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Chris Pratt Will Return To TV For An Amazon Action-Thriller That’s Filled With Intrigue

Last week, Chris Pratt became the surprise MVP of the Parks And Recreation reunion special, he’s officially planning to return to TV. This will be his first small-screen role since he wrapped his seven-season run on the NBC show, following four years on The WB’s Everwood series. Although last week’s dueling Andy Dwyer alter-egos reminded everyone that Pratt’s still very funny, he’s preparing to head back into action mode again for Amazon. Given his success in the MCU and the Jurassic World movies, audiences should be pleased to see this development.

Hollywood Reporter reveals that Amazon won a highly-contested bidding battle for The Terminal List, which is (ideally) geared toward multiple seasons and will be based on Jack Carr’s bestselling 2018 novel of the same name. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Magnificent Seven with Pratt) will direct and executive produce along with Pratt, who will portray a Navy SEAL. Everything won’t be as it seems when one of his character’s missions gets ambushed, and this is very much an action thriller filled with shadowy forces and conspiracies. Here’s a synopsis-like description of the project:

The Terminal List follows James Reece (Pratt) after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life but the lives of those he loves.

Notably, the show will aim for authenticity with a writing staff “where half” of those penning the scripts are veterans or hail from a military family. And considering that Amazon’s Jack Ryan (based upon works by Tom Clancy) has fared well with John Krasinski playing a former Marine who must confront a shadowy conspiracy, there’s certainly an audience for The Terminal List. Pratt’s star power will only bring more appeal, even if he might not be able to let loose with any humor here. Still, even a very serious Pratt means pleasant news on the TV front.

(Via Hollywood Reporter)

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Donald Trump Didn’t Wear A Face Mask During A Factory Tour And Workers Played ‘Live And Let Die’

On Tuesday, Donald Trump paid a visit to a Honeywell factory in Phoenix, Arizona, where N95 face masks were being produced for the federal government. While being shown around the facility, the president and those with him wore safety glasses, but opted not to wear face masks.

Perhaps coincidentally (or perhaps not), Guns N’ Roses’ cover of Wings’ “Live And Let Die,” the theme song of the James Bond movie of the same name, played loudly over speakers in the factory. The song was being played so loudly, in fact, that the president and those with whom he was speaking are hard to hear in videos from the factory tour.

CNBC noted that a sign at the factory said it was mandatory for everybody to wear a mask inside. They also report, however, that a White House official said Honeywell did not require Trump to wear a mask. Before the visit, Trump told reporters, “I haven’t decided because I don’t know is it a — if it’s a mask environment, I would certainly do that. I’ll know when I get there. But I would wear it. If it’s a mask environment, I would have no problem.”

Following the tour, Trump said, “Moments ago, we saw the brand-new production lines where you’re making high quality n95 respirators. They are made to perfection. There’s no bad masks, like various countries have been sending, bad masks from other places. Nothing like that at Honeywell. Respirators are there to protect our heroic doctors and nurses as they fight the unseen enemy. More than 150 Honeywell employees are working around the clock, three shifts a day, six days a week.”

Neither Guns N’ Roses nor Paul McCartney have offered a public response to the song’s appearance, but one would have to imagine they would enjoy hearing the news.

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‘Verzuz’ Fans Roast Florida Rapper Khia For Challenging Trina To A Livestream Battle

As the buzz for the Verzuz hits battle series on Instagram Live increases, fans and stars alike have proposed matchups ranging from Ja Rule vs. 50 Cent to French Montana vs. Kendrick Lamar, with some fans clamoring for even more long-brewing rivalries and interesting matchups to play out on the livestream. However, it appears unlikely that the latest artist to issue a challenge to a rival rapper will get much of a chance after fans scoffed at the suggestion she made on her own Instagram Live.

Florida rappers Khia and Trina have never really gotten along. Whether it’s due to personal issues or the Highlander-like attitude of the 2000s that only one woman could reign at any given time, the pair have traded shots throughout the last two decades, but never really figured out how to resolve whatever caused their beef in the first place. Khia came up with what she thought might be a perfect solution: Take it to Instagram and let the fans decide.

However, once fans on Twitter got hold of the above video, her suggestions became a standing invite for a free-for-all roast session focusing on the fact that, aside from one track that really blew up around the turn of the millennium (“My Neck, My Back (Lick It)”), she really doesn’t have enough hits to make a hit battle worth the investment for her opponent.

While Khia certainly had her supporters — mainly hailing from The Sunshine State like the two rappers — Mannie Fresh already proved that relying on regional hits during one of these things is no way to keep fans entertained during a livestream. As T-Pain put during his trade-off with Lil Jon, “It’s a party, Jonathan” — there may not be any “winners,” per se, but if fans don’t know the songs, they won’t stick around with so many other streaming options available. In Khia’s case especially, her own biggest hit has since been co-opted by Gen Z favorite Saweetie, who turned Khia’s raunchy hit into a more family-friendly party anthem with “Icy Grl.”

