lady's hair has to do with it. …
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