Tim Burton on Lack of Diversity in ‘Miss Peregrine’: ‘Things Either Call for Things, or They Don’t’

Tim Burton offered a vague explanation of the lack of people of color in the ensemble cast of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” the adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ best-seller of the same name that hits theaters this weekend. “Nowadays, people are talking about it more,” Burton told Bustle in response to a question about the lack of… Read more »

Louis C.K., ‘Americans’ Stars Get Silly But John Landgraf Gets Serious at Center for Communications Tribute

Quips about “television’s it boy” and “Peak Landgraf” were flying Thursday at the Center for Communications’ tribute to FX Networks’ chief John Landgraf. But the honoree injected some gravitas to the affair by reminding the audience at the Pierre hotel about the transformative power of storytelling in human history. He offered a reading suggestion to… Read more »

‘Luke Cage’ EP On Marvel Series’ Hip-Hop Pulse, The Power Of A Bulletproof Black Man & Exploding Twitter

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details about Luke Cage Season 1.
Debuting at midnight tonight on Netflix, the first season of Luke Cage brings super strength, unbreakable skin and, according to Cheo Hodari Coker, some hip-hop attitude to the small screen. “It does have a bounce, and what I mean by that is the same way that there’s a vibe that comes from Nas’ Illmatic or vibe that comes from Mob Deep’s The Infamous,” the showrunner says of Marvel‘s third series on the…

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‘Designated Survivor’ & ‘Lethal Weapon’ Post Modest Week 2 Ratings Dips, ‘Criminal Minds’ & ‘Code Black’ Return

Snapshot updated with finals: New series Week 2, all drops under -20%: Lethal Weapon (2.0, in 18-49, down -9%, adjusted up from 1.9 in the fast nationals, 7.1 million) Designated Survivor (1.8, down -18%, 7.9 million), Speechless (1.8, down -10%, 6.4 million); Returning series all down from their premieres with the exception of Blindspot, which was even with last week after upward adjustment in the finals. Fox’s Empire (3.7 in 18-49, adjusted up from 3.6, 9.6 million) is h…

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‘Nashville’ Adds Joseph David-Jones & Cameron Scoggins As Recurring For Season 5

Joseph David-Jones (Allegiant, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) and Cameron Scoggins (Hunter & Game) have been cast as recurrings on CMT’s upcoming fifth season of country music drama Nashville.
David-Jones will play Clay, a musician in his mid-20s who is destined for great things. He is a creative, self-aware, highly motivated young man who suffers intense mood swings but nonetheless is charming and outgoing. His musical style is eclectic, with modern elements but also nods to…

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‘Crisis In Six Scenes’ Review: Woody Allen’s Limp Amazon Series Is All Old Tricks

Like Richard Nixon’s bestselling 1962 book Six Crises, Woody Allan’s Crisis in Six Scenes is part stump speech, part career retrospective and a whole lot of filler. After a nearly 50-year absence from television, the September 30-launching Amazon series is a limp effort from an American icon.
In a role that he’s been playing for decades, the Manhattan director portrays Sidney J. Munsinger, an upscale suburban living ex-adman-turned-frustrated novelist who now is trying to…

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Somatic Labs to Release a Wearable Metronome That Syncs With Your Smartphone

Because, metronomes can be wearables, too, bro. Here’s something that’s sure to make sense for some people. Somatic Labs is currently offering a wearable metronome. Known as Moment, this product allows you to improve your sense of direction, augment your time perception, and stay more productive. Moment works like this: According to their Learn page, […]

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