Check out more responses from fans on Twitter here.

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Kristin Cavallari Was Asked For Marriage Advice Two Months Before Splitting From Jay Cutler

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The ‘Killing Eve’ Kill Of The Week: The Pitchfork Surprise

Killing Eve has found increasingly inventive, often brutal ways to dispatch beloved characters, but this week’s episode makes stabbing MI6 agents in the club, and spearing bodies like you’d poke holes in the plastic film over a TV dinner before popping it into the microwave, look like mere child’s play.

“Still Got It” gives us another two-for-one murder special, and while watching Villanelle play a game with her prey before suffocating a poor widow with a hose from her own greenhouse was a delightful romp — or as delightful and premeditated murder can be — award for most memorable attack goes to her mentor, Dasha (Dame Harriet Walter).

Let’s revisit one of the bloodiest kills of the season so far.

The Pitchfork Surprise

Here’s Niko (Owen McDonnell), Eve’s estranged husband, at the beginning of the episode. He’s in Poland, delivering bread to village women, filling up his social calendar, and taking generic nature selfies. He’s the Eastern European version of a basic white b*tch, and honestly, good for him. He’s escaped the insanity of his wife’s job and relationship with a psychotic assassin, and he seems to have gotten a handle on his PTSD over Gemma’s death last season. Niko is experiencing what we in the biz call “growth.”

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Which means that Niko is not long for this world.

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No spoilers dammit!

Cut to Villanelle. She’s baking cakes, still hung up on her sexually-charged encounter with Eve on London’s public transit system. Dasha tries to curb her obsessive tendencies when it comes to the former MI6 agent by teasing a meeting with the Twelve. Looks like someone might be getting a promotion.

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Or not. It seems a secret international organization of highly trained assassins and ex-government agents isn’t too forgiving when one of their own goes off-book, which is exactly what Villanelle did with that whole “Smell me, Eve” bit. Even the scent of a Roman gladiator can’t protect her, or Dasha, from their ire. A representative for the Twelve comes to warn Dasha that her dream of returning to Mother Russia won’t happen if she can’t temper her protege’s more dangerous impulses, suggesting that Dasha drive a wedge between the two women in an imaginative way.

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She also comments on Dasha’s hat hair and insults Eve’s proclivity for turtlenecks so really, f*ck this woman.

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Still, while Villanelle’s doing a job as a favor to Konstantin in exchange for information on her family, Dasha is jetting off to Poland to put her master plan into action. She stalks Niko, pretending to be an elderly village woman who enjoys pub culture in order to steal his phone and text Eve his whereabouts. For a moment, it looks like Dasha might be planning to kill Eve, despite the Twelve ordering her not to.

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But no, she’s got something even crueler in mind. As Eve prepares to reunite with Niko, Dasha spears his neck like a stalk of cooked broccoli with a pitchfork. Her timing? Impeccable.

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She also leaves a note, a calling card meant more for Villanelle than Eve herself.

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The line harks back to a conversation the two female assassins had earlier this season about their respective legacies.

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We’re left with a broken Eve, still in shock over witnessing her husband’s grisly murder, but we’re also left with plenty of questions. It seems strange that Dasha would leave a clue for Villanelle, linking her to Niko’s murder. Perhaps she intended for Eve to believe Villanelle is the one who sent her husband to his grave, but it’s unlikely that plan would work once Eve recovers from her emotional breakdown over Niko’s death. Eve knows Villanelle, her style of killing, her handwriting. She also knows Villanelle has had plenty of chances to off her husband and she chose not to because Villanelle has assumed Eve would never forgive her for that.

So, if this kill doesn’t drive a wedge between the two, but instead, pits Dasha against Villanelle … what was the point? Perhaps Dasha, knowing how fickle the Twelve have been when it comes to her retirement, plans to unite Eve and Villanelle together against the group so that she’ll finally be free of them? Or maybe her ego just got the best of her and she’s inadvertently signed her own death warrant. Who knows?

BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’ airs on Sundays at 9:00 PM EST with simulcasting on AMC.

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Ryan Reynolds Shares The Secret To Making Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Break During A Scene

It doesn’t matter if production is shut down and the scheduled release date of November 13 will have to be pushed back, Red Notice is still “the only movie that matters.” The action-thriller stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as “the world’s greatest tracker,” who is after “the world’s greatest art thief,” played by Gal Gadot. Ryan Reynolds is in the movie, too, as “the world’s greatest con-man.” Everyone in the movie is the world’s greatest something, therefore, Red Notice will be the world’s greatest movie. That’s just science.

Reynolds dropped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday to discuss the Netflix movie, which he joked would have been finished by now, “if we didn’t spend 90 percent of the time d*cking around laughing. I’ve known Dwayne for like 15 years, so we spend most of our time together trying to make each other laugh, which is a really irresponsible thing to do with [Netflix’s] money.” What’s the key to making Johnson break during a scene?

“I think one of the reasons I’ve been friends with him for a long time is that he really laughs at himself,” the Deadpool star explained to host Jimmy Fallon. “So if you just parrot back his thing that he’s doing in the movie, like if his line is, ‘I’m special agent John Harvey of the FBI,’ and if you parrot it back just 27 percent faster with a swear word, like, ‘I’m special agent John Harvey of the FBI, motherf*cker,’ he just… he’s gone. He leaves the room and he never comes back.” It helps if you do a terrible, gravely-voiced impression of the Rock while dropping the “motherf*cker.”

Watch the rest of Reynolds’ interview with Fallon above.

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Young Thug Recorded His ‘Slime And B’ Mixtape In Just One Day

Less than a day after the release of Young Thug’s joint mixtape with Chris Brown, Slime & B, Thug revealed that it took him only a day to finish recording all his verses for the project. The Atlanta trap rap pioneer explained on Twitter, writing that, “I recorded all the verses in one day.”

The 14-song project was released to mixtape services and SoundCloud yesterday with almost no promotion but plenty of fanfare after both artists plugged it on their respective social channels. Fans quickly gravitated to the mixtape, which was released on Brown’s 31st birthday, causing both artists and the mixtape’s title to trend on Twitter. The project also featured appearances from veteran rappers E-40 and Too Short, Thug-associated trap rappers Gunna and Lil Duke, and Shad Da God, Hoody Baby, and Major9.

The tape was Young Thug’s second release in as many years as well as his second joint mixtape. He dropped Super Slimey in 2017 with Future and rumors have circulated that Future and Thug are working on a follow-up to that project with Gunna and Lil Baby. In the meantime, Thug released his debut album, So Much Fun, as well as a deluxe version.

Young Thug is a Warner Music artist. Uproxx is an independent subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

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The US Is Getting Its First Drive-In Concert Tour

The ongoing pandemic has changed how the entire music industry operates, most notably on the live entertainment side of things. In-person concerts are a thing of the past at the moment, but some people are looking to change that. A performer in Denmark recently held a drive-in concert, and now electronic musician Marc Rebillet is taking that concept and expanding it into a tour.

Rebillet currently has a string of seven shows lined up (mostly in Texas) for his “Drive-In Concert Tour,” which runs from June to July. Additional dates are expected to be added in the future. Fans will be able to purchase food and merch, and instead of opening acts, short films will be screened.

In a video announcing the tour, Rebillet said (with much enthusiasm), “Guys, check this out. So I know that we’re hungry for live entertainment. God knows I’m hungry to get out there and play for you, which is why I’m super f*cking pumped to announce right now the Marc Rebillet drive-in live concert tour 2020. That’s right, I am coming to drive-in movie theaters and playing motherf*cking shows, dude! Social distancing observed. My team and I have been working super, super hard to put this together quickly and ensure that it happens safely and responsibly. Man, it’s f*cking going down! I’m pumped!”

Check out Rebillet’s upcoming tour dates below.

6/11 — Charlotte, NC
6/18 — Kansas City, KS
6/20 — Tulsa, OK
6/25 — Fort Worth, TX
6/26 — Fort Worth, TX
7/02 — Houston, TX
7/03 — Houston, TX

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Jessica Simpson Clapped Back At A Former Vogue Staffer For Commenting On Her Cleavage At The 2007 Met Gala


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WWE Raw’s Viewership Decreased Again For The Money In The Bank Go-Home Show

Last week’s episode of Raw was watched by a historically low number of people, and this week’s was watched by even fewer. The May 4 edition of the WWE’s red brand, which featured a gauntlet match and AJ Styles returning from being buried alive, had the smallest live cable audience in the show’s over twenty-seven-year history.

The last episode of Raw before the 2020 Money In The Bank pay-per-view had a live cable audience of 1.81 million viewers for the first hour, 1.69 for the second, and 1.56 for the third. According to Showbuzz Daily, Raw averaged 1.69 million viewers over its three hours of programming, down from an average of 1.82 million last week. While April 28 episode of Raw drew the show’s lowest ever viewership for a non-holiday episode at the time, and the May 4 audience was even smaller than that of any holiday episode.

Like last week, Raw was still one of Monday nights highest-rated shows on cable. News programs drew many more viewers than Raw, but only Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and 90 Day Fiancé beat its first and second hours in the ratings; the third hour was also out-ranked by part of the TBS Star Wars marathon. However, Raw’s ratings with 18-49-year-old viewers were down from last week. The April 28 episode drew an on 0.51 average rating over its three hours, while May 4 drew an 0.46.